Welcome to Creating Space

creative & somatic renewal after the massive trauma invoked by the global agenda

Find A New Narrative in cataclysmic times... Bounce back.

Who Are We?

A Sisterhood of Somatic Learning & Creativity. 

Women's Wisdom. Find Your Own Path.

Celebrate the resilience of humanity through the profound healing power of women's circles.

Trauma & Intense Personal Grief: An Affront to the Living or An Opportunity?

The survival of trauma as opportunity to clear space for new wisdom and connection with the mystery of life.

Where does that sense of awe and enjoyment of life go? 

"Day 10 of #widowhood has been grim. I am spent, physically & emotionally. I dreamt about my husband. When I woke, I felt like I’d been kicked in the chest. Real, searing pain. I cannot fathom that he is gone forever. My heart breaks over & over & over."
gabrielle pullen
@UrlifeMattersOR "So clearly expressed, dear one, grief is visceral: a physical experience—Thus, an exclusively psychological or spiritual approach is only half-baked. You must address the somatic consequences as well. This is why I offer awareness through movement sessions as people write 2 heal."

This is what you will find here. Yet, if you are like most of us, at some point you have heard yourself say, "I'm not a joiner." More of an independent thinker. That's why it's important to let you try things out. That's why you are invited to go ahead and have a look around. Get a feel for what's on offer. Try some of the recordings designed to move you out of misery and into a new awakening of the mad hatter within who feeds your soul with love and laughter. 

This is the Alienation Antidote. Welcome to a special Space: a private portal (away from social media) for multimedia sharing of somatic voyages into clarity, presence and freedom from the sheer tension of the trauma of the last three years...

If you are one of us, you have withstood the pressure to conform, knowing you are the sovereign of your own body. If you are one of us, you have been avoided and shunned. If you are one of us, you have spoken your mind or wanted to more than ever, but to break the taboo of silence takes courage. 

A Sisterhood of Interdependent Self-Reliance. A place to be mentored and to mentor others. A place to regenerate and embody renewal. A place where self care is high on the list because it's how "you do you " with complete authenticity. From that place of feeling at home within, it's a relief to let others do them. 

Creating Space is an expansive journey of exclusive guidance through the internal environment that is a springboard for you to bounce back after these years of trauma, lie, abandonment and disillusionment. Perhaps you've been surrounded by the pressure to say you're fine - when you're not?

Profound disillusionment on every front: in medicine, health, relationships, family, work, government makes you question everything you ever thought you knew. Trust has been breached. 

I am Gabrielle. 
I offer beautifully crafted pathways to clarity. It's a journey that activates the divinity of your own innate metaphysical wisdom. In the presence of cataclysmic events, you are being called to allow that intense pressure to push you over the edge, not into insanity, but into feeling alive in ways you never have before. 

I do what I teach. This is not "book learning" - it's a path of embodied freedom from the pain of trauma - the kind of loss that is not supposed to happen - the kind that the Pandemic has ramped up in every country on the planet. The difference is this: if a parent dies, it's definitely a loss, but an expected death in the course of a lifetime. Whereas what we are now faced with on a global scale is the kind of loss that is unnatural, such as when your child dies before you do. This is what happened to me...and this is why I do what I do.

When my daughter died, I was lost, without identity. I had lived for 25 years with her as my reason for everything I did. The survivor's guilt was a feeling of waking up each morning to a sense of having no reason to live. However, when I finally did put the pieces of myself back together over seven years, I came back more fully because I had been practicing the tools of letting go for 20 years already. In fact, before my daughter died, I was about to launch a course called the Letting Go Toolkit. I has spent the previous year interviewing thought leaders and people from all kinds of religious and mystical traditions regarding this one topic: What does it mean to Let Go? How do you do it? And at the end of that year, there I sat, in ICU with my daughter hooked up to machines that did the breathing for her, watching myself cascade into the lowest depths of shock and sorrow, but knowing, from previous work with veterans that I had to let it play out.

They say those who know what to do often make the most difficult patients. I knew exactly what to do, but even so, I had to come to a place of realizing that she would never want me to suffer indefinitely or to feel my life was over. She was a brilliant light to many, a mischievous, young woman who loved life. Neither she, nor those you have lost, would ever want us to suffer from believing it will hurt forever. Yes, it hurts, but the charge can go away, if you are willing to look for ways to help others through what you have been through.

There are many paths to true freedom but there are only a few that may resonate with you. They say many are called, but few are chosen. However, things are changing so rapidly from day to day that it's up to you to choose. It's up to you to choose to find a state of equilibrium, enjoyment and ease. I find it in the practices offered here. I also find it in paying it forward and I guarantee you will, too. For when you write your narrative to help others know what to avoid, what to do, how to go through the fire of loss, you find your reason for being here still.

No other approach to clearing loss improves your life across all levels of experience. Some just address emotions, but what about the endless stream of negative thinking that seems to take over?  Others just address spiritual needs, but what about your physical pain? Some options merely get you strung out on drugs, or on therapy or on dependence upon others who like being there temporarily, but who always, always go their own way in the end. Don't be the one left by yourself holding that massive baggage of outrage. 

Discover a state of flow that reflects true engagement - with life as well as with the mystery of life. The mystery of nature, of the universe, of universal mind that surrounds us. 

The trauma you have endured is part of a complete disconnect from that mystery which grief throws in your face, demanding that you discover some way become conscious of the unseen as well as the seen. Yes, this is about somatic resilience. But resilience is icing. The real benefit is connection with the mystery and awe that you came into this world knowing, sensing, honoring...before it stunned out of you by the turning of events that have no place directing your life.

For myself and for many of us, the alternative was living the life of a zombie, the living dead, so full of sorrow that life was listless and I felt so completely lost. Significant trauma and experiencing very personal losses that cause the kind of grief that lasts for years does that to you. It rips away the foundation of your life, your identity and your purpose for living.

Yet, you can choose to turn away from suffering at any point on the ladder. 
And knowing that this works for those seeking a way out of the bottom of the pit, the Dark Night of the Soul, makes it clear that the path of creating space for something new works no matter where on the ladder you are. You don't have to wait until you've reached the last rung.

What some women fail to grasp is that although this is about clearing space so that grief and trauma no longer prevail, it's not about grief! It's about faith, love, creativity and beginning a practice that is proven to allow your personal meaning to unfold. It's about finding a deep source of women's wisdom. It's about taking that courage that is who you are and setting it free to be the wild woman at the heart of you who is unafraid. Faith is trusting the process. Find your own personal spiritual connection.

>>>This is not a teaching, although there are definitely things to consider about how the universe works that may shift your perspective about life itself.

>>>This is not about therapy, for that takes far too long and only addresses some of the pain. It doesn't address the physical pain, the tension or the muscular imbalance of premature aging that happens with severe trauma or loss.

>>>This is not about dogma. Rather, it's a path to clearing space for your authentic self-expression, power and inner wisdom to emerge. It's about emergent learning, creating and loving.

It's about embracing a sisterhood of others seeking a deeper engagement with the wisdom of life that is at the root of all human suffering. It's not a single, empirical truth. It's personal.

Our mission is to be an environment where women can connect with the level of authentic presence that holds all life as sacred and fosters a movement within that integrates release, relief, communion, play, creative writing and mindful movement and meditation. This is the means that supports you in learning from your own experience. Allowing all judgement to fall away, so that you begin to release any internal messages that have been holding you back from being the you that you have always wanted to be. And to be that person with others who all seek relationships based on trust.

It's about re-learning to trust again.

The other thing about significant grief, loss or trauma is that your BS meter snaps into high gear and you loose all tolerance with people who placate, or judge. This is for those who have had enough of all that. If you want to surround yourself with people who are straight with you and who do not pander to the collective madness, this is it.

What Brought Me To This Point

In those first dark days, the unthinkable came to pass. My own daughter was in ICU brain dead from a drug overdose. But the truth is, she died on the floor in her room while her "friends" were partying downstairs.

I was able to rely on a lifetime of practice to survive. But before I was able to clear space for that, I experienced a complete crisis of belief in myself, in life and in the safety of the Cosmos itself. 

In this new era, all of us are living some level of traumatic loss. I have come back from the dark night of the soul, having put all that I have learned then and since, reaching for renewal and joy. I desire to give these skills to all of you...because what kept me sane was the conviction that no one should have to suffer that much because they didn't know there was a way out.

Pain is a part of life. Suffering is optional. The idea that you cannot change it is rampant and wrong. It's a myth perpetuated by the insurance industry and warped medical conglomerates that are primarily about money and do not concern themselves with your wellbeing.

Now, ten years later, people come to me for answers about how to navigate from feeling dead inside to return back to a place of aliveness. They ask questions in private sessions, or by posting on-site or in circle. What is the somatic approach to physical injury? Emotional pain? Mental distraction? Negative thoughts? Fearful responses? And how do we regain a sense of comfort, ease, focus, connection, direction, and even happiness regardless of what's going on in the world?

What provides the juice to live since that one, more substantive loss than any other,? Self-reliance, embodied renewal and the gift of the ability to bounce back over time. Even in the presence of cataclysmic events, move from feeling lack to feeling alive. And to learn how to embody it: somatic learning is a full-on, entire spectrum experience that returns you to a state of equilibrium, enjoyment and ease. It's emergent, spontaneous and freeing.

This is a safe space created for the personal construction of a powerful new frame in answer to the question, "What the *&ˆ% is happening?!?"

  •  Learn: ways to stop mental chatter, disconnection and to intercept it, to prevent falling back into internal narratives that are divisive. 
  • Belong: a community of people focused on moving into a way of being that is somatic, soothing and generative. 
  • Experience: Movement, Meditation, Creativity. Support for "being the change you wish to see..."
  • You Get: Full-On Guidance - How to Navigate Consciousness
  • Training: Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Recordings for releasing extensive tension from years of grief
  • Renewal: iRest Meditations for profound, restorative renewal, specifically directed towards connection with the Moon Cycles and with clearing troubling emotions while you rest.
  • Reprogramming: Guided Visualizations that help change your emotional set point. The range of emotions you feel is like your thermostat. Chances are it's been set below neutral in a negative zone for a few years given the global environment of crisis that makes relapsing into a negative habit of thought and emotion all too easy. These Guided Visualizations reset your emotional thermostat to a happier place!
  • Structure: Weekly writing group to help you stay on track with your writing projects.
  • Feedback: from a college level writing instructor when you want input on writing 
  • Instruction: on the Craft of Writing to generate page-turning narrative for a world - as you wish to enjoy it.
  • Connection: Live Women's Wisdom Circles for a deepening of the spontaneous understanding that lies at the root of the profound Wheel of Life that we share on this beautiful planet.
  • Guidance: access divine inspiration from within, discover how to tap into your own downloads from Source, for a life that is magical and full of synchronicity.
  • Opportunity: a chance to meet and co-create with other wise women - as committed to planetary wellbeing as you are - creating a new narrative going forward.
  • Access: together we rise to sustain the best of life, expanding awareness of the unified field of consciousness.

Gabrielle Pullen, MFA, LMT, GCFP

Master of Fine Arts, Writing; Licensed Massage Therapist, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Circle Facilitator

But this is not about me. It's about autonomy.

If you feel it's time to take your life back, this is for you.

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Explore. Currently, there is no cost. GET IN NOW during open enrollment to access discounts in perpetuity. This is a period of building. The modules of the courses are posting on a regular basis. Once open enrollment HAS BEEN EXTENDED from September 15th, to the end of October. After that, many of the resources will remain free, and others will be things you can choose to participate in for  a reasonable price. Finances have to be sustainable, too, not just energy. This is a place to tap into a renewal of energy stores that may have been missing from your life recently! 

But first get a sense of what this is, for I guarantee there is nothing else like it. Nor is there a facilitator that is quite like me; for I have walked in the valley and come out to tell you how to find your way. Personal experience, professional training and years of practice make me the perfect person to help you clear space within for a freedom you only imagined in your fondest dreams.

There is much to learn and to experience that will benefit you in the long run. This is not about a quick fix. It's about living at the speed of the wisdom within you that you have not quite been able to access on your own. See for yourself what sets you free. 

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