Flowland: Pathways to Self-Love
“The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, ‘If you will take care of me, I will take care of you’. Now I say, ‘I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.’” -Jim Rohn
For most of my life, I was seeking love from outside of myself, doing things for others to feel loved, or out of a fear of feeling lonely, judged, or rejected. Thankfully, my body would painfully remind me over and over again that this pursuit was impossible to sustain. Through intense physical illnesses and emotional pain, I learned to slow down and focus on listening to an inner guidance (dreams, intuitions, voices, images, feelings), constantly reminding me to take care of the body and love myself. Without fully knowing what that actually meant I gradually trusted that guidance, which brought me to discover many practices that have since transformed my life.
- Dance and Creative Expression: which has helped me to experience and share the joy and freedom in my body when I fully ALLOW the body move as IT desires;
- Breathwork, Sound healing, Focusing, and so many other deeply therapeutic practices: which have helped me to FEEL my body in greater alignment and aliveness;
- Heart-connected intimacy: which has helped me to experience sacred ways of honouring the divine masculine and feminine within myself to share that in intimate relationships;
- Authentic Relating practices: which has helped me to connect with more awareness and responsibility in my communication and presence with others, to learn and grow together.
Each of these practices (and more) were inspiration to create Flowland, to provide multiple pathways and opportunities to experience and share these ways of ‘self-love’.
The experiences that Flowland offers can help you remember a few essentials for waking up to more harmonious ways of living: to revitalize the body, to reconnect through the heart, and to restore harmony in your relationships and community.