Liz Smith ~ Founder of The Connected Life
Meditation Teacher . Life Coach . Mentor . Group Facilitator
As a mother of three children, I understand both the challenges and desire for a more spacious and balanced life. A life where it is possible to experience wholeness and connection within yourself, whilst remaining connected in relationship to your family, working life and greater community. Admittedly I spent years looking for the missing piece that would bring balance, peace and meaning to my life. I searched for the healing that would take away feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm.
Then one day I realized the spaciousness and peace I longed for is who I am (and it is who you are).
In being present to your moment to moment inner experience, you can witness the mental and emotional impressions kept alive with habitual attention. When given space to be, bringing awareness to that which is uncomfortable, you can experience your Self as aware presence, the space in which mental and emotional stories and sensations arise. When present to your whole Self, not rejecting any part of the human experience, you gather gifts of self-healing that grow your capacity to navigate life as you are. It is my hope that the offerings here gift you the spaciousness to experience the truth of this for yourself.
“It takes immense courage to slow down.”
It takes courage to stop and inquiry into the self that feeds the experience of busyness, over-committing, self-loathing, maddening mind chatter and an array of other habits that keep you disconnected from who you truly are.
Creating the space to ask questions and get to the truths in your life, can be a deeply illuminating and often painful process. You may find yourself asking…
What am I not willing to feel?
What is my truth?
Who am I when I stay right here?
What is right here and now?
The Connected Life offers space in which to be present to your experience; for those ready to explore their inner world with the intention of navigating their outer world with integrity and authenticity.
Until a few years ago, I was too busy to see what was right here. Gratefully a fleeting yet defining moment in 2012, allowed me to fully witness the extent to which I had become trapped in my own story.
In cultivating simple inward practices, I found the courage to stop ignoring the less comfortable experiences of fear, sadness and unworthiness as they arose in me. In doing so I witnessed a lessening of my mind’s impulse to numb, distract or fix uncomfortable feelings. I discovered that emotions are an invitation to be present and observe my mind’s limiting beliefs. They are a portal to awaken to who you truly are!
Today my heart continues to awaken. I’ve become kinder towards myself and others. I’ve slowed down. I turn to nature’s beauty to reconnect. I have found my rhythm in natural cycles. I’ve released the achiever and perfectionist in me. I remember (and forget) love is my true nature and the nature of all things. I’m learning to love from a place that asks nothing of you.
In holding my experience this way, I’ve grown my capacity to hold space for my children and all people to be who they are. This is how a new world awakens, one by one we step out of the conditioning of our mind and be who we are. I’m honoured to accompany you on your unique journey of awakening to who you are.
How do you reconnect in a culture that seduces us to disconnect from our mind, body and soul? You come to experience yourself whole.
The Connected Life facilitates transformation through meaningful relationship with yourself and life in the present. Each offering is held as a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing space to facilitate inner spaciousness, awareness and connection. When you create space to pay attention to your inner experience, you stay open to the wisdom, insight and unique healing that is available each moment you choose to be present.
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BIO ~ Liz Smith is a certified coach, meditation teacher, group facilitator and founder of The Connected Life.
Liz brings empathy and warmth to the inner work of self-awareness, soul awareness and spirit connection alongside the shifts required to facilitate authentic empowerment in daily life. As an Intuitive Life Coach and Meditation Teacher, Liz shares her love of cultivating simple practices in meditation, breath and body work, self-inquiry and self-healing to support others to embody who they are and experience more beauty, ease and meaning in life.