December 17, 2020
Word of the Week: Transition
A week before my grandma left this Earth, I had a splitting headache, my body felt like it was hit by a car and I felt exhausted for seemingly no good reason. After a few days, it became clear that my symptoms were connected to my grandmother’s struggle, nearing the end of her life. Sure enough, she called late last week to tell me it was her time to rest. I was able to communicate the urgency to my family and we were all able to say our goodbyes. Andrew and I raced home to be at her bedside, her hand in mine, as she took her last breath.
My favorite human on the planet, my beloved grandmother, my feminist shero, has crossed to the other side of the rainbow. I am not okay. My heart feels empty and achy. I cry intensely and randomly. Feeding myself feels like hard work.
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But what a gift it is being an intuitive who has—for better or worse—always been connected to other realms. There are days when I’m so grateful to be who I am. I get to help loved ones crossover peacefully. To say “just the right thing” to friends when they’re going through a difficult time. To help clients connect to their ancestors and guide them through a difficult decision. To smell things from across the country, see colorful auras, witness energy bouncing off plants and touch someone and have their pain go away.
But other days, my third eye hurts so much I want to cry. Or I can’t get out of bed because my body physically aches for the collective. Or I sense something bad will happen and I have to just wait it out. Or I grieve so much for someone else my eyes swell shut.
Self-care and boundaries for intuitives are no joke. They’re non-negotiable for surviving in this 3D world. I’m getting better at boundaries with my family, but psychic boundaries are a whole other ball game. I haven’t figured it all yet, but I’m committed to navigating this plane as an intuitive with grace. I’m committed to figuring out how to harness my gifts without it taking such a toll on my mental health and wellbeing. If this is a struggle for you too, I’m so grateful we are able to walk this path together.
Ask Yourself: How can I comfort myself during grieving periods?
Weekly Mantra: I am allowed to take space to mourn.
When in Doubt, Jam It Out!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by N’Sync (Follow my Spotify playlist, “Jam it Out with Elizabeth” to stay up-to-date with the weekly tunes 🎵)
Things I Think You’ll Love:
Join Power Journal: How to Write Your Truth, a 10-week writing class where women come to understand their personal belief system and author a book of philosophical and moral truths. Hosted by my writing teacher, Dr. Stephanie Han, I’m sure this is gonna be a powerful experience!
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I got to chat with Crooked Illness Podcast host Paris Prynkiewicz in her latest episode on self-love and perfectionism and the power of self-compassion to overcome different manifestations of perfectionism like fear of failure, procrastination and imposter syndrome.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the outpouring of love I’ve received this past week. I am so grateful for this community. Sending many blessings to you and your family for a beautiful holiday.