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Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and Who Are We? btw…. )

19th September 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Sumitra Judith Burton


Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 10:00am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 6:00pm UK / 7:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 75-90 minutes
Payment – 1st meeting free, then $10 a week, or $35 for 4 weeks
*First Meeting FREE*

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.


A Support Group for Women Using Self-Inquiry with Sumitra Judith Burton

Many of us find it difficult to accept and love our bodies and the more subtle parts of ourselves, just as we are. We’ve struggled from early in life with images of thinner, taller, prettier, better endowed, etc. bodies that we believe are the right and best way to look and be. We are skillful at caring for others, and yet often can’t find compassion and peace for ourselves. And some of us have spent so much time caring for others, we’re hardly in touch with who we Really Are. Perhaps how we feel about ourselves is a reflection of how we meet our world in general.

How, in this moment NOW, right in the midst of our lives, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Is it possible to fully inhabit every big and little part of ourselves, with compassion and love? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, depression and anxiety that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice and a new Trigger Worksheet (recently developed by Scott Kiloby and Dan McLintock at the Kiloby Center for Recovery). Both tools are wonderfully effective for practicing Self-Inquiry – exploring what is Here Right Now in This Moment, what it seems to mean about me and how the stuck beliefs can be relaxed and released. It can be magical to see how what arises now is hooked with the past (velcroed, as Scott says) – with thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll have a guided resting and practice the NOW process (Notice/ Name – Open – Watch/ Wait) to check in to what’s present in our current experience. We will take time to share our experiences with both the NOW practice and the Trigger Worksheet, and use other Living Inquiries tools, such as “mining,” to help discover what might be lurking beneath the triggers. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unhook our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion.

Cost: First Meeting FREE!: $10/ week thereafter, or $35 for 4 meetings paid at once. Please join us for free your first time; newbies welcome each week!

Zoom Link for each meeting:   https://zoom.us/j/824987447 (see instructions below if you have not previously used Zoom)

Payment/ registration for the meetings can be made through PayPal using my email address: judith.sumitra@gmail.com (using the “family and friends” option makes sure neither of us is charged a fee). Please note with the payment that it’s for the NOW group.

Offered by: Sumitra Judith Burton* (Certified Facilitator of the Living Inquiries). (*I am called by both names: Sumitra, my Sanskrit name, pronounced Su-mee’-tra – and also Judith).

Please email me with any questions (judith.sumitra@gmail.com). I am happy to offer a free online chat, if you have other questions. You are also welcome to visit my website: www.awakeningfreedom.org.

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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.)

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