Here we are–all going about our busy lives– doing our work, taking care of our families- running our businesses, and sometimes even running our bodies. Scurry here, scurry there, get this done, accomplish that, and remember that task– eat- watch a little tv and then hit the pillow to do it all again tomorrow.
And all the while the Universe- Source- God– your Inner Whisper is present– loving you and hoping you will notice her presence. What message is she lovingly wanting you to hear?
This winter has truly been a winter for me. As a coach, facilitator, and teacher– I work with clients to have amazing conversations– and sometimes I put the conversation with my Inner Self on the back burner. Not often….and then life hits. Last November, my SOUL dog Hank was diagnosed with liver cancer and I cared for and hospiced him until the end of February when I had to make the decision to let him go. His mind was sweetly still alert but his body failed and so we brought the vet and said goodbye. It has been 6 weeks since that Sunday and I never knew the waves of grief were this erratic. I didn’t realize how much of myself I gave to caring for Hank– how much anticipating his death took a toll on me…and now the emptiness of his body being gone. I’m allowing it all to unfold because either way…if I allow it or not…it still unfolds.
All this going on behind the scenes of (thankfully) a thriving coaching and viz thinking practice, a bit of work travel, and my 40th birthday.
When I first seeded the idea of a renewal retreat last year…who knew that it would be me that needed self renewal. Last week I had some crappy results come back from a routine medical exam….6 cysts and 3 are not pretty—-and clearly the Universe’s whisper became a loving NUDGE—girl…I love you…and I want YOU to love YOU. Please TAKE CARE OF YOU. It is looking like my body will be well –but the message of SELF CARE is not lost on me. And I’m sharing all this private stuff–this REAL LIFE STUFF because I don’t want it to be lost on you either.
When is the last time you checked in with your Inner Wise Self? Have you listened to your body–what it is really telling you? What messages have you been getting and possibly dismissing?
You are AMAZING and WORTHY…and you KNOW your inner wisdom has never steered you in the wrong direction. So just check in with you…see how you can take care of you.
You may already know how best to care for yourself…. and if you would like some support….I’m gathering with a small group of other people just like you and will be facilitating a guided renewal retreat….maybe one of the remaining spots is just for you. I wish i was going to this retreat for me….but this event is for you and perfectly, the universe has unfolded so that I may, as your guide, more deeply know the need and power of withdrawing from ordinary life to connect deeply with self. Here’s the link to the retreat–www.soulfullretreat.
Don’t worry. I’ve heard the messages loud and clear and I’m making some small mindful changes and I am well. I’ve scheduled my own sacred, personal time to retreat –to be the student instead of the teacher. I’ve even hired a new health coach to support me in my mindful body choices…..and look for some exciting offerings and changes as summer unfolds…
In the mean time….
Allison Crow, M.Ed., is a sought-after intuitive life and business coach, inspirational speaker, and visual facilitator. She is Chief Creative, Head Coach, and Founder of Crow Hill Conversations & Soul-Full Living, LLC.
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