Growth, New Name, and offerings for you in the month to come!

Wow, it’s been such a long time since I’ve written a blog!! Please know I have been plenty busy growing myself, expanding the reach of my work and offerings.
I am just finishing up my last class of my second year of advanced chakra study with renowned teacher/healer, Cyndi Dale, and also a chakra class with one of my most revered chakra teachers, Anodea Judith.
I am always deepening myself as I am committed to my own personal healing and growth which allows me to hold a very deep, sacred and safe space for your transformation.
I have also been working with a business coach, Jen Hardie for almost a year now to help me expand my business and enter the on-line world. This endeavor has, in the past, been really difficult and scary for me. However, I kept addressing my fears, limiting beliefs and blocks with my own therapist.
I am so proud of my accomplishments: creating a beautiful e-book, creating the Lit From Within FaceBook Community where I am posting each day, hosting a FB Live each week, have created and delivered three chakra webinars, wrote a chapter for a book, She is Unstoppable, am in the process of creating my first on-line chakra course. Whew! No wonder I haven’t written a blog!! LOL
I also brought myself back to mind/body dance. I realize I need to dance often. It’s a beautiful way to move, release and heal energy blocks in the system. I recently attended a 5Rhythms Workshop and realized I needed to find a space to once again offer dance. (See details) After attending that workshop, in which I danced for 3 hours, this poem came through me:
LIT FROM WITHIN
I’ve always had this passion and fire – no doubt.
My intergenerational trauma kept trying to stop it out.
It suffocated, tortured and fragmented me until I was buried in the rubble of my soul’s wreckage.
I felt like I couldn’t escape; a prisoner to my inner-turbulence and frustration……but that was not my fate.
I danced, I prayed, I wrote, I slayed one dragon after another by befriending them and spinning them into gold.
It was never about fleeing. It was about seeing – learning to feel, deal and heal.
My essence had to be excavated from all that no longer served me.
I rediscovered that passion and flame and now it is too bright to tame.
I am LIT FROM WITHIN.
There are so many new offerings this month! Please check out our Self Discovery Workshops & Events page!

Lessons from a Lawn Mower

woman working with a lawnmower I know, you’re probably wondering about that title!! I feel ya!!  Hear me out!!

I had a great day today!! My morning started with a healthy smoothie made with Flax Seed Milk, VegaOne Protein Powder and wild, organic blueberries. I went to the gym where I did 30 minutes of cardio and worked on my sexy shoulders in the weight room!! LOL

Came home, took a nice, hot bath, gave a fabulous 90-minute massage/energy work treatment, had a couple of meetings, a couple more clients; responded to emails and returned phone calls. Holy smokes this life of being an entrepreneur can be exhausting!! I wouldn’t change it for anything!!  

Had my healthy, clean dinner – lentil soup and a rice cake,  YUM!!  At this point, I was reflecting on the wonderful day I had. I mean really, I was like, “I am so in alignment, everything just flowed today.” HA! Until I decided to mow my lawn! I should have stopped at the reflection part…

When I decide to mow my lawn, I am on a mission!! I look like a complete freekin’ maniac; soooo focused on the task at hand. Well, tonight, the mower kept dying! Can I just tell you, that wonderful mood turned into me swearing at the mower, pulling on the starter like an animal and really hitting a place of anger inside of me.  Oh yeah, so much for the alignment part, right?!  Isn’t it amazing how a jovial mood can turn to shit in a minute?  At this point, I was deep breathing, praying,  still cussing at the mower in my head, instead of out loud, determined to finish this particular part of my lawn which is a field; literally. I mean really Tina…what’s the big deal if you don’t finish?

 

My anger, or any other feeling for that matter, is MY feeling. When I choose to take responsibility for it, rather than blame it on someone or something, that is where my power lies.

~Tina Walsh

I really decided to explore my anger. I mean, after all, the lawn mower was not creating it, but rather was touching it. My anger, or any other feeling for that matter, is MY feeling. When I choose to take responsibility for it, rather than blame it on someone or something, that is where my power lies. When I choose not to be a victim and take responsibility for myself and MY feelings, that is the place wherein choice lies.  I took responsibility for my anger, stopped beating up the lawn mower and myself for not being able to start it and keep it from dying, and said the amazing, magical words I learned from my teacher, Naomi Lupin-Alpert, @Hartford Family Institute/Body-Centered Psychotherapy training,  where I studied for 10 years: “I am angry and I need love.”  When we can embody our feelings and bring love to the shadow parts, that is when we are truly bringing healing to ourselves. That is a moment where the molecule of love meets the molecules of anger and transformation happens at the cellular/molecular level!  It’s not just an affirmation, it’s an embodiment…that’s what’s needed to make the shift. 

What has your lawn mower taught you lately? Please share!! Hopefully, I am not the only one!!

Keepin’ it Real…

 

Tina