Karen and I go a ways back. I first met her a few years ago when she decided to try one of my group TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) classes. Now, we share and work together often. She’s pretty Awesome!
Here’s my first Tuesday post for 2021 … Enjoy!! If you like what you hear, be sure and join me next Tuesday for the Mind Body Spirit class. In order to join, you must pre-register. Email me for access.
Being fully seen and authentic is an empowering first step for healing blocks to discovering your own gifts and calling. Karen Hawk, of Hawk Intuition Energy Healing, draws on her intuitive gifts and a wide variety of modalities (including Holy Fire reiki, multidimensional energy healing, tarot and oracle cards, and channeling Spirit to bring messages forward for you) in her transformative guidance sessions that will provide clarity to empower you to remove obstacles in your life. Her intimate, authentic, deeply spiritual approach will help you unlock your limitless potential, point you back to Love, and activate you to your life’s purpose. For more information, check out her consciousness videos on YouTube at Hawk Intuition, and book her courses, workshops and healing services at http://www.HawkIntuition.com
Lisa Karasek here, Quantum Healer and author of Consciousness, in The Ultimate Guide to Self Healing Techniques; 25 Home Practices and Tools for Peak Holistic Health and Wellness – Volume 1 (it’s a book series).
I had been looking to create new classes to offer, and this book project gave me great inspiration, and helped me hone in on what I really want to focus on.
My journey as a healer is just beginning, it took me a few years to get comfortable with releasing jobs that didn’t suit my soul, and choosing to fully step into a world that is not familiar. Deciding to exclusively be an Intuitive Practitioner, and embracing the label Healer took time, but it was SO worth it!
Now I am more than ready to share with you how you can have what you want, live an ideal life, and feel aligned with your purpose.
The process of Consciousness Mapping helps you to understand on a deep level why you make the decisions you do, uncover the roots of your “triggers,” and helps you shift to a powerful, aligned state of being. Develop and nurture your personal experience by connecting to your authentic truth and purpose.
Healing, and overcoming limiting beliefs are mindfully conscious practices that will align you positively with your soul’s deepest desires.
In this online class you will:
Learn how life events create a map for how you act, be, and do in life
Identify how the unspoken dynamics of your relationships affect your ability to live authentically
Develop personal strategies for mindfulness and how to apply them
Mapping your conscious awareness provides focus for and more deeply tunes you in to all that is possible.
My class through The Reiki Awakening Academy is being offered at multiple dates and times, but Thursday Aug 6th at 7pm EST is the next one. Offered again on August 15th, and there are more dates scheduled until the end of the year.
Lisa Karasek, author in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques; 25 Home Practices & Tools for Peak Holistic Health & Wellness. An expert Quantum Healer, TRE® Certified Facilitator and Certified Eating Psychology Coach, who is able to update her client’s states of being to assist in healing. Using ancient, multi-dimensional healing and Holistic Metamorphosis® (an angelic energy healing modality), consciousness-based practices, and TRE® (tension and trauma releasing exercises), Lisa powerfully guides her clients to a healthier, happier, more purposeful life. Lisa is dedicated and passionate about helping you work with the dynamics of your self relationship and believes this is the key to most Mind Body Spirit disease and illness.
All I ask is that as you read this, you do so with the compassion and awareness that I had to grasp as I experienced these events. What I am about to say has never left my brain, has never been admitted, or spoken out loud, until now.
What I’m about to share are the types of things we keep to ourselves. They are our highly personal feelings of shame, and the stories we want to bury forever.
When I was in the beginnings of my healing journey my body physiology was so fucked up that I lost control of my bowels and my bladder. I was so devastatingly stressed out that for a long period of time – like a year or two or three – I needed adult diapers. I had nothing medically wrong with me, it was literally the level of stress I was holding.
At first I wasn’t prepared, and I had to be on alert – scanning the streets and sidewalk for other people, so they wouldn’t see when I peed or messed my pants. I layered, so I could tie a shirt or sweater around my waist. My poor dog, so many walks were cut short.
I always – I’m talking every hour, every day, for a few years – felt like I had to go. But I couldn’t recognize when it would come. I would try to go before I left the house, even if it was just to walk my dog around the block. But it didn’t matter, we’d be just far enough that I couldn’t jaunt back, just far enough that he was ready and going. Just far enough that even if I turned around right there and then, home was too far away for me to make it. I was just as vulnerable and exposed out on the street as he was. My shame was heavy.
My whole body was upset all the time – like for the full 24 hours, day after day after day. My stomach was always knotted, my lungs always pumping, and my heart always pounding. I was constantly trying to calm myself down – with breathing, counting, stilling myself, and endless compassionate self-nurturing conversations.
I hated leaving the house.
Even though I was at that point safe, I was still suffering from the trauma, and I had a very difficult time letting go. I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD.
It all came about as a result of what I had lived through. I was forced back home, to live with my parents; I was in my early forties. The pressure I put on myself around that, and the inabilities to take care of myself in every way, only added to my stress, and I created a whole new paradigm of toxic cause and affect.
I just couldn’t hold myself together.
All of the things required to make a healthy human were missing for me – sleep, routine, menstrual cycles, people, something to look forward to – all missing.
I was a mess. And added to everything, I lived with pain from breaking my back.
My cognitivity was so suppressed, productivity was absent, and any kind of motivation felt like I was hanging from an insanely high cliff. My fingertips were scraping the edge, and I was slipping, slowly.
That edge made for a dangerously distorted sense of reality, and I was unable to be a nice person. I slapped my mother across her face. I screamed into the face of my 7 year old niece to fuck off. I was perpetually on a rant with everyone, and I honestly did not think it was possible to overcome any of this.
Every time I had to throw away my underwear, and take another shower, I cried. Every conversation that I pleaded, screamed, and demanded – they each made me cry. No matter how hard I apologized, I couldn’t take it back. I couldn’t erase what I had done. Together we have these memories to live with, I cannot lie. I cried because I recognized I was a horrible person. I isolated myself because I was a monster.
I hated this version of me.
The hate I felt for myself was strong enough to want change. I didn’t want to always have to cry. I wanted to know if I was stuck to live with such a fucked up and broken body. I truly wanted healthy relationships in my life. I wanted a life. And I knew I deserved one – I knew I had done nothing wrong.
It took me years to get what I wanted, but I did it. As the swell of desire rose in me, the more shift I felt. There were so many ways I tested and tried to find me, and I eventually stopped the need to cry. I had to learn how to be me, the me I wanted to be. I am forever grateful for the strength I had, I honestly couldn’t tell you how I found it some days.
When I tell people I used to live from a place of anger it’s hard for them to believe.
I know now that some of that anger was learned, and transferred behavior – I was reflecting back how I was treated, and showing myself what I didn’t like. I didn’t want to be doing to others what was done to me. The rest of the anger was what I was holding inside, I was no longer willing to suffer in silence – it was my cry for help.
I was able to get through so many events, so many days, that were absolutely devastating and disgraceful, because I had compassion. Without compassion in each of my situations, I wouldn’t have made it. Thankfully I had enough to want more.
That me that I used to be, she’s gone. I did the work to move past all of that anger with the help of many.
I “came out of the closet” as a healer only recently – as I grew comfortable referring to myself as a Quantum Healer.
As you could probably imagine – me, an ordinary and common girl living in a big city, surrounded by adopted (stubborn) values and opinions of all kinds, with no big world adventures under her belt, and no real connection to what I thought at the time was something that only “special” people did. All I was thinking at the time was I wanted somethng bigger for myself.
Something kept turning me. When I would begin to walk down the path I was accustomed to, something always caught my attention and made me curious, made me want to explore a different path with different views. And I did that inner work, and I became detective, and I wanted to understand what was really driving me. Eventually I relaxed into trusting. I even remember saying out loud I have no idea why i am doing this, it’s like I’m crazy. But I went for it. Now, it feels more than right, and it feels good to be able to support myself in what I believe I have been called to be and do.
For everything there is a process and only those who have decided to make such a big and life changing move understand that this is so much more than changing offices, job titles, or companies – this is about listening to that call. Deciding to say no to all the distractions, all the fears (even the good kind of fears, like is this really a smart move? How will I pay my bills?), and all of the comforts we are so nestled in definitely speaks to who we are and what we are capable of. And in order to pull all that off you need bravery in your pocket.
We are all on a mission – to be happy, to feel love, and to live the life of our dreams. Deciding to stop listening to everyone, to stop accomodating, to postpone no more, and to begin to do from what feels right (not from what’s right, or smart by other peoples standards), and to start exploring the possiblities and moving forward towards a new reality – is a huge deal! You have to allow yourself to become, to embrace, really it’s allowing vulnerability – in the most vulnerable of ways. You have to have new and consistent dialogues with yourself, checking in, and really feel into what’s right. Becasue chances are what you’re exploring – doesn’t have a compass or a roadmap. Chances are no one’s been there before. You have only yourself to rely on. And the best way to keep your footing while on the journey – is to find the support you absolutely need.
It’s great if a loved one or best friend knows how to support you unconditionally, always able to pick you up when you feel you chose an impossible mission – but the reality is we need to be able to find what we need in our own selves – in our own hearts and brains, in our own guts and emotions. It can often feel dark in there – but we have to tap into that drive that will bring us into our light.
Guidance on tapping into your own authentic desires, releasing the conditioning habits and patterns that no longer align with our desires, and truly healing ourselves from everything that has brought us to this point so that we can move forward easily and comfortably is all a necessary part of the process. And you absolutely can do this yourself – but there will always be moments when you will have questions, and in need of a fresh perspective. Aligning yourself Mind Body and Spirit is the order you’re looking at.
Lisa Karasek is an expert Quantum Healer, TRE® Certified Facilitator and Certified Eating Psychology Coach, who is able to update her client’s states of being to assist in healing. Using ancient, multi-dimensional healing and angelic energies, Consciousness-based practices, and TRE® (tension and trauma releasing exercises), Lisa powerfully guides her clients to a healthier, happier, more purposeful life. Lisa is dedicated and passionate about helping you work with the dynamics of your self relationship and believes this is the key to most Mind Body Spirit disease and illness.
I began my daily practice of gratitude years ago when I went through a rough time in life and I hit my bottom. I wasn’t suicidal per se, but I was ready to accept death if it happened.
Beginning my daily practice of finding something that made me smile (which is actually very hard to do when you’re as depressed and hopeless as I was), and a gratitude list is what showed me my courage – and that led me to my strength.
What and who I was grateful for just a few years ago were very different than what I express now. Looking back I wrote things like: my dog made a funny look on her face today when she pooped in the neighbors tree box – that made me smile. … Because of those silly things, in time I started to laugh.
I do have to be an active participant in my journey. And having someone, or a group of people, helping me is even better, sometimes even a blessing. I was on my healing journey and at a point where I wanted my body to be strong again – I needed my body to feel strong again – so that emotionally I could feel strong and find courage to keep trying for what I wanted. Around this time I met a personal trainer that I could not afford, but I managed to squeek out a few sessions with him – enough to take some notes, to feel some inspiration, and I created a plan and routine for myself. This also helped me realize that I once had the ability to do this for myself, only I had forgotten.
Forgetting how to take care of yourself is very humbling. It only takes one small gesture, and then your whole world begins to change. Sometimes people see, and so they help. Others, like GB the personal trainer probably never knew what was driving me those few times we met. But I was with myself 100% of the time. I cannot even begin to sit here and write out the many ways I have grown since then. Hell, I probably don’t even know them all myself – these are the sorts of things that trickle out over time. Making the connections is the importance of the lesson, and then doing something with what you learned.
I still need to actively seek gratitude and courage. I have to remember. I still need to be conscious of when I’m not smiling. I still need to find my patterns. These things truly keep my head on straight. It’s about priority and it’s about choice. Because I want life experience. A better one. I want happiness. I want to feel joy. I don’t want to feel hurt. I don’t want to feel wounded. So I practice – daily. And now when you look at my list, you will find entries like: I am grateful for meeting RB – she is such an inspiration, and because of her I can see things in a new way, and I feel better.
Isn’t it remarkable how you find what you need when you need it, not even yet fully realizing what it will ultimately give you?! Sometimes it may take years and many cycles of something working itself out to realize what a gift it truly is. You do have to be an active participant in your journey, all the time.