Difficult physical and emotional sensations can often be overwhelming as our mind becomes like a little hamster seeking for solutions. This busyness obstructs real healing as we only cycle through our up and down coping mechanisms. Whether you suffer from emotional pain or physical pain, or are struggling with both, a daily sitting practice will help, as this will gradually reveal the layers of habituated coping mechanisms that do not serve you. 

  • By making a commitment to  attune to your breath in meditation you can begin to witness what the mind is doing with the pain.
  • By writing down any sensations, feelings, and stories in a journal you can gradually begin to accept and recognize that you have choice and that you can heal. 

The biggest hurdle to establish a practice is ‘the resistance to this simplicity’ as the  seeking and chasing for the new and the novel ‘pseudo relief’ solutions will continue to tickle and seduce the mind into temporary fixes. Understand that anxiety and depression signals a loss of authentic expression and that any pain are your invitation to heal.

To heal #stepbystep

It is #goodnews that it is within our power to heal.  The paradox is that to heal , the process that is effective is counter intuitive to the malware of coping mechanisms we usually turn to.  To heal, restore, and transform depression into beauty, we have to begin by examine the paradox of fixes and improvement themes that we have normalized and that are reactionary.  They may provide temporary  ‘relief’ , but any chasing ultimately obscures real healing. The chasing only mask the countless parade of placebos that keeps the mind preoccupied.

To begin to heal #rightnow

To heal from anxiety and depression we must begin to observe our own aversions and what we give chase to. It is these sensations that are creating the very pulse of our felt contractions and expansions.    Meditation and  writing are the tools that can help us better understand and express  these sensations and the feelings they inform as we put our stories to paper.  With a daily commitment to our own awareness training we gradually restore a willingness to attune to what is simple and direct, and in process the ‘reset to being’ effectively takes root.

This commitment to a direct observation of our own process is fundamental to begin to heal. By choosing to create space for a daily meditation practice we begin to witness the field of all changing phenomena. With a clear and vivid awareness in meditation we can  begin to notice the sensations that are immediate and direct.  By direct observation we discover the phenomenal world of sensations that inform our feelings and emotions.  We witness how do they come and go, and how do they move through us, and  we begin to experience reality as a play of energies and aliveness.

To heal by applying a #simplemethod

The movement to make our process conscious is truly a cry to restore ourselves into our felt and experiential wholeness. It is a call for liberation from the dark and difficult spaces within ourselves that are experienced as confusing.  As we begin to witness  any aversion or any clinging to the changing  phenomena in life, we recognize that they do not need to pin us down.  In process we begin to see the conditioned and habituated response pattern of the mind that micro and macro life for safety and outcomes. As you observe this phenomena you starve out the old wiring to create new wiring  that are more subtle and prior to any labeling.

To create a #healingspace is #possible

It is truly possible to create a safe space for all the hurt and pain that you are tired of burying, to hide nothing from yourself, and to accept all you are. To gradually make peace with all that you are, inside and out.  In your mediation the practice is to always let everything be as it is. Notice if you perhaps feel afraid of the intensity of feeling, of the raw honesty of pure sensations, or maybe you are trembling from overwhelm of an inner storm. Choose to pause and breath, and be present and aware to the subtlest sensation and notice the impact it has on your emotions, while choosing to have no resistance to the phenomena arising.

The #narratives of self and other that obstruct our #ability #toheal

Begin to notice the many stories of self that these sensations give rise to. They may overcome you with self-doubt, shame, and mental fogginess,  or have you give chase to a particular state of perfectionism, through a craving for a state of  happiness and elation. By practicing being on point we can lean into these edges safely and mine the experiential sensory confusion for greater understanding. This allows us to learn  about the phenomena of hurt and pain that we experience as overwhelming.  In process we become aware of our reactive and wishful narratives that obstructs a clear view and authentic expression.

Whenever there is a preference, there is an egoic chase and attachment to a particular phenomena #outcome. In meditation we become aware of this. Karma is simply the amount of conditioning you have become identified with. When we avert or give chase to anything, this  movement unseen, obscure our ability to be present and equanimous in a state of continuous non resistance to what is at all times. Freedom is simply you, accepting and receiving life in its entirety, as you are.

Meditation for #bestoutcome

True meditation is having no preference to any sensation. Stay with the field of change. Recognize the reactive entrapment of future or past tenses.  Witness the ever changing phenomena of thoughts and emotions. Simply be with what is and notice any hindrances that may appear without having a preference.

Meditation give the #bestvalue and gives you access to the connected life = #morelife

When you are ready to lean consciously into the hurt, through direct one on one process, and to starve out  more of the old wiring, send me an email to begin sessions via #skype or in person. Together we can begin to examine the common hindrances and tease apart how they appear in your life. The dark and the difficult resolves quickly if we do not avoid it. Weekly sessions with a skilled therapist and a daily commitment to a meditation practice gradually reveals the coping mechanisms and allows for real healing. #youareworthit

All phenomena is empty; there is no substance to your thoughts and sensations.



    • a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs.
    • a measure designed merely to calm or please someone.




About n h english

Natasha English is a Transpersonal / Nondual Therapist with a private practice in West Vancouver, BC. Since 2007 she has taken a psychosomatic approach to healing and personal development.
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