Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Shoulder Has A Message for Me

I got a massage yesterday from a kick ass Crossfit massage woman. She also does energy work (shh! Don't tell Middlebrow, the skeptic!). 
So when she worked her way over to my left shoulder she said, "Your shoulder has an attitude." Yeah, uh, tell me something I don't know! This is the shoulder that I injured in college (produce department injury) and which recently (January-March) prevented me from lifting heavy weight overhead, doing pull ups or push ups. 
Then she said, "Your shoulder has a message for you."
Here is what my shoulder wanted to say. Apparently these are the negative attitudes my shoulder has been holding on to:
  • blaming circumstance for what I am
  • feeling that life has been hard on me
  • pessimistic beliefs about my life
  • feeling martyred and bitter
  • lacking insight into myself and my workings
  • having no self-esteem
  • liver and gall-bladder problems
I accept the challenge to:
  • take responsibility for myself and my actions
  • create a positive reality for myself
  • know that I am growing with every experience
  • be able to help others through my own learning
  • empower myself through self-responsibility
So obviously my shoulder and I need to communicate more. We have some things to work out this summer. 


Lisa B. said...

Poor reticent yet somehow talkative shoulder. How good, though, that you were able to have that conversation via the massage/energy person. (I have done this too, but we won't talk about it in front of MB.)

Nik said...

That is one talkative shoulder. I need an injury to give me direction.