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Courting the Divinity of Pleasure: The Fire Has Always Been Lit

Courting the Divinity of Pleasure: The Fire Has Always Been Lit

December 31, 2021

Today we explore the sacred threshold of endings and beginnings.

We dive deeply into our vision and trust with the poem:

The Truth About Gathering Joy 

There is a story I will tell 

about not compromising
living a life of big love
 
trusting truth
 
this story is rooted in magic 
beautiful but not always pretty
moments down on the ground 
wailing
praying
empty
begging 
 
do not be fooled
these times are perhaps the (w)holiest 
 
I will build a circle of sacred for you
to embody the desire you are holding
 
this is the medicine for all of us now
 
all
of
us
 
now
 
the fire has already been lit
many are waiting for us
to join them there
 
wisdom keepers are pouring gifts through the dense mists of fear
 
you will hear how to love your passion 
into creation
taste the truth perched 
on your lips
 
some of what you love will choose a new form
you will let your sadness want you
float in your blood like eager lanterns of hope
 
you will close your eyes and trust
your hands know what to hold onto 
 
and how to let go
 
you will let your desire council you 
visit the place where longings live
 
often
 
your soul will make itself known in your body
a new song will emerge from your bones
 
this is how you will know your own fierce story
the only one you can live
 
so many of us making new stories
from the ones already undone
 
sometimes 
it’s closer than you think
 
this is a story about deep love.
 
~Wendy Candida Havlir Cherry, 2020
 
Holding hope and fear, joy, and sadness at the same time.
 
Working with trust and the ways your body knows what to do. 
 
What will you hold onto from this year (and your entire life) and what will you let go of?
 
How will you be held?
 
A short guided meditation—flowing with the divinity and grace of your breath—available right here, right now, in the home of this moment.
 
The sudden uprising of yes in your inhale & the rest and letting go in the descent of your exhale—and the pause in between.
 
In the length of our longing, belonging arrives.
 
The Mistress of Longing comes to us as a dear friend and companion of deep love. She is hope and a reminder that we are never alone.
 
Moving into a deeper relationship with your life—and permission to (be)long. Imagine moving beneath what you perceive you long for and into the holiest and wisest doorways of your soul’s true knowing—an oceanic love—longing is an ever widening expansion into true home and union with the sacred.
 
Life is a constant divine invitation—a divine hand reaching for you—how will you reach back? What parts of yourself will you step toward? What parts of yourself will you no longer reject but instead gather and embrace? With wild and holy abandon?
 
Wind & Water poem from my first book, The Reach is (W)holy.
 
As you move toward 2021, how are you holding death and life? And the idea that grace is infused in every moment, even when you feel dismantled? 
 
Meeting ourselves and others from a place of compassion and messy alchemy. 
 
Writing prompt: How am I wild AND holy? When have I felt wild and free, liberated, holy, truly myself? When have you chosen yourself regardless of what might be the result? What is true about you now? What are you willing to choose no matter what? How is life asking you to come out of the darkness and say yes to something new and into the light? What am I willing to no longer compromise?
 
May you know boundless blessings. Thank you for listening. 
 
As always, YOU are sacred. This moment is ceremony. You do get to live your wildly naked truth. May it be so! 
 
Big love & rose petals,
Wendy
 
Blessing the Honest Moments: The Truth of Not Knowing and the Possibility of Everything

Blessing the Honest Moments: The Truth of Not Knowing and the Possibility of Everything

December 24, 2021

Greetings Beautiful & Wild Soul. Join me as I share an honest moment, let truth bring ease and freedom, and choose being over doing.

May you know the magic and miracles available from not holding on so tightly to how things should be, how you should be, and let the answers come as they are ready. 

Let us stand together at the beginning, where mystery and truth meet. 

Let us remember ourselves back home, choosing curiosity, trust, and love.

May the holy days remind you of your wholeness and may you feel every blessing and possibility.

If you'd like to enjoy more, scroll through the library of previously recorded episodes and see what nourishment finds you.

Thank you for listening. Sharing this space with you means the world to me. I'll be back in 2022!

Clarity in the Darkness and the Power of Yes

Clarity in the Darkness and the Power of Yes

December 17, 2021

Enjoy this Sacred Replay.

Today we explore:

The opportunity to gain clarity and soulful insight in the darkness. 

The mysterious power of yes.

Acknowledging the many kinds of ancestors and the magic we have to offer them. 

Rumi’s poetry and lineage—words as a  sacred portal.

Unwrapping the gifts only available in the darkness and retrieving an expansive vision. Gravitating to the hearth-fire for warmth and rest. 

What is asking to be honored within and around you now?

“Solstice Birth,” a poem written for me by Morgan Farley, a magical being I met because I said yes to a very special and life changing opportunity.

Katie Hess and her incredible flower alchemy @lotuswei.

Numinous presence and clarity in the darkness is ever waiting and available for us as we walk through life. 

Nature’s truth longs for you.

Becoming who you already are—you are already the entire feast.

”Deep in your body there’s a door,” from the poem, “Solstice Birth” by Morgan Farley—

——a ritual you can use to access the truth and mystery of you that came while I was recording. 

Your life is an altar. Whatever you have, use that.

YOU are an altar. 

Say yes to what inspires you.

”The Guest House,” by Rumi. 

What “guests” are arriving for you? What is your emotional landscape like now?

We are not alone. Saying yes can lead to miracles. It can happen in so many ways, even when we are down on our knees. Even sobbing is a yes.

Letting your yes—your longing—be honey for your heart.

Your inhale can be a yes. Your exhale a softening.

May you know you are sacred and that this moment is ceremony. And may you live your wildly naked truth. 

Thank you for listening. If you like what you heard, please leave me some stars and a favorable review. To learn more about me and my offerings, please visit www.shegathersbeauty.com or @shegathersbeauty on Instagram and Facebook. 

Three Gifts: A Channeled Journey for December

Three Gifts: A Channeled Journey for December

December 10, 2021

My helping spirits made it crystal clear that a message needed to come through for this episode and I'm so glad they did. I think you will be, too. 

This message takes us on a journey to meet three sacred messengers who have something special to offer us as we make our way to the end of 2021 and into an expansive view of 2022.

Gift yourself 15 minutes of deep self-care and receive what your guides want you to know. Enjoy how far you've come on your own journey and be gifted with something fresh and new for your soul's path.

If you'd like to take these messages even further, visit my website to view my current offerings in The School of Wild & Holy.

https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/tsowh

 

A Writing Ritual: Be Moved

A Writing Ritual: Be Moved

December 3, 2021

This is a writing ritual to help deepen your awareness and access the velvety remedy that lives in your heart center.

Allow your words to become an altar, an offering for your life today, and all the days to come.

If you'd like to dive into more heart-centered teachings and soulful connections, join The School of Wild & Holy and be moved.

https://www.shegathersbeauty.com/group-offerings

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