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Late Summer: The Season of Nourishment

Late Summer: The Season of Nourishment

  Late Summer: The Season of Nourishment Element: Earth  Emotion: Sympathy/Worry Archetype: Mother Color: Yellow/Orange Yin Organ: Spleen Yang Organ: Stomach Energy Imprint: Nourish yourself. Take in nutrients from your soil and enjoy your harvest. Slow down. Be creative with what is abundant in your natural environment. Prepare your nest for the fall and winter. Be nourished by the fruits of your own garden and your own labor.  Welcome to Late Summer. It’s getting dry-er, and the days are hot but less blistering. You can feel it in the air and in nature as you walk around.  The Earth element takes the center stage in this season and this is a powerful time. The Earth. Mother. Nourishment. Harvest. Satisfaction. Security. Safety. Belonging. Tribe. Root. All of these words fit into this season. The Stomach and the Spleen are the organ systems that govern this season and will be active guiding you and evolving who they are to you. The stomach is the organ that breaks down the the food we eat and begins the rotting and digestion process and the spleen is the organ that is responsible for taking that nourishment and distributing it throughout the body. It is involved in making blood cells as well, which is vital for delivery of oxygen and nutrients to every nook and cranny inside of us. These organ systems are so delicately connected to the nourishment we receive from mother earth through the food we eat, and even our own mother as we were sustained by her milk as babies. Anxiety and Worry are things that in Chinese Medicine stem from a...
Audio: A Short Lesson on Cultivating Mother Energy for yourself

Audio: A Short Lesson on Cultivating Mother Energy for yourself

I hope your July has brought you much softening, compassion, and understanding in your life. This is a time of year when we all go through a heart opening and it can be challenging, disorienting, and painful. In that, it’s also rich, beautiful, and uncovers new expressions of gratitude, joy, generosity, and clarity on where we want to harvest our fruits in the coming season. I have a small audio lesson for you to share from a recent trip to the wild. It is about how to cultivate the mother energy within you through rhythming with the natural light of day and it was inspired by my experience on this trip, which I’ll share a bit about below: In the beginning of July, I was gifted with an unplanned trip to the Colorado Western Slope with a friend. She had a house in Pagosa Springs Colorado, a place I had been interested in visiting for a long time.The land there is so sacred. Having not left my nest or my partner since becoming pregnant, I was very emotional leaving though I knew I wanted to go. It was a challenge and I cried and cried. Yet, my spirit was asking for wilderness and adventure. Having no idea what I would do on this trip, what I was given was time to myself and time to follow my adventurous and curious spirit for many days, traveling alone into the wild, exploring hot springs, enjoying mountain towns, loving wild flowers, getting to see the stars and two bands of the milky way (TWO!!!), hiking in to a remote natural hot springs...
Sweet Desperation and the Gift of Unwanted Emotions

Sweet Desperation and the Gift of Unwanted Emotions

It has only occurred to me several times before, the face of desperation underneath all it’s discomfort.   Desperation hides itself so well. In my bank account. In my relationship. In my family bonds. In my anger and sadness. In my unexpressed grief. In my worn down shoes. In my closet full of clothes that I no longer wear. In   She is like a chameleon who has a beautiful treasure that is wrapped in shards of glass and landmines, can change faces and color at will. Only to be seen by the most gentle and subtle of selves. Only coming out for just the right moment when it’s safe to be understood instead of despised or run from. A few days ago I saw her, and she was the face of a small little girl who desperately wanted to play.   And not just play, but to share that play time with others.   She is a longing for tribe and community.   For the kind of community that you can just sit and be with, roaming around the same house doing what you do, and finding those little moments of togetherness, sharing, and connection in a dance of all dances.   The kind of community who sees more of you than you do and wants to support you in being that. Who values the way that you live and be, the gifts of your emotions and your expression of love and compassion, where there is room for you to act out if you need to, where people make space for your differences and help you and everyone...
Womb Wraps- Why and How to use one

Womb Wraps- Why and How to use one

A few months ago, Claire contacted me about her womb wraps and graciously sent me one. I have always been a supporter of things that honor the female body, and this especially is something that provides warmth and support to the hips and pelvic bowl in a simple way. These are handmade items that come straight from the heart. I asked Claire a few questions about her wraps and these are her answers. You can see her work and where to buy them at her site www.cherishingwomen.org. 1) What inspired you to make the wraps?   My inspiration of the wraps was/is the protective holding quality which encourages tenderness,care and love. I needed to feel safe, held and protected; to enjoy and delight in the deliciousness of being a woman. I was feeling a deep need to be held and nurtured.I wanted to create a very real and practical holding for my body that could support the vulnerabilities I felt around being exposed and open. I am passionate about how we as women can love and cherish our innate knowing and our unique feminine ways and stay close with the needs of our bodies,hearts and minds.I am inspired by our innate connection to something bigger and our wild feminine nature. I wanted something that could hold me in deepening into that. I am inspired by growth and development and sinking deeper into who we innately are and what can resource and support that process.     2) Tell us about your process for making them.    I was using scarves and pieces of material and they kept falling off, so I started to experiment with a pattern and what could...
Spring: The Season of Vision, Possibility, and Renewal

Spring: The Season of Vision, Possibility, and Renewal

Element: WOOD Organs: Liver (Yin), Gall Bladder (yang) Emotion: ‘Anger’- Forceful, noisy, vigorous energy which propels something forward Virtues: Vision, Purpose, Hope, Birth, Growth, Regeneration, Vitality, Fertility Taste: Sour Body Elements: Eyes, Tendons, Ligaments, Mind, Energetic Signature: Strength, Vision, and Purpose. The seed of life has burst open and is seeking to come to the surface to find light and nourishment so that it may carry out it’s vision to full fruition. A sense of growth, purpose, and hope begin to arise in our spirits and bodies. We are little seeds bursting from the soil and seeking our own light, sun, nutrients, and resting spots.   We just passed through the Spring equinox, the time of year that marks the beginning of spring. This season is related to the wood element, and the specific organ systems in the body, the liver and the gall bladder (both the organs themselves and the meridians that connect to them).   Before we get into spring, let’s briefly review the winter season so we can understand the connection between the two. In winter, a time of water, kidneys, and stillness, I mentioned that   “This season (winter) is a time when your system is re-organizing and restructuring your energetic and spiritual “Backbone” to support the coming year, and you may not even know really what’s in store. It can feel challenging with our cultural conditioning because this kind of growth occurs underneath and  beyond. It is not seen. And it requires slowing down, more stillness, and much more care. It is a time where we are in the dark, in the soil, where outside...
On Periods and Politics: Why women who love their periods choose differently

On Periods and Politics: Why women who love their periods choose differently

Women who love their periods, who love their womanhood, make different choices about everything… including world leaders: I havn’t said much about politcs or my views about it. I have been in a space where I want to let people make their own decisions about it. But I do feel called to share this and I asked myself… How can I relate this menstrual cycle, feminine, womb, stuff to the current political atmosphere in our lives? What I know about a woman’s menstrual cycle is this: When a woman is empowered about her own cycle, understands each phase and knows how to work with them, including how to eat, when to eat, what to eat and what not to eat, how to spend her time, who to spend her time with, and what kinds of projects she takes on in her life, she is much happier and vibrant woman. Her emotions are still there and she still goes through the ups and downs of the body’s rhythm, but she perceives and reacts to them in a much different way than a woman who believes her cycle to be a shameful, awful, distracting and unnecessary part of her life. She usually has a lot more space in her life for relaxing and enjoying what she loves and who she loves. She is able to give her love without feeling resentful. She is in tune with her inner spirit and her body. Therefore she experiences pleasure and gratitude. She allows for grief, rage, and sadness. She can let go and she can hold on to what’s dear. When a woman is...
That Weird Transition time from Winter to Spring

That Weird Transition time from Winter to Spring

This week, we have entered into a seasonal transition that is palpable to feel. Especially with valentines day today a lot of emotions can be up for you. Can you feel it too? Whether or not your into celebrating Valentines day, this post is about sinking into the seasons and cycles of life as it happens, falling in love with where and who you are, and what is more important when it comes to love? On Monday February 8th, we completed the January Moon Cycle with the February New Moon. With that, we saw the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the new lunar year of the Fire Monkey.  The last two years have been of the wood element, which in Chinese 5 element is a spring time energy, think of a seed having sat under the earth for the winter and then beginning to burst out of the earth in search of light. Plants have this amazing capacity to move past any obstacle to get the light they need. It is this bursting forth from the the ground, that we begin to feel now as we move closer to spring. It can feel agitating, angry, frustrated, walled in. And all of this is actually just what we need to burst forth into spring this year. As we enter the next element, fire, for the year, we can see how the year of the fire monkey is meant to utilize the fuel and dreams and plans we have been preparing for and sitting with for the last two years of wood, so that we can blaze forth into seeing those dreams...
A Simple NYE Ritual and a Prayer

A Simple NYE Ritual and a Prayer

Happy New Year! Almost. As I reflect on this time of the year and I feel my own body and energy, I feel a calling to reflect on the year and the many lessons and blessings that have come into my life.   For one thing, it’s a blessing in itself to feel so in tune with the seasons and my body to sense these deeper knowings and callings for living my life.   This year I’ll be spending my NYE in a candle lit yoga ceremony, which feels so good. So good to have intentional space on that evening. I’m not much of a party-er or drinker anyhow.   However you spend the evening I hope you can connect to how you’d truly like to spend that time and find the courage and energy to move in that direction.   As we transit into a new year, I give gratitude for all that has occurred, I prepare to release the cycle of this full year as we enter another cycle, and I look forward from my belly, present, here, now, learning to be in life every day with presence and surrender.   My prayer for us all is that we take this energy and utilize it to make a mark for how we envision 2016, and that we are all able to let go of the way we think life should look and begin to take the reigns of where we are, who we are with, and what we do in the mundane tasks of life that keep our structure going, as well as in the excitement of...
WINTER: The season of stillness, deep roots, and growing our spiritual backbone

WINTER: The season of stillness, deep roots, and growing our spiritual backbone

Element: WATER Organs: Kidney (yin), Bladder (yang) Emotion: Fear Virtues: Courage, Will, Flexibility, Fluidity Body Elements: Bones, Joints, Blood, Energetic Signature: Like roots and seeds planted deep in the dark soil, we hibernate, we gestate, we allow the magic in the underground to potentiate our seeds. We learn the lessons of water and fluidity, we work with our fears to embody more of our own self, we take up space in our bodies in places we have not been before. **Allow your yin reserves, your vital energy, and your deep root structure to be re-established within you**** Today is the Winter Solstice.  As we enter the season of winter, stillness, water, darkness…. we can learn the gifts of the energy of this time and surrender into the season with a willingness and desire to learn from winter rather than fight against it. This time of year governs the water element in the body, the most yin element and the organs, the kidneys and the bladder, the kidneys being the organ that is the root of our essence. bones and joints are effected as they are nourished by the water element. The kidneys health rules the health of our bones and structures. The kidneys contain the “root energy for all the other organs” and this sparks the energy in your body. In many ways, this season is about cultivating a deep internal structure that will support us in the creative life of the next yearly cycle. If we look at the development of a human embryo, we see that the nervous system and the spinal tube are of the first...
Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension

Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension

Pelvic floor tip: Are your pants too tight? Tight pants that don’t allow for relaxed belly breathing and the belly to just be, cause tension inside the pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles are the root and floor of your body and when the muscles disengage and go into fight or flight (I.e. Chronic tension or myofascial numbness) you feel more anxious, nervous, insecure… This leads to increased heart rate, increased adrenal stress hormone release, and increased heart rate. This leads to collapsed low back and heart, making the posture limp and weak. This leads to feeling out of control, ungrounded, not confident, needing to “get” from everyone else, to dominate and compare. Scarcity. Fear. If you’d like to shift your energetic patterns and begin to live from a different energy, a different way of being that invites love, acceptance, joy, harmony, and community, ease… Start with the root. Plain old Kegals won’t do it. In order to create harmony and balance in your pelvic ecosystem, you need to understand how the whole ecosystem works together. And what it responds to… More self beating and hatred adds to the tension. Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension. Now breath. And breath some more. And feel your root. Hear her voice. And let it be ok. And if you’re in Colorado, join us in October for a one day workshop; Feminine Rhythm Foundations, An Introduction into the Arts of Feminine Presence, Power, and Self...
It’s never Complete, is that true?

It’s never Complete, is that true?

Yes. It’s never “complete”. And. There are many things that have a clear beginning and a clear ending. Your life for example. Has a clear beginning and end. The creation of your dinner has a clear beginning and end. Your menstrual bleeding has a clear beginning and a clear end. You’re life is filled with cycles of beginning and ending. It is simply that you are disconnected to the innate gratitude and honoring of those transitions and cycles that are actually very natural to you as a woman. When you begin to feel into the rhythm of your womb a whole world of divine timing wakes up inside of you and the process of learning how to ride the wave of the unknown with your own plans begins. And then you begin to just FEEL when something is about to begin, or about to end. And you can more easily trust and surrender into that, even when it’s challenging. Here are a few things you can do to heal the rush monster, speed disease, frenetic energy and confusion that might be running your world: 1) Smaller creative projects: When I started making Malas, I loved them for many reasons. What I see now is that making malas has a clear beginning and a clear end. And it’s physical, tangible, and visual. When I hold a completed mala in my hands a sense of completion comes over that feels so good. When I send off a mala to a client, I feel this sense of release in my womb and body, like I’m releasing the energy of a creation she...
Feminine Rhythm Toolbox: Re-Rhythm-ing, Fennel Bulb Pesto, and What is a Mala?

Feminine Rhythm Toolbox: Re-Rhythm-ing, Fennel Bulb Pesto, and What is a Mala?

What a week! My personal theme has been Re-Rhythm-ing and  I have gifts for you that reflect this. 1) A peak into how to follow your own womb rhythm 2) A delicious recipe that will soothe your digestive system and excite your taste buds 3) I am Strong Mala + What is a Mala? 4) A look inside one of my journal pages on Re-Rhythm-ing. I’ve been posting more frequently and making videos inside our FB group as I’ve been inside my womb cave doing my practices, healing, resting, and gathering my energy. To join us there instructions are at the end of this blog. Womb Rhythms: The rhythm of your body, your womb, inside your pelvic space will speak to you in vibrations. She will tell you how she wants to live, how she wants to be. She will guide you into living and structuring your day based on her rhythms and cycles. What a beautiful terrifying thing to surrender to! Listen deeply sisters. Listen deeply. Its in the quiet conversations that you have with your self and your body and your surroundings that you hear whats really going on, and you can begin to slough off what is not truly you. It feels like shaking. Internal shaking. Let it shake. You get still. Breath. AHhhhhhhhhhh. Cry. Ahhhhhhhhhhh Laugh. Rage. Joy. And the world will spin around you until you feel your center. And YOU will not be inside the hampster wheel feeling taken from and obligated. Running. Running. Running. You will no longer be running. You will be blossoming in the dark quiet stillness of your own...
Rose Water Mint Lemonade- Cool your body and Nourish your senses

Rose Water Mint Lemonade- Cool your body and Nourish your senses

The last few weeks for me have been spent retreating during my moontime, and creating a practice of self care that I’ve honestly never had before. I’m using my interest in ayurveda, chinese 5 element theory, and my mogadao sacred daoist sexuality training as a backbone for what I’m crafting. Currently I have a 3-4ish hour morning practice that I LOVE and that includes lots of self massage, meditation, and cleansing. It feels amazing to be grounding in these habits and I’m learning SO much about how to be accepting of myself, present with my body, and lots of parts of my body are getting attention they never got like my gums ( I started massaging them this week in the morning after oil pulling) and my elbows, and the under part of my knees. My ear lobes and jaw are getting tons of attention and release and I’m sleeping more than ever, beginning to wake up earlier. THIS IS SO EXCITING AND I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF 🙂 In my quest to balance my energy I’ve been following a diet that will reduce the amount of heat ( fire or pitta, the ayurvedic term) in my body. Excess heat is common in the summer time and also for those of us with a tendency for an over active mind, self judgement and punishment. The general American Cultural go get it, have it all at once, do it all now, never enough, climb your way to the top performance based mindset really.  Excess heat can look like red, inflamed rash, acne, cold sores acute inflammation in body or joints...
Mala of the Month: July 2015 Generosity and Fierce Compassion

Mala of the Month: July 2015 Generosity and Fierce Compassion

“Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.” –Hafiz– Generosity and Fierce Compassion : For the soul who needs reminding of her inherent worth. You are worthy just because you exist. Moonstone reminds you of the wisdom and mystery of the feminine. Rose Quartz reminds you to have fierce compassion for yourself It is soft, beautiful and loving. This mala contains elements of earth and sky, water and wood. It is calming and enlivening. Brightening and succulent. The Winged pendant and leather tassel is about strength, roots, and ground. A bold, yet beautiful statement. The bead pattern is in 7 ( for the month of July) and 15, a Capricornian number, and 22 a master number. Designed intentionally and intuitively using the cycles of nature, stars, and numerology. Materials: Rose Quartz,Moonstone, Honey Wood Guru Bead: Glass Faceted Heart with Angel Wing pendant Tassel: Tan Leather 26 inches long… the heart sits right on the womb!! ( not planned :))   On July 2015 Natural Rhythms and Transitions *Full Moon in Capricorn *Moving from Gemini to Cancer *Element: Fire Maybe you have, noticed, Venus and Jupiter have been lighting up the night sky with the moon. When I look at the design of the July Mala I can see both, the rose quartz (Venus), the moonstone (Jupiter). Astrologer, Chani Nicholas says generosity and connection are two main qualities of Venus and Jupiter. This is what the ending of June has brought us to. A new realization about what connection and...
I Wrote, For The Man I Couldn’t Let Go

I Wrote, For The Man I Couldn’t Let Go

When Miriam first came to see me, she had a lot to say and feel. But I knew very quickly we were meant to work together. Watching her grow in her 8 weeks with me was such a blessing. The one thing I saw in her from the moment I met her was her inner leader. It was after she took a big risk with a man that I knew it was time to nudge her to write about it and share her experience. What I didn’t know was how eloquent of a writer she is. I am honored to share it with you. It’s honest. It’s beautiful. And it’s real. I edited it a bit, but as a writer I know what it is to infuse emotional resonance into a story and to write in a such a way that exactly how it is written is how it is mean to be read for the story to be felt. Like how certain words are capitalized when grammatically they shouldn’t be. She’s making a point with her choices in sentence length, word style, and flow.  Miriam turns out to be a natural genius at this. If you read carefully you can see the clarity and awareness she has in her own instictual feelings and intiution, I wish I could say she learned it all from me, but that would be giving me too much credit. Let’s just say I allowed her space to bring it. I loved getting to witness this part of her. This is her experience. A snapshot of a real moment in time when she let...

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