"There is no need to run outside for better seeing.
Nor to peer from your window...rather abide at the centre of your being....
Search your heart and see.....the way to do is to be." - Lao Tze
Everything comes from Being. Synonyms for Being expressed in other words, are: Essence, existence, truth, vital principle, spirit, life, nature. Whatever I produce issues from my being. All of my doings are predicated on my being. My actions are manifestations of being. Beings is the constant in the process of life itself. Doing is an accomplishment of Being. 'The way to do is to be' points me homeward in my every activity, my every deed, for what i intend to bring about must first be grounded in my being. This is so no matter what arena of my humanity I am operating in at any given moment. eg. if I am to achieve a powerful action in the treatment room I must stand in my own life present to the truth of my life. The 'doing' of treatment becomes a response to the request of the patient for guidance in a way of life harmonious to being whole, to being Home in herself. In this context of being, in the standing in the veracity of nature, doing is spontaneous, effortless. My actions correlate freely and naturally with my patient as we dive-deep into the habitat of our being, of what could be called the well of being.
What am I doing when I am doing acupuncture? Who am I being in the doing? Into what am I putting the needle? Into nothing, no thing, into space, an opening, called human being? Are we all, as Rilke says, 'Angels' beings in whom? the transformation of the visible into the invisible which we are accomplishing already appears in its completion.
I 'be' in life. I 'do' in life. Life is, at the least a paradox. It is unspeakable. Concepts will not bear it. It is our residence. Truth is at the heart of it. It 'is' home....Life is 'home' we dwell in life. All of the great questions in human history live here. We are arriving where we are and being home in the face of all circumstances. In the face of death, of life, of the intersections of survival and creation. Being is home. From my being comes my doing simply and easily, just in the process of life itself - Source, Essence, eternally present, issuing forth continuously...."
Dianne M Connelly - 'All sickness is Home Sickness'
We are at any one time a mostly unconscious ecosystem of variable energetics and changing internal climates. My consultation room gives space for the expression, sometimes incarnation, often letting go with kindness and thanks to those energetics that have previously been driving us or are waiting to be birthed. Hindu spirituality talks of the true self or the higher self but to be honest there is no hierarchy - we are all colonies of self, selves and disparate forgotten parts that need re-membering literally back to our greater wholeness.
Women who dream of flying are connecting back to their innate desire to be free and connected to their birthright of the numinous. Supernatural flying women date back from prehistoric times when people postulated the radical divide between earth and sky. We created myths and rituals to bridge this separation, incense and fire to create smoke to connect the earth to the heavens and evoke spirit. Women have always flown to take refuge from the concretised captivity of earth's gravity and the mental plane that, when overly lived in, constrains and constricts.
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A client came to me saying she had a dream where her best friend was flirting with her boyfriend in a very provocative way and as she watched the scene unfold she felt strangely voyeuristic to it and turned on. And the more her man was turned on the greater she felt it amplified in her too. We talked about her own sex life, what she liked/didn't, whether she initiated, role played etc.
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Jane Kersel is recognised as one of the most distinguished embodied movement, yoga and consciousness teacher in London. She is a teacher’s teacher and was a much loved teacher at The Life Centre, Yoga Campus, The Bio-medical Trust + Triyoga (where she trail-blazed and invented their Hot yoga offering and the design of their studios). Now she works in her new vessel the Ethereal Gym teaching consciousness through the visceral body and private one to one and couples consultations sharing jungian analysis techniques and healing modalities.
- to see life as a spiritual investment as much a material one - invest in love, harmony, inspiration, creativity, beauty
- to commit to our own happiness - not waiting for someone else to sort things for us
- to create rapture - channeling venus energy - to live as the dream of the lover and mystic
- to let go of the patriarchal model and ask for the dream
It’s important in our work together that we never over-ride these ‘primary’ parts - the parts of us that are out there in the world functioning and getting things done. However, without the understanding and integration of both of these polarities - the doing with the being, the feeling with the thinking etc
To observe and do shadow work, we need the experience of being centered in a higher self. That is why our spiritual practice is so pivotal. Without space inside our minds to observe forbidden feelings and behaviors, they take over. When they do, we feel controlled and overshadowed by them.