Honesty & Vulnerability Within Intimate Relationships
Opening up to love and intimacy takes courage because it leaves one with an exposed and vulnerable heart. As we deepen in the understanding that we are the love that we seek, what reveals itself is the beautiful capacity the heart has to open in spite of feeling vulnerable. By deepening our own capacity to keep leaning into love, we evolve from feeling frightened and at risk of losing our defenses, into a mature and graceful acceptance of life and the encounters we have with each other.
The Body’s Natural Intelligence
“The body is intelligence itself and if we learn to tune in and listen, we can discover
our own innate internal guidance system. Everything that we need for own liberation
is contained within.”
Shame & Coming Out of Hiding
Seekers often expect spirituality to result in some sort of perfection, which they never find. True embodied spirituality includes all aspects of ourselves. The light and the dark, the past and the present, and you just as you are, are all welcomed by wholeness.
The World as Yourself
We explore being able to know the world as ourselves through the creative act of imagination. Letting go of the need to ‘locate’ ourselves while exploring vaster dimensions lifts the veils that cause us to feel separate from the whole. As the personal borders of self expand, our understanding of life shifts profoundly.
Meeting Life On Its Own Terms
Imaginative thinking is a defense mechanism to life being simply what it is. Mind and body have a tendency to want to move towards pleasure and ease, and this (when unexamined), can create a desire to want to control what is arising rather than allowing things to be as they are. How does one work with this tendency to want to avoid the difficulties of life? How does one meet discomfort within oneself? In this webinar we dive into these subjects.
Deeper Than Spiritual Beliefs
In order to be truly free, each one of us will need to let go of our beliefs of what we think spirituality means, in what it will give us, as well as how it may save us from uncertainty. What we are in truth lies deeper than any belief. Belief is an overlay over reality, and to live as a free being, we will need to look at all that binds us.
Yourself as Nature
Sink into your body, allowing the mind to rest in the container that holds it. The body is of the earth, of nature, and as nature, you are already attuned to listen and be open to all that surrounds you. Our skin and nerve endings, as well as the mysterious subtle energetic force of our bodies, can sense into our greater environment. I am you, and I am the tree. We are each other.
As the felt sense of being a separate self thins out and falls away, the vaster body of the whole is revealed. The body is a portal to the divine knowing itself as form.
Feeling is Healing
Be a friend to your sadness. Open up to it with the vastness of your own Being, the capacity that your heart has for itself. Melancholia, grief, sadness, are all words that we ascribe to sensations that arise like heavy warm syrup in the body. Our bodies contain its own language which when honored, hold the key to liberation.