Author: Andi Tippie
Or, how to feel more peaceful without needing to manifest your “life’s desire”.
This was running through my head last night as I was falling asleep – the understanding that Light Running is different from almost everything else out there.
With Light Running, the intention is cleaning out my reactions.
Not changing things outside me. Not trying to control things. Not being angry or sad or hurt or even self-righteous that things aren’t going the way I want them to.
It’s about letting go of any reactions that come to the surface.
It’s about forgiving myself for having done what I’m triggered by in others – even if it’s not even this lifetime or nearly as egregious. (This is mirroring)
It’s about feeling more peaceful exactly where I am without needed to change anything.
It’s not about “manifesting things” to feel better. (This is one way of avoiding your emotions.)
It’s not about talking myself out of feeling how crappy I feel in the moment.
It’s about owning my emotions. Not blaming, just feeling. Experiencing. And it’s about feeling peaceful feeling crummy! About being comfortable feeling uncomfortable.
Because, on the other side of feeling the discomfort is feeling more peaceful. Releasing that belief, feeling less triggered, feeling less rocked.
Not so that I can manifest something.
Just so I can feel peaceful. Accepting. Appreciative of not only the “good” times, but also finding value in the challenges. Because these challenges support me releasing old, unsupportive beliefs, thoughts, memories.
That’s it. (Ha! “That’s it” – if only it were really that easy!)
But it’s hard to sell that. Especially when we’re wired as humans (and especially by our society) to want a reward. To want things to be DIFFERENT so we can feel peaceful.
What if there were a way to feel more peaceful in EVERY situation? Even if you’re sad or angry or jealous or terrified or panicked?
That right there is pretty valuable. That’s what Light Running is.
No, it doesn’t pay the bills, but it helps you feel more peaceful and clear about the bills to pay and how to deal with them.
No, you may still be annoyed by someone, but you are peaceful with that and not needing them to be gone. (Especially helpful when you CAN’T remove them from your life!) And eventually, you can accept them for who they are without needing them to be different.
AND you can also find tremendous gratitude when things ARE going well because you aren’t taking them for granted in the same way. And you find gratitude for the challenges because they help you feel more peaceful.
So, yeah. That was going through my head last night.
It’s definitely a different way to look at healing. Healing becomes more about accepting than changing. And sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around. Okay, it’s hard for ME to wrap MY head around when I have those big reactions come up!
But I’ll tell you, it feels MUCH better being peaceful in EVERY situation than it does to feel peaceful ONLY when things go the way I want.
That’s a much better way to live. Far fewer rugs get swept out from under me now.
And when they do, I have the tools to help me clean out my reactions and recognize the value in that rug being pulled out….
Light Running is pretty amazing stuff!
I’m going to just go one step further… Into my discomfort.
You see, when I share how you can get a Light Running session, my fear is that you’ll say, “Wow. Quit trying to sell me something, lady!”
But really, I just wanted to share with you that if you want to see what it feels like to feel more peaceful, Light Running may support you. Or you can skip to the end…
And if all you want to do is chat for a few minutes to see if we are a match to work together. Call or text me and we’ll set up a time to chat for a few minutes.
Oh, and just so you know, I’m always flexible with how much you pay for your session. Seriously. Don’t let the money stop you. Just text me and I’ll send you a coupon, if you’d like!
This work… well, I believe it’s so important that I want it to be available to everyone.
Whew. Thank you for letting me share this.
Thank you for being here to “listen”.
First off, thank you. Like, big, huge, deep heartfelt thank you. My last post was SO incredibly hard to write.
Post. It was insanely hard to post. (Writing was hard, posting was harder!)
But so many of you reached out to me and shared that it touched you, or that you were thinking of me or sent your love.
And I thank you for that. I meant SO much to me!
And that showed me that this is where I want to go. Deeper, more heartfelt and honest…
You may (or may not!) have seen my post on Instagram about my Avoidance blend. I created it with the intention of facing into everything I was avoiding – and you have already seen some of the shifts because of it…. my last post (actually, I’d read it first).
I wanted to share with you what specifically I’ve been doing and what it’s been bringing to the surface.
So, first off, I made that essential oil blend (doTERRA oils only) and started off by slathering myself.
Behind the ears. On the heart. Back of the neck. Bottom of the feet. 3rd chakra (diaphragm). And about 10 other places. LOL! (I literally would have bathed in it if it hadn’t been in a roller ball.)
I was just ready to really shift how much I avoid things.
After a few days of that, I started to feel myself opening up. I saw my morning meditations shift a little. I saw myself seeing where I’ve avoided things. Posting on my blog for the first time in more than a year. Going to my teacher and having deeper things revealed to me. Defeat, for one big one.
Seeing Defeat for what it was – a limiting belief that was so tricky and playing so quietly in the background that I didn’t even notice it subtly influencing me.
And then I started to make friends with Defeat instead of avoiding it. Thanking it for being there, asking it to leave. Letting go of feeling ashamed of my feelings of defeat.
Then I saw how I’ve wanted to restart my morning yoga practice for YEARS and never made it stick. So I dusted off my 40 Days of Yoga book – literally dusted off – remembering that it was about resistance (a form of avoidance) and started my yoga practice again.
I want to talk about avoidance a little bit more and how it’s showing up for me…
I see it all over the place for myself, but it’s showing up in a big way with its good friend shame right now. You see, I’m growing my businesses – my Light Running vibrational healing and my doTERRA essential oils businesses – and to reach more people, it just makes sense to post on Instagram or Facebook. Or send emails to my email list. Or post on my blog. And I really struggle with these.
Okay, I avoid them. And when I post lately, they don’t feel like ME.
And truthfully, it brings up SO much shame.
Here I am, I do my own inner work on a daily (hourly!) basis and I still struggle with shame and avoidance.
(I’ll admit – I’m actually in tears writing this all down. That’s how deep the shame is. )
Anyway, when the shame comes up, I avoid sharing and then I feel defeated. (This is a new awareness as of last week – defeated. And it’s HUGE to face into it.)
But with the work I do, I know how to face into it. Usually that’s in a pretty private way with a few very close friends who support me. And I do the work that helps me shift things.
So I’m going to let go of needing to make sure everything is “right” with this post and whether or not I’m being clear. Whether or not you understand all these things I’m going to share. And I’m going to share with you my process.
Because it’s to remind ME of what I’m doing.
Because even thought I’m in a place of shame and I want to run away and avoid so I don’t feel defeated, I’m actually writing this down. I’m moving through it and working to keep it from defining me.
Okay, here’s my process: Continue reading
Okay, that’s a bit inflammatory. LOL! Maybe you do have it all right! Let’s see, though…
Here are a few questions to help you see what your Self Care covers and see if you can improve it in some way… Continue reading
2018 is here! Are you excited? Curious? Nervous?
Of course, each new year can be a time during which we embark on new things, reassess what we’ve done in the past or just feel like we’ve wiped our slate clean. But as we go into each year, we may feel like we’re carrying bunch of baggage along with us – old thoughts, beliefs and so much more that we may have outgrown.
How? Continue reading
What a year! Not sure about everyone out there in blog-land, but I know I’ve felt the super high energy of 2017 and have shifted SO immensely… I thought I’d do a quick wrap up and share with you a few things that are coming/changing/etc for the new year! (And newsletter subscribers, please read on to see some new stuff!) Continue reading
Back in April, my friend, Tina, came to visit and teach me about using doTERRA oils and why she felt they were so amazing. And it was a bit of an excuse to pay for her trip here, too… Although, I have to admit that I was a bit shocked at how much my view about essential oils during her visit!
After playing with them for myself, beginning to use them with my clients and seeing/feeling some pretty huge changes with the energy, it became pretty clear that it was important to share this with everyone. Rather than extoll the virtues of why I believe doTERRA is such a great company (you can read about that on their site for sure!), I thought I’d share with you my favorite oils – and why I love them! Continue reading
When our brains are going a mile a minute, racing in every direction, we can feel crazed and overloaded. Ultimately, it’s just your ego trying to get your attention focused on your thoughts and help you avoid your emotions. But by grounding and connecting yourself, you get your focus from your brain and you can allow yourself to FEEL your emotions so that they can be released… Continue reading
Yes, I know it’s been radio silence for quite a long time, but I’ve had my reasons… legitimate or not, who knows!
Essentially, I could feel that every post I started wasn’t where I wanted it to be energetically. Things I chose to write about just had the feel of a reaction in them. Very small, quite often, but still there. So after I’d write something up, I’d just save it and not publish it or I’d trash it and move on… waiting for something to shift.
Each new year, I look at everyone making the same resolutions each year and I always feel a bit…. odd. Or maybe uncomfortable. That feeling that maybe I should make a resolution, but it no longer feels correct. And for so many reasons… Why arbitrarily at the beginning of the year? And am I a failure if I don’t achieve it? What if I don’t do any? Is that a copout? Continue reading
Holy cats, the energies are high right now! Everyone has SO much coming to the surface and it can be incredibly uncomfortable…
But what is really going on?
You may or may not realize this, but when we have emotions come up and we can deal with those emotions in a few different ways. We can choose to be stoic and stuff all of the craziness. We can puke them up all over everyone while blaming others for how we feel. Or we can work toward gracefully feeling our emotions so that they can be released….. Continue reading
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted about journaling so I thought I’d touch base on it again….
Did any of you try out my last Journaling Prompts? (If you haven’t seen them, you’ll find them at the end of my previous journaling post.) If so, did you learn anything about yourself?
For myself, I find that journaling is currently pretty sporadic – sort of like this blog is right now – and yet, when I take the time, I find it incredibly helpful. I can untangle the truth from the garbage and begin to find the points of growth inside my mess… Continue reading
Have you ever walked into a room and felt delighted and clear and ready to do or approach anything with ease? Or have you walked into a place and felt oppressed or weighted down – or even wanted to turn around and leave that area? In both cases, you were feeling the “energy”, or actually, the vibration of the energy in that room.
The other day, I was working on a client when I had a thought come in…. Continue reading
Here’s the second thing I will do to help me clear my mind… But trust me, “clearing my mind” was NOT what it did at first…. Meditation.
Okay, I know some of you may be thinking, “Wait. What? Meditating sitting saying ‘Om’ for 30 minutes doesn’t sound at all like fun! And I don’t have the time! I don’t even care about study after study after study saying it’s helpful. I don’t have time.” Continue reading
Today has been a little frustrating. Choosing a topic to post about today. Trying to get an ad started on Facebook. Finding the energy to do SOMETHING!
And then it struck me.
We sometime feel we have to FORCE things to happen. Push through and just do SOMETHING.
I thought I’d share a few things that I use as tools when I’m off my center. But that I mean, in a huge reaction: angry, sad, scared or any combination of those. Feeling judgmental, frustrated, lost or unsure. I hope that some of the things that I use regularly will help you work through some of your frustrations! Continue reading
All about me… Okay, that might be a bit much! Maybe just a few of the highlights… Continue reading