Be the Master Creator of your 2022 experience

If anything, we have learned life and lifestyles do not remain the same. Since 2020 the lesson has been changeability in all avenues of living. The changes have been so great that there is no going back to “normal.” The new normal is innovation.

Any meaningful change begins when you notice what you would like to do differently in a non-judging way 

How to begin explore change verses forcing change through concepts

 Becoming your own Master Creator of your experience

The steps of turning Intentions into Goals begins with exploring a vision of 2022.  It is then followed by noticing the illusive four walls of experience created by the nature seasons; fall, winter, spring and summer.  This connection to intention can then easily be turned into a doable guided pattern incorporating universal values, characteristics and qualities in a novel and uncluttered way by creating new habits through the months and seasons.  The ease of learning is integrated through the experience from a simple guided pattern.  Awareness through creation that uses intention before focused action.

Take the re off reactive

Turning intentions into doable goals in 5 easy, integrative steps

There are 5 fun and easy steps to activating the integration of intention and action in a meaningful way using a novel pattern to stimulate right and left brain functions with activities that can create life-enriching experiences and relationships.   As each step can be life-changing and integrative commit to spend time on each step before moving to the next one.  Direction suggestions will be given for each step.

STEP #1 – THE FOUNDATION

Book time with yourself to focus your attention through your creative nature.  This step can be a private experience in your own space or shared with a friend group or spent privately with a mentor or coach.  It will take up to two hours to lay out the image with additional time to gather materials beforehand.  This initial step will be stimulating.  Let it digest for a minimum of three days before moving to step two.

What is stopping you from moving to a life of more joy?

The thinker

  • If you hesitate as you believe you are not creative, go beyond this thought and gather together some magazines, glue, scissors and some paper.   Create a collage mixing pictures and words that speak to you.
  • If you tell yourself you are dominantly a thinker, go beyond this thought and gather up some of your favorite magazines, glue, scissors and some paper.  Create a collage using words and include pictures that speak to you.
  • If you cannot devote this time to  be adventuresome and connect to  yourself and growth, pause and make a commitment and do it anyhow.  This is as important as eating, sleeping, and socializing, etc.  Perhaps even more important as it is the point of clarity and balance in  our natures.  It is invaluable learning and guidance that comes from  within.
  • Your choices:
Create with abandon
Start where you are  ←learn more
Create with the support of a coach & mentor privately or group←learn more

The artist

  • Gather the medium you wish to create with such as water colours, oil, charcoal, etc.
  • Create a vision of your dreams
  • Your choices:
Create with abandon
Start where you are  ←learn more
Create with the support of a coach & mentor privately or group←learn more

The musician

  • Gather music sheets and pencil/pen or instrument.
  • Create music for your dreams
  • Your choices:
Create with abandon
Start where you are  ←learn more
Create with the support of a coach & mentor privately or group←learn more

The physical

  • Gather pen & paper and locate a place in nature that you can walk ALONE under and surrounded by trees.
    • Let this forest bath of smells, sounds & movement calm and slow down your 5 bodies to connect to your inner desires for the coming year
    • Listening inside is a place one can go in nature easily when slowing down to create the space for it. Listening from inside can give you your best guidance.  Use this time to become quiet and let your inner desires be heard.  Remember to make notes afterwards so this experience isn’t fleeting.
    • Your choices:
Create with abandon
Start where you are  ←learn more
Create with the support of a coach & mentor privately or group←learn more

2022 in Numerology is a #6←                                                 Step #2 to 5


by Renee Lindstrom

Cultivating Success  Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

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Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Creating your 2022 experience

2022 becomes a #6 in numerology (2 + 2 + 2 = 6)

2020 began the new decade in a number 4 energy that reflected a new operating code. 2021 followed in the energy of number 5 that introduced an opportunity to be present to the experience in the moment and, discovery and adventure. Now, 2022s number six energy brings in hope, partnership, empathy, unconditional love and healing.

#6

The number six is associated with relationships, responsibility, domestic affairs, partnership, love, family and home life. In 2022 energy will move into the relationship area and include finding new love, reinventing love and focus on family and home. Its energy can enhance empathy and compassion.

Nature expresses balance and beauty through the vibration of 6

In sacred geometry the number six governs the universes material forms and mathematically it is the first number that is both the sum and product of its factors:

1 +2 + 3 = 6
1 x 2 x 3 = 6

Perfect numbers are known for being both harmonious and stable, which are the main characteristics of the number 6.

The qualities of a # 6 are:

  • peace
  • balance
  • harmony
  • love
  • empathy
  • compassion
  • giving
  • justice
  • honesty
  • integrity
  • responsibility

The areas of influence of a #6 are:

  • love
  • plants
  • children
  • pets
  • safety
  • home
  • partnership
  • relationships
  • family
  • reality
  • balance
  • beauty

The focus of 2020 was brick and mortar and the four walls while 2021 was on creation. This year the focus is on meaningful heart connections in relationships, partnerships and family. This could reflect personal intimacy or creating a family type community at work or play.

The support #6 needs:

To be successful in the energy of number 6 there needs to be a focus on self care and organization. The year is one to retrain where you focus your attention first. Instead of actively looking at the horizon first it may be more productive to begin the journey with mindful intention. The number 6 energy can easily be over extended to others expectations and demands. It is important to continue contributing, however in the number 6 energy it’s best to carve out time for doing so. This will free up time for balancing your own health and wellbeing before overextending yourself. This is a year of self–contemplation and understanding of your goals. This focus will balance work, home and play through attention to self-organization.

Read more: Be the Master Builder of your 2022 experience

by Renee Lindstrom

Cultivating Success with Awareness through Goals Programs

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

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#yyj in person Awareness through Movement® lessons resumes in Oak Bay

on Monday, September 13th, 2021

group lessons

Micro-movements using the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education

Felt sense through Body

Feldenkrais® is a system for learning new actions through movement to increase ones function and quality of life. There is no dogma or self-image attached to this system of independent self-learning. This means it introduces a focus upon what you can do, not what you can’t. It reduces limiting beliefs by increasing focus of attention in the the present moment. As an empath I can trust the Feldenkrais® experience as it deepens my inner understanding, clarity and skeletal support through perception. It taps into the same dynamic of inner support that I trusted as a baby to stand up and begin talking my first step.

I recommend it to everyone longing to be free of the past and to shift the fear of the unknown future. I especially recommend it for those who have been given labels and now identify with them. The only way to transformation is through a new action.

Renee is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner – since 2007

Location: Monterey Recreation Center – Oak Bay

1442 Monterey Avenue

For more information & to Register:

Register by phone @ 250-370-7300 or

online @ Oak Bay Recreation website

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2001

Awareness of walking

These two videos visually support learning points that I support my students to integrate through movement using guided micromovements in a particular way of exploration. I encourage my students now to watch both of these videos to imprint the visual stimulus for growing envisioning techniques with a focus on transitions of the body’s moving parts.

Why is this important?

Watch this video again, however this time, raise your gaze up towards the hip joints at the top outside of the legs. Notice the weight being dispersed equally side to side with no effort. The movement appears to be dance like in the flow of easy counterbalance motions.

If you continue to observe the video again you may begin to view how lite the legs are with each step. With each separate step the legs response in a similar way as the feet. Using the ability to shift weight this way with through the bone the also shifts forward and back, and side to side. This is why bones have rounded ends into rounded joints.

Remember that the individual leg bones shift weight differently, in any given moment, as a response to the pressure in the foot. For example, the standing leg that bears ones weight is locked at the ankle, knee and hip when the other leg bends at the ankle, knee and hip.

Mentoring micromovement patterns in community learning groups I have observed that one of the biggest culprits to mobility is the loss of this natural counterbalance. In an earlier post I write about the hidden influences in our environment that are silent systems of learning interrupting these natural movements. I believe it started with sitting for long periods of time having a locked focus of attention in one area of function only. I have discovered the outcome to sitting for long periods creates a gap in one’s brain of the natural movement patterns through the bones of ones pelvis, hips, upper and lower legs, knees, angles and feet.

You will see the differences in how these people walk in this second video. In this video they are mostly picking up their feet and not using the ground to push off like the person in the first video.

Begin watching this video with a focus on noticing how both people lift their feet up and hold them in a straight blank like way. This takes an extreme amount of muscle effort which becomes more difficult to continue as one ages.

On second viewing begin to notice their hips. Both people do not have any sway that demonstrates counterbalance through their legs, hips and pelvis. Both of them have one side where the hip seems to bounce hard in the socket of a locked pelvis.  Almost as though wearing an artificial leg. As a Feldenkrais® practitioner I observe a stumble like action.

Watch one more time and lift your  gaze upward to observe turned heads. Each person is looking at the other in a state of intent focus on mental processing. There is no evident counter balance through the upper body. What I see is a locked torso that begins at the base of their neck. It is a much different pattern of walking than in the first video.  

I would describe the first video as effortless and the second one as having tremendous effort.

In the first video the pattern of movement reflects what each toddler has learned in order to roll over, sit up, stand, walk and run. In the second video the pattern of movement reflects what happens through the silent learning patterns in institutional learning systems – sitting in a chair to focus on tasks and memorization. Both these learning systems reflect right and left brain activities. They are both relevant to a healthy and productive life, however there is no balance of both systems. The silent organic and inherent one each of us was born with was replaced by the non-organic one created by our ancestors.

Models of learning are around us starting at birth and continuing into old age.  One never stops learning from the influences surrounding us.  These boards are an example of a learning model that imprints rotations patterns of  movement for those who are having chunky movements and balance issues.   Using these boards at set times throughout the day can enhance integration of the movement pattern, especially if one cultivates awareness of  different shifts in weight.  This pattern of micromoving can reduce inflammation and pain, and increase circulation.  

Mentoring in community for 2 decades provides insight to fundamental truths of aging

Integrative experience shapes learning philosophy of Inside Awareness with Renee Lindstrom

Ongoing Inside Awareness focused classes have been offered through local senior centers for the past twenty years. This continuity has been educational itself. Below is a general breakdown of three areas of focus and the progression of topics offered. Keep in mind that these centers offer classes to two age groups for class participation. One stream is under 50 and one is over 50.

Over the years there have been many take aways and insights to behaviours that block effective learning in these three specialized areas of influence; environment, spoken words, or functional movement and being one of many facilitators in a range of opportunities has been a benefit. This has meant being able to observe and hear about the experiences of both participants and facilitators and witnessing the evolution of trending topics as they come and go.

This unique vantage point has increased the awareness of how influential the environment, thoughts, spoken word and movement patterns are to the quality of living. In earlier articles a focus was on the influences in early developmental patterns in forming one’s beliefs, perspectives and movement postures. (Scroll down to check out articles that influences in early developmental patterns affecting all life functions) Mentoring from the vantage point of this age group over an extended period has been an opportunity to observe and experience the long range effects of these early influences. Early influences such as the design of the furniture, room, curriculum, personalities and interactions.


Progression of Topics over twenty years

#1. Participants seeking meaning in life – age range early 40’s & 50’s

Inside Awareness workshops in local community centers began in the late nineties and they had a focus upon subtle energies and influences of home and garden environments . The general age of attendees were early 40’s to 50’s who had a focus on finding deeper meaning in life. These participants had either transitioned in their lives, or were transitioning from familiar life changes that included: divorce, career change, early retirement or the first stages of empty nesters.

#2. Participants seeking solutions to chronic unmet needs & fixing conflict in relationships – age range early 30′ upward

In 2004 workshops expanded to include empathy training and spoken word for the purpose of turning conflicts into connections. The participants ages ranged from young parents to elders seeking solutions to draining relationships. Only a few participants came for the purpose of self development. Most came to fix their relationships at home, work and in the community. These participants usually arrived at the end of the relationship as a last resort to try and fix the troubling circumstances they were experiencing..

#3. Participants seeking relief to chronic conditions influencing functions such as balance, chewing,walking, sleeping, etc., – all ages from teens to elders

In 2007 workshops expanded to include a focus of attention on the motivation for functional movement and behaviour. The primary focus here is on increasing one’s connection to mental, emotional and physical capacities that reflect the preverbal patterns of early learning. Since 2007 participants have experienced relearning early patterns that hav e been forgotten and lost. Patterns for increasing the body parts for even the simplest functions like breathing and balancing.


If you are seeking to understand fundamental truths about yourself, the world in which you live, and your relationships to the world and others, explore progressive learning modules.available through uniquely designed integrative mentoring programs.

If you are seeking to transform your current experiences consider a coaching program to motivate and guide your to change. It begins with you and then integrates into your outside experiences.


More on influences in early developmental patterns affecting all life functions:

The only way to change is action

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Renee Lindstrom

Conversation is an equal opportunity and  shared experience

by Renee Lindstrom
 1st Phase of Integration – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Phase of Integration – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Phase of Integration – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Vanity doesn’t age

In a recent conversation with an elder I was able to reflect back from the spoken words I was hearing, “It seems that vanity hasn’t aged along with you.” “Yes,” was the reply., “vanity tells me that I am ugly.”

Later in the day I became curious about this experience and how and when this shifted for me. When did I stop giving power to vanities harsh words of criticism spoken in my head? It wasn’t that long ago. I wondered what changed? Spontaneously I connected to the sense of self-love inside. I realized at some point the depth of self-love surpassed the value I placed upon vanities words in my head. The scale had tipped in self-loves favour and the criticisms of vanity don’t carry the weight they once did. This is a celebration. At some point in the practical application of my practice there has been a shift in the dialogue in my head and body. My heart speaks the loudest and demonstrates that self directed sense of love.

In my conversation with the elder I hoped my intonation came from this heartfelt experience so it had a soft landing. My intention – not to increase their own moral judgements.

What is your vanity telling you? Has your vanity criticism shown any acceptance of your aging?

The only way to change is action

Coaching available in person, by phone or on-line chat 

Conversation is an equal opportunity and  shared experience

by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Speaking, Thinking & Listening –  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 1st Phase of Integration – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Phase of Integration – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Phase of Integration – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Change through focus & purposeful action

‘People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.’ Earl Nightingale

Change begins with the ability to recognize it.

Recognition begins with courage to pause and focus on one’s experience.

Transformation is the willingness to explore how it could be different.

A personal focus of  how the  experience could be different equals change.

Fear, pain, lethargy and withdrawal are debilitating. These feelings enable one’s ridgid patterns that create hopelessness and deepen their grip. These stuck patterns are limiting and very often unconscious behaviours that create the tone to how one experiences their day.  Successful transformation is possible through one’s willingness to connect to inner intention and corresponding outside actions.

Retraining focus of attention

Cultivating awareness of one’s actions in the moment begins with a intentional focus of observing oneself prior to reacting.   

Focusing on sensing actions in real time is the true experience.  The truth of what is happening is lost when focus shifts away from the moment.  It becomes an opinion or a perspective based upon memory. Some examples:

  • shame & blame
  • right & wrong thinking
  • punishment & reward
  • hierarchy
  • denial of responsibility
  • demands
  • comparisons
  • moral judgements
  • diagnosis, or assessments
  • labelling
  • expectations

The only way to change is action

Coaching available in person, by phone or on-line chat 

Conversation is an equal opportunity and  shared experience

by Renee Lindstrom

Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat 

Awareness through Communication has helped relationships in the life areas of:

  • Resolving Differences
  • Love & Intimacy
  • Parenting
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Improving workplace relationships with peers, employees and clients
  • Finding common goals to create live enriching outcomes for all parties
  • Creating a foundation for learning 

Awareness through Spoken Word integrates well and supports:
  • Awareness through Eating Programs
  • Awareness through Food Programs
  • Awareness through Goals
  • Awareness through Living  Programs
  • Awareness through Space Programs
  • Awareness through Spoken Word Programs

Learn more


Effective Speaking, Thinking & Listening –  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 1st Phase of Integration – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Phase of Integration – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Phase of Integration – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live

Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

What energy are you feeding your new COVID lifestyle?

Are you curious enough to consider which energy you are feeding? 

Culturally there is a global shift taking place

This global shift needs a focus of our attention that goes beyond the basic considerations for humanity introduced in our earlier post, Contrary to popular sentiments, life will not return to pre-covid experiences.  Going beyond these basics of COVID reactive behaviours could be an actively considering which  monkey one is feeding.  Is it the monkey that is open to the listening and understanding the differences among us to increase inclusiveness of all needs  and not those of just one person?  Or, is it the monkey of only one unique perspective and opinion.  One is an open system the is flexible and resilient and the other is a closed system that is rigid.  One is life rewarding and the other life draining.

Are you open to co-creating and re-building a new cultural structure for these times or will the same old pre-COVID cultural behaviours still apply to you?  Those old conflict making behaviours that eliminate listening to others perspectives because you already know the answers before hearing their input.

The status quo of behaviour pre-COVID  was created through the modelling of leadership.  Political and corporate leaders and trends.  These elements of leadership have an agenda of control that excludes co-creation through its very nature and existence.  The focus is on having followers not innovators.

Moving forward through leadership that includes the best cultural experience for all into consideration  begins within each of us individually.  It starts from the inside out and transforms habits of thinking about what’s wrong with what is  outside (with others and circumstances) and focuses attention on an inner question and observation of who we in the moment.  How often have you noticed behaving the very same way you may have hated in others,  or do you observe things in others but not in yourself?

What self leadership intentions have you applied to yourself for this COVID transformational year ahead?

The coming year, 2021 starts without the distraction of travel, community socializing, external career moves, spiritual and educational travel, visiting family and outside entertainment.  It does however have the opportunity  to transform these  external distraction into  intimate and  meaningful self-discoveries.

  • if we long to be healthy
    • is this reflected in physical patterns of movement and nutritional values for our individual body parts, through conversations in our relationships, and in our behaviour in the environment

This example of  what it is to self-discover one health is at the core of our experiences and it is the foundation to our reactive nature.  Our outside experience is a reflection of what is going on inside.  It controls our active thought patterns, our movement, emotions and perspective.  Change out inner and our outer will be actively different.  The first step is to learn about yourself in a way that is progressive and in the moment, and not focused on the past.

One cannot live in the past at the boardroom table making decisive choices for influencing today’s success.

One cannot live in the past when in the active experience of responding to their child in the moment and achieve a bond.

One cannot live in the past in the midst of connecting intimately with their partner and achieve a vulnerable connection.

What if 2021 included learning systems that are in the moment actively mindful.  Cultivating awareness through lessons that guide one through practical steps to increase hope, connection and that can be integrated as they focus on autonomy and the true experience in the moment.  This means acceptance through  inclusion of what’s right for you and what’s right for me without diagnosis, analysis and moral judgements.

The only way to change is action

Ways for exploring mindfulness in active function rooted in the practical integration of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Awareness through Communication – Western Mind integrating Eastern Mindful Practice
Awareness through Movement – Retraining Brain beyond western & eastern mind
Awareness through Space  – Landscape and emotional, mental and physical function

by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 1st Phase of Integration – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Phase of Integration – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Phase of Integration – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®