Letting Go Takes Great Courage ~ A message from Sue

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

The process of letting go is not always easy but when you understand the process it doesn’t have to be so hard. Most people hold on longer than they are meant to and end up creating a lot more suffering for themselves and others.

Anytime we are guided to let go of something or someone we move through a grieving process. There is often a sense of loss and if we create space and allow ourselves to feel that loss we can move through the process of letting go with an underlying sense of peace. It really becomes a choice between listening to our head or our heart. When in doubt I always go to my heart and ask “What would you have me do now?” We have two choices. Do we follow the heart’s nudge to let go or do we allow the resistance in our mind to hold on longer than we are meant to?

I can hear the words now of one of my mentor’s and motivational speaker, Les Brown “Let go or be dragged.”

One choice leads to a process of grief, peace and freedom and the other leads to a boat load of suffering.

Letting go of something that is no longer serving our lives takes courage. It takes courage to take inspired action, to have the sweaty palm conversation, to feel the loss that goes along with letting go and to be open to the unknown. Sometimes we need to let go first before we can reach for something new and that can feel scary.

In the last couple of years I have been feeling my energy withdraw from my online instructor training courses. I have been teaching fitness and offering fitness workshops for personal trainers and group fitness instructors for more than 25 years. My online Pre & Post Natal Fitness courses and online certification program has been available internationally for more than a decade.

I explored the idea of having someone else take it over, refresh the courses and breathe new life into them. I followed that idea and the doors seemed to be opening and I felt good about gifting my courses to someone I trusted to continue my legacy. I felt peace in the idea of letting go and that my courses would still be available. Suddenly the flow stopped as obstacles showed up on our path. At first I was confused then I surrendered and opened my mind up to any possibility.

The Universe has a curious way of directing us when we don’t hear the whispers in our own heart. When things are flowing and suddenly stop or change directions I make a conscious choice to pause and reflect. When that door closed I felt another layer of loss. As I dropped into my heart I asked “What now?” I felt my hand gripping my courses. I had put so much time, energy, love and passion into them. I was attached and I needed to let go. I opened my hand and felt relief. I saw a beautiful new light coming in and all my energy being redirected toward it. I felt peace and excitement about my new path and as I looked back I saw myself letting go completely of my fitness courses.

The vision was not only to let go of my courses but to also let go of my fitness certifications. I devoted decades of my life to my work in the fitness industry and while my new vision was exciting, I also felt loss in the idea of letting go of everything. I sat with this vision for a couple more weeks then one day, in an instant, I felt a full let go in my mind and my body softened around it all. The gradually process of letting go is often a kinder path. Sometimes we need to try on ideas or different scenarios to help unwind our mind from any attachments. I was attached to this legacy I created and I was not only letting go of my courses and my certification, I was letting go of a big part of my life. I needed to surrender my mind and all the attachments before I could truly hear my heart.

As I tuned into my heart the guidance it was crystal clear now. It is time to let go. I have learned to follow my heart and trust in its’ guidance. My heart has led me to incredible miracles and I am in awe of my life.

My new direction and heartwork is my business Heart Led Living (www.heartledliving.com). By letting go I am creating space for some beautiful new miracles to come in. I am embracing my gift as an Intuitive Healer and working with clients all around the world. I am growing a global community of like hearted individuals around the world who are committed to their own deep healing and awakening to contribute to a global healing movement to uplift humanity. I am in the process of writing two books to be published and released this fall. We purchased property in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean and I am offering Yoga and Soul Healing Retreats. Sometimes I need to pinch myself but the truth is, miracles are the side effect of following our heart.

Take a moment to reflect on your life and ask to be shown what is no longer serving you. Ask your heart what you are meant to let go of? Then feel what you need to feel in order to heal and be willing to walk with courage through the process of grief so you can arrive on the other side feeling clear and wide open to the miracles that your heart’s path is holding for you.

I appreciate you and I am grateful to share my life and my healing process with you. My mission is expanding and I am inspired to ignite and unite the hearts of many as we illuminate the path that will awaken humanity and raise global consciousness. May my light shine bright, be far reaching and call deeply to the hearts that I am meant to touch, inspire and empower. May you embrace your beauty, own your gifts, play your role and shine as bright as you possibly can. The world needs all of us to stand in love, now more than ever.

If you are interested in completing the Pre & Post Natal Fitness Certification or taking any of my online courses you can register and complete them this fall. Remember as of December 31st, 2017 the fitness related courses will no longer be available.

Please note I will continue to offer the Fertility Yoga Online Teacher Training and I will be updating my Yoga for Fertility Handbook.

The following courses will be discontinued:

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Certification (14 hours)

Fitness Fertility Specialist Certification

Core Training for Pregnancy/A Strong Core for Life

Pregnancy, Posture & Exercise

Training for Deliver

Weight Loss after Pregnancy

Understanding Pelvic Floor Health

Healing the Post Partum Body

Wired & Tired: Implementing a Stress Management Program

You can register online at www.familypassages.ca under instructor training. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me.

If you are inspired to stay connected you can find me at www.heartledliving.com

In the meantime I encourage you to follow your heart, feel to heal, trust your intuition and have the courage to take a leap of faith and let go of what is no longer serving you. It is so worth it!

Heart hugs,

Sue xo

Why Yoga for Fertility?

By | article, conception, fertility | No Comments

Dealing with fertility challenges is something one will never truly understand unless they have a personal experience of it. At the same time for those having fertility issues, it can be a very stressful and confusing emotional roller coaster. In the beginning of my own fertility journey I had trouble making sense of everything that was bubbling up inside of me. As each month passed I became more and more confused. The pain, grief, confusion and loss go incredibly deep and many women feel alone, defeated and misunderstood.

After a year I thought there had to be another way. That is when the idea of yoga for fertility came into my heart. What if there was a tool that could help transform your experience of fertility? What if there was something you could do that would help you manage all the emotions, thoughts and triggers you experience around your challenge conceiving a child? What if there was another way to deal with the ups and downs of your monthly roller coaster ride?

When I first began teaching Yoga for Fertility it was because I needed it. I was desperately searching for answers to why I couldn’t conceive. I was willing to try anything and everything to get pregnant. At the time I had been teaching yoga for years and as my own fertility journey grew in effort I turned to changing my own yoga practice. An internet search confirmed there were no yoga classes specific to helping women conceive anywhere in Canada which inspired me to start teaching yoga for fertility classes.

The first 4 yoga for fertility classes were completely different than any other yoga class I taught. It felt very therapeutic. I would see women come into the class with stress and worry on their face and leave looking calm and relaxed. There were lots of tears and sharing of emotions. We felt a sense of as we listened deeply to each other’s struggles. Women would tell me how different they feel about their fertility journey after only 6 classes. Other women reported that they felt comforted knowing they are not alone. Everyone experienced a sense of community by joining with other women going through similar circumstances and challenges.

Not only did the yoga for fertility classes provide a sense of belonging the postures and meditation also helped reduce stress and anxiety. According to studies done by Alice Domar, author of Conquering Infertility, psychologist and director for the Mind-Body Center for Women at Boston IVF, the higher a woman’s stress level the less likely she is to get pregnant. Psychological or physiological stresses such as life changes, loss of a loved one, college stresses, dieting and excess training, have all been associated with menstrual cycle disturbances, increased cortisol levels, and decrease in reproductive functioning. Domar’s research also suggests that mind-body techniques that elicit a relaxation response such as meditation and yoga can reduce stress and increase a couple’s chance of conceiving.

Yoga is so much more than physical exercise it is a daily practice that can nurture your mind, body and soul by providing…

Click here to read the full article with photos of the yoga poses…

An open letter to my uterus

By | news | No Comments

My dear uterus,

We have been through so much together and I am deeply grateful for every experience we shared. While my awareness of you didn’t really come until my menstrual cycles began, I know you played a vital role from the very beginning. In truth our relationship began before I was even conceived. I know with all my heart I had chosen a challenging path filled with many powerful life lessons designed for the awakening and evolution of my soul.

We have healed so much together through painful and heavy menstrual cycles, sexual abuse, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, fertility challenges, a miscarriage, pregnancy, child birth, times of deep loss and buckets of shame and guilt.

The last 10 years have been particularly challenging and at times brought me to my knees. I made a conscious choice to heal at the deepest possible level and for the longest time I thought that meant you had to heal along with me. As I peeled away all the layers of guilt, shame, grief, fear and pain many symptoms improved yet you continued to weep. As an intuitive healer I believed that ANYTHING can be healed and I did everything possible to heal you. Even when I healed several fibroids they would grow back. I knew I wasn’t getting to the root.

I opened my mind to a new perspective. I became wide open to the guidance and willing to look at any path I was guided toward. When I finally let go of my attachment to heal you and became wide open to the guidance within my heart I finally heard the truth.

We created a spiritual contract for this lifetime that was designed to end with surgery. It was already written that there would come a point when it was time to remove you from my physical body. It took months for me to fully let go of my deep desire to heal you. It just wasn’t meant to be.

We had programmed you for a lifetime of dis-ease on purpose so that one day I would wake up and realize it was time to say goodbye. When I was able to release all my fear of having surgery, my shame around not being able to heal you, my worry about how I would recover, my concerns and fears about what others would think and my judgment that as an intuitive healer I should be able to heal anything in my own body, my decision to have a hysterectomy was clear in my heart.

I know in my heart I have made the best decision for both of us because when I follow my guidance it is for everyone’s highest good including you. We have walked this path of healing for many years and I am grateful for the role you played in my life. You played your part well.

I release the fear of not having another child as well as the fear of becoming pregnant once again. For my body is not meant to have another pregnancy in this lifetime. I release the shame you held for me and I am grateful for the powerful lessons you taught me. I free you from our sacred contract and hold you in gratitude forever and a day.

Weep no more my sacred friend for you are now free.

Thank you for everything you did for me. It was all worth it. I bid you farewell my good friend and hold your energy forever in my body and soul. It has been 5 weeks after surgery and I still feel your presence. While you have been physically removed from my body your energy and love remains within. It feels as if the dis-eased programming has been removed with my physical uterus and an energetic uterus remains in place.

I feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. I feel more joy and excitement for the adventures that life holds for me. My spirit is rising above the binds of suffering and my soul is evolving as the changes continue to integrate.

May our relationship be transformed to represent the beauty, divine love, creativity and sacredness it deserves. Thank you thank you thank you!

With much love and respect,

Sue

P.S. I was guided to share my personal experience to provide another perspective on how we can heal. I was afraid to have surgery for many reasons. Letting fear stop us from following our heart is aligning with ego which keeps us in suffering. My guidance was to have surgery. This was my unique path. We each have our own unique path to healing that is already programmed into our heart. I encourage everyone to follow their intuition and lead with their heart when it comes to healing and making decisions about their health. If you would like to discover your unique path to healing you can learn how in my new book “Heart Led Living ~ When Hard Work Becomes Heart Work”

Sue Dumais receives Woman of Worth Award

By | news | No Comments

Sue Dumais received the “Woman of Worth Spirit, Success & Soul” Award at the 10th annual WOW Conference in Vancouver, BC in May 2014!WOWaward2014

When Sue stood up on stage to receive her award she shared these words:

“I spent most of my life trying to prove my worth to others. One day I realized the only person I needed to prove my worth to, was me.” ~ Sue Dumais

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here are the words from Rev Lisa, who was one of the six individuals who nominated Sue.

What makes this nominee the perfect choice for this award?

What a privilege it is to nominate Sue Dumais for the Woman of Worth: WOW of Spirit, Success & Soul Award. Sue’s purpose is pure of heart. She does not ask for awards, rewards and recognition and this is why it is such an honor to share about a brightly shining woman who truly embodies the essence of WOW. What a miracle it would be to see her accepting the Spirit Award. Her whole life is devoted to the Spirit of Love!  She is the creator and mentor of a Heart Led Living Community that was birthed from her direct and clear connection with the Spirit! This is her Heart’s Work, made manifest. Sue’s devotion to her Inner Calling permeates all aspects of her life. She follows her Inner Spirit and teaches other’s to connect deeply with their own heart. This is what drives her unceasing passion to share and inspire others. It is the fire that has created the Heart Led Living Community, the inspiration that has written her new book “Heart Led Living” and the focus, presence and love she brings to each divine encounter. Whether people have the honor of speaking to Sue one on one or hearing her speak on stage, they will feel the powerful Spirit speaking through her reaching out to touch their hearts and souls. Sue is all heart. She is living her life purpose.

Give two examples of how this nominee personifies the elements of the WOW Credo.

Sue Dumais has a powerful impact in this world. She uses her voice and her life as a catalyst for true healing and change. She personifies the WOW Credo in numerous ways as she follows her Spirit and inspires faith and courage in many. I have had the honor of being one of her closest friends and know that she is grateful to be alive today. She has been through tremendous adversity and as those experiences brought her to her knees and in the depth of despair something within her stirred. Her faith was renewed, her courage ignited and her Spirit awakened. Her life challenges became a springboard to inspire and motivate women all around the globe.

When Sue began to struggle with infertility she realized the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual turmoil countless women were facing. She also recognized that many were suffering in secret. With courage and conviction, she became the voice, inspiration, and motivation for thousands of women who were looking for another way to deal with their fertility challenges. She opened a mind-body studio called Family Passages to Wellness, wrote a book on Yoga for Fertility, and began to share her powerful story of renewal and healing. She continues to counsel and inspire healing by teaching the essence of the WOW Credo to the women she meets along the way.

In healing all the pieces  of her fertility puzzle, Sue discovered a divine connection to her Spirit that she had learned to trust and listen to. She knew there was another way to move through life that was based on following her Inner Spirit as opposed to following the harsh dictates of society. Once again, Sue felt to create a powerful community for women that really embodies the WOW Credo. The Heart Led Living Community is a safe, non-judgmental, sacred healing community that teaches women to listen to their Inner Teacher and follow their hearts. Amazing things are happening in the Heart Led Living Community! Women are aligning with their highest purpose, they are healing their deepest wounds and they are shining their lights into their own families, communities and heart-centred projects. Sue is an amazing catalyst for change and is now having an impact all over the globe. Her new book “Heart Led Living” is set to be released in early June, 2014!

Give two examples of how this nominee demonstrates the criteria of this award category.

The light and love within us, is for sharing. Sue is an extension of the Spirit and she mentors others to live within the light of their own heart. Much of the Spirit’s work she does is done quietly without applause. She is a miracle worker that has literally ignited beautiful transformation in many individuals. I have witnessed so many moments where Sue has courageously guided others to face their greatest fears or to embrace their greatest opportunities. She is a truth teller and an angel on this earth. So many of her clients who struggled with infertility, became pregnant, not only with babies but with faith, hope and renewed passion for life. She is mentoring women in her heart led living community to become way showers, to follow their intuition and to trust beyond all doubt the power of the Spirit within. I have watched her heal depression, disease and devastation in the heart’s of others. And the greatest example I can give, is the impact Sue has had in my own life where she is walked me through the darkness and into the Light. My own peace of mind and faith would not have been possible without Sue in my life. She has been a constant Light in my life and one of the greatest gifts and blessings that has come on my path.

Give one example of this nominee’s contribution to her community and/or organization specific to this award.

I believe Sue Dumais’ greatest contribution to her community is her courage to openly share and reveal the truth of her own spirituality journey. Through her open-hearted speaking, writings, and community calls, I have watched Sue, use her greatest challenges as inspiration for others that healing is possible. Her willingness to share whatever her Inner Spirit asks, takes tremendous courage but has maximal impact. Thank you Sue for the willingness to bring your greatest life challenges through child abuse, alcoholism, anorexia, infertility and cancer as the gifts that have inspired transformation, faith and true connection in so many!!! I am deeply grateful! I love you!!!

Interview with Dr Christiane Northrup

By | health, radio show | No Comments

In celebration of Sue Dumais’ new book “Heart Led Living ~ When Hard Work Becomes Heart Work” she is launching her new “Enlightened Heart Series” where she interviews people from her life that have had a positive influence on her heart’s path. This week’s very special guest is one of Sue’s favourite mentors Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Dr Northrup is a board-certified ob/gyn, is a beloved authority in the art of flourishing at any age and stage of life. The author of the ground breaking New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause as well as Mother-Daughter Wisdom. (photo credit: Charles Bush)

Listen here to the archived radio show on Intention Radio

Mark your calendar as a new episode airs live every Tuesday at 6pm on www.intentionradio.com

Protecting Your Precious Energy

By | health | No Comments

Do you feel drained after being around certain people or in negative environments?

Are you sensitive to other people’s pain or emotions?

Would you like to know how to protect your precious energy so that you are no longer depleted by energy vampires?

Many individuals are often sensitive to other people’s energy as well as the energy in our environment. Learning to stay grounded, centered and clear is critical to feeling energized and vibrant.

Sue Dumais is a gifted intuitive healer who has worked with audiences as big as 10,000 strong. When Sue learned how to use her gift and hold her own light her entire life expanded. She went from dying on the inside to discover her YES for life.

If you are ready to heal and learn how to stand in your power and protect your energy while you do your heart’s work in this earth plane then this program will give you the foundation you need to walk with unshakeable confidence.

In this vibrationally infused program you will learn:
~ A deeper understanding of how to be of service in this world while protecting your precious energy
~ Simple yet powerful techniques to protect, ground, center and cleanse your energy field so you can continue to do your heart’s work without feeling depleted
~ The importance of alignment and how this will change how you approach every area of life
~ Personalized rituals you can integrate so you can thrive while nurturing others and nourishing self

As a bonus you will also receive 7 downloadable meditations to help you integrate all the tools into your life easily and effortlessly.

Meditations include:

  •     Morning Centering & Intention
  •     Grounding Your Energy
  •     Bubble of Harmony & Love
  •     Energy Awareness & Healing
  •     Chakra Cleansing & Alignment
  •     Cleansing your Energy Field
  •     Re-alignment with your Intuitive Heart

Your investment is only $47.00 + 5% gst

This program is valued at more than $300 plus you will also receive access to a bonus replay of a group healing and Q & A call with Sue Dumais

Visit our store to purchase this program today!