Embodied Transformation & Evolution

Posts by Shayla

Transforming Our Relationship With Fear ~ Meeting the Dragon at the Threshold

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Transforming Our Relationship With Fear ~ Meeting the Dragon at the Threshold

Our relationship with fear is at the heart of our human journey. Fear can so easily paralyze us, stop us in our tracks. But the fear is not the problem; it is not what stops us. What stops us, what ties us up in knots, is how we relate to it. If we look at the big picture, we’ll notice a lot of fear moving around our world these days: fear of very specific things and also a lot of free floating anxiety. Fear is one of the most difficult emotions to stay present to: our nervous system...

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The Path Towards Our Deeper Longing ~ and the deaths we meet along the way

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

The Path Towards Our Deeper Longing ~ and the deaths we meet along the way

Human relationships are so complex, so full of shadows and potential trigger points, that there are no real experts. I might have written 23 books on relating, and still say precisely the wrong thing when I meet my son for dinner. Or when I’m lying with my wife in bed. Or joking with someone in the staff room. The ways in which we misunderstand each other, offend and hurt and miss each other, are endless. Even when our love is as deep as an ocean, these painful glitches can happen in a moment.

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No Straight Lines-finding our way in the messy complexity of life

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

No Straight Lines-finding our way in the messy complexity of life

Our egoic mind functions like this a great deal of the time. It makes me so important—I really think I am the centre of everything. And that I am also totally separate and distinct from everything else.

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The Life That Chooses You ~ Living on your Sacred Edge

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

The Life That Chooses You ~ Living on your Sacred Edge

Who knows what brings to us these moments, in which we are shaken up, startled, and issued a radical invitation: to step into the life that chooses us. This is our authentic life, not anyone else’s. It’s a life that is much bigger than our personal agendas. And at the same time, this is our way, which is utterly unique. Not separate, and not the same as any other human being. These moments in which we feel life nudging us, inviting us, challenging us, can be very disturbing. We feel...

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Becoming an Invitation ~ Surrendering to the strange pull of what you really love

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Becoming an Invitation ~ Surrendering to the strange pull of what you really love

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi On Saturday, during the global online event ‘One World Bearing Witness,’ I witnessed something that lit a flame inside my heart. Two beautiful dark haired young women came together for a very simple ritual: one from Palestine and one from Israel. They spoke of their part of the world as ‘the tired land,’ a place exhausted by violence, fragmentation and...

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