I breathed a deep sigh of relief and gave gratitude for the opportunity being presented to me-- the chance to let go of the old belief that I have no control over my body and the space to witness the ever-present healing power that my body holds. Moments later, my felt the tension moving up from my neck and out through the top of my head and later I realized that without pain, there would be no opportunity to experience the magic of relief.
"Realizing that all of our struggles are there for a reason is also an important piece of the puzzle. Every struggle is there to teach you a lesson and to push you forward. Ask yourself: what is the gift in this? What is this pain trying to teach me? Accept that you may not have all the answers. Accept that you may not know the next steps, the timeline and the solution. Surrender to the process. Trust the process. And follow your heart."
November 9, 2013 was also the night that I fully realized the name my parents had given me, Casie, the name I had been going by for the first 23.5 years of my life, was not in fact the name that my higher self wanted to be called. In earlier ceremonies, I was shown very clearly the path that my soul had chosen to walk in this lifetime, and the power behind the names we go by in helping us to achieve our highest potential.
This is how I came to be called Arianna-- this is my "soul name."