If you notice yourself bogged down by the intensity of world events, use these tips to keep you grounded and sane in time of global turmoil.
~ Start your day with simplicity: meditate, read spiritually uplifting material, move your body, pray, think of 3 things you're grateful for.
~ Spend time in nature: even stepping out in the dirt or grass for a few minutes can recharge your body
~ Take time to connect with the earth's rhythms by sitting or squatting on the ground. This is especially powerful during your moontime. Breathe and let go, allowing your energy to flow down the earth, and back up again through your feet. Open your pelvic floor and root chakra to let the energy exchange between you and the earth
~ Take special notice and care of the wonders, beauty and love around you. Show your friends and family how much you care by listening to them, giving them a gift or saying something nice. Appreciate what you have and pray for peace, send out love to the world and those who are hurting.
Hopefully these tools can give you some peace and centering :)
For more tools like this, read my book: Unraveling Her, where I go into further detail about more ways to center yourself throughout your cycle!
I'd love to hear how these tools worked for you, leave a comment!
My first baby has arrived!!!! After 7 months of a self-publishing process and 7 years of blood, tears, writing and editing, it is done. It feels incredible to hold this baby in my hands. To see the words out of my head, off the computer and in print. Wow this book is beyond me. It is powerful and that's why I printed it, to be of service to the women who need this healing. This was not easy for me to put out there by any means and that's probably why it took so long to publish. I'm humbled and proud all at once.
For over a year, I have been working on writing, editing and publishing a book. And it's almost ready for print! This is such an exciting time and there is much to be thankful for. The original idea for the book began about 7 years ago. It was a workbook that complimented a workshop I used to teach: Moon Cycle Magik Journey, where I would lead women through their experiences as a woman. It began with recounting their first period, then dismantaling some old stories that were keeping them in pain with their cycle. We utilized music and movement in this workshop, it was very supportive and healing to all. Music invokes emotion and movement allows you to process the emotion in a healthy way. They call that dance therapy. It feels good to let it go. Dance is so healing. It allows integration of the deeper parts of our self.
In my book, Unraveling Her, I teach embodiments and dance moves for being in tune with your cycle. It's one of my favorite parts of the book! It's also a dance class I teach, Red Tent Rhythms. Dance is my favorite way to express. It's so liberating and fulfilling!
Earlier this winter, the bear came to me during a meditation and informed of the importance of hibernation periods and rest. Yes, a bear, like out in nature, in a cave big ol' brown bear! He said that his great power comes from his long winter rejuvenation time when he can have a nice long rest. He showed me how I was being too harsh with my body over the years with my sometimes intense dance training. The bear continued, telling me that his strength, stamina and slow pace are a result of taking that sweet winter's nap. So there you have it, permission to nap, and slow down, especially during winter. You'll need your strength for the spring, so remember to get some shut eye, quiet and solitude before the season's over!
When you were a little girl, did you give any thought to what it meant to be a girl, and then grow into a woman? Did you automatically think that pink is what you associated with girly-ness? Being a mother, a wife, wearing high heels, looking “sexy,” wearing makeup, having long hair, big boobs, are these all things you considered to make you feminine make you a woman? While many of these things do indeed make a woman a woman, there is more beneath the surface that has been largely overlooked and widely ignored for decades, if not hundreds of years.
We have been presented a very narrow view of what femininity and masculinity are, and that is generally what we see repeated daily in television, movies, magazines, the Internet, and porn. I think the world would be so different if we never stopped asking “why?” Everyone would think more deeply and act more intentionally. It is time to bring back the “why?” Why do I stick a tampon up my vagina? Why am I made to feel weird about a natural body process? Why are women told to lie on their backs to give birth? Why do you want to be a parent? Why? Why? Why? Start asking questions about what feminine is to you, and then make space in your heart and mind for the answers. You may be surprised by what you find out!
I'm here to shake things up and get women into their feminine rhythms by paving the way with leading edge philosophies and practices for women who want to live in the freedom of their feminine essence!