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Radical Self Love & Sensuality Practices

Imagine for a second, what would this world be if every woman loved and respected herself so much that she is first in her priorities  ? What if every woman would take care of herself first, in order for her to have more resources to contribute her gifts, beauty and love to the world ?

This is a practice for those women who have claimed the first position on the daily list of tasks – without asking for permission !

Radical Self Love : 

Before going out of bed : with a hand in your belly and one in your heart : be grateful for this day. You are awake ! When we stop taking life for granted, we start seeing the magic of it all.

Before breakfast : light a candle (see below for scented candles) – what do you intent to experience yourself today?

Breakfast : what is your favourite breakfast? Croissant and Hot Chocolate? A Healthy Smoothy ? Go for it ! Indulge yourself, mindfully.

Shower : Notice the water on your skin. Which temperature feels just PERFECT and DELICIOUS to you today ?

Get dressed : When getting dressed, focus on that part of your body that you LOVE the most. Really proud, and make you feel like a — WOW ! A Glowing Woman ! Yep, it can be the colour of your eyes ! If so, chose a color that makes your eyes sparkle !

Make a date with YOURSELF today : take yourself for lunch and have some quality SOLO time. Share with yourself your wildest dreams. Your deepest longings. Listen to that part of you that is dreaming with an incredible glowing life, relationships, career, family, house, car, anything ! Be fully present for yourself, this dates is minimum one hour ! Give yourself the attention and love that you deserve. That only you can give to yourself.

And then, look at your dreams. Believe in their beauty. Fully embrace and receive that vision of yourself.

If you can dream it , you can create it.  Be there, for you. Everything changes. Expect Magic when you open up to yourself !

Claim your Sensuality :

Sensuality : coming back to our senses. Since long time ago we have left home, our bodies, to give all the power to our intellect, most women have lost the capacity to FEEL.

The need to CONTROL our bodies so we could focus on our minds contributed to the creation of a world of pills, treatments and practices to reinforce that split.

While massages and spa treats are totally delicious from time to time, they do not build up the confidence and love in our bodies and life that we need to cultivate if we really want to experience love, connection and soul beauty – that one that moves you to tears.

Coming Back to your Senses:

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EYE GAZE. “When eye contact between two people is initiated and maintained, an invisible energetic circuit is established between the two participants, dissolving the barriers that ordinarily separate them from each other, drawing them ever closer into a shared awareness of union.”  Will Johnson Read more practices here

SMELL

Do you know your favourite perfume or scent ? Have you taken the time to really discover what is the scent that you really love on your skin, your bed linen, your home ? Take time to smell flowers, essential oil, or natural scented candles and body lotions and surround yourself with this perfume.

HEAR

Which songs crack your heart wide open ? Which songs invite your body to a sensual dance ? Make a play list, and dance them away (if possible, naked!)

TOUCH

The feminine touch is extremely sensual and powerfully healing. Feminine touch with no hidden agenda – just enjoying the sensations as they come. Without a pre-conceived idea of how it should be, or where to move next. Practice the art of feminine touch . Take a few deep breaths and make yourself comfortable . Close your eyes and bring your full awareness into your body. Notice, which parts of your body need caring touch right now ? Is there a sensation of pain, tension or anything else that needs touch ? Place your hand. Breathe. ahhh..

TASTE

On your next meal, pay close attention what is in your plate . Do you notice textures and flavours ? Take the time to feel them a bit deeper : which flavours are your favourite ? Which sensations are triggered in your body ? Practice Mindful Eating with beautiful Hiba, founder of HealthWise and contributor to the Glowing Woman Journey Online Experience. 

FEEL

How does sensuality feel to you ?  Try different clothes and pay attention how different fabrics touch your skin and evoke a certain feeling in your body.

Most importantly, enjoy the process of discovery while claiming back your sensuality. It is a deep transformative practice.

The feminine beauty, flow and strength is found in the practice of being in touch with our deepest truth and daring to follow it until is manifested in our world.

Do you dare to experience it ?

Join us for our 11-week online experience HERE. Before 13 February 2015. It’s time for LOVE , CONNECTION AND GLOW !

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Leaving the mind to come back home

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Leaving the mind to come back home. Diving into the inner waters, revealing your deepest truth. Finding clear answers, and courage to take new directions. My favourite guided visualisation, inspired on a Dark New Moon night. All for you ~ DareToGlow is the attitude when you want to create a life you LOVE. Get yours here

InnerWaters

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Emotional Balance – Practice makes the master

InnerWatersI am so excited to present (finally !) the most popular of all Moon Lodge sessions : Emotional Balance. Working with the calming and transformative element of water, I guide you through a 28′ session.

Go get yours, download it onto your mobile devices.

PRACTICE MAKES THE MASTER. ENJOY and let me know how it goes here below !

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Time for Renewal : A Shower Ritual

THE SELF ACTUALIZED WOMAN … has a special relationship with her body.

HER BODY IS HER TEMPLE.

She is connected to the Moon and her Womb. She knows the time of the New Moon and bleeding are auspicious time to release the old and prepare for the new. What follows is a simple Cleansing Ritual that I learned from a Grandmother in Guatemala

It consists in showering or bathing with the intention to release any blockages on the 13 sacred joints.

BEFORE YOU START. Find your own words to set the intention. For example for the Left Ankle: I release everything that’s holding me back on my spiritual path. I now walk feeling guided and being taken care of. 

WHEN YOU ARE READY. With the right temperature, candles, flowers, incenses or anything else that makes this time sacred for you … we intent to release in the following order: 

Left Ankle: Spiritual Path; Connection with Mother, Motherhood, Earth, Spiritual Nourishment

Right Ankle: Physical, Career Path; Connection with Mother, Motherhood, Earth, Physical Nourishment

Left Knee: Spiritual Growth; Feeling Submissive

Right Knee: Material Growth; Partnerships for Growth; Obligation to be Submissive

Left Hip: Spiritual Advancement; Direction; Walking in Company of others

Right Hip: Physical, Career and Partnership Advancement; Direction; Independence

Left Shoulder: Spiritual Support

Right Shoulder: Partner and Family Support

Left Elbow: Dedication to spiritual activities; feeling loved; Communication

Right Elbow: Work, Career; feeling loved; Communication

Left Wrist: Security; Protection; Relationship with Father or Authority

Right Wrist: Work (small tasks – details); Relationship with Father or Authority

Neck: Communication, Connection with Higher Self

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{ Working with the Moon } – New Moon, preparing to manifest

Following the energies of the Full Moon last week (Yan energies), we prepare ourselves for the New Moon (Yin energies) on Friday 10 May.

We are 9 days away, and in the Mayan Tradition, number 9 represents the feminine energy (masculine represented with number 8). Number 9 brings the energies of realization, power, action and strength. Because today we start a cycle of 9 days, counting down towards the New Moon, I am sharing with you these notes – I thought you would like to make the most of this cycle we started together last week!

The New Moon (Yin energy) is a time of looking within yourself. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals. What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.

The New Moon next Friday will be enhanced with a Solar eclipse. Solar eclipses affect the subtle planes, so we may have more sensitivity those days. And we will certainly be protected, so use techniques you know for energy protections (carry stones, invoque your angels, etc).

A simple ritual I like to practice is setting up intentions to a white candle, that I will light as an offering on the New Moon day. During the 9 previous days, I light smaller candles and incenses as preparation for the day, each candle with intentions I want to work with towards the New Moon.

Some of you may have an altar at home, where you can gather meaningful objects or images of your intentions. Creating an altar is very simple: you only need a candle of light colour, water, whole rice or sesame seeds, you can add fresh flowers, pictures of your guides, stones. Make it beautiful and appealing to you.

If you start today the cycle of 9 days, you will need 8 small candles + 1 big candle for the moon. A cycle of 9 days will connect you with your cyclic nature.

True Womanhood

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.
A woman who listens to her needs and desires.
Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who acknowledges the past’s influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman.

– Patricia Lynn Reilly

Thank you my friend Kamy Lavanchy for this beautiful gift!

Humanity is waking up. Women are waking up.

Can you feel it?

Our hearts are opening. Everything around us is shaking. We are on the verge of a new, universal form of humanity. This process involves change & chaos inside & out. This process already begun, and it will continue for years

Was 2011 a year of changes or challenges for you? And 2012 a year of transformation and unexpected changes? Relationships, jobs, life plans are being shaken upside-down and inside-out

If yes, let me reassure you that this is all part of a birthing process, labour pains just prior to the emergence of a new way of being. Your soul is calling you to awaken to your authentic self, your higher self and your true purpose. This process is starting to affect millions of people all over the world & the process is escalating .

Love will be, in this new humanity, the force to transform and create.  We will share who we are and what we do from a place of Love. And do not worry, 2012 is not the end of the world. The Mayan’s prediction speaks about evolution .

My work is devoted to empower women.

Women are waking up and remembering to LOVE. Remembering to love themselves unconditionally, to value and honor everything women are, grounded in their femininity. The Grandmother told me, ‘only when a woman respects who she is will be able to take the space she wants. Women do not have to fight or struggle. But confrontations in the work-place and in relationships are normal. This is what happens when women start to wake up finding themselves in places that they do not want to be in anymore.’

A Grandmother I met in my last trip to Guatemala told me : “Women must understand and master their true power : Intuition + Vision (feeling and seeing) and practice it with kindness. “

She said that, in this new world, women are considered the agents of change. Women are the ones who will generate and transform the society. They will become the guardians of our communities. From a place of Love, understanding the Universal Laws and the Natural Cycles .

The time is now. We are all being called to step up & live consciously, positively. The energetic shifts & awakenings are accelerating & we need to build strong foundations to weather the challenges of our age.

Blessings of Love and Peace to your heart. The force of Love and the feel of Unity may be with you these days and stay forever.

Say Thanks !

Most people live their life going around unconscious, without noticing either their inner world or the outside world. When you are unconscious, you don’t really see all of what you have, all what the world has to offer.

Now that you have a practice to face fear with kindness and a practice to live in the present moment with an open heart so you learn from then, you are gaining the awareness that is needed to practice gratitude for all what you have, all what you are.

ADVICE #3 : LIVE IN A STATE OF ABUNDANCE & LOVE

Practicing gratitude for all you have is an anchor to stop, breath and reflect about the abundance in your life, and in the world.

It opens you up to possibilities, to opportunities for evolution. You will stop living in scarcity and in the fear of not getting enough .

The instructions for this practice include 2 rituals that I found are the most powerful to unlock transformation. They are very simple and please, feel free to create your own ritual .

A. The first one is carrying a Diary of Gratitude with you. In this diary, you will write down all the things you love in your life, and all the things you would love to have, happen, experience. It is important that you write them as if they were already happening within you.

Examples:
The universe is the source of …. and I am grateful for all of … I have now in my life.
I am grateful to the Universe for…….. and I am willing to share this with …….

You can write little sentences or words, in the morning or in the evening, on the go, at the office. The idea is to build up simple, little moments to reflect and contemplate all what you love in your life.

B. Another ritual is to organize Gratitude Dinners. These are very special events, where you become the source of love and you are in charge to spread it around ! The idea is to choose very special guests that share the same mind set and are ready to celebrate each other accomplishments and happiness. The power of these events is amazing, because you have to read out loud and toast what are you grateful for, the power of the words and cheers raises the vibration of all participants.

Think of 4 or 5 people you would like to share this experience with. Each of the guests has to bring along a list of things they are grateful for.

At the beginning of the evening, while everyone is with a low level of alcohol (remember is about consciousness!), make a toast for each of the points on everyone’s lists, when they ready it out loud. Something like:
    –    ‘I am very grateful for/to…..’
    –    ‘Cheers!’
    –    and then the next guest… until all lists are finished.
    –    Proceed to dinner and celebration.

Now that you are here, stop for a few seconds and think : What are you grateful for ?

Until tomorrow,

Stay light and live inspired,

Carolina Rodriguez Barros
Founder, Director & Glowing Master?Dare to Glow.com

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