INNER ALCHEMY | karen johnson

Category: Somatic | Trauma

Kindness and Compassion Expands Consciousness

  Kindness finds us and instantly can light us up. A simple remark.  Sometimes even a metaphoric wink can shake us out of a darker place. A smile can bring us a little relief and a breath we didn’t realize was there. It reminds us that we are okay, even when things feel all wrong or […]

Love the Fire of the Flame

Life begins in a breath of love for most. Spiritual teachings gently guide us back to love as the starting point. Love is complex. Love is simple. Some run to it and others run from it. Love defines us, divides us but always unites us. Love can be the lamp for eternal gateways into unexplored […]

Combatting Fear… One Step at a Time

Let’s try an experiment. Think of something that scares you. It doesn’t have to be big, it’s not the size of the fear that matters. It’s your reaction or intensity that it produces.   Selection For each of us it will be a different. Remember, things that initially appear the smallest and most insignificant can […]

Tears Promote Healing and Health

There is a natural healing power to tears. It’s an organic process that our body has designed to protect us from external physical irritants and to release emotions: frustration, grief, sadness, anxiety as well as joy, relief… tears modulate our inner thermostat. While we feel a profound difference when experiencing joy or sadness, grief or […]

Lexicon of Body Sensations

Our bodies constantly communicate with us. I’m thirsty, hungry, hot, tired, or in pain. Sometimes the signals are incredibly obvious or it can be subtle messages. We may be consciously aware of them or we may not notice them at all.   Definition A sensation is a physical feeling in the body. Sensation language describes […]

Grounded and Embodied Living

The first step in taking care of ourselves and our energetic system is to ground.

How? Take responsibility for our vibration (thoughts, feelings and emotions) and tune into a higher vibration to influence the actions, behaviours and choices we make. Higher frequencies give out vibrations of peace, acceptance, creativity, joy and love.

Love, Relationships and How We Connect

Many of us have been a little confused about love. You might have spent your childhood feeling unwanted, unloved or believing you had to perform or achieve in order to deserve love.
We may feel a sense of lack: a hidden belief of not having enough love to give. That belief can foster the delusion of being unlovable, unloved or cut off from love. Or, that there might not be enough to go around for us.

Somatic Experiencing… Healing Early Imprints and Developmental Trauma

Trauma happens.  Generally lasts a short period but if not dealt with wounds can last a lifetime. It can result from fairly benign situations, i.e., routine medical procedures which can impact us as emotional, and physical abuse does. A one-time incident or repeated occurrence. The young are especially vulnerable as their brains and bodies are […]