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#6 Elena Hudan, Take yourself into your own hands

By Michael Puente

I grew up in the Soviet Union. I knew I was different. When I was 14, I read a book on female sexual abnormalities and learned a word to describe myself - a lesbian. I had to hide it from everyone because in the Soviet Union, lesbians were committed to mental institutions and gay man were put in prison. From the age of 14 to 28 (when I came to the USA) I thought I was abnormal - not an easy way to live a life. It took a lot of therapy, psychology, human sexuality classes to understand that people like me just wired differently. Until eight years ago, I was a hard, harsh, and somewhat rude person without even realizing it and attributing it to just being Russian. My transformation began after I became a bodyworker and, eventually, energy therapist. Energy work melted my hardcore and unwound my sole. But, while my core was no longer hard and I felt unwound, the scars on my soul were still there and my unwinding was not complete. Learning about the experiences of ayahuasca led me to believe that is exactly what I needed to let it go and evolve. After sitting in a few ayahuasca ceremonies I arrived to the place of love, light, compassion and humility. But my journey to amazing is still in progress and I can’t wait to evolve to a higher level of my being. FIND ELENA AT: ELENA’S LESSONS 1. It's never too late unless you're in the casket. 2. Take yourself into your own hands and one to let it go for about seven years. She's got a very interesting background. NOTABLE QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE: I came to the United States at the age of 28 and pretty much had to start on the bottom --so a dishwasher and night housekeeper in the hotel. I can't squat-- Just every night, hey, 10 minutes a day I started to just lower myself down and tried to move my hips and finally started to feel better. I took the first class, came home and told my partner this is what I want to do for a living. So by then, I'm 52 years old. In the Soviet Union, when you are 50 or 52, you're ready to retire. And so I'm with 52 starting a new career. Continuously remake yourself. So it's never too late, never delay it, never delay. It's like whatever it is, people are afraid to make a reel stab at it because they are in a secure job. It's never too late. You just limit yourself and die inside because you have to do something. So came home and told my partner, “Yes, I just became a massage therapist, but I don't think I want to do that. I think I want to learn more about Ortho-Bionomy” Energy is energy, light is light, there is no bad energy. My body was just made up all kinds of precious stones and I had to leave the room because my heart was expanding and therefore the universe wasn't big enough to hold my heart. And so I got helpers who were holding space for me and they just like, “Hey, hey, don't worry. The universe will expand to allow your heart to expand. So I went to the source and it was a bright light and then I melted away.. And I had this feeling of melting, melting and the feeling of being in the womb. That was the happiest, the happiest time of my life that I can remember. One lady came- she couldn't walk, right? 74 years old. She had very, very bad knees. She couldn't walk-- now runs, I mean runs! She can move so now she can get around. Wow. Just to be able to pick up the groceries and improve your life. I worked with this guy who was paralyzed from a gunshot. 18 years old, he's paralyzed. And so, he lost 60 pounds. He improved himself and now at 20, he wants to become a physical therapist. Wow. You have to take yourself into your own hands. Nobody's going to do it for you- they are certainly not going to do it for you. You have to take care of yourself. --- Send in a voice message:

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