Loving Him/Her As Myself, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

This is not my first rodeo into this realm of the feminist movement.

Last time we demanded that men change, declared our sexual freedom, decided to make ourselves happy instead of waiting for “HIM” to make me happy, and burned our bras.  OHHH. . . the freedom we thought we had found.
However, as women, we forgot to bring our confident, assertive voices with us.  Instead, we drug forward our angry or silent voices into our present and future.
Today I feel like a version of Martin Luther King.  “I have a dream . . .” 

I have a dream that we will move beyond being male and female when it comes to dominance or privilege.  In place, we see each other as one living spirit respecting each gender as unique, having different qualities as human beings and all with hearts overflowing with love and caring.
I believe when we “love” one another that we surrender to a third energy field, which IS a body.  This body is a real and true thing that exists and needs attending, and attention, and truthful clarity to survive.

So, I can say with honesty I have figured a way to co-create this subtle “body” with other women and sisters. There is a respect an understanding beyond explaining that exists between us.

Now I believe it is time to find a new energy body, second body, light body if you will, between men and women.  We will all thrive in this third place and emerge forcefully with respect and love for our differences and challenges facing being men and women.
I am paraphrasing Ladislaus Boros:

When two genders say “we” because love has made us
we in reality,
A new sphere of existence is created.
The whole world takes on a new dimension,
a new depth.
This  new sphere of existence is not simply “already there”;
it comes into existence as a function of the
free acceptance of one person  with another.


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.