My boyfriend and I went sea kayaking, in hopes of seeing some whales. Ahhh… the bliss of being in Hawaii 🙂
I love love whales. Firstly, they are just so gigantic that they take my breath away. And second, they are gentle wise creatures and remind me of my sensitive nature.
As we paddled and floated out to sea, I was caught by the rhythm of the Ocean. The up and down of the water was reminding me of the ups and downs of all things Woman.
I was so inspired that I pulled out the waterproof camera to catch my musings and remembrances.
I didn’t take into consideration the sound quality so bear with me 🙂 I almost thought of trashing this video altogether but I wanted to share and remind you of the most powerful rhythms that are coursing through you.
I know many of us feel stressed. There is always lots on our plates. When we are stressed, we become contracted. We forget to relax and “be” in the flow of life.
When we are in flow, we trust life to unfold as we desire, we play and laugh, we engage deeply with others, and we KNOW that all of our needs are met.
Being in the flow is a delicious place to be. I know when I am there, I am relaxed and present. I am open and receptive. I am Feminine. I have arrived.
So, how do we get in our flow?
Watch the latest episode of WomanRising TV to tune back into your Feminine Rhythms. (Turn the Volume way up!)
I told someone the other day that Maui is my heart home. This is the place I feel most ME.
It’s a real treat to feel that in my body. My cells waking up. My heart expanding. My eyes overwhelmed with beauty.
And so I start asking myself inner questions about bringing more of ME out… What do I need? Who do I want to surround myself with? What is the quality of life I desire?
All of these questions help me get to deeper layers of my truth…. For example, why do I not always feel as powerful, beautiful, courageous, happy?
If I can dig deep enough, I gain access to profound information. I can converse with my worries, fears, anxieties. And at the root, when lovingly tended to, is healing and transformation.
This is the same whether we are talking about our physical or emotional health.
What lies on the surface is not the whole truth.
When you are thinking about setting boundaries in your life and creating more self-care practices or wondering why you are not getting pregnant or have painful cycles, touching into the root is the only place you will find real answers.
Sometimes those answers reveal things we always knew but hadn’t yet acknowledged and sometimes they bring out complete surprises.
In my work with private clients, we work at the root.
We get curious….
WHY is there chronic PMS?
WHY if there fertility struggles?
WHY is there irritability?
WHY is there PCOS?
WHY is there chronic UTI’s or yeast infections?
I am not nearly as interested in symptomatic relief (although it feels good!) as I am in touching into your body’s innate medicine. Because there lies healing.
I have been having such an incredible time in Maui. It is truly one of the places that I feel the most beautiful, free, and connected.
Being here for a month while I mentor my clients by phone or skype and have time to play (I used to live here so there are many friends to visit with and favorite epic places to adventure!) is a dream come true.
So, I am here to remind you that everything you long for, visualize, and pray for is available to you. All you have to do is keep saying yes and stepping into your courage one step at a time…. the path and people to support you will appear.
One of the biggest things that may get in your way of following your desires is you low level irritation and frustration.
Sometimes it feels that life is conspiring against us… maybe your boss is being a jerk, maybe your relationship is feeling rocky, maybe your bank account never seems to be full, maybe you have been dealing with fertility struggles or PMS that lasts for weeks….
When you are irritable, everything can seem annoying and overwhelming…. and stuck. A few weeks ago on the blog, I shared how asking for support can radically shift your circumstances.
And this week, I am sharing my favorite herb to help decrease irritability. You can take as needed or throughout your cycle (do not take during pregnancy).
Irritability is really the modern woman’s epidemic and it deeply affects the quality of your life. That is why I am spending so much time helping you to shift out of it as your “normal.”.
Enjoy the latest episode of WomanRising TV and find out more about this powerful herb.
In my one-on-one work with women, I am seeing an epidemic of women who are exhausted, irritable, and on the verge of burn out.
And in listening to their stories and their lives, I completely get it. And, they are all part of a vicious cycle. The more exhausted, the more irritable, and then from that space comes burn out.
We judge and shame ourselves for feeling this way. You know how many times I have heard from women, “I mean, my life could be so much worse. I have it pretty good.”
Diminishing your feelings doesn’t do anything. Shame is the enemy of empowerment.
As a consequence, women are half living their lives. Low energy = low presence.
We constantly look at how we could be doing better or daydream about how to make life easier.
And you know the worst part of that?
We end up doing nothing. Stuck. And exhausted. Stuck and Feeling shitty.
From the time we are young girls, we are trained to compromise ourselves to make others happy. And we are petted on the head and told we are “good girls” when we are quiet, nice, and take care of others.
For years I suffered from painful cramps on the first 2 days of my cycle. I would pop Advil and pretend this was “normal.” Everyone else did it, why shouldn’t I?
When I was 16, I went to a gynecologist who prescribed birth control pills and Naproxen (a pain reliever). I never took either one. I shoved them in the back of my underwear drawer and only rediscovered them when I was packing to go to college.
There are numerous reasons why hormonal imbalances and symptoms occur and so it is up to each one of us to be our own feminine researchers (you will be amazed at what you uncover).
One of the simplest techniques to help reduce painful cramps and fibroids and cysts while also promoting health to the reproductive hormones is the topic of this WomanRising TV episode.
It can be done in the comfort of your own home and uses the power of a plant that has been revered for thousands of years.
I don’t know about you but I loved making Valentine’s cards in elementary school. It was always exciting to pull out the colored paper, glitter, scissors, glue and get to work all in the name of love.
Because of the world in which we live, I only have your email address so here is your cyber Valentine.
Before you dive into this love note, I ask that you take a moment and really allow yourself to receive. Although I may not know you personally, I know that you are a gorgeous, amazing, courageous woman who has lots of gifts to share in the world – in your family, your community, with clients, or the world. So, sit back, put one hand on your heart and one hand on your wombspace and allow me to love you up.