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THEME OF THE MONTH: STRESS RESILIENCE

Resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.

Given the current state of unrest, spurred by the police murder of George Floyd, this theme could not be more relevant. We are all being influenced by this tragedy to some capacity and now, more than ever, it is important to nourish our nervous systems. 

Science & Magic members and contributors live all over the world and represent a wide array of racial identities. I acknowledge my privilege as a white woman holding this space for all of you and I remain humble and committed to my own inner work of dismantling racism – now, tomorrow, and always. 

The primary purpose of this Portal is to offer opportunities to guide us all towards more ease, primarily by syncing with earth cycles and learning about the nervous system.  What would you all like to see in the Portal moving forward?  What would help you feel more at ease? How can myself and the contributor team be of service to you?

I will post a video with Portal Announcements, class suggestions, and a short lesson on Stress Resilience at some point this week. I have also sent out an email with outside resources that include links to anti-racism and healing justice education, which I highly suggest those of us who have privilege engage with.

In gratitude,

Amanda


YOGA:


CONTRIBUTIONS:

MEDITATIONS

STAPLES:

A Meditation in Spaciousness and Patterning by Nkechi Njaka, Msc

Meditation to Nourish the Parasympathetic Nervous System by Amanda Leaveck

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT CLASSES:

Class notes & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section of the video – click on video link to find them!

In this 20 minute practice you will explore the sensation of grounding, moving slowly and breathing into inquiry. This practice is a great way to develop body literacy as well as develop a consciousness around sustaining restfulness is the body.


A Mindful Movement practice guided by Nkechi Njaka, Msc. to support intuitive movement and body-mind connection. This practice is designed to blend mindfulness, the body scan and authentic movement to create a holistic practice.

BREATH

AUDIO BREATHWORK CLASSES:

Breathwork for Healthy Digestion: Abdominal Breathing by Meg Elaine


VIDEO BREATHWORK CLASSES:

Class notes & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section of the video – click on video link to find them!

NERVOUS SYSTEM

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Class notes, outside resources, & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section of the video – click on video link to find them!


OUTSIDE RESOURCES TO LEARN ABOUT THE STRESS RESPONSE:

ARTICLE: Click HERE for ‘Trauma and the Freeze Response: Good, Bad, or Both?’

PODCAST Click HERE for ‘The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you? w/ ‘Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.’

VIDEO: Click HERE to learn about the ‘The Stress Response – fight or flight’


OUTSIDE RESOURCES TO LEARN ABOUT CONSCIOUS CREATION:

ARTICLE: Consciousness & Flow (click HERE)

ARTICLE: 10 Surprising Ways to Transform your Creative Thinking (click HERE)

PODCAST: Getting Real About What You Really Want (click HERE)

PODCAST: The Life Altering Power of a Positive Mind (click HERE)

RITUALS

Ritual: Litha (June 24th)


Ritual: Singing Bowl Meditation


Ritual: Intention Wheel

A 31-day Intention Wheel, created by visual artist, Terra Sienna, to support cyclical rituals of all kinds.

SEASONS

SEASONAL LIVING:

Class notes, outside resources, & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section of the video – click on video link to find them!

COSMOS

LUNAR PHASE WORKSHOP:

Workshop summary & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section – click on video link to find them!


Seeing a new perspective with the Strawberry Moon of June. We are nearing a supercharged cycle of completion with a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of the Archer. The explorer of the Zodiac, Sagittarius is constantly seeking expansion & experience. Our collective is on the verge of a shift in perception… are you willing to connect & communicate on your way to a new path? Our old patterns are dying and making room for unlimited potential… all we need to do is listen to each other and trust the Universe as we fall into a brighter future.

The duality of The Twins holds an airy, electric, talkative vibe. These dual sides are available within all of us, so use this vibration to see situations, past experiences or current conundrums from a brand new (and maybe better!) angle. Our perspective creates our perception, and if you take the time to talk to your self (& listen to others), you just may see the world from a different view… and then you become a different you.

DREAMS

COLLECTIVE Dream Reading:

Reading summary, reflection questions, & feedback survey can be found in the ‘description’ section of each video – click on video link to find them!

REFLECTION:

  1. How is what you’re going through in your life right now strengthening you and teaching you to step more fully into your highest path?
  2. Therefore what next step on your path do you want to take? How are you going to take it / What is your action plan?
  3. How can you shift your divine masculine energy to balance and flow in more harmony with your divine feminine energy?

PORTAL CALENDAR (no live events this month!):

Portal Contribution | Livestream | A la Carte Workshop | Earth Calendar

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