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Life Is A Soft Quivering: The Exquisite  Risk of Love and Vulnerability

Life Is A Soft Quivering: The Exquisite Risk of Love and Vulnerability

June 4, 2021

There is nothing wrong with you. You can breathe and let yourself be held. In the fear and depths of letting go, something new is coming to life from deep inside you. How are you building sanctuary for your fear? How can this moment be a legacy of fierce self-care?

Exploring and staying with the exquisite risks of life, love, and vulnerability.

A prescription for a passionate life—soft openings.

Letting go. Being seen. The imperfection of trust.

Staying with the embrace of freedom.

The fragility that lives underneath what we show the world.

The courage it takes to be who you are can also be an unbound relief—this is reclamation.

I share the poem “the warmth of her.”

”You must have chaos within to give birth to a dancing star.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche.

Blessing for Becoming: A Fresh Approach

Blessing for Becoming: A Fresh Approach

June 11, 2021

Finding relief, ease, and softness during times of challenge, endings, and new beginnings.

We can remember that we do have choice. We can shake off the heaviness and make a nest of something that brings more gentleness. We are renegotiating our inner and outer worlds—it can be so helpful to choose daily rituals that help increase our sense of safety and calm and decrease the stress response and helplessness.

How might even a few deep breaths bring some possibility to this moment? Some gentle stretches for the body can help, too. Pulling an oracle card for guidance or writing in your journal. Taking a break and making a cup of tea. Enjoying a piece of dark chocolate mindfully, slowly. What things work for you? If you aren’t sure, experiment. Make a mental list of the things that can transport you efficiently to a sense of more calm and balance. One way might be finding someone who can hold space for you—a friend, therapist, or guide can be a tremendous support. 

What does devotion look like for you today? Where will you choose to place your gaze? What feels in alignment for you in this fresh new moment?

Taking a moment for ourselves can help us return more fully to the possibility and purpose of why we are here. 

The power of blessing and creating sacred space.

I share a blessing poem I wrote several years ago and have posted it below so that you can use it if you like. I only ask that if you share it with someone, you credit me.

The power of play, innocence, and curiosity can open up a space for wild joy. 

Here is the blessing poem. I devote it to you and your gifted life.

 

Blessing for Becoming

 

Mark this day as (w)holy

may you know you are exactly where you are meant to be—

you are in the beauty of becoming

may you walk with blessings on your feet

may you plant the seeds for a life you love

may you know this love is worthy and patiently longs for you

may you water the exquisite opportunity of this wild, feathery moment and

fall madly in devotion

with your biggest dreams

the time is now, dear one

to live inside the juicy potential

of your heart's new moon.

Begin.

Begin.

Begin.

Mark this day, and all your days,

as (w)holy.

 

-Wendy Candida Havlir Cherry

 

May you know swift ease and delight. May it be so. 

Pleasure Not Pressure: Feeling Luscious Now

Pleasure Not Pressure: Feeling Luscious Now

June 18, 2021

What does it mean to altAr your life?

What would it be like to live your life now? To experience yourself free, curious, and luscious—exactly as you are?

The ways we abandon ourselves and give our power away. 

Don’t wait to “use the good dishes.”

Body image & self-worth. 

The truth about your (w)holiness.

Leaving a life of heterosexual privilege and meeting myself at the door of my Truth.

Huge life transitions, wearing new skin, rites of passage.

What your soul wants you to know. 

You get to take up space and enjoy your life. Now. There’s really no need to wait.

There is no “perfect” time. This moment is ceremony.

Trusting that you know what feels like pleasure and finding ways to abandon pressure and choose yourself—your wants, your nourishment, your joy—instead.

The role punishment plays: over-culture might tell us that we aren’t worthy of experiencing pleasure and goodness until we are something different than what we are. In whatever ways this message is still encoded within us, it’s time to liberate the truth and start a revolution of love.

How can you altar your life right now? How can you honor and celebrate all that you have experienced and lived (and long to) so far?

Perimenopause and the importance of taking up space.

You are a gift and worthy of living the life you love and long for.

Choose your power, not the external messages about belonging and fitting in.

Beauty in contrast.

Feel and experience the grace holding you together.

Pleasure is available now—choose lusciousness. 

A very sacred question: does what I am choosing now feel like pressure or pleasure?

Altaring your life impacts the collective in a very expansive, liberating, joy-filled way.

I share the poem “Sacred Gesture” from my first book, The Reach is (W)holy, as well as the “Butterlamp” poem from my second book, The Mistress of Longing. 

You can find both of my books and ways to work with me at www.shegathersbeauty.com

 

 

Journey to the Hearthfire: A Channeled Message

Journey to the Hearthfire: A Channeled Message

June 25, 2021

I was called to channel a message for you today. I hope that it lifts your spirits, brings great relief and remembering.

This message invites us to understand the ways in which we have moved through great challenge and that it is time to honor our fortitude, resilience, and step into a new life. This is a “portal,” if you will, carrying us into not just the coming days and weeks but a message that will serve us and cultivate great support and knowing for the remainder of the year. 

Take some time to settle in, make some tea, and create sacred space for yourself. Ceremony is waiting.

It is my honor to bring forth messages like this one. No matter when you listen, it will be the aligned time for you. 

This particular message came through for the listeners of this podcast. Being a channel brings me great hope and connection to what matters most in this life—I’m here to share this gift with you. If you would like to work with me in this way, visit my website at www.shegathersbeauty.com.

Thank you for this exchange of abundance—your time and attention is deeply valuable to me.

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