Tulips know when it is time to wait, buried in the darkness; and when it is time to bloom, reaching for the light. What time are you in? Will you wait and immerse yourself in what nurtures you or is it time to reach for the light and burst forth?
When Your Heart Calls for Help, How Does Your Body Respond?
The heart sometimes stores traumatic energy, which can lead to the need for supporting energy from other organs and systems in the body. Bring healing to the heart to remove the need for "backup generators" and restore balance.
This was the year where things were out of control. I experienced loss upon loss and was in a few accidents myself. Then along came Tyler. "Why don't we adopt baby Tyler?" There were many reasons, yet God had a different plan. He told me to trust him.
Whenever I would bring up doubts or what-ifs, my dad, Dr. Dick Versendaal, would say, "Stop. Don't go there." Thoughts have energy. Don't let those negative thoughts and worries impact your life. Stay strong and be grateful for those who are fighting this battle for our health.
April 2 is my birthday! I used to get so excited for my birthday, because it meant I got to get ice cream; and not just ice cream for myself, 2 scoops for my WHOLE family! It made me so happy to be able to gift them something they all enjoyed on my special day.
Each day brings more news on COVID-19 and how we, as a community, must work together to prevent further spread. It wasn't until the governor of Michigan put the state in a lock down that it really hit me. How do I battle this strong gust of fear on my own? How do I protect my family?
When you’re knee deep (nose deep?) in Life’s Fertilizer, sometimes you just have to laugh. It’s either laugh or cry, and crying all the time is exhausting. I can't imagine anyone has ever said, "I've just cried my eyes out, and now I'm so full of energy I can run a marathon". If I heard that, I'd have to bite my tongue, think happy thoughts and walk away.
The women I have gotten to know over the past few years would never let the world know their heart was breaking. You'd look at them and think they have it all together, and their life must be pretty good. If you asked, they'd tell you they were doing fine. They would mean it because of the simple fact they were up, still functioning and going 100 miles per hour taking care of everyone and doing everything that needs to be done.
They wouldn't share the hard stuff, the stuff overwhelming and breaking their heart. This detail is saved for the trusted few; those who notice, ask and genuinely want to know.
I've been blessed with opportunities to share my story with women and to listen to theirs. Each story was of love and of heartbreak through many seasons of life; from the joys and sorrows of children and family, relationships, work success and failure, caring for and losing loved ones and everything in between.
I love these women.
We understand each other. We are not whiners or complainers. We are get up and get it done kind of women. We pour our heart into life, juggling the demands of each day and serving those we love the best we can. With only 24 hours in a day, our needs come last. We do not want to hear that this is not a sustainable way to live healthy, strong and beautiful.
Our greatest strength, however, is also our greatest weakness. Darn it.
I gave them an increasing list of symptoms and syndromes that could possibly occur if they didn't start taking care of themselves; weight gain, tiredness, inability to sleep, joint pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, thyroid issues, digestive issues etc. They looked at me and their eyes got wide as if I was reading their mind and body. Several were experiencing these very things and hadn't said anything about it. They believed all their symptoms were a normal part of aging beyond 40 and they would just have to deal with it.
…until I told them this, and it suddenly made sense and gave hope.
"Can you create a 30 day program that will help people with all their various symptoms?"
This was how the conversation started. I don't know if I hid my eye-twitch response very well, but my answer was "No, that's not possible."
No, I can't because...
I went on to explain the body works as one integrated system; the body, mind/emotions and spirit. In my work and teaching Contact Reflex Analysis, I don't treat symptoms. I uncover the root cause of symptoms and syndromes; the imbalance in the body creating the symptom. Though the symptom may be the same, the cause can be different for each person. It would be impossible to create one program that would help everyone with all the various aspects of health and wellness.
I was adamant that there is NOT ONE THING for everyone.
Then it hit me...YES, there is ONE THING that would assist the rest of the body going back into balance so the body could heal itself. I have taught it for years and it remains a foundation principle of CRA.