I was invited by two amazing women, leaders and trailblazers in their purpose, to sit with them and contribute to their message.
This month I am being featured on Naranjan Nota’s Master of your Crafts podcast – airing Wednesday June 3rd, & Dr. Holly Donohue’s summit: Health Mastery for Leaders: Expand Your Success with Enhanced Wealth – June 15th-26th.
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The Master Of Your Crafts Podcast is a series of heartfelt and intriguing conversations with people who are driven and passionate about a skill, a talent they have mastered over the years. Season one emphasizes women who are owning and honing their power as the divine feminine energy becomes more prevalent. The journey realizing what skill to master is a life story in itself, that uncovers many twists and turns. Join me every Wednesday to learn from others so you can develop and master your skills for a higher purpose.
Hear directly from 20+ innovative, thought-provoking health and wellness practitioners and speakers, like me, who have changed our lives and the lives of thousands of others.
My colleague, host Dr. Holly Donahue, a naturopathic doctor and founder of two natural healing companies, Simple Health, Inc., and Cura’ Naturale Therapeutic Healing, will interview an intriguing array of well-respected experts about their proven wellness skills and techniques that could enhance your personal and professional well-being.
Twice a day, June 15-26, you’ll be delivered videos curated especially for high performers and leaders like you. Learn about everything from the importance of mindfulness to cutting-edge medical technology, managing your diet to controlling your hormones …and so much more!
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Whether you follow astrology or not. Whether you follow the news or not. Whether you believe or not. Whether you wear a mask or not. Whether you smoke or drink or not. Whether you are married or single. What matters?
Why is it important to ask?
Because you matter. Everything you say and do, how you are in life, matters.
Because you are here for a reason. Because you have been blessed with the gift of choice. And that matters.
I fear the majority of the population doesn’t quite understand the power behind this gift, and that they’re letting it slip past them unnoticed. That fear hurts me. It invokes judgment and a slew of emotions and physiologies that do not serve me, that don’t align in me.
So what I have to do is become the greatest manager. And remind myself that I do so because I am meant to live as an example to others. I am not meant to force it unto them, but that they will see it in me if they want to understand it for themselves. Then and only then will I assist.
What’s happening is I am living the human experience. I become emotional. I have good days and I have not so good days. I get bloated, and urinary incontinence. I have difficulty sleeping. I ruminate on things. I have outbursts in response to things I don’t like. I have responsibilities and chores and projects to occupy me. I have work to do.
And I seek healing.
I use healing as my compass to direct me to the next intersection on my path. I’m walking in a great big labyrinth. Without becoming detective, I walk nonetheless. And I pause at each sign. And I still myself with it. And I check in with my guides to make sure I’m still performing in the way I am intended to be.
I am not sure what I desire, that’s the puzzle. Every time I think I figure it out, more illuminates and I advance toward it. It’s exciting, and at times I am unsure. This is why I must trust. And in order to trust, I must believe. Respect needs to be an equal exchange. Communication is vital – between me and the divine. There needs to be good reception and the channel needs to be clear and open.
When I have this, what matters becomes clear. And what matters belongs only to me, and you, and each of us, individually. There are no two that are the same or shared. We each have our own.
Are you awake to this?
Does that matter?
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.
What matters right nowis support.Specifically, the quality of it. I am observing what’s coming up. Everyone has something going on, like always, but because of all of the uncertainty and changes to our way for being right now, it’s different. What matters to me is how we are navigating our feelings, managing our emotions, consulting with our beliefs, and exploring our options.
I’m asking: Will you know where the pain is coming from when the shift back-to arises? Will you understand what’s behind the hurt when you want to transfer it?, transmute it?, or transform it? Do you now?
When you can no longer accept the hurt (because you won’t), when you are ready for the truth – transference, transmutation, and transformation of a different kind must happen if you are to come out of this on the other side from where you are now. Otherwise, no growth or development will happen.
When you’re ready for change, you will need to change with it, or, against it.
I understand all of this in a way that you may not understand (yet). I understand why you will need to come to terms with something that is bigger than you. Something deeper will have to take place that’s more serious, and more sustainable. You will need calm, not chaos, through this process. You will need more.
I have not been shy about it – I have already lived through a life changing event. I have been through a process, and I have been working on how to get my message about it to you. No, I never imagined that we would go through one together, but pretty early on in this pandemic I recognized that now is my time to speak up. I know how my experience will help.
I remember a point a few years ago after I started my recovery, when all I thought I wanted were my “old ways” back. I felt my life come back to me, and then that wasn’t enough. I kept going. I questioned what was so great about before anyway? Then I started watching myself grow past my expectations, and then some!
You can too. You will, too. You have to start somewhere. Understanding where all the hurt and pain and confusing emotions come from is what puts you into your recovery space.
If you aren’t thinking about the shift that’s going to happen, I suggest you start. The one thing I didn’t know then, and I can confirm for you now, is – start exploring how you want to be in front of it, what do you want this experience to mean for you?
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. Find more information about her and her programs.
Araminta Freedom Initiative is a Baltimore based, non-profit organization dedicated to awakening, equipping, and mobilizing the Church and community in Maryland to end human trafficking through education, prevention strategies, and restorative survivor services. Our vision is to see every child free from human trafficking.
On February 15th Nourishing Journey is hosting a fundraiser to support Araminta – all proceeds from the event are going to Araminta to help meet critical needs.
You can participate by purchasing one (20 minute) service for $20, OR three (20 mine services) for $50. There will also be informative discussions and workshops throughout the event.
Please join us – and share this with others.
If you cannot attend this event, but would still like to donate, you can do so here.