Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. - Gabrielle Roth
The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete. This map teaches us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away.
We will explore how the body has been shaped by our emotions, tracking when the heart is open and when it is closed. As feelings move us, we learn how to express emotion in a healthy and creative way.
In this workshop we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. By incorporating the Brahmavihara (Heart Practices), one can develop the skills of living-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These virtues are regarded as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.
In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms map teaches us how emotional energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance.
How are you feeling? Discontented? Out of balance? Alone? In Pain? Afraid? Uncertain? Confused? Marking a passage? Chaotic times for sure.
But, underneath it all, you are a divine being. Do you remember? Would you like to remember?
Divine intelligence resides in your body and is innate for every person. This source - god, spirit, creativity, inspiration, whatever you want to call it, is in you. In this workshop, you will use earthly energies to ground and support yourself; and access the heavenly realms to illuminate what lives underneath your pain. You will move, meditate, journal and ritually embody your own divine intelligence.
The stars, the celestial realms shine bright offering inspiration and hope for a new day. Move into the universal mind, and discover how this power manifests within yourself.
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