Have you seen the old dog toy called The Weasel Ball? It’s a ball with a stuffed animal attached to it, and when the ball moves, the weasel is flung all about. This is the perfect metaphor for my relationship to my thoughts before The Work. My thoughts were the ball, and I was the weasel, getting flung about at the whim of the thoughts that arose.
From the outside, my life looked pretty good. I was well educated, owned a successful business, married a man who adored me, and had two amazing children. Internally, though, I was plagued with anxiety and restlessness. I often drank too much.
The more I accomplished, the emptier I felt. Eventually, I found myself getting divorced, selling my business, and trying to figure out what had gone so wrong.
During this time, I discovered Katie, and everything shifted. By pure grace, I could hear what she was offering. I was desperately sad and unhappy. I thought Katie held the answers, so I signed up for The School for The Work, and to my surprise, I learned that it wasn’t Katie I needed, but the tool she was sharing called The Work. The wisdom was mine, and I could finally access it myself.
I began chipping away at my extremely painful and limiting beliefs about what it meant to be a good person, a good mother, a good partner, a good friend, and a good business owner. Through Inquiry, I started to understand why I was full of resentment and unhappiness, even though I had “The Life I Wanted.”
Recently, I experienced treatment for an aggressive form of Leukemia. I can honestly say that my years of daily practice with The Work spared me much of the suffering that typically accompanies a diagnosis of this type. And, when I did feel fear or anxiety, The Work was there to help me clear my mind. The treatment went extremely well and I am now in full remission!
I live today with so much gratitude. The Work is a daily practice that holds me, grows me, and allows me to experience life with a much clearer and kinder mind. Inquiry provided me some space between the thought and the attachment to that thought, the ability to identify what is true – and now my little weasel is (mostly) free from that ball.
In addition to being a Certified Facilitator of The Work, I am a graduate of, and have staffed, many of Byron Katie's Schools for The Work. If you'd like to learn more about working with me, click here.
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
I have had the pleasure of doing The Work with Korinne for years. Her clarity, kindness, and depth of knowledge in The Work process has been a grounding force in my life. She has a nice balance of offering space and suggestions. I would recommended Korinne to anyone looking for a facilitator in practicing the The Work of Byron Katie.
Korinne is someone who has done her work. She creates a safe space to dive deep into inquiry with a compassionate and open presence. She kept me in inquiry with focused guidance, gently pulling me back when I would start to slip into story. Her sub questions and support in the turnarounds allowed me to get clearer and experience the freedom that inquiry brings. So Grateful!!!