Embodied Transformation & Evolution

Posts by Shayla

Your Come to Jesus Moment ~ The Alchemy of True Humility

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

Your Come to Jesus Moment ~ The Alchemy of True Humility

Lately, my ears seem to perk right up whenever someone speaks to me about being humbled. It’s really more than my ears—my heart gets stirred as well. There is something radically different in the whole feeling of such a conversation, whenever someone is able to speak directly from the experience of being humbled. I’ve learned that things happen when we are truly humbled. We cannot carry on in the same way. Sometimes I call these ‘our come to Jesus’ moments. I think...

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A Global Initiation ~ Coming of Age in the Great Unravelling

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

A Global Initiation ~ Coming of Age in the Great Unravelling

In 2010 a friend of ours, whom I’ll call Jed, went to Haiti with a group of high school students. The earthquake struck shortly after they arrived. Jed described what happened to those young people as a rapid coming of age, a growing up process that was visceral and immediate. It was so powerful that when they returned home their parents found it difficult to relate to them. They were not the same children who had left home a few weeks ago, and did not want to be treated as such. I asked...

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The Fire of Your Longing ~ what your darkness needs

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

The Fire of Your Longing ~ what your darkness needs

A friend spoke to me yesterday about how the feeling of the spring sunlight on her body feels like a healing force. She has been moved to open and deeply receive the blessing of the light and warmth, deep into her cells. We are drawn to fire as a physical and a spiritual energy: it penetrates us and gives us life. It nourishes our cells, our hearts, and our minds. It awakens certain capacities and gifts in us that are essential to our human existence. The warmth and light of the sun bring joy,...

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The Sacred Wound, and the freefall of the heart

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

The Sacred Wound, and the freefall of the heart

At the heart of this story I feel the energy of the sacred wound. Resurrection is about the possibility of something radically new arising through the healing of our core wound.

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Renouncing Our Spiritual Bandaids ~ Growing up in a time of global chaos

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

Renouncing Our Spiritual Bandaids ~ Growing up in a time of global chaos

As soon as we engage in spiritual practice, we are facing, as Thomas Huebl, a brilliant and compassionate teacher of mine says, “multiple traps.” One of the main traps is how much we like to use our spiritual practice to escape from our difficulties in life. I became an expert in this particular trap. I often say that the Phd I received in India was really for my advanced studies in spiritual bypassing. Whenever we have the courage to release our grip on the transcendent reality and descend...

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