14 May Carly Jo Carson
Finding Purpose :: a shamanic breathwork journey
What are the blockages we need to investigate and how can we shift our relationship with them in order to bring ourselves closer to wholeness?
I believe it is our shadow that leads us to our greatest gifts, although when it is buried in our unconscious and we are not actively engaging with it, it rules over us, and can feel paralyzing. Often, we don’t even know what it is that we need to heal. It is usually the thing right in front of us that we are trying to avoid the most. Rarely does it simply yield to being fixed. It continues to surface again and again until we are ready to face it, know it, and transform it. Our suffering is a magic mirror. Through our journey together we will welcome the shadow in so that we can see it from all angles, accept that it is a part of us, and begin to unlock and appreciate the gifts that it holds. Only when we stop trying to avoid our shadow, may it show us its magic.
Through the breath, sound, and experimentation we will dive into the unconscious, intuitively locate specific shadow aspects that are paralyzing us, and bring them to the light.
This is a process of awakening, inspiring, fine tuning, and shifting thew authority from our minds to our hearts. Unexpected biographical material may come up that has a sense of threat to our well being. Memories that are trapped within our bodies may be released to help heal chronic psychical pain. Often we make a connection with the divine may help expose or reinvigorate our purpose. You will not be offered anything that you cannot handle. Deep healing can happen in a surprisingly short amount of time with trust and surrender.
Please make sure to have an eye mask or something to tie over your eyes, a comfortable mat/bed (ideally on the floor), a pillow, a set of headphones (the best quality you have as sound is a key element of the journey), and a journal. If you are an artist and have art supplies please bring some colored pencils or watercolor as well.