The Universe is at play - Divine play - and you are a part of it. Never forget that you are here to celebrate existence! You don't need to be restricted by the roles & expectations inflicted upon you by the external world. You don't need to stay 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 feminine energy do you identify with? Kuan Yin, Yemanja, Aphrodite, Mother Mary, Maat, Egyptian Isis, Durga, Lakshmi, Fatima, Oshun, Mary Magdalene, a forest nymph, an inter-dimensional alien prodigy, one of your ancient ancestors, a powerful Lemurian Queen - whoever your Goddess of choice may be: the world needs you to embody that energy! You are needed in your full power, NOW, 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, playing, and loving to your full capacity.
You are not meant to give up your power to anybody. You are meant to be yourself, without apology.
When you live in your full power, as your most authentic self, you keep the Universe breathing.
Super Woman 2021
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 more recently become more accepted in Western society: woman are also now raised to be independent, ambitious, adventure-seeking creatures, able to thrive with or without a mate. And while societal acceptance of these qualities is certainly reason to celebrate, it sometimes adds additional pressures on women 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.
If you find yourself in a place of self-inquiry and wondering who you really are or who you are truly meant to be - first thing's first: dissolve the voices of your culture, of your parents, of your husband (and all former lovers, for that matter); dissolve the voices of your neighbors, of your Instagram account, of the religion you grew up with/without; dissolve the voice of the insecure little girl inside your head - the one who doubts you can become a Queen. Once all that noise has dissolved, you're ready for true self-inquiry.
If you're not sure how to get to that point, or where to go once you've arrived, I'm here to help guide you. Part of what I do is help women re-align with their own, wise, sacred intuition, so they can follow that guidance always. That is the only "voice" we should ever listen to without questioning. That intuition will never lead you astray. On the contrary, it brings you home to yourself, always.
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 choices from a place free of obligation or fear. Imagine caring for yourself without feeling guilty because you realize when you care genuinely for yourself, you naturally care for others in an even healthier way. I am dedicated to helping you step into that 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.
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.”
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."
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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.
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!?