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THE WATERS WE SWIM IN: A HEALING RITUAL of TRANSFORMATION

Here is all the information about the healing work of The Waters We Swim In. I would love nothing more than to see you fully

THE WATERS WE SWIM IN: A HEALING RITUAL of TRANSFORMATION
Here is all the information about the healing work of The Waters We Swim In. I would love nothing more than to see you fully flower in your purpose as a human being, an artist, whatever you dream of most deeply in your heart of hearts. How beautiful! Especially in this strange global pandemic time, in which we have all suffered a collective trauma, we need healing at a soul level more than ever. 

What's wonderful is how powerful it is that when we heal, we also help our family and community heal. This is how we change the world, healing ourselves and letting the ripples spread outward.

THE WATERS WE SWIM IN: A HEALING RITUAL of TRANSFORMATION
Here is all the information about the healing work of The Waters We Swim In. I would love nothing more than to see you fully flower in your purpose as a human being, an artist, whatever you dream of most deeply in your heart of hearts. How beautiful! Especially in this strange global pandemic time, in which we have all suffered a collective trauma, we need healing at a soul level more than ever.
 
What's wonderful is how powerful it is that when we heal, we also help our family and community heal. This is how we change the world, healing ourselves and letting the ripples spread outward.

 
IS THIS YOU?
Hey hello there, beautiful, sensitive, creative human!
You're highly sensitive, empathic.
Youve always known there was something special awaiting you.

  • You worry that despite your best efforts youll miss your true calling
  • You feel like finding answers is sometimes so elusive that you wonder if youll ever figure it out.

Or MAYBE, you feel like you have things pretty well figured out but still...

  • theres this niggling sense that you arent quite fully there. You know you wont rest until you feel youve completely become the very best version of yourself.

You want to live fully aligned, heart, mind, spirit for purpose.

  • You want to feel healed and whole.
  • You want to feel inspired and inspire others.
  • You have a profound feeling theres something you were meant to do.
  • You wonder, why is it so hard to find what IT is?
  • You wonder, is it really possible to live like that? 

What if instead of living with uncertainty, you knew that:

  • you could live your life totally sure that you were really living to your fullest potential
  • completely confident that you were doing the work you were meant to do in this life
  • each day is a magnificent expression of your fullest, most sovereign creative self

 

THE MANY THINGS YOUVE TRIED:
Youve been in therapy (maybe more than one kind), done journaling (countless pages of searching), gone on retreats, read a librarys worth of self help books, made vision boards, gone on pilgrimages, bullet journaling, and so on. I get it. So many things! Ive been there right along with you. Sometimes you may wonder, didnt I already deal with this? Why aren't I further along
 
WHY THOSE THINGS DIDNT WORK:
First of all; It isnt you. You havent done anything wrong. Living fully, passionately and in total alignment with your most profound gifts isnt an obvious thing. Our true gifts have frequently been negated for much of our lives. Career paths laid out for us by well meaning guidance counselors or family have been too narrow, too safe. There may be things hiding back there in family stories, history, even inter-generationally, that are part of a way of being that you may not even know is influencing you, holding you back. People didnt ask us the RIGHT questions. We didnt even know how to ask ourselves the right questions.
 
But now is YOUR time!
Learning how to live in a place of deep purpose and joy is less about the externals most people associate with finding our way to success. What makes the difference is the deep magic of committing learning who you really are, throwing the doors open wide to knowing what your unique gifts are so that you can do the great work of this life, the work that only you can do and making room and giving yourself permission to own your own gifts, your very place in this sparkling universe. The world needs your gifts. Your offerings.. You are called to create them from your own dear heart AND in part because others need what you alone can offer.

UNCOVER YOUR GIFTS & START LIVING YOUR PURPOSE:
The key to discovering and owning your gifts is to uncover the hidden/dormant/latent so you can learn how to make the best of them for yourself and in service to others. To do this, you need to be in a liminal space where we witness and heal; excavate and celebrate. A place where your gifts come into the full light of consciousness. Most of all, a place where you give yourself permission to live in this expansive space, now and forever. The answers are all inside you and you can access them. Water is just this sort of space.

THE WATERS WE SWIM IN: A HEALING RITUAL of TRANSFORMATION is a way for you to step into this space and to experiences a guided process of surrendering to self realization through profound healing of the deepest wounds in conjunction with reconnection to the unique gifts each of us possesses, which when ignited, gives purpose and meaning to our lives.

WHY ME? 
Im Hillary. For much of my life, I felt like I was living a short distance from my actual life. I often felt that my skin didnt fit me, that I didnt deserve anything good. Occasionally, Id have a vague recollection of feeling powerful, magical, intuitive and creative but that feeling would vanish into thin air almost as soon as I noticed it. I was constantly searching for answers. I thought the only  way to fix my lost feeling was to ask some mythical right person, who I was and what I should do. I was looking for rescue, to be fixed. It took me years to figure out that what I was searching for was right here inside me. Once I made  up my mind and gave myself the space and permission to live fully and joyfully in my true purpose, I have lived just that way… and its been downright magical. Every day is more expansive, more creative, more full of love. 

Im an interdisciplinary artist, meditation teacher and healer, recovering creative, empath and highly sensitive person. I grew up on the ocean (literally) on the East Coast sailing, swimming and mucking about in nature. I was a lifeguard and swimming coach for the Special Olympics.  Im a certified Tarot card reader, energy and Reiki healer,  and a former candidate in a Masters program in Clinical Psychology. I started teaching mindfulness in 2008. My business clients include Fortune 500 companies, top hospitals, prominent law firms, financial concerns and NPOs. I also have coaching clients across the globe. 
My photography, immersive installations and transformational, embodied practices have two main strands: the investigation of tensions and challenges created when drastic upheavals transform or destroy delicate beauty; and, helping others evolve and expand their capacity for love, abundance, and creativity. I have a background in photojournalism and documentary photography. Im a Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Contemporary Photography and an MFA Candidate in the Department of Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
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DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: We do four sessions of well-being/mindfulness coaching via Zoom. I use all the tools at my disposal for asking you powerful questions. This prepares us for your big day in the water. The day arrives, we meet at the beach before the sun rises. We meet by the water. where you will experience healing meditation and intention setting. We go into the water so you can heal and transform, stepping into a new glorious sense of yourself and your place in the universe. We come  out of the water for a ritual of witnessing and celebrating. Within three hours you then receive a set of images from your session so you see yourself with new eyes. Finally, we close the ritual and you select the print you would like made large just for you. Ill offer suggestions for framing and display. We close by looking at what intuitive nudges arise for you from your experience and identify inspired actions you will take to continue your journey of expanding each day in abundance, love, and well-being. Prints are shipped unframed within 3-4 weeks of selection. (shipping rates vary and are handled separately)
 
Your Healing Ritual in Detail

  • Preparation: Say Yes to Your Calling: A conversation via Zoom in which we review the process and make our plans for our work together. Arrangements are set for making your payment and we set dates for each of your healing coaching sessions, water ritual and closing session.
  • Initiation: Sacred Commitment to Yourself: We meet via Zoom for a guided reflection that prepares the ground for you to receive all your heart needs, wants, and desires. Our time includes a guided meditation practices, recorded for you to use later, and a powerful ritual and letter of commitment and consent to yourself, documented as a form of witnessing, so you can open the door to your most profound core healing, unconditional self love and appreciation. Your journey to the great work of your life begins! ($1800 value)
  • Diving In: The Heart of Your Healing Immersion: You receive four Pre-Work/Self-Reflection Zoom sessions:
    • Identifying and Naming your Wound
    • Witnessing, Grieving and Healing your Wound
    • Moving Through: Identifying and Naming your Gift
    • Laying Claim to, Witnessing, Celebrating your Gift
  • Transformation: Entering Liminal Space: A pre-immersion beach meeting, guided meditation, and healing session created just for you to prepare you to come into your body, release what no longer serves you,  call in and make space for your gifts, your sovereignty, to take root and grow so you can transform, living in the flow or well-being, ease and joy now and every day as you do the great work of your life . ($1000 value)
  • Release and Heal: 1-2 hour water ritual. I hold space and guide you so that you feel safe and protected at all times. The process always comes from a place of respect for your agency, autonomy, sovereignty. We go into the water together, entering liminal space for your healing and transformation. You let go of what no longer serves your highest vibration and purpose, release the old wounds and stories, so you can call in and activate your embodied wisdom, healing and gifts for joy so that you can go on to do the work you were put here to do.  ($1500 value)
  • Name and Celebrate: A post-ritual time of reflection, witnessing and celebration so that you can integrate the fullness of your experience, allowing it to soak into every cell of your being. We name and witness where you were, where you are now and where you want to be going. We listen for further intuitive nudges as they appear and investigate what inspired actions they might be hinting at. ($1000 value)
  • Witnessing and Evidence: Sacred Transformation Revealed: You receive a set of 3-10 digital photos within three hours of the water ritual so you can see for yourself the beautiful evidence of your healing and transformation.  It is one thing to be in the experience. The healing continues when you are able to see and celebrate yourself from outside. ($1000 value)
  • Completion: Closing the Ritual: We meet via Zoom to look at the very best of your photos and select that one magical image youll receive as a beautiful print. Well talk through the selection so that the one you select will be a lifetime reminder of your inner gold, that essence who knows who they are and is ready to stand in their power, ready to follow their divine gifts. ($1000 value) 
  • 1 print of your choice up to 16" x 20", so you can connect with the ongoing witnessing and celebration the photo provides, a touch stone into your ongoing well-being. ($1250 value) (Prints are matte finish, archival, Piezography black and white.) Other sizes and materials, including prints on silk and metal available for an additional cost) 
  • Ill send you recommendations on how to hang your print… So you can see and enjoy your print for years to come. ($150)

Total Value: $12,700
Your Cost: $2500 

Payments accepted through: 
QuickPay/Zelle: hillary@hillaryjohnsonphoto.com  
Venmo: @hillary-johnson-1
PayPal: @HillJPiccs
Payment required to hold the date we select. 
If weather is inclement we reschedule your session for the next available date.

If it feels like this is more of a commitment than you are ready to make right now, I do offer a condensed version of this work which doesn't go as deeply for $1500 (a single pre-beach session, water ritual and follow up) as well as a lighter version for $650. 
 
If you are looking to make real change, I would ask yourself, what will it mean to me to have these answers and be able to move forward from an entirely new place of sovereignty to really do the work I am here to do?
 
After sitting with this please let me know how it all lands and what you would like to do. Then we will set up a time to have a call to make our plans for your healing and transformation. Contact me here or call 312-714-4563 (please send a text first so I know to expect you or leave a voicemail and Ill call you back.)

Thank you.
Wishing you expansiveness, joy, alignment in all you do.
Xo Hillary

 
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