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Articles by Shayla

Articles by Shayla

Learning to Be Here

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Articles by Shayla, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

Learning to Be Here

yes, yes, that’s what I wanted, I always wanted, I always wanted, to return to the body where I was born. ~Allen Ginsberg It can be quite a shock, when you begin to see: you thought all this time that you were here, but you were not. Not all of you. That’s what has happened for me, over the last few years. I discovered how much of myself I left behind. I had to learn to call those parts of myself back into my life, into my living breathing existence, into my body. It...

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To Ground Myself in Nothing

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Articles by Shayla, Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 7 comments

To Ground Myself in Nothing

Now that I’ve been in Victoria for nearly two years, I finally feel as if I have a life here. It’s not an idea, but an actual feeling in my body, that I am rooted here now, in a new life, that I am a vibrant part of the landscape, that I belong. It’s a glorious feeling and very interesting to me, since I have been engrossed for several years in a deep study of the nature of belonging. Human beings have a deep primordial need to belong. This is not always a happy story, since...

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Ending the Shadow Dance

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Articles by Shayla, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

Ending the Shadow Dance

Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost. –Vaclav Havel Many of our relationships contain shadow elements, ways of being with each other that are not conscious. These unconscious dynamics do not lead us towards health, authentic connection, and awakening. They protect us, they attempt to make us feel comfortable, safe, stable; and they often numb us, shut us down and fragment us in the process. One of the central drivers in our shadow worlds are the...

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Lifeletter #133: This Changes Everything

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Articles by Shayla, Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

Lifeletter #133: This Changes Everything

To change everything, it takes everyone. This means you. And me. And the woman on the street. And the person next door. Nobody gets to let themselves off the hook.

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A New Offering

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Articles by Shayla | 0 comments

A New Offering

  I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go… (Theodore Roethke)   Last fall I took my family to Peru, to a healing centre in the jungle, and then journeyed with my partner through the Sacred Valley in the Andes. It was a time of radical transformation, especially for my daughter. My intention on leaving for Peru was to allow my old life to fall away, and a new one to emerge. I knew that I could not make that...

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3 Key Inquiries for Evolution

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Articles by Shayla | 0 comments

We are in the middle of a very powerful time. I’m noticing that something radical and challenging is happening with a great many people right now.

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