Luke: I’m no expert, but I have an interest in exploring the intersection of quantum physics and spirituality. Through visioning, positive affirmations, and adopting an effect –> cause ideology we can consciously work with our subconscious mind and make a quantum leap into our ideal parallel world. The subconscious mind, where 95% of all brain activity happens holds the keys that unlock door ways to hidden potential, a life of purpose, and alignment. Let’s drop in, envision an ideal life situation, bathe in the feelings of what it’s like to be in such a situation and start consciously programming our subconscious to line things up and set us on a path to make our ideal life situation happen! I can’t wait to begin the journey with you!
Jude: When I was young I thought growth was about accumulation: Learning more and acquiring more skills and knowledge. Now I realize it’s more like coming apart and then coming back together again, and continuing this process over and over. It’s often the impulse to hold onto what we know that keeps us stuck, so we’re going to practice letting go of the known and being in the fertile ground of unknowing, and who knows what might happen there (I certainly don’t).
Oliver: We know what’s important to us. When making decisions we choose based on our values, right? But what about those trickier life choices …move to a new city, leave a relationship, get tacos for dinner? We may find ourselves restlessly trying to ‘figure out’ the right thing to do. Sometimes weighing values and thinking with the rational mind aren’t enough. Thankfully, here at the CEC we have all the answers! …well, no. But we believe you do! Join us in trying out a new/ancient way to tap into your own deep wisdom differently.
Erin: Something I value most in life is the act of showing up. There is such power in continuing to be present for the people we love, the communities and causes we care about. Showing up to our meditation practice, day in and day out, facing what life is throwing at us, is a way we show up for ourselves, so we can in turn better be there for others. Tonight we’ll celebrate this simple act of being here, together, in our little Zoom boxes.
Caitlin: Mother-child relationships are notoriously fraught. Beyond the messy human dynamics though, we each have a relationship with Mother Earth. While the climate crisis signals that our collective relationship to Mother Earth is also fraught, reconnecting with nature and nurtuting that relationship holds promise for personal, global and planetary health. Ecopsychology, the combination of ecology and psychology, offers a framework for building healthy relationships to ourselves, our communities and our planet. Ecopyschology reminds us that in our quests for health and wholeness, we must relate to the world around us…well, relationally. Beyond false dichotomies, ecopsychology prompts us to re-member ourselves as co-extensive of and co-existent with our physical and social environments. The answers to our current predicaments – from the personal to the global – can be found within the wide and wonderful, creative and resilient web of nature. And to be clear, nature is a web of relationships which we are a part of; not apart from. So let’s tune in! We’ll start by practicing psychological death – letting go of who we have known ourselves to be and with our freshly shattered egos, we’ll meditatively drop in to our favourite nature spots, rekindling our relationships with nature and listening for some moments to whatever wisdom the earth might have to share.