when we attempt to heal through outside modalities without firstly following the wisdom of our own nervous system rhythm, the benefits of these modalities are largely lost
so we can TALK about FEAR & SHAME & GUILT
but until we work with the tension and nervous system patterns
CONNECTED to those emotions, they generally remain in the
The body is alive and dynamic, responding to outer and inner stimulus, and our every thought. The very act of doing a body scan begins to change the body. Keeping a curious mindset and releasing all judgement allows the body scan to be a powerful practice in inner healing.
In resisting our nervous system rhythm, we forget our innate ability to process stress and trauma. Instead we trap stress and trauma within our bodies and effectively recreate pain from the past over and over. We create a type of internal suffering that affects mind, body and soul. Peter Levine says, “Trauma is perhaps the…
Our nervous systems have an archaic rhythm, evolved over thousands of years, with innate functions that, in our modern world, may not seem rational or sociable and are therefore often resisted. This rhythm mirrors all of life and moves like a wave. Just as the moon waxes and wanes, the tides come in and go…
It is safe to say that if you always have something to do, you have not yet learned to make more time. Boredom, stillness, and curiosity are the makers of time.
Social media is “free” to its users, but only on the surface. These companies have monetized our conscious attention, and they do their very best to grab as much of it as possible, including using our very biology against us.
I didn’t grow up learning how to manage my energy, how to clear energy blockages, ground into my body, how to hold energetic boundaries, how to have flowing energy and vitality. As a “sensitive” child, what I did learn was how to take on others energy and emotions, that is to say take others energy and emotions into my body and confuse it for my own.
I had a flash of shame, wondering why sexual pleasure was entering my spiritual practice. Luckily at this point in my life, I could recognize this shame as some untruth projected onto me…
We carry ideas and beliefs like these around, and they weigh us down, they complicate our lives and they can sabotage our relationships. Moreover, they distract us from what is truly important and truly precious, the present moment.