Spring Healing 🌷

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. – Nicholas Sparks

 

Spring is here and with it a richness of inspiration.

It holds the promise of newness and aliveness that are part of the cycle of life.

Here in Southern California, we are witnessing areas that were burned to the ground be revived into fields of greens and wild flowers.

Spring is reminder of life itself.  

Spring is a reminder that life moves in cycles. What was once felt as darkness or a wound may very well be the invitation for healing and growth, for beauty and lightness to renew in us.

In my work with women, men and couples what I see as the greatest challenge is the healing of the wounds—events, words, beliefs, memories—that keep people hostage in continuous loops of disconnect.

When wounds occur, we process them as a trauma.  Life keeps moving in its natural cycles, but your instinctive nervous system, the free flowing mind, and the intuitive relaxation and tension of the body get stuck.

We know now that when trauma happens, neural pathways in the brain misfire or get blocked and the nervous system along with muscle tissue creates habitual and repetitive body tension.

In our effort to survive, to feel better, we become human-size bobbleheads trying to think our way in the world rather than be present to what we are experiencing in the now and in our relationships with life, our loves, and ourselves.

Healing… Remembering Who We Really Are

No one has ever purposely chosen to disconnect from the wisdom of the heart and the body.  We do what we do to survive the wounds.

And, we can choose to heal.

Just like the greens and blooms are part of the healing process to the formerly charred hills, we are reminded that our wounds, our hurts, our pains can also heal and can one day bloom into true desires of the soul.

Birdsongs remind us of the song of the hearts—our loving nature and heart-desires long forgotten.

The smell of roses and blooms can help us recall a time when we were free to feel into the body, when we were fully engaged with our senses and connect to pleasure we naturally feel when we enjoy life.

The longer days perhaps a nudge towards more playfulness and adventure.

Because even if you lived a life previously void of all of this, you can choose to live there now.  The best part is you don’t have to do it alone.

This is what healing is—a remembering of the Self—remembering your voice, your body, your feelings—before the wounds and the stories began.  A reigniting of the natural cycles of our light and beigness.

Go outside. 
Feel the feet on the ground. 
The sun or cold on your face—it does not really matter.
Breathe… slowly…inhale…exhale… repeat.
Remember you are the most powerful manifestation of newness and alive that life has ever created. 

Love,
Jacqueline

Celebrate and Soak Up the Powerful Energy of Summer

Summer is here!

The time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating it’s connection to Light while the Southern Hemisphere emerges itself in to Dark.  A time of the year when both these energies are in balance in our beautiful planet.

The days are longer, the evenings warm, outdoor fun all around and time off beckons us.  All invitations to step out, surround ourselves by others, and relish in the body.

The sun and the hot days are good and essential reminders to find balance between frolic and laziness, summer plans and doing nothing, time with friends and family and time for self-reflection and introspection.

This is the season to step away from the usual and step into some fun in the sun.

Summer is the perfect bidding by Mother Nature to nurture and tend to our garden so that we can see the harvest in the fall.

 

Now is the perfect time to spend outdoors to soak up powerful sun energy and honor the sun’s warmth with reverence and gratitude for the abundant blessings in life.

This season is also a gateway to celebrate our own inner fire and power.  The power that brings things to fulfillment, expanding and brightening our lives.

It a time to remember that we, like the sun, contain the power to nurture and sustain, and that we have a ability (and responsibility) to burn as brightly as we can keeping ourselves, loves, and dreams bright, warm and alive.

Our ancestors, whose life was more closely attuned to the cycles of the sun, celebrated the summer by building great bonfires connecting them to the power of the Sun and its season.

How Can You Celebrate and Soak up the energy of summer?

 

Step Outdoors into Morning Glory

Step outside first thing in the morning, and dig your feet into the earth. Soak up the rays of the sun’s light.  Grab your morning coffee and feel the morning surround you.

Breathe in the Sun

Stand in the sunlight with feet apart, and palms / arms up in the air in a posture to receive, facing up.  Close your eyes. Breathe. Notice and  absorb all the healing rays of the sun’s light and warmth all over your body.  Imagine it penetrating every cell.  Letting the warmth really seep in.

Water Practice

Water is a conduit and a connector. We ourselves are about 80% water.  When we connect to water – both is inside and outside of ourselves, we are opening up to the natural foothold with all that is Divine.  Water provides a cooling effect and provides a balance with heat. Create or step into a body of water. You can fill a bathtub, throw water balloons, or simply dip your toes into a pool.

Wishing you much frolic, joy, balance, and summer bliss.

 

Love,

Jacqueline

Gratitude for ALL of it… the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful

Sensual… Not Necessarily Sexual

in the beginning…