I have been in a deep space of integration over the past month. Between moving out of our apartment and into our temporary home, to three days later immersing myself in the divine presence of Sorya Surya No as I embarked on a five day Live Training in Sacred Circle Work, at Prana House, to a few days later visiting my family in Sydney, becoming a doTERRA consultant and guiding clients on their Sacred Soul Print Journeys, to making plans for building our home, life has been gratefully full, and it doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon! Suffice to say, it is with great JOY that I press publish on this post that has been sitting in draft form for a few weeks now as I found pockets of time to work on her.
When I used to think of the term feminist or 'divine feminine' what often came to mind was a bunch of topless hippies and feminists with posters saying, "End patriarchy." To be honest it made me uncomfortable because firstly I hadn't yet accepted that as a woman, I wanted to be treated as an equal and secondly, I didn't have the awareness of how disconnected I and we as a society had become from the divine feminine. Fast forward to today and my understanding of what it means to rise into my feminine essence is much more expansive and primal. Some of the Sacred Feminine qualities include, unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, beauty, gentleness, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, kindness and intuition. When we are out of balance with our feminine energy we cannot access these beautiful qualities. The yang cannot exist without the yin. The divine feminine is a remembering of our interconnection and oneness. For we are not separate from each other and creation. In the human dimension, the divine feminine means valuing women as whole people–body, mind and spirit; and valuing females equally with males. In the societal dimension, it means seeking the voices, visions and wisdom of women to be received and integrated in the service of social healing and balance. It means valuing the contributions of women at home as caregivers, as well as in the work place and community.
"What is a Sacred Soul-Print and how can I start embodying my own?" I get this question all the time from women who are curious about the work I do. Many are feeling lost and confused about their life purpose and are feeling the call to do some work that not only lights them up but also feels meaningful and aligned with their gifts, passions, personality and life experience. So today in my latest Soul Musings, I am sharing with you exactly how I began to connect the dots of my own sacred soul-print and how you can too.
When we go through illness, grief, loss and trauma, it's inevitable that if we make it out the other side, we will not be the same person we once were. We almost feel a sense of responsibility to share what we know and where we have come from. We grew in places we thought we never could. Places people doubted we would. We have battle-scars, and sometimes it can be hard to relate to the world as it is today. We have a sensitivity and a deep empathy and compassion for people because we know what it's like to suffer or feel pain. Our hearts have been cracked open and stitched up, time and time again. And yet they are whole, and beating and pumping blood through our veins, stronger than ever before.
Losing a parent so young is not something I ever could have imagined to have occurred in my life. As each year goes by without him here, I continue to feel a hole in my heart, but the more I open myself to spirit, the more he reveals himself to me in my life today. I feel his presence almost everywhere. He sends little signs from up above guiding me and encouraging me on my path. The cancer ravaged his body until he was whittled down to skin and bone. To see my Dad go from a healthy, strong independent man, to a shell of his former self, was one of the most painful and confronting things I had witnessed in my life.
In Part Three I share the rest of my lived experience with grief, the truth of impermanence as well as the five stages of grief and a special message to anyone who is experiencing loss as well as some practical support for moving through each stage. I hope that this serves you beautiful. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to be held throughout your time of grief.
The past four years I have been on a journey of healing my relationship with the feminine. It has been a deep dive into all of the shame, trauma and pain, held in my womb. It has been a softening into my essence. A dance between light and dark. An allowing and a flowering. An opening and a tightening. I have not only had to heal my relationship with my own feminine self, but also my relationship with other women. As an Empath and HSP I felt lifetimes of collective pain encompassing me, knowing that if I walked this path I would not be the same woman who entered it once I came out the other side.
As an awakening soul you may be beginning to receive divine guidance and direction from various sources. One form of guidance is your intuition or internal compass. The intuitive voice is a powerful one, but it often needs a quiet, calm, reflective environment. Much like a muscle, the more you practice engaging with your intuition the stronger it will get. When you've spent a lifetime disconnected from your intuition, + you have finally have learnt to trust it, you must listen, even if what's showing up for you is not always pretty or timely.
Welcome beautiful. Here you will find the musings of my soulspeak infused with universal truths on love, conscious awakening, ancient wisdom, grace and flow.