Even if you have no home, no clothing, and you have no support, what can you not be stripped of?
No matter how deeply you are stripped of all of your safety mechanisms, it is only so that you can begin again a brand new timeline where you say “All I need is your breath.” And when you say that, life goes, ‘Aaaaahhhh, a new being is awakening’.
– Matt Kahn
In 2014, I began leading Breathwork circles. It was new to me. A direction shift. A game changer. A new sense of right livelihood. I travelled all over North America to attend trainings and retreats. I learned a lot. I was on a mission. It was a big inhale.
Since then, I’ve held circles or had one-on-one sessions with over 2000 people in a dozen countries. I was able to do this thanks, in part, to the platform I used exclusively for ‘promotion’: Facebook.
In early 2019, my Facebook account was disabled indefinitely and with no explanation.
I appealed dozens of times with no response. In 2014, I set up a Facebook account in order to share the Breath with people via a page (I didn’t have an account until then and had no desire to). It was easy. I didn’t even think that I was doing myself a disservice. I didn’t think to have a separate e-mail list or get people’s phone numbers. Breathing I was good at; business, not so much.
Over 5 years, many people came to ‘like’ or ‘follow’ my Facebook page. I didn’t pay for likes and I advertised events but a handful of times (which didn’t really work well). I got good at understanding how Facebook works. It is such an intelligent and nearly irresistible tool. Now, I am unable to reach those who I breathed with, or those who would still breathe with me. It was a big exhale.
I’m sharing this with you now, via my website, so that I know that what I’m sharing is in my own hands. I miss being able to connect with all the breathers out there who may want to know when the next circle is, or when I’m available to receive them, or how to organise an Immersion.
I’ll still use Facebook to share the Breath. I’ll even use Instagram. But I’ve learned my lesson: putting my business exclusively in the hands of an organisation that can take it away is to divest my sovereignty and, more importantly, the means of connection I have with you.
So, it starts anew here. A big inhale.
There is a part of me that cringes at mixing business and medicine together.
There is a part of me that is happy and excited to be able to share with you what I have learned and have come to embody.
Ultimately, all parts of me are awash in gratitude for having anything to share with you at all—and the means with which to share it. I can only share the Breath in this way because you meet me.
And so I thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.
I couldn’t do this without you.
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