Spring Washam explores the essence of embodiment, and how by coming home into our bodies we can restore the connection to our intuition and personal power.
Suffering is the Doorway
Spring introduces this dharma talk, which she calls, “Trusting Our Hearts: Embodiment, Intuition, and Personal Power.” She explores how suffering is often the doorway into spiritual practice, and that the end of suffering is found within. The first step in the process is remembering how to be in our bodies.
“The suffering actually becomes the doorway for us; it becomes the moment of touching something real, when we acknowledge things aren’t working.” – Spring Washam
Krishna Das explores ending suffering from the inside out on Pilgrim Heart Ep. 78
The Essence of Embodiment (16:55)
Spring shines a light on the dilemma of being born in the West, and our collective karma of disembodiment. She explores the essence of embodiment, and how we can connect to our bodies instead of getting lost in our minds. By coming home into our bodies, we can restore our personal power.
“If you don’t live in your body, you’re probably not connected to your heart as much.” – Spring Washam
Intuitive Wisdom (35:27)
Spring talks about how we need the heart to truly wake up, and that the heart and mind have to be in balance. She tells a story about what can happen when we trust the intuitive wisdom of the heart. Spring ends the talk with a reminder to always listen to our bodies and the signals they are constantly sending us.
“I feel like my heart has a GPS system, it knows where to go if I listen to it. It’s wiser than my mind; it has much deeper roots, because it’s tapped into those ancient roots. We can learn to trust our intuitive wisdom, we don’t have to be cut off from that.” – Spring Washam