I received your reflexology book, and it has helped me have a conversation with my 12 year old daughter. For some time I have noticed her toes curl under to some degree. Since she was about 2 or 3 she has had a very stubborn streak; very resistant to suggestions or help – very resistant in general. When I showed her the picture of the feet with the curled toes she identified with it right away. I read to her your understanding regarding this phenomenon. I also found the page which numbered each toe. The toe next to the big toe is the one that has the most curvature…this correlates to “communication” and “air”. When we read this section it also resonated with her.
She tends to keep things to herself and not ask for what she wants or needs. Yet, she gets upset if you can’t read her mind. Since we had this conversation and discussed other things that came about due to this initial conversation, she has been more “flowing” and been more demonstrative and all in all more pleasant. Thank you. I appreciate you and your work.
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I had tried having conversations with her in the past about her outbursts, shutting down, and being stubborn but I couldn’t get through to her. Basically, telling her that this was not helpful to her or beneficial in the long run. Your visual of the feet helped validate what I had been telling her for some time. We discussed how our “heavy” beliefs and thoughts can find form in the body.
I do a lot of energy work and Shamanic work and understand what you have come to understand about thoughts, beliefs and holding on to low-vibrating emotions.
I’m happy for you to share my story in your blog. It may end up being helpful to others.
Much love and blessings to you.