The Tethered-Self Practice

Aviv Shahar with RIta Lampen

Illustration by Tina Schiøler

September 19, 2023

Portals Practices are a wide array of activities and processes that can enhance well-being, inner balance and harmony. Practices help us integrate our inner lives and awareness and connect to our natural creative potential. We’re also tuning our lives to the greater intelligence, strength and support that is always available to us.

The tethered-self practice reveals the connection between the nested you, deep within; the active you, manifesting while going about your business; and the you tethered to the point of origin, imagined far in the universe. It allows for us to feel and imagine the trace of the different lives, be reconnected to the whole of ourselves, and feel renewed and refreshed to live our lives.

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  • 1: Clear a mental and physical space for a time of contemplation
  • 2: As described in the recording, locate the “little you” near the solar plexus
  • 3: Imagine the “active you”, in touch with the little you
  • 4: Visualize being connected to the source of light that the “creative you” is coming from

Amidst the many activities we have, we can make space to connect to our deepest lives, from the miniature version of ourselves, to the physical, to the spiritual light that we are.

This practice allows us to calm down and get in touch with the feeling of stillness and settlement that comes from knowing we are in safe hands, cared for, and connected to the inner lives that are part of us.

Aviv Shahar

Rita Lampen

Rita Lampen

Growing up in the Finnish countryside, immersed in the ever-varied life of the seasons and the elements, was a fortuitous beginning of deep intimacy with the planet that hosts and supports us, and a rich interactive affair of being human in this big picture within an even bigger picture. I recall the awe and wonder looking up at the stars as a small child, feeling an inexplicable longing for home beyond the tangible family home.

Visual art, movement and music have been recurring cyclic themes in my life over the years, on a journey of living in several countries practicing a variety of occupations in aspects of arts, crafts and

Life can be an ever-moving adventure of "shedding skins" that have become outdated and constrictive, and growing new ones that are – hopefully – refining to be more resilient, fluid yet strong, better serving the purpose of this ongoing journey of discovery.

So – what next….?

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.

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