It’s Thursday noon in Baltimore. It was snowing overnight and sleeting about an hour ago. It’s quiet now, but we are expecting another 2-4 inches of snow overnight. Not much compared to New England and the Midwest, and overall much easier than Texas.
I hope that wherever you are, you are warm, safe, and fed.
My new program, SEEDs: Sessions of Experimental Experiential Discovery, has launched! The first two small group meetings, exploring the healing of developmental trauma and generally the challenges and joys of being human, will be held on Monday February 22 at noon EST and on Wednesday Feb 24 at 3 PM EST, for an hour each.
These small groups are free, and you don’t need to make a standing commitment to attend, you just RSVP and attend the ones that fit your schedule and interest.
But in order to impact when the meetings are scheduled, and to be consistently notified when they are happening, and to RSVP and attend, you have to sign up for the SEEDs group, which you are invited to do here:
I don’t believe I’ve posted any additional recordings since last week. It’s been a pretty intense week for me, And that is probably in part because I have been actively working on reclaiming more of my life force, trying to be less numb and more alive. So I’ve been finding myself feeling more intensity in my body and nervous system.
When I sat down to write this email, it was the first time I’d written to you when I was feeling kind of stirred up. Usually I want to feel really calm and mellow. I expected the intensity to get in the way of writing to you, but it didn’t! So it seems like I am getting at least a bit more comfortable with having a bit more energy flowing through my system.
Here is the process I’ve been using regularly to support me in this endeavor of reclaiming Life Force. Let me know how it goes if you try it!
As always, thank you for the great work you are doing at walking your life, caring for yourself and the people around you, and seeking clarity and support for the question: What in the World are We All Doing Here?
I hope that you are doing well, reaching deep into the soil of the earth for nutrients through the challenge of winter, feeling the call of spring that will be coming.
I am excited about what is going to pop out of the soil this spring and then sprout leaves, and blossom, and bear fruit.
I myself have been percolating deep in the darkness, poking around in basements and caves in my unconscious, looking for insight and hidden treasure.
I’ve found a few precious things down there. If you click on this link you will find a 17 question “journey inventory” that brought some rich insights and perspective for me when I filled it out for myself a few weeks ago.
Together with the nation, I am breathing a sigh of relief to signs of normalcy and stabilization in government. I won’t say more.
On a more personal note, I am breathing excitement, as I have enrolled in an intensive support program that will help me in lifting my transformational somatic trauma healing business to a new level.
That is good for you because I continue to have a passion for producing free and low-cost resources to help guide people through healing developmental trauma who do not have the financial resources to pay for a dedicated facilitator. This support will help me to get those resources collected and organized and available to you and to the people in your life.
More to come on that front as I inch or leap forward, week by week.
In the meantime, here is one of the resources that I created within the past week. This is an audio process for working with fear, for finding embodiment in the face of fear, and for connecting to the earth for grounding and support.
I hope that you are well, in body, mind, and spirit. 😘
Here is my story: On Wednesday I sat down to record a new version of a healing practice that I wanted to share with you. I was all set, I had updated the script and reviewed it carefully. I would record the new version, listen to it to make sure it worked, and then write up my weekly email and send you the link.😥 That didn’t happen. 😬The state of our nervous system in any moment has a huge impact on anything we do. For me to record an effective healing meditation, my nervous system needs to be in a state of calm, aliveness, generosity, and peace. I read the headlines about what was happening in Washington DC, and what happened in my nervous system was definitely not peace. At first I thought I could settle enough to do the recording, and finally I realized that was not realistic.
Notice your body, trust your body, don’t try to force it.