The Embodiment of Self Love

“Embodiment of self-love” series

First part: the nurturer

When it comes to the body, we, as western society, have a limited understanding about how to deal with our physical existence. We have forgotten over the last millenniums our own resources for healing, understanding, and taking care of our bodies. However, our body is our home, and the degradation of our living environment consequently increases the polarity between our thought-process and the lack of body awareness. We adapt to the fast rhythms of modern life by feeling less. The consequence is a sense of “freeze” followed by deregulation of our natural balance and rhythms, which can lead to discomfort, sense of being ungrounded, chronic pains, lack of self-esteem and so forth.

This disconnection from our body is particularly visible in the way we ask for exterior help when something goes wrong, and to how we feel helpless when it comes to taking care of our health and well-being. Our culture holds many fears concerning our body, mainly because our mind doesn’t have control over it. This state creates great distress and inner conflict. But the main cause is that we have forgotten how to love our body-self, not in a narcissistic way but as a perfectly complete bio-organism capable of self-maintenance. We forgot how to feel, sense, and dialogue with it, and we forgot the spiritual connection – condition of the body.

This workshop aims to facilitate the process of re-visiting our body’s resources, by asking the questions:

What is the level of self-love am I allowing toward my body?

What are the available resources to increase this level?

We will work with somatic practices, movement expression, dance, awareness, breath and sounds to contact our deep tissues and the different energetic components that hold our history and our being-ness. Through shamanic rituals, we will awaken “the inner nurturer” within and learn how to access it.

This process is the fundamental basis to build a healthy sense of reconnection with our origins both as a body and as a spirit. It is also a step towards self-empowerment.

Second part: the Healer

When it comes to the body, we, as western society, have a limited understanding about how to deal with our physical existence. We have forgotten over the last millenniums our own resources for healing, understanding, and taking care of our bodies. However, our body is our home, and the degradation of our living environment consequently increases the polarity between our thought-process and the lack of body awareness. We adapt to the fast rhythms of modern life by feeling less. The consequence is a sense of “freeze” followed by deregulation of our natural balance and rhythms, which can lead to discomfort, sense of being ungrounded, chronic pains, lack of self-esteem and so forth. How to come to a place of healing?

This disconnection from our body is particularly visible in the way we ask for exterior help when something goes wrong, and to how we feel helpless when it comes to taking care of our health. Our culture holds many fears concerning our body, mainly because our over-empowered mind doesn’t have control over it. This state creates great distress and inner conflict. But the main cause is that we have forgotten how to love our body-self, not in a narcissistic way but as a perfectly complete bio-organism capable of self-maintenance. We forgot how to feel, sense, and dialogue with it, and we forgot the spiritual connection – condition of the body. Being healed is our natural state of being.

This workshop aims to facilitate the process of re-visiting our body’s resources, by asking the questions:

What is self-healing? Where is it coming from?

What are the resources for self-healing?

We will work with somatic practices, movement expression, dance, awareness, breath and sounds to contact our deep tissues and the different energetic components that hold our history and our being-ness. Through shamanic rituals, we will awaken “the inner Sage” within and learn how to access it. This process is the fundamental basis to build a healthy sense of reconnection with our origins both as a body and as a spirit. It is also a step towards self-empowerment and toward the understanding of Healing.