Willingness to Change
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.”
Fundamentally changing something within ourselves, or the way we live our lives can be elusive and challenging. Growth arises out of a brave and determined heart: a heart committed to growth, self-care, and life.
Together we will explore what it takes to say YES to life and to being here, in the midst of our current circumstances.
Uniting as One
We share this human journey, and as we grow in our ability to care and open to the suffering of others, our resolve is strengthened to change in a way that assists the whole. True caring arises out of an undefended heart which knows the simple but profound truth: that we are all One. In the willingness to let your heart be touched and pierced, you come back to life, which is where you belong.
The Healing Power of the Ho’oponopono Prayer
Ho’oponopono is a traditional Hawaiian prayer which helps support one’s understanding that all life is connected, as it restores harmony within and with others. It is unique in its invitation of reconciliation and forgiveness. With this prayer we can open to a larger viewpoint which includes paradox. It is effective in helping neutralize inner pain, as well as a powerful healing prayer for the world. At the core of the prayer is the idea of taking responsibility for more than your personal self because: ‘You are in me, and I am in you’. In this meeting we deepen in understanding of the potential of this prayer.
Shifting Identity and Accessing a Deeper Dimension of Being During Adversity
Adversity offers an opportunity to go deeper into oneself, accessing the timeless reality which is stable and constant. This is a time to invite the fruition of your spiritual practice forward. If you do not make the inner decision to live from what you know to be true, fear and anxiety can consume you.
The current invitation from life is to allow the process of dismantling identity (how we define ourselves), and letting go of what no longer serves you and others- this includes the illusion of control.
This is for the good of the whole, as the way we are currently living is not sustainable. Life is asking us to change and rise to the occasion.
Together we will explore what it means to really stop and rest within, regardless of what is taking place on the outside.
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.