Wings of thought...
Where my thoughts take flight.....
|Posted on May 1, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
I have people come for Reiki or to Reiki Shares because it is the only time they are touched. That makes me so sad because physical touch is a huge, vital and nourishing part of my life . Physical connection and touch are essential to our well being and our culture has shamed sacred touch out of existence. We feel the need to ask people “Are you a hugger?” and some people cannot even accept a hug and awkwardly move through the motions waiting for it to be over. Touch is so foreign in our culture that it is often mistaken for romantic or sexual affection, not just basic human connection. One touch can convey volumes of energy and healing. We all long for it but may find difficulty in allowing it and surrendering to it.
“Touch-She Touches-She is Here to Touch
-For Touch-As Touch.
And we have forgotten this
So, when we are finally, truly, Touched
Something inside finally, truly, Remembers
that we were made for this kind of LOVING
(giving and receiving)
and this embodied recognition
Opens the gates to everything
~ Sera Beak from Red, Hot and Holy
In our technology saturated world, we are not connecting physically and are tuning out of human connection. We make judgments on people by just glancing at a photo online. Your human body is designed to use all your senses when making human connection, you see them, smell them, feel them energetically, which allows you to make an overall observation and conclusion if they are safe or compatible with you. The way technology is advancing you could design a life that requires no human contact at all. Lack of physical touch can lead to depression, withdrawal, anxiety and even acting out in anger or violence. Look at the spike in violence and the amount of people on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds, it’s outrageous. One simple touch can trigger the release of Ocytocin, the love hormone, and activates the part of the brain associated with reward and compassion. Physical touch can increase empathy. For physical healing from an energetic perspective; “Hugs strengthen the immune system...The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keeps you healthy and disease free.” (Psychology Today)
I came across this video recently (Check it out https://www.facebook.com/tinytinysecrets/videos/838819372923476/?pnref=story" target="_blank">HERE) about the importance in men having the space to give and receive touch that is not sexual. Like it says, our culture has associated masculine touch with sexual attention. Our society has made everything so overly sexualized that men just avoid touch altogether and the result of that is heartbreaking in the amount of violence, depression and tuning out we are witnessing among many men. We need to do what we can to help shift this energy back into balance for the healthy survival of our humanity. We need to stop generalizing and perpetuating the belief that men are broken and unavailable and give them the space to show up by being more open and encouraging healthy, platonic, human connection. There are so many amazing men out there who just want to be validated and loved just like we do as women, but our society has shamed men into seeing this need as a weakness that they have to stuff and "man up". So, ladies, let us be gentle with our men, introduce them to their Divine Masculine essence, and show them how this open hearted loving, hugging thing is done, shall we?
There are countless physical and emotional benefits to healing touch. The fact is we need human touch to thrive. So, put down your phone and connect with your fellow humans on this short but beautiful journey of life.
We are all in this together.....
Give yourself the gift of sacred embrace.
|Posted on March 1, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Hello Sisters and Brothers!
I have been sick and am honoring my body and giving her what she needs, so this month I am sharing some sacred wisdom from my mentor, my friend, my late Uncle Digby, whom I dedicate my work to.
My Uncle Digby is a wise and gentle soul, I say is, because he is still here with me and his words and lessons come through in my teachings all the time and I wanted to share a bit of him with you this month.
A letter I received from Digby many years ago included the following (Digby always typed in all lower case & I want to honor his unique expression):
"my guide and companion is stone michael. he has been my wisdom in need and anchor in the storm. he is my truthstone and journey master from ancient times. i asked him what is spirituality and how could i become more spiritual. i have attached his answer with this note."
spirituality is a softness in the universe
it is a place where all is at rest
and at peace with all else
it is not something you make happen
it is an invitation
you may find spirituality
by recognizing yourself as you are now
by enjoying and delighting in all of your being now
by accepting all your disowned fragments now
spirituality comes as much from what you let go of
as it does from what you create
when you let go of your ugliness
you make room for laughter
when you let go of your fear
you make room for curiosity
when you let go of your shame
you make room for vision
when you let go of your helplessness
you make room for creation
when you let go of your childishness
you make room for wisdom
when you let go of your arrogance
you make room for partnership
spirituality is a view of the universe
it is knowing the sanctity of all creation
spirituality comes from being within creation
all of creation is a conversation
you and i are chords in that conversation
digby * july 1999
I cherish the moments of memory that I have tucked away of my time with Digby. I miss him more with my growth and his absence, how I wish we could sit with some tea and listen to the trees, and ponder the wind and the stars.
Until we meet again ~ Slans Turas (Safe Journey's)
Explore more of Digby's Wisdom HERE
|Posted on February 7, 2017 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
Can you feel it?
Can you feel Her rising?
Can you feel the rumble under your feet, beneath the soil of Mother Gaia,
as She moves and grows toward the light?
The Divine Feminine is here, she is rising to join with the Divine Masculine and bring the balance that this planet is so desperately crying out for.
I have been feeling Her for years, knowing this day was coming and excited to be a part of the revolution of women owning their worth and surrendering to the softness of authentic vulnerability and love. I have bore witness to so many women's personal stories, I have been in the trenches with them as we heal together, as we cry together, as we re-member together....that this time we don't have to do it alone. This time we understand that it must be done with quiet grace and confidence in walking the beauty way...the way of unity and community....TOGETHER ...lifting one another up when we are too weary to take another step....surrendering to another's arms as we admit we just can't do it alone anymore.....allowing the tears to flow and knowing that THAT is true strength, not in holding them in.....
In the face of hate and exclusion...Let us stand together in silence and let the Presence of our love and divine feminine essence speak for us of our strength and compassion.
We are making peaceful HerStory Sisters!
The largest peaceful protest in history....seeing women from all over the world joining together in peace and love for the rights of all beings brought tears of gratitude. We are the ones we have been waiting for, keep it up Ladies!
I've never been prouder to be an awakened Woman!
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year my friends, I hope you rang in 2017 with hope and love in your heart surrounded by beautiful people who love and support YOU! We are entering into an exciting year of new beginnings. From a Numerology perspective, 2016 marked the end of a 9 year cycle and we enter a new 9 year cycle in 2017. So the energy right now is ripe for new beginnings, shedding the old and embracing the new! The intentions and manifestations we put into place now have staying power and will set the tone for the next 9 years. NOW is the time to embrace and share your UNIQUE authentic creative expression with the world, to plant the seeds for your deepest desires and what you truly want to grow. Give yourself permission to let go of old outdated beliefs, let go of old resentments that are making you heavy and stuck in anger, let go of limiting beliefs about yourself and what you are capable of.....lay down your armour, remove your masks and veils of illusion and just BE YOU!! With no excuses, no judgements....just LOVE! What you focus on now is manifesting rapidly so make sure you are choosing to think positive, think BIG and focus on how LOVE is the force behind it all.
This past year was unsettled for sure, we had a lot of change, a lot of loss but a lot of beauty and blessings as well....so in reflecting on those we lost this year....You just never know when your last dance is, when your time to walk through the door to your next adventure will arrive...So why not make 2017 the year you allow your dreams to manifest, the year you finally let go and acknowledge how amazingly loveable you are, the year you embrace vulnerability and show up as your authentic expression, the year you finally lay down your armour and trust your beautiful life and let it unfold before you like a beautiful dance....
We are in this together,
I Am You, You are Me, We are ONE......
|Posted on December 5, 2016 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
I just returned from a fun and laughter filled Thanksgiving with my family down in Little Heaven, Delaware. I am filled with such gratitude for a family that enjoys each other so much, that doesn't bicker or fight, that welcomes everyone to our table....family, extended family, new friends and dear old friends. We usually have around 30 people at our table every year give or take a few, 30 unique and beautiful people. There is unity at our table, and anyone with love in their heart is welcome to give thanks with us. That's just one of the many things I love about us!
As I was lost in thoughts of gratitude staring out the passenger window on our ride home I started to notice and pay attention to the billboards lining the highway, advertising all of the things you "need" in your life. There were ads for everything,... insurance, money, loans, cars, plastic surgery, clothing, fast food, Gentleman's Clubs, gyms, jewelry...etc....You get the idea. What I did not notice is one billboard offering you something to heal you from the inside out, all of these things they advertise were things to heal, fix, validate, fulfill or adorn your outer body, the physical You. From all of my soul searching, heart waking, spirit shaking journey there is not one thing outside of myself that has helped me to heal. Healing is an inside job, a gift and a blessing if you allow it. If you stop focusing on all of the outside things that you are being told you need and get quiet....really quiet.....the soft and gentle voice of your Soul will provide you with all you need for this journey.
A message I received recently in meditation sums it up nicely...
"Everyone is looking for love & validation...Until you can give that to yourself there is not enough love or validation in the world to bring you the comfort and peace you seek"
This Holiday Season....Get quiet, listen to that small voice within and begin to Love yourself back to wholeness.....
I send blessings of love and light to you and your family and invite you to join me in continuing to Choose Love and manifest peace & unity on our beautiful Mother Earth.
|Posted on December 5, 2016 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
As we move into this Season of Thanks I am flooded with gratitude for all the blessings I have in my life. I spent so many years in fear, waiting for inner peace to take hold with all the inner work I had been doing on myself....and quietly, without any fanfare, bells & whistles, it happened. It was so subtle I almost didn't notice. One day I became aware that the anxiety I was so used to had lifted, the negative thoughts that had plagued me were gone....replaced by positive affirmations of my beauty and worth, the tension in my body had melted away....I found myself feeling good and truly trusting that my life was unfolding perfectly.
I was shocked!! I asked myself, how did it happen, how did I finally get here?? And all I can tell you is that I kept showing up for ME. I kept trying, I kept moving forward, I kept loving myself, I kept affirming my loveability, I kept aligning myself with people who are positive and happy, people who uplift and support me, I kept reading uplifting and encouraging books and articles, I stopped talking about my "issues", I stopped tuning in to all the pain and violence in the world, and I kept affirming my radiance and stopped focusing on my faults.....
......and here I Am....living, loving, embracing life. Trusting that my life is unfolding before me like a divinely perfect dance. Standing proudly in my genuine, authentic truth and sharing my gifts and my medicine with grace and ease. So, my Sisters & Brothers, .....if you have ever felt this way, if you have ever questioned your path, I ask you.....to Keep Going, you're worth it! There has never been a more potent time to wake up and stay awake. The world needs us now more than ever to share our unique expression, our gifts, our medicine. So many of us are feeling and experiencing these stirrings and it's time to act on them. We are at the threshold of an incredible shift and rise in consciousness. We are the ones we have been waiting for.
Be kind and gentle with yourself.....
|Posted on August 31, 2016 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
We are in the midst of a global shift, and the Sacred Feminine is emerging in all of us. We are all unique expressions of the Divine Mother, each with unique gifts to share with the world. When we join together to hold space for one another, to share & honor our unique gifts, to lift each other up, to celebrate authenticity...we begin to pave the way and become co-creatrixes of a new way of being as Womban in this world. As we rise and own our feminine sovereignty we give other women the courage and permission to do the same. We must celebrate each other and not tear each other down. We must create community where women feel safe to lay down their armour, remove the masks, heal their wounds, own their truth and embrace unity, equality in ourselves and each other....and most importantly to LAUGH! It is time to deepen our sensitivity and return to our own inner rhythms and the rhythms of the Moon and the sacred cycles of nature.
I am so grateful for my Tribe, my Sisters, the ones who walk willingly into the flames of transformation, the ones who hold a mirror for my possibility, hold space for me as I allow it to unfold and celebrate me when I embody my wisdom and my medicine.
This past weekend we gathered for a Wild Women Weekend, we cooked together, chanted and drummed around the fire, meditated, laughed and cried, shared wisdom and s'mores, slept under the stars and celebrated our connection to each other and all that is...as Daughters of the Universe, We are One.....and I couldn't be more thankful to be blessed with such genuine, authentic, brave Sisters to travel this Earth Walk with.
If you are you hearing the call of Sisterhood... Find your Tribe and love them fiercely....and most importantly let them love you fiercely!
We are a revolution...
Sacred Sisterhood is changing the World...
It is time....
If this resonates with you, consider joining me for the Awakening to the Wisdom of Your Womb: A 4 Week Experiential Series, starting on September 16th, where you will BEcome the midwife of your own re-birth, begin to embody your divine feminine sovereignty and join the collective energy of Sisterhood as we rise! Are you ready?
|Posted on August 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM||comments (2)|
Last May, the life I had allowed myself to get safe and comfortable in shifted, and pushed me toward a new beginning. This new beginning and its endless possibilities woke me up and gently encouraged me to explore deeper a path of self discovery. I had no idea how numb I had become and how much I was “playing it safe” in my personal and spiritual exploration. Although slightly terrified, I allowed myself to feel, to explore my thoughts, my beliefs and my inner landscape….shame, shadows and all. I was finally peeling back the layers that I had been so afraid to look at, the layers that I had hid behind the smoke and mirror show I had created to trick myself into thinking I’d done some deep inner work. This was not always a comfortable journey but one I knew was important to continue. As layer upon layer was revealed I found so many synchronicities and spiritual breadcrumbs that had been guiding me without my conscious knowledge. I reconnected with the energy of the Divine Mother, the Divine Feminine that I had silenced within me out of fear of Her strength and I welcomed Her back with reverence and passion. I started feeling my body again, what it had been trying to tell me all this time, as I stuck my fingers in my ears and shifted my attention elsewhere. I took sacred time for myself and honored my need for self care. I trusted my path to unfold before me exactly as it was meant to, without my usual energy of forcing or over thinking. And then I went for my yearly Gynecologist appointment and they found some abnormal cells in my cervix and I was scheduled for a procedure to explore deeper. I have been very healthy my whole life and “procedures” aren’t the norm for me (I thank the Goddess for that!). So... here I am finally listening to my body, doing my “work” and now this?!
I gave myself a moment to freak out and then allowed myself to look at this as an opportunity to heal and reveal myself on even a deeper level. I now trust that the Divine Mother has a plan for me so I surrendered to the ride. I began connecting to my Sacral Chakra and my Womb and asking what it was trying to tell me, I did Reiki, Shamanic Healing, journaled, meditated, cried, released and listened. I explored the ladder of healing that my Chakra System offers me and discovered so many layers of myself that I hadn’t known were there. I discovered so many beliefs embedded in me that weren’t my truth. I found fear and anger and shame and I began the path to healing and loving myself on a much deeper level than ever before.
Through my own personal journey of healing my womb and cervix I have uncovered some incredible insights and tools for healing the ancestral energy of oppression, suppression, inequality, abuse and patriarchal fear of embracing authenticity, that have held us back as women for so many years. As a child free woman, I discovered that the womb is not only a place to birth children, it is my divine center for creation & manifestation of ALL I wished to birth into my life, the fullness of my feminine spiritual potential and where my deepest guidance and ancient secrets of life lie.
So many of us have struggled with opening to our worth, speaking our sacred truth, forgiving the past and loving ourselves deeply. In searching for deeper answers I have found that there is now a global movement for womb awakening, that many other women are receiving the same information I have and having similar experiences. You have no idea the ecstatic energy in my Soul when all that I had been receiving intuitively from my womb space was validated by page after page of women telling their personal stories of womb illumination that mirrored my own. That the Divine Mother has been gifting the knowledge of womb consciousness to women all over the world so we can connect in sacred Sisterhood, heal the collective feminine energies and pave the way for a new way for women to BE in the world. This is a movement to support women in awakening and fully embodying their unique expression of the Divine Feminine, into embracing your authenticity in a world that is trying to make you just like everyone else. I feel so honored to be alive during this time of powerful purpose and a part of this evolutionary journey.
So, as my journey continues to reveal itself, I am being asked to bring this knowledge to you. I am finally listening and offering an Introduction to Experiencing the Wisdom of Your Womb in the safe and sacred space of Shanti Shala in Plympton on August 12th. Join me to reveal the forgotten knowledge and wisdom held in connecting to the energy of your womb to heal and empower yourself to live the life you have imagined. A life of freedom, love, healing connection and so much more. Become the midwife of your own re-birth and join the collective energy of Sisterhood as we rise!
I hope you will circle up with me in sacred conversation and Sisterhood. I plan to follow this introductory evening with a 4 week series to continue your exploration on a much deeper level. If this resonates with you, I encourage you to ask yourself if you are hearing the call of the Divine Mother and if you are ready to answer and awaken to the life of your dreams.
I have also begun to offer Womb Clearing Private Sessions with some pretty overwhelming and amazing results. Here are just a couple of testimonials…
I have been fortunate enough to experience the amazing healing hands of Sheree. Her Reiki has always calmed me and I always feel reconnected with myself afterwards. Recently, however I had an unbelievable experience. Over the past year I had been dealing with pretty intense pain during ovulation. I was told that it could be scar tissue from my c-sections, it could be my age, any number of things. So I met with Sheree for a reiki session as I had many times in the past. She described the womb wisdom and as she moved over the area where I had been having the pain and it felt like bubbles popping. Let me say this has been my second month in a row with no pain at all and I am so thankful!!
It has been my great honor and privilege to work with Sheree for the last 15 years. Recently I’ve had to go through treatments for Breast Cancer and Sheree has been by my side throughout the process. And I can’t even express how grateful I am. Last week, during my Reiki treatment I feel what seemed to be menstrual cramps, something that had not felt for many years. I mentioned it and Sheree told me that she was clearing my womb. It amazes me how profound the feeling was. Thank you Sheree.
Please contact me if you would like to explore the gift of connecting with your womb personally. There is such wonderful transformation at our fingertips!
|Posted on May 31, 2016 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
I have been reflecting a lot lately on how I got to where I am today, how I am so much more comfortable in my skin, with who I am and what I bring to the world. I wasn't always this way and have suffered with anxiety and fear a lot of my life. I remember in a particularly dark moment a few years back thinking I would never resurface from the darkness and didn't know how I was going to live the rest of my life feeling this way. To everyone else I seemed happy, positive and confident....and underneath that mask that I put on everyday I was anything but those things.
This past year has been a year of huge changes that forced me to look deeper, to allow myself to explore the root of my fears and insecurities. And you know what? Once I shined the light on what I perceived to be my dark and shame filled places, they weren't nearly as dark and scary as my ego had built them up to be. I realized that I am just human and that this impossible standard I had been trying to live up to had been set by me and that I could just give myself a break! The smoke & mirror show I used to distract me from my greatness had been revealed and it was time to show up for ME! And I did....
These days.....I allow myself on a daily basis to let go of having to be perfect, to own my beautiful imperfections to love who I am exactly as I am. I practice gratitude everyday and let myself feel whatever I need to feel without judgement or shame. I honor the time I need for self care and quiet time. I stopped striving and settled into allowing my life to unfold in the beautiful way it does when I stop trying to control every outcome or prepare for every tragedy. I affirm in every moment that I am divinely guided, supported and provided for. I ask every day "How can I serve?" and listen for that answer.
And you know what the most beautiful surprise was...?
The powerful, loving souls who showed up in my life to mirror all of that back to me....I am forever grateful for the courage I found to show up for my life and vibrationally create the life I want and deserve. I encourage you to do the same.
|Posted on April 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
"If we are to be Soul Makers,
we must not reject the idea of the Womb."
~ Djohariah Toor
Whenever new life grows and emerges, going into the darkness is crucial to the process. The Caterpillar must go into the Chrysalis, the Child grows in the darkness of the Sacred Womb, the Seed is planted deep into Mother Earth....there is always a time of waiting in the dark. So in order to "birth" your true self, you must delve into the darkness of the Soul and decide what no longer serves you, what is no longer true for you and make the conscious choice to surrender and release these outdated beliefs and patterns to recover what is lost, heal what is wounded and become who YOU really are. Allow your vulnerability to guide you in exploring what part of you is disconnected from your feelings and give yourself permission to feel.
So, as we emerge from our dark Winter hibernation, our womb of inner reflection, with the hope and promise of Spring right around the corner, may we all have the courage to allow the shedding of our old selves and OWN our unique expressions of the Divine!
Give yourself permission to grow, shine, flourish and change the world!