It’s been quite some time since I’ve written, though I’ve been writing to you in my mind for a while. While I’ve missed our interactions and reaching out, it’s been a great time of change, rearrange, introspection, and integration – into another way of being – that continues. How about you, in the midst of shifts? I’m not sure where it’s all going, or what it all means, though it’s sure tremendous for all of us.For me it’s been big changes and redirections, coming out of questioning everything in my life, knowing/not knowing, clarity/confusion, huge leaps forward while grappling with the next step. I’ve given up an abundance of teaching, fallen in love (and caregiving as my man hasn’t being well for some months), writing lots of new material, and recorded 5 songs. Though I wouldn’t wish the pain Anthony’s been through onto anyone, his love, and most all the rest I’m experiencing are the stuff dreams are made of, and answers to my prayers, though I’m honestly super challenged to dig deeper, face and embrace outdated and degraded belief systems within that tell me “I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” “too much,” etc. Maybe you know these broken records of the mind? I’m convinced they’re not unique, special – or personal.
Universally, what’s clear is there’s no going back to certain ways of being, and the way forward is what’s in the moment, and in the heart. Though engaged in projects, stillness and self-reflection are serving as great antidotes to what would otherwise have me running on the exhaust fuel of anxiety – under the guise of feeling productive and purposeful. Sound familiar?
The body always knows– and when stressed, overwhelm and exhaustion can lead to feeling run down, and cause stored symptoms in the body to awaken and come forth from dormancy. As someone recovering from adrenal exhaustion and witnessing this in most everyone I work with, its clear that getting loads of rest, keeping the body hydrated, mineralized with a high raw diet, and a summer cleanse are key. Yet, I’ve also discovered that if my heart isn’t engaged in all aspects of life, no amount of raw food or cleansing can make up for it.
Is your heart feeling engaged with life? Do you wake up tired? It may mean you need even more rest as we largely repair with sleep, a cleanse reboot, and some heart exploration. Especially in these times of great change, its important to de-stress, allow the adrenals to rest, take time for more sleep, and tune in within. How much regeneration do you need, on all levels? It depends on the degree the adrenal glands have been (over) used in balance with replenishing them, and how much the heart’s been heeded.
Though I’ve been eating vegan, high to all raw for almost half my life, and fasting, meditating, and exercising for some time, over-working stress has lead to seriously reexamining what’s revving the engines so high – and listening deeper to what my heart is evolving into. How about you, how’s your heart growing?
Slowing down is giving me space to look at what I’ve been unconsciously running from, open more to love, to trust, and feel fine with not knowing. Did we ever know anyway? It’s refreshing, though scary at times to keep letting go of busyness and business, and to show up for myself, and my beloved in a way that’s more rested, reflective and stable. It feels like an uncoiling, or detangling of knots that has kept my heart protected in a world of working and hiding behind “service.” All the while longing for love (in many forms), togetherness, a sense of family, and yes – romance, feeling acknowledged and loved only the way a man can give a woman, because she’s first taking care of herself and actually available.
Does all this mean I will no longer work with people? Hardly. It just means I’m learning to listen to my body and heart as much as I encourage others, to open like I so want for another, and deepen my own self-love, acknowledgment, acceptance, and trust – just like I want for anyone seeking something beyond the one dimensional satisfaction that a work/protection identity can provide, and the alluring accolades that go with it.
What have you been going through in this past year? Are you too feeling a pull towards what calls you, no matter the stakes? I understand, and emphasize with the trepidation – albeit the excitement – that it goes with.
May the unknown be welcomed with a sense of adventure, fears be acknowledged as great teachers, and even though we may have no idea what we’re doing or where we’re going, may we trust change and not only accept it, and mourn as needed, yet may we also receive the invitation to rise up, grow and love that much more.
My Love, Support & Dedication…
Help In Hearing Your Heart’s Call….
To support you with following your heart, I’m offering 1 free tuition to our next 10 Day Raw Food Chef Certification & Detox Training coming up November 5th – 16th in Bali. Write me a 1 page or less on what you’ve been going through this past year, your hearts call, and why coming to our training would help you to achieve what you really want!
Need some immediate personal support in NYC? Come see me for a private session and we can go in depth one on one together.
Naturopathic & Intuitive Body/Soul Readings
(1-1.5 hours, $150, NYC/LES)
July 10th-12th & July 25th – 27th
Amy’s readings offer you an overview of your body’s condition (with emphasis on detecting blood quality, organs, glands, and emotions) – which helps you to understand how your emotions and lifestyle affect your body, and desire for health and wellbeing. Reading you like a map, both physically and emotionally, she brings healing, and health solutions to meet your deeper needs – body to mind, biochemistry to spirit.
10 Day Raw Food Chef Certification & Detox Training
November 5th – 16th… Ubud, Bali
The last of its kind, if you’ve been wanting to attend a chef training with us, now is the time as this is the last one we will be offering. Next year our trainings will have a different focus.
In the first 5 days students learn hands-on and interactive with our amazing raw chef Jillian Love with two kitchen sessions each day. We then have 2 days off – followed by our 5 day detox… this body and soul cleanse focuses not only on cleaning your blood, yet also on helping you to tune in within, and feel empowered to live your dream life. http://www.amyrachelle.com/live-events/10-day-raw-food-chef-certification-detox-training-nov-5-nov-16-2015/
Learn how to run your own retreats while working with us in Bali for 2 weeks during our 10 Day Raw Food Chef Certification & Detox Training, Nov. 5-16.
Email us for an application: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Dr. Amy:
Based in New York City and Bali, Indonesia – Amy Rachelle is a naturopath specializing in raw and wholefood nutrition combined with detoxification, and understanding oneself, science to spirit. She created Pure Raw in 2005 and has since coach thousands of individuals in living and eating healthier. Her work is a successful and proven formula that helps people to:
- develop lifelong habits for eating and living healthy, physical to emotional, personal to professional.
- balance body weight
- heal skin imbalances (acne, psoraisis, excema, etc)
- be free of digestive difficulties, colitis, constipation, bloating, headaches, candida, gas, headaches, dark circles under eyes, back pain, & fatigue
- regain skin elactiscity, feel fresh and whole with more energy, greater vibrancy, and a vibrant presence
- feel purposeful, be free of depression, balance mental stability, heal relationships, gain clarity