Connecting with Inner Wisdom . . .

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It’s amazing how a change of scenery always changes your perspective. You can sit and meditate in the quiet of your living room, but there’s something special about doing it on a mountain in Sedona. Somehow, connecting to the wisdom within seems much easier.
After lunch at Picazzo’s, which has fabulous organic salads, pizza and more, I head to the Spa at Sedona Rouge ( This spa facility is smaller than Mii Amo at Enchantment, but has similar massage and body treatments. An hour massage starts at $120, and wellness and intuitive services can go upwards of $200.
The intuitive woman I am to work with calls herself Divyo. Trained in massage therapy, myofascial release, and psychology, she talks with me about what treatment would be most beneficial to try.
We agree to do a Family Constellation consultation, which looks at the hidden and visible dynamics in family relationships, with an eye toward understanding conflicts and tensions in a new way. Using a combination of psychology and intuitive understanding, Divyo guides me through an exercise that examines my relationship with my parents and people in their past.
I went through psychotherapy for two and half years in my late 20s, unraveling many of the things that Divyo and I discuss, so it’s not new territory. Listening to her insights, however, opens up a new channel of energy that I can only describe as a lightness of being. I feel less burdened somehow, and my inner wisdom says that something I’ve been longing for will soon be mine.
Family Constellation therapy is very different from family therapy. It’s more than talking through issues. It involves tapping into the energetic field that ties families together, and releasing negative feelings to heal your spirit.
Divyo was an excellent guide through the process, which is not to be taken lightly. Opening up the energetic field, for me, involved exploring my relationship with my parents, and a decision my father had made years before I was born.
Two days after I left Sedona, one of my sisters called, asking me to talk to my father about his health. He’d had poor circulation problems for some time, and was resisting going to a doctor. I called him on Friday, and he assured me that he’d already made an appointment to see a doctor on Monday.
The next morning, I almost couldn’t get out of bed. My body felt exhausted, and it was all I could do to get up by 10 a.m. That evening, a sister called to tell me that our father had had a heart attack that morning.
Thankfully, Dad is okay. The doctor put in a stent, and he’s out of the hospital. Was it a coincidence that I felt wiped out at the same time he had his heart attack? I doubt it. I’m grateful that he’s recovering. And I am grateful for the understanding that I’ve been given about our family on the unseen side of life.
All of us are connected in ways we do not see. The more we accept each other, and ourselves, the happier we will be. The more we forgive each other, and ourselves, the more we will heal.
My trip to Sedona was indeed an adventure in relaxation, rejuvenation... and healing.



(Maria Kuhlmann)