On a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, six women chose to come together to be themselves, with each other. Putting aside family, functions and to-do lists, each of us put Self first… and chose to rise to the occasion of our own courage and curiosity to determine who else we might become.
For most of my life (meaning, more than 40 of my 58 years!), I’ve been aware of how crucial it is for us to find a way of moving through the world that embraces our rage…. that welcomes and appreciates and moves into all the things that we’ve been taught we should not even feel; that we should strive to push down and away; that we should hide and hide from, that we should pretend does not exist and that we should ensure is kept solidly padlocked in a box in the deepest, darkest part of our being.
Rage. Outrage! Grief. Resentment. Distrust. Self-loathing. These are the secrets we keep and spend lifetimes working to rid ourselves of when in truth, these are the very forces that when embrace fuel the acceleration of our own evolution.
I saw it again on Saturday morning. I saw the power of what it is to stand tall and solidly at the center of the circle of our own Fire energy. Surrounded by its potential, making room for it to flow through every cell of the body, embraced and welcomed and surrendered to with the deep connection that only comes from complete trust in Self and other, I saw this Fire move and yet again transform the very tissue from which we seek expression in a physical world. And in that instant, the world changes.
We are designed for full expression of every sensory cue that the body can create – including our rage! Without the willingness and ability to take back and own that rage; without the capacity to know that “…if it moves through me, it belongs to me and is about me and will benefit no one but me!”; without the courage and curiosity to move beyond the myths that we have until now been far too eager and willing to perpetuate in the name of god, good manners and ‘the right thing to do’ – we are stuck in a cycle/circle of loathing of self and other that over time, becomes debilitating; that over time, suffocates us in our own misery; and that over time, breeds a sense of helpless, hopelessness and despair that is a cocktail designed to ensure that we remain victims to the misery of our own lives.
Saturday morning I witnessed once again what is freed in the body – as the instrument of expression of Self in a physical universe – when the body is freed of its ridiculous, impossible and unreasonable requirement to pretend that we are not who we are, right now, in this very instant! In this very breath! There are no words to describe the trembling force that moves through the body and the powerful awakening that it brings.
I encourage you to create your own Saturday morning gathering of women of intensity. Call to you the women in your life that you know are seeking to free themselves of… of…. of what they are not quite sure!… and yet you know are desperately seeking to be free! Let yourself become the attractor for a small group of women to gather, talking… about what we have for far too long denied voice.
We don’t have to be right. We don’t even have to know how. We just have to be hungrier than we are afraid… and engage!
There are many other things that I should be doing right now. With more than 30 hours of recorded material from my last pass at Decloaking… and living authentically, there are few moments in my day that are not focused on ensuring that this 5-star multi-CD product will be available for September’s Decloaking with Sheila Winter Wallace (Ottawa) and November’s with Amy McNaughton (Halifax).
My father’s recent surgery (and all’s well) has created the need for me to be physically present to him and my mother, resulting in long stays in hospital waiting rooms and watching for the ambulance drivers to move us in one direction or another.
My sons are busy creating new lives for themselves, sometimes with the support of the people who love them – including me – and that, too, requires physical presence.
Time is precious to me, these days, and I seem never to have quite enough of it! But before I can get on with what needs to be done, I can’t help but take a moment to briefly share snippets from the amazing journeys of three courageous women. In the last 24 hours, I have heard from each of them with these following words:
“I have spent my life trying to be someone…… I am already someone.” If you’re not already a fan of Sarah’s blog, I urge you to visit. With immense courage, curiosity and grace, this young woman’s journey reminds me every day about what it is to be true to mySelf, no matter what! Every day, I watch for Sarah’s blog and marvel at the privilege of her blog as a way of looking through a window into her soul as she grows, discovers and becomes more present, more authentic and more powerful with each passing day.
“Use whatever you feel necesary to get the word out to more women that could use this amazing transformation process. I don’t have words most days on how I am feeling, I know I am at the most utter peace I have ever been in my life and feel like I am walking around in my own world with others looking in. I am not sure now where I fit.” Linda’s words came after my request to keep her opening remarks in the new Decloaking CD’s. A powerful presence with an equally powerful edge, Linda’s willingness to decloak and share her challenges with the world so that other women can find themselves, tells me that the time for women to awaken other women is indeed, NOW. In the recognition of not knowing where we fit, we find the freedom to carve out for ourselves the world that we desire to manifest as an expression of our own unique being. It is not that we need to fit – it is that we come to trust that we no longer need to fit anywhere!
News this morning from a friend, speaking of a recent client’s remarkable discovery process, confirms that she remains pain free after 23 years of chronic, debilitating pain. All that from just 5 days in Decloaking! It tells me that we can turn our lives around on a dime; that we can free ourselves from our own bondage; and that there is nothing that is unattainable, no matter what others may think, say or do.
Women are powerful! Women are intense, provocative, compelling, funny, compassionate, supportive, tough, deeply caring, hard-edged and hard-nosed…. and so much more! After almost 20 years of working with women from all walks of life, I am so often moved to tears by their courage, determination and willingness to engage.
These women have changed their world; have touched the lives of all those who touch them; and carry the potential to shape a future that is both meaningful and worth living.
Women carry the seed of a new world. It is the women who will give birth to a way of being that redefines our potential as a species. And it is the women who, when they find and reconnect to the truth of who they already are, become unstoppable in their willingness and ability to live large, live fully and live well!
I am so honored to be in your lives.