The Spirit of Inclusion

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The Spirit of Inclusion

Facilitating Belonging in those with Developmental “Disabilities” Inclusion begins with how we feel and see others I was sipping a cup of tea at the Prince George airport while awaiting my flight, and a memorable experience crossed my path. A TV was showing an exciting horse race which no one was paying attention to. I enjoy watching horse racing. As much as I struggle with the way the horses are treated, I find the call “down the stretch” to be one of the most exhilarating sporting spectacles. While it appeared everyone was more interested in their beverage and conversations, one young man was clearly intoxicated by the race. He ran to the TV, stood in front of it, jumping up and down, cheering the horses, completely […]

Using the Mirror ~ Reclaiming the Gifts of Your Shadow Side

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Using the Mirror ~ Reclaiming the Gifts of Your Shadow Side

The moment you no longer need the world to be any different than the way it is right now, you are most empowered to create change. This empowerment comes only through taking full responsibility for who you are instead of projecting it outward onto the world. Projection happens when you don’t fully own certain aspects of your Self. Whatever you do not own, known as your dark or shadow side, you in fact fear. Your fear stems from your past conditioning where you were taught on some level to be some things, and not to be others. As a result, you disowned certain aspects of your Self, suppressing them into the dark. But whatever you have denied, or can’t be with within, you cannot be […]