The Real Deal

I’m going to start off this new year by being real in this blog.
I’m usually pretty spot-on, coming from my true self, but admittedly, I do sometimes get caught up in writing things I think people want to hear from a healing facilitator. (for example: I can clear that energy from you so you don’t have to do any work yourself… yeah, soooo not me)

This past year has been an action oriented game changer.
I’ve come to realize that I am here to serve people, but not everyone.
What I have to offer, my skill-set and gifts, aren’t one size fits all, or even most.

And - I am A-OK with this.

In fact, I LOVE it. “It” being this place of a kind of freedom, clarity, balance, and unstuckness.
I love this! I get to speak to, and work with, people that vibe with me best.

If you follow me, you know I’m not a quick fix, put a band aid on it, traditional bodywork therapist.
Far from it.
I don’t even work with the physical body that way.

I provide transformational bodywork.
I go deep, I see deep, I feel things deeply - just like YOU do.

Physiologically you may feel things - yes, real aches and pains - but the physical body is the last thing that heals on your journey.
I believe it’s your instrument to learn to embrace your embodied wisdom by reconnecting to your Inner Self.

Your Inner Self represents you your core values and the intuitive guidance system you connect to regularly to stay aligned and balanced in your life. ( Work, personal, and spiritual)

Yep, I said Inner Self. And, YES, we all have this innate intuitive nature.
Men call it your gut instinct, I refer to it as connecting to the heart, and one of my friends says it’s her “Spidey-Sense”. (I LOVE THAT ONE)

It also sucks when I am not in touch with this aspect of myself, just like it probably sucks for you. This is when I feel insecure, not complete, looking for outside approval A LOT, and stuck.
Just like any good, strong relationship, it’s a commitment to stay in tune with your body, mind, spirit connection.

To stay on top the internal part (the story, the emotion, the moment in time) that was triggered by the external world somehow, can sometimes feel difficult and exhausting. (We DO make our own emotional stress by the way…)
But, by staying in the moment, checking in with my inner self, and understanding how I hold, carry, and project my energy, I see what I am accountable for in any situation. And believe me when I say, I am far from perfect in this aspect, but I am always working on it, and always will be.
It’s a sigh of relief to know this because then I can use my physical, alchemical, and energy tools to feel more harmonious, clear, and inspired. And to learn to shift old stories and live with more flow and ease that extends to all I do in my life.
I then feel more enlivened instead of exhausted.
It’s amazingly empowering! :)

I look forward to sharing some of my tools this year to assist you in reconnecting to your inner self and living your life in your amazing body.
Big Love!
Lisa Kai

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Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Visionary Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tikiphile, digs jazz (well, all types of music really!), double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.


 

Alchemy Within

Hi! You haven’t heard from me in a bit. It’s not because I haven’t been inspired to share, but because I HAVE been inspired, yet have needed to be present with it all.
One of my teachers - and now I myself - call it -SIT WITH IT.

If you’re a bit confused about this, so was I, but, recently I had this amazing “A-HA” moment as to what this really means for me, and for us, as a collective.

Let me share - This past week, I had a meet up with a Soul Sister for a walk in the woods. She is a life coach, and we were talking about tapping into our intuition, our inner selves - a bit of the mystical side of life - to guide us on our next steps in our lives and in our businesses. (Something both of us have really been attuned to for the past month or more.)

We talked about how there really are NO words to describe what it feels like when you are in-tune with that inner-most part of yourself. (Peaceful, clear, going with the flow, trust, and faith are a few, but don’t really describe it sufficiently.) Alas language… inadequate at times, right?

What came up next was the “A-HA” moment for me, and it seems super-important to share with a capital “S”!!!

It’s not that either of us didn’t want to immediately share our experiences in our blogs or out in the world - to feel a stronger connection to others or to possibly inspire someone else to try it too…

What we realized was that by writing about our experiences - all the time, right then - was that it took away from the deep sense of presence of what we were tapped to inside.

For me, my inner barometer would go haywire, and I would feel un-aligned.
I am finding that it is necessary to stay tapped-in, tuned-in, and going with the flow, to keep that connection with the inner self as my first and foremost relationship- to learn from that space, then learn how to bring that forward to serve others at a deeper level with that embodied knowledge.

That alchemy of all the internal and external elements coming together to work in harmony is important for navigating the world from our hearts and souls instead of the mind, and to living life with acceptance, vital energy, trust, and centered presence.

I believe this is the biggest, and one of many steps, of being navigated by the inner self.
And a wondrous “A-HA” moment for me.

I am curious to see what happens.
How about you?

Big Love… Lisa Kai

The Flower of Life - a Sacred Geometry symbol for alchemy.

The Flower of Life - a Sacred Geometry symbol for alchemy.

 

Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Visionary Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tikiphile, digs jazz (well, all types of music really!), double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.