The Crucible of Change

The Crucible of Change

My Dear Sister, I’m coming to you from the crucible of change. This last month has been a rigorous but exquisitely orchestrated journey through my mother’s final days, the celebration of her life and the new frontier of life with her absence. More recently, it’s felt quite a bit like I’m tumbling through space without any moorings – unsure where I’ll land or who I’ll be when I get there. There’s no doubt this new unfolding will ultimately flower and bear fruit but for now I’m keeping things very simple. Impeccable self-care has been the order of the day. I listen closely to what my body, heart and Spirit need. Rest, healthy food, time outside and contact with friends are staples. I’ve cut out nonessentials and cut back on mindless time on social media. Its clear I’m in the midst of a total reworking of my relationships, roles and karmic threads with both parents; assisting the healing of my mother’s ancestral line; and going through a complete and utter transformation of Self. Having a regular practice of self care, reaching out for support and opening to the Sacred within and all around me has created a sense of ease and Grace through this very intense and sometimes challenging passage. It tenderized my heart and opened me to a larger stream of love. My family and I have been loved and supported in gorgeous and amazing ways throughout this journey. I am deeply grateful for all we have received and my ability to let it in wholeheartedly. I’ve been living what’s possible when we root deeply in our Sacred nature...
At the end of the day, what really matters to you?

At the end of the day, what really matters to you?

My daughter and I are spending the week out of state with my aging parents.  It was an unplanned trip spurred by a sobering diagnosis my mother just received. I’m here arranging care and ongoing supports and being reminded of what really matters. I’m watching my mother grow more accepting of support. And quickly getting clearer and clearer of what she wants for her remaining time, which isn’t always popular with her loved ones. I feel waves of grief and sadness wash over me and I deeply appreciate this opportunity for my daughter to have candid conversations with her grandmother about life and living the final chapters on her own terms. We are having loving and tender moments as we enjoy the simple pleasure of Being together. At times I feel a flow of joy that shifts to sorrow and then back again. Watching my mother has highlighted the importance of knowing and honoring yourself so you don’t waste one day living someone else’s version of your life.    I have two events coming up later this month to support you in remembering and honoring what really matters to you and connecting with that wise Feminine Essence within you.   I am offering a Free 1 Hour Virtual Class: Open to Your Sacred Feminine Flow on Monday July 18th at 6:30 pm EST. Join me to relax and begin creating emotional and financial peace of mind.  Access your unique Feminine essence that guides you in claiming and nourishing what really matters to you.   To register click HERE On Friday July 29th, I will be joined here in Richmond by Molly Sharp,...
What I know today

What I know today

“I know I can let go of past hurts. I know I can ride the wave of my emotions to a place called home – where my Truth is embraced and cherished – where my shadow is given a place at the table – where all of my parts and pieces may come together, integrate and be whole.”  Wendy Morgan We access profound wisdom and limitless power when we as women pause and remember what we know. We touch the great mystery that’s expressing through our bodies, hearts and lives. A circle of sisters gathered at our Sanctuary Day on Friday to remember what we know. Here are some excerpts of what we discovered. I invite you to receive them like a sacrament from the Sacred Feminine. Notice what they stir, resonate and awaken within you.   I know I have to let go of what I think I know. I know I need to take my power back yet also be kinder with myself and figure out how to ask for guidance. I know I have to find more outlets for my grief and not dwell on it for we are born dying. This is not easy since I’ve had no physical outlet. I know I can’t do it all today. I know I have to makes some choices – which are not easy – yet I have some tools. I know I need to speak my truth and not let others sway or blame me. I know I need to do this soon.  Patti Garvey     I know Wholeness. I know Health. I know how to...
Claim Your Body as a Place of Sanctuary, Presence and Pleasure

Claim Your Body as a Place of Sanctuary, Presence and Pleasure

A Reminder from the Great Mother of us All.   “You and your body are a precious treasure- worthy of appreciation, care, respect and tenderness.”   Just for a moment, see if you can appreciate how, complex, beautiful and miraculous your body truly is. It’s not just a handy vehicle for your head or a means to an end.   It is a one of a kind, Sacred sanctuary for the mystery of Life expressing as YOU.     It is a storehouse for all you’ve witnessed, lived through and become in this life. It holds a unique and extraordinary wisdom. It is your vehicle, your personalized expression and your source of pleasure in all its forms: beauty, sensuality, exhilaration, tenderness, satiation, arousal, and ecstasy.   But to open to that pleasure you must fully bring your presence, your Being down into your body like gently setting your foot down into the soft, receptive earth. I find it to be a deeply feminine practice you can repeat, experiment with and spend your whole life enjoying.   As I practice coming fully into my own body and slowing down to experience the sensations of life within me it often feels like slipping into a warm and welcoming bath, which envelopes my Being and fills me with a gentle effervescent aliveness. After decades of actively avoiding living in my body it feels so delicious to finally come home.   All the emotional clearing and release of old habits of bodily neglect, disconnect and brutalization have been well worth it. It has taken me years to unwind the physiological defenses and unlearn...
Are You Feeling Tapped Out?

Are You Feeling Tapped Out?

      We’re in the heart of Autumn with the spaciousness of Summer a distant memory. For ages it was a time of harvest; of gathering the fruits of our labor; a time to fill up before the long winter. While I hope you’re enjoying a peaceful and easygoing season of harvest I know with a new school year in full swing, increased scheduled activities and the holidays on the horizon it can feel anything but.   Personally, I’m coming off a month of steep demands on my time, energy and goodwill. Having returned to the hamster wheel of the school year coupled with a heavier work-load and the ongoing demands of family life I had expected and had planned for some of these while others caught me completely by surprise.   I arrived at this past full moon weekend spent and under the weather with an 11 year birthday party to host. I would love to tell you I was a picture of Grace and decorum as we prepared for the big event. But it was not to be.   I had an emotional storm brewing since the night before when my husband and I watched our daughter head off for her first cotillion. By Saturday I was an emotional tinderbox prime for the spark. And it came – first a small but manageable spark from a sassy 11 year old and then the one that set it all aflame – feeling pressured by my husband’s agenda, which was different than mine. Despite having taken quiet time to align my intentions for the day and cultivate some...
Claim your time for Sanctuary. Replenish and renew with us.

Claim your time for Sanctuary. Replenish and renew with us.

    How would you like to immerse yourself for a whole day and replenish, renew and remember what really matters to you in a circle of supportive women?   Over the years I’ve discovered and come to rely on the power of unplugging – even for short periods of time – from my day-to-day commitments and concerns. When I take time with another or a group of women with that common intention I always come away feeling renewed and revived. Like a sun dried plant that’s received a replenishing rain – I come away resilient and more alive. I can then meet what’s before me with fresh reserves.   I wanted to share that opportunity with other women so I created Sanctuary Day. A day long retreat where you can join other women, set your burdens down and reconnect to the you whose gotten lost in the errands, commitments, care giving and to do lists.   If you are…..   ♥ Exhausted from all of the work or “fun” of your Summertime ♥ Ready to unplug from it all ♥ Need some time and space to rest and be still   Come join us for a day of Sanctuary!   Friday July 24th from 9:30am-4:00pm at the Sacred Sisterhood Sanctuary 213 Roseneath Rd. STE 205   You can expect a small circle of women; to be still, listen deeply and rest; to move and relax into your body; to connect with the earth; to access your creativity; and to have space to share.   You’re sure to come away:   ♥ Feeling renewed, relaxed and recharged ♥ More centered...

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