Opening Our Eyes

February 17, 2019 | By More

by Lynne Cardinal

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. 

– David Whyte from the poem: Everything is Waiting for You 

One of my favorite poets is David Whyte. He has the ability to transmit a vision, opening in us new ways to see, feel and experience life. In his excellent poem “Everything is Waiting for You” he leads us away from the tendency to feel like we are alone, inviting us to see things differently. To open to a completely new experience and access a sense of intimate connection with our surroundings. This feels refreshing, liberating, and helps us heal our wounds and release our fears and our sense of separation.

I have also experienced this sense of solitude in my life. You may have also felt it too, feeling at times disconnected with life, your community, friends, or intimate partner. Life is challenging! This lack of connection generates a sense of aloneness, perhaps of feeling abandoned, not appreciated or loved. I see it all in the school of life while constantly learning, and ultimately returning to love and to a sense of unity or oneness with all. 

I have taken numerous trainings and studied with various teachers during my life. Despite some real disappointments or disillusionments in some instances, I can say that I have learned from all of them. I admittedly also learned from the disillusionments! I also studied and trained in individual and collective trauma work and learned about the transgenerational influences we all carry. From this great exploration, I felt that I was able to understand myself better, and to understand others as well. We all carry a certain degree of hurt from our past, from our parents, and influences from generations drifting far into the past. I also believe that we also are following a path, incarnation after incarnation. And that we are all interrelated. We are all in this together.

It is a great journey. Healing our wounds and the burdens we carry will help us move forward and connect with the truth, to see more clearly.  We are not alone and we can help each other’s tremendously — don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Lynne Cardinal holds client sessions in Hull and Stittsville in Coaching, Stress management, Hypnosis and Meditation. She is also offering monthly MINI-RETREATS:  on Saturdays, starting on January 12th. The monthly mini-retreats explore meditation, invite conversations and the exploration of the principles of meditation. These friendly meet-ups will help you integrate the useful and pragmatic philosophy that surrounds meditation. For more details call 613.836.2355 or visit our website. 

Lynne has a PhD (alternative) in Eastern Philosophy. She offers Stress Management, Resilience and Burnout Prevention workshops in the government and private sectors and has done so for over 30 years. She is also a Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, holding additional certifications in Hypnosis Innovative Techniques and Weight Loss. She is certified by Dr. Weiss in Past-Life Regression. She has completed a two-year extensive and advanced training with Thomas Hübl on Transparent Communication and Principles of Transformation and Healing, and on Trauma (individual and collective) work. She has trained with Diane Hamilton in Conflict Resolution and with Diana Martinez on Family Constellation. 

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