🐍 Power is such a loaded word. 🐍
We dislike or are jealous of people who have too much of it. Or we admire people who have a lot of it wondering how they did it. "They must have been born with it."
On the other hand, we disown our own power. We deny ourselves of it, succumbing instead to the power of others. Or we use it in distorted ways, manipulatively or as a power over others. But this isn't true power.
And most of this is all going on unconsciously.
The truth is, most of us have an unhealthy relationship to power - ours or that of others.
We aren't embodying our true power. We don't even know what that is.
We sacrifice ourselves, our voices, & our lives, in order to receive something we think we want (love, attention, acceptance, money, sex, or we settle for some distorted form of power).
We wait for permission from the outside. We follow the paths and approval of others instead of our own hearts. We wallow in the victim mentality, not owning up to take responsibility for our lives.
We don't believe in ourselves, our capabilities, our wisdom, or our hearts. We don't believe our unique make-up is inherently valuable and worthy unconditionally.
We are all trained to look outside instead of internally; instead of anchoring in our own power.
Our shadows around power aren't easy to see, as they live deep in unconscious layers, formed in our familial and social conditioning.
One of the first places to see these shadows - is to be aware of your body, your sensations, & your energy.
You can feel when you are stepping out of your power. It may feel gross or icky. There may be a collapsing or "black hole" sensation, a sharp pain, a digestive upset. You may feel weak in your core, feel "mushy" with no boundaries, or like you are being walked all over.
☄️ This is exactly where the transformation happens. The power of reclaiming your power in these moments is MASSIVE!
☄️ Here, you are breaking the spell. You are stopping the sabotage. You are ending patterns that collectively haunt and destroy our world. You are claiming your power as the creator of your life.
This work is foundational in 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺. In this 10-week journey for women, that begins next week, we take stock of:
🐍 Where do we shy away, deny or give our power away?
🐍 Where do we use our energies to manipulate others?
🐍 What does power even mean to us, in a world where distortions are the norm?
🐍 What is healthy and aligned power, even when we don't see it often in those around us?
In 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺, we work with plant medicines, energetic practices, and ritual to shift these old patterns.
☄️ To retrain our energies to know what true power feels like.
☄️ To reclaim our own power in a healthy way.
☄️ To disrupt the status quo.
If you are interested to join us on this potent journey, send me a message. We have a few spaces left and we begin August 4!
Here's to all of us finding our aligned power. The world needs it!
The simple things that 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒖𝒔.
Stopping to smell and 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 the roses.
Sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book.
A walk in the forest with my dog.
Listening to a thunderstorm.
Watching the sunset.
Talking to an old friend who lives on the other side of the world.
Soaking in a hot flower bath.
Singing along to my favorite songs.
Offering gratitude & prayer for all the things in life that make it all worth it.
Each day, we can get lost in busy-ness, doing the things we should do in order to fit in, or be successful. But when we can set down the worries of the day, of the world, just even for a moment or two - to receive, to be in pleasure - that is 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕.
Our beloved rose, is a plant teacher that guides us to open to allow, receive and drink in the simple pleasures and little joys of being alive. She brings us into the present moment. She shows us where we aren't allowing our hearts, bodies and energies to be nourished; and also where we are drinking in energies and situations that aren't nourishing us. She teaches a level of discernment and alignment, that is powerful and clear.
Rose also channels a deep ancient spiritual wisdom - one that's been guiding people all over the world for millennia. One of her superpowers is guiding us through 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒆. The feminine mystery that we've lost touch with, individually and collectively all over the world.
Rose is one of the 4 𝑨𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑭𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑻𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 that we commune with in our upcoming 𝑨𝒍𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑾𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒐𝒎. We will look to her wisdom to learn how to nourish ourselves, to be discerning of what we allow in, and to truly channel her essence through us in our own unique ways.
We start our journey next week! Reach out if you want to join us!
I went straight up the mountain yesterday.
I hesitated going, as these mountains are steep and high and I was feeling a little worn out already. In addition, these mountains always seem to push me through a transformation.
But slowing down to listen to the tired places within me, there was another voice that wasn't so tired after all. "You got this; steady, committed and pace yourself, don't overdo it."
As I immersed myself climbing straight up through the trees, not being able to see much more than 15 feet up, clarity started pouring in. My inner world of indecision and uncertainty disappeared. In came inspiration, aliveness, and enjoyment of the steady, committed path.
My heart lit up, as I reconnected to what truly nourishes my soul. I became alive as Mother Earth welcomed me. The elements reminded me of who I am, and I felt the guidance of all my beloved plant teachers - in their purity, their beauty, their love and their profound wisdom.
I welcomed the joy that flows through every ounce of my being that I get to be supported by nature and these plant teachers, each and every day.
And the amplification when I get to introduce others to the incredible healing power of the plants, and they get to find their own intimate connection.
The moment when someone truly meets Mother Earth, especially in the form of her plant beings (because these can get in there really deep!) - there's a recognition, a coming home, a powerful release.
Mother Earth, her elements and her plants guide us to the exact places we've been unable to access- the places where we have been denying ourselves, tied, bound and stuck. And we can then reclaim our own truth, our hearts, our love, and our joy.
That is what we all want. That's what this world needs. Us in our deepest truth, us in our hearts, us in what lights us up.
What an incredible gift that the plants and the Earth can help us find our own magic within.
May we all fine ourselves in the magic on the mountain!
🔥 This has been my altar, my sacred space, for many many nights. The sounds of the jungle, the burning flame, the plant teachers and myself. Listening, learning, unveiling, surrendering, & praying.
🔥 Cultivating an altar space is powerful and intimate. It doesn't have to be elaborate, with all the right things. It can be simple and natural. It could be a rock, or a tree you stumble upon in the forest one day. A flower in your garden. A keepsake from someone else, a picture, a vase, a candle. The form doesn't matter. What it is all about is you being able to drop deeply into yourself and into spirit. To clear out, to let go and to open and receive.
🔥 The practice of cultivating sacred space, you carry with you always. Where ever you find yourself, you have the ability to drop into your intimate sacred space, reconnect with yourself, and be supported and guided.
🔥 We will be cultivating our altars, building relationship with the divine and with plant teachers in a 10-week ceremonial journey for women that beings July 28. 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 is a medicine wheel to bring forth the sacred feminine from deep within. You will strengthen your connection to your sacred space through ritual, embodiment, practices and plants. In the sacred space, you will learn to channel the sacred feminine that is moving through you, so that she can guide and teach you into your most incredible self!
🔥 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪, 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟰.
🔥 To learn more, we will have a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦 on Monday, July 18, talking about how to use the Altars of Wisdom in your sacred space.
I've always felt that there's been another way to be alive than what has been taught by our culture. I've been a seeker, an investigator, drawn into the mysterious realms of what's beyond. My soul and my heart have been searching for the vibration of my truth. To connect to what resonates, fulfills, nourishes and enlivens me.
I've had experiences, unique to me, that don't fit in with the normal everyday, culturally accepted perception of reality. I dismissed these experiences, trying to conform to ideas of success and normalcy. I've kept them quiet, internal and not known how to integrate them into this world.
It's been a gift to be tapped into the divine, the creative feminine energy of the universe behind the reality we've been living. Mother Earth, nature, the elements, the plants, the animals, have all been my greatest guides. Pointing me to feel this mystery within myself. This mystery of the ancients, that lives and pulses within everything. Within reach, but only for those who are curious, and seeking something more than what's at the surface.
Listening, deep within, I have been guided to move with flow of something else. Learning how to bring the unspeakable into my life, into form. I've turned to ancient traditions to teach and guide this energy, in a time where we've been told that the path through is to listen to those in positions of power & the media, or those rooted in reason & logic.
Yet, with each step, I've chosen to follow the mystery, to allow the unique blueprint of my life to lead the way. Each day, it is a choice.
The mysteries of life are here for everyone, once we trust our internal guidance system.
We are bringing women together, to dive into their own unique mystery. To discover their own feminine creative energy, rooted in wisdom and power and connected to ancient ways.
The 𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 is a framework to rework your own guidance system; to tap into and embody the mysteries of the feminine; to bring forth medicine for the transformation of this world.
May we all find our own internal guidance in whatever ways we can.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Intuitive, Shamanic Energy Medicine, Sacred Plant Medicine Integration, Soul Adventurer