Rest In Peace

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés Caitlin: This practice will focus on consciously resting and relaxing the body as a means of cultivating an internal, felt sense of peace. … Continued

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Intention-setting

Caitlin: Intention-setting is a powerful part of ceremony and ritual. Intentions imbue ceremonies with meaning; they offer directionality, a means of orienting, and anchors to return to. We might think of the ceremony as what we do and the intention as why we do it. When we meditate or do any practice routinely, we can become disconnected from what brought … Continued

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Co-Regulation

Caitlin: In the beginning, there is no self-regulation. As infants, we need others to co-regulate. As we grow up, we are taught to regulate on our own – e.g. “go to your room to calm down.” We are then praised for being independent. This is a reminder that you don’t need to go it alone. As … Continued

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Hello Sunshine

“Enlightenment is permanent because we have not produced it; we have merely discovered it. In the Buddhist tradition the analogy of the sun appearing from behind the clouds is often used to explain the discovery of enlightenment” – Chogyam Trungpa Caitlin: Together we’ll explore our clouds (i.e. thoughts, emotions, sensations, distractions) and invite them to settle … Continued

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Ceremonies for Life

Caitlin: If we consider this existence and all time and space to be sacred, we might consider honouring that sacredness by integrating more ritual and ceremony into everyday living. How might it feel to treat each day ceremonially, from the moment we wake until the time we go to bed? We’ll use mindfulness, presence and curiosity … Continued

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