Releasing control

Releasing control

Almost a year ago at Satori I made a prayer to release the ways control shows up in my life. After almost a year of my life being regularly turned upside down and inside out I can see what a bold move that prayer was… Anytime I attempt to hold onto anything life does a quick and unexpected reshuffle… The lessons in uncertainty keep coming thick and fast. Sometimes I surrender gracefully and sometimes I fight. So yes, the control is still working it’s way through my body and psyche. Loving myself through the grace and the fight. Sometimes questioning how much more life is going to ask of me. All I know is I don’t know anything. And then I breathe the surrender through my body and let go again. My centre and self-trust and self-love expands with each and every challenge. I know my prayer was received by the divine – loud and clear. And so I take this surrender, this not knowing, this grace and this deep trust in the divine into ‘The Pleasure Intensive’ retreat this weekend. Maybe this year at Satori I can make a prayer for a gentle year in...
Fierce Love

Fierce Love

Fierce love is a big theme for me these days. The kind of love that has a higher vision, the love that knows when to say yes and no, the kind of love that roars when integrity is missing, the love that the wild feminine embodies, the kind of love that instinctively arises in the body, the love that fuels individuals and communities to move towards something greater. Fierce love says no to playing small, no to playing games, no to manipulation and control, no to anything which is suppressing or anti-life, says no to playing out the drama and bullshit, says no to feeding petty agendas. I say no to anything in myself that is unsupportive to me or those around me. I say no to others bringing these games into my space. And I give up “playing nice” to please people. I have made this commitment before. but a whole new level of unravelling is happening right now. I say yes to embracing my power and yes to releasing the fear that keeps me small. I give up the need to nurture and mother everyone, as I have given away too much of my energy doing this and not respected myself. It’s time for fierce love to take its place, it’s time for a more full version of the embodied...
Powerful, heart-centered women co-creating ritual

Powerful, heart-centered women co-creating ritual

11 women, all leaders, all healers, all incredibly powerful in their own way… All gifted in profound ways to share with the people whose lives they touch. What happens when you bring them all together into one space for a ritual? It’s an evening that is deeply healing, integrating, affirming, creative, powerful and – most of all – full of heart. From the moment we all sat in circle, there were tears just behind my eyes; when I opened my mouth to speak, my heart felt like it wanted to burst out of my chest and demonstrate my love for each and everyone of them. Some of them I don’t know very well, some of them I sit with regularly, some I know just by what they do or say on Facebook (which is of course, only a small part of anyone’s reality). And yet I feel love for each one, because I know that she, like me, wants to transform her own life, so that she embraces love, power, spirit and her true essence, providing inspiration to the others in her community. What was the intention for bringing these women together? My dear friend Rebecca Stewart came to me and shared that she had a vision to bring together the women who are leaders in our community, who are doing powerful work in the world, to create a ritual with the opportunity for each of us to vision for ourselves and our community. For us to co-create space and be the conduit between spirit and community. To receive messages and support from the divine to guide our next steps....