Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
Like everyone, I resist change. I cling to what is known―my comfortable groove―feeling safer there. If I were not pushed occasionally by circumstances, I might choose to keep paddling around in the shallow end of the pool forever.
Changes inevitably do occur, and when they do, negative emotions can run wild in me…fear, anger, resentment, sadness. But, as time passes and I begin to learn how to master myself in the new circumstances, I look back and see how this challenge initiated a cycle of growth. Understanding things from a greater perspective and with a new depth of appreciation, I find myself feeling gratitude for this difficulty.
Like nature, we go through changing cycles:
First there is a spark struck, something ignites and surges into existence. Once we get past our fear this becomes an exciting time! This transitions into a period of growth that is steady, stabilizing. A sense of maturity emerges as tests are met and failures learned from.
Next follows a season of gathering: The best of our experiences from the previous phases are distilled down to essential kernels to be savored. We enjoy the fruits of the harvest, and store a portion aside to tide us through the dark and quiet time ahead; the gestating phase.
Now there is rest and reflection upon the whole of our experience. Dreams come, weaving together memories of what is past with wondering what is to come. The mind roams freely, feeling into possibilities. Faith is required. Above all, we rest. Eventually, the creative juices will rise and surge again, and burst into expression as something new―to be tried, discovered, and gleaned from and reflected upon all over again.
Nature reminds us how each phase nurtures the whole. We can embrace the place we are in, and when it’s time, let it go, knowing that in time, we’ll cycle back with ever better understanding.