Stepping Into Truth is where you will come to find, and be on purpose.
The work you do for your self brings you closer to a happier, more joy filled life. Through healing work and navigation, the dynamics of all of your relationships will create alignment, especially of your self-relationship; and are integral steps for your personal health and wellness.
Who you are now is a series of symptoms, conditions, patterns, cycles, and behaviors that have root causes in other lifetimes, timelines, and dimensions. The key to the management and prevention of illness and disease (emotional and physical) are found in soul lessons, belief systems, ancestral hand downs, past lives, trauma imprinting, and the work around triggers and hooks, to bring about new perspective and energy.
Ken and I created the group, found on Facebook and MeetUp. Our intention for the group is to be the place for genuine, safe conversations around Inuition, spirituality, healing, energy, working with your “claires”, and so on. I hope you find and join us.
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Find classes and events Online, or in and around Salt Lake City, Utah – about Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (group sessions), Intuition Development classes, Group Healings and journeys, Channeled Messages, Intuitive readings, Eating Psychology, and more.
Intentional Voice – Find Open Mic poetry nights, and a Writing Salon that meets in-person once monthly.
I love the idea of convenience for my clients and visitors – one place where everyone can see our list of services with full descriptions, pricing, availability, and a scheduling feature all in one place.
I began using the 10to8 online scheduling service years ago, but last month I decided to cancel the service. Why?
Well for one, people emailed me anyway. Which I loved! Emails give me every opportunity to connect with clients and potential connections more in-depth. What did I learn?Ourpeople like the personal connection. Easy access, generalization, and disjointed disconnectedness isn’t attractive for our client type. People have questions before they want to schedule (i.e. commit).
Two, more than too many times everyone emailed me anyway saying the 10to8 system wasn’t giving them what they were looking for. Three, I heard myself telling people “the 10to8 system uses parameters that doesn’t account for the human factor.” What does this mean? While a digital calendar is programmable to outline and hold to the things I wish to assign for convenience, this isn’t really what we want. The human factor is not there.
I am a solopreneur, and my workday is all about creation and flow. I am not someone who rents space in one location and offers only a few things. I drive to my clients. I work out of multiple studios. I accept walk-ins. I am available virtually. I offer private and group sessions, and I host multiple events and teach classes. Each day is a mixed bag of meetings and conversations and opportunities, online and in-person. While I did my best to make things very clear and outlined for visitors to my scheduler, it never seemed to provide the ease and grace that neither my client or I needed. I will venture to guess about 98% of booking requests were adjusted, and that was after I contacted them to find out exactly what they were looking for. What did I learn? I thought what I made available in the system was clear and articulate for convenience, but after a brief consultation 90% of the inquirees switched what service they thought they wanted, or were looking for. Also, I was continuously explaining what my schedule actually looked like, and where I was, when.
I love opportunity. I have no qualms about students learning or practicing. I also love to support the underdog, or in this case a start-up. 10to8 was new when I first joined them, and it was a pretty basic package. As they grew and made changes, I was happy to grow with them, even though I was already experiencing challenges. From start to finish with 10to8 never did the system ask for clients to provide more than a phone number or email. The minimum required input was so the system could send reminders for me, which I liked. But most people said because the reminders were auto generated by a bot, they went to spam and so were missed and/or ignored because they didn’t know what it was. A form for plugging in an adress was there, but not provided to the client. If I was hired for an in-home visit, I had to first contact the client to obtain their address, then enter the data myself. I learned a lot people didn’t want a home visit anyway – they were trying to register for a class I provided at that time and location! There was a lot of extra work for me and I became an office asssistant. I was on the sytem more than any client ever was. Then came the point about 2 years ago when the service outgrew me – I was no longer able to access support from the company, but forced to try suggested troubleshoot techniques. Then support came in the form of a facebook group led by other users. Though I emailed requests and asked questions to the company, they weren’t resolved because my eclectic need was not understood by an IT tech. As a solopreneur this isn’t what I need. Updates began happening more frequently and changes to using the system were quick and not so solopreneur friendly. With every update on their end, I had more work to do in the back end of the site. Now I felt as though more time and effort was being wasted – by me AND visitors, and I really really tried to hang in there. Then they took more away, disproportionating what I got versus what I paid for. The cost per month to use the service was definitely beyond what I was getting from them, and my needs were still not being met. I deleted my account with them.
Why did I stay with the service as long as I did? Because of fear. I was afraid you wouldn’t know how to find me. Which is silly, because you can find me, and in so many places – Facebook. My website. Multiple online platforms (see my website for the list). I had cut + pasted that 10to8 link everywhere!! For years! It’s on my business cards, it’s in all of my books bios, in media where I collaborate with other experts. And every single time someone expressed interest in working with me I directed them there. I told everyone to send referrals there. Un-doing it all definitely creates more work. Am I frustrated? – Yes. But the decision to cancel is more in alignment with my needs (and yours!), and the outcome, than the decision not to.
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll research and find something I like that works. But for now I am happy to save the money per month I had been spending on an idea I hoped would work, but didn’t. What does this mean for you? You get my undivided attention! I’m returning back to the basics, the personal and preferred way to provide for you. If you are interested in what Ken and I do, and how we can help you – email us at LiKeEnergyHealing@gmail.com. The first thing I’ll do is ask you when you’re available to chat, and my second question for you will be do you prefer to meet by telephone or on Zoom? We’ll go from there 🙂
Sure, I’ve had boyfriends, lovers, long and short relationships. I learned and practiced what I wanted and didn’t with every one of them. Like looking for my ideal parents, I had to reach inside of me and create what I wanted.
Some believe we choose to incarnate when and where we do for purpose. We choose the people who will be in our lives before we’re even born because we have to create an experience to learn from. There are lessons and there are contracts. The lessons and contracts are set about to bring on the experiences and outcomes we desire, or need to fulfill.
I know my parents are who I chose because I needed them to help me go through everything I went through. They were a safe place to feel what I needed to, and provided the stability I needed while I went through it. And they helped me create the outcome of positive relationship and dynamic that I wanted. My soul was ready to release anger in order be a higher vibrational being, and step into the higher master that I really am. My parents were critical in that growth.
I’ve lived so many lives as a slave, as the abused and broken down. I was ready for more. I said NO to victimhood, and I said YES to a life of worth and deserving. I wasn’t able to meet Ken until I was ready to let go of victimhood. If I had met Ken still in that mindset we wouldn’t be the power couple that we are. I would have continued in patterns of self sabotage and misalignment. I had to learn my worth and feel good about myself before I could meet Ken. I had to be able to take care of myself before meeting Ken, or I would have fallen back into a pattern of being controlled, and not in control. I had to learn to love myself, want badly enough for myself before I was able to receive. Accepting myself, and being in trust, opened me up to allowing Ken into my life. To actualize the life of ease and flow I am ready for.
Ken had his fair share of experiences and had to say NO too. Like me, he was ready for the next big thing. Ken and I don’t have a perfect relationship, but we both know what we want and don’t. We each recognize where the misalignments are, and we both respect ourselves to the degree for which we need in order to say NO, and let go. We’re both strong enough to say YES to ourselves so that we can say yes to US. We’re walking on this journey together, supporting each other, helping each other grow. We have a partnership that we’re committed to.
We’ve each taken our personal healing journeys as far we could, and we were each ready to go deeper. We’re both ready to step fully into our power, and we each have the tools and resources the other needs – together we complete a range. With the commitment to growth and partnership we each posses, we pull those tools and resources, and together we’re creating something bigger than ourselves.
I don’t really know how I ever became so angry. I’m not sure how anger became my default emotion. Everything always seemed to just irritate me. I found every reason for everything to make me want to blame.
I especially had a lot of anger towards my parents, and I took every opportunity to blame them for my shortcomings. They weren’t good enough. They weren’t intelligent enough. I was better than them. Their goals and ambitions seemed non-existent to me. I fought them on everything about them, especially on who they were. I needed relief from them. I needed saving.
This was all just a few years ago, not long ago at all. I feel totally different now. Yes, about them too.
I was given a second chance at being their daughter. I experienced a tragedy, and I needed a safe space to heal. I needed stability. I went home to them.
In the beginning I took a lot out on them. I was angry at my trauma and situation, and I screamed at them a lot. All the while I kept thinking I had to get out of that horrible place. I tried so hard. I took shit jobs and I tried to get back to my old ways. But that was harder than I thought it could be, and it surprised me. The anger turned, and I began putting everything on myself. I questioned What is wrong with you? Why can’t you … ? I was somehow at fault for everything, and I didn’t like it.
I believe everyone is responsible for their actions, so I pointed my finger at me. I started looking for the why behind everything I went through, and what was happening, and why I was where I was in life. This certainly wasn’t part of my plan. Without realizing it I slipped into a stage of transformational healing.
The slip forced me to slow down and choose to be still. What do you want? YOU have to make it happen.
I always wanted a mother, someone who took me in her arms and made me feel safe. My mom isn’t the cuddly type, she’s more of a tough love kinda mom. I had to learn to take care of myself in many ways from a very young age, which is probably how I adopted my responsibility and accountability belief. Ours wasn’t the type of household where we talked about our feelings, or what we were going through, it was more like we all just co-existed under one roof – each man for themselves. I never felt a sense of family. I didn’t understand what other people experienced in family. It’s probably safe to say now this is why I felt angry.
I really wanted a mom. I really needed a mom. And she was right down stairs and I didn’t feel comfortable going to her. Only this time instead of anger, I softened, and I cried instead.
I decided to hermit myself in my room. I decided we were going to just be cordial. I was in the house with them, and that was all I had at the time. My interactions were were short and brief, to the point.
I desperately wanted to feel like the person I knew I am inside, and I longed to feel happy. On no one day in particular, I started to engage with them. I had to try, practice even, and now I know what I was doing was teaching myself how to feel joy in small bursts. I didn’t realize it was joy at first, but the pleasure I was experiencing felt good. It wasn’t so bad after all. They seemed to open up a bit more, too.
I was carrying such a heavy energy that it consumed the whole house. I was the reason everyone and everything was so tense and felt nasty – Me! Am I for real that powerful? And once I shifted, they shifted too. This realization alone was a real eye opener. So I began to examine where my power lies, and what else I do with it.
Knowledge is Power and Everything is Energy. I studied this closely. Instead of believing all the opinions from others and thinking my parents were the worst in the world, I decided to find out for myself. I sat with them, did activities with them, and I observed. Not just them, but all of it. The whole of everything. The dynamic, who else, where else, why. And you know what? My parents are awesome people. I was only seeing them for who they are for the first time.
I could have thrown myself into guilt and shame, and taken on behaviors that tried to fix us. But instead I decided to wipe the slate clean and start from where we were. Instead of apologizing, I thanked them. I told them what we just did together felt awesome, that I liked it, and would like to do it again. I started to do things for them. I surprised them with gifts (tangible and sentimental) in appreciation. I celebrated them.
And I still do to this day. Now, we have great relationships. We enjoy each other. I feel like I’m part of a great family. And I let them know it.
As I found happiness and joy in life, I began focusing my next want on love. A few months later Ken came into my life.
Until about 3-4ish years ago I was thin. The kind of thin everyone envied and commented on. I was fit, I worked to keep my muscles lean and defined. I had small breasts so there wasn’t a real need for a bra. I was always comfortable in my body, and my clothes. I was a dancer growing up so I spent a lot of time in a dressing room, and it’s how I learned to be body conscious. My body was my temple. And I guess good genes afforded me the freedom to not have to worry. I didn’t have to work hard at being thin, I didn’t have to work at it at all, actually.
“Just wait and see, one day it will all catch up to you” everyone said. But I wasn’t worried. All I needed was a quick glance at the mirror and I knew I was good.
Now, I look down, and I observe closely – I have no choice but to see the thickness that I have become. My always a size 4-6 is now a size 14, at least. I am no longer flat, but round. I fill my clothes, especially my pants, and everything fits uncomfortably tight. I need a bra. I can hold my breasts and make them jiggle. The ONLY way I feel comfortable is in sweats and a baggy, loose top.
I met Ken while my body was shapeshifting; Urgh why couldn’t he have met me when I was hot, and when I felt sexy? Last year we drove across the country and that seemed to give my fat the green light to do as it pleased. When I stand in front of the mirror now and look at myself I turn side to side, and I look at everything. Even if I suck in, the girth of my waist is bigger than I ever imagined I would ever possibly be. I count the rolls in my sides. I feel my fullness in the tub. I lay down naked and I think about what he sees.
He never met the skinny me, so he accepts my body unconditionally. I want to see my body as he sees it. I try to soften in my judgements as I touch and study the new me. I remind myself what I went through, and that subconsciously I was trying to be invisible. I didn’t like my world then.
As I expand and grow, my body is too. There’s more for me to love. There’s more of me to want, and hold on to. All I have to do is agree. I’m learning to love me.
Lisa Karasek is a Quantum Healer and Intuitive Practitioner able to powerfully transform your state of being by guiding you to a healthier, happier, and more purposeful life using ancient, multi-dimentional healing modalities, angelic energies, and consciousness based practices. Lisa is passionate and dedicated to helping you work with the dynamics of your Authentic Self Relationship.