I have been a student of observing energy for my entire life. Recently, I realized that because of my innate ability to study energy, I have been tracking the energy of conflict and the many ways it shows up. I have found myself in many settings where conflict arises and over time, I’ve learned how to be present for what’s happening. I’ve learned to track the energy. The first step has been focusing on healing my wounds around conflict. Learning what my triggers are, how I talk to myself, what my flight/fight/freeze responses are, really going inwards, and seeing what is there are essential to healing the wounds that surround conflict.
I have learned what I need so I am able to tolerate staying grounded in my body when tensions rise. This has led to holding space for clearing to be done between people who are in conflict with one another. Lately, Spirit has been encouraging me to help others learn how to hold space for these types of clearings. One thing is for sure, the more we clear these wounds both individually and collectively, the more heart-centered lives people are able to lead. This is a program for those who want to heal their own wounds around conflict. This is also a program for those who both want to heal their own wounds and also want to learn how to hold space for other who are in conflict.
How do you show up for conflict?
As I mentioned, I’ve been studying energy my entire life. I’m the type of person that notices patterns and am genuienly curious about them. I have noticed that there are different ways that people relate to conflict. There are also different roles that people take when it comes to conflict. Sometimes you can be a combination of the roles listed. You may have once resonated with one of these roles but, because of the healing work you have done, you may lean more towards another. I’m sure there are more ways that people relate to conflict however, these are the major themes I have noticed. Each theme named has its own unique wound (or wounds) to focus on healing. This is why navigating conflict is such a dynamic healing process. Awareness is always key.
The Avoider: The Avoider will avoid conflict at all costs. They will pretend like nothing is happening and everything is ok. Denial is their armor of defense. It is intolerable for them to accept that there is something wrong and that they need to take action.
The Instigator: The Instigator person thrives off of instigating drama. They are most likely hurt themselves but are not willing to look inwards into their pain. Instead, they project their pain onto everyone around them. There is a part of them that gets pleasure from creating chaos around them.
The Submissive: The Submissive person submits their will to the person with whom they are in conflict. They ignore their own needs and cower to the demands of the other person. The Submissive most likely has a history of trauma and this way of being has become their way to survive. When tensions are high, this person’s body language often times looks like they are folding in on themselves.
The Reactor: The Reactor is someone who automatically goes into a defensive position whenever someone approaches them in a conflict. They feel the world is out to get them and they rather go down fighting. The Reactor explodes. The Reactor is unable to be present and listen. The Reactor refuses to lose, no matter what. The Reactor is unable to take responsibility for their actions.
The Witness: This Witness is the innocent bystander to the conflict. Depending on their own constitution, they will get involved in the conflict or their body will seize up and they will freeze.
The Space Holder: The Space Holder has gained permission from all parties in the conflict to hold space for healing. They have clear boundaries and make sure all parties are in agreement with the boundaries they have set in place for the group healing. The Space Holder must stay grounded and be aware of their own triggers while holding space. The Space Holder has done a lot of their own healing work to understand their own wounds so they can take care of themselves.
Each section will include two Emotion Code® sessions. The reason why Emotion Code® plays an important role in the program is because clearing energy is an important part of learning to navigating conflict. One thing I have learned as I deepen my Emotion Code® practice is, it gets easier to stay grounded and listen to my heart the more I clear the trapped emotions in my field.
Each section also includes one 1-on-1 mentoring session. We will meet for a mentoring session over Zoom. The purpose of these session is to dive deeper into your own understanding of yourself and how you relate to conflict. We will explore what is going on for you in life and focus on what needs you have in regards to the way you relate to conflict. This is a good place to bring up any things that get stirred up for you once you’ve watched the teaching module videos.
Teaching Module Videos
Each section will include teaching modules where I will go in depth and share what I have learned about conflict within these specific structures. The intention behind the videos is to bring awareness to the different layers that occur when it comes to conflict in the context of the specific focus of the sections. I recommend journaling while listening to the videos and tracking all that comes up for you.
As with all things, you will receive as much as you put into this program. Along with the Emotion Code® clearing, mentoring and teaching video modules, you will be given journal prompts that will deepen your own understanding of yourself, your wounds, and your needs. You must have awareness of your shadow and your wounds. If not, those unmet parts of yourself will hijack your experience. Having awareness around the “role” that you take in conflict is important because it allows for you to have agency and explore what does and doesn’t work. True transformation takes work and discipline. Change happens over time with consistent practice and reflection. You will build the foundation of the skills you will continue to develop throughout your life. You will forever be able to refer to the tools that I am giving you no matter where life leads you.
Four sections of Navigating Conflict
I have broken this program into four different sections.
Section 1- Self: What are your unique wounds that come up when you are in conflict with another? What are the roles you fall into when conflict is present (roles mentioned above)?
Section 2- Family/Ancestral: What role did you play in your family of origin and what ancestral patterns are present for you today when it comes to conflict? How was conflict dealt with in your family?
Section 3- Community/Collective: How has your community and the overall collective influenced the way you view conflict?
Section 4- Holding space for clearing conflict in community: I will share the principles of holding space and you will explore what resonates with your own strengths and abilities. This is made for facilitators and space holders.
The unseen layers of Conflict
When discord and tensions are present in a space, it is easy to sense that there is so much more going on. These energies create a chaotic feeding ground for lower frequency energies to feed off of people’s life force. It is important to have awareness of this vital layer of the energies surrounding conflict because if you have your guard down, you could also be affected, sometimes even attacked psychically. Entities and other lower frequency energies do not want healing to occur when people are in conflict with one another. These entities lose their power and control when people return to their hearts and are fully occupying their bodies. That is why the container for clearing the energy between people needs to be airtight. You also need to understand and work with the guides and guardians that have shown up to support you in this lifetime. Humans need to understand that a strong and grounded relationship with both Gaia and the Spirit world is imperative in all aspects of life. Specifically, when in community. I can speak from experience about the many times when I either did not know, or forgot, how entities and other lower frequency energies work when conflict and tension arise. That’s why I am so passionate about healing conflict and teaching others how to learn how to hold space for these types of healing.
I have broken down this program into four sections that you can purchase independently of one another. Each Section will include 2 Emotion Code® Sessions, one 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, teaching video modules, and journal prompts.
Section 4 is only available when you purchase the entire program. I have found that an imperative piece of holding space for others is having a deep understanding of your own wounds. When you purchase the entire program you will have access to all the teaching video modules, along with 8 Emotion Code® sessions, four 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, and all the journal prompts.
- Section 1: Self: $366
- Section 2: Family/Ancestral: $366
- Section 3: Community/Collective: $366
- ALL Sections (Section 1-3 plus Section 4 (Holding Space for clearing Conflict in Community): $1,447
Special Coupon Code Offering
For those who register for any of the sections (or the full program) for Navigating Conflict before July 24th, I wanted to offer a coupon code for 10% off. When you check out input Summer2020 to apply the code. This code will expire after July 24, 2020.
What other people say
Those that are greatly impacted by Natalie’s medicine, you’ll hear them say that she feels like home to them. She feels like home to me. But a healthy kind of home. What we all long for when we long for home. It feels like Natalie. In other words, she sits close to source. She carries this immense spiritual power and also a tender heart which enables everyone to feel held. And something, I feel, she’s especially skilled with is what the world needs so desperately, someone who’s able to hold tension in community and facilitate a dialogue between those that feel wronged by each other. Natalie is able to skillfully hold space for the transmutation of pain, the oppositional kind of pain. And then before you know it people are hugging each other. Those that sat in polarity with each other are now recognizing they actually love each other. Their hug now is much deeper. The hug is a real hug.
– Liv Mokai Wheeler
Energy Workers and Practitioners, I can’t say enough about how Natalie has helped me find my own voice past anger and isolation in ceremony and circle. Because let’s be real, it happens.
– Crystal Seeder