Anxiety is a huge issue for many in this world and often comes from expectations. We are in a harry carry world, we expect immediate returns on all things and the speed in which we move sets us up to forget some of the greatest laws that run our world. We have technology that offers us so much immediate answer and stimulation yet the world around us, nature, still has a rhythm all her own that is much slower. Seeds turn into plants that then have buds and eventually fruits. You can't rush this process no matter what you do. There is a way things occur very different than technology.
Anxiety is fear of the future. If it is real or perceived doesn't matter for our body reacts in the same way. With all the upheavel we have, it seems how could we not have anxiety? Yet who wants to live in such a panic state. It creates nervousness, aggitation, impatience and anger to name a few. We all desire things or situations to occur quicker than they do. Expecting results! It is often not the situation that has gone a rye, it is on the rhythm of the world. It is us, our hurry up way, "I want these results" that creates the anxiety. We have lost our ability to wait, to contemplate, to be still. We expect all to move to our desires, our pace, our wants, our ideas.
Most of our anxiety is created by our expectations. Let's really sense the feeling of that word. It is a still word, not moving. We are waiting and quite bored by the wait. We want something to happen and are most likely sitting there thinking, when will this come? I expected to see results by now. Not long after a story gets created about how maybe it won't happen, why we are tired of waiting, etc.... A whole set of doubt, process of evaluation of what we did or didn't do or what we should be doing comes in and no action is going on. We have a mind game going playing out all our fears about what we are waiting for.
So how do we shift this into a more positive way to view things? How do we not have anxiety or fear about what will come next and not sit there expecting? One thing we could do is drop it and move on to something else knowing divine timing has its way. If it is physical movement it has a greater chance of resetting our mind. Often that doesn't work for we do some3thing else and are still thinking of it in the background.
The higher more active way to wait for the rhythm of things to play out by its natural way is through anticipation, not expectation. This word has much movement and excitement to it. Do you feel the positive vibration it creates in you? It has movement and conjures use of positive imagination of how it will be when it comes. It has delight, even enthusiasm to it that feels fun and alluring. There is no anxiety, fear or panic. It is more open and growing for whatever we may be waiting for to come.
That is the difference between theses two words that is very powerful emotionally, energy wise and to the mind. Both are seeking celebration or the outcome we want. Yet expecting is not a high note and if others are involved they usually don't do what we expect anyway so you are almost sure to be let down. By considering all things with anticipation, we have a happier state rolling through life. Sure it could not happen but we are in joy as we wait. We are sending out more positive vibes in our life and to others as we await the future. We are flowing more toward what we want rather than getting caught in the mind ramble or the doubt pattern. It is easier to put down the idea and await the process of it coming in.
There is great wisdom to operating with this understanding. Anticipate your goals, dreams, ideas, outcomes. Stay away from expectation. It has no flow and is very domineering and commanding. It may seem like a small word shift but it is powerful. Words are the spells of creation so use them and the energy or vibe behind them wisely. They support a happier life. Use them with discernment.
I will share what is present for me regarding refueling myself, relationship and understanding my limits. Let me begin by sharing I have a great knowing of another that is beyond my experience here. i sense a friend very strongly empathically but don't really have what I would call a normal communicating friendship. An odd situation that has taught me a lot of learning about my intuition, desire, personality and love.
I am blessed with the gift to feel and see others essence of who they are. Often if people are not so nice, I can still see their gift or feel their goodness beyond what their behavior displays. It is a gift and curse at times to my personality, for no one likes unkind behavior or desires to put up with being treated not as we would like. We all display unkind behavior at times and often it has nothing to do with who is before us. It usually is discomfort within ourselves, we are stuck in some learning and can't move past it at that moment so we blame the outside conditions. I see past this often and as I said, it is not always so joyful to my personality to give others the benefit of the doubt and remain holding friendship.
The learning from this gift and this odd sensing, is that I can tap into the love I have and offer it even if it is not directly returned. However, there are times that my temper tantrum girl like all of us, doesn't want to be so loving and love past others barriers to receiving or engaging, It creates anger in me of course, I get resistant to how others respond as we all do. When I get over it or diverted from tantrum girl, I blame myself for not being so loving. My learning is of this resentment, this kind unkind switch in consciousness. We all have a duality in us. We see it, try to learn and get to revisit it many times in an effort to make sense of ourselves.
Today I see this as a learning of how to work with my gift. It is always something in our control, finding a new way to cope, to work with the conditions. I am seeing this gift as a wonderful openness to others. It is now my job to use this to my benefit and notice when this anger comes forward that I am not managing it so well. It is ok that I do get angry at times at others response or non response. That is a message to me that it is not working to my benefit. There is nothing wrong with this anger and I need not judge it. I need not be upset that I express it and then judge it as not kind and loving and then get upset with myself.
It is just part of relationship and being on the planet with others. They don't do what we want sometimes and it is ok. We can express in anger or unloving and that is ok as well. So much of our training tells us that we are to always be loving or we are not good or spiritual. If we find negative emotion at others or situations, we call it wrong and ungodly. This is not the real truth of it though. This negativity is an indicator that we are out of loving in that moment. We are to embrace the all of this experience and not judge or qualify it as good or bad only. We just recognize what we are capable of at that moment. There is no good or bad about it.
Our discomfort, anger, resentment, annoyance is just an indicator that our loving is not present. We don't need to put that at others or ourselves. We just acknowledge that we are not loving and we need to regroup. It is not good or bad, it is an awareness of our state and to redirect, get out or away is the message. Let go and find something else to do for our fuel has been exhausted in that situation. It is like running out of gas. The car isn't bad, the mechanics are not the problem, it is the nourishing energy to drive is plum gone. We don't get angry at our car, we find a gas station. It is as simple with ourselves.
We can't be loving, kind, supportive all minutes of the day. Potentially we could but we have not been taught of this or how to do it. We are coming to a greater awareness to maybe some day do that yet it won't happen until we understand ourselves, our limits in this vehicle and our boundaries. This anger is an indicator to stop what I am doing. It is a sign that I need inward fuel and I will not find it outside or in another at this moment. That is all it is. A powerful energy at that for it has a powerful message.
Learning to know oneself is the highest wisdom. We are not all loving and kind all hours, it just isn't realistic these images of being a perfect, lovely person. All great seekers knew when to step away and refuel They caught the message early enough and heeded the call. When we are filled it is so easy to truly give and love others no matter what behavior they throw toward us. It is only when we are empty that it creates a disturbance. We have lots of options too as to how to manage these conditions. We can move and never be near them. We can reset and then interact. We can find others to share our filled upness with. We can use our loving and gifts in other directions. There is many ways to use this anger or strife to redirect ourselves. Beating ourselves up for not being so wonderful every moment is not a wise option.
The first step, most importantly, is to refuel yourself elsewhere. Refresh yourself. Know your limits. Learn them as you get in these situations. See the annoyance as the gift to step away, move elsewhere. Not with a judgement about it but with wisdom that it just is. This is my learning with my gift. If I see another's essence and lose sight of that, get hurt by their behavior, it is time to regroup. I don't need to feel bad that I get angry or upset with them. I just need to know I am at my limit of giving and must turn another way. It is not good or bad, about me or them, it is about knowing limits, boundary, love and giving.
My learning today is about being gentle with myself for what I have done or not done. Seeing this anger or negativity as a sign to refresh and take care of myself first. Know that anger or upset with another is not wrong or bad. It is a message to me of how to proceed by REFUELING myself by honoring whatever I need. The best part of this strange gift is that I am learning of myself. We all have a great loving in us. It is not always available to give though it is always there.
It is a learning for us all with our gifts. Somedays we don't have extra gas to go where we want or be who we are inside. We just need to pull into the closest gas station and fuel up again. No big deal, no need to engage our duality or be upset with running out of gas. It is what it is.
Gassed up, we can continue with spreading our gifts! VaaaaaRoooooom!
So here we are in 2018, ready to create a new way of being as is natural for a new cycle. At these turning points we get the opportunity to let go of what was and create a new what is. Em- bodying or being in the body seems the main call for 2018. We are in our heads, disconnected from the earth, our body, our environments, our senses, our feelings. We don't like our bodies, have odd pictures of what we are to look like, wear and be. Chasing images that don't fit and how are we to find health and well being. If we don't have a connect to our body and sensing our world we are not living in our full beness.
The first step is to find a connection to our body as it is right here and now. The way to do that is through our sensory perception. To enjoy using all our senses, our smell, hearing, touch, sight and movement. These all bring us back from the rambling mind that is going and thinking and missing the sensory experience of the world around us. When we find more presence, more being in the world, noticing our environment, our feelings, what is really going on with what is in front of us, we can have more health, relaxation and joy in life. These are vibrations, not thoughts. They include feelings and body experiences, sensory experiences, things that create aliveness.
Often we are in our minds so disconnected. Mind is a powerful tool of imagination, thinking ahead, planning and calculating but it is not all we are. This disconnect from ourselves, our environment, nature has created a very one dimensional experience when we are to be multidimensional beings. So our key is to find ways to enjoy being in our body.
How do we find love for our body, whatever its shape? We create and recognizes the experiences of our senses and remember the fabulous sacred vessel it is. We find ways to move in it that feel good and pleasurable. Then we remember how grand our body is. It heals a cut, digests food, hears the birds, can say sweet words, can move in grace, can catch us as we fall, can beat our heart!! How amazing this all is!! So notice these small ways to enjoy your body!! To fall in love with it!
Eat with presence and in your senses of taste, sight, texture and feeling.
Walk slower and perceptively, noticing the nature, the buildings, the people around us.
Really look in others eyes as they speak, use your body to feel them, sense them and understand them.
Shower with great elixirs that you enjoy and slather them on your body in great care.
Use awareness as you put on your lotions and oils and make up in artistry.
Move or exercise in ways that feels good. Connects you to your body in pleasure so you do it.
Dance a song a day in free form flow while listening to your music, allowing your body deva to lead and heal.
These are some of the ways to have easy, simple pleasure daily in our body and senses!
There are so many paths and activities to be more engaged in embodying ourselves, our experiences and our lives that will bring more joy, happiness and pleasure! What are we doing thinking ahead and behind all the time when life is happening moment to moment! Use your body as the sacred vessel that it is and be aware of all that is happening on all levels. These moments, a smile, a hug, a great dessert baking, the sunset, the joy or sadness of a situation, these are what life is. An experience that can be felt, tasted, enjoyed and seen on so many levels!
Embody yourself this year in all you do! Remember we are here to experience it all! The joy, fun, lightness and the hard, challenging and heavy. Ride the wave of it all! That is the yoga of living. It is an experience! Not just some tale in the head!
Blessings to your New Year of Aliveness!!
I enjoy the changing of the year! So much fun through the holiday. I am filled with love and joy, even with strife mixed in, the vibe so high. This sets us up for the inward cycle of winter where we dream up what to bring forward in the coming seasons! A perfect time to reflect on what was good last year, what was not so good, what must change and where we are heading in this new beginning.
Many of us are in for great movement forward this year. The last few years have been cleansing for us all. We have been seeing what is no longer good in our lives. This process of getting to reality and out of romancing our not so beautiful life. The results we get to see in the coming years. We are all moving to a more spiritual, values centered life. Dropping the shoulds, the false images, the pretense we have been trained in and allowing our individuality to express. We are creating lives that work for us, not ones that follow a predetermined path. The greater world is not predicable, most all our systems in a restructure as we individually are recreating our worlds. The microcasm, macrocasm principle. both shifting to new.
There is great freedom in this! I, in process for 4 years and finally feel the endings are clearing on all levels! Now there is space for the newness! It feels good to have a blank canvas!! At first it was a bit daunting. Now I feel the desire to paint in full color! Our process through change is not on our own timing. We are taught to be aggressive, ambitious, make things happen. Often this creates anxiety for things have their own timing. When you play with the larger laws and the current energies, pushing doesn't create what you want. I find patience, holding to the direction often more of the journey than resisting what is happening by doing more.
As you design the next year, put forth the desires and determine your direction, keep in mind the idea of pleasure. Joy, happiness, peace, all are attitudes and can be found in most circumstances even challenging ones. We often are so scurrying toward the next thing that we forget the current joys, blessings and moments that are right here now. This allows greater ease, a more present awareness and easier happiness. It is not all about getting to the next space. That quest never ends nor should it. The phrase "it is the journey not the destination" is the truth of it. Consider living that more fully. Really experience the process as the fun, the pleasure of moving toward the goal, not just the ending. For every ending just means a new beginning. Keep an eye out for that rat wheel thinking.
In transition, I have had to keep to this simple view of happiness. I don't yet know where this new life will lead me. Rather than get lost in the uncertainty, I continually remind myself of the mystery and charm of that. We are not settled with uncertainty so I shifted to view it as mystery! it offers allure to my creative image making tool, aka, creative imagination. There is no definite cause effect in this world. The variables so many and the greater world not following an order either. We need to adjust how we see it and how we play in the changing conditions. Old rules don't apply and I am not sure they ever did. it just appeared more predictable.
An open mind, an eye for beauty and an awareness for simple pleasures is the simple path to creating a life filled with joy. It may be filled with many less pleasing things yet these directions will add greater happiness. We don't know what unexpected turns will come in. There is no controlling much but ourselves and our perspective. When we stay in that truth, we can see the year in a new way that adds to our health, relaxation and pleasure. Making lemonade out of lemons is the master art. Tasting the sweetness in all situations so you get the juice of life is the highest form of living. These the great elixirs!
May you find great blessing, prosperity and joy in this new cycle. We are bright spirits and coming to see this within ourselves. The mastery we have to enjoy life comes through seeing it as the adventure it is, This is the Magnus Opus. This is the direction that makes the most sense. Finding our power to have joy, happiness and giggles in whatever occurs is the way to mastering in this new cycle.
Happy 2018 All!
It has been my interest to learn of the forgotten feminine wisdom since I had the Himalayan Masters land at my farm, 7 years ago. I think I was so amazed that there was such knowledge of being a woman that I had never learned. It was quite easy to learn as well for we are woman and innate care givers. To know how to tend ourselves and live in our body quite natural.
As I have been on this journey now for quite a bit of time, I am amazed how many woman do not take to this wisdom that so sung my heart. I feel such a call to share what I have learned and what is still transforming me in so many ways. So trained we are in the ways of the productive world, against ourselves and our "frivolous" ways as I have been told. We take no time to ourselves yet expect to produce beyond anyone's capacity in health. Yet this wisdom of ourselves bursting through the edges all around us.
As I deepen my study and find so many others sharing these natural ways of woman on all levels, I feel at home with the web and the world wide tribe I have found. Many are younger than me for they are more open for what is going on is not working for woman. They are not so hip to jump onto the martyr bandwagon either. In so many ways, these red tent practices, Persian ways, Egyptian ways, Indian and all ancient cultures are flooding the world with these, Goddess, Womb, Wise Woman, Priestess, , Moon Cycles, Earth Mother, Mary, Intuitive, oh so many names and it is all so valuable!!! Each just a tad different culture or time.
So incredible that finally, woman are learning of this innate brilliance and nature of their intuition, their incredible creativity and nourishing gifts that have been smoothed by in name of production. Our physical health can be reclaimed, our understanding of our body be rediscovered rightly, our power of change and flexibility rebirthed, our innate gifts that we all have re-membered to feel the power and wholeness of being a dynamic woman. Femininity so honored first by ourselves and what a delicious gift that is in a man's world!
I encourage you all to find out more! I wrote a basic book after the masters came, The Lotus Project, the Art of Being a Woman that can be found on Amazon. I have videos, blogs, mentor, teahc and share my understanding that continues to grow. I do know that circles upon circles of woman will build all around the world with woman gathering joyously learning of this wisdom. It is the most empowering way of woman to be together and learn of these graceful, simple ways of themselves. Beauty, flow, joy and greater health will be had by all woman as they gather and reawakening their innate knowings. I am part of this movement so proudly! I am delighted by it and can not wait to share with all my sisters, globally and locally these ancient mysteries of woman.
It is magnificent, fun, empowering and beautifying! It is of relax, play, oxytocin, healing and the parasympathetic nervous system of regeneration, rejuvenation and renewal! What woman doesn't want these things? Magnetism, sisterhood, true power and health! Oolala! My time has come to shine!
Join in ladies!! It is for our greatest hour to come!
So often when we think of pleasure and sensuality it calls up sexual ideas. This is only one way, an avenue to pleasure. By using this as our reference, we miss out on many experiences of pleasure that are around us at a moments notice. There is a vast world of pleasure at our finger tips!
Why pleasure is so important? There is the old saying "All work makes Jack a dull boy". We relax when we do pleasure, leisure activities just for the joy of it. It rejuvenates us for all our activities so we can work smarter and with greater clarity and brilliance. When we experience pleasure, we fill our body with feel good, healthy neurological and chemical processes. We step into the parasympathetic nervous system where renewal, healing and restoration occurs. If we are not in this system at all, we burn out our organs, our energy, our life force that needs daily rejuvenation to stay balanced and create health. We reset our mind, body, emotions and spirit as the sun goes down each day for rest and renewal. As physical beings, it is the way of the cycle.
The greatest reason is that it feels good! To be happy, have joy and be vital is a process of positive emotions. This causes positive chemical processes, activates healing and balances life stress. The science of pleasure is amazing! The magic power of our body, our innnate health system can do wonders when balance of all emotions and states occur.
So how do we find more pleasure? Expand our experience? Pleasure is an experience of the body. The mind doesn't do pleasure, it is more of a computer or calculator. The body, the sensations, the senses provide us with pleasure. To be in our body is paramount, That is why so much is written and many speak of presence and being in the now. Your can only do that when you are in your body and noticing not what the mind says but what the other senses are telling us. What do we see? How do we feel? What do we hear? What smells are about? What texture is it? These are all gateways to pleasure.
Senses, sensing, is what sensuality is all about. Tantra teaches this connection with our senses, the many receptors on our skin. How we can feel things with our hands, hear with our hears, smell with our olfactory sense, see with our eyes and taste with our mouths. These can be refined way beyond how most use them. Many times closing your eyes and inwardly feeling all the senses is supportive so we don't just look and label, we experience the sensation. All things become more exciting and enjoyable when we allow our senses to play in our body. Our world of thinking cuts us off from all these others ways the world communicates to us and we connect to it.
Seeing it from this angle, pleasure is everywhere. Nature brings in natural presence so we can let go of the mind and experience being in a place with all the beauty the senses bring to us. Eating should be pleasure where not only do we see our delectable food, but we taste every bite, we smell and feel its texture and notes of flavor. We are nourishing our bodies to build them and we can experience how different foods, herbs and tastes effect us.
Engaging with others can be amped up. Noticing what they are wearing, how they smell, the sound and of their voice which tell their emotion. The twinkle in their eye, the or the volume of their laugh. Digging into common experiences deeper and with greater perception rather than thinking of what to say next opens to more creative and pleasurable connections. As we touch others, really feeling our hands connect or the energy of touch. Sensing from the inside how that heat and sensation of touch opens and affects our bodies. Our skin is filled with so many sensors that we rarely activate. Touch can go so deep and feel so vital.
Walking from place to place, slowing down to notice your surroundings rather than speaking to yourself always. Hearing the birds, noticing the trees and shrubs or scents in the air. Present awareness in all things. Movement brings in pleasure, not just for exercise or strengthening. Why not make your health regemine be a pleasurable way to connect with your senses and body? Instead of denial and hard, make it strengthening, a path to feeling good as you move, enjoying the body deva. Noticing when it is hard and get back to the joy of feeling your body positively. Pushing ourselves a bit but when pain or exhaustion happen, stepping it back so pleasure and enjoyment can be felt in connect with our movement, our body presence. Stress, strife, low emotions are transmuted through moving for it burns excess energy. It doesn't need to be hard or taxing to do this. It just has to get the energy moving through release, leave our body and inspiring good emotions, endorphins, relaxation thus pleasure! All movement can be made pleasurable!
We can put on music, close our eyes and find pleasure in sound. Drum circles create healing through sound and playing as do singing bowls, gongs and digerdoos. We drive around listening to our radio engaging in pleasure seeing how it causes us to speed up or move our body, activate our singing voice, create an attitude. Happy songs lift us, sad songs bring in lower emotions, all bringing pleasure to our body and what is happening in it. A great song can change our whole day and bring in healing. We can perceive the nature sounds outside deeper, the peace of a snowstorm or the calm of a loud ocean to being in gentle settling pleasure through hearing.
As you see, our lives could be filled with pleasures. We can use almost anything to create this healing, peaceful and vitalizing state. They say to relax through life is enlightenment. If you study any spiritual path it is about just that. Relaxing, seeing the greatness of the moment and feeling the pleasure to be alive. Play with your senses. A magic world of pleasure opens up. I am certain no one will overindulge with the beliefs and mindsets handed down through the generations. Remember, all work and no play is a recipe for a hard, boring life with no fun in between!
One of the biggest challenges is our understanding boundaries! Woman, empaths by nature, struggle to be clear on their own energy and others. As energy fields, we are constantly blending with others with or without our awareness. We often start out feeling wonderful, then interact with others and wonder just what happened to our happy mood?
Understanding this energetic blend is the first step. Know that often we are feeling others, their emotions, it affects our state. Next we become aware of our own feelings from others. This takes awareness, paying attention and knowing yourself from others. Check in with yourself before you go anywhere and see where you are at. This way you can at least start to see how you are affected and create barriers to support yourself.
Not all will like us, support us, enjoy us or be excited by our presence. This is important to realize so we don't set up ourselves for falter. If there seems to be a situation where this is the case, just move. There is no need to go into self questioning. Some energies just don't coincide. We realize part of our discernment is to find those that inspire us and we them.
We may be around those we enjoy and they or we, may be having a challenge. This can affect us and our relationship in that moment. With awareness of your emotions, you can realize their struggle, seek to understand how to support rather than take their negativity as personal. We often inflict on those around us with a crappy mood without realizing it. It saves us drama when we are aware of ourselves. We can see others clearer and even support them by having a detached view and protecting ourselves from taking in the negativity.
When we know we are going somewhere or doing something that may create a stir or we are not so comfortable, be prepared to have your boundaries set. Know your power, intention and purpose and be prepared for those who may not be open to you or your ideas. Being prepared, having an understanding that all may not enjoy and protect yourself from taking this personally, knowing those who you are seeking will find you. No need to let others differences effect your self esteem or mission just because you feel the disconnect. Preparation, awareness and protecting yourself so important. Not everyone will be in agreement or blending with you. That is part of our experience here.
Realize when you are depleted. Listen inwardly to know when saying "no" is the best choice for your own balance. We have not been taught nor do we engage well with self care yet it is the key to health and happiness. Fill yourself first so you may better serve. If service is overwhelming, chose not to do it and do something to bring yourself care. You may have to bypass or release some voices in your head that tell you others wise. That is ok, We don't understand self care completely so we must change our beliefs and patterns regarding this. Say no anyway, nourish yourself and learn a wiser way to be. Your body, mind and emotions will get by the self talk to a new experience in understanding how to support others and yourself in a way that fuels all more easily, gracefully and in love. This is the greatest tool to balance.
Worry is a negative use of our imagination. Often we take on others problems which is not truly supportive. Yes, help if you can but then move back to your life. Feeling their energy often makes us uncomfortable so we think we must do something. That is not necessarily the case. Listening is a support enough at times. Taking this on, moving through your day with others problems is depleting your energy. Feeling sorry for others is also wasteful. When we do that, the energetic message is that they can not solve it. It is better to understand and listen and offer compassion and support. Thinking we must help, do something is often because we took their worries into ourselves. Then we may use their emotion in our life with our problems and it is not really ours. You feel others, then drop that emapthy rather than live their experience or one similiar of your own. In knowing how they feel, detach and offer compassion. Empathy is a gift to know how to support others, not take on their worries or problems.
This is a vast topic that needs greater understanding. We practice as we learn. Be gentle with yourself. See the value in this precious gift to truly offer compassion and love to others. Be aware when you are over involved. Notice when you have taken on others energy, emotions or worries. Let it go once you are aware. Pay attention to what is truly your emotion versus feeling others. Just ask inwardly and you will get your answer. Boundaries an important issue for health, well being and supporting the world. Pay attention and have fun with it!
Living in the senses requires that we are more present, in tune with our body messages. So often we are caught thinking as we move about the world and miss so much stimulation that is occurring around us. We don't even notice our body sensations, hear things that are being said, see the textures and colors about us, smell the world or even truly taste what we are eating. We miss the present goodness in life by being run by the thoughts rambling about.
During the holiday season, the sensory stimulation is amped up! Sparkles and glitter everywhere. Lights, decorations, wrapping paper, colors galore, all is just calling us present. The food is spectacular often reminding us of days gone by. Walking into homes with delicious aromas of baking bread, cookies or some ceremonial meal just warms us. We get to eat such delicious hor de vours, meals and dessert that may not be around at other times of the year. We can revel in filled plates, cultural tastes, celebration drinks, all pleasurable as can be, if we truly notice. We touch others so much more. Hugs, smiles, toasts, deep conversations, time spend close to others. We hear songs playing where ever we go. Sounds of holiday, the salvation army bell, carollers, chatter of happy words, our ears filled with sounds. Love is present in it all.
Consider this time so known for love to be filled with such sensuality to bring us back to the textures of life. To let go of yesterday and tomorrow, be present with what bounty is before you, forgetting the small things that could irritate us or the self talk of hurry up and slowwwww down into the magic of the season. Love is so present in all these delights. It shows up in every form possible calling us to just revel, savor and enjoy what is truly right in front of us. We can relax, stop pushing ourselves with all these ideas of what should be and truly engage in what is.
As woman, we get to truly express ourselves in all ways. Our magic of transforming our sacred spaces into a wonderland that delights ourselves and all who enter is play and healing to ourselves. Cooking, wrapping, shopping, entertaining, chatter and nourishment, these are our greatest gifts of nurturing that fill us and others. Let go of the desires to push through and get everything done perfect as your mind sees. Just enjoy this process of creativity, be present in doing it and feel the joy of your most sacred gifts be expressed at this time of year. Slow down, be in the artistry and creativity and ENJOY doing it. We are the masters at this art of love and bringing it forward in all the textures and senses. We heal, transform and fill up doing these things when we are not pressured through this process.
And we get to sparkle ourselves as well! The creative artistry goes into our look if we choose! We the canvas with our clothes, adornments of jewelry and scarves. Make up, hairdos, glittery everything, beautiful footwear with boots or racey heals! Our finest gems can be seen, our biggest smiles and beauty glows. We feel beautiful like queens and princesses coming out to sparkle!
I invite you to realize the power of this time as the great gift of sensuality it is. To be present, to enjoy all the sensory stimulation around that woman create. To fully engage, revel and participate in it with all your heart for the love that is being expressed and offered. Let the stress go and see the blessing of healing creativity that soothes us all. Be loving of yourself as you do it knowing the healing and gift is in the doing not the things or how but in the process and intention. Ground into your body and enjoy. It is the most magic time that stimulates all of you. Notice, slow down, engage, be present, savor all the delights with all of your senses and receive of the blessing that is present in that.
Enjoy every minute! Prosperity, health, well being and joy to you all!
Such a sweet looking lil being this youngin is! If only along the way I considered I was as wonderful and cute as this! The Black Sheep role has been anything but a wonderful title to those of us who have been one. There was a negative connotation, an ostracizing to it, getting kicked out of the crowd type of thing. I definitely felt this a good portion of my life. It felt more like a suffering, a cross to bear or ridicule to be different and not follow the crowd. Dance to your own drummer they called it.
Today, as I revel in a most mystical interaction, I will reclaim my black sheep robe of beautiful dark woven wool, in all its exquisite uniqueness. I will wear this branding well from here forward for I have always enjoyed being bold and unique. Even it I didn't get kudos for it, I was unable to meld or fit in any other way than to be such. Believe me I tried yet it all came out more messy than if I just stood alone.
I, bold, innovative, open, curious and often a trend setter in ideas, no longer choose to feel bad that I am "different" than others. Out there, wacky, crazy, woowoo, whatever you want to call it, I take my unique inheritance and walk in it magnificently. I am a leader, one who jumps in first, one who experiments and learns, one with an open mind and an out of the box imagination as well as intellect. I am tired of the wound, the hurt, the judgement and so I will not longer see this negative view of myself as the black sheep has been named. I will embrace being this more eccentric one in the crowd and embrace all the wonder that goes with it.
I boldly claim my position as part of this club. I call forth the other black sheep to come forth in great pride of this unique coloration, way of thinking, way of being and experiencing the world. We are the needed ones with the magic gifts we have. We are the hidden ones, that have been shamed or hurt through not fitting in. We are the magic masters that do things differently, see differently and operate under different rules. We are very needed at this time. We are certainly not ones to be pushed around. We are the innovators, the great thinkers and creatives. We are the leaders that need to rise forth. We see all a bit differently and it is our time to shine.
So I say to all whom may of had this label, this curse, this verdict cast upon them, to join me and rise. There is no more hiding, trying to blend, being different than you are. It does not suit you, it never did. We like this way of being, this openness, this is who we are. We are of a different heritage, a different order. It is not wrong, bad or better or worse. It is just who we are. We are fewer in number so we need to band together. Great power it takes to go the other way, to walk unknown paths, to experiment beyond what is seen as proper. We are the bold explorers and our planet needs us as the shift occurs.
I call forth those of this club, this order, this caste to be inspired to come forth and boldly claim their wonder as I am! I do it loud and clear. Full spectrum and I am proud of this dark, luxurious woven robe. I wear it proudly and will use the powers of claiming it to support the great awakening that is happening in our world! There is great magic in this and us. It is time to wear it well and in glory!
I was awakened to my sacred femininity years ago by worldwide masters now almost 8 years ago! I learned the wonder of being a woman in new ways. I always loved being a woman yet didn't fully understand my body, the sacredness of woman's gifts or a way to cultivate it deeply in a world where masculine ways of order, logic and production are the rule for success. As I have been on this journey as an individual and to support other woman, I have used all my platforms to share the things I have learned.
They are not hard to do, they are natural and easy for woman. However, we are trained in the no pain no gain, that our ways are frivolous or luxurious and there is no time for ourselves to support these wonderful traits that we must cultivate more deeply and in honor. I think often simple answers we overlook. We want things to be hard or they are not going to work. With woman it is the opposite. If it is ease, grace, enjoyable, then it is for our health and development. Our world has not honored femininity as sacred in the truth that it is. Our call is to do that for ourselves and others at this time when nourishing needs to be key in a world of anger and chaos. Only nourishment will support us through.
I have been blessed to follow this path, to learn from many woman around the world many traditions of femininity. It fills my heart to be part of this great sisterhood that is developing to clear the competitive nature among woman. We are so alike, have the same issues and strifes. It seems senseless not to bond together and learn with each other. We have great power in community much different than men. Woman fuel, grow and blossom in community in a way that nothing else can do. We know this innately and see woman banding in all ways to create this girl connect that so nourishes us, fills us toward authenticity. In my book I wrote of this gift of sisterhood in many ways; beauty, strength and empowerment, recharging ourselves and learning of our innate ways as magic.
I continue to educate myself and offer what I learn out to woman, even men to understand us as the delicate flowers we are. A competitive, production based world is not so supportive of our playful, nurturing way. It causes us to be unbalanced to with our life giving parts that are our basis as a woman. We bring forth life and that alone is such a gift and key to understand what makes us tick. We are very much mothers even if we never had children. Connecting to this and things that make us nurturers is our way to shine. It is the nature of femininity and it is sacred.
I encourage you to enjoy, partake, make time and develop sisterhood on all levels and in deeper ways. It is the path to your unfoldment and authenticity. In the new year I will be having Sacred Femininity Sisterhood Circles at the Room at Meadowbrook and on line. This is the next step for us in health, balance, understanding and collaboration. It is happening all around us and we need to jump in, go deeper, learn of the power we have in this and use this playful gather to unfold and become our sparkly self. There is no path quicker, more fullfilling or more transforming than being together in a sacred way honoring ourselves and each other. I delight in this movment and time. It is calling me deeply to share and develop this sisterhood with others. It is powerful stuff to the depths of all ourselves, the light and the dark. Woman able to use it all and to live with it all for rebirth is our way, time and again.
I am enthused and open to where this all leads in this expansive year ahead. There is a lot going on in the world that is a challenge. Sisterhood is the salvation for woman at this time. To get comfort, direction, nourishment, answers, love and acceptance. May you find your community and circle and strengthen it. It will only reward you to the depths of your being. For sacred we are. We are being called to bring this sacredness forward in all areas and with all people. Nourishment, nurturing, love, acceptance and community are necessary as we surf forward in this new time.
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