Self Love

Self Love

Self Love is the most profound journey you can embark on. It is the shift from looking for love externally and to being the source of it internally. Only when this shift has started to move can you allow yourself to receive external sources of love to come to you and to be mirrored throughout your daily life. You may ask why? Well, because through this shift you deeply understand that you are LOVE. 

Self love is letting go of all fear, doubt, judgement and insecurities. Self love is finding a pure connection to your soul. Self love is holding yourself as sacred. It is giving yourself what you need to fulfill your purpose here on this planet. Self love is staying open. Self love is embracing your creativity. Self love is being vulnerable enough to find your strength. Self love is allowing flow. 

A Journey Through Self Love

A Journey Through Self Love

If you walked into a room filled with strangers, chances are you would gravitate towards Sara Moncrieff.  She has a very special type of energy that feels familiar, safe. It originates from her work as a radiant energy healer, shifter, and problem solver. She's a listener, a talk therapist, and meditation and yoga teacher. Although, it's hard to encompass everything she does because she views her cause as coming to life with love, and teaching people how to approach everything they do with love.  Sitting with Sara is a life-affirming, life-altering experience. She's the type of person that unblocks patters in your brain, and, ultimately your life. 

WHEN DID YOU BECOME AWARE OF YOUR ABILITY TO HEAL PEOPLE? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO PURSUE THIS CAREER? 

I believe I was born with the ability to heal. It's a conscious decision to stay open to love. That is what 'healing' is all about. We've altered the meaning quite a bit in society. But love is healing. 

CAN YOU EXPAND ON WHAT YOU DO? 

I'm a co-creator and collaborator. I have a private healing practice where I teach meditation and intuitive trainings. There are so many different components to it that it makes it hard for me to define. It's hands on healing, channeling, clairvoyance. Even simple things like sitting with someone and listening and showing compassion. I help energy move through their body. I help people who need one thing and lead them to another. I hear what a person needs before I even speak to them. I like to find peace in the chaos. We've entered a world of chaos and allowed ourselves to be dragged into it. Part of what I do is knowing how to breathe. I do it and I teach it.

WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT?

We all breathe. But I breathe consciously to keep things flowing, to keep moving where I am blocked and stuck. We all have blockages. So much of this has to do with being present in the moment and allowing energy to run through me rather then letting it sit on top of me like a weight. It's a huge challenge for me, (for all of us), but I know I have to keep letting go so I can deepen my relationship with my clients, and teach them what I am learning.

Besides that I breathe. I keep searching for truth by healing untruths that sit in my energetic body. I keep loving intensely. Also, I drink a A LOT of water.

 

 

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

I took psychology in university and surprise surprise, I didn’t love it. I always felt like something was missing. I kept thinking, 'this is boring and I don't get it.' Then I started working at yoga studio near my university, and  I met someone who told me about becoming a yoga teacher. I went to Bali to do just that. I was there for a year learning how to teach yoga in a way that was very extreme. It was a fast Vinyasa raising the fire in the body to purify it. I ended up moving to Toronto and I got a job at 889 Yoga moving from the front desk to the General Manager to finally being able to teach yoga and meditation. I shifted my focus from yoga to meditation to get into a more nuanced, subtle energy. Now I do workshops on meditation and I teach others how to meditate. I'm so interested in intuition and teaching people how to become intuitive. It's all there for us to be used.  

WHAT DO PEOPLE GET OUT OF YOUR WORK?

I think healing is recognizing blind spots and blockages in places where people are stuck. Places they wouldn't be able to see because people are so focused on their own experience. It's aligning yourself with your soul. Connecting your body and mind together. We're whole when we heal from our traumas and wounds.

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE LACKING TODAY?

How to truly love unconditionally. You can’t love anyone without loving yourself first. The things that stand out to me the most are compassion, patience and generosity. In order to be successful with the rules we’ve written in this society, we’ve had to compromise our humanity. We haven’t perfected the ‘being’ part of human being. Like compassion and generosity. You have to go on a journey to find out what your specific brand of love looks like. It's worth figuring out because it makes life easier. For example, a lot of people will dismiss themselves as an impatient person. But that's not true. They just haven't learned their style of patience yet. I aim to show people the limitation of the human mind so they can transcend it into their soul and spirit. 

WHAT IS SELF LOVE?

Self love. Wow it's a huge topic right now, but I will try to explain it as efficiently as possible. Self love is letting go of all fear, doubt, judgement, and insecurity. Self love is finding a pure connection to your soul. Self love is holding yourself as sacred. It's giving yourself  what you need to fulfill your purpose here on this planet. Self love is staying open. Self love is embracing your creativity. Self love is flow. 

A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT 'PURPOSE.' WHAT IS PURPOSE?

I think it's in your everyday actions. We don’t need to complicate it anymore. You can get really distracted on finding a purpose that you're already living. Your purpose could just be enjoying your experiences and sharing them with others. Your purpose is what you want present with you in each moment. We’re so mission statement driven that people think a purpose is your mission statement. My purpose is to be loved and to give love. I think it's simple enough. I can bring it into each moment. I can recognize when I’m living it and when I’m not. When I’m resisting love and being loved, and both of those are really hard. Here's the thing. I tried to complicate my purpose. I would try to add things to the energy of love. But the more I did that, the further away I got from what I was capable of doing. I got too into my head. Remember something: There are things you’re guided to doing which help you towards what you’re supposed to be doing.  Just let yourself be and as things come,  do them.

THIS IS MY CURIOSITY SPEAKING. BUT I HAVE THE NEED TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUL, CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE UNIVERSE. CAN YOU DEFINE THOSE? OR DO THEY SIMPLY EXIST?

The Soul is the expression of your heart. It's our individual path or purpose in this lifetime.

Consciousness is more about the 'spirit.' Something greater than us. It's ever present. There’s a method to the madness. We could spend our entire lives trying to contemplate the big picture and what is out there. It’s the Universe or God or the Cosmos or whatever you want to call it.

Soul is our connection and our spirit and that’s connected to the consciousness.

 

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO FOR LIFE?

The vastness of LOVE is the essence of life. Keeping going deeper.  If not now, when? 

 

 

 

CONNECT WITH SARA:

www.saramoncrieff.com

Words by: Lori Harito
Photography: Bettina Bogar

Who are you?

Who are you?

Integrity on the level of being.

We are all human beings. Who are you being? We have a choice in each moment to be who we truly are. As a healer and a teacher I will help you quiet the noise in your mind by connecting to your soul so that you can listen to the authentic voice deeper within. I will help you remove what is blocking your energy or where you are stagnant so you can see yourself clearly. When your thoughts, actions and your being are all in alignment - your body, mind and soul are fully integrated. Creating integrity at the highest level - the level of being. Allow yourself to breathe in to who you are.

Where do you go when you fall in love...

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Where do you go when you fall in love...

One of the most intriguing questions I have asked myself over the years is where exactly do you fall when you fall in love? Over the last 365 especially as i dive deeper into the world of healing and particularly with my training and teaching with Ria Ray. I have begun to integrate all of the experiences to find a way to try to explain. I want to start by giving my input on why it is usually associated with another person. It has become clear that our closest or most intimate relationships reflect a lot of our greatest lessons. So just like these relationships can show you where growth is necessary, they can also bring about the lesson you need to be able to open your heart more. Being able to trust and be vulnerable enough to see the world through a different lens. When you fall in love I believe you fall backwards into expansion and trust that you are exactly where you need to be. When we shut down that expansive feeling it makes it very easy to give in to the flow of life and that is when we tend to default into hopelessness. So when you find an opportunity to fall in love take it! Let it spread into your life! Warning: Do not allocate the love to any one person other then yourself...make yourself the source of love not any one or any experience. 

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Full Moon

Full Moon

The moon cycle is quite auspicious. It moves the tides of our bodies of water and also as we are 80% water it obviously affects us. All moons tend to bring about a lot of energy, they can signal chaotic times. They also represent a cycle completing itself. This specific full moon happens to mean a lot to me. It is a full moon in Gemini (my rising sign) ((if you have no idea what that means click here to learn more)) and it happens to be at the same time as my sun sign Sagittarius. Why any of this matters is because of what this moon represents. It highlights relationships in your life. Specifically calling for interdependent relationships rather than codependent relationships. These relationships teach you to keep an open heart while dealing with the complications of working with other human beings. So give yourself permission to learn while you love. Do not be afraid of getting it wrong...only be afraid of not talking about getting it wrong. 

Pause

Pause

Integrate mind body and spirit. Use your breath to bring yourself into the present moment. Take a deep breath through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Three in a row. Repeat as needed.

What is Peace?

What is Peace?

The Heart wants love, the Mind wants to protect, the Body wants movement and the Soul wants peace. I personally believe that when the heart, the mind, the body and the soul are connected and actually integrated - that is peace. Peace which gives you the liberation to feel and release areas where the ego sits; there is no room for the ego in peace. Let's integrate and allow the expansion into peace.