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Jul
28
Sun
July Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
July Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom

Details

Date  Sunday July 14th and 28th
Time – 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm UK / 9:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom
Length – 60-75 min
Payment – Sliding scale, what you can afford: $10- $25 per gathering. To sign up please send PayPal payment to [email protected], subject line “Gathering” along with your email address so I can send you a link. No one turned away due to insufficient funds.
Free with Deepening Courses. Email me for details.

Group Size – Minimum required 4. Maximum is 15 people.
Contact – Lisa Meuser: [email protected] 
.

We live through relationship. In relationship to air, to ground, to form, and the formless, we live, love and grow. A safe community is the perfect place to discover our never ending relationship with life.

 

Belonging, community, connection and a healthy nervous system are crucial for our well-being. We gather to become more intimate with, and more available for our life.  For those who would like support in their journey, this is an affordable option.

These gatherings are sacred spaces where everyone is welcome. People going through their Dark Night of the Soul experiences, survivors of abuse, people who have had awakenings and want community, people struggling in their life in various ways, and/or people simply wanting connection along their journey are likely to find home in these gatherings. 

Gatherings focus on practical and experiential exercises specifically designed for the development of self-awareness, self-love, safety and a healthy nervous system. Each gathering is organically shaped around attendees’ needs and wants. Each gathering includes a guided rest, time for questions and sharing, ways to heal the nervous system, and ways to engage in self-inquiry. Participation is always optional.

In this group we honor our experiences and we learn that we don’t have to pretend, or hide, or run. We gather together in a welcoming space where we are allowed to be exactly who we are, exactly as we are, and through slow, simple experiential practices we realize that profound safety can be found right here and now.

Safety is important. Our bodies, our spirits, and our psyches function with more well-being when safety is known from within.

We live in a culture that often disempowers and creates stress, a culture that conditions us to find our well-being in people, places, and superficial activities and things – without teaching us sustainable, empowering safety from the inside out. As such, we often don’t know how to cope with existing in an overwhelming world, or how to recover from traumatic experiences. Many of us have developed post-traumatic stress as a result, and have forgotten that safety is possible.

We can learn. By providing a safe environment for this deliberate purpose, we can slowly and gently learn what it’s like to feel safe.

We come together to find safety in our experiences and discover that we are safe – even when we have trauma or loud core stories and emotions.

All are welcome here regardless of political affiliation, sexual orientation, race, gender or background. You are important, and appreciated, whoever you are.

 

You can come to one, or both!  We will meet for 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep. Please contact me with questions, concerns or future dates: [email protected]


From past participants:

“Lisa is like a cocoon for expansion and love.  I really love working with her.  She walks her talk and creates a space for acceptance and non-judgment and I’m better able to accept and not judge myself and others.  My heart has opened in my work with her.  So grateful.”  

“It is quite breathtaking to experience you working with a group; watching and listening to your communion with who-they-really-are. You have a gift, Lisa.”

“You represent what Adyashanti talks about:  “A safe place for the world to come and rest.” You are that safe, benign presence in the world.”

“I have listened to the recording many times since our gathering. It continues to support me.”

 

About me.

To read more about embodiment check out my blog.

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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)

Jul
30
Tue
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
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 critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. 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 that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

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

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: [email protected]. 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.

.
Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)
.

Aug
6
Tue
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
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 critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. 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 that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

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

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: [email protected]. 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.

.
Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)
.

Aug
11
Sun
August Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
August Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom

Details

Date  Sunday August 11th
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom
Length – 60-75 min
Payment – Sliding scale, what you can afford: $10- $25 per gathering. To sign up please send PayPal payment to [email protected], subject line “Gathering” along with your email address so I can send you a link. No one turned away due to insufficient funds.
Free with Deepening Courses. Email me for details.

Group Size – Minimum required 4. Maximum is 15 people.
Contact – Lisa Meuser: [email protected] 
.

We live through relationship. In relationship to air, to ground, to form, and the formless, we live, love and grow. A safe community is the perfect place to discover our never ending relationship with life.

 

Belonging, community, connection and a healthy nervous system are crucial for our well-being. We gather to become more intimate with, and more available for our life.  For those who would like support in their journey, this is an affordable option.

These gatherings are sacred spaces where everyone is welcome. People going through their Dark Night of the Soul experiences, survivors of abuse, people who have had awakenings and want community, people struggling in their life in various ways, and/or people simply wanting connection along their journey are likely to find home in these gatherings. 

Gatherings focus on practical and experiential exercises specifically designed for the development of self-awareness, self-love, safety and a healthy nervous system. Each gathering is organically shaped around attendees’ needs and wants. Each gathering includes a guided rest, time for questions and sharing, ways to heal the nervous system, and ways to engage in self-inquiry. Participation is always optional.

In this group we honor our experiences and we learn that we don’t have to pretend, or hide, or run. We gather together in a welcoming space where we are allowed to be exactly who we are, exactly as we are, and through slow, simple experiential practices we realize that profound safety can be found right here and now.

Safety is important. Our bodies, our spirits, and our psyches function with more well-being when safety is known from within.

We live in a culture that often disempowers and creates stress, a culture that conditions us to find our well-being in people, places, and superficial activities and things – without teaching us sustainable, empowering safety from the inside out. As such, we often don’t know how to cope with existing in an overwhelming world, or how to recover from traumatic experiences. Many of us have developed post-traumatic stress as a result, and have forgotten that safety is possible.

We can learn. By providing a safe environment for this deliberate purpose, we can slowly and gently learn what it’s like to feel safe.

We come together to find safety in our experiences and discover that we are safe – even when we have trauma or loud core stories and emotions.

All are welcome here regardless of political affiliation, sexual orientation, race, gender or background. You are important, and appreciated, whoever you are.

 

You can come to one, or both!  We will meet for 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep. Please contact me with questions, concerns or future dates: [email protected]

 

From past participants:

“Lisa is like a cocoon for expansion and love.  I really love working with her.  She walks her talk and creates a space for acceptance and non-judgment and I’m better able to accept and not judge myself and others.  My heart has opened in my work with her.  So grateful.”  

“It is quite breathtaking to experience you working with a group; watching and listening to your communion with who-they-really-are. You have a gift, Lisa.”

“You represent what Adyashanti talks about:  “A safe place for the world to come and rest.” You are that safe, benign presence in the world.”

“I have listened to the recording many times since our gathering. It continues to support me.”

 

About me.

To read more about embodiment check out my blog.

.
Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)

Aug
13
Tue
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
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 critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. 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 that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

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

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: [email protected]. 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.

.
Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)
.

Aug
18
Sun
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom

Details

DaySunday
Date August 18, 25 and September 8 
Time 12:00 noon PT / 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm UK / 9:00 pm CET
Language(s) English
Location Online Zoom
Length Three 2-hour classes (6 hours of group calls) plus six individual sessions
Payment a sliding scale of $550-$650
Contact Lisa Meuser: [email protected] for more info
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Our stories may be different, and yet they are all sacred.
It has taken my whole life to fully understand that that wounds and their corresponding stories are to be honored. I now experience wounds, and the stories of wounds, as sacred, grace filled, and also as the way Home.  In this deepening course we will explore our sacred stories, in ways that feel safe to us, in a way that we choose.

Shame kept my stories hidden, from myself and from others.
This hiding was often retraumatizing in that repression is oppressive, and oppression traumatizes. Telling my stories had the opposite effect. Telling my stories, first to myself, and then, when it felt safe, with another, had a liberating influence that left me feeling a sense of real empowerment – maybe for the first time in my life.

Naming and believing my stories was deep work and took courage in that it was often counter-intuitive based on all the strategies I’d learned to keep silent, and more so, to pretend. It was profoundly healing to be in my own truth, after giving it away for so long.  For me, being in the compassionate company of others was an immensely important part of the healing process.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi
It is crucial that as we heal from our wounds, we find safe spaces and safe people who listen to and believe in our stories – to our sacred, lived experiences. This produces a beautiful fertile ground “for the Light to come in.” Your stories are the hallowed ground of your being, and will be fully honored in our sacred and carefully created container.

Every day I witness immense freedom when people feel safe enough to honestly connect to their stories – to their actual lived experiences instead of the pretend life they held onto in their minds.  There is often immense freedom that comes when stories and wounds are allowed, named, spoken, expressed, and felt.  It is something far beyond what the linear mind understands, and births a sense of empowerment that is known from deep within the being. Neuropathways shift, one’s sense of safety in the world changes, and relationships with life are transformed. Possibilities we couldn’t even imagine reveal themselves.

To read more of my journey in how sharing my sacred stories changed my life, please read my blog post.

A safe container for us evolve together
Join me in this course as we explore together. Using tools and practices I have developed and learned through my training in holding sacred circles, I will compassionately and gently journey with you as you safely get to know your stories, your wounds, and the Love that holds it all. We will use simple yet profound writing and experiential practices to slowly and gently explore our unique lives. No previous writing experience needed. Sharing and participation will be optional.

This course and your private 1:1 sessions will utilize gentle embodied experiential practices designed to safely explore your various experiences – shame, depression, anxiety, compulsions, identities, body contractions, debilitating thoughts and/or memories and more.  You will become familiar with the nervous system, vigilance centers, the fight-flight-freeze-feign responses, and attachment theory. You will learn profound ways to support and be kind and loving with yourself, just as you are, without needing to pretend or be different. I will be facilitating and guiding you in practices which will start to re-wire your nervous system and limbic system in ways that are sustainable and profound. Lastly, you will get to experience the different inquiries first hand, and be able to practice skills for learning how to self-inquire.

You will have recordings so that you can practice on your own between class dates, which will help replace old habitual behaviors with new useful behaviors. All of this will set the stage for deeper self-intimacy and knowing, with compassion and love.

 

Course Information:

When: Group sessions will be August 18, August 25, and September 8, 3pm-5pm EST

Where: This is an online course. I use Zoom, which is similar to Skype. You can attend from anywhere in the world using a phone, iPad type of device, or computer.

What: On top of the 3 group sessions, you will receive a total of six individual facilitations: Four with Senior Facilitator Trainer Lisa Meuser and two facilitations with Certified Living Inquiries Facilitators. The investment is a sliding scale of $550-$650. This counts as a prerequisite for applying for the Living Inquiries facilitator training. Please contact me if you only want to attend the course without the private sessions.

All classes will be recorded so if you are unable to attend one, you’ll receive the recording. Also included in the course will be multiple Natural Rest and guided rest audios and videos, and a private FB group for participants to share and receive support.

Scholarship spots available by application as a part of my commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Also included is free attendance to the August and September Embodied Gatherings. (Dates and Times TBA). Read about the July Gatherings here.

Space is limited. First offering will be towards current clients and Gathering participants. The container of this group is extremely important to me. All participates will be required to fill out a brief application.

Please email me for questions. [email protected]

 

Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied by your course facilitator after registration. 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.)

 

Aug
20
Tue
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
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 critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. 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 that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

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

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: [email protected]. 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.

.
Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)
.

Aug
25
Sun
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom

Details

DaySunday
Date August 18, 25 and September 8 
Time 12:00 noon PT / 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm UK / 9:00 pm CET
Language(s) English
Location Online Zoom
Length Three 2-hour classes (6 hours of group calls) plus six individual sessions
Payment a sliding scale of $550-$650
Contact Lisa Meuser: [email protected] for more info
.

Our stories may be different, and yet they are all sacred.
It has taken my whole life to fully understand that that wounds and their corresponding stories are to be honored. I now experience wounds, and the stories of wounds, as sacred, grace filled, and also as the way Home.  In this deepening course we will explore our sacred stories, in ways that feel safe to us, in a way that we choose.

Shame kept my stories hidden, from myself and from others.
This hiding was often retraumatizing in that repression is oppressive, and oppression traumatizes. Telling my stories had the opposite effect. Telling my stories, first to myself, and then, when it felt safe, with another, had a liberating influence that left me feeling a sense of real empowerment – maybe for the first time in my life.

Naming and believing my stories was deep work and took courage in that it was often counter-intuitive based on all the strategies I’d learned to keep silent, and more so, to pretend. It was profoundly healing to be in my own truth, after giving it away for so long.  For me, being in the compassionate company of others was an immensely important part of the healing process.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi
It is crucial that as we heal from our wounds, we find safe spaces and safe people who listen to and believe in our stories – to our sacred, lived experiences. This produces a beautiful fertile ground “for the Light to come in.” Your stories are the hallowed ground of your being, and will be fully honored in our sacred and carefully created container.

Every day I witness immense freedom when people feel safe enough to honestly connect to their stories – to their actual lived experiences instead of the pretend life they held onto in their minds.  There is often immense freedom that comes when stories and wounds are allowed, named, spoken, expressed, and felt.  It is something far beyond what the linear mind understands, and births a sense of empowerment that is known from deep within the being. Neuropathways shift, one’s sense of safety in the world changes, and relationships with life are transformed. Possibilities we couldn’t even imagine reveal themselves.

To read more of my journey in how sharing my sacred stories changed my life, please read my blog post.

A safe container for us evolve together
Join me in this course as we explore together. Using tools and practices I have developed and learned through my training in holding sacred circles, I will compassionately and gently journey with you as you safely get to know your stories, your wounds, and the Love that holds it all. We will use simple yet profound writing and experiential practices to slowly and gently explore our unique lives. No previous writing experience needed. Sharing and participation will be optional.

This course and your private 1:1 sessions will utilize gentle embodied experiential practices designed to safely explore your various experiences – shame, depression, anxiety, compulsions, identities, body contractions, debilitating thoughts and/or memories and more.  You will become familiar with the nervous system, vigilance centers, the fight-flight-freeze-feign responses, and attachment theory. You will learn profound ways to support and be kind and loving with yourself, just as you are, without needing to pretend or be different. I will be facilitating and guiding you in practices which will start to re-wire your nervous system and limbic system in ways that are sustainable and profound. Lastly, you will get to experience the different inquiries first hand, and be able to practice skills for learning how to self-inquire.

You will have recordings so that you can practice on your own between class dates, which will help replace old habitual behaviors with new useful behaviors. All of this will set the stage for deeper self-intimacy and knowing, with compassion and love.

 

Course Information:

When: Group sessions will be August 18, August 25, and September 8, 3pm-5pm EST

Where: This is an online course. I use Zoom, which is similar to Skype. You can attend from anywhere in the world using a phone, iPad type of device, or computer.

What: On top of the 3 group sessions, you will receive a total of six individual facilitations: Four with Senior Facilitator Trainer Lisa Meuser and two facilitations with Certified Living Inquiries Facilitators. The investment is a sliding scale of $550-$650. This counts as a prerequisite for applying for the Living Inquiries facilitator training. Please contact me if you only want to attend the course without the private sessions.

All classes will be recorded so if you are unable to attend one, you’ll receive the recording. Also included in the course will be multiple Natural Rest and guided rest audios and videos, and a private FB group for participants to share and receive support.

Scholarship spots available by application as a part of my commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Also included is free attendance to the August and September Embodied Gatherings. (Dates and Times TBA). Read about the July Gatherings here.

Space is limited. First offering will be towards current clients and Gathering participants. The container of this group is extremely important to me. All participates will be required to fill out a brief application.

Please email me for questions. [email protected]

 

Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied by your course facilitator after registration. 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.)

 

Aug
27
Tue
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
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 critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. 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 that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

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

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: [email protected]. 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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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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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Sep
1
Sun
September Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
September Embodied Gathering: Being in the World, Being of Love @ Online Zoom

Details

Date  Sunday September 1st and 22nd
Time – 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm UK / 9:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom
Length – 60-75 min
Payment – Sliding scale, what you can afford: $10- $25 per gathering. To sign up please send PayPal payment to [email protected], subject line “Gathering” along with your email address so I can send you a link. No one turned away due to insufficient funds.
Free with Deepening Courses. Email me for details.

Group Size – Minimum required 4. Maximum is 15 people.
Contact – Lisa Meuser: [email protected] 
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We live through relationship. In relationship to air, to ground, to form, and the formless, we live, love and grow. A safe community is the perfect place to discover our never ending relationship with life.

 

Belonging, community, connection and a healthy nervous system are crucial for our well-being. We gather to become more intimate with, and more available for our life.  For those who would like support in their journey, this is an affordable option.

These gatherings are sacred spaces where everyone is welcome. People going through their Dark Night of the Soul experiences, survivors of abuse, people who have had awakenings and want community, people struggling in their life in various ways, and/or people simply wanting connection along their journey are likely to find home in these gatherings. 

Gatherings focus on practical and experiential exercises specifically designed for the development of self-awareness, self-love, safety and a healthy nervous system. Each gathering is organically shaped around attendees’ needs and wants. Each gathering includes a guided rest, time for questions and sharing, ways to heal the nervous system, and ways to engage in self-inquiry. Participation is always optional.

In this group we honor our experiences and we learn that we don’t have to pretend, or hide, or run. We gather together in a welcoming space where we are allowed to be exactly who we are, exactly as we are, and through slow, simple experiential practices we realize that profound safety can be found right here and now.

Safety is important. Our bodies, our spirits, and our psyches function with more well-being when safety is known from within.

We live in a culture that often disempowers and creates stress, a culture that conditions us to find our well-being in people, places, and superficial activities and things – without teaching us sustainable, empowering safety from the inside out. As such, we often don’t know how to cope with existing in an overwhelming world, or how to recover from traumatic experiences. Many of us have developed post-traumatic stress as a result, and have forgotten that safety is possible.

We can learn. By providing a safe environment for this deliberate purpose, we can slowly and gently learn what it’s like to feel safe.

We come together to find safety in our experiences and discover that we are safe – even when we have trauma or loud core stories and emotions.

All are welcome here regardless of political affiliation, sexual orientation, race, gender or background. You are important, and appreciated, whoever you are.

 

You can come to one, or both!  We will meet for 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep. Please contact me with questions, concerns or future dates: [email protected]

From past participants:

“Lisa is like a cocoon for expansion and love.  I really love working with her.  She walks her talk and creates a space for acceptance and non-judgment and I’m better able to accept and not judge myself and others.  My heart has opened in my work with her.  So grateful.”  

“It is quite breathtaking to experience you working with a group; watching and listening to your communion with who-they-really-are. You have a gift, Lisa.”

“You represent what Adyashanti talks about:  “A safe place for the world to come and rest.” You are that safe, benign presence in the world.”

“I have listened to the recording many times since our gathering. It continues to support me.”

 

About me.

To read more about embodiment check out my blog.

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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

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.)