With the launch of our new retreats and workshops schedule, I’ve been asked a lot about how we operate – hold space, deal with trauma, actually find authentic voice and soul truth. And this is what I say…. There are a lot of workshops and retreats out there that go for the dramatic performance, promise the huge cathartic releases, step you into wildly confronting experiences and promise colossal outcomes…. been there, done that. I’ve certainly done my fair share of walking ac
I have a dear friend who recently birthed her stillborn baby, and soon after the birth, she returned to our weekly yoga class. Towards the end of each class class, she softly, so as to not disturb anyone, walks over to far wall where she keeps her shoes and bag, picks them up, and she leaves the class. I asked her why she does not complete the class. ‘Because I don’t want to upset the class with my grief’, she said, ‘I am afraid that others will feel uncomfortable’. This beau
F#@k, I have to say, I don’t like this word. Say something to get me riled up, and this is it. My daughter asked me about the word yesterday. She’d heard it in a song... and at school mass...and it was certainly a talking point at school recess. Consider that the word ‘virgin’ is one of the most mistranslated, misrepresented, misused, distorted and perverted terms by the early church, and used in the commodification of women, our bodys’, our sexuality. And it is still used in
Quiet our incessant seeking?
Soothe our quarrelling thoughts?
Show up for ourselves each and every day?
RITUAL AND ROUTINE.
What I know with certain, is that something ignites in all of us when we live with ritual and routine.
To make ritual means to hold ourselves, our lives, as sacred. That each moment is blessed with the capability and possibility of putting simple everyday doings into a divine space. To make sacred, is to illuminate our daily doings. To use our sacre
As the old adage goes…we need to feelto heal. And why is this so, dear ones? I was asked yesterday about how the Sacred Women’s Work is different (or the same) as the positivity field which works on changing limiting thoughts and behaviours. And whilst I’m writing a blog piece about this, I wanted to share some immediate and initial thoughts. In a nut shell – what is often missed in the positivity field is the inherent and important need to feel…to sink down into, and embrace
Leaning into our shadows in order to heal can feel turbulent. The seas of my life today, in this moment, are wild and chaotic, dark and uncomfortable. I wish I can take back my secret prayers and calls for change. I want to put back the comfortable existence I once had. Transforming who I was, to who I am now, has the tendency to do that. Learning to hold myself in self-love through these times –these preciously, painful, turbulent human times –are what I’m all about. I remin
Escaped to Japan with my girls for a few weeks to pursue Wabi-Sabi – the Japanese philosophy for living a perfectly imperfect life. Home life is full of hurt at the moment and my deepest practice right now is to not let pain close me up, but rather open and grow me. ‘Wabi’is defined as ‘rustic simplicity’with a focus on a less-is-more. ‘Sabi’is translated to ‘taking pleasure in the imperfect.’A beautiful experience of this is the art of kintsugi. Yesterday an artist showed us
I was asked yesterday about how the Sacred Women’s Work is different (or the same) as the positivity field which works on changing limiting thoughts and behaviours. Great question! In a nut shell –what is often missed in the positivity field is the inherent and important need to feel…to sink down into, and tenderly embrace, feelings. Humans (We) are inherently feeling beings – and our world/schools/businesses/families/religions have tried to repress this innate(ness) in all o