By Aimee Pruitt ~
I have always been a seeker. A seeker of alternative medicine, the healing arts, anything complimentary that might ease my suffering. I have been a registered nurse for 22 years and I had a feeling that what I was seeking would not be found in a typical physician’s office. I sought an Ayurvedic practitioner because a friend had mentioned how much she had helped her and I was willing to try anything to feel better. I sat in her tiny office, in a small strip mall outside of Dayton while she assessed my pulse extensively. She would stop periodically and make notes and check my pulse again. She would then quizzically look at me and ask, “Do you have heart disease?” My answer, “No.” “Do you have high cholesterol? High blood pressure? Any issues with your circulatory system?” Again, “no.” “Hmmm”, she continued.
Still checking my pulse, looking up from time to time and making notes. “Interesting”, she quietly murmured, giving me the impression that she was wondering what I had left off of my intake form. She must have checked my pulse for a good 5 minutes when she began to smile and make notes faster. “Ahhhh, I know now! It IS your heart!” I became alarmed, “My heart, what’s wrong with my heart? Is it bad? Am I going to be alright? Is is permanent?” She smiles quietly, patted my leg and gently rubbed my arm. “Oh my dear girl, you are going to be just fine. Your heart is BROKEN! You have a broken heart! That is what is wrong. But don’t fear. We can fix that.”
And so began my journey into Ayurveda. A journey that would change my diet, my activity, my mind, my daily routines, affirmations, herbs and even carrying Rose Quartz in my bra! And you know what? She did help me mend my broken heart. It took a lot of time and work but my heart is stronger than ever, whole, open to new possibilities and hopeful for the future. Without knowing my past, she was able to assess that my greatest source of suffering was my broken heart. She was lovingly and wisely able to guide me along the path of healing and forever changed my life. I began to study Ayurveda to incorporate it into my own life and then deepened my studies to help others. Now I am witness to other’s inner healing potential and it is such a privilege.
Reclaim Your Heart
If you need to reclaim your own courageous heart, come to the Worrier to Warrior Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat at the All Life Center Oct 12-15, 2017 where you will be given tools to ease suffering in the body and mind. Visit www.aimeepruitt.com/worrier-to-warrior-retreat to learn more and to register.