Embracing the Whole

Lovelies . . .
Do you long for the path of Self-Love & Embracing the Sacred within? And yet, do you attempt to divide your inner light & darkness?

Self-rejection takes shape when we judge our self as wrong, bad, not-enough, faulty, etc. When we push it further within or away, when we pretend this aspect of our self doesn’t exist, we simply delay our wholeness & authenticity.

It’s ok. Feel your ‘darkness’ rise forth & give it breath & voice.
Take it gently in your heart. See it for what it is . . . It is a wound coming forth to be revealed & healed, through your love & presence.

It is a Sacred Shadow, ready to be transformed, transmuted & integrated, with conscious compassion. 

When we experience moments of irritation, frustration, judgement, blame or shame, these are simply reactive red-flags showing us to what degree we are separated from the center of our own being & disconnecting from the heart.

Each time, it’s an opportunity & reminder to come back home to the pure essence of who we truly are.

This is the path of becoming Whole & Holy. This is the path of the Sacred Feminine. This is the path to your Truth. And you don’t need to walk it alone.

With Love ~ Lotus

art:: Dennis Nunez Rodriguez

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Your Most Potent Super-Power

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of super-hero movies . . . many of them, anyway.

My husband turned me onto The X-Men when we first started dating. Prior to that, I had no interest what so ever in the comic book world. When we finally watched The X-Men, I acquiesced because a) it was something that he really wanted to share with me. b) he’d been such a wonderful sport about watching some of my movie choices which drained him emotionally. c) I put it off as long as I could.

From the very introduction, I was hooked. I felt semblances of relating through my personal process of  Kundalini awakening. While stories of Indigo children danced through my head, I could feel that inner knowing of a future of awakened, latent abilities not too far ahead. After all, the Yogi’s of India spoke of these powers, as well as Jesus.

While some call these super-natural powers miracles or magic, I believe these abilities lie within all of us, quite naturally. However, to truly awaken, harness, and express them, requires mastery.  But this writing isn’t really about super hero’s and the fighting of villains. It’s about the most powerful Super-Power, that opens the door to our greatest inner Power. Self-Love.

Yes. Self-Love. I’m proposing that Self-Love is our most potent form of power and perhaps one of the most challenging for us to master. But but in my experience, just in the beginning stages.

We have the hero within us and we have the villain within us. It is this inner villain that we must befriend. Who is this villain aspect? Our Sacred Shadow. The Shadow has become quite popular in the last couple of years. Thank Goodness! Because this shadowy villain leads us to love.

We live with many aspects, expressions of our wholeness. What I’ve called my inner uglies are those personality traits in myself which I’m not a big fan of. In some instances I’ve been quite ashamed of, disliked, and harbored harsh judgments about these ‘villain’ aspects of myself. This isn’t something any of us are alone in. It’s a part of how we learn and grow, by transforming aspects of ourselves that we deem as ‘wrong’ or ‘bad.’

When I first begin working with clients and the conversation turns toward the Sacred Shadow, one of the first things that comes up for many, is how can this be Sacred? ‘How can these parts of myself that cause me such shame or grief be called sacred.’ And this is where the access point of self-love begins. As human beings, this learning is a path that leads us to know that in Truth, we are worthy, we are good, we are Love. If we don’t know our Shadow, we can’t deeply Know our Light.

Falling into self-love you fall into the core of your being, rooting you to your inner truth.

Through self-love you are lifted into your highest purpose and light.

It escorts you with peace through times of challenge.

It holds you tenderly when your heart breaks.

Fall into this love as it guides your choices as nourishment and nurturance.

Living in love with your own being, you receive love more deeply, and can share it more abundantly.

I believe that while there are many helpful teachings for us all to choose from, a big disservice is done when we attach to the idea that we can skip this step of integrating the Sacred Shadow in our spiritual evolution.  I’m not advocating that we hang out and wallow in our darkness or depression. However, I also don’t believe that we can ‘think good thoughts’ our way to wholeness, maturity, and deep wisdom. Many feel that the Law of Attraction is a one dimensional process that centers only around the thinking, egoic mind. The vibrations & frequencies we attract with go much deeper than the logical, rational mind and into our subconscious, our body, and energy field. When we only hang onto the surface, sadly this leaves many people clinging, hoping, for change without taking the empowered actions to create those changes ~ on the inside FIRST.

The initiation upon the path of Self-Love requires willingness and commitment to look at ones whole self. This is why we have teachers and guides, to help us go where it is difficult to go alone. A simple formula I use is composed of 3 parts:

Acknowledge. Release. Receive.

We must first look within and acknowledge these shadow aspects. This begins to heal them. In the healing and releasing phase of the process, sacredness is born in our awareness. This also begins to create a relationship of receiving our self, which expresses as self-acceptance within our being, rather than self-rejection.

Self-Acceptance flourishes into the receptivity of Self-Love.

They go hand in hand.

Once we hit the new thresholds of Self-Love, we are ready to begin to step into our Super-Power training! Jesus is told to have hung out with those people who were seen as the dregs of society. They were looked down upon for their wrong-doings, their shady ways, their tarnished reputations.

But Jesus had the most important super-power. Because he KNEW himself to be made of Light and Love, this truth of his KNOWING, gave him the clear seeing that EVERYONE is also made of Light & Love. There are no dregs. There are only those who haven’t integrated the Sacred Shadow.

This is how the super-power begins to manifest within our being. When we love ourselves, when we live from a state of wholeness, everyone we meet is a reflection of that Truth, regardless how far they are shrouded in forgetfulness.

Love is the greatest power we have. We are Whole and Wholy. And it is a well-spring within us, awaiting its cultivation to bloom forth and touch the hearts of all that we meet. This is the medicine of today. Turn your attention within and walk this inner path of the Heart, for your super-power of Love awaits!

Blessings of Remembering the Truth of Love Within You ~

Lotus

artist: Shiloh Sophia

Return Home

This is as much for me today, as I hope it brings some comfort to any of you who have found yourselves a bit off center. It was received at another time, yet now in revisiting I feel held once again and the returning to my Sacred Center is under way. Permission given.

Dearest Ones,

Do not fret.
Yes, it is so easy to forget, your Knowing, your Light.
With the inundation & indoctrination of this world,
encouraging the return to sleep;
time, energy deprivation, & robotic action.
Integration is not a time of clarity of thought or precision of direction.

It is absolutely as it should be,
confusion & fog,
while new knowing & being takes root.
Do not be afraid, nor run away.

Listen to your deep rhythms.
Let go of planning & doing.
Make space for receiving the unknown.
Float in my gentle waves, stirring new paths of travel.

Your knowing will return,
with perceptions more grand,
as forward movement doesn’t run a straight & narrow course,
but spirals & curls as it grows.

With Comforting Love ~

Lotus

art:Susan Beddon Boulet

Face & Embrace Your Sacred Self

Lovelies . . .

Do you long for the path of Self-Love & Embracing the Sacred within?
And yet, do you attempt to divide your inner light & darkness?

Self-rejection takes shape when we judge our self as wrong, bad, not-enough, faulty, etc. When we push it further within or away, when we pretend this aspect of our self doesn’t exist, we simply delay our wholeness & authenticity.

It’s ok. Feel your ‘darkness’ rise forth & give it breath & voice.
Take it gently in your heart. See it for what it is . . .

It is a wound coming forth to be revealed & healed, through your love & presence.       

It is a Sacred Shadow, ready to be transformed, transmuted & integrated, with conscious compassion.

This is the path of becoming Whole & Holy. This is the path of the Sacred Feminine.

This is the path to your Truth. And you don’t need to walk it alone.

We all have layers of the past which shroud us in false-hoods, which still convince us of false truths, in our today. We are empowered when we not only recognize them consciously, but clear the energies which often can linger through our physical form and subtle bodies.

This is why I do what I do, why I’ve been called to this work. I’ve had to walk through my own darkness, and occasionally still do. But with the tools & practices that I’ve gained over the years, the process happens with more ease and grace, than years past. I’m thankful for those who supported & guided me into my radiance . . . and now I’m here to support you!

For assistance to un-wind the tendrils which hold you back  . . . lets set up a consultation and see how to set you free with special introductory rates.

With Love ~

Lotus

Embracing Your Sacred Self

Lovelies . . .
What comes to mind, to body, to heart, when you hear the words

Sacred Feminine? Sacred Womb? Sacred Self?

If it stirs in you a knowing, a curiosity, a sense of wonder or awe, your in the right place.
She is the force within, that calls us inward, that invites us to know ThySelf. She is a divine Love, both fierce & gentle. She is you.

Are you willing to come in from the worldly distractions, just for a while?

Are you willing to look into your own inner heart?

If so, take the first step:
Rest you hands gently, nurturingly, on your low belly, your Sacred Womb. Envision a Red Rose within your womb. If the mind wanders, allow it to return to the Rose, return to the breath. If the rose expresses itself in any way, through blooming or closing or no way at all . . . both are perfect.


Simply breath gently down into your Sacred Space.
Allow Breath.
Allow Silence.
Allow Stillness.
Allow Patience.
Allow Self-Love.
Allow.
. . . you’ve entered the doorway.
If you feel so moved, I invite you to share a word or two of what you sensed.

Your deepest yearnings will only be answered from exploring the world within. It is here where your magic and radiance is released, to permeate and bring blessing to the outer world.  To learn more . . . follow your heart. 

You Are Loved

We are loved.

For all the ways you feel like you’re failing,
you are actually succeeding and evolving.

For all the ways you feel shame or embarrassed,
you are coming into the radiance of our fullness.

For all the ways you feel you’ve disappointed or let others down,
you are being lifted up.

You are Loved

It is when we can see and feel these truths of learning, the false sense of our smallness will be eradicated and our fullness will shine!

We are learning to Love ourselves, as we are Loved.
Love to you.

Spiraling & Embodiment

art: Mara Freidman

 

“Why enter into these depths?” she asked.

She replied, “To remember your Radiant Light.”

The Sacred Feminine is enlivened within our heart and womb. She is the quiet, still voice that calls us inward, to travel Her spiral, to embrace Her depths, to fall in Love with ourselves.

She holds our deepest dreams, desires, longings, truths, and fuels our passions and purpose. She is our fullest bloom of Beauty, unfolding always, in all ways. She is our most brilliant Radiance. Our most precious calling.

I speak to you in rhyme, rhythm and flow, for this is how She speaks to our Soul.

And yet, we question. “Why?”  We avoid Her knocking, that subtle ache in our heart,  with quick fixes and superficial distractions . . . Nevertheless, as  we minimize the need for Her, down in our gut, we have an inkling… we have a suspicion, we are hiding from that which is truly, our own Divine Self.

And yet,  She continues to knock, to call, to weep, and sometimes to scream for our Return to our Sacred Center. She will not let us go, for She is us.

The Art of Sacred Embodiment requires commitment, that is empowering, heart-burst-flowering, while sometimes, simultaneously unnerving, as we learn to embody your Sacred Self.

Traveling the Spirals of Initiation, is a sacred journey cultivating self-acceptance, self-love, self-honor, self-nourishment  You are escorted lovingly, into inner portals of emotion, revelations, colors, and textures, of meaning and truth, which will not be known if you only live as a woman on the TopSide of your world.

Entering the Spiral and Deepening the Spiral enable you to commit to your Wholeness and deepen in rhythm, through your natural cycles, of unfolding and integration.

When the old ways of years past, fail to serve you, you will then know why you must enter the depths. It is then that the longing of your heart and soul are ready to release the known and dive into the Sacred Mysteries of the Unknown! It is there we birth our Light from our own Self-Love.

Through the commitment to your Self, you are supported in circling as only the Sacred Feminine can, into your depths, shedding layers of untruth, stories, false beliefs, and destructive attachments that you have absorbed, carried, consciously or unconsciously, so that your Love and Presence is revealed.

The Path of the Sacred Feminine is the journey back Home to your Sacred Center. She asks us all to embody our Wholiness & Light & Beauty, high and strong…

Close your eyes, take a breath … Do you feel Her call?

For You are She and She is You.

She is the ancient past, threading Her presence and power into the now. Restoring the fractures, balming the wounds of men, women, our Mother Earth, and all her beings. 

She is the future Divinity, threading into the now, with Her languages of Light, amplifying Harmony, Unity &  Love.

It is through our Divine Feminine receptive vessels, of songs sung spontaneously through lips, magical transformation, expands Divine blessings from the heights.

Showering blessings along grids of Light, opening hearts known and unknown, touching Souls with feathered Presence of gold.

Learn more about the Art of Sacred Embodiment.

Love & Blessings ~

Lotus