Ellen SutherlandListen to Ellen's teaching recorded from ACIM Gather on PalTalk, March 12th, 2006
An experiential evening
Ellen employs the famous
who we all know here at ACIM Gather
by her dedicated Guest Teaching
every Thursday at 10:30am ET
of the Daily Workbook Lesson
& Daily Textbook Reading
as well as her Thur. Eve.
as Dr David Hawkins
The Sedona Method:
References: The Sedona Method Hale Dwoskin and Happiness is Free, Hale Dwoskin and Lester Levenson ;also check out The Power of Letting Go by Patricia Carrington.
This is a simple tool…use all the time
1a) On a scale* of 0 -no fear to 10 -maximum fear you could ever feel, give this situation a number. b) Always ask that whatever you do be for the Highest Good (humility= don’t know what is the right outcome; sets ego aside).
2) What is your purpose for doing this work. Just ask yourself and leave the answer to the Inner Silence.
3a) Focus on an issue that you would like to feel better about – (there is only Love or fear) Once you have it and feel the fear,
b) Ask 3 questions:-
i) Could I let this go? This feeling? Could I if I wanted to? Yes or no… must be the truth. Could I allow this feeling to be here and to welcome it?
ii) Would I let this go? Am I willing to let it go? Would I rather have this feeling or would I rather be free?
iii) When (will I let it go)? This is an invitation or a reminder to let it go in the now (be aware how you may want to guilt-trip yourself if your answer is a 'no'. This question is merely to bring your willingness into the now). (Could I? Would I? When?)
4. Check scale … where are you in your scale of fear feeling? Is it lower? Gone? Repeat when there is any fear left. This is often so. Aim = Zero fear.
5. If the fear is too big for you to feel/believe you can let it go. Do this as well. Map the feeling in your body. By this I mean, notice where it is and where it is not, so that you can feel its effects in the physical. Is the feeling it in your jaw, neck, back, diaghram, stomach, jittery arms or legs? some of those places or all of them?? Next, pick one area and ask yourself the Sedona questions. So you are asking to let go of a tiny bit. decrease the size of the feeling to a portion that you really know you can release and release that. Then notice your S.U.D.S. scale - usually much lower, now find another tiny piece. It is the willingness to release that unravels the hold these feeling 'seem' to have on us. We are learning they have no hold by experiencially dropping them at will. Ensure you hold Holy Spirit in your mind to assist you in your willingness and remember what Jesus said to us in the Course:-
Dr. Hawkins the Office Series, Depression.
As we watch our minds, it dawns on us that fear is occurring in our own consciousness, rather than outside of us and so we only address it there. We let go of wanting to deal with the particular event and focus instead on its source in consciousness -the field of fear or energy of fear.
How?Ask that Holy Spirit be with you to assist and ask that this work be for the Highest Good.
About Ellen Sutherland
Ellen assists people committed to living a spiritual life,
whether they have newly discovered it or are a long-time
The emphasis of her work is on the doing, the practicing, the living. Her focus is on utilizing spiritual concepts, precepts and teachings and applying them to daily life.
Even experienced seekers can get stuck. And for a novice, it can be difficult to simply find a suitable path, much less to deal with crises. We believe our thoughts. We believe the illusion. It seems that we cannot put into practice what it is we are committed to learn. This can be a time to search out tutoring assistance.
Spiritual Tutoring is used to:
We can become blocked or stuck in many ways. A few examples may be found on the Blocks page.
Ellen's purpose is to help you clarify and identify the issue or issues you are facing. Once these are identified, she can offer tools and techniques needed to erase and let go or surrender the challenge.
She will encourage and assist you to develop skills - skills
that generalize into all areas of your life, not only the particular issue at
hand. Almost always, she will assist you
She will consistently encourage you to develop trust in and rely on the Inner Teacher waiting within us all.
**************************My commitment is to encourage my self and others to embrace their spiritual practices, or religious studies. "Practices" is the operative word here, as I encourage living our spirituality. Whether this practice is to be kind, to look past error, to ask for the Truth of a situation, I focus on the development of commitment, unwavering commitment. May each of us continuously hear the Voice of our Inner Teacher.
I have worked with groups, individual clients and students in a teaching and clinical setting since the late 1980's. I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and spent ten years in this role as a teacher and as a pain and stress-management consultant, for a private rehabilitation company and in my private practice. This work with individuals and groups has addressed the various forms of pain we experience as human beings: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
In addition to cognitive behavioral therapy, I was trained at Scarborough General Hospital, Child and Family Clinic, in play therapy and adolescent art therapy. My training focused on working with emotionally disturbed children and their families.
I have considerable experience in the design and delivery of workshops and courses that revolve around topics such as:
Holy Spirit drew me to energy work in 1985 and I consequently trained in Therapeutic Touch and Polarity therapy and Reiki. I was initiated in 1994 as a 5th generation teacher and master of Reiki, and since my initiation, Reiki has been my sole energy work of choice (see Shining Out page if interested in further details about my journey with Reiki). As a Reiki Master, I teach first and second degree classes, and have trained and initiated three Masters.
My tutoring role grew in the context of working with students
and colleagues who were striving to live a spiritual life. Many sought
assistance from me when they bumped up against challenges on their spiritual
journey. It is through Reiki and my own spiritual path that I developed a strong
practice of setting my personal or small self aside and sought the guidance and
words of Holy Spirit. I offer myself as a tutor, in service to the Infinite
Creator and humankind. May my work be for the Highest Good.
as the Gentle Loving Lightbringer
who is dedicated to bringing
Clarity and Right Perception
to All in the Sonship for
Our Highest Good.
Her dedication and commitment to the