Archive for March, 2011

Prayer: A Sound Vibration to the Spirit Realm

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

“Prayer is a sound vibration that goes out to the spirit realm”, says one of my teachers, Rosita Arvigo. A prayer can be as simple as an intention spoken from the heart. I have used blessings as a way to smooth the energy of each day and attune with the bounty of my life. I use it to calm a child in the midst of an emotional storm and to calm my own energy when I am distressed. I say a blessing in my work, when I’m sitting with a woman who is registering a deep loss. I take my sons to the beach, make a fire and drum, teaching them that attending to the spirit realm is as necessary for the soul as breath for the body.

Wild Feminine blessing: One prayer is worth more than a thousand worries. What will your prayer be?

Be Love

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

As we look to the still unfolding events in Japan, we are reminded of how much our collective fates are intertwined at a global level. We are also reminded how quickly our fate can change and how vulnerable we can feel when faced with the unknown. I’ve sat with women in my work as they’ve weathered the loss of a baby or pregnancy, moved through divorce, been puzzled by infertility, wrestled with a cancer diagnosis, faced past trauma. I began writing Wild Feminine after witnessing the collective trauma response of physical and energetic discord in the pelvic bowl after 9/11. There was a common pattern of high pelvic guarding and fear in each woman that I saw on the day after 9/11. In this life, we often can’t predict what we’ll meet. But we can remember that fear in the body disrupts the energy flow and leaves a person feeling unmoored. Knowing that we will experience fear, we can bring breath to these trembling cells. We can focus on what we are thankful for, and what we love, to restore the flow in the center that will better equip us to meet whatever is in front of us in the present moment.

Wild Feminine blessing: Fear disrupts the energy flow, while love realigns it to full radiance. Be love.

Opening to the Mystery

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

In every moment we have the choice to open our energy to the mystery around us or close in reaction to stress or a challenge that presents itself. Each day there are opportunities to strengthen our connection to the mystery by opening to the flow of energy in our own centers. The events of life unfold as they will. By being aware of the protective tendency to contract and choosing instead to open ourselves, we can take in more of the air, the light, and the beauty that is present right in the moment. By opening in this way to the touch of spirit, we can receive comfort, healing, inspiration or whatever sustenance may be there to feed us in body and soul.

Wild Feminine blessing: May you open to the mystery within and around you, like the body responding to the sounds of bird song.

Say Yes to Your Beauty

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

In the absence of the feminine, we love ourselves only when we are good enough or do enough. But then our worth becomes conditional and we fall prey to the highs and lows of our own productivity and the external validation from others. There is a more sustaining option. We instead can restore our connection to the feminine and receive this love that we desire unconditionally. By restoring our connection to the feminine we find that our value is inherent. We draw from a deeper source that will feed us even when we are in a cycle of rest or non-doing. The balance between doing and non-doing, with value held as inherent, is essential in a sustainable model where the feminine and masculine energies are in alignment.

Wild Feminine blessing:  Say yes to your beauty and this feminine current will surge through your body and into every moment of the day.