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Embracing Wholeness

By Cat Caracelo
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Wholeness…such a big word to embrace. What is it? Wholeness is everything that is contained within, present and acknowledged to be part of or held within the space of something: a whole day, a whole book, a whole loaf, a whole life. Wholeness includes the pieces and parts of the thing, ingredients that have come […]

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FEEL Method: Exploring Emotional Literacy

By Cat Caracelo
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Exploring emotional intelligence and literacy through the years, I have over time developed a process called FEEL that provides a clear way to uncover stuck, unexpressed or unwanted emotions and create new understanding. Because emotional knowledge is a rich inner resource of understanding, resiliency and communication, learning how to FEEL is a whole self, active participation endeavor. FEEL = Focused Experience with Emotional Literacy I […]

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Chasing Dragons: Grief, Addiction and Finding Light

By Cat Caracelo
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Recently I was asked to write this article and I was surprised to find it difficult, the hard stuff is always complicated. Rubbing up against grief is always about touching a deep place that may carry fragments of pain…even when healing has happened the pain can still be felt. It is illuminating to feel and face, reconnect […]

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Seeing Through + Clearing a Path

By Cat Caracelo
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Clearing a path, seeing through and making space… There is something special about a time of claiming and making space, this year it is claiming the time to enjoy the crisp weather. Getting outside to feel the breeze. The sunsets are beautiful…and night is falling dark earlier and earlier. I find that I want extra space […]

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Wisdom Language

By Cat Caracelo
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As a child I went to an extraordinary dance school. It was called the Temple of the Wings, a sacred space near Berkeley, California, where I grew up. It was a magical building and grounds, classical with a central open piazza, 30 foot columns, surrounded by gardens and flanked by studio spaces and a private home. My […]

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Archetypal Energies of the Healer

By Cat Caracelo
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 Exploring the qualities and energies of the Healer as a universal archetype is like embarking on a very long sea voyage. An odyssey that moves us past the edges of our oceans, through time and space, into a flickering cosmos of moving images where life, light and darkness swirl. Like spiral galaxies gathering all of […]

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Narrative Poetry and Art

By Cat Caracelo
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This poem is an unfolding narrative that emerged spontaneously as I was working with several pieces of art that were lying around my studio space. When I am gathering and breathing into something new, it is valuable to find words that allow me to feel more deeply what I am seeking and finding. A narrative poem can be a new […]

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Honoring the Hermit Archetype

By Cat Caracelo
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I am a hermit though and through. A long time fence sitter between introvert and extrovert, I love being alone. I also enjoy companionship and connection. Indeed I have many deep, delightful and fulfilling relationships. As a depth coach, mentor and teacher I am artfully engaged in guiding and working with individuals. Much of my […]

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Mythic Rivers: Creative Expression and Embodiment (Part 2)

By Cat Caracelo
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The symbol of water invites us to listen. We listen with our water bodies and align our breath with stillness so that we can hear the call of the waters. We listen through our emotions, as feelings flow we ride the waves of stormy seas and find our way into new territories. We feel the effect […]

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Mythic Rivers: The Symbolic Language of Water (Part 1)

By Cat Caracelo
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We know our sacred waters, we dwell within them and feel them from the inside out and the outside in. The waters within our bodies touch the waters of this world, connecting form to form and flow to flow. Our tears, like dousing rods move us and help us to find our way through grief. We […]

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