We’re all born with open hearts and a natural curiosity. As children we’re in a constant stream of touching, perceiving, and feeling on every level of our being. Life itself is an adventure in embodied inquiry.
As we grow, however, our natural curiosity is often disciplined out of us and we encounter painful experiences that cause us to disconnect from our bodies and from our feelings. And while there was deep wisdom in doing what was needed to protect ourselves, shutting down to difficult emotions also closed us off to knowing ourselves more deeply and accessing our inner spiritual gifts.
In Adventures in Embodied Inquiry, the fifth and final part of the Spiritual Wisdom of the Body series, Diamond Approach teacher, Jessica Britt, will lead us in an exploration of the ways we can reawaken our natural capacity to be curious, open, and loving. She will show us how when we turn those capacities inward, we can begin to release old hurts, liberate the stuck places in us, and come to know ourselves in a truly embodied way that has the potential to transform our lives.
Jessica Britt has been a student of Hameed Ali’s since 1977 and a Diamond Approach teacher since 1985. She is a training director, leading on-going groups in Europe, Canada, and the US. In the ’80s she was on the Gestalt staff of Esalen Institute creating an integration of Reichian and Gestalt work. While at Esalen, she was a student within the Native American Traditions, leading wilderness journeys. In addition, she studied Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad. A nurse in the ’70s, she specialized in the field of childhood sexual & physical abuse. Jessica continues to practice from a view that includes the whole of the miracle of conscious life.
This course is the final part of the 5-part online teaching series Spiritual Wisdom of the Body. Each course in this series may be purchased individually, or you can register for the full series for a combined discount.
“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.
The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.
In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is Diamond Inquiry™: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.
A recording of the online workshop where you’ll hear talks from Linda Krier, participate in guided meditations and experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Q&C sessions.
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