In today’s episode, Radical Healing: Patterns, Awareness, and Discernment, I invited one of my clients, Andrew Thacker, to share his personal story of radical healing. Andrew talks about why he first came to me; what he discovered was the root of his snacking and overeating; the results of his awareness of his Accommodator pattern; plus, other surprises and challenges he encountered along the way. I hope Andrew’s courage and truth will inspire you – wherever you’re at in your own journey.
More About Andrew Thacker
Andrew has an insatiable appetite for curiosity. Once he learned to direct that curiosity inward, the real changes began to explode – and at that point – without a black and white plan of counting calories, fat, cardio, carbs etc. Finding his consumption habits were fueled by deeper inner triggers started a journey that has Andrew more balanced in mind, body and spirit than he has ever been. Ready for the relationships of today and the future. Andrew owns and runs a financial planning and investment management franchise, with Ameriprise Financial. Humbled to be a father of 3 amazing souls who are some of his greatest teachers. Honored, and grateful, to his wife for being THE greatest teacher thus far.
Mentioned in This Episode
I think I would go so far as to say that fixing and helping may often be the work of the ego and service the work of the soul. They may look similar if you’re watching from the outside, but the inner experience is different. The outcome is often different too. Our service serves us, as well as others, that which uses us strengthens us. Over time, fixing and helping are draining, depleting. Over time, we burnout. Service is renewing. When we serve, our work itself will sustain us.
Service rests on the basic premise that the nature of life is sacred, meaning other people too, that life is a holy mystery, which has an unknown purpose. When we serve, we know that we belong to life and to that purpose. Fundamentally, helping fixing in service are ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. When you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. From the perspective of service, we are all connected. All suffering is my suffering and all joy is my joy. The impulse to serve emerges naturally and evitable from this way of seeing.
~Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, In Service of Life