Everyone could use more fun! This is a dog eat dog world for the most part so I inspire you to find greater health by using the child like way of having fun! So many pressures, worries, situations uncanny are whisping about us. The perfect balance to all this stress is to enjoy ourselves when we can.
We do that by having fun! Playing, relaxing, hobbying, exploring, expanding our idea of fun in whatever way calls us. I give you permission to have more fun! Give yourself permission! Who said we have to work all the time and why? Don't we work to have things so we can play and relax?. We have been trained to always be so productive and efficient. Yes that is important but not at the expense of having fun. We can do both and balance our worlds in health through this most exciting and easy practice!
Whatever happened to this most important goal we had as kids? Being adult turned into being serious and always working. Leisure time is a lost art. Yet for greater health, joy and happiness, fun needs to have a piece of the pie. Steven Covey says 3/4 work, 1/4 leisure is the rule of the most productive folks. We really need to get on board with this one. If we get down time, play time, relax time, we open ourselves to creative vibes. Being creative comes when we are out of stress and moving at a slower pace. This creative, open space offers solutions, bright ideas and the most balanced mind that can support us in being more productive.
Relax, play, pleasure, leisure, these are all nourishing qualities! We need to nourish ourselves more, revel in them and that creates more! It creates happiness, balance, health, joy, all the things people desire in life. You must make room for these elixirs! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy is a truth! Creative imagination, a master tool of the mind, is inspired by these activities of the parasympathetic nervous system. It gets a chance to play as well and bring in those ideas and dreams that take time to conjure. We have so many drugs to chill people down when if they just allowed more fun in life, they would get an even better result.
Relaxing, playing, fun are all practices that are easy to do. Yes, I know that our monkey mind likes to tell us we should be doing something productive yet it is productive to chill. i inspire you to start adding more of this in your life as summer is upon us. There is great fun to be had in these warmer months and lots of options. So partake. Play. Engage, Hobby and Enjoy!
One to the greatest elixirs to a youthful look, attitude and spirit there is!
There are days when enthusiasm is not the vibration we feel. We are worn out, exhausted or facing some challenge that seems to have no solution. We are more deflated toward life than in spirit about it. In the end, this too shall pass so we learn to find ways to shift quicker to get to this bubbly vibe of anticipation toward life.
Sometimes another can add some inspiration, a quote or an unexpected kindness. Thank Goodness for these wonders of outside influence. We can't wait for them however. We must reach to request support or go within to find our way back to the feelings we desire. Often the mind gets on a track and is quite rambling. It gets the emotions all tangled or visa versa, and the spiral down where all of life looks a bit gloomy. These are the moments where we just have to feel it, be aware but not hang too long and reach to shift our vibe. It is our responsibility if we want a happy life to find the way to a happy attitude.
Here are some ideas I use! Nothing works every time so it is best to have many tools. The mind can be our toughest enemy as it can be our brilliant ally.
Redirect. This can be a master tool and it is best described with children. They may be doing something not so good and we redirected them to do something else rather than yell at them. I find this works for myself as well. I say redirect and use my google search mind for something better that will inspire me. Our life has many facets and something has to be going well somewhere! There is an action we can take in positive direction at any moment so we find and do these small redirects to shift.
Step Outside. I often use this one. Finding the beauty in nature is a master tool. The fresh oxygen resets the whole body being. The sensory stimulation brings you present and can inspire a better attitude to reset you. This will work most to change something in you. It does on so many levels and often the quickest way that most don't reach for.
Move and do something. Often if you keep going, just move to another task that requires effort, you can find a lighter vibe and head toward being enthusiastic again. "Sweep the floor" as they say in Eastern traditions. Getting physical can relieve stress and create pleasure hormones. "Movement is quicker than thinking" a shaman wisdom. Try to jolt yourself into higher emotions!
Plan Fun. To feel good and enthusiastic about life, you got to be having fun! Being too serious is not a way to enjoy life. It creates such heaviness and it is everywhere you go. So be sure to do silly things. Take adventures for the morning, day or weekend that inspire you through the week or challenge. I liken it to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The anticipation keeps enthusiasm alive. If you stuck in your low mode, do something fun!!
Connect to Your Spirit. Having a spiritual spin on life adds such magic. Enthusiasm comes from En theos, in spirit or in God. However you connect with your own spirit is important. Remembering we are not our behaviors, our mistakes, our darkness. We are truly spirits having a human experience. Cultivate the knowing, the being of that. Maybe it is meditation, yoga, church. There is so many ways to celebrate the spirit of life and the creation we are part of. I couldn't make it through without my spiritual study for it reminds me of the joy, humor and love of life.
Play with Life. This is different than plan fun for it is about not being so serious about all of life. If you mess up, consider to laugh at yourself and try a new direction. If you like a hobby, delve into it, seek play as an avenue of expression. If you are faced with a challenge, lighten up and see how you can play with ideas to shift your perspective. I continually remind myself to play with whatever. My struggle, ideas, dreams, errors, strengths, joys. All of it. I just find my way to feel lighter about all of life. Even moan the drama outloud and exaggerate it til you giggle!
Cultivate Friendships. It is so important to be connected with those you make you feel good. Hobby groups, old friends, new adventure meetups, whatever works to keep yourself connected to others of like mind. We developed The Room at Meadowbrook as a place for like minded spiritual connections of the healing and expressive arts. It supports us greatly in enthusiasm when we find others who think, play or participate in life like we do. It adds great vitality and excitement to the stress of everyday.
Help another. Often when I am in a funk, supporting another in strife is the perfect solution. It reminds me of the power I have and the ways I can inspire others. It also puts whatever issue I have into perspective and just stepping away from my own story often brings in a solution. It feels good, brings in joy and energy to support another. I find it an easy way to redirect back into the higher vibrations.
Use your creative imagination. We can get caught up in how our life is blah blah, rather than dream and imagine what we want. Often so busy doing things that must be done creates displeasure and we don't take out time to think about what brings us joy or what we do want. We must use our creative imagination to know what things will get us excited about life. Visualizing, leaning into ideas is valuable to support our direction. Often what we wanted changes based on situations and being scientific, noticing what inspires truly is important. It takes time to know yourself and know what will bring you the spring in your step. The imagination is a key tool of the mind to find our life to be filled with zest! We must know ourselves and dream our stories.
Continually seeking to have joy, enthusiasm, fun and great moments of life is a path we cultivate. It is a practice we must put time into. I feel so enthused at my life not because it is filled with fluffy things. It is how I look at things in lightness. It is that I continue to seek the fun, laughter, things that entice my playful spirit. I do it daily and often hourly for the world brings us many things that are not so fun. However, I get to see through the world in the view that makes me most joyful. So remember, you are the captain of your ship! Find ways to ride the waves that will giggle, delight and even tearfully move you.
Seeking pleasure is a full time focus!! Keep it light and your eye on the prize!
We all know that if you give a man and a woman the same task, they will do it differently. They will both get the same end result but the processing of how will be different. Unfortunately, the feminine way has been dropped by many woman in business and in life for the way of men. Business is the man's world traditionally and their natural ways run it so we have adapted ourselves to it. This works but not as efficiently and easy for woman for they have a different way of doing things.
I have spent 9 years sharing this shift with woman and men as a basic understanding of ourselves. For woman, it creates more flow, health, beauty and changes the ease and grace they operate. To use their innate way, a way that is natural for us, shift our perspective, which means giving permission to be ourselves and open a well of energy we have awaiting us. The issue is that we, as woman, haven't cultivated, honored or used our unique way we approach life. We have adapted ourselves to man's way and we are just not as productive and healthy using their perspective.
What does this mean?
We are effected on all levels to a different experience of the world when we use our way of woman. This includes using our flowing nature, our adaptability and our natural slower pace. We still get as much if not more done when we come from this creative, flowing way. Efficiency is a man's way, speed and direct. Woman manage things just as quickly but it flows differently with a grace that appears slower. It is flow rather than production. Creative rather than mental. They say if you want a project done, give it to a woman! Not only that but she makes it look easy.
Woman have a strong sensing and intuition that guides them magically. We sense and move more from this empathic place, have knowings and can use this naturally. It is not a mind process but an intuitive one. We have incredible connections to our environments, others, the energy or flavor of things and can know how to move situations. We are natural communicators which takes more time yet when things are clear the action steps go more smoothly.
We can negotiate peace, collaboration and co-operation with finesse. Taking extremes, opposing views and blending them to a greater solution is just our way. We listen intently with our ears and sensing so we can understand others perspectives and find the common ground. We are more friendly, forgiving, less hierarchical, and understand give and take through a longer term relationship over this for that thinking.
We have a community mindset and larger world picture where all elements have their order and place. We are not so ours and yours, we create win/win by the nature of being a woman. Collaboration over competition. We like to gather others, create peace, have more fun doing most all tasks. We are heart centered over head centered. We connect the head heart naturally.
These are just a few of the many magnificent traits woman have naturally. They need to be rebalanced in all areas of our lives. The work place will benefit most but we even need to express these in our homes more, our neighborhoods, our community at large. We run most things that have a "group" mentality and we have been overusing the more masculine traits in all things. We have lost this natural connection to ourselves from our experience in the business world which is far more dog eat dog than the innate way of woman. In this collaborative Aquarian Age, our feminine way is needed for it will evolve the world quicker. This way is easy for us.
I invite you to really savor these traits in woman. We are opposite in tantra and perfectly so that a greater world can be with the whole of all traits used synchronistically. Too much production and no nourishment of the things produced has way too much senseless creation of things. Woman are naturally the tenders of spaces and we don't need more space, we need our spaces to be safe, nourishing and well run.
Woman are seeking change, settling and purpose using the mental, masculine practices that just won't work. We only get so far for we have the emotional, creative, intuitive nature that moves us not the mind. We aren't the powered up, no pain no gain part of the species. We are the heart inspired helpers. We need to use all our sensing and mind combined. We have incredible movement through passion and compassion different than logic and reasoning. It just is the way of woman. As we connect to this in ourselves, connect to it in each other as a sisterhood and collaborate ourselves to empower and support this way of being, the world will follow suit. For we truly run it underneath. We are the infa-structure to all that is going on. The silent workers holding it all together.
This feminine way will support all the world gracefully, naturally, in sync as we will flourish in our rightful power position in the new world! Our health and beauty will juice up too!
PS. I am doing a class in June on the 7 Petals of the Creative Chakra so we can remember these innate gifts and be sure to cultivate them in our everyday life for health and wellbeing! Grace and ease is the woman's way.
.Nutrition is the first layer of health. You can only be healthy when you nourish yourself wisely. What we eat, how we move and what ways we inspire ourselves are the triad to health and beauty. Food takes time to convert to energy so using the proper food is key to our system running properly.
There is alot of information on this and I find it all too much. I stick to the basics, keep it simple, notice how my body feels, see what works and forget about it. There are basics that we all know but remembering them is important as we head into the season of less clothes and wanting to feel good in our bodies. Simplicity is the key to mastership. If you cover them, health is given.
1. Drink plenty of water! We all could continue to practice this daily. It is key to all processes in the body and supports us in fluidity, flexibility, detoxing, refreshing and looking vibrant. We are over 70% water so it pays to flush ourselves continually, supporting that juiciness of hydration. So many health issues, tireness, hunger, headaches, dizziness, soarness can come when we don't drink enough. It is simple, so just do it. This practice alone goes a long way to looking and feeling more vibrant! I continually work on this one.
2. Eat fresh, colorful, organic food in all varieties. Keep the mix shifting and be seasonal. The freshest food and close to the vine is key to all vegetables. If raw food is a struggle, when you don't have enough digestive enzymes, then steam, roast or stir fry. You can also get bitters in a spray an use it before you eat to awaken digestion. I do 3/4 vegetables in colorful, seasonal variety and it contains the most nutrients of all categories. They fill you and add great nutrition. Organic may cost more yet it is worth it! Money spent on food is the best investment overall other purchases, for it builds your body!
3. Eat lots of protein! Protein provides the amino acids used in every process in the body. Most don't get enough protein. This it what 1/4 of my plate is. If I just need to grab something out of the refrig quickly, it will be a protein. It regulates blood sugar immediately, supports stress quickly, builds all things in the body and ignites your brain. Nuts, cheeses, eggs, humus, meats. fish and poultry. I do all organic so the meat sources are rich and humane. I eat all foods and I switch it up. Most woman do not get enough protein If you are vegan and the like, make sure you find complete proteins and eat lots of it.
4. Eat healthy fats that are saturated. Saturated fats do not go rancid. Butter, certain oils, lard, all these are so rich in things our body needs. Fats have gotten a bad wrap and yet they create the outer layer of our cells and are our main fuel. We need fats to sustain our processes in health. Fat is the most efficient fuel for our body. Watch out for unsaturated fats for they create damage to our body. Fat is one of the satiation triggers. In this low fat world, which I would never suggest anything low fat, we eat too much for nothing fills us. Fat fills us and stops the overeating. I use full butter, whole milk everything, real half and half, etc. If it is not real food, the body doesn't recognize it and the liver puts fat around it and sticks it on your mid section! The more real fat you have, the less you eat, the more filled you are and the healthier your cells.
5. Avoid sugar. It is such a dangerous substance that is in everything. The main issue is that it gives us quick fuel and creates havoc in our blood sugar. I think here and there, all in acceptable but overdoing sugar causes the type 2 diabetes which is a killer. Too much sugar whacks our insulin production and gives us highs and lows in energy. It creates that Hangry feeling. It also stops us from burning fat which is the best fuel for our body and keeps us in shape. If you continually use this artificial fuel, you will pack on fat. In all things moderation and with sugar, be very aware of that for it is already in everything!
6. Don't eat much in a box. Boxes, frozen entries, anything quick and easy is rarely nutritious. There are exceptions but I avoid most anything that comes in a box. Too many preservatives and your body doesn't recognize or digest them. If it doesn't know what a substance is, it will put fat around it and place it on your midline. No one wants that so I just avoid as much as possible.
7. Enjoyyyyyyy foood! It is a pleasure to eat! Savor, revel and take in the deliciousness of food. Healthy food is so delicious! When your eat, be in good spirits so you can enjoy, relax, create pleasure and oxytocin the healing hormone! Avoid negativity on any level, emotional, mental or physical when eating. Make eating 3 times a day a moment of pleasure, satiation and nourishment. Emotional eating without presence and in low emotions is the way most overeat and gain weight. Be aware and avoid eating when down. It takes in those crappy emotions and thinkings right in with your food and they too go into your cells. No need to create more. Notice emotional eating and atleast eat with joy and realize it is your call for pleasure. I think most miss the joy of eating and the satiation, pleasure and nourishment it offers us on many levels.
8. Eat moderately 90% of the time and INDULGE in whatever the other 10%! All things are to be enjoyed so do not give up anything totally. Allow yourself the joy of what is termed "bad" food. If you like it then have it here and there. When you do, soooo enjoy it fully. Don't tell yourself you are being bad or shouldn't have it! Indulge fully and taste every ounce. Then you will find great pleasure and only do it once in a while. So important not to avoid things forever unless your system can't take them. But is can usually manage anything in small amounts! So enjoy eating!!
9. Pay attention to how food makes you feel. Notice your body and its messages. We all have different bodies and digestion. So watch how food makes you feel and avoid those things that create ill feeling. We all know how good McDonalds can taste but it hurts our bellies in a hour or so. Pay attention to anything that doesn't sit well. Low nutrition bring low emotions. So you can get depressed just by what you eat! You can feel sick, tired, gasy, burpy, many not so cozy states. So pay attention and avoid what your system doesn't like. I have a gmo wheat allergy and found recently nuts are not cozy for me. So I avoid those things for they will make me feel sick.
10. There are no magic pills to anything! Eat good, real food. Watch reading into fads of certain foods and hoopla on health. Good food produces health. Moderation is key. My quick fixes are If you want to drop some pounds than cut out sugar so your body burns your fat. It works, it is simple body mechanics and fuel properly. Drink lots of water to flush out your toxins in your fat as you burn it. Move more. Do a fast 2 times a year of some sort and make all things easy. They are the simple quick fixes that work. Variety in food adds in lots of vitamins and enzymes so switch things up.
Eating, nourishing your body that houses your spirit is a practice in love. Love the body being you are and treat it well like you would your pet. Take care of your body with utmost care. Watch what you put into it like you would a baby or your dog. You are in charge of how you feel and how you feed yourself so do it well and with pride. It doesn't need much brain or take much time. We put to much thinking into nutrition. Eat good and move onto the greater thinkings in life. It is simply a process of pleasure and nourishment. Your body knows what it needs!
Do savor and enjoy this pleasure 3 times a day!! Delicious satiation of flavor!
Our world is ruled by men's power and ways of doing all things. These ways are wonderful for them and production but don't seem to create fulfillment or health in woman. Woman being in the world of business, need to find our way to be in it, our way to participate while also bringing honor to our feminine nature. Not only will this enhance our individual success but also the success of all business and the world at large.
There is a call for woman to be woman in all things. Stepping into the business world not really so long ago with rules and ways of competition, efficiency, production and logic ruling, needs our flexible wisdom of softer intuitive and collaborative energy. As the world has gotten larger in connection of all humanity, woman, the master communicators and collaborators are needed to support the evolving interconnectedness. We began our journey adapting to masculine ways, adapting ourselves ( which we are masters at) to the way it was done. Now as times change, our influence and presence in greater numbers, our collective energy and unique gifts can support a greater business world becoming.
I will never forget when one of the Himalayan Masters came to my farm and spoke of woman in the business world and how our way of using masculine energy was hindering our health. I was a bit blown away. It seemed so strange to me that a man, was explaining eloquently about woman what seemed to be such wisdom I should of known or atleast heard of before. All the woman in business events and lectures I had attended and no one had addressed me so deeply as a woman my role in business and explained the dissatisfaction I was experiencing. I was a bit surprised for as he spoke it seemed so clear and almost a no brainer yet I never heard our role or power put in that way.
He spoke of how we were working in production, logical thinking which we can but that it was not the best use of our skills. He spoke of how we belong in fields that inspire our innate gifts and unique way so that we have greater health. Using our collaboration, our negotiating which is a great skill of woman, our intuitive way with others was so needed. Doing things that inspire our heart and our connected ways that involve choices made from our heart would expand business in ways that men can not. Our creativity and out of the box thinking in a moments notice to solve problems was masterfully feminine. Our adaptability and way to see the greater picture including the larger group, part of our community gift were brilliant skills much needed today in business.
He listed such easy thoughts that I had never heard put that way that captured the essence and brilliance of woman. He also spoke of the greatest hindrance to our health and well being was the way we don't attend to our own needs and refuel ourselves. Generally that when woman took more time to develop their feminine self and spirit, our health. our productivity and happiness would expand for we are not caring for ourselves in the ways that inspire our femininity. All of this was so clear and rang so true for me and all the woman I knew. It truly inspired me to change my ways of being and consciously seek to put into practice the honoring of my skills and cultivation of myself in ways that worked.
Often when I speak of Sacred Femininity, woman wonder just what I am speaking of. I am not sure if the word Sacred stumps them or femininity. Yet there is no other way for me to describe this learning I got from Master Perun. He gave me a pride and honor of being a woman and truly being in my ways of that and how needed and sacred being feminine was. Rather than adapt to men's ways, he inspired me to be the unique creative woman I am and bring that fully to the world. His words allowed me to really revel in the gifts that woman have in just being woman and bring them to all parts of my life.
This I had not heard for it seems most are in the adaptive phase and pushing themselves beyond their limits. He shifted that all around by sharing exactly what woman uniquely bring to the world that men are not so good at. That was a monumental shift that inspired we to write, teach and share these ideas to other woman. He truly showed me how to honor being a woman and be more of a woman in all things. It seems funny that it happened to be a man who pointed it out rather than a woman!
So I invite you to take inventory of yourself and your unique skill set as a woman. Our feminine community seminars and talks with other woman should be centered and geared about these gifts. Maybe woman wouldn't feel so forced to get into the "Me too" activities if we collectively supported each other to be feminine in all things.. Allowing these types of behaviors to take place is something in a man ruled world. It just wouldn't be found so frequently if woman stood strong in their power and united to claim it together. We see this happening now, this banding of woman, this collective force growing to honor ourselves and each other in a community way that is our nature.
It is time to really embrace what we as woman bring to all parts of the world. We don't need to adapt to a system that is not set up to support our gifts or health. We need to be the change makers we are in groups and support business to grow in unique ways that only true feminine energy can bring. We also support our health, our way of moving and expansion at the same time making business more creative and adaptive. It is no longer about fitting in, it is about changing the ways things are done for we are here and involved and offer great collaboration that men are not so good at. I am all about this Sacred Femininity and so thankful a man shared the honor of it!
Filled to the brim with loveliness and femininity after my Aphrodite Retreat in Mexico! With a sisterhood from around the world, I reflect on what it is that creates this power of femininity I feel. I have gathered woman and girlfriends all my life and enjoyed the community of giggles and play. Silpada parties, partylight candles, birthdays, going crazy happy hours, just needing our girlfriends a reason enough to commune. There was always power to this feminine community yet nothing as powerful as the retreats and circles I have been part of.
Our natural instinct is to gather together. There are so many groups of woman with business, hobbies, friendships, all showing our innate desire to unite. No matter what hoops we had to jump through to get there; often many with obligations, children and family, we always awoke the next morning cleared and feeling a delicious juice of self love. It is our nature to be together for we empower ourselves and each other so naturally. In our genes, for we have been in community more often then not for thousands of years. Woman were together in great support of each other in richer ways for most of humanity than as we now experience.
The power from the ancient sisterhood comes through a more defined intention. Woman go deep and have much unresolved pain of self and others in their systems. Our ability to feel deeply in our lives as well as our empathic gift to feel others strife, becomes unmanageable when we do not understand that in community this is cleared. We experience healing on the surface level just coming together. One is always high and riding goodness, others in challenge, each nourishes the other and we leave all feeling a balance. Knowing this as the power of community makes it more delicious and we can use this to empower ourselves. We experience the richness and purpose of our community to support all the things stored in our depths for release, healing and reset to joy.
This cleansing process of all the emotions, challenges and hardship of the community is managed by woman. Together we can allow each other to be heard, express in true freedom with no judgment, embody compassion for others and ourselves, clear the intensity of life and center back to the youthful, playful spirits woman are. It is like a magic dance we go through to cleanse our being of the gathered emotions around us. It is beautiful and tasty to get reset, feel healing, cleansed and the nectar of self love.
It is fun alluring, beautiful, unpredictable, childlike, playful and giggly! Healing that only woman understand and can embrace together. A chapter in my book, Modern Feminine Community explains this most valuable tool we often miss. I learn this deeper as I experience it more. We are doing parts of it unconsciously out of base need and desire that we are unaware of. When done in sisterhood with intention and knowing, the magic that occurs is like a health serum that anti ages, anti stresses and returns us to our youthful way of expression. Our glow is refreshed, our beauty, our attitude, our very well of nourishment refilled. Our energy restored to the sparkle we are. It can be seen in our eyes, through our smiles, in our field of joy and in our hearts as a feeling of being nurtured and cared for.
I invite you to experience this deeper innate sisterhood! There will be circles everywhere in every community one day for this is the way of woman's true culture that supports us and our world. So many are embracing this, our longing desire that we may not yet understand, this call for richer sisterhood that is programed in our very being. Once you experience it, remembrance is so clear. Your Shakti, your well, your power awakens. This femininity is fun, natural, easy, graceful and beautifying. It inspires us on all levels and you will wonder how you missed such a grounding of yourself.
I hold a Sisterhood Circle and Sacred Feminine Classes at the Room in Meadowbrook in Ottsville if you are local. There are sisterhood circles forming for it is the call of the divine feminine. Seek one out! It is our nourishing tool we have lost and are seeking with our hearts, our minds, bodies and beings. Step into your true power through embracing your sisters in collaboration, support, community, ritual and downright fun! I know this magic and have been engaging in it for 8 years. It is magical beyond your imagination!, Your whole world will change and you will be able to be more of that authentic you. It is the key we are missing and it is right under our nose.
Self care, self love, beauty, magnetism, laughter, tears, clearing, dancing, celebrating and nourishing!
This is the Art of Being a Woman!
We all have intuition. It is part of our sensory abilities. We can choose to develop it and utilize it as the power tool that it is or just go on thinking things are a coincidence and we sense things randomly. I consider it an invaluable sense, the most powerful one we have when we develop it. If we didn't use our eyes or ears much, it would seem crazy! Our sixth sense is just part of the gifts we have to be able to travel through this world and support us in our growth of wisdom.
The intuition is tapped into the interconnectivity of the larger world. It is more energetic, beyond our other senses and even the capacity of the mind. It is a guidance mechanism for us to use so we can be aware of things before they happen, see things that are present but our sight may not see, feel others emotions, hear vibrations that our usual ears may not and many other gifts that people experience when they hone this unusual sensitivity. It is a connector of our immortal spirit to our body. A support that expands beyond our physical boundaries as they appear.
I am not sure why we don't make it top priority to use this sense for it gives us so much information that the other senses and the mind are too rudimentary to catch. It seems like it is part of the greater universal field and we can experience our individual connection to it. This allows us to receive information that we would maybe miss. It is a subtle sense but once you start to develop it, like all other skills, our awareness gets greater.
Many may not even believe in its existence which seems to me to be unscientific. We all have observed experiences when we just knew something, felt something, heard something that we couldn't of know or predicted until after the fact. It is with us always and a most precious gift to navigate the world. It keeps us safe, allows us to support others better, gives us direction when we feel confused or unfolds answers we have been searching for. It is instinctual in many ways yet advanced beyond our mind. A magical tool to at very least, investigate.
There is talk of multidimensional experiences. I consider that the intuition is our proof of these. We all have this sense as part of being in this body. If you choose to believe or cultivate that is truly a personal choice. I can't imagine why as brilliant humans, we wouldn't want to investigate and strengthen such a creative, expansive ability.
The best part of this intuition is that it is operating whether you are aware or not. You can play with the still small voice inside and see what it does, expresses, offers or inspires. You can test to see if it works for your best interest to move forward. It doesn't cost anything and you have full command of listening or not. It can't hurt you or create anything negative if you listen to it. You may wonder why it gives you what appears to be an odd message but in the end, if you notice, it will come forward why you heard it. Even if you don't listen to it, you will know if it offered wisdom in hindsight.
I play with my intuition and am so inspired by the magic it seems to bring me. I spend time around others who also use their skills and in ways beyond what I can understand. From observation, watching, listening, I must say I have seen things in the world that I couldn't explain. I find that magical, fun, connected and divine. It supports me to play with my inner wisdom, experiment and use it to navigate the world. We use only 10% of our brain so imagine what real skills must be in there!! I find intuition is often more accurate than all my other senses combined. It may not be logical to my mind, but my scientific observation can't be denied.
I inspire you to consider you have a powerful tool with this intuitive sense that interconnects you to your environment and the world. Play with it. Cultivate it. Ask yourself questions, put problems to it, ask for guidance and wisdom. It will answer you. Maybe softly at first. Maybe you will think it is crazy that you try. Yet I would consider to keep going with it in a playful, investigating way. All skills strengthen when you practice them. This being one that offers magical serendipity, synergy, odd coincidence, aha moments, accurate guidance and great fun and delight along the way.
Goodness it has been a real spring awakening for me! I just returned from two weeks of so much loveliness, learning, sisterhood and mastery! I don't even know where to begin with all the wonder I want to share in this transformative spring. I do know that whenever we are in the awakening season of spring, there is a germination or percolation time where we just let all the newness, the reorder re-calibrate our being. That is occurring for sure and it is always blissfull to me! This renewal, this rebirth, the seed growing through the outer shell feels delicious!
I was blessed to be in Mexico on retreat with many beautiful woman, Goddesses, Priestesses, Shawoman, Leaders in the Feminine Arts! This is my wisdom, my line of knowledge and study so I was happy to be with world wide leaders in this movement to remind me that it is a very important awakening to inspire. Woman do spirituality, sisterhood, the great arts of nourishment and collaboration different than men, the regular sects of business and the call is to bring back this graceful feminine art of cocreating, working together in this Aquarian Age. Despite the edge and production, masculine yang of the East coast where I am, I must hold the space and sing my heart of this feminine way of sacredness for there are those here ready to begin this shift in how woman live and engage in the world.
I have often gotten puzzling looks about this femininity, Woman with deep spirituality and honor to be a woman. Goddess, the name of Mother God, the nourishing aspect of diety, this mother key to all of being. Priestess, the name of a woman disciple or one dedicated to the works of the great goodness. I am both. Shawoman, the healers of humanity for centuries, leaders in the Feminine Arts, those who know the sacred feminine mysteries and healing arts. All seeking to share and inspire woman that there is another way for us to flow gracefully through the world than how we are currently doing it!
Woman in a health crisis, exhausted and stressed, having physical ails that can be prevented when they understand their feminine body, the ways of sacred femininity that have been lost over the centuries to woman. This nourishing movement, the awakening of the Goddess, is paramount to our world now. Not just to woman, but to all humanity for the nourishing principle, the element of God considered Mother God has been lost in our way of living. All of us so busy to produce, be working, rushing about and the very nourishing that creates a strong world is lost to ourselves, to those around us, our enviroment and communities. There seems to be no time for it. We are overworked and tapped out for we have lost the basic principles of nourishing and martyrdom rules. We all know the results of that with this health crisis for woman.
So I boldly stand in the world promoting these feminine mysteries to be remembered and lived. I, one who has learned and grown so tremendously since I began this discovery of the Sacred Femininity, must sing the praises of our sacred womanhood and put a call forward to bring back this great sisterhood that supports woman in their lives in ways they don't even realize. I have spent the last 8 years sharing this wisdom, wrote a book to remind woman of their power and continue to share the secret of this energy, this Shakti of the East, that we have as woman and are not using to support our lives.
It begins simply with realizing our great nourishing power. Our nourishing of ourselves so we may better serve and fill up those around us. Our sisterhood so paramount to this re-juice of energy. Woman need each other in so many ways but most importantly to create health and community. The days of competition, comparing, working against each other is rolling out. We have such power of community and hold the sacred space for all our families and each other. We have a most magic body that has gifts of intuition, care, solution that we are not utilizing properly and have such ill health as a result. Remembering ourselves, our powers of nourishment, collaboration, beauty and sensuality goes along way to giving us healing energy to do our lives in a graceful way of flow.
I invite you all to read my blogs, follow my classes, get my book, find me and begin the journey of awakening your true self, the beautiful Goddess you are! Learning of the power of this Mother God, this spiritual journey of rebirth happening for all woman and finding community of others that inspires your life to be more filled with joy, energy, love and the essence of womanhood. It is time. I open my arms to all woman with a big heart ready to share, educate, promote and create a space for this great awakening that supports us all who live on the earth. It is simple, it is basic and it is the truth of who we are as the artists here on the planet. Together we arise, the group the power of woman, the gift of woman and the wonder of empowering ourselves and the world!
Rising up the wonder, the art and the sacredness of Being a Woman!
I begin a 4 week class this week, 4 Thursdays to share this most beautiful art of femininity!
It has long been known that our emotional and mental states effect our health. In ancient sciences of Tibetian medicine and the eastern arts and potentially in the future, the question that would first be asked by a Doctor is "Whats going on in your life?" They would ask that question for they know that physical health is effected by the thoughts, emotions and stressful life situations. Life is filled with stress. Stress creates dis-ease or disease. They would address the stress and what created it. It is known in modern medicine that worry creates ulcers as well as so many others ails can be tied to thinking and feeling patterns.
Deepok Chopra, Louise Hay, Andrew Wiel all have been singing this song for quite awhile and countless others. Our modern medicine is proving this point continually yet the ancients, the older traditions operate clearly from this stand point. It is best to use all systems when true health and well being are your goal. Illness begins with unhealthy thoughts. If we don't catch it there, it will create emotions that are low and a mind /emotion loop will play. After a bit if we don't address this mental and emotional health, physically it will show up as dis-ease in our body. The body talks to us and tells us what it needs. It doesn't lie, it knows when it needs your conscious support. It knows when what you are doing is out of balance and tries to let you know.
We truly don't heed its call time and again. At some point it will get exhausted and throw us a seemingly odd health issue that often western medicine will say, "We don't know what caused it." Yet if we really decipher what is occurring in our life, we can find the stressor that is there. You must be your own advocate if you want true health. That is why I teach energy medicine and management for it is the root to recover your health. Going at our body from just a physical level doesn't work alone. It supports the drug industry to give us a quick fix that has side effects and doesn't even fix the issue. It often complicates it.
I will illustrate this with my latest healing crisis. I chose homeopathy for my latest health issues. It illustrates how powerful this idea really is. I began with wondering ways to treat and support my glaucoma, something modern medicine only has physical support for and nothing long term. In getting support from clinical homeopathy, we first determined what my chronic emotional mental state was. In doing so when we looked at my life at this moment. There is loss or grief in it. Why? I had gotten divorced, left my life and farm, shifted many life long friends, changed my "job", relocated and was spinning in anxiety of newness. Of course these things would effect my state of being and overall health!
Further with my glaucoma, which is too much pressure in my eye, we realized there is alot of new pressure in my world from the outside as well as my own inward pressure through this huge shift. Glaucoma arrived within 2 years of leaving my world. It doesn't sound too complicated or outlandish that these new pressures to survive in a whole new way would have an effect on my body. I had anxiety out the wazoo which is fear of the future. Can you see the correlation to my physical ails?? Your don't have to be a rocket scientist to see this. It is actually very basic. I could of gotten many ails from this but for me it was my eyes. Can you see how this emotional/ mental state showed up in my body?
So what did I do? First of all, we dealt with the chronic issue of loss. I began taking a remedy in energy medicine that would support me in this loss so I could get accustomed to this new way of living and let go or acclimate to this new state that overwhelmed me. We worked on the level of my thinking and emotion. Then I took an acute, something I would take when ever I felt anxiety or fear as I stepped into all the newness of my life. I continued with my western medicine for my eyes but tried to accustom myself to these new conditions rather than be in loss and fright. Dealing with my whole being is wiser than just dealing with my symptoms. There is not a good diagnosis for the glaucoma I have in western medicine. I chose to investigate how to get my body in more parasympathetic nervous system of renew and heal so I could manage this glaucoma from all angles. It is paramount to health.
There are so many ways to address this wholistically. My path homeopathy for it can clear, yes, clear illness patterns. That claim was put forth so I thought, "I like that idea and I will try it." There are not many modalities that will offer such. Why not go for the grocery store rather than the loaf of bread is a phrase in my school. So I am going for full healing. It takes awareness on my part to really notice and observe what my emotional and mental states are so I can find the right way to address them. This is how holistic or ancient medicine works.
Couple that with my great understanding and practice in energy management, knowing that my goal is to be in the parasympathetic nervous system more so oxytocin, a feel good hormone and rejuvenating body support can occur. We have stress in life, you can not remove that. However, you can acclimate to it with less crisis thinking and emotions by settling in the conditions. I can not remove the intense new pressures but I can calm my state, find a less panicked way of being to thrive in these conditions. Addressing these from an energetic stand point is logical and obvious to me.
What is occurring? I can tell you that I feel such joy and lightness after a few months of these simple energetic remedies. I am much less heavy with loss and my new life appears exciting. My body being has balanced to this loss and I feel how its adjusted rather than been in rejection of it. My anxiety is so much less. I notice, take some remedy and go toward the world in a calmer way. My energy is lighter and others continually tell me that. I am not in sympathetic fight or flight 24/7. My weight is adjusting. Weight is protection and when fear is about, we get heavier to protect. My deer in the headlights feeling is no longer present.
My eye is stabilizing on less drops! I go in two months to my glaucoma doctor and can't wait to see how it has improved. I continue to be aware of my emotional, mental states so I can be clear not to jump into panic. If I do, I reach for a remedy or practice that will support me in lighter emotion. Either I clear it through movement or another practice that I know to recenter back to balance and joy. This is the game of physical health. It is so clear and simple to me. It takes awareness, listening to the body, observing your emotions and realizing nothing is worthy of fight or flight. It is not a healthy or well state to operate in! There are no lions chasing me but in my mind so to speak.
I share this personal story so you can see how to address your health from a well being standpoint. Life is insane here. We can not change that. However we can change our response and reactions to it. It is not all in the mind either. The emotions play an intregal part and no one gives them the due or the honor of the guidance they provide. They are the lost piece to me in the world of mind and body that no one teaches of, shares the brilliance of or realizes our 6th sense of intuition comes from this plane. Emotions are energy moving, the only way any action or task gets going is by getting our energy moving. Having it move in joy, passion and lightness is what health is all about.
Really look at your well being from a perspective that can truly offer health. Well being is about living a lifestyle that supports you in all conditions. It is also about creating conditions that bring in the right states of happy, fulfilled, contented and satisfied. This type of lifestyle doesn't come from going to a doctor and taking a pill. It comes from real awareness of who you are, what you are doing and how you are creating and in full control. You must take this responsibility or you are going to have dis ease! It is not a problem if you do either. You use it as a healing crisis to create a new balance as I. I will keep you posted on the wonder of my own well being!!
I can not write enough on this topic and the health benefits of it!! It is the one thing missing from our "American" life with all this production. It is the dangerous killer that allows stress to so over rule us and create so much illness in the body. The body can not heal with out sleep and relax. It must get time in the parasympathetic nervous system of rejuvenate and regenerate.
All nature has it's rest and we as humans think we are immune to it? Crazy! Not only that, if you want more joy, happiness and pleasure, you must create it. It doesn't just drop in! Leisure fun, play and chill must be scheduled in. What is funnier is that we work and work so we can have more yet you need time to enjoy the more you have! The cycle is confining and on the health front, it creates so many illnesses, cancer, death and depression. We must allow our body to rejuvenate and renew its cells, clean itself, doing the back up processes that run us clean.
People barely take a week vacation and our weekends are filled with chores and work. It is important to feel like things are done but the production mindset is what is killing us. Pleasure comes from being in relaxation. We can not get into the parasympathetic without being in a slower pace, slower heart rate, with the calm feeling of just chill. Infact, most don't even know that feeling in their body or they need a beer or glass of wine to do that. That is fine but we need more than a moment on the weekend. We need this feeling through out our day to support and reset us.
Life is more beautiful, happy, clear and joyful when we are in parasympathetic. It is like a high of champagne bubbles to our body down to every cell. It is the oozing feeling of nirvana, of ahhhhh, life is good, just clear bliss. We need to experience this more than once a week! This joyous feeling should be about us every day, several times a day. It is the greatest health elixir. It soothes us tremendously on all levels. Life feels, smells, looks and is more beautiful. Even when strife comes upon us, we are clear and alert to manage with less issue. It is what we all seek and why we all work so hard.
It can only come through creating pleasure. Simple things can create this pleasure. Savoring good food, a sunset, the scent in the air, many deep breaths can get us in parasympathetic. Knowing this, learning how this feels energetically, vibrationally in your body is so important. Then we can create it as many times as we want and through all kinds of pleasures. Playing, giggling, jostling, joking, all do it as well. Creating this lighter attitude for health, for the elixir and anti aging tonic that it is goes along way to bring a happy life. It is not about the outside conditions. Yes, you can use these things to inspire the relaxation, the parasympathetic too. But realizing why this lighter attitude, this practice to feel this nervous system kick in daily is a key health tip. In fact, it could heal all your ails! It is the system of our body that must be operating for healing to occur.
So really ground into this tip. This is the practice that I teach most about for it is the one element we miss. When we do this, we feel better and do better at work, in crisis, in emergencies, in daily challenges. It is why we take anti anxiety drugs, drink alcohol, get healing facials and massages, acupuncture. All the healing arts or creative arts put us into this nervous system. They open our being to feel free, our spirit to relax and express and provide us with many chemicals that soothe the emotions, calm the mind and allow the body to do its renewal and healing work.
Make this a practice, a seed your sow this spring. If this was all you did, learned of your oxytocin state and daily created it, so much in your life would change! Your world would be more colorful, more filled with contentment and satisfaction. Bliss, nirvana, heaven on earth, all the feelings we strive for would be present daily. As your body gets back to this state more often, it will naturally produce it for you. The body deva operates best when this system, the other half, yes, half of our nervous system is actually being used as it should! As is natural and healthful. We have lost sight of our body being and the pleasure sensations of our body. We live in our mind and are absent our very body which is the only tool that can feel pleasure, joy, bliss and relaxation.
Pleasure and play are elixirs par excellent!
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