Emotional Alchemy

I’ve been playing a lot with this idea in my practice. I love the idea of transformation and integration. The idea that everything we experience, whether it is sad, disappointing or even traumatic can be transformed, transmuted and integrated to create a stronger version of the whole or of ourselves. For me, it speaks to the resiliency of humanity. Many of us have experienced loss, grief, or shock on some level in our lifetimes. We all process this differently. You may not have had the opportunity to process certain situations simply because of your own life circumstances. And, this skill is not exactly encouraged in our society. How often do you actually tell someone how you are truly doing when they ask you? We have so much coming at us between the news cycles, social media, and our daily work and family obligations that sometimes we barely have the bandwidth to navigate anything beyond that. It’s especially in these times that we need to resource ourselves by not only clearing our energy but building a reserve within us so we can be present to our lives, follow our path, and live our lives in alignment with our soul’s purpose. If you would like to open up to this type of transformation but you’re not quite sure how to navigate it, I am now offering in person and skype sessions to facilitate Emotional Alchemy. It’s a blend of intuitive, spiritual, and energy coaching to bring to light the unconscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions that take up so much of your life force (prana) that you don’t have enough to offer yourself or your life’s vision. In each session, you will be guided to connect to your intuition and wisdom in order to feel...

Going with the FLOW…

So, we hear this a lot – let it go, go with the flow, release what does not serve. These are great words and sound and feel really good – I say them often in my own yoga classes. The actual ‘doing’ of this is a bit more challenging. I was at the beach not long ago and was observing a horseshoe crab in his process of getting back to the ocean… or the ‘flow.’ I had never seen one moving before. He would make his way — slow and steady towards the water. You could see the waves coming up onto the beach, sometimes close to him, and in other moments, the waves were strong and would wash up over him. I just assumed he would be carried away back into the ocean by the power of the wave. I was surprised to notice that he was still there even after the powerful wave had washed over him. He seemed to dig in even more strongly when the wave came and would get turned around by resisting the wave. It would take him a bit longer to turn himself back around and start making his way towards the water again. I was fascinated by this behavior.   Why wouldn’t he just let the waves take him into the ocean?   Here was this powerful force, ready and wiling to sweep him to where he wanted to go and he would not let it happen. I realized how much I was actually struck by this. I could not stop watching. I shared with a friend that it seemed like...
New Year’s Intentions…

New Year’s Intentions…

It’s new year – an opportunity to RESET, create a resolution, or think differently about something. Making a resolution is pretty common practice. You hear people talking about it a little before the New Year and then declaring it in January. There are lots of articles and workshops on goal-setting and everyone seems to have an energy about making some kind of shift in their lives. I’ve never hear people talking about resolutions in July – even really even by March. I have wondered why this is – it’s likely due to a lot of different reasons. Maybe we forget, perhaps what we chose to shift is not really connected to something larger we want for ourselves, or we may get caught in the day to day and brush off our commitment we’ve made to ourselves because other things become a priority. Perhaps, it’s because in making a resolution, we are focused on what we don’t have or in ‘fixing’ something about ourselves.. It’s been a couple of years since I stopped identifying a resolution. I honestly can not even recall what some of them have been in the past. Over the last few years, I’ve chosen a word that would be my focus of the year. In the past, some of my words have been trust and community. For me, in choosing a word, it’s not that the essence of the word miraculously manifests in some easy way; however I have noticed that experiences will show up in my life related to this word. The unfolding of trust was really interesting. Over the course of that year, situations...