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My Story

About 10 years ago I became very ill: I struggled with an eating disorder and a depression. When I couldn’t find the support I needed within the Western mental health care system, I embarked on an inner journey to find my way home back to myself. I made a commitment to listen to, follow and be true to my Heart – to find my own truth and learn to live from there. To consciously choose what I want to embody as a woman, as a human being and focus my awareness on what I want to call into this world, which is always love, harmony, balance, truth, respect, appreciation and gratitude for what is. Because it is from this acceptance and appreciation of what is here now, who we are here now and where we are that space opens up for transformation and growth to occur.

Through my life experiences I have gained a lot of wisdom about the human psyche and I have always had a great compassion for the human experience. We all carry the ability to step into self-empowerment and take responsibility for our lives: for our thoughts, our actions and our emotions. 
To point to something outside of ourselves and demand it to change, so that we can feel better, is to point at your own reflection in the mirror and expect it to be different. The way is always in – and through. To grow in our ability to respond, rather than react, to whatever life is presenting us with. And for me individually, the only way is all the way. 

In that I practice a compassionate radical acceptance to whatever life is presenting me with and (am learning to) free myself from (self)judgement. Where there is love, it is impossible to judge – making it easier to be welcoming to what is arising and instead of running away from it or suppressing it, we can move towards it with curiosity and compassion. 
This approach to life has given me a lot of insight about what caused the dis-ease within me, while simultaneously opened a door, a pathway of how to heal from it and become again the conscious co-creator of my life. 

It is a humbling path of surrender, of integrity, of honesty, patience and trust. Trust wihin myself and within the greater mystery of life. That everything is always unfolding perfectly, in its own rhythm and at its own time…

With love for the human heart, for life, for the Earth, for being,
Aylynn Ayni

Over SAMA Medicine

SAMA Medicine offers a space to discover for yourself how to live truthfully to your heart. To support you in embodying your unique self and to empower you to listen to your inner voices of wisdom, guidance and truth. To offer a safe, held, loving container to explore the inner landscapes of your being and to allow anything that rises to the surface to come up and to be welcomed with compassion.

‘Sama’ in het Sansrkit betekent ‘even’ of ‘gelijk’ en is de kwaliteit van kalmte en rust van geest. Het is de wortel van het concept ‘Samatva’, wat ‘gelijkmoedigheid’ betekent. Deze gelijkmoedigheid vormt de kern van Sama Medicine. Het beoefenen van gelijkmoedigheid jegens elk levend wezen, jegens onze eigen gedachten en gevoelens en jegens alles wat we in het leven tegenkomen. Waarin alles welkom is - als golven in een oceaan vol levendigheid. Leren om alle aspecten van het zelf te omarmen en te integreren, door onze schaduw te leren kennen en alles thuis te brengen dat we hebben onderdrukt, weggeduwd of gedwongen om op een bepaalde manier te zijn. Om ons te verbinden met ons lichaam, met ons hart, met onze geest en alles wat gevoeld wordt welkom te heten in onszelf. Het is vanuit deze volledige omarming van alles wat er is, dat ons leven zich kan ontvouwen in wat het altijd bedoeld is geweest te zijn.

“Someone I love once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand, that this too was a gift.”

– Mary Oliver