Your Boundaries Impact Your Health

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your boundaries are dynamic as you navigate your daily interactions

Boundaries impact your vitality, health, and healing. Your health and your boundaries reinforce one another with centering. Can you sense when you are "in" or "out" of your body?  When you are stressed out, worried, or anxious-- you are not centered. 
EXERCISE Bring your awareness to yourself and your body. Breathe. What do you notice with your body? Do you feel in or out?

fixing is repairing a broken mechanical object

It's normal to want an annoying symptom to go away and be permanently fixed. Healing is empowering. Begin listening to your body. Re-evaluating your choices and accepting your wholeness is possible.
EXERCISE Can you honor yourself? Can you bring unconditional love and acceptance to your body?

healing is being in relationship with your body

 Craniosacral Therapy provides "an environment for healing" rather than fixing symptoms. When you choose to lean into your symptom you are honoring yourself as you are. 
EXERCISE Right now lean into your present experience welcoming your symptom with kindness. Can you notice a healing environment?

compassion is the positive thoughts and feelings that encourage hope, courage, strength and peace

Developing these elements of compassion creates strong boundaries. 
EXERCISE Reflect on your relationship with yourself. Can you find compassion for your body?

listening to your body’s truth will give you more energy for life

My favorite body healing practice is a body scan for centering. When you are centered you can access the intelligence of your mind, heart and body. 
EXERCISE Begin scanning your body slowly from your head down to your feet. Breathe. What physical sensations do you notice? what emotions arise? what are the quality of your thoughts?
 

   
   


Connect With Your Heart

Join your heart with your pain for your heart is filled with potential. Remember you bring everything into this moment --your heartaches and your joy -- for you are whole. Your health is always present for you are not broken -- there is nothing to fix.

All you need to be present is within you.  Connection with yourself is the ground where you can be with both your pain and your ever present health. When you connect with your heart, you are leaning into the next step of your journey without knowing all the information you believe you need.

Somehow early in life fear ruled everything. Do you repeat your parent's fears passed on with the responsibility of adulthood? with the shame of mistakes? or feeling burdened with health challenges?

When all of this is too much for one body to carry what are your choices? To recoil, contract and stay small to protect the heart. Or to connect with your heart's radiance.

When you breathe into your heart you connect with the ever present energy field that expands outward from your midline.  You connect with your heart's ability to soothe away your pain. When you touch your potential -- hope is realized.

Now turn to that small voice within and say, "fear not, my sweet friend, you are filled with potential."

Feel balanced and grounded with my guided Body Healing Meditation recordings or once a month live on Saturday, July 9th.

Healing Circles

HEALING IS BEING WITH THE PLACES IN YOUR BODY THAT FEEL LIFE DEEPLY.

A healing circle is about being present and connected with yourself. Observing yourself as you are. It's about cultivating your relationship with yourself. Being kind with yourself. Giving yourself space to be present with your suffering. 

What is true for me is that I need time to integrate healing work. Slowing down, doing less with more breathing space comes with consequences.  How do you fill your own inner well? What do you focus on when you have less energy? Healing can be isolating and lonely. We can do it alone or we can do it together. 

If you're like me, you are craving to be with other like minded people creating a slow simple life. You're invited to join one of our circles for Body Healing Meditation and Writing for Healing.  Each healing circle offers space for self reflection and for heart felt conversations.

Creating healing opportunities is so important for health. Our bodies and minds are craving places to just be human without expectations to be perfect, having it together, and knowing what's next. Letting go of the pressure to have it all together takes time and practice.  

Healing is making choices that serve your inner needs for stillness, self reflection and creativity. Your body may be drawn to sitting quietly in nature. You may be drawn to breathing with your body to soften tension. You may be drawn to entering into a conversation with whatever is present for you through writing.

Come sit in one another's presence, experience the garden's wide open spaces — inviting relaxation, unwinding, and deep listening. Come be with yourself.

Together we can explore our creativity. We can hold space for one another. In a healing circle you can experience something simple, sacred and healing.

At 1pm on the 1st Saturday of May and every month, Pearl Klein and I host A Writing Circle for Healing in my beautiful Seattle Solarium. If you’re in search of stillness and creativity, please join us — in person in Seattle or via video conferencing for those further away. Register here.