When you hear the word “embodiment,” what pictures and feelings conjure up?
The fact that we have a human body always located in someplace and in sometime profoundly influences our awareness. Our acculturated body, this experiential vehicle, IS the subjective source and the intersubjective ground of our being-in-the-world.
When I am fully and authentically embodied, what does that look like? feel like?
How do my feelings of self-worth show up in my self-care? in my embodiment practices?
When we gift the body with movement, it responds with well being, aliveness.
We then thank the body for its movement and for being.
There is pain, and then there is suffering that comes through resistance.
Is there something I am resisting or not accepting? Can I let go?
To simply be with the breath and movement, can I let go of the inner competitive conditioning? of the need/desire to perform and achieve? Am I holding any attachment to outcome?
As I move, breathe and let go into humble surrender, there arises self-empathy and self-compassion. My self-love grows. I rest in gratitude and ultimately joy for what is — this simple, everyday life and the ability to move, see, to be, love and rejoice in my body. I become my own medicine and heal myself.
Retreat Coach Lotus Allen | Femme Fire