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Ecstasy and Wild Reclamation: Desire Is A Passionate Freedom

Ecstasy and Wild Reclamation: Desire Is A Passionate Freedom

July 2, 2021

I’m delighted to announce two upcoming virtual workshops in July & August!

AROUSE: Ecstasy in Writing; Casting a Spell with Pleasure

Saturday, July 17th, 1:00-4:00

ORGASM: Crafting An Altar of Love & Wild Reclamation

Saturday, August 21st, 1:00-4:00

To register and learn more visit www.shegathersbeauty.com or follow me on Instagram & Facebook @shegathersbeauty.


Today Wendy dives into the freedom that comes through expression, trusting and using the passionate voice from within.

Ecstasy comes in many forms. It is a rising of truth energy. It’s a wildness that isn’t meant to be contained.

Within you, lives a yes space. It’s the place where your wild originates and knows just what to do and how to be.

Desire is a (com)passionate freedom. 

Desire invites us to choose ourselves—our sacred yes space. This is what self-care is. So much wisdom and joy—healing and empowerment lives inside this choice.

Massage, candles, sacred baths, exquisite oils and beautiful external environments are invitations to internal, deep, loving care of you and your life. Self-care fills us, fuels us, when we caretake ourselves in both ways.

What is pulling you now, asking for your attention? 

Will you let your desire want you?

I share the poems “all this time” and “love enters.”

Perhaps your yes space wants to be written. Take some time today or over the next week and see what wants to move through your hand onto paper. A word. A sentence. A story. A wish. Let this be a compassionate practice of self-care. Set a beautiful environment for yourself. Then let yourself move deeper into the lush landscape within.

May you remember that you are sacred.

This moment is ceremony—and you get to live your wildly naked truth—

unapologetically.

 

Come Back: Be Held in the Center

Come Back: Be Held in the Center

July 9, 2021

Returning to the center of things and the things that truly matter. Removing our attention from the static and distraction and coming back to the heart compass.

Reflecting upon impermanence to choose what is possible and alive in this moment.

What do you belong to in this wild, fresh moment? 

What do you want to invest yourself in and how do you wish to be invested in?

What feels like gentle homecoming? What does that feel like in your body? 

Let harmony guide you—your body knows what this means. When are you choosing yourself, your current needs—when does your internal experience feel aligned and harmonious with whatever might be happening around you? And when do you notice feeling disharmony and a sense of leaving yourself behind?

It’s normal to get distracted and taken away. Even in the most beautiful place we can get lost in thoughts, beliefs, and old patterns and choose “disharmony.” Underneath it all is clear, calm, constant harmony. We get to continue to come back to that space over and over again. It’s a practice.

Going “off course” doesn’t mean we’ve done anything wrong. It means we’re human. 

How do you come back to yourself and this fresh, awake, now moment?

Let’s explore the steady foundation of practicing presence, which can include choosing memories that help us come back to the truth of us—much like the poem I share— “emergence.”

Are you willing to believe in the miracles available inside this moment?

Watching and witnessing your breathing is a way to make direct contact with the revelation that belongs to you.

Emergence can be found in my first book, The Reach Is (W)holy. https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/books.

To learn more about ways to spend time at the hearthfire with me, visit my website https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/. I’m currently booking individual sessions September - December. I have some exciting announcements coming soon about The School of Wild & Holy; an intimate 6 month program to move deeply with life and receive the sacred mystery teachings you’ve been called to live and share.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate, and review so more people can find us and listen in. Your investment of time and sharing these episodes means the world to me. 

Float and Be: The River of This Moment

Float and Be: The River of This Moment

July 16, 2021

Acknowledging where we’ve been, where we are now, and floating in the sacred river of being that is moving us forward. 

The role of reverence.

How marking big transitions heals, soothes, nourishes, and informs us.

Working with loss and joy.

Embracing the unknown and the “brilliant sanity” when we don’t. I gratefully acknowledge my teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the teachings I received from Naropa University. It is from these Shambhala teachings of this lineage that the term brilliant sanity originates. 

I share the poems “Be,” & “Float,” from my book, The Reach is (W)holy. https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/books

In the river of life, we are worthy of receiving, of floating, of going with the current, shift our gaze and allegiance to truth, trust, choice, and joy.

I share a practice for the coming days to nourish and ground you and help you be current with the beauty of your life.

I also share a short meditation at the end for your pleasure, truth, and empowerment. 

“As the river moves you, may you remember to trust yourself.”

 

Announcing three new sacred virtual retreat experiences + The School of Wild & Holy

August 7: Writing As Kintsugi: Using Words for Mending (Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art form and practice of mending broken pieces of pottery with gold.)

September 11: Writing & Ecstasy: Bringing the Ecstatic into Your Daily Experience 

October 16: Permission: Stepping Through the Sacred Threshold of Soul

November 8: The School of Wild & Holy: Sisterhood of the Sacred

https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/work-with-me

 

Thank you for listening. 

xo

 

 

 

 

Cover Her With the Scent of Trees: The Elegant Edge of Reclamation

Cover Her With the Scent of Trees: The Elegant Edge of Reclamation

July 23, 2021

Enjoy one of our most popular episodes released many moons ago. 

I share a new poem gifted to me by the Mistress of Longing entitled “Cover Her With the Scent of Trees.” I also share and unpack the following ideas:

“Longing is the practice of love.”

You are so much more than you know. You are.

The reclamation of who we already are and who we have always been. 

Taking it all off and soaking in the sacredness of our truth. Creating ritual.

The Great Call Back—a practice of devotion—summoning all of our parts—any parts of us that we have lost along the way—they long for and belong to us. This is our sovereign right and will cover us in blessing and infuse us with radiant restoration and empowerment.

Shamanic journeying and the “call back.”

We get to live from a place of deep commitment to our wholeness.

You are worth investing in.

Reaching for a guide in the darkness is a practice of great strength, love, and confidence.

All of you is whole, holy, and good. All of you. 

Love is a longing for union, communion, and bearing witness to our totality. We are expansive beings and each moment is an opportunity for us to choose the elegant edge of lifting ourselves into softness, wholeness, and belonging.

A love story within a love story within a love story. The poem “Cover Her With the Scent of Trees” is a love story about the woman I love being held within the love story of my own completeness, held by something far greater—Her.

Individual reclamation leads to collective reclamation, integrity, healing, compassion, and more love.

Honoring the seasons of change as a pivot point to gathering what is rightfully ours.

Relationship and community are touchstones to the Great Call Back. Your heart space is a sacred gathering place.

The importance of knowing and feeling our own individual calling and how longing can lead us to, strengthen, and support that.

Being nourished by all of the love stories that we are.

What are you deeply longing for? It matters. For all of us. It matters.

How are you or would you like to practice the Great Call Back? I’d love to know. Comment below or send me a private message at shegathersbeauty.com or @shegathersbeauty on Instagram or Facebook. 

May you remember that you are sacred. This moment is ceremony. And you get to live your wildly naked truth.  

It’s Time To Receive: Be Drenched in Luminosity

It’s Time To Receive: Be Drenched in Luminosity

July 30, 2021

It is time to take up space, receive, be drenched in delight. 

You are meant to experience being honored, celebrated, and receive all that is meant for your rooted, sweet, expansion.

You are possibility wanted by Possibility.

Why ritual and rites of passage are so very necessary and why your soul wants them.

Welcome to the Signature Soul Bath Experience! This is my new one-on-one offering—a rite of passage, created for the celebration of you and the honoring of where you are along the winding path of your life. I discuss what these soul retreats are, what you will receive, and the empowering blessings and tools you will walk away with at the end of our journey together.

Current offerings will be phased out soon—please do take advantage of these! Special bundles and exquisite rates are currently available. Stock up while you can!

 

Visit my website https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/booking to learn more.

Diving into the poem “Be Wide.” Belonging, expansion, replenishment.

A guided meditation.

A ritual suggestion for the upcoming New Moon in Aries.

As always, thank you for being here. Your presence means everything! May you know every boundless blessing this New Moon is ready to offer you. May it be so. 

 

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