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I have an art degree from Rhode Island school of Design. My visual arts background has expanded into the healing and transformational arts. I am a life/spiritual coach and wellness consultant. I have walked the shaman's path. I practice and teach Eastern and Energy Medicine, Shiatsu, Massage and Yoga. It is my experience that the power of touch and movement can access ones heart, soul, inner truth, unique expression and creativity which is a vehicle to living a joyful and fulfilling life. My blog will include my poetry, photographs, art, insights, experiences and suggestions for living a life that you love! If you are new to this site, please review my older submissions as well as the new ones for they all contain information and concepts that I wish to share and keep alive.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Healing the Loss of Love

The Chinese Character Shen (Heart/Spirit)
Holistic healing involves a sense of being whole and feeling well and at ease not only physically but emotional, mentally and spiritually as well. One area of disharmony and imbalance that I see a lot in my practice is a struggle to fully heal from the loss of love. This pattern may have begun in childhood with a disconnection from love of a parent, relative or close friend or may have developed after a breakup from a romantic love. As human beings we naturally strive to be understood and loved. When a separation from love happens the pain, misunderstandings and unresolved issues remain trapped within the body and mind right down to the cellular memory. Unresolved feelings and issues can carry over into your present day relationships and that's why many people continue to react to relationships based upon experiences that have taken place in the past. Stuck emotions held within the body can lead to depression and ill health and create a presence that may prevent you from attracting the healthy and loving relationships that you desire. 
Genesha (Yogic symbol for overcoming obstacles in life)
 Resolving past issues, confronting, releasing and working through emotions such as grief, sadness, anger, heartache, rejection, abandonment and betrayal can allow you to heal. The goal is to increase  your awareness, unwind and release cellular memory and the entrenched patterns of stress being held in the body. This process is a clearing for attracting a life of peace and creating loving relationships.
Part of this healing process involves digesting and eliminating the emotions and losses in a positive way that will enable you to heal your heart and cultivate inner beauty. 
 From an Eastern standpoint this involves balancing the energy of the heart, (Emotion) Stomach and Spleen (Digesting & transforming loss so you can experience satisfaction) and Large Intestine. (Letting go of what no longer serves your higher good) Guided meditation can support you on this journey as well as consciously connecting to your breath. (The source of life) Both help to release stress, ease the nervous system, release cellular memory and connect to your core truth. This is assisted further through energetic and bodywork techniques that increase awareness and release held tensions within the body/mind. Learning to embrace feelings or sensations that arise and noticing where the feelings are located within the body assists in releasing them. You cannot release anything that you do not first acknowledge. Breathing softly and deeply centers awareness within the middle of emotion and will activate the healing intelligence that resides within. This will enable you to develop the kind of presence that will draw healthier and more loving relationships into your life as well as assist you on your journey into health and balance.