Three years ago, I knew I needed to make a career change. My current occupation of medical transcription was disintegrating day by day and changing into something I knew I did not want to do for the next 20 years of my life. After a good deal of thought and brainstorming with my friends and family, I decided to go to massage school.
In my imagination, I pictured me, this old lady, and a bunch of 20-somethings in school together. On my first day in circle, where we introduced ourselves in a non-habitual way, I found people of all ages who were basically there looking for the same thing as I was. Immediately comforted and feeling safe, I started my journey.
My graduation day was last Friday, and the people who allowed me to practiced my techniques on them have told me that I learned them well. But that experience was about so much more. It was about meeting a person right where they are and being there to hold a safe space for them to be however they need to for one hour.
We are all so different and so much the same. These sacred vessels that we walk around in carry us, all of our thoughts, fears, hopes, happiness, pain, joy. All of these are carried in every cell in our bodies transmitting to all of our tissues and helping shape how we move around in this world.
My thoughts changed. I no longer say, I could never to this? It's changed to I want to do this and I know it will happen.
So the last thing I will share for today is this, I really did not know what love was. I had this idea of what it should be and it was so limited, like a black and white photo without a flash. Its okay for me to be just who I am in this moment, and I am loved by those close to me, far from me, and all of my angels from the other side are always here and in my presence. I am always supported and taken care of. And the secret is, so are you.
I will always cherish the 14 months I spent there and all of the people who took the journey with me. Now its time to go out into the world and teach love and be the change.