Life Force, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

It seems much of my life has been filled with meaningless activity.  In my younger years, without much of me to operate with, I tried to please as I was hoping for value and purpose.  I worked at jobs I hated, tried to stay in struggling relationships for the “sake of the children”, and was mediocre at parenting.

I was waiting for life to run its course.

Studying for a class later this spring, I read that God is an experience, a cosmic Life Force moving through all things, dark and light.  This cosmic Life Force created the entire universe with vibrations and therefore everything is just a holy vibration.

Does this cosmic life force include all of those years of apathy and negativity for me?  Does it include the terrorist attacks, this strange and hateful political climate in the US?  If this is God, I say to myself, it is indeed a strange one!

Thirty years ago, out of boredom, I began a study of Cosmic Consciousness.  I began to see my negativity as a lower vibration, which could never fill me up or make me feel whole.  It was a state of being in which all of life is draining.

Focusing on balancing that lower vibration with a higher vibration that many call God, I began to feel excited and engaged in my life and the people I love.  I began to know that the lower vibration must be in relation to the Higher Vibration I was adding.

It didn’t take very long before I began to feel open, vulnerable and real.  Life became a joyful event even though still filled with the mundane of everyday existence.  Now life seemed to have a limitless essence filled with purpose and meaning.  Endings became simply transitions of this same joyful loving vibration into a different form.

Now I breathe and move through my life on most days with balance and wholeness.  Now I can feel the Life Force in my core that never dies.

Here at the School of Self Healing Arts that is our goal.  To awaken our student’s consciousness to this beautiful inner rhythm that pulses through every living being.  When our students see the subtle shift in movement through their bodies and their lives, it becomes a precious gift of newness that explodes into their present lives.

Come and join us for next school year in the Fall of 2016.  We are enrolling now through June 1st.  Come find your true self and authentic joy.

Susan Austin-Crumpton
Executive Director & Founder
The Estuary, Inc.


Susan Austin-Crumpton

Susan Austin-Crumpton, Executive Director and Founder of The Estuary and The School of Healing Arts. Susan’s intention to be fully present and alive with passion and joy requires an authenticity that is her hallmark. Dedication to study and commitment to her clients and students provides The Estuary and the community involved with purpose and meaning not often found in traditional leadership. Susan Austin-Crumpton speaks of The Estuary as being like a wheel, with the staff being each of the spokes, the programs and services as the rim and she is the hub of energy and identity at the center. As the founder of The Estuary and The School of Healing Arts, she has developed the healing techniques and skills taught by the school and integrated into the individual practices of the staff. Susan’s leadership, innovative practice methods and classes have created the foundation of The Estuary and The School. Her varied career history as business owner, a teacher, and a psychotherapist, make her uniquely qualified to bring grounding to healing practices that originate outside the medical and psychological mainstream. Her techniques are truly complimentary to allopathic medicine and traditional psychotherapy, not in conflict with them, as is evidenced by the community support and acceptance over the past twenty years. As the primary teacher at The School of Healing Arts she combines the techniques of energy healing and psychology with Kabbalistic principles into her psychotherapy techniques that bring lasting change into the lives of those who work with her. She works with individuals and groups specializing in depression, anxiety, couples, health issues, addiction, and spiritual connection to life’s meaning and purpose. Susan has completed four years of study in healing science with The Barbara Brennan School of Healing Science and three years of study in Integrative Kabbalistic Healing with Jason Shulman's A Society of Souls. She also holds a degree in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville. She is a pastoral counselor ordained by The Estuary. Susan specializes in integrating transpersonal psychology with energy therapies effectively embodying the mind, body and spirit connection. She has been in private practice for 18 years serving individual processes, coupleship work, group experiences, and health related issues. She is the primary teacher at The School of Self Healing Arts and teaches transpersonal psychology, energy anatomy and therapies, world religion, and experiential therapy techniques. Susan is married and has two daughters and two grandchildren. She loves to study, to learn and grow personally and professionally, and is committed to the well being of her family, students and clients.