Your Key to the Sacred Heart of the World Quiz2018-11-21T22:29:43+00:00

Life sparkles when you are on the right track….

You know the feeling.

Doors open, clarity comes and you know exactly what to do next.

You’re in the flow.

. . . for a moment, and you think to yourself, this is the way life is supposed to be.

So why do you feel so stuck and depressed so much of the time?

You wonder what’s wrong with you that you can’t do it right, this surrender thing, this manifestation thing?

Everyone else seems to have all the luck, blessings, favor…

You see how you’re supposed to be all around you. Especially on Facebook – You should smile more. You should express gratitude. You should forgive… etc.

Even if you don’t feel like it, you should find a way, get out of your victim mentality and just do it.

What if I told you that you don’t have to up-by-the-boot-stap it, that your depression, your grief, even your anger are all messengers whose signs you really don’t want to miss. Your whole self is needed for true authenticity.

It is my mission in life to help you find your sparkle, your light, your magic in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling like a failure when you’re not feeling all sparkly.

What is a sacrament?

The concept is ancient.

The Middle English word sacrement comes from from the Old French sacrement which comes from the Latin sacramentum a consecrating and from sacrare ‘to consecrate’ or ‘make sacred’ or give one’s ‘solemn oath.’ It is also used in Christian Latin as a translation of the Greek mustērion ‘mystery.’

The Anglican Book of Common Prayer defines a sacrament as “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given unto us…”

For our purposes here, think of it as the solemn oath to make the mysterious sacred.

1. There is Nothing Wrong with You

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi

The first this you need to do is embrace, even amplify, your wounds. Quit hiding from them, using them and resisting them. Your wounds are the place where the light enters you. So much of the transformational work out there relies on the premise that there is something wrong with you. I am here to tell you the opposite.

2. Meaning Matters

Don’t be satisfied with the stories of others. Unfold your own myth. ~ Rumi

There is a lot of life-coaching and spiritual practice out there that relies on the idea of releasing meaning, the idea that meaning bogs us down and keeps us from living our highest potential. There are lots of methods out there for controlling your thinking and keeping yourself in a spiritual state. The problem with this approach is that it breeds resistance especially in the rebellious amongst us – raise your hand if your just a tad rebellious!

3. Your Body Holds the Secret

You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. ~ Mary Oliver

This is perhaps the most mysterious of the 3 Sister Sacraments. The body is the place where the invisible becomes visible. It is the threshold of your conscious mind and the immense and powerful realm of the unconscious.

Let’s Get Started . . .

               

Krista Arias, MA, PhD Candidate

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, Systemic Constellation facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed facilitator, philosophical counselor, community and archetypal psychology practitioner, nutritional therapist, birth keeper and death midwife.

I have an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a concentration in Community, Liberation, and Eco-Psychologies.

I am currently a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan where I work at the intersection of applied medical anthropology, Mexican American and Indigenous philosophy, Indigenous psychologies and creative-poetic praxis