I finally found the courage to reach out to Alisa. She inquired as to my motivation for contacting her. She said that understanding my motivation would help her to help me more efficiently. I said I didn’t know, but she probed a bit more and helped me along. One thing I did know for sure was that I didn’t want to go through the rest of my life feeling the way I had been feeling. It was like I had been drowning. But in that very first session, my life changed.
Alisa was honest with me. She held up a mirror so I could see myself. I was shaken to my core. In hindsight, it was a “fight or flight” moment, but thankfully I chose to stay – to stay and fight for the life that I wanted to live. It seemed to me that I could accept what Alisa was teaching me about healing and being hopeful, or I could run and continue to allow my ego to control my life. That impenetrable wall that I thought was protecting me was actually killing me, slowly.
My journey with Alisa has included personal counseling, relationship counseling and most recently, life coaching. I envisage being with Alisa for the foreseeable future, as I have no desire to walk this journey without the guidance and love that she so openly, caringly, and sincerely provides.
Let me be clear, though, this journey is hard work, and it has been from the very beginning. However, it is a labor of love for me, and it is very fulfilling. The work is a blessing and I savor it.