Most people come to the Institute to transform their lives. They have an understanding that they wish to make their lives better and that some form of transition is necessary. Much of the class work at the Institute revolves around the factual information about using Living Foods and natural practices to achieve optimal health, thus arming the intellect with the tools that it needs, but that is only half the battle. Often, we find that even though we intellectually know the correct course of action, we still have problems making these transformations manifest. Our past social programming, bad habits, and intra-personal issues can interfere with what we know we want to achieve in our lives.
At the Institute, we also focus on the internal work necessary for self-transformation through such classes as: Self-evaluation, Twelve-step program, Re-evaluation counseling (Co-counseling), Conscious living, Relaxation techniques, Introduction to meditation, Communication, and Affirmation (Positive stroking.)
These classes are all done with the following intention in mind:
Declaration of Intention
The Power of Your Words Shall Make It So
I am here to love myself.
I am here to reestablish a relationship of gentleness and kindness with myself.
As I do this for myself, I do this for all others.
I am here to rediscover that I am born free from guilt, I am worthy and whole.
As I see this in myself, I see this in all others.
I am willing to let go of who I've thought I should be.
I am willing to let go of the security of my past self-image.
I am willing to enter the adventure of who I really am.
I am willing to raise the lantern of self-love so that I may see my inner beauty, my original innocence, and genuine gifts.
As I rediscover these in myself, I rediscover them in all others.
I am here to know the truth.
I am an offspring of Divine Love, Born in the image and likeness of God.
As I see the Divine within myself, I see the Divine in all others.
The power of my words shall make it so!