Time and again, I have seen how writing can be incredibly empowering. This winter, writing became one of the ways in which I was able to show care and love for my partner while he was going through the ordeal of open-heart surgery. One of the most comforting decisions we made was to write about his healing process on Caring Bridge. The writing was a lifeline for us — sharing broke up the isolation, exhaustion and anxiety that serious illness generates.
The right to be alive. First Chakra. Our connection to Earth and to the Cosmos. Our right to be free. How are you supported in your right to be? Can you look in the mirror and say, "I am enough?" How does it feel to know that your being alive is enough? I am proposing ...
"Joy comes when you're being spontaneous — it's really hard to be happy when you're not being yourself." - Tony Robbins https://youtu.be/jL5jKptjIQw “The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important.” — Oliver Emberton “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture ...
Sydney Francis and I are embarking on a vast project for releasing shame from our physical and bliss bodies, and inviting joy, love, and full-bodied empowerment into our lives. We are beginning this endeavor with a ritual that is a practice in deeply grounding our right to be safe, loved, happy, blissful, and comfortable with our sexuality, creativity, intellect, love . . . basically it's a celebration for the essence of what makes us each unique as well as part of the larger consciousness.
New Moon is the time to plant intentions — and Libra is the sign of relationships and partnerships. Libra is ruled by Venus, so there is in increased desire for love, harmony, and beauty in our lives at this time. We may be asking ourselves questions about how to have more balance in our lives and our relationships, or how to have more beauty around us, or we may seek beauty in ourselves and relationships. How do we nurture our creative dreams? How do we nurture love, give love, and receive love?
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Jim Rohn
When we are growing up, most of us do not have a choice about whom we are spending our time with until we start making friends in school. We are surrounded and influenced by our families and/or caretakers. (Some people would argue that we do choose our families before we are born, and maybe that will work for this post as well. Whatever you believe is fine).
Shared from my blog Sacred Folly. Tonight is the new moon in Pisces. For tonight, or, for the next two nights, it is a good time to set intentions. I propose an intention setting exercise this evening. A few years ago I learned an exercise similar to the one I am presenting here while I ...
Often, to write powerfully, even if only for ourselves, we have to move past what we “think” we should write. Have you ever asked yourself what your fears are about writing?
You don’t have to share your work with anyone, but if you are “dying” to tell a story and are afraid, chances are there is a part of you that is suffering for not letting it out.
Are you ready to let go of your intellectual understanding of what is “socially acceptable writing” and allow yourself to really say what you need to say?
Are you ready to let writing move through your body, into your energetic being, and trust what it’s saying to you?
Are you ready to release memories (or make up new ones), blocks, and sticky spots?
Are you ready for non-judgmental feedback, compassionate communication, and encouragement?