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We don’t find an answer, we discover a process. It is not about fixing anything. It is about being in relation. Thomas Hübl

Group Inner Constellation Mobiles (ICM)

Cultivating relationship with the “hard” edges of our humanity takes a courageous willingness to look and feel into what has been denied and hidden— whether that be ancestral, collective, or individual. 
Like so many things, our relationship to our wounding is softened when we explore them together. A spacious small group holds the potential for “being in the world but not of it”– to be “in connection with” rather than reactive. Our nervous system remembers this place of soft relation and “being present with,” where we experience our soul’s impulse entering our heart.
In scientific language this shift in consciousness involves the instinctive/emotional memory of the limbic system, the ventral vagal response (that fosters a “being with”), and the right brain’s wholeness/unconditional connection.
Ancestral, collective, and personal reactive habits are not wrong. They merely point to what needs attention. Once digested, these trapped trauma-patterns become a blessing to the world as unique impulses of restoration.

Winter/Spring 2023 ICM Workshop Themes                                                                 

All Workshops begin with a theme-related meditation, Silence, and Triad sharing. 

Workshops occur on Saturdays from
10 AM to 1 PM (Pacific), with Follow-up groups the following Saturday from 10 to 11:30 AM (Pacific).(Price options below.)

Grounding Thought: Making Sense of the Present  Jan. 28 (Feb. 4 Follow-up)

Heart Feet: Walking with the Ancestors  March 4  (March 11 Follow-up)

Timeless Listening: The Heart’s Compass  May 27 (June 3 Follow-up)

An unmanageable paradox begins to take place in our nervous system as we touch into the truth of our incarnated trauma. Contrary to popular spiritual ideals, it is our precise engagement with collective/ancestral/individual trauma patterns that anchors our Soul into our life. We are no longer living through subtle levels of denial, but in relation to the deeper compass of our Soul’s purpose.
A spiritual practice informed by the timeless movement of the Soul enters our Heart and changes our lives in ways we can’t imagine. This is because the Soul’s calling is deeper and more vital than the predictability of our human conditioning.

Note: Due to the Zoom formatting, workshops are limited to 11 participants. Please check availability before registering (text or call 1-604-222-4111).

Follow-up Sessions:                                                                                                                                         

Triads: are a practice of sharing and listening from our body and heart in a connected way. Reflective insights are welcome, but discussion and/or advice-giving are discouraged.                                                                                                                                                           

Vocal Sound Healings: focus on the profoundly connecting resonance of the human voice using five vowel sounds.

  • Attuned vocal sound relaxes the nervous system. This allows further integration of the ICM workshop the week before.
  • We hear from the womb and sound is the last sense to leave us as we depart from the body in death.
  • The soul is held in a timeless universal sound frequency. 

Workshop Registration

E-transfer is preferred, but PayPal (below), cash, or cheque are also welcome. 

Cost: $85 for each ICM Workshop (& Follow-up Group)

Cost: $205 for all 3 Winter/Spring ICM Workshops (& Follow-up Groups)

“Returning to Silence” Mini-series

Time: 10 to 11:15 AM Pacific
Dates:  9 Mondays between ICM Workshops: Feb. 13, 20, 27;  March 20, 27 April 3;  May 1, 8, 15 (attending as many practices as possible is encouraged, but not mandatory. All sessions will be recorded.)
Cost: Free for participants of at least 2 ICM Workshops or $105 (CAD)

Learning to till the sacred soil of inner-silence within modernity is challenging. It is also vitally important to an embodied spiritual practice. These 75 minute groups are a combination of meditation, attunement practices (can include sound healing), and triad & large group sharing.
  • Silence is a palpable-spacious-aware-intelligence that arises organically when life is honoured as it is.
  • In a focused group we practice meeting life in a more generous and kind manner.
  • Seeing and feeling more clearly helps our habits of life-withdrawal (numbing, judging, or active distraction) to find their home in our heart.
  • Through the Silence in our heart, we discover there is a blessed belonging in life that is unconditional, joyfully relational, and timeless. 

Mini-series Registration

Cost: $105 (CAD $) through e-transfer or PayPal: “Returning to Silence” Mini-series

The Relational Principles of the ICM

  • Allowing “what is” to be present  often awakens a higher coherence within the group where the beauty of unconditional belonging  comes to life.
  • As a spacious group process, the ICM movement invites both inner and outer attunement where we discover a profound relational presence or inter-being living within our nervous system. 
  • The group-inter-being opens a more conscious relationship with life through exploring stuck trauma patterns and the movement of our soul.
  • The network of nerves within our limbic system contains a deep connection with life as it is and is naturally informed by both timeless and time bound dimensions. [The word limbic is from Latin limbus, meaning “edge.” The evolution of our consciousness literally lives on the “edge” between our emotional wounding (trauma)  and the soul’s embodied potential.]
  • A traumatized limbic system feels asynchronous, presenting emotions and moods that are difficult to presence on our own. As these are seen and felt as “trapped energy” rather than “wrong,” they begin to melt into new life-connections.
 The Origin of the ICM
  • After ten years of studying and leading groups in the relationship between inner-stillness and living in the world, a symbol or “map of the territory” emerged strongly in my awareness upon awakening in May 2018. I have called the map an “Inner Constellation Mobile” (ICM) as it reveals more clearly the inner-dynamics we inevitably encounter in relationship to stillness practices. It spells out the movement of both our belonging and our becoming: i.e., the movement of the conditioned and ancestral influences of how we have learned to belong in the world, as well as our timeless potential as soul. As the mobile takes shape organically, a deep healing process begins between the constellations. We discover that healing and integration begin naturally when our numb or activated trauma patterns are seen and experienced with participants. We come to a visceral understanding that one person’s healing is every-person’s healing.

    The ICM conveys our relationship to Silence and inner-stillness as an energetic-movement that can be felt in our nervous system (specifically within the limbic system). The ICM movement is comprised of the Soul (spaciousness and listening) interfacing with the complexity of centuries of human conditioning (including family/ancestral and cultural constellations). Succinct, yet mobile, the six different constellations become an embodied representation of our inner landscape.

    As in Family Constellations work, the Inner Constellations are energetically represented by other participants. When participants are chosen to energetically represent one of the constellations, they begin to experience the nature of transpersonal relationship. We discover that the energetic movement we are representing also exists in us! Undermining habits of “othering” and separation, we experience the liberating truth of our oneness with all of life. No matter what appears in the constellated aspects, it is the same evolutionary impulse restoring us to life.

    If you wish more information or to register through cash or etransfer, please call or text me (Laura) at 1-604-222-4111 .