We are all multi faceted beings with many dimensions; all aspects of self need to be celebrated for their wisdom and guidance. We may consider some of our behaviors and needs as “high maintenance”. You may wonder to yourself, “Why do I need my food prepared just so, or my sleeping pattern this particular way, or the temperature in the room or the lighting and volume a certain way?” Perhaps your needs are not about your environment but relationships and communication, or maybe it’s all of the above and more. I am referring to these strong preferences as one’s “inner Chihuahua”. Chihuahuas (bless their heart’s) like to be in the center of all the action and will jump around until you allow them to “be”. They can be extremely yappy with a high pitched bark that will continue long after you tell them to stop. How do we let ourselves “be”? If we don’t make space for this “inner Chihuahua” wisdom to speak, the “barking” only gets louder and more high pitched. Chihuahuas, like all dogs, respond well to proper training that includes positive reinforcement and affection. When we self discover with kindness and compassion and explore the “high maintenance” needs with a gentle curiosity, we will unearth something about ourselves. As we create a space to listen to the inner “yapping”, we’ll uncover wisdom. Any time you ask the questions, “Can’t I be more flexible and adaptable? Why can’t I be (fill in the blank)?” These are “inner Chihuahua” opportunities to learn more about yourself. Chihuahuas are very courageous, lively, proud, and most of all, enterprising. They both demand and give affection to anyone they trust. By taking the time to build a loving relationship with your “inner Chihuahua” you are constructing a loyal alliance with your inner wisdom. If you are feeling challenged by the task of accessing this “inner Chihuahua wisdom” and are stuck in the overwhelm of feeling “high maintenance”, I am happy to hold a supportive, healing container to explore the underlying needs that are seeking expression, and through the modality of Resonation Acupuncture, assist with integrating these needs and accessing your inner wisdom.
Celebrate Your “Inner Chihuahua”
About Katie Briggs
You are the one you’ve been waiting for.
Be a pioneer of possibility.
As above, so below. As within, so without.
Believing is seeing.
All my thoughts are creative.
May I know who I am and what I am, every moment of every day.
Compassion makes life meaningful, and is the source of all lasting happiness and joy.
Allow goodness to be your deepest intent.
It doesn’t have to look a certain way before Love is present.
I hold onto my intent, not the facts.
In this very breath, I accept peace.
I plant the seed in my mind to take root in my heart.
I am dying at every moment so that I can keep creating myself.
Time, breath and thought stop and start together.
Listen to the silence.
Enjoy giving expression to your creative potential.
My awareness defines my journey.
It is not your job to control which thoughts you have in the moment, only to wisely direct them as they appear.
Material reality is only a small part of reality.
Within us is always that Peace which is forever listening and open-minded.
Sound and Vibration Therapy
Located in mid-county Santa Cruz, on the Soquel Avenue frontage road near 41st Avenue. Easily accessible from Downtown Santa Cruz, as well as Capitola and Aptos. Ample Parking Provided.