Chapter 2 – Confessions of Chiang Mai

This trip has been such an interestingly enlightening ride already, and I’m only 2 weeks in……
Here I am, learning and practicing Thai Massage in a country that I had never been to, or imagined I would love as much as I love beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand. Starting with an intense and emotional 5 days of bodywork and meeting new people from all over the world, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and alone.
By the end of the week I was ready to let loose and get a little wild. So I did. I enjoyed a weekend of letting go, learning new things and really questioning myself. Why did I come all this way to take this class? The past 8 years that I have been a massage therapist, why now? I was completely out of my comfort zone.
This week has been completely different from last week, I have had an introduction to some new energy work from a fellow classmate, reiki and yoga nidra. Both have peeked my interest and will push me to learn new techniques to improve my skills and further my energy work abilities. In school I’ve added to and enhanced the Thai Massage skills I learned last week. I am excited to bring home and share my new skills with my family and clients.
I have learned that the paths I’ve taken in the past have just been trails that are leading me to my true calling. With a few eye opening epiphanies that have taught me more about myself than ever before, from being comfortable being solo (even though I’m an only child, this is a hard lesson to learn for me) to learning when to stop talking and just listen. Listen to people’s energies and emotions and fight the battles worth fighting and let others come into their own knowledge and experiences, sharing my own is not always welcome and can be taken incorrectly and offensive.
I’m on a journey that is long and has only just begun, I look forward to growing and learning while I work on myself and my own weaknesses. My life will forever be changed by what has happened and I look forward to keeping this flow in motion as I continue my journey on this wild ride.
If I can get 8,000 miles from home after living in one of the most expensive locations in America and have a life changing experience as fantastic and fruitful as this one, anyone can do it.
I hope to inspire people to take their own journey and find themselves.
Photo Credit: J.Rupe
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