“Sometimes when I’m out at the lake walking or jogging I have moments of inspiration, and one day while running a thought came into my mind, “The Heart Speaks in Picture and Metaphor.” Sometimes my creative muse has to sneak a thought in while I’m not paying attention, I think because I’m hard-headed. God, I love this muse, but she is fickle. She never sends inspiration when I desperately want it, she simply drops an acorn in my soul when the fallow ground of my heart is freshly tilled. Sometimes, if my heart is hard, she just takes a really sharp trowel, makes a deep cut, and shoves that acorn deep into my stubborn, calloused heart. Soon the acorn germinates, takes root, grows into a sapling as my mind and imagination water it, and as my old thoughts die and decay, they fertilize this little sapling until it grows into a mighty oak tree of a new way of thinking.
Jung and Freud understood the human psyche speaks in symbols in one’s dream life, but are these same types of symbols readily available to us when our eyes are wide awake? I think the answer is yes, so let me explain:
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Guillaume Vincent of www.soulembody.com for some Acupuncture on my right shoulder. We had previously met socially at an event where I was a member of a guest panel discussing Sacred Intimate work in our area. Later we met to discuss my approach to bodywork and his holistic approach to wellness and bodywork; through the conversation we decided to trade services so we could both experience first-hand each other’s approach.
We have been invited to join the Jepson brothers in their integrative center, in Bee Caves. Russ is a DC & Bryan a MD.
How we met is a funny story:
Last August I cut a finger and needed stitches. I went to the ER in Westlake and Dr. Bryan Jepson was there to fix me up. He took care of me and my hand. Putting aside my physical discomfort, it was great to meet Bryan in that way. He then expressed that him and his brother had an interest in having acupuncturists in their center.
At the same time, we were started looking for a new place that would fit our growth. I contacted Russ and scheduled with him a visit to view the place. It was a great surprise. The center is literally 2 minutes away from Bodhi Yoga, where we are transitioning from. Their center has all we wanted: the warmth, the space, a professional and caring energy and most importantly it is all about integration. Continue reading →
I just got back from a four day trip to the Bay area. Visiting San Francisco is always a treat for me and a breath of fresh air.
This time I traveled there to meet with the pioneers of Family & Systemic Constellation Work, the ones from the 2nd and 3rd generations, and the ones like me from the 4th generation. The Third Annual US Constellation Conference.
The first generation being the ones who started the teaching lineage, Bert Hellinger and his community.
This few days together were full of growth, curiosity, introspection and brought much healing.