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May your transition into the season of self-connection be peaceful and meaningful

A choice this fall interrupted the familiar flow of my own seasonal  patterns.  I brightly made a decision to get some hens to provide eggs so I could have some more control over the quality of them.  What I wasn’t prepared for were roosters!  In the process of their growing into pullets and cockerels I fell in love.  They started calling loudly  as they got older so they had to go to a better place outside the city.  I felt love turn into resentment as my own needs for safety weren’t met from the noise that stimulated fear of outcomes.  Yet when getting them ready for transitioning to a new place the sadness was heartfelt.    The grief had me questioning my choices.  Left with one hen  I decided to get another one for company.  I have since learned the replacement was too young.   More time now is spent on providing separate spaces  until young one can fight back and hold their own space.  Another set-back, or so it seemed until I began picking them up to transport them.  The the little one snuggled in under my jacket and became quiet as it was receiving the affection and love it was seeking from the feisty bigger bird who was too young itself to be nurturing.  I felt a familiar warmth of love in the nanosecond the little one pushed into me for comfort.  Over the days it had begun to trust and recognize where it felt safe.
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Through this short season these experiences with the chickens has been a game changer.  They abruptly shifted my focus of attention and with their addition, something had to give in order to care for them.  Each day I have felt healthier with this shift in focus.  Their antics have brought joy, laughter and meaning.   Days have slowed down and became playful.
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These chickens have deepened the concept of intention, solutions and consequences.   They also reminded me  how quickly love turns into resentment when needs are not met and survival reactions set in.  The mind thoughts quickly turn to mean moral judgements of self.  Thoughts that are not real, however take control.  The sadness of grief  instantly returned feelings to a centeredness with meaning.  Finally, these experiences brought alive the value of caring for something outside oneself whereby nurturing brings a state of loving connection.  One that doesn’t compare to any other love sense.
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Sharing this with you my hope is to express how we make decisions daily that influence activities in the days that follow.    Some choices are devastating and others meaningful.  Sometimes both can happen in quick succession.  However, this is the life experience.  Feeling the feels during these chicken escapades has actually streamlined the randomness of my work life that has been hugely rewarding.  It has balanced where time is spent and increased connectedness while working.   I have witnessed similar changes in my students these past months whereby new ways of learning have integrated into more spontaneous life responses.  I perceive this as growing inner-trust and self-support that is influencing new responses to life.  I appreciate our learning opportunities together and want to express my deepest gratitude for the trust you have invested in me to take you into this new learning journey into physical movement, identifying the inner stories for increased language connection and environmental influences.
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May winter be a season of nurturing for you to explore and be restful in before springs stimulates and reflects new growth.
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I look forward to our time together in the coming seasons.
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You may enjoy this little video on Chicken Sand Bathing – you will see the strength of the feet.  It helped me witness something I have been
telling you these past months about chicken feet bone broth.
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2021 ‘s numerological influence is fun , adventure and exploration

The only way to change is action


by Renee Lindstrom

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

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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Thinking patterns that create constraints to physical function, and false emotional responses

 

One of the possibilities for those longing to cultivate their own awarenesses is in the integration of a specific way to pause and listen.

 

This skill can turn illusive reactive behaviour into obvious thoughtful behaviour thereby increasing the quality of one’s life style, relationships, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

This style of listening cultivates awareness and connects one to their surrounding environment, inner emotional and mental environment and the very environment of functional movement.  Whether one functions with a  dominant right brain or left brain this style of listening creates balance.  Afterall we can access both sides of our brains equally.  I liken it to walking a maze or a labyrinth.  One is a right brain experience of introspection to connect and the other a left brain activity to solve puzzles.  The goal is to have a choice of pathways in any one moment.  Both right and left brain activities are equally valuable to reaching a specific target.

I experience right and left brain behavioural reactions in others whether the  focus is on movement, thinking functions, communication,  life purpose,  surroundings or lifestyle influences.  I have experienced what most have in common are the missing skills of how to make the change.  They can all identify it in others, and are quick to, however the model to dig deep within themselves to be self-witnessing is lacking.  It’s not a pattern in our general educational experiences.  It is an untapped resource.  There is a wealth of theory related material available yet the practical steps for integrating change are missing.  The theories out there contribute to the concept of something being “wrong” so there needs to be a fix. This is old school.   New school is that there is nothing wrong, it’s just a gap in the learning process.

Many of us process new information through old learning patterns from earlier cultural experiences.  This includes our:

  • thinking process
  • movement postures
  • emotional reactions.

Habitual behaviours can only only be transformed through exploring and practicing new ways of doing things with an attitude of open curiosity.

Over the years I have begun to witness that it’s how one thinks that is creating the dis-ease

As this post is focused upon types of thinking that pose a constraint to fully functioning with flexibility and clarity, in movement, thinking and responding, here are some types of learned responses.  Responses that are mental blocks to cultivating awareness that actually stop transformation of  habitual living and behaviours, mentally, emotionally and physically.

  • evaluative experiences in patterns of making moral judgments
    • labeling
    • assessing
    • diagnosing
    • criticism
    • incorrect use of one’s ability to compare
    • scarcity
  • positions of authority
    • right and wrong thinking
    • punishment and reward
    • making demands
    • hierarchical positions of power over
  • denial of responsibility
    • lack of honesty
    • blame and shame
  • competing
  • status quo

Developing the skills for transforming into who you long to be

 

Ways of integrating ones bodies of function is through new learning experiences for checking in and exploring:

 

 

  • how one thinks now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns
  • how one moves now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns
  • how one is stimulated by their lifestyle and surroundings now and noticing if there is a better quality of experience with new patterns

Finding your intention and creating a target for meeting the goals of who you long to be with Inside Awareness

The learning modules here at Inside Awareness can be specific to life areas whether you are:

  • looking for your life purpose
  • seeking to improve your relationships to all life
  • wanting to enhance your physical abilities
  • introduce a sense of sacredness in your environment 

Each module are concrete actions steps that bring one into the shift they long for.

Each module has a foundation in practical steps and have applications that are logical yet bring focus to the illusive.

Inside Awareness focuses upon switching back on one’s inherent ability to learn where the experience becomes the teacher and the student becomes the sage.

The intention is to increases creativity and expressiveness in living. by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

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

 

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

 

Start a New Eating Plan with New Moon

Explore Eating with the Stars for March following a guided Moon journey’s through the star formations.   This includes best foods that align with the individual star formations.

Below is An example template by Renee of the Eating with the Stars personal calendar workbook starting with Feb 23rd’s New Moon Phase as follows:

Download Eating with the Stars – Sample Program

Get March Eating with the Stars Calendar Workbook  & begin coaching program today!  

30 Day Awareness through Eating Plan & Workbook

Your choice of Eating for the Chakras or Eating with the Stars Food Planning & Workbook

C$10.00



One month Awareness through Eating Somatic Food Coaching

Eating plan and workbook Intro to intentional food focusing & mindfulness, Empathy Coaching, Weekly check in Accountability check in

C$200.00


 

Eating with the Stars & Cultivating Success Mentoring Programs Available:

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

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

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

Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP