The survival of trauma as opportunity to clear space for new wisdom and connection with the mystery of life.
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.
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.
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?!?"
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.
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 closes September 15th, some resources will remain free, and others will be things you can choose to participate in for a reasonable price.
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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