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Meditate with Ruth
Develop the clarity and freedom to fully step into your deepest purpose now, not later.
Led by Ruth Li, Mindfulness Coach
Your Private Three Month Journey
Can you relate?
You are at a place of transition and would like support calming your inner critic, building self-trust and cultivating an unshakeable center.
You are interested in a meditative approach to navigating life’s transition and moving into this new chapter.
You are interested in finding more alignment with your purpose.
You have been experiencing confusion, inner turbulence and chaotic frustration, and are ready for more peace, balance and clarity.
You have hit a wall with therapy, or are just not getting the results you want. Therapy can be a deep exploration of the mind, and sometimes we want rest from that exploration or a new way of living while also getting our needs met.
If any of this resonates, you are not alone.
How do you move forward in the face of the unknown, and continue to gain momentum toward your aligned life? How do you discover peace and freedom where you are right now, and with the mind you have right now?
This program is designed to help you leverage mindfulness, self-inquiry and transcendental practices to arrive home to yourself, to access more balance, peace and freedom, and to sustainably navigate life’s transitions with grace. Let’s dive into the main modalities of this program below.
In this program, you'll walk away with:
Building a relationship with a mindfulness tool kit.
Rooting into the witness role with your thoughts and having freedom to choose.
Receiving accountability for your actions and practice. Even if this path is meaningful, it can be challenging, so you will be supported along the way to meet these moments with courage and compassion.
Navigating the path of self-development fully, the wins and challenges alike.
Rooting into your sense of self-trust by listening to what arises within you and by consciously choosing action based on what arises. Knowing that whatever happens, you can navigate it with grace, ease and equanimity using your new tool kit.
Making choices decisively and gaining momentum in your life, in the face of the unknown (and stalling out no more).
Designing a custom practice schedule that supports you, your lifestyle and your goals, integrating the modalities that meet you best in this season of your life.
Coming to know yourself more fully in the present moment. Whatever you do in the “outer world” is secondary to how you experience life in your “inner world”. Being present in this moment is the foundation for living a meaningful and peaceful life, one that is truly of service to the world. You’ll get an opportunity to realize this on an experiential level in this program.
Welcome to Awakened Path. I’m Ruth Li and I’ll be your guide on this journey.
More about Ruth
I am a mindfulness coach and my mission is to help you develop the clarity and freedom to fully step into your deepest purpose through a mindfulness and meditative self-inquiry approach. Do what you’re meant to do now, not later.
I do this by helping you calm your inner critic, build self-trust and understand the root of your behaviors and habits. This cultivates an unshakeable center so that actions will arise from a place of true alignment.
I am the founder of Meditate with Ruth, offering 1:1 sessions to individuals who are ready to traverse a life transition and move into their aligned path. Training that supports my coaching are: 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Breakthrough Coaching with Sean Smith, Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training with Authentic Relating Ottawa as well as works shared by Eckhart Tolle, Michael Singer, Mooji and Jack Kornfield.
I am a meditation teacher, guiding people to connect to their inner calm and balance. I have completed several 10-day silent Insight Meditation retreats (also known as Vipassana) including my first one in India in 2016. I now love creating a space for my clients to foster their own deep practice in community.
I am a yoga instructor, holding each class in mindful awareness and movement. In 2017, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre. "Mindfulness in motion" is at the center of yoga and provides a powerful nervous system settling to support a deep meditation practice.
How did this program come to be?
My Story from Depression to Peace
I have been deeply transformed by mindfulness and meditative self-inquiry and am called to share this with others. In 2014, a childhood friend passed away in a tragic accident and on that same day, my grandpa got admitted to the hospital. I quickly realized how impermanent life is and woke up to the realization that I was not living the life I wanted. From there, I fell into a deep depression and state of confusion. I stepped back from my life.
In 2015, I left my job as an accountant and booked a one-way ticket to India. A clean break, stepping into the unknown. I didn’t know what I’d find there but I followed my gut. I followed the curiosity. It felt like there was nothing left for me in my old life.
And that’s where I attended my first Insight Meditation retreat (also known as Vipassana). In those moments of silence, I discovered the missing piece that I had been searching for all along: a way to find peace in every moment regardless of what was happening around me. This was the starting point of my mindfulness journey.
This glimpse of peace didn't start off smooth, though. As I continued along this mindful path, many roadblocks arose:
I was shocked at how judgmental and negative my thoughts were.
I was discouraged by how much “inner work” and “healing” was needed. It felt as though I was just touching the tip of the iceberg.
I felt confused by the technique. Am I doing this right? What, exactly, am I experiencing here?
I developed a face twitch.
I withdrew from others and became even more alone and depressed.
These challenges invited me to go deeper to discover something more stable. And that’s where meditative self-inquiry came in.
By practicing meditative self-inquiry alongside my insight meditation practice, I became aware that my subconscious mind was constantly trying to protect me, and I developed a compassionate appreciation for this survival instinct. Understanding that the perceived danger was no longer real, a letting go was facilitated. Self-inquiry illuminated places where healing could take place and where insights could spontaneously arise.
Going beyond the mind: After some time sitting with thoughts, I noticed a part of me that was present to thoughts and not reacting to them, even if they were negative or steeped in fear. This created an impersonal quality and opened a deeper dimension of peace. I saw that I was not my thoughts and in that realization, came freedom.
And so, I discovered a practice set that helped me root into my own grounded clarity and continue to go deeper with courage, trust, compassion and equanimity.
Today, I love helping people step into their life’s calling, and navigating the path of discovery guided by mindfulness. I know this journey through and beyond the liminal into the deepest clarity, and into a recognition of my life’s purpose -- and so it’s an honor to steward others on that sacred and courageous journey.
-- Cindy Pratt, Market Manager for Constance Bay Community Market
Enlightening. Wholesome. Holistic. Enriching. Beyond my expectations … Really, it has been!
A surprising amount of growth has occurred in the time since I started working with Ruth. I wasn’t expecting this. I was expecting to work more on a physical level, but what has come with the mindfulness aspect and the meditative aspect has brought an awareness, and thankfully, a deeper understanding of myself. I know that the change and growth is coming from me but Ruth is the conduit or connective force that helps put the puzzle pieces together.
I receive input from naturopaths and other healers and my time with Ruth has been central to highlighting how all those interactions and experiences relate to and where they fit within the puzzle.
Ruth has an innate understanding of things: people, soul development, holistic development. In our first session Ruth created the space to allow for awareness to happen and growth to occur. Building session to session she's provided gentle reflection which brings clarity, expands awareness, and nurtures growth. We've gone from a spark to shining bright light on my life and potential. Ruth's gift is beyond listening and observing.
Sessions with Ruth are well worth the investment. They are an investment in yourself.
-- Cindy Pratt, Market Manager for Constance Bay Community Market
There is this belief that an individual must first transition into something more meaningful and then they will feel happiness or fulfillment. However, what people often experience is this superficial happiness that is temporary and fleeting. When this temporary experience ends, they often look to the next external thing to fill their cup: a new job, a new project, a new relationship. People can often get caught up in endless cycles of wanting and chasing this away. With this framework, we will start with the most fundamental piece that truly brings forward the qualities of fulfillment, happiness and peace and that is being at peace with this moment just as it is. Our minds tend to place stories, beliefs or fears on top of our experience, usually creating dissatisfaction, unhappiness and deep suffering.
My Triple "T" Approach
When we step outside of our thoughts, or observe thoughts without trying to change them, we create space to truly see thoughts for what they are: an impersonal and impermanent sensory experience. This is how we move beyond, or transcend, our thoughts to arrive at a place of real transformation. We realize through our direct experience that we are not our thoughts and therefore, become free or liberated from them. This is seen as an internal shift that brings us in alignment with our highest potential. From this place of alignment, transition becomes clear and easeful.
Meet the Team
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Each 1:1 Private Coaching Session will Include:
My clients report these benefits after working with me:
Clarity for decision-making at important life transitions.
Deep awareness of unconscious patterns, habits and beliefs.
Coming home to the best version of themselves.
Feeling connected to themselves.
Feeling calm, peaceful and grounded.
Strengthening their practice of mindfulness and meditative self-inquiry.
Transforming pain into peace, presence and growth.
Meeting challenges gracefully by tapping into their internal strength and resiliency.
Prolonged presence; motivation and inspiration to continue their practice.
Taking their practice to the next level.
Excitement and confidence moving forward.
All features are available for 3 months which is the time frame of this program.
This program includes:
1:1 Private Coaching Sessions with Ruth Li ($1,600 value, total six 1.5 hour sessions)
In-Between Session Support ($500 value)
Special Feature: Root and Rise Library ($291 value, no extra charge)
Special Feature: Access to Weekly Meditation Class: Wake Up Mindfully! ($180 value, no extra charge)
TOTAL VALUE: $2,571
Investment Level: $2,100
Option 1: Pay in Full of $1,890 (save 10%)
Option 2: 3 Monthly Payments of $700 (totaling $2,100)
This is for you if...
1. You are ready for change: You are ready to get out of your own way and to move beyond your own resistance. You feel the call to live the life you truly want. One that is meaningful, fulfilling, exciting and honoring your highest potential.
2. You want to make a real impact in the world: Serving others energizes you like nothing else! You want to make a difference in the lives of those you love and serve. And as your understanding of “oneness” or “we are all connected” deepens, so does your commitment to helping others.
3. You embrace discomfort knowing this is how you grow: By shining a light into the darkest of shadows, your own powerful truths can be revealed. Challenges can be seen as roadmaps to hidden treasures and you are ready to explore! As your mindfulness coach, I’m here to support you as you courageously navigate and integrate what arises along the way.
4. You’re new to mindfulness and interested in exploring this modality: Perhaps you’re curious about the practice and its potential to support you at this time of your life. Maybe you’ve been on a path of healing or transformation, but are hitting a wall, and you have a hunch that mindfulness can be an important part of your next level of transformation and development. I work with people who are curious about mindfulness and willing to practice in-between sessions. This practice only works if you use it! Consistency is more important than intensity when cultivating a habit. If you’re brand new to mindfulness and meditation, I meet you where you are and help you develop and deepen your practice in support of your most aligned life.
4. You have a mindfulness or meditation practice: Maybe you already have a practice, and have explored techniques or frameworks like MBSR. But now, you have hit a wall, or your practice feels stale, and you’re looking to reinvigorate it (but don’t know what that looks like). I’ll support you with learning a new style of practice and deepening your practice over time.
This is NOT for you if...
You are not willing to set aside time to fully show up for our sessions.
You are not willing to commit to the outlined actions that support your desired goals.
You are not willing to commit to a personal meditative practice.
You are not willing to sit with discomfort, uncertainty or challenges.
I feel less driven and more able to see myself clearly. In turn, this has allowed me to make a life-changing decision at a crucial transition point in my life.
Dr. Katherine Willow, N.D.