On Monday evening I learned that Inner Harmony Wellness Center would be permanently closing its doors at the end of August. This is the lovely place where I have rented office space and conducted group programs for the past 2.5 years. The news came unexpectedly, but also at a divinely arranged time for me and my professional life too. I want to reflect on a few important messages that are apparent to me about this change, that also can be applied to any change you may be facing as well. If you have been intimately involved with Inner Harmony Wellness Center, I hope my words will bring comfort and hope to you too.
1. Endings Bring Emotions. Feel them Fully!
When I first got the news, I didn’t really feel much immediately. The information had to sink in. That night I had many dreams that allowed me to experience the multitude of emotions tied up in this change. There was sadness, grief, regret, worry and concern for the others who depend on this location for their client work and personal connections. Most of all I was feeling sentimental in a big way. I’ll miss being there, meeting with clients, teaching groups, talking with Corky about spiritual things and petting the sweet little resident dog Nakai. Images and feelings of all the experiences I connect to my time at Inner Harmony play back in my mind like a beautiful scrapbook of frozen moments.
As I allowed myself to feel all of those feelings, and then accepted them I felt myself moving to a place of peace and deep gratitude.
2. Grab the Gratitude and Reframe the Situation
Reviewing the memories and emotions connected with my time at Inner Harmony, I quickly find so much to be grateful for. This gratitude provides an immediate and powerful lift. I loved working in this space, with the people and in its natural setting. I was proud to call it my base. Before moving to Inner Harmony, I had been seeing clients at my home office and as I got busier, it was becoming chaotic for my family and for client privacy too. Moving my office to IH came as an answer to my prayers and fit perfectly for me. It was close to home, affordable, near nature, full of kind like-minded people, offered me a place to hold group programs and was filled with good energy.
It is also with gratitude that I see the current transition. My two kids leave for college in August, leaving me with a quieter home office and more flexibility for deep work there. My business had shifted to more phone coaching, group work and speaking, which I feel is my true calling. I don’t need the outside office the way I once did. Coincidentally I had joined COSE one week ago – an organization with an abundance of services to support small businesses. One of those COSE benefits is access to spaces at the local community college. As I transition, I release myself from the fixed cost of rent and can consider using this money for new ventures . That’s a great feeling and a lovely reframe for moving forward.
3. A Sense of Hope
God closes doors and opens new ones for us regularly. There is a “master plan” always working to bring a soul to greater wholeness. It is our job to step through the changes with hope and trust. The divine plan is always better than the one I could have made up in my head. I have learned over the years that even painful events open gates to exquisite goodness. I can trust that opportunities lie waiting for me now in new directions and in new places. I am free to pursue them.
Sending Special Thank Yous
My thanks go today to Corky Larsen and Barb Clough for their tireless work and vision in creating Inner Harmony as a place of healing and transformation.
I send gratitude to the other practitioners who have allowed me to experience their healing gifts and exposed me to their specialties. I wish you all an abundant and full life in your chosen work.
Thanks to every client, student, and group member I had the chance to interact with at IH. You all taught me so much about healing, faith and spirituality. As you healed, I healed deep parts of myself too. I felt a sense of wonder each time the miracles happened in spite of my own limiting beliefs. The power of love, EFT and Energy Coaching continues to take my breath away and I hope it always will no matter where the road takes me next.
Many lives, including mine have been touched at Inner Harmony. I intend to keep my connections with the Inner Harmony Community in tact moving forward. The physical location may no longer exist, but the spirit and energy live on fully through all of us.