VESSEL

Vessel

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you got.”

-Janis Joplin

Vessel In2it! Card 1B

Vessel

You are not alone.

You are welcome here.

FEEL In2it!

It.

Your body. Your temple. Your VESSEL.

I grew up Catholic and I kept a couple of beliefs:

“God lives in each of us.”

“God loves everyone.”

These 2 beliefs helped me survive a crazy childhood.

I never really felt alone.

I thought God was with me all the time.

I believed that deep down inside everyone was ‘good’.

Even the bullies were just softies on the inside.

What I never understood, though, was

“Why do we need to dress up to go to church

since God sees us naked?”

“Why should I be ashamed of my body,

when God Loves Me?”

 

Your body is your vessel.

Your body is Sacred.

Your body is wise, intelligent, forgiving and resilient.

Believing your body is a sacred temple

goes against most religions.

Fortunately my ‘child mind’

didn’t swallow the myth whole

that we were ‘kicked out of the garden’,

the Garden of Eden.

Fortunately my INNOCENCE (inner-sense)

is stronger than cultural body shaming.

Especially being born female!

Just Like YOU!

I was taught to NOT listen to my intuition.

I was taught to deny my body sensations.

Mind over matter.

Just like you!

I was taught to believe what I saw on the screen,

or read in a book, instead of what I already knew.

 

You do know how to nurture yourself.

You do know how to nourish yourself.

You KNOW your body better than anyone else.

YOU are the expert of your VESSEL.

What if, for this moment, you believe-

-YOU are holy?

-YOU are whole?

-YOU are perfect the way you are?

If you want to change to become

MORE of who you are, Go In2it!

If you want to change

because you think you’re

TOO MUCH, or NOT ENOUGH…

PLEASE pause and reflect.

 

Life’s too short;

even though you have all the time in the world.

Reflect.

You KNOW your vessel better than anyone else!

You know how you when you stub your toe,

you grab it?

You know how when you nick your finger,

you kiss it?

You grab your toe to slow down the bruise.

You kiss your finger, ‘cuz your saliva is healing.

FEEL In2it! Your intuition sneaks up on you!

Vessel In2it! Card

If you pulled VESSEL

It’s time to love on your body.

It’s time to listen to your body sensations.

Your vessel is like an expensive violin.

Tune your strings and you’ll make music when

you sigh, laugh or hum a tune.

Turn up the Volume!

Instead of numb, you desire to be SENSITIVE.

Validate your desires, preferences,

hunches, whims, instincts.

Your vessel is more than 80% water.

Water responds to the slightest movement.

Sensitivity is your SUPER POWER!

Feel In2it!

 

Drink MORE water.

Sing more. Sigh more. Laugh more.

It strengthens your vessel!

Give more hugs.

Every hug you give-gives you back a hug!

Give what you want to receive.

YOUR VESSEL KNOWS YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

Published by

Carola Marashi M.A.

Right now is an exciting time to be alive. We live in a state of paradox. We have the abundance of technology at our fingertips. Despite our ability to connect to the world of people, places and information, depression, PTSD, and addiction plague humanity. As western medicine fails to serve human resilience and wholeness, natural plant medicine demonstrates shocking success in alcoholism, autism, and ‘treatment resistant depression’. Integration is how we find center in the midst of chaos. As adults we know change is our only constant. Integration therapy is the process of honoring our innocence, standing in our integrity, responding over reacting, and knowing our presence is our greatest gift to humanity. We become stronger from conflict when we face our fears, wrestle our monsters, and own our potential. “It’s not what happens to you, it what you do with your life experiences that make you who you are.” Psychedelic medicine is proven to be 80% effective in treating human suffering. It’s possible that distress is the fragmentation of our soul and healing is weaving our wisdom, accepting our humanness and integrating our mind, body, and spark of life. Transpersonal Psychology bridges the gap of science and spirituality; honoring that we are spirits having our human experience. As a Transpersonal Therapist, I help you melt fear and resistance for rapid evolution. As an Ordained Minister, I understand that being human is a spiritual practice. As a published author, I advocate speaking your truth. Despite a chaotic childhood I was blessed to encounter psychedelics in my youth. In the absence of belonging to family, home and consistency, I found an abundance of synchronicity and Spirituality. My knowledge of science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition provides structure and a solid foundation. My Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology offers tools of integration to live through PTSD, depression and addictions. I am the author of Sensual Eating and In2it! Trust Your Intuition Deck and Guide, and am the co-founder of Body Choir Community Ecstatic Dance (1994) in Austin, Houston, Sante Fe and Ashland training facilitators around the globe.

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