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.
To try and sum up this experience in a blog post has proved more difficult than I had imagined. So you will just have to trust me on this when I say, my training with Sora Surya No rocked my entire world in the most potent of ways. And whilst I already knew this was a call I was ready to answer, the training awakened in me a deeper cellular remembrance and activated my burning desire to step more fully into my role as a Sacred Space Holder for awakening women. No more dreaming and waiting for the right time to action this call, it was time to step up, and step up I am.
When soulful, spiritually based female entrepreneurs all walking the path of the Priestess come together in circle, something magic happens. In circle I was reminded of how I serve and given many opportunities to share that. Each time the Goddess wand moved to me I felt my heart race. All the old stories of not being good enough, being misunderstood, embarrassing myself and having the spotlight on me arose. Memories and wounds of school days, with girls, who were mean and catty and judgemental flashed back and I felt a sadness and anger that many of us grew up with this experience.
It was not until I had dropped out of my head and into my womb and heart space that the intuitive guidance came. My words flowed and I knew that fear no longer had a hold of me. That I was enough, that I didn't need to be perfect to be loved. We always have a choice.... to stay stuck in fear, insecurity and old paradigms, or allow ourselves to be truly seen and witnessed in our magic, our truth and our divine feminine essence.
When women sit in Circle magick happens.
Wounds heal. Light is revealed. Friendships form.
In Circle, I laughed. I cried. I danced. I sang. I healed. I purified. I rose.
The Ancient History Of Women In Circle Together:
There is something profoundly powerful in a group of women sitting in a circle. In circle we drop all veils and facades and competition. The circle is like a divine symphony and a harmonic dance of shadow and light, where we are all safe to be who we really are. The circle is like a sacred holding container. To tighten the energetics we move to the left in a clockwise rotation. We are a culmination of both shadow and light. We cannot have the light without the shadow.
Allowing Each Other To Move Through Emotions Through Space Holding:
There is such beauty in space holding. In sisterhood. In a collective of women sitting in circle. Of awake women, in their full feminine essence, supporting one another to HEAL EMERGE AND ILLUMINATE THE PATH. Even though I felt I was good at space holding through my coaching work, the Circle awakened me to the realisation that as an empath, I still have a tendency to get enmeshed in another persons experience. I am leaning into the process of being a compassionate and unattached space-holder. I am not here to fix, or change someone's experience. Knowing where my tendency to do so came from, I lovingly release this. I am learning how to protect my energy more so that I don't get caught up in a persons process and end up taking it on for myself. In doing so, I am truly able to stay in my power and be a safe container and vessel for the person to fully drop in and move through their healing and integration process.
One of the most powerful things we can do for a Sister moving through pain and grief is to hold space and send love. There is no need to engage or go into their story, for it interrupts their healing and actually takes them away from their power.. We are all radically responsible for ourselves. There is a way to still be supportive without jumping into rescue mode. When someone is displaying high emotion you can say " Sister, I see you, I hear you and I feel you" You can ask her what she needs and perhaps get two sisters next to her to hug her. Remind her that whatever she is moving through she has got this, for that is how powerful she is. You can offer some reflection if you feel called to after she has sat with it. "May I provide some feedback?" "Just notice if any of that resonates with you"
There were so many beautiful experiences we moved through as a collective sisterhood and I will share a few of my favourite ones below.
Walking Your Prayer:
When you think of prayer you may think of it as wishing, hoping and needing something to come into form. There is a very controlling nature about it that is attached to outcome and the need for something to happen. Instead of hope. I see the truth. I already am all of which I desire. I already have all I need. I am on my path.
The Universe Responds To A Grateful Heart:
A grateful heart is a magnet for more. More abundance. More time. More alignment. More freedom. I was reminded of the power of sitting in a space of calling in more. The universe loves and responds to a grateful heart.
When the energy in the circle felt dense and heavy- WE DANCED! Shaking old paradigms and stagnant energy out, asking The Great Mother Earth to receive what no longer serves us and thanking her for taking it. Through smudging with sage, palo santo, and tightening the energetics of the circle.
“Through history there have been those that have set their aim at breaking apart the women’s circle, for it was a powerful, transformative and healing energy that they feared and did not understand. What they did not realise, is that the circle is a thread that lives and shall live forever within each of us for all time. It cannot be broken; the circle lives on. Now we move past the time of hiding into an age of awakening; embracing our strengths, our lineage and our power as women, the voices of the priestesses, shamans and queens flowing through our veins. We are the women of the Circle; and we are gathering, rising and awakening to be hidden no more. Long may we dance; long may we howl.”
Your Business Is A Living Breathing Entity:
I have always felt my business was an extension of myself, as the roots and foundations of it were born out of my deep and burning desire to be of service in the world and to shift my own personal paradigm and also collective ones. So this concept is not entirely knew, however the concept of sitting in circle with her and asking her what she needs is so transformative! During my circle training, I began to truly understand the fundamentals of what it meant to breathe life into my business. To sit in circle with her as a living entity and extension of myself and ask her what she needs to flourish. How powerful is that? I have been doing so the past few weeks and the downloads I receive are nothing short of amazing.
I Love You, I Set You Free. My Heart And Womb Is Always Open For You:
Soulful feminine leadership is not owning the women who work with you, oh no! It is watching them heal, emerge and illuminate their Sacred Soul Path. I am simply the guide, vessel and space holder, for my clients to take flight. Sometimes they will return, just as a baby bird does to their mothers wing, however the intention is that they will then soar higher....
Mama Bear/Baby Bear:
Mama Bear: The loving space holder and nurturer for baby bear. The non-judgemental receiver and space-holder.
Baby Bear: The talkative inner child, sharing her hopes, dreams, fears. Leaning into vulnerability, embodying her truth. Allowing herself to be held by the nurturance of her Mama Bear.
Fears And Desires:
What Do You Fear?
Space Holder: "What do you Fear."
Sharer: " I fear...."
Space Holder: "Thankyou"
And repeat until the sharing sister has vocalised all her fears..... then swap.
What Do You Desire?
Space Holder: "What do you desire?"
Sharer: "I desire..."
Space Holder: "Thankyou"
And repeat until the sharing sister has vocalised all her desires..... then swap.
Whilst it is normal for fears to emerge on the path of rising into a feminine leadership role, I wish to keep my online space for the expression and calling in of my desires. There is definitely a time and space for the sharing of my fears, but for now, here is what I desire....
I desire to create a global sisterhood of awakening women, all on the path of living and embodying their Sacred Soul Print.
I desire to welcome all women into Circle who need a safe space to be seen, heard and connected.
I desire to run my own monthly Sacred Circles of awakening women, first in Melbourne and then perhaps elsewhere.
I desire to run a circle for Step Mothers in Melbourne.
I desire to grow my doTERRA business and reach new heights.
I desire to visit ancient sites where I have deep soul memories of my past lives. Machu Pichu in Peru, Southern France, Germany, Scotland.
I desire to birth my Sacred Soul Print book into the world.
I desire to birth my Spiritual partnerships and Conscious Relationships book into the world.
I desire to sell my first piece of art.
I desire to run retreats for Awakening Women.
I desire to restore the ancient ways of the priestess.
I desire to be a published author.
I desire to send out regular emails to my tribe.
I desire to attract high vibing, awakening and awake women who are ready to take inspired action.
I desire to have my own office space in our new home with a healing table so I can do my Reiki and Energy Healing in person.
I desire closer female friendships.
I desire to heal my relationship with my sister.
I desire to be known for who I am today, not who was in my past.
I have long felt a connection with the beautiful soul that is Jo Kendall, and so when I learned that she was going to be at the training, my heart felt all the joy of getting to meeting her in person. When I was partnered up with this gentle soul for the fears and desires experience, I knew that the universe was ready for us to connect deeper. Together we cried and held space for each other. I knew from that experience on that I would be walking this path with Jo for a long time coming. She was my sister. I witnessed her pain and her joy, her light and her shadow, I witnessed myself in her. I felt deep compassion and understood her hopes, dreams and desires. To witness this gentle soul share so openly and vulnerably, was truly an honour and something I will never forget.
What is a Priestess?
She is a devoted artist of service and healing. She is a servant of the Goddess, of Truth, of Beauty, of Wisdom, and a conduit of Love. She is a woman awake in her feminine power. She is a spiritual activist doing the work of the Divine in the world. She is a seeker, a goddess, mystic, writer, poetess, dancer, lover, warrior, mother and wise woman. She is a revolutionary force of kindness and compassion and strength and fortitude. She dances within her shadow and her light, and calls in the elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air. She practices self-love as a devotion to the Goddess. She is a deep listener She answers the call. She is still and moving at the same time. From her connection to Source, she is a beacon of spirit and soul, radiating blessings around her and enlivening any being who comes into contact with her.
Healing The Sister Wound:
I just love women. I love sisterhood. And this my friends, is such a huge paradigm shift for me, so much so it actually makes me cry....with joy, and also sadness for the years I did not feel the loving connection of a sisterhood. Sitting in circle on day two it became clear to me where I still had some sister wounds stemming from school days. I had done a lot of work on this but still, the wounds ran deep. It was time to drop the story and memories that had been stored in my heart and womb and lean in to the beautiful collective of women who sat alongside me with open arms and hearts, waiting for me too rise and remember. I gave myself lots of compassion and gentleness to be with the pain of persecution and judgement knowing that it was over now, whilst holding space for my younger self to grieve.
The old story that women let each other down or are our competition needs to be torn down and buried for good. It is time to create a new story. A New Paradigm of Sisterhood! Women are my friends, my sisters. I choose to see the light and beauty in all and where I witness pain being projected onto me I know that is simply mirroring where I have yet to heal. Women are supportive and also seeking out genuine heartfelt friendships. The Soul Sisters I want to connect with also want to connect with me too.
Prana House, Shiva Temple. Where the magic happened....I love how Shiva is the masculine life force energy who held space for divine feminine leaders. There is something so beautiful about that....
"You are womb ~ body ~ desire ~ earth.
Love the darkness when it enters you ~ A flower fountain escapes, You are darkness ultima, Wrapped in the gallows of wolves. A priestess. Regal. Moon Holy. This is how you marry the light." ~ Rune Lazuli
Transition and awakening to new paradigms is not easy work. If you look beyond all the pretty pictures of our week and drop into our soulspeak & layers, you will witness the beauty & the pain of deep soul work. The light & the shadow of all women. The feminine & the masculine- a harmonic interplay of divinity, synchronicity, ebb & flow. I, Chelsea, welcome it all with open arms, for I know that I, a survivor, can do whatever I set my intention & soul to. Next level, healing, emerging & illluminating my Sacred Soul-Print so that I can be of service to you, the collective of women who so too desire to activate their own Sacred Soul Print! Leadership has always been a strength of mine. In school people would often look to me to guide them.
Song is the language of the universe.
I sing my Earth Song everyday.
Prayer is seeking the truth of what already is.
I consciously and intentionally walk my prayer, everyday.
"We all come from the Goddess,
And To Her We shall return,
Like A drop of rain,
Flowing to the ocean."
A Decree For Sisterhood~
"I am ready to call in my tribe of soul sisters. Sisters who are kind, supportive and want to see me live the full embodiment of my Sacred Soul Mission. Women who are also big dreamers and are here to shake up old paradigms to create a new earth."
BY Chelsea Antman
I remember my light.
I remember my sovereignty.
I remember from ancient times
My sister and I all sitting in circle.
I remember what it feels like to drop into my sacred womb space,
With no repression,
And how I can consciously and intentionally release what no longer serves me.
I remember that I am powerful.
I remember Goddess Coventina and the I can call on her to purify my body mind and soul everyday throughout water ritual.
I am Light.
I am Love.
I am a priestess walking the path of divine remembrance-serving the collective of sisters in her community through guiding them toward remembering their ancient roots and sacred soul mission and their divine feminine essence.
I remember the sacredness of holding a safe space for my sisters and allowing myself to be held.
We are one.
We all come from the goddess.
We are here to heal, emerge and illuminate the path.
We are here to awaken and remember.
To share our soul gifts with the world.
Our light is needed.
An Initiate Of The Sacred Circle Path:
I am so honoured and proud to be initiated as a Priestess on the Sacred Circle Path. I am so grateful I had the courage to answer the call of this work. Special thanks to Sora who held space for me and all my sisters.
" I Chelsea Antman,
Priestess of the Sacred Circle Path, vow to be a compassionate space holder.
As an initiate of the this lineage, I devote myself to serving the world with love and compassion. May I follow this path openly and trust my intuition and be guided by my highest self.
May the Goddess hear my decree,
May the angelic high council support my work.
May I deepen into circle medicine.
May I heal and rise with my sisters.
May my gifts be felt across the stars.
May my essence be a beacon of light and love.
For I am a soulful feminine leader and a Sacred Space Holder.
So mote it be."
Reverently witnessed by Sora Surya No.
Deepening My Connection To The Sacred At Home:
Whilst I have been immersed in my own ritual and spiritual practices at home for over ten years now, my week in Sacred Circle Training encouraged me to go deeper into my spiritual practice. Through meditation, creating a new altar, chakra baths, essential oils, goddess guidance and more, I am bringing more sacred moments into my everyday life. I am sitting in circle with my partner and everyone I interact with. Deepening my connection to myself, my guides, & the divine mother, my family and friends.
I have had an altar in my home for some time but it was beautiful to learn more about altar craft and the potency of being in relation with all of my chosen pieces. My partner and I have moved into his parents house while we are building our new place and it just didn't feel right to have my altar set up. I would often start crafting her in the evenings, only to take her down again the next day, feeling that this was not my home. I have been able to move through this resistance now due to a change in circumstances and it is with great joy that she sits next to my desk where I weave my magic everyday. Every piece, activated and intentionally placed.
Palo Santo-For grounding into the earth and clearing my energy and spaces.
Selenite-For intention setting and clarity.
Sage- For clearing space.
Rose Quartz- Embodiment of love- a reminder to return to love.
Protea-Feminine flower, divine love.
White Tea Light Candles- Purity. Fire Element
Wooden Tapping Sticks- Sound healing- Earth element
Singing Bowl- For sound healing and connection to the divine
Stiphilite- For psychic guidance, astral travel, creativity. To raise my consciousness of universal love.
Apophyllite- For pineal gland activation, and staying awake and high vibe. For my connection to my guides. For seeing the truth.
Cinnamon Bark- For body-acceptance, healthy sexuality and intimacy. For the rekindling of sexual energies where their has been trauma/ and or repression.
Citrine- To call in abundance.
Feather-Take flight, space clearing.
Pine Cone-Twin Flame love. Worshipping/honouring my conscious love.
Driftwood- For my connection to water.
Shells-From favourite beach, a reminder of my connection to water, balancing out the fire in me.
Rose Oil- "The Oil Of Divine Love." From a dear sister.
Frankincense Oil- "The Oil Of Truth" - Spiritual Connection. Healthy masculinity-in my own Yang energy but also men in my life.
Cedarwood Oil-"The Oil Of Community"-Togetherness. Community. Social bonds, Joy in relationships
Peppermint Oil-"The Oil Of A Buoyant Heart" -For moving through painful emotions, opening the heart and direction. Supports rediscovering the joy in life.
Goddess Wand- (Rose Quartz and Selenite) For voice activation, love, clarity and truth speaking.
*My altar is not static, it is a living breathing extension of myself and my connection to the divine and so will shift and evolve as I do* Such is the beauty of altar craft....
So where does this leave me now you may wonder?
Today I feel myself standing on the top of a mountain, in my full feminine power, connected to Gaia, my SELF and my guides. I feel a deep sense of remembrance. I have returned home. I am more me than I have ever been. The veil has been stripped away from my eyes, my body, my soul and my heart. I feel deeply connected to the collective sisterhood and I know that I must stay risen in my light and embody my leadership role on this earth. My voice has been reactivated after losing it for some time. I will continue to live in the sacred through ritual and through continuing to move toward the full embodiment of my Sacred Soul Mission- My Sacred Soul-Print. Today I vow to sit in circle with myself, my soul business, my sisters and all those whom I come into contact with.
Will I still be offering 1:1 Coaching?
Yes of course! my 3 and 5 month Mentorship Packages will still resume as usual. If you have been feeling the call to work 1:1 with me in this capacity, head here...
Bringing my first circle to Melbourne and perhaps virtually too for interstate and international sisters. The first circle that I would like to facilitate will be a space for Awakening Women. A monthly Circle where we discuss all things related to awakening such as, soul rememberance, Goddess Archetypes, embodiment, chakra healing, energy alignment, ritual and spiritual practice, activating your sacred soul-print, altar craft, walking your prayer, mother nature, authenticity, calling in your tribe of soulful women, what to do when friends and family don't understand your path, deepening your connection to the divine and so much more. So whilst I will continue to work with 1:1 clients, this is truly the next step for me. Through my formal training and my vast lived experience, I have so much to offer women in my community. As an intuitive, one of my strengths is tapping into the collective energy and allowing that to guide me. If you wish to stay in the know about my upcoming circles, be sure to head over to my Facebook Page and click follow.
I can wholeheartedly say that I have never felt more aligned in my souls work than I do today... And I want to help you get there too. Thankyou dear sisters, for coming full circle with me and giving me the space to do this work. I am so full of love and gratitude for you all. Today I know deeply that my next seeds have been planted and are beginning to sprout.
*A combination of my own photos and photos taken by Fi Mims Photography have been used in these Soul Musings. Where photos are not mine, I have provided active links back to Fi's Website. If you are in need of an incredible photographer who can truly capture the essence of you, Fi may just be able to be that woman for you.
* If you have felt the call to attend a Women's Circle, please get in touch and I can connect you with a sister local to you. I will also be bringing my Sacred Soul Print Circles to Melbourne very soon. Perhaps you have felt the call to attend Live Sacred Circle Training with Sora. Sora will be BACK on Melbourne turf next year to run Level One and Two Training! For all information about how you can be a part of this, head HERE
Welcome beautiful. Here you will find the musings of my soulspeak infused with universal truths on love, conscious awakening, ancient wisdom, grace and flow.