Becoming (Beyond) Conversation on September 19, 2021
Who are we beyond our stories? And, what does this really mean? In this conversation, we explore who are are “at the brim of that which is beyond or known of our own lived stories.”
Who are we beyond our stories? And, what does this really mean? In this conversation, we explore who are are “at the brim of that which is beyond or known of our own lived stories.” We talk about “who we are between the cracks” invoking the practice of Kintsugi, a Japanese art form of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. We also bring in Leonard Cohen’s Anthem in connection to his lyrics around the ways our “cracks” allow the light to enter.
In Part 2, Pat talks about a couple of experiences that helped her to “see the light that holds us together… and reminds us of who we are.” She discusses a class she took with a Brazilian healer who works with healing energy. In this healing session as Pat was receiving healing, she felt a deep sense of knowing who she was in connection with everyone and everything around her. She explains, ‘We were all one Being, but different expressions of it.” The second experience centers on an experience she had leading a soul collage class using guided visualization where she asked individuals to “breathe into the heart and keep breathing into the heart” to feel expansion and connection with everything around then. In engaging with this process, she felt a deep resonance with the Earth, Cosmos, and beyond. She also had the profound realization that our true Selves lie somewhere beyond the roles we play. Please join us to hear Pat’s full story.