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Release What No Longer Resonates

This week we explored the theme of Release in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

In Brene' Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection, she offers 10 guideposts for cultivating wholehearted living. Each of these guideposts suggests letting go of something and how this allows for the cultivation of a gift. And, in alignment with our most recent amazing Full Moon in Aries on October 1-2, this time after the full moon is a wonderful time for release.

The Gifts of Imperfections ten guideposts:

  1. Letting go of what people think ~  cultivating authenticity.
  2. Letting go of perfectionism ~  self-compassion.
  3. Letting go of numbing and powerlessness ~ cultivating a resilient...
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Bloom! Pausing

This week we explored the theme of Pausing in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

During this experience of COVID 19, the entire world has been called to pause. We have been stopped in our tracks because of this virus. We have been called to look at ourselves personally and collectively, at our society and our systems of power on a profound level. Personal and collective shadow has been exposed and continues to be revealed. Bloom! emerged during this time and in response to the felt call for blooming a new way of being and era.

Tara Brach has a chapter in her book Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha called The Sacred Pause. In it, she writes, "Much of our driven pace and habitual...

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Aliveness

This week we explored the theme of Aliveness as an essential part of blooming in our Bloom Conversation and Meditation sessions. Bloom Conversation and Meditation is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

In Bloom, we assert that to practice cultivating worthiness is the key to experiencing evolving from a state of survival to thriving - embracing with integrity the vitality of aliveness. We invite you into this Bloom Way of being, to bloom a life you authentically love. "Practicing courage, compassion, and connection in our daily lives is how we cultivate worthiness. The keyword is practice." ~Brene' Brown~

Madonna shared the following poem she wrote. We hope this inspires you to connect with your felt sense of aliveness.

Aliveness

By Madonna Murphy

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Embrace My Story

This week we explored the theme of Honoring and Embracing our Stories in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

In our discussions of the theme of story, we, in particular, explored the value of the shadow side of our story and ultimately the value of awakening from our story. In fact, in truth, if we did not have a story, we would not have anything to awaken from. Therefore, appreciating our story for this purpose is critical.

Consider what story you have been telling yourself about who you have been and what aspects of this story have blocked brilliance and you from blooming and moving forward in your life.

Some highlights from what participants in this weeks' sessions shared:

  • We need to own and accept our story - the good,...
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