In the ancient science of alchemy, fire is the great transformer. It burns away falsity and reveals the indestructible. Salt is the purified essence of a thing that remains: it's wholeness. Fire and Salt was founded to help individuals through a similar process in their healing, supporting them in releasing all that isn't them, in reclaiming their abandoned parts, embodying their highest truth, and realizing their inherent wisdom and dignity. Using a variety of modalities, Fire and Salt helps individuals liberate their heart, reclaim their power, and reconnect to their innate wholeness. Find out more about how through our services.
I truly believe that we are all connected and that our healing is bound up in each other. Relationships, community, and social connections are powerful tools for leading us back home to ourselves.
Often times our wounding and challenges occur in relationships and so healing is often also incredibly powerful when done in relationship as well.
I also believe that we are all fundamentally whole, but that we can become disconnected from this wholeness through a variety of challenges, including pain, trauma, harmful internalized narratives, and distorted thought patterns.
Let's go on a journey to get more free and to connect more deeply to the truth of this wholeness together.
Healing takes a lot of courage. It often asks us to confront the painful and tender parts of our hearts and to investigate all that arises to meet us there. Healing challenges us to make peace with discomfort. It doesn't always feel good, but it will always lead to our growth and liberation.
Challenging emotions and difficult experiences are sacred messengers. If we are wiling to give them space and to tend to them with compassionate curiosity, they can lead us to tremendous healing and growth.
Human beings are multidimensional and I believe our healing needs to be multidimentional as well, incorporating and providing support for the mind, body, heart, and soul. We need to be able to address the material and spiritual aspects of our well-being. All of this influences the way that I show up as a healer.
Drawing on my knowledge from my training as a psychotherapist, coach, energy worker, and meditation teacher, I believe it's my job to provide a safe container, tools, important questions to consider, and overall support on your journey to coming home to yourself and moving in to deeper alignment with your heart.
I don't believe healers heal you, I believe that they hold space for you and provide you with tools and support for you to heal yourself. We are each the experts on our own lives and experiences and at the end of the day we truly are the ones who have to do the work to heal and get free. We don't, however, have to do it alone. In fact, we do it best in community, in connection, in relationship, with resources, with support, with help, with tools, and with love.
It's my passion to support individuals in this process; in confronting what it means to be alive and to be human and in untangling the painful tangles that often get in the way of connecting more deeply with our hearts, sovereignty, and power. This passion comes from my own healing journey and confrontations with my own heart as well as my belief in our collective dignity, wisdom, and interconnectedness.
You are incredibly powerful, even if it doesn't feel like it in this moment. No matter where you are right now in your journey, you have the ability to make decisions and take actions to change your life for the better and to connect more deeply with the truth of who you really are.
Maybe you're stuck or at a crossroads. Maybe you are feeling lost or disconnected from yourself or like you just want to understand yourself better. Maybe something inside you keeps feeling like something is missing. Whatever the circumstances of your life, finding your way to this page tells me that there is a part of you that is ready to go deeper and to remember.
It would be an honor and a privilege to assist you on your journey and to share some of the medicine that has been incredibly transformative for me. You can find out more about my background, training, and specializations in my "about me" section.
Susan Lopez (LMFT 134660)
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