Many years ago I was asked to do a training program outside of my home town that would mean that I would have to leave my secure little home in the woods and move for 3 full months to do this work. I was excited about training new people to work with people, but at the same time I was apprehensive about my personal abilities and skills, and whether or not I was ready to deliver the program. At the same time I had met a new partner and he had two children that were young, who in a short period of time had become a very important part of my life. I had finally found the family that I had dreamed of being a part of and I had to decide whether or not to leave them for 3 months which sure seemed like a long time to me. With all of this happening I developed a clot in my leg which left me in great distress mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. What could I do. I went to the Doctor who immediately looked after the physical problem by placing me on blood thinners, however, the pain persisted and I decided that I would go and do the work that had been placed in front of me. I remember hobbling onto the ferry that would take me to my new place of employment and away from my secluded life in the woods and it was amazing how my life changed at that time by following through, risking to learn and grow, and move out of my cocoon! This move was the beginning of a very fulfilling career of training people to help others through training programs. Wow, what an honor to do this kind of work and see the results. It was also the beginning of my personal growth in understanding some of my personal issues, as my co-trainer introduced me to an individual who sure helped me to understand me and some of my behaviors very clearly.
Alan, taught a course in psychological self defense and I will be eternally grateful for the understanding I gained at that time through him about the REACHING AND RUNNING SYNDROMES that I create in my life.
Very simply understood, when I am wanting to avoid things, or I am uncertain about taking another step forward my legs and feet can be affected through manifesting aches, pains or problems. The reaching syndrome will happen and I will know when I am reaching for something that I may believe to be out of my grasp because of low self esteem or other difficulties and I have ended up with pains in my shoulders and arms. When I acknowledge these pains and the reasons that they may exist in my life, it is certainly miraculous how the pains and difficulties may disappear!.
Thank you Alan for this knowledge, it has assisted me many times to dis create some of the aches and pains that appear in my body!
Peace, love, light and blessings!