Rita Henry
Rita Henry, founder of Inner Prosperity in Des Moines, Iowa, is an intuitive counselor who has helped thousands of people live more joyful, authentic lives. Rita’s unique approach combines powerful energy work, Qigong, meditation, and breath-work to help clients heal the mind, body and spirit. Rita provides essential, unwavering support through individual sessions and a wide range of group-centered classes, workshops and retreats.

It’s a new year and a time of deep internal cleansing. For many, this cleansing is showing up in the form of colds, the flu, and fevers to burn away fatigue and old ways.

When I started my personal journey, I didn’t realize how much energy it could take to shift the fear of not being enough, or not being lovable, to knowing I am lovable and that I am safe to accept all of what life offers. These shifts require deep changes within. It may not look like much is occurring on the outside. However, massive internal change takes place. These changes release old beliefs and thoughts, and reset our circuitry so we can maintain higher vibrations.

Over the years, as these changes happened within, I often found myself in what felt like a crash and burn situation. When that happened I had no choice but to surrender. For me, the process of shifting felt like a heightened sensitivity to sound, food or movement; and often I had no other choice but to succumb to what felt like exhaustion, even though I wasn’t hurt or sick. I found I needed to create space in my schedule to tuck in and “just be”. These spaces were essential for the internal shifts to be made and integrated.

At first, It was hard for me to take time away from my busy day-to-day for these integrations. But, I found the more I fought, the longer it took me to process and integrate the shifts being made. Accepting the need for these spaces required me to let go of old stories of what “I should” be doing or how “I should” be feeling, and surrender to what I was experiencing. I also found that self-acceptance and love offered a healing balm as I allowed myself to “Rest in Love.”

Love is the most powerful healing and renewing emotion there is, as it moves into any and all places of pain and struggle.

To support your connection to the Love that you are, make the following request from your heart:

“I now ask to align with pure Love in my heart and in every cell of my being.”

Feel your request throughout your body and repeat it slowly two more times as you slow your breath and continue to take deep breaths.
Give yourself permission to enjoy your life with gentleness and ease. As you transform, you move into new experiences and territory that is unfamiliar. Change can be confusing and scary, so please be gentle with yourself. And remember, you don’t have to do your work alone.