Making nature mandalas on the farm, photo by Ashley Hallmark

Coming Home: A Path to Embodiment

What we can learn by coming into into deeper relationship with the sacred in our bodies and in this world.

Embodied Understanding

My Own Homecoming

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” Four Quartets, 1943

My daughter’s hands
A mandala I made during this time.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Coming Home : A Practice of Embodiment

“My Body, My Temple” by Autumn Skye

“In the Tantric view, ordinary life is the perfect arena. Through the practices we aspire to develop complete openness to all situations and people and emotions because that’s where our liberation lies. That’s where we are freed not from our life, but to live our life. Life constantly invites us to let go and develop acceptance and love of our life.” –Reggie Ray, Vajrayana teacher

“We use the body to take the mind into subtler and subtler realms. In ‘the creation stage’ we choose what to see and how to see it. We make the world in connection with others. We create a perfect universe in order to feel what it’s like to be confident and secure and not be afraid. And therefore, be open to the rawest, most intimate, and deepest type of sensitivity. To open into a state of total security.” –Bob Thurman on Tantra

Then, Why Are We So Disembodied?

Carl Jung, Red Book

Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center.” — Joseph Campbell

“When others praise your sudden arrival, I will remember the long bravery of your descent.” — Toko-pa Turner

The Home Stretch

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