Natural Law - June 2022
We are all self-governing.
Let us call upon our ancestors, Elders and teachers - past and present,
to guide us in the way of the Heart.
You are all my relations. All is One.
Namaste: The Spirit in me, Sees the Spirit in You
In an interconnected world, life is a web of relationship. Every thought, word, action, in-action, emotion and feeling, is an interaction with the universal consciousness, that creates a reciprocal ripple effect, that shapes our world.
Our history across lifetimes, cultural conditioning, family of origin, religious and spiritual teachings, political, economic and other social influences, all converge to create a unique ‘lens’ through which we each view our world.
Therefore, based on our life experience and influences, we acquire and develop; beliefs, likes and dislikes, personal vulnerabilities, political persuasions, values, religion, spirituality, relationship dynamics and more. All these form our reality.
As we traverse the world from our unique reality, on this wonderful journey of life… Guess what? Everyone is running their own ‘lens’ influenced from their life experience and influences. This difference is what makes our planet so dynamic, magical and rich.
The big question then, is within this myriad of colour and contrast in our world, ‘how do we anchor a solid sense of Self, keep our hearts open and live this life with a sense of excitement, adventure and curiosity?’ Or as academic, researcher and storyteller, Brene Brown puts it, how do we live with a “Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart”?
How do we remain engaged, rather than avoidant, and, without becoming enmeshed? How do we maintain a clear sense of Self, that is not entangled in our past or future, or, with someone else’s story? How do we hold ourselves with confidence, while remaining receptive to another person, and, when there is deep resonance, allowing our reality to be reshaped or even changed? Indeed, Marcel Proust mused “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”
Boundaries are often named and received as something that creates a wall or barrier, which naturally elicits defensiveness and conflict. It is often forgotten that the purpose of boundaries is to maintain and/or re-establish safety, which has potential to create more intimacy and deeper connection.
Yet, back in the day, if you had clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and food in your mouth, you were deemed safe. Today, we know much more about safety.
A comprehensive evidence base shows us that the early years of childhood (0-8 years) have a profound impact on a persons’ future health, development, learning and wellbeing. In fact, social and emotional wellbeing, is a key area of the early childhood learning frameworks and curriculum in Australia and overseas.
This national framework guides children on how to form healthy relationships with themselves and their world. In addition, parents now have access to workshops around critical attachment theory and the ‘circle of security.’ It is now known social and emotional development (or lack of it) has a major impact on brain development, and therefore, how equipped (or not) a person is, to negotiate their relationship with themselves and their world.
This systemic acceptance of the critical importance of a persons’ social and emotional development, is a step towards rearing humans with a stronger sense of self, and more knowledge and guidance, at negotiating relationships in a healthier way.
Furthermore, the availability of these (and many other) emerging bodies of knowledge, that focus on social and emotional wellbeing, also recognize that many adults are wanting to grow in this area.
In these potent times of change, your committed focus and intention, will literally move you from crawling to walking to running in no time at all.
I am in awe of the ‘work’ happening on the planet right now. Busting out of old programs, can feel like walking through a sea of thick chewing gum. Stay with it, you are closer than you think.
Come see me for a Reiki reset at Happy Mountain Yoga Studio in Wollongbar. Winter Reiki Courses are now advertised on my website. Learning Reiki is a path of empowerment, and will accelerate your personal and spiritual growth. Gift yourself a nourishing weekend of personal growth, and learn an ancient healing art.
You are all my relations. All is One.
Blessings of Love & Light,
The Yemaya Centre is open!
Following the recent floods, the Yemaya Centre is currently open at Happy Mountain: 58-62 Simpson Ave, Wollongbar. Reiki treatments available. Reiki Course dates now advertised on my website! Visit www.yemayacentre.com.au to book.
MARTHA REGNAULT - 0447 669 679
· Yogalates on Zoom, Tuesdays 6-7.30pm
· Qigong on Zoom, Saturdays 10-11.30am
· Yogalates in Rosebank, Private sessions by appt
· Craniosacral Energetics in Rosebank, by appt
LISA JONAS - Endorphina Creative
· Online Astrology Readings
· Inner Wellbeing Sessions
LIINA FLYNN - email@example.com
· Beginners Yoga on Girards Hill, Monday 5.30pm
· Hatha Yoga on Girards Hill, Tuesday 5.30pm
· Special class to relax the nervous system
Commencing dates to be announced. Contact Liina to express your interest.
MIREK OPRZEDEK – Earth Shiatsu 0412 294 917
· Shiatsu Massage available now at Happy Mountain in Wollongbar
www.yemayacentre.com.au for more information.
Helene Collard is a first generation Australian, with ancestral roots in the island of Mauritius. She is a qualified and experienced trauma-informed facilitator (B. Trauma&Healing: Indigenous Studies (Law&Justice)), Reiki Teacher & Practitioner, and has completed Leadership Training Levels 1 and 2 with the Rites of Passage Institute. Helene has been designing and facilitating wellbeing workshops since 2009 – including Moon Circles, Secondary Trauma and Self-care Workshops, Reiki Circles, Reiki Courses, Reiki Meditation Events, Evolve Events, Women’s Vision Ceremony and more. In 2016, Helene founded the Yemaya Centre for Reiki and Wellbeing, in Lismore, NSW, which continues to offer an array of holistic wellbeing services and support to the community. From 2017-2021, Helene worked as Lead Facilitator for Aboriginal Trauma-informed organisation, We Al-li. Helene has delivered workshops in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, including in NSW, Qld, Vic, NT, WA & SA. Helene has also presented at conferences, forums and staff development days. Born and raised in Melbourne, Helene is a mother, and now enjoys life in the Northern Rivers of NSW. For information, enquiries and bookings visit www.yemayacentre.com.au or phone 0405 656 797.