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Occupy Yourself part two


Occupiers everywhere have been showing up and taking a stand as citizen leaders in a collaborative model of decision-making.  They are not only pointing out what’s wrong, sharing analysis and critique, but they are offering up their vision of the world they want and creative ways to manifest it.  It works on the micro level too.

The Fluent Body looks at the challenges a client is facing.  We name aches and pains and problems.  AND we also ask, “What else is here?”  There is always inherent health, that energetic matrix of support that underlies all our symptoms.  There is always something that is working for our greater good.

What’s not working in your life, and what’s your bigger, better vision?

  • Make a list of what is not working in your life.
  • For every item on that list, write beside it how you want things to be.  It is so important to honor the longing for a different way.  And while you may not be able to change the actual events, you can change your response to them.
  • Bring in gratitude.  If what’s not working is that you have chronic pain in your lower back, be grateful that your body is speaking to you.  Give thanks for all the daily things that are going right in your body.  Find out what support you need that you’ve been denying yourself and get it.   Stretches, deep rest, hot baths, massage, chiropractic, Reiki, craniosacral therapy are some things your lower back might be telling you it needs.

Let me know what you find with this inquiry.  I’d love to give further support.  Contact me.


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Healing Quotes

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell