I have learned that being Human does not come with an operations manual. Alternatively, we move through life, collecting a unique assortment of experiences, which forges our personal history. We use this to create structure and navigate through life often with no real clear indication of whether we're doing it "right" or not.
I have also learned that there is no "right" or "wrong" way. We experience some arrangement of joy and pain; happiness and sadness; light and dark; love and heartbreak; gratitude and worry; compassion and anger, et al. We weave an intricate pattern of complex diversity using a variegated thread and with this, create many multi-faceted shapes—namely, the roles we play and masks we wear—somehow defining who we are.
Who we are, indeed runs deeper than who think we are. Wayne Dyer said it like this:
"You aren't your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family... your anything. You're a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth."
Our personal history is a valuable contribution to our existence. However, it is not WHO we are. We exist far beyond our physicality. And I am interested in exploring that bonafide Self living somewhere superior to our finite surface so we can experience what it truly means to live freely.
The unveiling of true nature, governed and directed by a Higher Self, has been my passion for years. Aside from my training and certifications ranging in modalities, anything of real value I have to share with you comes through my personal healing experience, trials and tribulations, victory and celebration, and all from the Source of my Soul Being.
For many, healing can mean "broken" coupled with feeling a need to "fix" something. Healing is a holistic approach to remembering and realigning with the magnificent source of your well-being. We all have different reasons to heal. We all heal at different rates, process in different ways, and I believe that we are here to support each other in this revival.
I also believe we are here to learn how to relate to another--and ourselves--by relaying information. To continuously listen and create space for those to express themselves in ways that feel Human and in alignment with their Soul Being. Together we can create balance and support the collective strength and elevation of Human consciousness. To do this, we engage in healthy, supportive relationships--both with another and especially our self--as we discover our purpose and elicit the sensations of happiness and joy.
When we allow our self to go inside and shift what lies beneath the surface, movement happens.
When we compassionately support each other in accessing light through the art of healing, magic happens.
When we fully align and merge with the true essence of our supreme being, miracles happen.
My healing journey began years ago. Yet, it wasn't until the overwhelming and unattended chronic physical injuries, emotional trauma, and severe substance abuse started to dangerously affect my well-being did I allow myself a dive deep into these Shadow spaces in search of my Light.
I had watched my life take an unpleasant turn, and there I went along with it. The everlasting love I had for creative expression through movement was compromised, and most of my relationships were weakening and falling apart rapidly - especially the one I had with myself. On the outside, I still had it all. Amazing and loving friends, a supportive family, a successful career, and overall good health, but something big in life was missing.
My experience lays in 200hrs in yoga teaching training in the practice of Hatha and over 300hrs of additional yoga teacher training with a focus mostly on the way of a dynamic Movement + Meditation practice. A practice that invited a shift and sense of fulfillment I had been seeking were not only felt but embodied. I recognized the full range of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health benefits through a fundamental and daily experiential practice. I was able to move through a consistent discovery and realization of Self.
Sound Meditation and Yoga Nidra are healing remedies I am perpetually obsessed with as they have proven to complement the my personal movement + meditation practice.
We live in a stressful time of technology, and self-care has proven to have a whole different meaning. Through the conduit of sound and duration of deep relaxation, visceral sacred healing is experienced. I genuinely believe in a fine combination of sound, breath, movement and stillness as a recipe for an empowering contribution to developing awareness, personal growth and transformation.
In conjunction with my Yoga and Sound practices, I am passionate about and majoring in the study of the mind, thought, behaviour and connectedness through the science of Psychology. I am interested in exploring the synthesis between spirituality and science as a means to resource, regenerate and thrive and how we can use and apply all systems to optimize our living experience.
Alongside these practices of inquiry, I study the teachings of Cha Dao and other plant intelligence. Plant connectivity reminds me to embody the natural cycles and elements of life with a quiet and blooming heart. I remember to be still and create awareness by witnessing thought and emotion as something that is not who I am but an experience. I remember what does not add takes away. I remember that our experience can be simple and provide us with a sweetness that all senses can savour. I remember to be present and thrive in a symbiotic relationship that is merely a continuum of a forever expanding consciousness.
And above all, I am so grateful to connect and share space with you. By deepening our practice and exploring both the Shadow + the Light through this Hue-man experience we get to discover what it means to LIVE lightly and be ALIVE.
- love, jade