It’s a Wake Up Call!

Today, I’m sending and wrapping you all in a  HUGE BLANKET OF LOVE. 
 
I know that many people are hurting, frightened, scared, enraged and feeling simply lost since the US Election results were made known.
 
 I want to offer you a little nugget of truth that I have discovered in my own healing journey and that of many of my patients. Like any true healing journey, we must begin at the beginning. The beginning of anyone’s healing journey usually begins with some sort of crisis. The normal everyday balance is broken, and everyone’s world comes crashing down whether it’s a  loss of a job, a spouse, a child, a friend, a break-in, a house fire, a difficult diagnosis, a car crash, or a break-up, a divorce or an unexpected election result. In truth, the event is not that important, I know that might be odd to hear but what’s really important is that the status quo has been DISRUPTED, BROKEN.  And THIS IS GREAT NEWS, I KNOW NOT COMFORTABLE BUT GREAT NEWS NONETHELESS!
 
The great thing (of course once we get over the initial freak-out, the initial shock, pain, sadness etc) IS THAT these events ARE OUR OPPORTUNITY, OUR WAKE-UP CALL  TO GROW AND AWAKEN INTO OUR HIGHEST SELF! Trust me, I don’t say this from mere speculation, I say this from my lived experience! (If you don’t believe me, simply go read my memoir, Nothing Ever Goes On Here) I speak what I have and continue to live everyday! 
 
OK, SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW? 
 
We must feel all of our feelings whatever they may be, give ourselves ample space to grieve and then when you are ready….. 
WE MUST ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS THAT LAY BEFORE US! 
 
ACCEPTING  WHAT IS,  IS AN ESSENTIAL STEP IN THE HEALING JOURNEY! HEAR ME CLEARLY: I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, IAM NOT ASKING YOU TO CONDONE WHAT YOU SEE, BUT I AM INSISTING YOU ACCEPT WHAT IS! THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU BECOME APATHETIC OR SILENT IT SIMPLY MEANS YOU ACCEPT THE REALITY OF WHAT IS! 
 
When we are working on our own healing for example we must accept how our childhood was rather than making it  look pretty, We must call it what it was, as it truly was. Do you understand? 
 
As a practitioner, I have often seen people try and make it ok. “Well, my father was an amazing man. He was loved by everyone. And he didn’t beat me. He just never could acknowledge me when I spoke. He had a funny way of shusshing me and making sure I knew my place in the world as a pretty woman.”
 
So, do you see now? Do you see how we want to make it ok? We want to pretty it up! We want to make our parents  AND OUR WORLD ok! And as we do, we DENY the REALITY we DENY OURSELVES until we can’t breathe,  get sick or die. 
 
Ok, now that we are all in on ACCEPTING WHAT IS then the NEXT STEP is to  ask ourselves this: Now What?
What Is mine to do? How may I be part of the solution? What in me needs healing, needs shifting so that we may all come together? 
 
As each one of us heals, the whole community heals.
 
 It is not enough to be angry, it is not enough for us to be sad, we must, as I see it, get into Compassionate Action, not reaction but true Compassionate Action to help bring light, love and healing to our world.
 
We are the world, one breath at a time. We are the light to shine upon the world. 
We are the problem….and we are the solution. 
 
So each of us must now take it upon ourselves to heal whatever is in us that needs healing and to be brought back into true balance. As we heal and balance ourselves once again,  our outer world that is our mirror may now heal and reflect a new reality back to us. This is a HUGE WAKE UP CALL for all of us. We can no longer pretend to not hear it. 
As we heal ourselves, our world will begin to heal and eventually look quite different. 
 
Does it piss you off that I am asking you to take a look inside? Good! Are you mad that I am holding you and me and all of us accountable? Excellent! 
 
Because people this is a truth. We are all a part of this and the great news: We all can shift our world! Yes, we can, one healing at a time. 
 
Is it too soon for me to say these words? Perhaps for some, but not for me. We have a lot of work to do…and the sooner we get about working on it, the better! May my words find a place in your heart to open a new door to your own healing, and to the healing of our world. 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know. If you have any thoughts, please share them here with me, I so want to hear you!
 

About the Author

Ellen Newhouse is an author, speaker and healer. Ellen is passionate about empowering people to live from their heart’s truth and achieve their dreams.

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