“off we fly, souls regenerated, onward to the next great arc of sky, the next beautiful unfurling, our eyes flecked with nova and starstuff, we are made for this journey.” ~ marna scooter
I’ve been navigating a roller coaster of emotions this summer, as my dog, Dylan, slows down and moves towards the end of his life. We even postponed a date that was set for his euthanasia, as I knew in my heart that it wasn’t his time to go yet. Thankfully, as I write this, he is still with us and we are grateful for each day.
The nature of his health means that we can’t travel too far away from home for too long – so day trips are in and longer trips are out. He is reminding us about the value of life, the power of being present with yourself, your body, and your nervous system responses.
Even though we know that every living thing around us is going to pass away, when you are faced with the reality of it, it shakes up our reality and throws our nervous system for a loop. Familiar patterns can arise in those moments and it’s so important to reach out for caring support – and be compassionate, soft and kind to ourselves in these moments – when things feel the hardest.
Moving into fall, there is something wonderful that I want to share with you – a NEW Community Group Program for Women that is beginning in October.
Do you feel the pulsating energy within you? The urge to be with what you’ve been feeling and holding inside of you and take some steps towards connection, healing and growth.
During our work together, many women tell me that they feel isolated and alone, even in the midst of their busy lives full of family, work and relationships. There comes a time when we realize that we must open ourselves to receive, to step forward towards a new path of healing – and begin to invest in our emotional and physical health. One of our primary emotional needs is a need for true connection.
Showing up for yourself and others, keeping yourself and your needs close, does something good for you and your life. When you choose to uncover and share your needs with others in a loving, supportive space, things begin to change.
That’s why I’m excited to offer a new group program for women – Emergence – Allowing Softness – The Feminine Embodiment Community – beginning on Monday. October 16, 2023 – Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm. Join us in this safe container from anywhere – $497.00 CAD for the 7-Week Program.
This group offering supports and augments the inner one-on-one personal work that we are doing. There are times when we need a larger container, a more encompassing space in which to do the work of soul. As Carl Jung once wrote, “The soul cannot become itself without an other, which is always found in a You.”
We require community to fully restore ourselves to the world. This group program helps to place us back in the original context of belonging and deep participation in the soul lives of others.
Ultimately, it is community that offers a blessing, a landing and an acceptance of being a part of something larger than ourselves.
Our wounds make us doubt that we will ever be welcomed into the arms of a group, which makes the step into that territory feel risky. And yet, to remain outside of the body of the community is to live in isolation. At some point, we must, as poet Mary Oliver says, “risk the wildest places, lest we go down in despair and comfort.” Finding our way back into the world makes possible our full embodiment. We enter the great dance of life and offer ourselves as we are to the breathing earth.
In these times, I am thankful for the long path I’ve had with many excellent teachers, and a commitment to sharing what I’ve learned with others.
Energetic, somatic nervous system and early developmental trauma healing has been the most powerful healing process of my life.
When I went to somatic trauma healing school for over 6 years, it gave me context for all the practices that I’ve been doing, teaching and sharing.
I finally felt and understood what was happening within me on a foundational level and I felt it in my body.
What a relief.
I can be with my feelings as they rise and fall and I want you to join me.
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“off we fly, souls regenerated, onward to the next great arc of sky, the next beautiful unfurling, our eyes flecked with nova and starstuff, we are made for this journey.” ~ marna scooter I have missed connecting with you more often – I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and is ready to mo...