Spiritual Anorexia

Creation is born from a balance between expansive freedom and working from within. The magical and mysterious octopus perfectly illustrates this balance.

The octopus symbolizes complexity, diversity, mystery, vision, intelligence, illusion, variability, and insight. Many cultures across the globe associate the octopus with magical powers as it enters your awareness to awaken you…and this has certainly been a period of ‘Great Spiritual Awakening’ for many.

This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to take the time to reflect upon the next chapter in their own lives…The storyline will be different for everyone of course… We are all directors of our own play… Choose your characters wisely as you set the stage. Decide for yourself what is important for you.

Move beneath the surface and dig deeper. After you diagnose what you may or may not be willing to live with, pave a new path by seeking alternatives…Modify the negative dynamics of any experience in your life by shifting perceptions and asking yourself…”What can I learn from this?”

If you continually just play the odds’ in life you are not an active participant in your own play…You are merely sleepwalking…An extra just ‘waiting in the wings’. Here’s your chance to get in the game. Stop taking everything at face value. Ask questions and think for yourself, Sometimes it takes a ‘wrecking ball’ to pave the way to something new.

Theoretically speaking, we are a nation of the ‘starving’ suffering from a severe case of ‘spiritual anorexia’. We try in vain to divert our attention away from our own serious and persistent mental imbalances instead of taking a good long look at ourselves from a spiritual perspective.

Please do not misinterpret my meaning. I am not referring to the biological causes of mental illness. That is a very serious and altogether different subject deserving of its own attention. Here, I am referring to the ailing human spirit, where finding a balance in our emotional state to improve upon our physical, mental, and spiritual health is paramount.

We are so focused on our ‘outer world’ by constantly attempting to fill the void with work, excessive spending, alcohol, drugs, multiple partners, idiotic political games, and/or meeting the expectations of others, that we lose sight of our own ‘inner self-worth’.

We continually make excuses and surrender our dreams, choices, traumas/dramas, and struggles in relationships to what we call fate instead of taking charge of our own lives.

Turning points for interventions are the times in our lives when we are faced with a ‘challenge of faith’…Be it an illness or seemingly insurmountable situation or loss, these are the opportunities to reach for something more…To become someone better than we were before.

Living with a sense of purpose requires great inner strength. Sometimes we sleepwalking humans need moments of being alarmed enough to awaken to the changes necessary to move forward on our path. An existential crisis for example, or threat thereof, can rock us to the core and shake us from our complacency. It creates a crack in that outer shell to allow us the vulnerability required for deep healing and insight to occur.

Now we are better able to arrive at our own truth about the things that are of the most concern to us by being more acutely aware and tuned in to our own natural senses. The world has more than its fair share of unscrupulous people, and you have come too far to be taken advantage of by the ‘deceitful’.

What is your intuition telling you?


Cyndi Wilkins
Cyndi Wilkins
I am a licensed/ certified massage and bodywork professional and the sole proprietor of The Healing Element, located in downtown Marblehead Ma. I have been practicing the art and science of therapeutic massage and energetic bodywork for nearly 20 years. Through my training as a manual therapist, coupled with my understanding of body-centered psychotherapy, I am an empathetic partner helping my clients heal from physical pain due to illness or injury and emotional pain/trauma. My approach to healing is in recognizing the mind and body work together in creating the health of all of its systems. I welcome the opportunity to work with anyone with a desire to reconnect with their mind, body, and spirit to explore the root causes of discomfort and disease. Together we work to initiate the body's own natural response to the physical and emotional triggers caused by everyday life stresses. The goal is to address the complete body/mind complex in a truly integrative, holistic way. I also love writing and sharing dialogue with those who encourage 'positivity' as the directional flow of conversation, especially when confronting conflicting attitudes. Reinforcing positive dialogue with a calm inner presence and open-mindedness activates the inner wisdom embodied within each conversation. I believe this allows us to move more freely through life's difficulties and navigate our way to healthier solutions. Health does not come from medicine...Most of the time, it comes from peace of mind, peace of heart, and peace of the soul. It comes from laughter and love. For more information about my work, please visit my website/blog as well as my profiles on the links provided above.

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