Jan 182016
 
Do you hurt for your friend like this?

Is this you?
Do you hurt for your friend like this?
When women repel success
Every few months I meet her and the minute she sees me her eyes light with a paradoxical mix of hope and desperation.
As she walks towards me I ask myself “Will this be the time?”
She barely says hi. She dives into a stream of complaints. You know that string. That’s how your friend goes on and on about what she really, really wants to do instead of the boring or grueling job she now has.
You hear it every time you gals meet. You try to help her, but any suggestion you give is met with a “Yes, but…”
After a while you get it that she is resisting to take any action on her own behalf, so all you can do is seat there patiently, listening to the streams of complains, wishes and dreams that you know will never happen.
You listen because you love your friend. But for that same reason, it hurts like hell and you go home with a broken heart.
If that has happened to you, then […]

Jan 162016
 
Are you Feeling Alone and Abandoned?

Story Alchemy
Are you Feeling Alone and Abandoned?
One of the complains that I have been hearing from your feedback is the feeling that you are alone and unsupported. There is a sense of isolation ~even when you are surrounded by people. This is debilitating and makes you feel abandoned just when you need more support than ever.

This feeling if often masked by the excitement of festivities, but just about now, as you come down from the Holiday high, it is making you feel tired, weighed-down and even more alone than ever.

I’ve been there. I know that it is of little consolation to know that you are not alone in your aloneness, but today I offer you something more than sympathy or empathy.

I invite you into a journey of Story Alchemy, a path of storytelling that empowers you to shift from that aloneness into alignment with your beautiful, radiant Sacred Self.

If you have not read about Story Alchemy before, here it is in a nutshell:

Humans explain our world and our role in that world through the creation of  story segments called Story […]

May 262015
 
Dream Creation Series: Part 4: What Makes your Dream happen

SERIES: Dream Creation: From Desire to Embodiment
This article is part 4 in a series of four articles. Part 1 here. Part 2 here.  Part 3 here.
PART 4
What Makes your Dream happen

 

If you believe in overnight success, miracles that will sweep you into fame or things that happen all by themselves, go call Tinker Bell.
(She’ll tell you to bug off and not waste her time.) LOL!
In the previous articles in this series, we already ascertained that wanting is not enough. We proved that Dreaming is not enough. And we established that the only way to manifest that Dream of yours is to eat it; to make it an integral part of you.
We also explored that the next step after you swallow your dream is to chew it, and this means to make a choice:

To commit or not to commit? That is the question!
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But what is Commitment?
Imagine commitment as a banquet. What happens when you seat down to dinner?
What follows is the short menu for your Dream Banquet.
 
Identity and fluidity = Your plate
If the food looks too alien, […]

May 192015
 
Do you Need to Create a Chrysalis?

Do you Need to Create a Chrysalis?

I want to share with you the magic of my most recent shamanic performance that took place on Sunday, May 17th in New York.

I just emerged from my ceremonial chrysalis and did a magical Butterfly Dance.

This was an in-depth ceremony for me as well as a shamanic performance and journey for the women in the audience.

I first wrote a poem and then danced it. The poem was a shamanic journey through the process of creating my chrysalis, feeding on it to become my dream and finally emerging as my embodied potential.

“But what is this chrysalis?” you may ask.
In nature, the chrysalis is the new skin that the caterpillar builds in order to nurture and protect its transformation into butterfly.
The Sacred Feminine School of Wisdom teaches us that women also need to create a chrysalis to nurture and protect our transformation. Throughout time, there have been different ceremonies, rites or special places for women to do this, from the Moon Lodge to the Red Tent.
If you are right now undergoing a change —or even […]

May 192015
 
Dream Creation Series: Part 3: Become your Dream

SERIES: Dream Creation: From Desire to Embodiment
This article is part 3 in a series of four articles. Part 1 here. Part 2 here.
PART 3
Become  your Dream

 

So you finally stopped seeing your Dream or purpose as something alien that is far away and that you must “get” with great effort. Congratulations! You accepted your Dream as food.
You also swallowed your Dream, allowing it to nurture the potential inside you that has —and has always had— the power to blossom into that Dream.
Now you need to ingest and digest your Dream.
The previous two stages: acceptance and swallowing were lead by your Sacred Feminine aspect or your Shakti Energy. Now we are shifting into your Sacred Masculine energy, your Shiva Energy.
You do not create something because you want it.
Desire is just the spark to ignite your passion, a powerful force that can move mountains. Yes, but only if you employ it.

Now you must choose whether you will feed your passion to that Dream until it grows.

Believe it or not, must people refuse to feed their passion to their Dream. Instead, they […]

May 122015
 
Dream Creation Series: Part 2: How to Eat your Dream

SERIES: Dream Creation: From Desire to Embodiment
This article is part 2 in a series of four articles. Part 1 here.
PART 2
How to eat your Dream

 

If wanting is not enough…
If Dreaming is not enough…
… then what is?
In Part 1 of this series I said that we need to “eat our dreams.”
How do we do this?
When we eat, we smell, taste, chew, swallow, ingest and digest the food. It then flows through our organs and systems, becoming our energy and our body. We ultimately are what we eat.
Receive the Food
To eat your Dream is to stop seeing them as something “out there” that is far away, unreachable and even alien to who you are now.
As long as you see your Dream like that, you will not be able to manifest it simply because your Reticular Activating System will reject it. The amygdala sounds all alarms when something clashes against your identity. It won’t let it in!
Your energy system rises up to resist it and your fight or flee mechanism is triggered.

Identity threat is one of the core reasons why most people […]