Happy New Year! I know we’re a good way through January but I haven’t written a post since October so I still feel its ok to wish you a HNY.
For me, the end of last year was such a mixture of emotions. I was working towards my first Spanish retreat full of enthusiasm, excitement and pride then in a heartbeat my world stopped when I had the devastating news that my friend had taken his own life.
I’ve always found a great passion in helping people with their mental health through meditation, holistic healing and just taking the time to talk to people by tuning into their energy using my intuition. However when my friend died I felt a heavy weight of guilt that I couldn’t help him and didn’t do enough to help him. This thought is lifting through participating in various healing sessions, sound baths and more, but it made me question my whole being, my philosophy, my drive and passion for the work I do.
I decided that until I have deeper knowledge I can not make the assumption that it was my responsibility to help alleviate his pain. This weekend was my first step towards making a positive move to understanding and additionally gaining new skills to help others, I attended a two day course in ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with @theolliefoundation. This is the end of my client/therapist journey with anyone suffering, there is nowhere else to go so it seemed logical for me to attend and have the right tools in place to intervene if necessary.
I’d already decided to have a ‘what will be will be year’, but more so after this event, I’m spending my year tuning into energy, listening to my gut feeling, exploring messages and signs that present themselves and flowing with more of a natural vibe to see where life takes me. I feel strongly that this is part of my healing and will help me meet the right people, in the right places at the right time.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported, comforted, listened, advised and just been there for me over the last few months, you guys rock and I’m lucky to have you in my life!
Look after each other out there, keep talking and if you know of someone who is suffering get in touch.