Date – Saturday September 23
Time – 9:00am PT / 12:00 noon ET / 5:00pm UK / 6:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom
Length – 75 min
Payment – $15 PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Gathering.”
Contact – Lisa Meuser: email@example.com
When we don’t know ourselves, we aren’t aware of thoughts we’re having, or our relationship to them. When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of what triggers us, or even that we’re triggered. When we don’t know ourselves, we don’t know what we need or want, or what has been missing with regards to our needs and wants. When we don’t know ourselves, we don’t know what we’re feeling, or if it’s safe to feel.
When we don’t know ourselves, we become at the mercy of forces outside ourselves to take care of us because we don’t know ourselves well enough to take care of ourselves. When we don’t know ourselves, it’s like having a party and all the guests showing up with masks on. Can you imagine such a party? I’m guessing there would be very little intimacy or connection. How can we love ourselves, how can we have compassion for ourselves, if we’re disconnected from ourselves?
When we know ourselves, we are aware of our thoughts and if they have significance for us. When we know ourselves, we know our needs and wants, and how to get them met without resorting to drama or manipulation. When we know ourselves, we’re familiar with sensations, and how to connect with them in a way that feels safe.
When we know ourselves, we can develop a reservoir of inner resourcing, which empowers us and makes it possible for us to hold space for ourselves, love ourselves and offer compassion to ourselves. When we know ourselves, we no longer feel like children caught in adult bodies, but capable human beings. When we know ourselves, we are aware – we are self-aware.
It’s easy to get to know ourselves, but it takes time, and often some guidance, as we learn how to do so. For most of us, no one has helped us to really get to know ourselves. In fact, too often we’re taught and encouraged to put all our attention outwards, and we lose our own sense of self in the process.
This monthly gathering will focus on practical and experiential exercises that are specifically designed for the development of self-awareness. There will be time for questions and optional sharing amongst group members. We will meet for 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep.
When: The next gathering will be September 23rd, 12-1:15pm EST. Future dates TBA
Where: Zoom, link sent after payment is received.
Cost: $15, PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Gathering”
Please email me if you have questions. email@example.com
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied by your host. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)