A friend of mine told me recently, “You need to contact Marci Cagen. You and her are interested in the same things”. And, so, I did.
I still haven’t met her, but I will next week. She offered me the opportunity to share a yoga nidra session at her Women’s Empowerment Group. I am humbled…and EXCITED to FINALLY connect with her.
She and I are interested in the same things. I feel that each one of us knows what we need to do to heal ourselves, to guide our lives–if we can get quiet and listen to ourselves AND if we find the courage, get the support to honor our truths. When I entered into my recovery, I was stumbling and bumping around amongst the options out there. I started in the mainstream path, being as I worked at a prestigious medical institution and was immersed in the “throw a pill at it” environment.
I tried that approach and had some relief for which I am grateful for, but I knew it was wrong for me to have that be the only thing I did to get better. I knew I had to dig deeper, that there was something more that would lead me to the root of my addictive habits so I could pull them up from there. So, I went on a mission. Yoga, meditation, herbs, acupuncture, Ayurveda, DBT, Reiki and EMDR are a few tools I have in my toolbox.
I’m still rooting things out that don’t serve my wholeness and path of providing warm, loving guidance for others on the journey to discovering their truth.
Here’s an excerpt from Marci’s website:
I believe we each hold the innate ability to heal our lives,
on all levels. Nothing about my approach is ever right or
wrong.’ I simply present tools that can be learned and
applied as needed. I will act as a guide as you begin to
develop and understand new awarenesses that can
create permanent change in your life, empowering YOU
to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
This is a woman I want to know. She’s doing important work in this world and I am honored to support the women that will attend her monthly Women’s Empowerment Group next Wednesday. Yoga nidra, a deep, guided meditation, supports empowerment by getting the junk that is holding us back, keeping us small, out of our subconscious and unconscious.
Today, just a few hours before I sat down to write this, someone I know got the news that her best friend had just lost her life to addiction. This very morning. She was young, really young.
As I sat with my hand on my friend’s shoulder and looked at her teary face, listening to her talk I thought how lost and empty so many women, younger and older can feel.
We need each other, we need natural healing tools. We need to do our self-care. And I am going to do my part to make some modalities available to others. I am here to serve. I am here to love.