“I ate once. It didn’t work. I was hungry again in a couple of hours.”
You never hear anyone saying that, do you? But ask about meditation, or yoga or journalling and that is a very common answer.
Body, Mind and Spirit…that’s what we are. We are a carefully constructed mechanism made up of these three compartments. Without any one of these we cease to exist.
REALLY. Think about that for a minute.
It is pretty clear when your body is hungry for food or thirsty for water. You then have the choice of what to provide; healthy food and pure water or junk food and pop. You feed it and then what? You have to do it again a couple hours later.
Your body also hungers for air and that is one you cannot ignore at all. Again, it is a constant give and take, not a one and done deal.
Your body also hungers for movement, but that’s subtle and easier to ignore than the need for food or water. Those into physical fitness know that regular exercise is necessary for a healthy body…none of them ever expect one workout to be enough. When you ignore the need for movement, you start experiencing more symptoms of aging and physical breakdown.
Do you see where I’m going with this, yet?
Your mind also has needs. It hungers for new information to process, good books to read, interesting studies and, of course, fulfilling work. It isn’t enough for you to just intake new goodness, but its important to share as well with others in good conversations, social settings and a job that allows you to teach or share something.
When you try to ignore this aspect of yourself, it looks like addiction: binge watching TV, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, sex, smoking, shopping, etc…
Your spirit also has needs. Your spirit is the energetic body and it hungers for connection and love. It is the part of you that makes you, ‘You’. It is by far the ‘easiest’ to ignore but with the most detrimental of consequences.
When you ignore this aspect of yourself it shows up as depression, anxiety, idiopathic chronic dis-ease, drug abuse, alcoholism, cancer, etc…
Notice with the body and mind that there are things we do DAILY to nourish and replenish them: exercise, hygiene, sleep, food, water, work, entertainment, even education.
But, for some, spirit is expected to exist on merely one hour, one day a week of nourishment!
There is no doubt that the body is more fragile than the mind or the spirit, which is why there are such clear cues as to when it needs to be fed, watered or aired. Yet, still a person whose spirit is considerably neglected will develop things like anorexia or suicidal ideation which is counter intuitive (and overrides the desire) for physical survival.
Ok so now, over the course of your life, how much time has been dedicated to the care and feeding of your spirit compared to your body and mind?
Get a calendar, I’ll wait…
We both know over the course of your life you have neglected your spirit far more than you have neglected your mind and your body, right?
Not saying you haven’t neglected them too, but by and large most people neglect their spirit most of all.
As I said, the spirit is the energetic body of the body/mind/spirit combo, therefore whatever happens to the body and mind affects the spirit and vice verse. When we experience trauma, grief, or other emotional pain we experience it in all three aspects, but again it is usually just the body and mind that get the attention for healing. This means that there are all kinds of leftovers in our spirit refrigerator that need clearing out.
Again, this is not a one and done thing. Even when we think we’ve processed effectively, every time we think about the event and it brings up emotions in response we are re-experiencing the event and therefore causing more harm that needs to be healed. We are calling back the energy of that event and storing it in our energetic body.
This is why The Healing Rite of Passage Retreat/Workshop promises to be one of the most important things you will ever do for your body, mind AND spirit.
- You will learn how to access your energetic body and clear out blockages and heal wounds.
- You will learn new communication techniques that allow you to speak from your spirit and not your ego.
- You will develop new relationships with like-minded journeyers.
- You will have the experience of living from your spirit for two days.
- You will experience shamanic healing.
- You will experience facilitating healing for others.
- You will experience a lightness of body, mind and spirit as you release what no longer serves you.
- …and so so SO much more.
And after the closing ceremony your life will never be the same (unless you choose it to be so).
A rite of passage, by definition, is a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life. If you are ready for the past to be the past, to release old relationships and wounds, or just take the opportunity to give your spirit the intensive care it needs, then you need to reserve your spot in our Transformation Circle today.
When: September 16 & 17, 2017
Where: Waterford, Michigan
Early Bird Registration: $500
Registration after September 1, 2017: $675
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