If you have not yet attended an online Whole Heart Connection workshop, join me for Taking Heart at 11:00 a.m.
The healthy healing of pain takes place in the context of a heart that is open and present, connected to the Big Heart, and a self that is aligned between heaven and earth. This is a healing state; when we are in a healing state, healing happens naturally. We do not have to make it happen.
Often, however, despite being in significant amounts of pain, we are not in a healing state. We may have lost heart. We may have lost our connection to heaven and earth. We may be trapped in secondary causes of harm, or opportunistic infections. Some of this may be unconsciously self-inflicted.
Often our first response to pain, in ourselves or in others, is to “make it stop” i.e. coping or management. Healing does not happen—cannot happen—while we are in a coping response to pain. We refer to these as “non-healing states.”
In this class, we will explore some of the most common non-healing states, and the most common ways to shift them.
If it’s been a hard month, and you want a chance to re-immerse in heart space in order to take heart again, please join us for our monthly Taking Heart gathering.
Or, if you want a brief review of how Whole Heart Connection skills translate into an online context before signing up for other classes, join us for this short and sweet review of the basic practices. Then after a break, come join us for the Making Connections class. Learn more here.
Whole Heart Connection for Personal and Social Healing
These are tools for fostering equality even in the midst of social power imbalance, and for becoming effective agents of social change without courting burn-out. In fact, Whole Heart Connection will do more for your health than you would have believed possible in such difficult times.
Whole Heart Connection practices draw upon aikido, Chinese medicine, and Sufism, all of which teach us that healthy change takes place on a me-first basis. Our goal is the well-being of entire communities, and so we are committed to fostering personal health every step of the way. There is no division between being an activist and taking care of ourselves.