Something profound occurred to me on Thursday as I drove home from my last massage appointment. When I say last massage appointment, I mean it most likely was the last one of my career as a massage therapist. I have been slowly transitioning for the past few years out of that career into my new career as a Life Coach and Family Constellations facilitator. I had a huge “aha” moment during my own constellation facilitated by my teacher, Michelle Blechner, about three years ago. In that constellation, I discovered that my massage career was linked to my mother.
Since the age of about ten or eleven, I would often give my mother back rubs or foot massages while we were watching TV on Saturday nights. Then I started working on my three older sisters, and eventually it was just something I did for family and friends all the time. It wasn’t until 2002 when I went to massage school at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami that I started doing it professionally. You could say that my massage career actually started with my mom on those Saturday nights so many years ago.
During the constellation I mentioned, we were taking a look at my career and where there might be blocks to my prosperity. The representative for “massage therapy” didn’t know who or what she was representing, but she kept saying that she felt like my mother and that she was ready to let me go. She kept encouraging me to move forward like she was sending me off to college and a new chapter. That’s when the connection became so clear. Letting go of massage was another layer of letting go of my mother who passed in 2011. That’s why it was so difficult for me to let it go even though I felt ready to expand into new territory. It was so freeing to have “my mother” release me from that holding pattern. After that, my Life Coaching and Family Constellations practice really took off.
The thing that is so profound about Thursday is that it just happened to be the 7th anniversary of my mother’s passing. How appropriate that one chapter ended and a new one began on that day. To all of my massage clients that I have seen regularly for the past several years, I know you know that you are much more than clients to me. You are part of me, you are family, and you will always have a place in my heart.
If you are ready to discover the blocks to your prosperity, health, or wellbeing that might be hiding in your unconscious mind, I highly encourage you to give Family Constellations a try. Look around my website for more information or send me an email to schedule a private session in person, by phone, or via Skype.
Until next time, may all of your beginnings and endings be full of grace and gratitude.