A collection of resources to inspire a natural, balance and simple living.
The challenges we face in life can reveal to us ways we have given our power away to our own limiting beliefs, other people's beliefs, or to painful experiences in our past. I call the process of taking back that power Reclaiming Ourselves. It is a reclamation of what was always ours - our freedom to be ourselves. This happens naturally as we grow and experience life, but can also happen when we take a moment to reflect on a challenge that currently makes us feel stuck and are open to moving through it by seeing it more clearly.
How do we see the root cause of an issue more clearly?
In my own life, I've relied on animal and nature symbolism for clarity and insight. Seeing a horse, symbolic of freedom, would remind me to connect to the feeling of inner freedom. An image of a colorful hummingbird would immediately bring joy to my heart and remind me to live in the moment. A crab on the beach, with its hard shell, has become a symbolic reminder of being protected. Seeing a donkey, known throughout time for its loyalty and endurance, reminds of its symbolism of being safe wherever I'm at on my journey.
What I love about animal symbolism is that it can be seen and directly experienced. The joy we feel when we see a butterfly is different than awe we feel if we see an owl, or the curiosity we might feel looking at a snail. Each embodies an energy we can learn from, and each can reconnect us to something in ourselves.
In these sessions I use a deck of cards called the Animal Spirit deck, created by Kim Krans, author of The Wild Unknown book and cards. The sessions begin with bringing up what issue you would like more clarity on, for example fear of starting a new job or a challenge with a coworker. With the intention of seeing the issue more clearly, I pick a card from the deck. The powerful imagery of the card gives some perspective and insight to the issue. Instead of feeling stuck in an old pattern, we move through it first with self compassion, in order to break through the cycle of self-judgement that keeps us from feeling worthy of love and belonging, and then with "letting it out" by expressing what we really feel about it. By moving through what felt sticky, the challenge feels smaller and we feel more empowered to move forward.
Sessions are 30 mins and are conducted by video. They are held on weekdays and Saturdays at 11am, 12pm, 2.30pm and 5:30pm.
Note: these sessions are available for women only.
Valid for 6 months, changes & cancellations can be made up until the day before.
If you are a service provider, there is the option of a gift swap: swapping a session for an experience of comparable value.
Conscious Living is a community platform created to inspire natural, balanced and simple living in Bahrain founded by Mashael Fakhro, an environmentalist and coach with a love for living a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and drawing inspiration from its beauty and resilience.
The Conscious Living platform began as a listing of local resources such as plant-based cafes, complimentary healing services, public parks and spaces, natural skincare and self care, and resources to enable an environmentally conscious lifestyle at consciouslivingbh.com.
It has grown to include a store for inspirational resources such as zines and prints, a workshop series and coaching to facilitate people's lifestyle changes, and community circles, events and experiences. To be informed of upcoming community events please click here.