For Women 

 

The Universe is at play. Divine Play. And you are a part of it. Many people have forgotten this: we are here to celebrate existence! You don't need to be restricted by the roles & expectations set upon you by the external world. You don't need to remain lost in the fears, hesitations, and insecurities of the little girl inside of you. Have you yet to discover you are so much more than that little girl? You are a strong, shining, powerful Woman. You are a Divine Goddess at Play.

 

What form of sacred feminine energy do you identify with? Inanna, Diana, Kuan Yin, Yemanja, Aphrodite, Mother Mary, Lakshmi, Shakti, Oshun, a forest nymph, an ethereal Lemurian Queen - whoever your Goddess-soul-sister may be: the world needs you to embody that energy NOW. You are needed in your full power, desperately.

 

The Earth needs your nurturing touch. Your creativity, your strength, your love, your endless well of healing energy. This is your natural state - to be a Goddess upon the Earth, healing.

 

I once had a breath-taking vision during a meditation ceremony. I experienced God in the form of a beautiful Goddess, churning the cosmic sea. You are that Goddess, churning the Universe to keep its energy going. Perhaps you churn it through sacred dance. Perhaps it’s the songs you sing. Perhaps it’s the poems you write for your children. Or the smile you share with the stranger bagging groceries.

 

You churn all the elements of your life to keep them going strong: your family, your career, your spiritual devotion, your friendships, your endless love. You infuse yourself into all you do, everything you touch with your lovely hands.

 

This is your calling. To be a Goddess, celebrating life - creating, healing, and loving to your full capacity.

 

You are not meant to give up your power to anybody. You are meant to be yourself fully, without apology.

 

You are needed in your full power, desperately.

Keep the Universe breathing.

Super Woman 2020

 

What an honor to be born a woman in this contemporary age…and what an enormous responsibility! We often feel torn in uncountable directions, as if we’re meant to be so many things. For one, it’s many women's nature to want ‘to nest,’ to settle down and create a peaceful home environment in which we & the ones we love can remain safe from the world. We don’t want to become hardened, need to fight for survival, or develop the thick skin often required to navigate this rugged world. We want to remain soft, protected, and nurturing.

 

However, there is another layer to our natural desires that has (thankfully) become more accepted in Western society: woman are also now accepted as independent, ambitious, adventure-seeking creatures, able to thrive with or without a mate. And while this acceptance is certainly reason to celebrate, it sometimes adds additional pressures as we attempt to balance everything - a home life, a work life, our health, a spiritual practice, creative projects, relationships, friendships, community... and, of course, we expect to do it all perfectly.

There is nothing wrong with being multi-faceted, wanting to build many dreams, or having multiple, different parts of yourself co-existing inside one body. Where identity becomes troublesome is when you identify as a role or label that has been unwillingly bestowed upon you by a voice outside of your own, wise, intuitive self.

 

So, if you find yourself in a place of self-inquiry and you're wondering who you really are - first thing's first: dissolve the voice of your culture, your father, your mother, your husband, your neighbor, your Instagram, the ex who didn't really see you, the religion you grew up with, the insecure little girl inside your head - any voice that expects you to be anything other than exactly who you know you really are. If you're not sure who that is anymore, or you've never known at all, that's okay! I'm here to help you re-align with your own, wise intuition, and THAT is the voice that will guide you. 

 

Imagine a life where you feel deeply connected in your relationships, beautiful in your body, inspired by the work you do, and fully devoted to your soul's highest evolution in this lifetime. Imagine you make your choices from a place free of guilt, obligation, or fear. Imagine caring for yourself without feeling selfish because you realize when you care genuinely for yourself, you naturally care for others in an even more powerful & healthy way. I am dedicated to helping you step into your full power, so you can create a life that’s everything you wish it to be.

If nothing else:

Be the woman you needed as a girl.

What does it mean to become a queen?

A Queen Wears the Weight of her Crown. It’s not always easy. Sometimes she wants to remove the responsibility. Sometimes she wonders if she’d give it all up for a restful life with less burden to bear. But in her finer moments she knows she wouldn’t trade her life for anything - and she proudly embraces her missions, goals, and dreams. She feels honored to guide her Kingdom.

Self-Love Cards:

A lesson in Nurturing

My friends had been talking about the importance of self-love, and we were playing with a deck of “Wisdom” cards as we had the conversation. But when the idea arrived, it felt perfectly inspired, and I immediately thought to myself: “What do I need more of in my life that I am consistently pushing off in order to take care of other people, obligations, or life responsibilities?”

Giving & Receiving gracefully

Years ago, someone young and wise pointed out an extraordinary truth to me. I had just uttered the phrase “give and take” while in his presence - and he immediately stopped me and said: “Give and receive.”

“What?” I asked, not noticing the enormous difference between these two phrases at the time. “Give and receive,” he repeated. “You’re not taking anything. You are receiving something that someone has chosen to give to you freely. It’s just as important for you to be open to receiving it as it is for them to give it to you.”

mystical meditation

When you are dreaming at night, no matter how real the dream seems, once you wake in the morning and move through your day, you can typically look back and say, “That was just a dream. Now, I am awake. I understand the difference between the two.” Similarly, in the midst of a mystical experience, you can clearly look back at day-to-day living and say, “That is but a mere dream when compared to this Reality.”

Self-Esteem & Autonomy

The more self-esteem you build, the less you can be compromised. If you can be bought, if you can be compromised, if you sell your soul for comfort, familiarity, or whatever else you're afraid of losing, you will always block your higher guidance. As Caroline Myss says, "it's a matter of spiritual shame."

my tiny buddha article on

(self) forgiveness

I woke up one morning recently and didn’t want to get out of bed. I’d become plagued by all the little lies I’d ever told to those who loved me. And what of the illusions I’d built in my own head? The ways I lied to me? Or the decisions I’d made thinking of self-preservation, instead of the greatest good? I dwelled in remorse until I realized: in each of those situations - I’d done the best I could at the time.

A personal

Transformation

In hindsight, the night was gift - but while I was writhing on the ground screaming “Mercy!” in terror of the stifling prison-life I’d created, I remember thinking “I would rather have someone cut off my actual, physical limbs than continue the psychological torture I’m undergoing.” That’s the kind of gift it was.

The importance of Daily Meditation & creating a Sacred Space in Your Home 

If there’s one thing I must do every day, it’s clear my mind & meditate. I say “must" ...however, I don’t always stick to this prescription. Why not? If I know a daily meditation is going to elevate my life - if I know I will move through my day with more ease & clarity - if I know I will be able to better handle challenges tossed my way - why don’t I stick to the master plan!?

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