Opening to the Feminine Field

This week’s full moon is in ScorpioMolly Hall says this moon is about “catharsis. . . . It can illuminate what’s stuck, hinting at reservoirs of old wounds, resentments, and unfulfilled desires.  At the deepest levels, there can be a release, a sense of greater power and a deluge of fresh feelings.

So much energy is swirling in me, surfacing “stuff” I thought I had already completed, yet also firing up fresh awareness and passions (watch my video about choosing physical form).  An old neck injury is causing pain, tightness, numbing and tingling all through my left sideThe left side represents feminine energy and the message I’m receiving from my body is that it’s time to cultivate a deeper sense of my feminine nature. Not surprisingly, everywhere I turn I’m directed toward feminine energy.  In very synchronistic ways, I’ve been guided to download specific meditation music focused on Ishwari, to listen to an Inspiring Women Telesummit, to add Shakti rituals to my daily routines, and to notice that every thing that draws my attention these days is actually some reflection of “the feminine field.”

Here I am in my 50’s and in a womb being nurtured for my birth into fulfilling my commitment to play a significant role in the transformation of our world.  Just last night in the Agent of Conscious Evolution (ACE) training (that I’m loving!), Barbara Marx Hubbard talked about building the feminine aspect of receptivity within us in order to join with the masculine aspect of genius that is also within each of us.  It’s an “inner procreation” that will then birth my capacity to fully participate in outer co-creation for world transformation.

It’s heady stuff, but in alignment with a quote I’ve heard was from the Dalai Lama, “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.” He is reported to have said this at the Vancouver Peace Summit in September 2009 along with his view that “we are seeing the rise of the feminine energy globally as we move toward compassionate, empathetic and nurturing global society.”

Men are not excluded, however, from this shift in our way of relating to one another.  Each of us has what to date, traditionally called masculine and feminine characteristics.  In the ACE training, and also in a local networking discussion I attended about this very subject, the consensus is that as we raise our consciousness levels, duality in all its forms is blurred, and an enlightened “Universal” human arises to embody the highest forms of both the masculine and feminine energies. (Do not fear, it is NOT a genderless society, rather a juicy, creative, cooperative, sexual society.  But, that’s a whole other post!).

As you raise your vibration, you come more into alignment with your true “universal” nature, and with the natural order around you.  Use this Scorpion moon’s energies to “[transform] again and again, to stand on a sense of real integrity.  True confidence emerges when there’s nothing to fear within or without.”  Molly Hall

Integrative Action Steps to Utilize Scorpion Energies:

  • It’s time to go deep, purge what no longer serves you, and find a firm footing on your foundational beliefs.  Grab your journal, find a quiet space with sufficient time, and allow yourself to move inward.  Drop your mind into your heart by placing your hand on your heart and focusing your breath and attention there.  Ask these questions:
  1. What dream, goal, desire is ready to emerge from me?
  2. Scan your body and notice if any contraction occurs.  If yes, ask this specific body part, “What is your message to me?  What are you most afraid of?”
  3. Imagine you had complete freedom to drop this fear, or limitation that surfaced, and ask, “Will you show me a vision of my life without this fear/limitation?”
  4. What insights, new awareness showed up for you?  What inspired actions do you now feel called to take?  Write about this experience in your journal.

  • I have been pleased with my experiences with programming through The Shift Network.  For resources around shifting your consciousness, take a look at http://bit.ly/tsnch
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Got Shakti?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of “retreating.”  To “retreat” is to temporarily shift from your usual environment to one that promotes rest, relaxation, introspection and/or immersion.  I experienced each of these in the retreat led by two very beautiful and spiritual women, Jenn Wooten and Angie Knight.  We immersed into Shakti, the inner knowing of our sacred empowerment through the feminine Divine.

Yoga, meditation, Thai massage, sharing, silence, Vegetarian food, giving, receiving, napping, chanting and the full moon bathed me in Shakti.  I returned home feeling a deep, deep sense of rest and restoration that is not explainable by just sleep or the activities above.

It is the nourishment, the filling up of the soul that comes from multi-layered communion with myself.  It is also from communion with other women who are practicing self-love in the form of giving themselves time off from their hectic and full lives to retreat, go inward to-gather with others.  The practice of loving yourself is the practice of loving the Divine that you are also.  And, it was this energy field, this palpable field of love extended both inward and to others that restored me, and that continues to evolve and ripple forth.

Renee Trudeau, my friend who is wise beyond her years, invited me to join her in this retreat.  It was wonderful to be with her.  And, you have an opportunity to also soak up Renee’s wisdom, as well as experience the essence of Shakti in a one day self-renewal retreat she is leading for women next weekend.  You can find out more about it at http://www.reneetrudeau.com/who/OneDaySelfRenewalatHyattLostPines.html.

When was the last time you retreated from your life? If you’ve never had this experience, I encourage you to plan a retreat right now.  See some ideas below for making retreats a regular part of your life.  Namaste`

Integrative action steps around retreating:

  • If you can afford a structured retreat, I highly encourage you take the opportunity for someone else to facilitate your movement deeper into yourself.
  • Look for retreats that include structured introspection, personal and interactive communion time, physical movement, healthy foods and opportunities that support quality sleep.
  • If you don’t attend a retreat, you can still create the benefits of one by carving out 4 – 8 hours (or a day, or a weekend!) dedicated to removing yourself from your normal activities and escaping into a space devoted solely to an exploration of what is going on inside of you.  Include some form of relaxation like a massage, or a walk in nature.  Follow up with introspective writing using a journaling guide that speaks to you.
  • Make this a regular part of your life, at least twice a year, quarterly is even better.  You deserve to do this for yourself, to nourish your inner spirit and fill your cup.
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