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Transform the wounds of the past.
Live fully in the present.
Create your destiny from the place of greatest possibility.
January 31st-February 2nd, 2014 IONs Earthrise Retreat, Petaluma, CA
See Anasuya discuss her background and shamanic work in these vidoes
In the journey to improve our health and well-being, we often neglect the level of the energetic, and only attend to the physical and mental aspects of ourselves. Everything we do can affect the energy body and the energy body can affect everything we do, so shifting the energy body directly is a subtle and powerful tool to improve our health and well-being.
Each of our journeys can be seen from the level of the mythic. This is the realm of Carl Jung and Carlos Castaneda, of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, and Arjuna’s dilemma in the Bhagavad Gita, of all the mythologies of the world. When we tap into our subconscious mind and our soul’s journey, we are working on the level of the mythic. We gain perspective and insight that allow us to sail in the direction we desire.
In this work, by focusing on the levels of the energetic and the mythic or personal journey and the ways in which the natural world can be of assistance, I help others become more aware and in charge of their journeys and in balance with the people, community, and natural world that surrounds them. At the same time, we recognize the importance of and integrate the work on the emotional and the physical levels. I combine my scientific and artistic backgrounds, my practice and training in yoga and energy medicine, and my life experience in living, loving, and staying fit and healthy.
THE ENERGY BODY
Many ancient systems address the energy body. The chakra system of India, the meridian system of Chinese acupuncture, the Tsalagi system of the Cherokee, the poqpo, the ojos de luz, and the rios de luz of Peru. Whether it’s prana, chi, or causay, it’s energy. From a physics point of view we are energy vibrating. Our bodies are made up of water and “solid” matter, a combination of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. These elements are made up of photons, electrons, quarks, and other varieties of particle-waves either found in our supercollider experiments or hypothesized by our scientific theories. These particles are made up of loops and curls of vibrating energy named “strings” by our physicists. These strings give particles certain probabilities of interacting with each other, absorbing and emitting each other, creating what we call life. Before life takes form, there is energy, and there is the dance. We are stardust, we are golden, as Joni Mitchell reminded us in 1969.
A scientist explores by imagining, doing an experiment, observing the results, and then interpreting the results. We may have a hunch about the way something will turn out, and we may not. And then we accept the results, and if we need to, we revise our perception, our interpretation, our theory.
And so it goes with the shamanic arts. We try out the practices and we find what works and what doesn’t, and then we try other things. We do not have to believe in anything, we just stay open to the possibilities. We have an experience. Sound like experiment? It’s very similar. According to Merriam-Webster, the word experience derives from the Latin experiri, “to try.” The word experiment also derives from the same Latin experiri.
In life we are energy vibrating, interacting, absorbing and emitting, creating new forms. The more conscious we are on all levels of our existence, the more power we have to intentionally create a beautiful life, a beautiful dance.
*Not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease or illness, nor is it to be presented or construed, in any way, as a substitute for professional medical, surgical or psychiatric care or treatment.
Have you longed to connect to your creativity?
Do you feel you would like to be more spontaneous at work and at home?
Have you spent most of your adult life doing analytical work, and yet wonder what it would be like to create a piece of art?
Have you been focused on achieving your personal goals, but now would you like to contribute to change at the community or the global level?
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