by Cailin O'Hara, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM
Have you seen this video? Never, Ever Give Up
A professor showed it to us in one of my doctoral classes today after asking us, “who has made a positive impact on your life?" I thought of an old therapist of mine. I desperately sought her help for anxiety back in 2009 or so. She became more of a mentor to me over time. She taught me about self-worth, mindfulness, creating the life you want and natural healing approaches.
She helped me wake up.
Back then, I was so disconnected from myself.
I didn’t understand how I was creating my own pain and anxieties.
At the time, I felt victimized in every way.
It was such a low point. I was living in fear. My health was declining.
I was panicked, overwhelmed and feeling lost.
I’m lightyears from that feeling now.
I’m not that person.
I had a LOT of undoing to do. The therapist I mentioned was sort of the beginning. I went on to find more healers to help me; I dedicated myself to healing and enrolled in a Chinese medicine program.
Ok, so how is this about me believing in YOU, though?
There were people that believed in me when I couldn't see my way out.
They saw me as whole and healed and helped light my way back home to myself.
This is now what I hope to do for you.
Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you can’t do, or have, or become.
You are a living miracle.
You are perfect.
Everything about you is just right.
The art is in learning how that’s true, how you can side with yourself once and for all as your own best friend, your own soul mate, now and as long as you live (and beyond).
I envision you in perfect health.
I see you in all of your intricacies that come together to make the magical being that you are. You really are far more powerful than you could ever know.
But it’s worth trying to find out.
Don’t let anyone take away your hope.
Don’t believe in anything that doesn’t resonate with you.
If there is something you want, some way you want to feel, some level of life you want to live, it really is yours.
I believe in you.
Cailin O'Hara, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM, is nationally board certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is based in Phoenix, AZ.