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Crossroads: Being Safe Space

Crossroads: Being Safe Space

September 3, 2021

September invites us to slow down, root down, release.

Let the change happen. 

Open, trust, receive.

Strength & wisdom is right here.

Working with the “and” space and all that we are holding.

I share the poem “Being Safe Space.”

Being radically redirected by even the smallest gesture can bring reverence and generous expansion for all of us.

”The lightest touch changing everything.”

Anything is possible now.

A few ways to practice being a safe space for ourselves.

What gesture can you make to receive what is wanting you now?

What “parts” inside of you want to be free to be “who they are” so they can be seen, heard, known?

What choices can you make from that place of reclamation?

What feelings can be felt now so that you can say yes to the momentum of lifeforce that is happening right now?

Grace happens in the “empty” space between the exhale and the inhale. In the in-between place.

Why this moment is ceremony.

Crossroads as rite of passage and bringing reverence to the past, present, and what has yet to come.

A story about a moth and a gesture of offering choice.

Practicing the release of mental critiquing.

I share the poem “Crossroads” dedicated to my dear friend, Marion.

”All of everything” is helping us move forward. 

 

 

 

Surrender: A Rite of Passage

Surrender: A Rite of Passage

September 10, 2021

This episode of She Gathers Beauty marks one year for the podcast! Thank you, beautiful listener, for your grace and presence here at this hearth fire where we meet each other each week.

Let’s consider that surrender is a rite of passage, an awakening to all of who you are.

What wants to be released from your tight grasp? How can the breath in your belly move more freely?

What would it be like to try letting go and stop holding on so very tightly to how things are supposed to look, feel, and be?

I share a story about my own rite of passage and what ceremony really wanted to happen once I let go of trying to control every detail and let myself be free instead.

What longs to be free inside of you? 

What refuses to be silenced anymore?

”whatever you feel, it’s a blessing. claim it.”

How chaos and confusion can be a great navigational tool and prompt to surrender.

I want all of me.

What would it be like to want ALL of yourself? Not just parts. Not just the “good” parts. Every little bit of you.

The offering of two poems for you: May the Butterflies Be Freed & I Want You to Show Me.

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

Thank you for joining me at the hearthfire. Have a beautiful week!

 

 

Tending and Trusting the Flame: A Love Story

Tending and Trusting the Flame: A Love Story

September 17, 2021

In this popular replay, Wendy shares a love story. Three of them, actually.

The Mistress of Longing Poem; words chanted over me during the Dreamtime and the bones of the book that came as a result.

Sending postcards to ourselves. Having a love affair with yourself and your life exactly as it. “You are already the entire ocean.” Reminders to carry on with grace and hope, truth and trust.

Falling in love with a numinous presence.

Our deepest longings and values and how our lives depend upon them. Trusting the truth of this moment, impermanence, and letting longing lead the way to the life we want to live.

The path to living my wildly, naked truth and what I value.

Falling in love with a woman and our path of beauty. Intimacy, sensuality, creativity, and connection.

Giving and receiving.

Cultivating our love affair and some of the ways we tend our hearth-fire.

Personal growth, healing, and the expansion available through relationship and co-creation.

Tending the flame. Cultivating courage. Leaping into the great unknown—what can you hold onto?

How do you wish to be more intimate with your life?

Walking through the last 4 months of the year. Making contact with what you value and living in love.

”Longing brought you here—births you again and again.” ~The Mistress of Longing.

Remember, you are sacred. This moment is ceremony. You get to live your wildly, naked truth.

 

Claiming Your Divinity

Claiming Your Divinity

September 24, 2021

Embracing the harvest: gratitude, reflection, and calling in. Join Wendy to explore the deeper call of what it means to honor grace in your life right now. How are you being invited into an experience of expanding joy, meaning, passion, creativity, and love?

What would it be like to hold the intention of just being you? 

What are you harvesting and celebrating now? What are you still hungry for?

I share from personal experience what it means to follow soul’s call, how I devote myself to love, divinity, and my path, through change, challenge, and uprooting my entire life. 

Permission to be terrified, ask for help, live supported, and make your life sacred.

Longing is the embodiment of sovereignty when we are willing to know and trust our truth.

Longing goes deep into the roots of us. It is why we are here. It is a generous expression of soul. It is your divinity whispering into you the way to get home. It’s not a “beach read,” it’s the book of your life.

There is a gorgeous seed of light living inside each of us. Now is the time to let the layers fall away so that the light can grow. Our desire is that light.

Claiming what is unclaimed within us is how we come home. 

You are allowed to change, to move your life in a new direction. You are allowed to rest. Reflect. To let things fall away. To begin again. To create. To love whatever you love. 

“There is no such thing as one way liberation.” —Glennon Doyle

You are here to be you. And you are so much more than you know.

“Accept the nudge, be moved by love.”

Home is a deeper expression of who you really are—and home will always show you this.

I share the poems See-saw & All This Time.

”I want to know what you ache for but do not say.”

Create your own map so that you can freely explore the home of you in your fullest expression.

To join our revolution of desire, visit https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/longing-project.

and to treat yourself to a luscious afternoon virtual retreat, join us on October 16th for Permission: A Sacred Threshold to Your Desire https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/booking/three-divine-doors.

 

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