Welcome to the Starla Frequency blog
I intended to start this blog back in January. In fact, I wrote START BLOG on my to do list more days than I can remember, but that's as far as I got. The intention was met with resistance, and I'm glad that I honored it. At the start of 2022, I didn't realize what an inward year this would be for me, how much shadow work and healing I'd be called to do, how strongly I'd feel the urge to pull back from platforms of expression.
This energy colored my year so prominently that by autumn, I had to have invasive and expensive work done on water and sewer pipes at my house, which resulted in the bathroom in my sound healing space needing to be, essentially and unexpectedly, demolished. I was already taking fewer sound healing bookings, and this event made my sound healing space impossible to use, until it could be repaired.
I've known people going through challenging cycles of rebirth to experience pipe or water issues where they're living. Perhaps this has happened to you, too? Mine were as extreme and paralyzing as any I'd encountered, and I took the message to heart. The universe was calling me to pull back, to go even deeper inward. This has been the year of putting on my own oxygen mask. It's true what they warn you on those flights-- you can't help others until you first make sure that you can breathe.
I've been learning to breathe this year-- metaphorically and also quite literally through deepening yoga and breathwork practices, and by reading the fascinating book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (TL:DR Stop mouth breathing, it's causing us a myriad of health problems). Learning to breathe properly has allowed me to anchor into this moment. The world around us is always whispering its wisdom, and this year I learned how to get quiet so I wouldn't miss the lessons. Of course, I learned this the hard way by first resisting. We'll talk more about that in another post.