• Sophia Brody, M.A.

Party in the Baño: Extracting the Pains of Rejection

(excuse the graphics)

I was in the bathroom the other day and like most ”aha” moments, this is when it hit me. Makes sense I’d be open to receive insight and wisdom in the place I do my extracting and purging.

The bathroom is probably one of the most sacred spaces in the home... a place we go to fully be our selves...naked and exposed. Where we undress and cleanse ourselves of the dirt and grime we’ve gathered. Where we eliminate the remains of our day. Where we rinse our healing hands, polish the portal of expression, and prepare our masks with a clean slate.

This powerful ritual is done everyday! Multiple times a day for most, and I’m gonna place a bet that most of us are on autopilot throughout it, myself included! But who here can vouch for those aha moments in this space??? I know I’m not alone. How many times have you been in the shower and the best idea or answer to a problem hits you?

My aha moment came from a deeply protected place inside me. Go figure I heard it’s message on the pot... this echo coming from an empty cave. Like the recall of a dream, I woke to what seemed a lifetime of insight crammed in a flash.

Once I acknowledged the emotion, a wave of layers began shedding away with the stream of also going #1. (I warned you about the graphics).

Here I am waking up to these layers. This fear. Rejection.

I am entering a stage in my life where I’m really putting my heart and soul out there. Offering my gifts in a service of coaching and educating people through a Transpersonal life... this is not a typical coaching style... this is an initiation into a lifestyle of being woke. And with everything I have done, the years I have studied, applied, and prepped to be in this position, I am now ready for the next stage... attracting a steady flow of paying clients.

And then this fear creeps up. What if... “they“ reject me.

My rational mind knows this fear is ridiculous. I have been working with clients for a few years now through a diverse array of services. Offering Shamanic journeys, coaching sessions, creative expressive enrichment workshops, course work of dissolving limitations, and so much more.

The difference with what I have been doing up until now is that my services were free or by donation. This next stage I’m claiming includes a consistent income. I am worthy and I have seen the amazing ways my gifts have served others.

And then... I find myself in the baño and I get hit.