Body Mind Spirit Guide 2018 June

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Our Bodies are Sacred

much later, I’m also a science geek. My background with a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering and 15 years in corporate engineering is still there. I used to think I was going to shove that part away, as I had a Spiritual Awakening and was reconnecting with so many facets of my Self and art and creative possibilities and stepping into my journey as Sacred Sexual Healer and

By Leslie Blackburn

When we start to recognize and meet the inherent needs of our body, our body meets us back with the greatest gifts.

Transformational Guide.

We are Infinite Beings in Finite form. In other words, an energetic being in a physical body, or some may say a spiritual being having a human experience. I invite, there is a gift in being both: Energetic Being and Physical Body. I call it YES AND! Firstly, in the energetic/etheric realms, we can make life changes in mere seconds of clock time and tap into the wide mystery and open new capacities of our bodies. This is amazing! Secondly, we get to be in a physical body, wow! We get to delight in sensory experiences, connect with energy in our body and delight in relating with other beings: with humans, nature, animals, plants, Earth, Sun and more. Relating to these beings is how we learn and transform. Acknowledging the inherent connection between what is spiritual, sacred and intentional not being separate from what is physical, rooty and sexual - this is the nature of the path of Sacred Sexuality. Indeed from a shamanic perspective, as an energetic being, we only grow when we are incarnate - here in physical form. I believe this growth and transformation is the very reason we are here on this planet. We are shifting our consciousness together! This very nature of our energetic being - our consciousness laying into form, really woke up for me when a few things came together. In addition to this etheric awareness that came to me only

Yet I finally realized that the idea that I was going to shove my science side away was ridiculous, it is a big part of me! That science & engineering geek in me is still really alive. There’s this piece of me that goes “YES!” and soaks in when I can connect with facets where science, in my opinion, has caught up to some of the things I also know through my body and my connection with Spirit and the realm of the other, which is very real! Part of what I teach and offer is that our connection to our bodies, and what our bodies contain as wisdom, is HUGE! We have the wisdom of the universe within us, each one of us. The key is this: can we learn to trust that wisdom? Can we learn to discern our authentic body wisdom from the places where we have wounding or places of resistance that come in as a way to protect ourselves or other ways that we as humans have shaped based on our experiences? Often discerning these difference can be challenging, perhaps even some of the greatest human homework of our lifetimes. AND yes we can absolutely trust and listen and acknowledge the wisdom of our bodies as very real. So when those two things align: what I call the feminine wisdom of deep body awareness and feeling, with the masculine analytic, science, thinking and planning side (note these are not gender references, we all have access to these qualities no matter how we identify in gender), that’s when I really feel aligned with my Truth. When I get a click, when I go “OMG I see how the science aligns with that!” then it tingles even more! I feel a resonance which I know to be clarity and truth, even more strongly when the body wisdom and science come together and make sense. Embryology is also a piece of that for me. In my Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training, a three year deep dive into the foundations of that practice, I studied both the science and the esoteric nature of our bodies, including embryology. These studies opened my awareness to the foundations of our nature as beings. One of the pieces of that teaching that really resonated with me was the nature of how we develop - that we are consciousness laying into form. There is the physical: cells divide, we unfurl like spirals in the development process of physical form taking shape. Also,

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JUNE 2018