We all have one, and sometimes we just need to be heard, yet most times, all that we have to do is simply stop talking. Please, Oh Yes, keep it simple and tell me about you.
My story is simple. Like everyone, mine can still get heavy, at least while I am still in it.
My name is Coral-Lei, and back in 2008,
“As the survivor of a near-fatal brain virus, I know how intricate and complex the body is, and its innate ability to heal itself. As a kinesiologist, I have learned about every muscle, joint, nerve, and system to discover how interconnected these systems are when the body is out of balance. The TBI, traumatic brain injury, was a virus that had swollen my left hemisphere and paralyzed me on the right side to the point where I couldn’t speak, or even know my family, including my 4-year-old daughter.”
Life had gifted me with an excruciating level of pain that brought me into the greatest compassion that I can ever imagine having. I thought my gift was being a natural athlete, as I was very much in tune with my body and connecting with others, however, I see and feel differently. Now, when people ask if I’m 100% recovered, the answer is still no, and my thought is NOW, that the pain is still serving me.
I’ve come to accept pain is a part of my life story. My ability to still live and be happy, healthy, and motivated to do everything I can to take care of myself, and others, is through this constant maintenance of releasing pain with my body first, then others.
In my opinion, this has brought me into a state of being where I can connect greatly to others more than I ever. The wisdom and knowledge in helping people choose better, came with my great desire to have the consistency that I know we all want to achieve, taking care of me first.
Again, we all have a story, and I absolutely love my background adding to my motivation of helping others.
The story goes a bit longer… I am Métis, which has many great stories within that context from my ancestral lineage.
Dad’s dad, Grandpa Ben Schweigert, was 100 percent German and married a Métis wife named Mabel Ledoux.
Great, great, great, great Grandpa Cuthbert Grant, was a Medicine man and was recognized as a leader of the Métis people riding with Louis Riel back in the 1800s.
I am blessed to be a Quarter Métis or better known as Indigenous. I feel honored knowing about how much alike being committed to the people and their healing.
Sat Nam/ Namaste
Coral-Lei Jane Schweigert
Why Cor, not Kaur?
My sister, another Metis, who is an RMT from Alberta is a few years younger, had shortened Coral, a name given by my classmates in grade school, to Cor…. very sweet and it feels softer. Warm. Kinder.
My main reason is because of being gifted the spiritual name of Shiva Sadhana Kaur and utilizing yet another gift granted to me I took Cor as a way to accept the human, humanity, of the people.
Being human is one of the toughest things in this universe, of course coming from another human, due to the tasks of living in this finite body and being happy!
Another reason why I chose Cor is that the word itself, Core, stimulates from the inside, the place that we all need to heal from. I had incorporated a company and called it core clarity solutions inc, back in the early 2000s that I had to give up after the brain injury in 2009. I’ve always have been connected to the core reasons of what we are here to do and this constant need to evolve in order to thrive, not just survive in this human body.
Why Shiva Sadhana?
Bare with me for a moment as I expressed a bit more about who is Shiva Sadhana is to me.
I love yoga, specifically Yin and Kundalini Yoga with all of its beautiful parts. I first discovered yoga as a student and an athlete in 1998. I was smack dab in the middle of my Kinesiology degree, with my ego higher than ever, and I was loving everything I was learning about my body and all it can do.
I definitely found yoga interesting, and odd with all of its smells and mantras and whatnot, and then eventually I got hooked on hot yoga which had taken me even deeper into the physical realm without any spiritual finesse that I always crave.
It was after my TBI that I actually discovered the power of Kundalini Yoga and finally saw my inner truth, true Self-Realization! This took a lot of work, and it sure was not easy. When it becomes easy, I know another lesson is on its way. Within the physical exercises alone, then one gets to the real juicy part of the meditations that we all want to achieve… stillness of the mind and its full-on connection to the body.
As I continue to offer my body-mind consistency, better known as Sadhana, I have found a rhythm to first help myself and then take care of others.
Sadhana technically means disciplined and dedicated practice or learning. This is exactly what we all need to be doing; to be consistent while connecting to our bodies and nourish our minds to keep the connection strong and viable.
Shiva helps stimulate my new body every morning as I see and feel the darkness that I’m rising out of daily. With daily routines starting with Cold Therapy every morning, such as dry skin brushing, almond or coconut oil, and a short cold shower to revitalize my inner waking, it is here that I can stay in a state of humbleness to serve others.
Shiva Sadhana Kaur is the spiritual name given to me in 2018 by a kundalini guru.
“You have been blessed to live as Shiva Sadhana Kaur, the sacred Princess/Lioness who, by having a perfectly disciplined spiritual practice, overcomes any challenge bringing vitality, hope, and God’s light into the world.
“Shiva is a Name of God which represents the ability to eliminate negativity and darkness by generating new life that can reach up to embrace celestial light. Sadhana means disciplined spiritual practice. All females receive the name Kaur – the Princess/Lioness of God who walks with grace and strength throughout her life.
Use the power of your name, Shiva Sadhana Kaur, to realize your gift – that through dedication to a life based on spiritual values, you transcend all negativity bringing hope, vitality, and God’s light on the earth. Infuse each breath with the inner sound current of your name to be immersed in the vitality and integrity of this blessing. Your commitment to the disciplined practice that results in higher consciousness brings new life, opportunity, and radiance to the minds and hearts of all those around you. Experience the wonderful sound of your name as it enables you to achieve the highest fulfillment of your soul.
The power of your spiritual name is that the more you speak and hear it, the more it permeates your being, opening you to experience its NADH (universal inner sound current). Consciously merge with the vibration of the NADH to come into harmony with your highest destiny.”
~ Many blessings – Nirinjan Kaur/ Director of Spiritual Nam