This recently came up in a conversation with a friend of mine at a local Lomi outreach.
“I really want you to work on me rather than a student because I have something going on with my back,” she said.
I knew that she had been in a few accidents over 30 years ago. Hit by a car from the right, on the same side. Twice. With two different cars. Of course she was cautious!
As I began my assessment, I could see that her pelvis was out of alignment. What’s more, I could sense her apprehension as I began to work. Fear.
I began using a lot of advanced lomi lomi techniques to release thee muscles and open up the joints so that it would be easy to put her back into alignment.
Soon after, I knew she was ready for ho’onohoiwi – a gentle way Hawaiians used to reset the bones and bring them back into alignment but I purposefully didn’t tell her ahead of time because I wanted her to remain relaxed.
This is the perfect condition to allow for release. Relax. Breathe.
I did some long axis traction of her leg. It adjusted and opened, but as I pulled her leg, I saw this startled look on her face and it looked like worry.
Are you okay?
“Yeah, I’m okay. I just was not expecting that..you’re really strong.”
I went ahead and worked on the other side. This time she knew what to expect and the other side also released.
When she got off the table, I said, “I didn’t mean to scare you, I just purposefully didn’t tell you that I was going to give just that little extra bit of traction. I needed to help the joint reset.
I could tell you were really worried about the old injury and I didn’t want that to prevent your body from allowing the release to happen.
You’re going to want to walk around and let everything settle into place.”
After a walk around the block, she came back and said “Oh my gosh, I feel so great. Thank you so much. I really needed that.”
She went on to explain all the years of anxiousness. “To this day, when I go to cross the street I still get nervous. The memory of the trauma of being hit by a car is still so ingrained in my being and my spirit.”
One day, she asked one of our Elders, Mr. Hale Makua about it. “What is going on? Why would I be getting hit twice both times from the right, both times by a car?”
He said, “Well, I guess you should remove the sign from your head.”
She laughed because she knew exactly what he meant.
If you focus on the worry, “Maybe I’m going to get hit by a car” it’s like an invitation attracting those kind of energies to you.
It also works in reverse.
“Maybe this massage technique is going to be just the thing I need,” is an invitation to a great opening. Welcome alignment. Trust in the process. All of these are wonderful affirmations remove that sign from your head.
Many of us have things we want to do, places we want to go, big dreams to fulfill. When they haven’t arrived yet or we get burned, we might worry that it’s never going to happen.
However, every break down is an opportunity for a break through.
A setback is your opportunity to remove any blocks, limiting beliefs or hesitation. Take a step towards your dreams. You always have that choice.
We can be part of manifesting the most amazing experience or we could choose to allow fear to creep in and block the path.
Remove the sign on your forehead, the one that says “this can’t be” or “that that can’t happen.”
Every year, I welcome students from all over the world to Ho’omana who want to learn Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage.
It is really exciting when you can release the muscles and joints in such a way that the bones fall very gently into place.
It worked for my friend. She is still feeling amazing today and it can work for the people you know that need that same kind of alignment.
If you’re thinking of coming to learn Lomi Lomi and thinking,…
Do I have enough money?
Is this the right timing?
Is that going to be too advanced for me?
Can I travel that far all by myself?
Recognize the road block for what it is: an opportunity. Take a moment and ask a better question, such as:
What would need to happen in order for me to say “Yes!”?
How would it feel to manifest the dream of arriving on Maui?
Who could I meet at this incredible training with people from all over the world?
At Ho’omana, our goal is to share authentic Hawaiian ancestral wisdom.
We guide you on a path to reconnect to your own spirit. Plus, you get a massage almost every day for two and a half weeks!
All sounds fabulous, right?
Whatever it is that’s keeping you from saying yes, let’s just remove that from the path and focus your energy on what you want to manifest in your life.