I envision a world where young girls are taught to honour their womanhood, to trust in the power of their wombs, to know the strength and initiation that menarche provides, to know their cycles, to empower the force of life residing in our sacred vessels. i envision a world where growing older is honoured and looked at as a sign of great knowledge, not weakness or becoming irrelevant. one where “aging well” does not refer to ones appearance but how happy and peaceful one feels. i envision a world where it’s normal to offer menstrual blood to the plants, trees and earth as our ancestors once did in order to give back to the soil that nourishes us. i envision a world where we walk the deer trails to glean wisdom and sit in ceremony with our brothers and sisters to build community. i envision a world where a pre-requisite to beginning school is meditation. today is a day for dreaming and making new realities. jai ma.
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That time in the mountains when you said i am here to serve you. i am here to help you heal. i am here to walk beside you, to laugh with you and create new moments together. thank you, i love you. @suemoodiephotography ❤️❤️
A few years ago i walked through this labyrinth. in the middle there was a meditation bench, i sat for awhile breathing in the fresh, clean air, taking in the beauty of this place with all of my senses. i lost track of time, when i finally emerged, i walked back out following the way i took in, everything was the same except i was different
Play, intuition and creativity. for me these days it looks like creating art, then destroying it, building collages that come directly from a part of me that doesn’t have to match, be symmetrical or look good, making pixie dust for my niece. it also looks like baths, lots of baths, regular b****t massage, re-discovering my yoni, paying close attention to my yes and even closer attention to my no. it looks like being a kind woman and not a nice girl. it’s committing to a daily meditation practice so that i can be connected to myself.(which also brings up fatigue, anger and frustration that’s been living in my nervous system) which in turn requires extreme compassion. it looks like playing apples to apples with friends and laughing so hard water shoots out of my nose. it also looks like going out for some photos and ending up in a snowball fight with my father-in-law. how do you honour the wild being that resides within?
My intention for this new moon is for all b*****s to be loved. may all women feel the liberation of heart and w**b connection. may all women touch their bodies and make them home. may all women make an alter of their bodies, cherish their uniqueness and live in a state of empowerment. golden tas b****t oil is now live in my site. link in profile ❤️photo cred : 1st in series, the lovely @beecupelli
Golden tas b****t massage oil. ladies... this beautiful b****t massage oil will be available for purchase soon. b****t massage is such intimate way to connect with your heart, tune into the way your b*****s feel and get to know yourself, your body and it’s rhythms. massaging your b*****s regularly moves lymph, helps relieve congestion, increases circulation this was a collaboration with my dear friend ange over @thefeminineshift who has put together a magical gift box full of ways to treat yo’self. golden tas will be available for purchase individually or as part of the gift box. when woman gather, miracles happen. head on over to @thefeminineshift to get your daily dose of inspiration, love and thoughtful gifts. #adorninfusions
The gift of pain and surrender
i’ve been pondering chronic pain and awareness. speaking as someone who has a little guardian angel called pain, i wanted to offer some support to those of you who go about your day with this ally. a wise woman once said “your pain keeps you from becoming someone you’re not”
as i reflected on this statement, i realized she was absolutely right. my physical pain ally has helped me tremendously in cutting things out of my life that just don’t work. anytime i am in the midst of pain i think about this grouping of words and i am immediately thrown into gratitude.
the following are just some tidbits that i’ve learned for myself that actually apply to everyone. just take out the word pain and replace it with whatever you’re going through. *there are real physical boundaries that need to be honored. everyone is different and has requirements to keep their vessels in tip-top shape. if yours is pain, utilize it in a way to offer yourself more love, more compassion, more slowness/presence in your day. become the mother of your body. *you are actually miraculous. you have deep reserves of strength. you are not weak. you are not fragile. you get up, you do the life things and quite often you do them while experiencing pain (physically or emotionally) *you are not a bad person if you have not overcome your pain (heartache, jealousy, anger or whatever it is) you are whole and complete and worthy of love.
so whatever season you are in on this vast sliding scale called life, honour it, trust in its intelligence and do things that make you happy, regardless of the pain. if it’s going to stick around, might as well take it on a fun journey
When gathering wisdom i often need a moment or two to fully integrate what i've learned so that it can blossom and spread into other areas of my life. usually this means more nature, friends and solitude. less, way less social media.
this summer has brought me many blessings and many teachings to integrate. so much depth
i've had some pretty incredible wildlife encounters that have left me speechless and absolutely awestruck. instead of looking in a book (which is awesome and fun) i started to research the animal, the surroundings, the food, where it sleeps and how it mates. this allows me to better read into what wants to be known
i get to work with woman i love every day. i wanted to fill my time learning and growing with organic gardening, sustainable clothing, herbs and botanicals. these wise woman practice patience, love and community. thank you for allowing me in your realm. @raedunphyaromatics , @fieldstudyshop , @sensesofthesoul . if you haven't had a chance to check out these absolutely lovely humans, i suggest dropping in
i was also blessed to travel to san diego to meet some incredibly strong, loving, vibrant woman for the first weekend of a year long apprenticeship where we get to dive deeply into the fabric of reality, practice self love and acceptance and awkwardness all day long. the wise woman tradition, non-violent communication, mantra, all the herbal healing and and and... i'm still unpacking that incredible first weekend. my heart is actually bursting for these woman @activeculturefamily **
i've taken on a practice of daily herbal infusions, dream journaling, kundalini. as well as finding and sitting with my green ally (herbal plant friend for life) i've been hitting up the bird sanctuary every evening sitting with horsetail and am greeted every night with animal and bird medicine. yesterday i watched a b****r drag some branches to his dam and patiently waddle back and forth, so much care put into his home. two great horned owls coo-ing at each other and a m****r of crows dive bombing them
for those of you who don't know me, this is who i am and what i do. thank you for following along this wild ride.