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Earth Intern Healing Arts / Susan George
Artist, Statement, and Explanation of Ethics

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Sue George MML, CMMP, CMT, CLC

Founder/Healing Artist

Welcome! I'm glad you're here, and I'm super excited to work with you.

 

If someone would have suggested to me that living free of trauma and imposter syndrome was possible, I would not have believed them.  Now, I caution others not to give too much power and permanency to such disempowering feelings and personal beliefs.

 

If someone suggested that radical self-care would lead to greater love for community, I might not have believed that either. Some things need to be experienced to be understood, but all those good things are possible. We can only find out though if we choose to keep going, and in this, we can be an encouragement to each other!

I found my method of understanding my wholeness and my value in this world, and it is connected to YOU. As the founder of Earth Intern, I hope to inspire you along your unique journey to wholeness, and to be a provider of self-healing insight. Though our paths might look very different, I bet that many of our goals are similar enough!

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I'm a spiritual healing arts practitioner with certifications in life coaching, cognitive mindfulness, meditation, and interspiritual counseling & lightwork. My lifestyle and concentration is deeply and wonderfully shamanic. All my arts revolve around wholeness and personal expression.

 

I raised four kids in Toms River. I'm part of the greater parents-of-special-abilities community. Being a special needs mom with a very small business,  do what I can, when I can! I enjoy my work. 

I'm happy that you're here. (More  info for community partners below.)

Sue

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Statement
Earth Intern is a for-profit business, classified as a spiritual personal development school, and it holds to the shamanic understanding that we are each an integral part of our Earth, that our true selves are always whole and well, and that the knowledge and expression of our true selves heals and helps us maintain our awareness of these truths.

The goals of Earth Intern are spiritual and down-to-earth. The intention is to be an interspiritual source accompanying seekers on their journey to knowledge of wholeness and belonging, and also to be a practical help - recognizing that everyday needs (critical or recreational) are just as important as long-term personal goals. Earth Intern works from local community - outward, believing that the health of "inner circles first" is most sustainable.


Though the result of a shamanic path is what guides this endeavor, a shamanic path is not "pitched" as a necessary path for everyone, and all peaceful paths and identities are welcome. This is an interspiritual space (online and mobile) which recognizes unique and individual spiritual journeys. Here, spirituality is simply defined as that which one claims to give them meaning and value - and as the expression of one's meaning and value.

"It (spirituality) is inclusive, it can include both religious and non-religious modes, and it trusts and honors a person's word about their own experience. Spirituality is that which gives a person meaning and value, and is it the way that one expresses their meaning and value. To honor the experience of another's meaning and value is probably one of the best things anyone can do for another person. It is the protection of whatever a person likely understands to be preserving their life. It's their reason for living their "livable identity!"" -Susan L George in The Lightning Project; Writings on Personal Shamanism 
Ethics
Explanation of Ethical Status (as It Relates to Partnerships & Collaboration)
-In General-

Earth Intern is a for-profit small business which is categorized as a spiritual personal development school. Our arts range from general wellness and fun to deeply spiritual and transformative

For instance, Earth Rhythm Workshops (including Drum Garden, Drum & Hum, Letting Go & Rhythm-n-Flow, and more) are recreational wellness and percussion workshops - which can be booked by local organizations according to availability and the school’s current capacity. These wellness workshops are suitable for a wide range of the general community and are not specifically spiritual. They are great for stress-relief, personal confidence, and community-building.

Some of Earth Intern’s ticketed public workshops (such as Day Circles), all books, music, and online courses and classes and more arts - are often spiritual in nature, or they may be a combination of general wellness and spirituality.

In all arts, Earth Intern strives to abide by a custom, interspiritual code of ethics which validates the voice of the founder and school and also the voices of its students (or participants/guests). 

Therefore, we require that our event hosts match these ethics when workshops are performed.

-A More Personal Note from Susan (Owner, Founder, Healing Artist)-

Hi! Earth Intern is interspiritual, and I am an ordained interspiritual lightworker who has also taken courses in peacebuilding, interfaith dialogue, cultural efficacy and more. My spiritual status is a fulfilling blend of shamanic, interspiritual, and yoga philosophy. I am a practitioner of personal shamanism. I regularly practice tai chi, chi gong, kundalini yoga, and more movement. I am a certified cognitive master mindfulness practitioner, a certified life coach, an ordained minister, and a certified meditation teacher. To me, all of this blend creates one spiritual mode with one personal goal which is to be a hollow bone (or an empty vessel, or to master the senses - as in yoga). I have written much about Hollow Bone in my book, The Lightning Project; Writings on Personal Shamanism.

I enjoy finding love, healing, and wisdom within all peaceful paths. My excitement began while studying cognitive mindfulness and realizing that mindfulness is in most (perhaps all) ancient spiritual and religious texts. This led me to explore how that could be and what that could mean, and this exploration has never disappointed me! It is one reason why I love to work with all kinds of people and facilitate community-building as well. Rather than trying to change people, I enjoy learning from them while they learn from me, and it seems that this is how things should be.

I’ve grown a lot from studying interfaith dialogue. “Interreligious dialogue” for peacebuilding may have been the original term and may have begun in 1893, according to some sources on the web. But consider the following excerpts about “interfaith dialogue” from United States Institute of Peace…

“...At its most basic level, interfaith dialogue involves people of different religious faiths coming
together to have a conversation...”      

“...It is aimed at mutual understanding, not competing;
at mutual problem solving, not proselytizing...”

Above quotes from: United States Institute of Peace Special Report
https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/resources/sr123.pdf

Rather than world-problem-solving, however, Earth Intern is focused on personal development, hyper-local community and community-building, shared experiences and recreational fun, and making sure that our students and participants or guests know they are valued and welcomed - as they are. They will always be encouraged to seek their truth and to live according to their truth. They will never be told What or Who they should believe in as this would be contrary to Earth Intern’s ethical standards.

We realize that the term “interspiritual” is not widely used and that the word “interfaith,” while more common, is not always used to mean beyond one major religion. As with all words and phrases, different people or organizations may assign their own meanings to them. We would like to be clear that here at Earth Intern, the meaning of interspiritual is “valuing and honoring the spiritual identity (or religion, or non-religious status) of others and welcoming all peaceful paths - as is.” 

To facilitate means “to make easy.” Because Earth Intern strives to facilitate a safe space where people can explore, learn, and heal as gently and easily as possible, we also do not promote or demote any political affiliations because our hope is that ALL will feel welcome - as is. Therefore, as a spiritual school, we cannot affiliate ourselves with causes that are politically motivated - no matter how well intended they may be. You understanding is appreciated.

One never knows how deeply one may be impacted by the acceptance of another nor how urgently they may need that acceptance without ulterior motives. Consider the following quote from my “Lightning” book.

"It (spirituality) is inclusive, it can include both religious and non-religious modes, and it trusts and honors a person's word about their own experience. Spirituality is that which gives a person meaning and value, and is it the way that one expresses their meaning and value. To honor the experience of another's meaning and value is probably one of the best things anyone can do for another person. It is the protection of whatever a person likely understands to be preserving their life. It's their reason for living their "livable identity!"" -Susan L George in The Lightning Project; Writings on Personal Shamanism

Thank you.

 
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