The Awareness Podcast, Ep.33: Integrating Spiritual Awakening with Susan Telford and Ellen Emmet: The Awakening BodyAug 25, 2022
Episode #33: Integrating Spiritual Awakening with Susan Telford and Ellen Emmet: The Awakening Body
In this episode of Integrating Spiritual Awakening in Everyday Life, Susan sits down with non dual teacher and therapist Ellen Emmet to discuss spiritual influences, the divine feminine and the role of the body in spiritual awakening.
Ellen also discusses what she will be teaching in her September workshops on The Awakening Body for the Teachers of God Foundation.
THE AWAKENING BODY
Many of us have a deep understanding or intuition that the ordinary "I" that is present now and reading these words does not refer to a separate person.
Yet in everyday life, we continue to believe and feel ourselves to be a limited fragment.
Ellen will lead two 2-hour sessions, which are an invitation to inquire openly and deeply into our direct experience and to allow it to reveal its essential reality of Awareness. Our particular focus is the body, allowing it to be our mirror and our pathway, our prayer, and our altar, and ultimately the shining expression of this shared identity.
Gently using tactile inquiry, postures, breath and movement, the body is slowly realigned with our deepest understanding. It flows as a living substance with more and more ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present freedom and silence that is its invisible source.
Session #1 - Listening at the Source (5th September 3-5pm ET)
For most of us, most of the time, conditioning, resistance and preconceptions rooted in the past and calculating a future, step in between direct perception and the perceiver. It is a way to defend and assert a body mind that we have tightly identified with.
During this first session we will share a guided meditation in which we will be invited to listen or welcome our direct experience and more especially the tactile realm, free of agenda.
In this exploration, the openness that is the background of experience and the center of our being reveals itself spontaneously.
Session #2: The Tactile Body (19th September 3-5pm ET)
In this session we will continue our exploration of the tactile and feeling realm. Starting where we are with the habitual experience of a solid, located body mind, we will return our experience to the openness and spaciousness and discover the true nature of our body as a field of borderless vibration.
Gentle postures, movement and breath exercises may be part of our sharing.
Ellen’s deepest intuition was confirmed when she met her teacher in the non-dual tradition, Francis Lucille. Hearing his words, she recognised the eternal, limitless and universal nature of our shared reality. Over the years, this understanding has continued to unfold, to deepen and to touch all levels of experience.
At the very same time, Ellen has never ceased to delve into the depths of her human experience, seen and unseen, thirsting for a wholeness and connectedness which seemed to be lost or obscured. This unstoppable quest brought her to therapy, Jungian workshops (and later Jungian analysis), Dream Work, Authentic Movement, creative writing and more.
More and more, she senses that each of our lives is a journey of revelation and integration, (including its darker crossings), through which the face of truth can shine uniquely and anew, wedding us to our direct experience and connecting us to the great family of creation.
Learn more about Ellen and her work at https://www.ellenemmet.com/