Maintaining Balance and Sanity During a Crisis
Given the current state of the world surrounding the Coronavirus, this meeting will focus on how to meet fear as it arises, support inner balance, remain open-hearted, and allow for change to occur during a time of crisis.
Opening to Suffering
As long as there is suffering on the planet in any form we will feel the collective pain of others and of all creatures. Imagining that suffering permanently leaves as a result of awakening is false. Perhaps in the beginning there is the experience of not being the sufferer (which is liberating), but as realization deepens, a starker truth emerges: that life in its inclusion of opposites is more poignantly felt as resistance falls away.
The more we deepen, the greater our capacity grows to remain present to pain and suffering, and we begin to see that moving away from suffering is a denial of life and perhaps our own current reality.
Together we will explore how to remain open and available to the pain of life while maintaining inner balance.
Magical Mysterious Life
When we view life with open-hearted wonder and innocence as a child does, we enter the kingdom of heaven that Jesus spoke of. To be here and see the majestic beauty of creation in the midst of our lives (however troubled it and the world is at any given moment), is an art and our birthright.
The Earth Is Our Body
The way we relate to the Earth as something separate from ourselves is what is causing our current environmental and social crisis.
If, instead of seeing the Earth as something outside of ourselves, we could view her not only as our home, but as the living substance that unfies all beings and species as our brothers and sisters, then perhaps we can heal this painful rift of experiencing ourselves as separate from nature and from one another.
The truth is that the Earth is our body, just as our bodies are the Earth. We come from her, and we return to her. Thought and language as well as our ability to self-reflect has created a sense of being separate from our environment.
Opening to Grace
It is said that grace is always available to us, but do you know how to recognize it when it is here? What does grace look and feel like?
Together we will explore how to open and welcome grace and feel its divine flow in our lives.
You don’t have to be a mystic to sense and open to grace. Grace belongs to everyone equally. It is hiding in plain sight. And it may not look the way your imagination tells you that it should.
Fully Embracing Yourself
Love yourself right now as you are! You are perfect love manifesting as all that is.
How do you do this? When we openly welcome and embrace ourselves just as we are, rather than waiting for some idealized future, we begin to be available to living life as it is intended.
Loyalty to Truth
Each one of us is loyal to something. The nature of Reality is that we get what we place our attention on. So if we are placing our attention on what we most know to be true within ourselves and within life, we get more of That. What are you devoted to is the question? If Truth (in whatever form resonates for you), is what you value, Truth will guide and care for you. Learning how to listen and follow Truth’s commands can be a way of life. This helps take us out of the drivers seat and places us in life’s own rhythm and grace.
Body as a Gateway
Your body is a gateway to your soul, to vast intelligence, to the universe itself, and to the inherent emptiness contained within form. When we fully open in acceptance to all that the body contains, we enter a vast kingdom of deep intelligence full of inherent creativity, as well as the keys to our own liberation.