When Your World Is Out of Sync
Ahhh, December. The holiday season is upon us.
All around are sparkling lights and decorations.
I just flew through Heathrow airport on my way to Copenhagen and it was beautiful to behold.
Yet ironically, even as the Western world is lit up like a Christmas tree, we’re coming into the darkest part of the year here in the Northern hemisphere.
A friend of mine who has always lived in a warm, tropical climate recently moved north.
She’s thrilled to experience a real winter for the first time.
Yet she’s also surprised at the sudden inward pull of nature – telling her to rest, slow down, take time, regenerate, even hibernate.
She craves nothing more than to curl up under a down blanket with a good book and a crackling fire.
There’s a reason for that. You see, there’s a natural way our spirit wants to meet these cycles.
It often means diving inward when it gets cold and honoring the darkness. At times like this, internal reflection and prayers of gratitude are in order.
Yet what do you do when your inner world is calling you in one direction — but the daily demands of life are pushing you in another?
That alone can set up an internal sense of pressure or discord.
No matter where you live in the world, this is a dichotomy you’ll face sometime during the year.
The question is, how do we walk that line of honoring what our mind-body-spirit needs, and yet being in integrity with what the rest of the world wants from us?
My recommendation is to start by slowing down and turning off your auto-pilot mode.
Stop doing what you’ve always done without thinking about it.
Because you’re likely to end up feeling exhausted and drained.
Instead, create a morning ritual for yourself that bridges your sleeping world and your waking life.
You might simply take a few minutes each morning to reflect on what lies ahead for your day.
Then drop deeper into your bones — your inner most sanctum — and ask for clarity about what is truly yours to do.
Finally, consciously step into your day.
And be sure to schedule some essential downtime for yourself. Some sit-beside-the-fireplace, enjoy-a-cup-of-tea-with-close-friends time.
And celebrate this season in whatever way most deeply nourishes you.
Do you rely on your gut instinct? Or trust the guidance of your heart?
Or seek wisdom from your bones? (An idea most people find bizarre until they discover how to activate it!)
Your body is extremely wise… with six unique (and often underutilized) wisdom centers.
This innate wisdom can guide you to take right action when you’re confused… settle you in times of overwhelm… and help you get clear and centered (and stay there!) even in the craziest of situations.
Yet, when you cut off your body’s innate knowing, you also block your most reliable resource for keeping yourself safe, calm, and grounded.
Your body doesn’t lie. The sensations you feel are spontaneous. They don’t stop to rationalize, judge, or censor — that’s your mind taking over, attempting to deal with stress, keep you safe, push away pain, or otherwise cope. And that is not sustainable, especially in the challenging times we live in.
So how can you harness your body’s wisdom so you can regroup, recenter… and respond in new ways to old and new stress?
This powerful, 60-minute mini-workshop with leading conscious awareness instructor Suzanne Scurlock will help you start to find your way back to this inner compass.
Whether you’re in an election season, the holiday season, or a season of change… there’s a greater potential for discord at the dinner table this time of year. Differing political views among your loved ones, friends and in the collective, can stress your body, mind, emotions, and relationships.
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Cellular Resonance: Radiant Health
Filmed in Reston Virginia, October 28 - November 1, 2011
This professionally filmed DVD series offers a doorway into optimal cellular functioning. Ultimately health begins at a cellular level, and this material takes us on a journey into our inner most structures to build a strong foundation for surviving the stressors of life as well as thriving and experiencing joy moment by moment. Emilie presents movement, breath and sound explorations and Suzanne provides simple yet profound hands-on protocols to deepen the healing process.
DVD format: 10 DVDs per set for 20 hours of instruction
Suzanne’s Annual Workshop for Women Comes to the East Coast!
Suzanne’s Annual Workshop for Women
Comes to the East Coast!
Ready to Reclaim Your Power, Sexuality and Pleasure Potential?
You have a unique power of creativity in your reproductive system — not only to foster new life, but to bring fulfilling new projects into being.
Unfortunately that energy is often blocked by physical, emotional or spiritual trauma to the pelvic floor and the female organs.
In this course — for women only — you’ll take a safe and sacred journey to heal the pelvic floor, which often holds our deepest wounds, and our greatest wisdom.
And you’ll leave with a whole new sense of pleasure and empowerment in being a women.
It’s Your Power. Own It!
Did You Know? Skills to Energize Your Life is for everyone!
Full Body Presence: Skills to Energize Your Life (HFSEL) is a weekend workshop designed for a broad spectrum of people and professionals, including teachers, parents and other caregivers, business managers and leaders, and members of the lay public. It offers practical skills for maintaining healthy boundaries in one’s life, as well as tools for re-charging your system, enabling you to remain energized throughout the day, no matter what presents itself.
For healthcare professionals, HFSEL offers practical skills today that can be used in your practice immediately, enhancing your therapeutic presence and boosting client and patient outcomes. We couldn’t fit these handy tools in the four day Grounding & Healthy Boundaries, so we gave them a workshop all their own!