I received my official iRest® Certificate in the mail yesterday. This is an accomplishment I am very proud to have earned, one of my most proud accomplishments. My iRest journey began almost four years ago when I simply stumbled upon a teacher who was teaching iRest. For some reason I felt compelled to look into it further. I found the Level 1 training, happening about a month from that first encounter and signed up. It was in New York, which is not close to North Central Saskatchewan, but with encouragement from my husband and having my mom as my travel companion and nanny to my 15 month old, I did it. At that point, I had never even experience an iRest meditation or class, there was just something that was drawing me to it. I showed up at Day 1 of the training having no idea what I was in for. After the week, I knew it had changed my life. I decided then I would continue on this journey and work to achieve the iRest Certification.
Over the past four years, I have experienced three pregnancies, two births (which were amazing in large part to my iRest practice) going from a mom of one to a mom of three and soon four. I have experienced my own trauma as well as secondary trauma, the loss of close family members, and minor life changes like moving and switching workplaces, all of which I am certain I would not have handled nearly as well or at all. I know that iRest ‘fell’ into my lap for that reason, to prepare me for what life had in store and to help those closest to me. I feel compelled, obligated almost, to share these teachings with as many people as possible so they too can navigate their experience of being human.
I feel so honoured to be in the company of such inspiring, influential people who have led me on this journey. To all my teachers, and especially Dr. Richard Miller for developing the practice of iRest I am truly grateful.
Today is my 35th birthday, I am so very thankful for all my life has offered me so far. Even though I have achieved this designation, I still feel like a beginner. I know there is SO much more to learn and experience and I welcome the challenges and lessons my lived experience has in store for me.
Blessings to you,