As many of you may know, I have dedicated a lot of my energy, curiosity and love to The Inner Yaga Foundation. It is a foundation that is dedicated to inviting women into life acceptance by encouraging peer run circles that are made safe to practice vulnerability by providing an agreed upon structure.
We had our Fall Training in mid October. This training, as last year’s, was profound for me. As the Weekend Coordinator, the experience of being the center of the ‘hive mind’ of such a collaborative group of women filled me with awe, hope, gratitude, trust and faith.
It has been about 25 years since I have experienced such a free hearted summer as I did this summer. I so want to remember this so I can apply some of the same factors I did in years to come. It has something to do being consciously aware of the season I am in. It also involves an almost radical release of my will; along with my attachment to controlling the situation presenting from my will manifests. But allowing the ease of the flavor each season naturally contributes into the dynamic brings such a sweetness into the practice of life acceptance.
Referred by colleagues in the healing arts, prospective clients often contact me without really knowing what an intuitive counselor can do for them. Struggling with health concerns, depression, anxiety, or detachment from their everyday lives, few of them realize that their symptoms may be a call for them to access the deep inner self. I have found that each individual is rich in symbolic language. Just as we collectively interpret a red light to mean, ‘Stop!’ any form of discomfort can be a sign from our spirit to cease regular activity. A headache or a panic attack may be an urgent message, just as important to one’s safety and wellbeing as a stop sign. What is the message? That’s to be determined.
***Please take a moment to look at the Archetypal Analysis that I offer.***
As an Intuitive Counselor, it is my job to provide my clients with tools and an environment for them to explore how their symbolic or archetypal landscapes translate into something they can understand and use to make their lives more efficient and full of meaning. I do this in many ways. The main tenant I work by is that I give validity to the symbolic and credence to the unseen and un-rational. Some of the tools I use are those I mentioned above. I offer my clients an Archetypal Analysis which consists of using Archetypes intuitively chosen that are ‘thrown’ onto the Astrological wheel of houses. This tool was developed by Caroline Myss and is described in her book Sacred Contracts. The interpretation of this evaluation is a spring board for a deepening into the self and we can follow up with regular visits to enhance the process using conversation, goal setting, and Hellerwork which is a process model that uses structural bodywork, movement and awareness education. It is imperative to include all the systems of the self when exploring the world of the archetypes. Caroline Myss has a saying that has always resonated with me, “Your biography becomes your biology”. It is my experience that any work we do on the Physical translates in some way to the Mental, Emotional or Spiritual and visa versa; in any order. The process is enhanced 100 fold when we acknowledge all of the self.
By Kim Illig and Dennis Mead-Shikaly
Marriage is when a community comes together to witness, support and bless a couple who have made the intentional decision to spend the rest of their life together.
Marriage always has been a sacred institution cross culturally. More recently however, its social significance, structure, and meaning have undergone radical inquiry and change, particularly in our culture. Statistically, the sanctity of it is no longer held in as high regard. Some marry and find themselves unable or unwilling to stay when they realize the amount of work that it takes.
I have had the blessed opportunity to work with quite a few parents in my capacity as a personal spiritual director and an intuitive counselor. What comes up more often than not in our conversations is an attitude of parenting that we are calling conscious parenting. Everyone that has passed my way has a desire to be aware of how they manage their lives. Parenting is a very opportunistic vehicle to use in cultivating that awareness or consciousness.
When I think of the roadblocks to succeeding in self improvement, staying consistently motivated toward attaining my goals is one roadblock that can so easily knock me off the wagon. Lack of motivation is probably the biggest stress factor in personal growth.
It’s getting to understand how motivation works within you that is the key, actually. What I would like to share are some key points that have assisted both me and my clients in understanding our relationship with motivation.
An Interview with Intuitive Therapist Kim Illig
Do you frequently feel physically or emotionally unhealthy? If you answered, “yes” then intuitive counseling could be beneficial for you. To help understand what intuitive counseling is and how intuitive counseling can help you with your healthy problems, I have interviewed intuitive therapist Kim Illig.