I have had the very good fortune to meet and get to know a very special person – Linda Grace Cox. I originally found myself on her website, reading about her struggles with MS and simultaneously inspired by her courage. I felt compelled to leave a comment on one of her blog posts and the rest, as they say, is history. One thing led to another and we made an appointment to chat. We learned more about each others lives and made a very powerful and meaningful connection.
It was absolutely, meant to be.
I believe all things happen for a reason. Life is synchronicity in action. We meet the people we are supposed to meet when we are supposed to meet them. We are presented with opportunities and obstacles when the confluence of time and space intersect at the energetically perfect and pragmatic moments for all of us.
In other words, there are no coincidences.
I learned that while Linda now accepts the numerous adjustments she’s had to make in her life over the last sixteen years due to Multiple Sclerosis, she strives daily to improve her energy and mobility and to share her story with as many people as possible. She isn’t looking for sympathy, she is sharing her story and developing a community – a community of those who are willing to join her in the very courageous goal of self-healing.
And, she learned that I’m a reflexologist who incorporates energy work into my practice. I’ve been practicing reflexology on a full-time business since May 2004. It has been cathartic and healing for me to discover my personal myth – what I’m supposed to be doing in this life – and to provide it for others.
In brief, the physical approach to reflexology consists of applying pressure to specific reflexes on the feet, hands and outer ears. This inspires the body to seek balance and wellness. The physical messaging the body receives during a reflexology treatment is transmitted through the nervous system. When the body is addressed in this manner, it is reminded of its capacity to heal itself and it begins to make adjustments geared toward homeostasis, or balance.
The energetic approach I take during a reflexology session is very diverse and a little out there. I am always listening. Not in the traditional sense with my ears, but with my body and my energy field. I pick up on the vibrational quality of my clients energy patterns and receive information. I have come to know this information is what they need to know consciously, and that I am being made privy to this information through my clients’ own energy patterns.
I have come to know that our energy patterns hold the entirety of our life experience and the truth of who we are. This means we have all the information and answers we need, within us. However, finding and interpreting those answers isn’t always simple or easy. I have been blessed with a gift in this life of being able to interpret these energy patterns. I know – it’s a bit woo-woo, but I will tell you it never has failed to produce results that positively support my clients choice-making on their path toward health and healing.
This ideology is how I have lived my life and conducted my reflexology practice. By working closely with my clients – both intentionally and intuitively – toward their healing and personal growth, I have maintained a clear emphasis on delineating and addressing the physical and non-physical aspects of my clients and their energy. While there is no “one size fits all” approach, I apply the principles and then follow the information as it is presented.
Through this multi-tiered approach, virtually everyone has the opportunity to heal.
Life is full of twists and turns and all of us come into this life charged with the daily responsibility of navigating our own personal terrain. Granted we are assisted by others at certain stages and times of our lives but for the most part, it is up to us to make the most of our lives. So theoretically, we make our plans, set our goals and objectives and eventually succeed at our endeavors.
However, when your physical body becomes your greatest challenge your most immediate goal is to simply take more steps with your walker or, be in less physical pain or, to just have more energy than you did yesterday, the world is a very different place. And, when you begin each day not knowing if you will feel better or worse, there is a desperate quality to your world.
Linda Grace Cox opened herself up to me. Invited me to write this article to illuminate the potential of every individual to heal. And remind her readers of the power they have available to them – within them – they just need to open themselves up to it.