my heart is filled with love for each and every one of you, as I'm grateful for
the time you take to read my blog! May
this Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your
life with laughter.
since I began posting blog entries in 2012, my healing journey
continues unfolding. My hope is that
you're finding my writing to be relevant to your own path towards wellbeing,
whatever your life circumstances may be.
I'd originally planned
to post a blog about Earth Element healing, but in the view of last week's terrorism in France, I've decided to write a post acknowledging it instead.
Last Friday, November the 13th, I was enjoying an evening
out at a nice restaurant with a group of friends. We laughed and ate, while catching up on each
other's lives-- completely unaware of what was happening at the same time in
Paris, France. In our reality, it was
just another Friday night and the start of what was going to be a great weekend
of relaxation and fun.
Today I'm going to discuss
simple ways to cultivate and bring into balance your connection to the Fire
Element. In theory, this requires you to
understand yourself and apply your perception to enhance your life experience. Self-awareness allows us to best identify the Elements
that are either lacking or dominant in our lives.
Whatever we connect to
externally through our Five Senses, supports our internal experiences. This is key to understanding how we can
successfully bring our Five Elements into balance.
I'm always grateful to be out
in the Elements, fully experiencing the amazing beauty of the sea. Today a sunlit sky stretches wide across the
horizon. A multitude of birds appear to skip
across the waters, hovering from above, then claiming their next meal with a
huge splash. Dolphins, Sea Otters and Seals
playfully dart in and out of view as our sailboat bounces along, harnessing the
wind while making its way about the bay.
When the wind is in my face, it feels so cool and refreshing.
Greetings, friends and tribe members!
Here in Santa Cruz, California, the Fall has brought us an ongoing Summer
harvest. Whales and dolphins are gracing our shores. It's been delightful
to witness their presence so closely.
Crowds of onlookers gather on the cliffs to share in the beauty
and awe of nature. Watching others
taking in the sights with such joy confirms how healing it is to be in the
midst of the outdoor Elements.
Shamanic world-view, The 5 Elements:
Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Space are the fundamental forces of all
Somatic Body-oriented work, such as
Network Chiropractic, Somatic Trauma Resolution, Somatic Experiencing and even the Shamanic Energy Healing I practice utilize the body’s life force, as well as the energy field around it, giving clients sensory experiences providing a sense of resolution to events energetically impacting the body. These modalities can provide clients with experiential, symbolic, or personal healing narratives related to their search for closure or an explanation for their experience.
As I share about the healing resources I’ve
used to help me transform my life from one of suffering in a full time job with
a two hour daily commute, back into a life supporting my path as a healer, I’d
like to frame this story within the context of “survival instinct”.
In the aftermath of having
found a job better suited to my needs, I’d
found myself experiencing an unexplained sense of anxiety. I could understand
how I’d felt severe anxiety the year before, while working my other job, but
this just didn’t make sense.
After having been absent from my Blog for too long, I’m
happy to be back to writing once again!
Past readers might recall I’d begun a full time job in the Fall of
2013. Now I’ve manifested another
job allowing for a more balanced life, which includes time to re-establish my
healing practice. My original
decision to take a full time job satisfied my financial needs yet it also
resulted in a lot of ‘personal growth’ i.e. Pain. Thus, this is the topic for today’s Blog. Yes, personal growth can be a
New Year, Dearest Readers!!
wish for today is that 2014 will be a year that brings each of us even greater
self-awareness as our lives continue to unfold in time.
safe to say that for many of us, “life” in 2013 has featured its fair share of
challenges as well as joyful moments.
In my reflections and ruminations on day one of 2014, it strikes me how
differently I view life today in comparison to 2013. Perhaps this doesn’t strike you as unusual-- but lately, it
seems like something is up.
Life transitions are always challenging, thus, in the spirit
of helping others who are experiencing changes in their lives, I’d like to
share how I’ve been addressing the emotional and physical challenges that can
arise when one is in the midst of this process.
In my own case, I began a full time teaching job two months
ago. A Waldorf Language teacher’s job is quite demanding, yet my experience is
very rich, as every day is fresh and new in some way. The Waldorf curriculum recognizes the natural world as a
vital resource contributing balance to children’s lives as their personal