If you've attended any of my classes, events, in-person sessions or maybe just know me casually it's quite possible that you've heard me say, "I believe that everyone should be assigned a good therapist at birth. As soon you enter the world she can be there to say, 'I know baby, that was really hard wasn't it?' and proceed to guide you from there."
As per usual I hadn't been "walking my talk" and even though I'm in a really good place right now, I decided to "get ahead" of the probable self-sabotage that will inevitably come.
I LOVE 'HAA! (her)
Sometimes, alright, oftentimes I forget to take care of me. Many of my psychic friends (individually) have told me that my self-worth is super low. It's funny because I could acknowledge that from viewing my own actions, including the aforementioned self-sabotage. However, I couldn't quite wrap my head around it because I feel confident and have created amazingly healthy boundaries in my life over the last 10 years or so. Enter the tattoo wearing psychic therapist.
The minute I met her I liked her. She is tattooed from chest to legs and dresses in a style that is all her own - super creative, edgy meets artist meets a really cool person. I will be stealing her look one day. Sssshhhh... However, I've always said "in my mind, I have two tattoo sleeves and my nose pierced" but none of that has manifested it in my physical reality. Her style's probably safe.
She was awesome. I loved her the minute I laid eyes on her AND even more so when I realized she "gets" psychic energy and the spiritual world. Even though I told her that I'm up to my ears (gladly) in spiritual tools, I love that she is accepting and is intuitive herself. What I needed is help with the mental blocks that continue to create unwanted patterns in my career and relationships.
Guess what she picked up almost instantly? That I have low self-worth. Every psychic friend I have is saying "I told you so," right now. She then proceeded with a plan to "stop this crazy thing".
There was a time in my young adult life that I felt offended if someone would suggest therapy. I thought they felt I was crazy or something! The truth was that I worried that I actually was! As I grew into a "real" adult I found that most people secretly feel that they are certifiable and/or feel that getting therapy is somehow taboo. I'm not a therapist but I feel that if we needed a tooth pulled we would see a dentist right? Why are we trying to service our own minds? Pure silliness!
ISN'T SPIRITUAL HEALING ENOUGH?
I'll keep this section short and sweet. Nope. Need a little more convincing? Oooookay.
We are spirits living a HUMAN experience. If we didn't have bodies and minds spiritual healing will be plenty! I'm good on the spiritual healing front! I meditate daily, use the Law of Attraction daily and a myriad of other spiritual tools but I also need good dentists, doctors and yes a therapist for whole life balance.
THERAPY IS LIKE A MINI VACATION
Yes, therapy can be HARD emotionally especially for those of us who...'ahem, think too much. But! When, in your day, do you get 50 whole minutes to talk about you, your dreams, your problems and have someone not only actually listen but also have the knowledge about how to help you? If you're saying, "Most days Deb," then you are SUPER lucky and one of the few! If you're not one of the lucky few, find a GREAT therapist and get your "personal development me time" on.