Liz Smith ~ Founder of Awaken to Life
Meditation Teacher . Intuitive 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 connection and wholeness within yourself, whilst remaining connected in relationship to your family, working life and greater community.
I spent years looking for the missing piece that would bring ease, beauty and meaning to my life. I found myself on an endless search for the healing that would take away feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm. Alongside this search, a commitment to conscious practices in meditation, breath, body and energy work naturally evolved. In time I came to experience the truth; the spaciousness and peace I longed for was always here, it is who I am (and it is who you are).
Today I create spaces in which others can awaken inner spaciousness and cultivate conscious tools to navigate life with greater ease. Through meditation workshops and journeys, retreats and individual mentoring, I share heart awakening practices that support women of all ages to deepen their relationship to themselves and Life.
In being present to your inner experience, you can witness the mental and emotional impressions kept alive with habitual attention. With growing awareness, you can re-orient toward your true essence and engage in a life that is unfolding right here and now.
It is my hope that the offerings here gift you the spaciousness to experience your truth, awakening you to the potential of being who you are.
“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?
Beyond self-inquiry, transformation requires the commitment to and application of conscious tools (meditation, breathwork, bodywork) to facilitate a conscious relationship with your Self and Life. Awaken to Life offers space in which to be present to your inner experience and cultivate practices to remain present to your outer world with integrity and authenticity.
AN ONGOING JOURNEY
Until a few years ago, I was too busy to see what was right here. Gratefully a fleeting yet defining moment in 2012, facilitated a shift in consciousness, momentarily enabling me to experience myself as I truly am.
Through the cultivation and application of simple practices (fostering self-awareness, self-inquiry and self-healing), I found the courage to stop ignoring the less comfortable experiences of fear, sadness and unworthiness as they arose. In doing so the impulse to numb, distract or fix uncomfortable feelings lessened. I discovered emotions are an invitation to be present and observe my mind’s unconscious patterning; they are a portal to awaken to who you truly are!
Today my heart awakening journey continues. 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 support my sensitive body with sound, breath and movement. I’ve released the achiever and perfectionist in me. I follow my knowing.
In holding my experience this way, I’ve grown my capacity to hold space for my children and all people to awaken to who they are. This is how we create a new world together, one by one we step out of the conditioning of our mind and choose to be who we know we truly are.
How do you remember who you are in a culture that seduces you to forget? You come to experience yourself with a curious and open heart.
Awaken to 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.
Do you wish to immerse in practices that cultivate authentic connection?
Attend a Sound Meditation or retreat. Learn more here.
1:1 mentoring for those who desire individual support + practical guidance. Learn more here.
LIZ SMITH | Founder of Awaken to Life, Coach, Mentor, Meditation Teacher, Group Facilitator.
Liz brings empathy and warmth to the inner work of self-awareness, inner spaciousness, self-healing and awakening to facilitate authentic empowerment in daily life. Through classes, retreats and individual sessions, 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.