Love & Inspiration #21
Balance – Be – All – And – See
Do you feel balanced? Do you feel your life has equal parts effort and surrender?
This week I feel very blessed to be student-ing on Bex Tyrer’s course “Unwind the Feminine”.
(You’ll get to hear and learn more from this incredible woman in the coming weeks from the podcast interview I just did with her..)
Travelling with purpose, learning more & deepening my personal practice, and connecting with community – these are such high values for me, and ones that bring me so much joy and balance.
And for me as a teacher, student-ing is such an important aspect of maintaining my excellence as a leader and facilitator.
I’m only halfway through the course, but already I feel I am learning a radical and new approach to leadership, creativity, and my spiritual life based on the menstrual cycle and want to share a taste with you.
In Yoga we often talk about the need for balancing or bringing into union, the energies of shiva – divine consciousness – the masculine principle, and shakti – the creative principle – the feminine,
We are all of it – We all have both qualities within us.
Be All and See – this is the key to balance.
I think oftentimes, there’s a great misunderstanding about what healthy/unhealthy masculine and feminine aspects are, and how these qualities manifest within us, whether we are women or men.
What I’m learning is that, for those of us that are women, this balance of shiva and shakti energy needs to be considered in relation to our cycles.
There are four phases to the menstrual cycle which can be likened to the seasons of the year. Within each season there are different powers we can tap into .
For example (take from Alexandra Pope’s Red Power Cards)
- Menstruation/inner winter – stillness, surrender, vision
- Preovulation/inner spring – play, explore possibilities, assert
- Ovulation/inner summer – connect, do the work, generosity
- Premenstruum/inner autumn – lose it, insight, meet the critic
We are such powerful beings, and even more so when we have the knowledge and awareness to truly honour where we’re at in our cycles,
to really tune in and listen to when we need to effort and when we need to surrender.
Instead of trying to push through what’s arising for us in each moment – moods, emotions,, desires – to GSD (get shit done), its more important to instead learn to honour the cycle to create more balance and tap into even greater aspects of our feminine power.
Does that resonate with you? Feel a bit woo-woo?
I’d LOVE to hear from you.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
Thanks again for being a part of this beautiful movement.
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With Love, Gratitude & Blessings,
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Here are some fresh inspirations for your weekend ahead:
1) Precious Human Life: Daily Prayer by HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama
“Everyday, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up,
I am alive,
I have a precious human life,
I am not going to waste it,
I am going to use all my energies to develop myself.
To expand my heart out to others,
To achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings,
I am going to have kind thoughts towards others,
I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others.
I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama
2) *NEW* Blog Post – Dream of Solo Travel? This post is for you.
Why Yoga Retreats are the Perfect way to Travel Solo – Top 5 Reasons Why a Yoga Retreat is the Perfect Way to Make your Solo Travel Journey Deep and Meaningful
Traveling alone can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lifetime. Traveling to a new part of the world can also be an intimidating experience, especially if you’re going alone, and especially if it’s your first time. You may wonder – Is it safe for me to travel alone? Will I feel lonely? How will I know where to go or what to do? Coming on a Yoga Retreat in is the perfect mix of combining your call to travel solo to an exotic destination, with your desire to invest in your health and well-being, and travel with purpose.
3) *NEW* Music Playlist for You
Forca Feminina Flow
Last week I help to create an epic event here in Bali which we called Forca Feminina, where our vision was to co-create a deep and inspirational space to celebrate the spectrum of beauty and power of the feminine force. Here’s an awesome compilation of the cool songs that I compiled for the Yoga class! I’m especially getting in love with the Lux Moderna – Ek Ong Kar track
4) Video / Broken Brain Podcast – 90 mins
How to Redesign the Subconscious Mind from Limitation to Freedom with Peter Crone.
Who would you be if you weren’t defined by the limiting dialogue of your own mind? We exist within mental constructs that dictate our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Suffering is a byproduct of these mental constraints. To create an extraordinary life we have to reveal the limiting framework of our perceived reality and shift the perception we have of ourselves in order to become limitless.
“The journey of true discover lies not in finding new lands but in looking through new eyes”. – Marcel Proust
Instagram Post of the Week
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