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A Beautiful Journey

She recognizes herself

as the main creator of her masterpiece

Her masterpiece is her Life

She engages herself in a journey of liberation from the past

that is empowering and revealing

She wants to dig deep, remember her essence

and clearly see why she is here

She nurtures herself

and her relationships

Her business and career are

a Soulful expression of her mission

for this lifetime

She is many women at once

She is all women at once

She lives in sisterhood

Her body is her temple

Nature is her best friend

She doesn’t hold anyone

responsible for her life

She is the one

she was waiting for

Here she is. In you.

Waiting to be awakened.

Welcome Home.

 

The Self Actualized Woman

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Redefining Letting Go

I hear it again and again in my private practice, workshops and spontaneous conversations. How difficult is to let go of things, situations, relationships… How do you actually do it?….

What if letting go is not about forgetting the wounds, closing doors to past relationships or situations  but more like embracing them? If we can shift to a new way of practicing letting go, resentment, bitterness and separation are transformed into a feeling of wholeness and gratitude. I had experienced that again and again myself and clients receiving the DNA rectification as well.

What is needed is to think about INCLUSION: all situations, all relationships, everything you had experienced until today are part of you. And each of these experiences has two polarities, as the Mayan Elders taught me. We are very well trained to focus on the negative, we have built mechanisms to escape. When we choose to focus on the positive, inclusion happens and the letting go comes natural.

The mistake most people make is to focus on letting go what doesn’t work, what hurts… the negative pole. That very act is already feeding the memory strengthening the attachment to it. So in the process, we build up all kind of stories that become “excuses” or reasons to keep that memory, relationships or situation around, making the “letting go” difficult.

What if the “ultimate letting go” is about letting go of judgment and self-criticism? The transformation is now coming by integrating.

INCLUSION is the word : include all past relationships, experiences and situations that left any kind of bitterness, resentment or wound by having a dialogue with yourself, in a quiet place:

  • I understand this xxx happened FOR me
  • describe the situation
  • what where the emotions and thoughts associated with it?
  • what did I learned? what positive qualities did I developed thanks to this event?
  • write them all down on paper – finish with “I AM GRATEFUL”
  • burn the paper
  • MOVE ON knowing that that very thing is part of who you are today.

Developing the skill of INCLUSION is crucial at this time of rapid change in our lives. We now don’t have much time to stay attached to old things, situations and relationships. I see in my practice all sort of physical symptoms (new or old ones re-appearing), sending clear messages that time has come to listen to them in order to move on in peace, harmony and beauty! So, as you walk forward, practice INCLUSION, developing your full potential and becoming everything you already ARE.

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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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Body Work that reduces PMS

The practice of the Self Actualized Woman consists in a sequence of restorative, calming and cooling postures to naturally alleviate any tension during the Creative Phase .

— Sitting forward bends done restfully with the head supported
— Lie back over a support to open the chest and extend and/or spread the abdominal region
— Lie on a mat and relax the lower back thanks to the force of gravity by lifting up and supporting the coxis area

As you practice this postures, breathe deeply : EASE as you breathe in, RELEASE as you breathe out. Cramping and heaviness in the abdomen slowly disappear bringing positivity and mental alertness.

Authentic Feminine Power

At the core of the Self-Actualized Woman practice are the four archetypes that made us whole as women. The Maiden (or Virgin) is the archetype that bring us endless energy to conquer the world. Enthusiasm, vitality, self-confidence and a tremendous power of influence. She is our analytical and rational mind. She knows the power of our presence as women, using all the resources she has to get what she wants.

This archetype is the one that supports most go getters and high-achieving women : In all these years of coaching corporate women and independent professionals, the number one thing clients are asking for is a more authentic way of being a woman – or using the femininity – without being “vulgar” or “taken for granted”…

In the beginning this always amazed me, and honestly I couldn’t really understand at first: being myself a go getter, a designer, ex model and body awareness practitioner, the idea of femininity being a weakness or threatening was not in my circle of reality. Soon I started to study European women’s point of view so I could understand and help in a much more effective way. 

When I understood the reasons of this point of view, I was not really satisfied so I had to look  back in our evolution and into very ancient teachings – what today I call the Grandmothers. How they explain why women are so afraid and do not trust their own power rooted in their own femininity.

Our grandmothers say that women lost their power and confidence when they started to wear trousers and walked away from the fire. For them, skirts is much more than a garment. A skirt is the symbol of power, of connection, roots and strength. It is what makes woman unique AND different from men. When women started to wear trousers, they were hopping to get the same opportunities than men, the same rights … forgetting their most sacred duty : to be true to her essence. The patriarchal society was born, and with it we became all lost in an endless egoistic battle for power (to do what?), recognition (to become who?) leading at the end, to isolation and separation.

Yesterday at the Self-Actualized Woman Cycle , the session was dedicated to the Maiden archetype and her energies, believes and behavior through us. Once again, it was empowering and enriching for us all to explore her in each of us through the bodily experience of her energy, to receive her messages that answered important questions to each participant.

The main believe that we explored in the circle was around seduction & manipulation, as if they are both the main characteristic of femininity.  Both in my private practice and in my circles and workshops, I work with incredible women with incredible careers and achievements of all kind, longing for loving relationships, for having kids (before it was to late), for having more peace of mind, creativity, time for themselves, or enjoying a much more healthy lifestyle. When exploring their personal roots to the disempowering beliefs around femininity, we found them in their relationship to their father (authority, leadership), to being born to a family who wanted a boy, or being the first daughter to parents who divorced too early and she took care of her siblings -to name the main ones.

I invite you to explore for yourself the meaning you give to and memories associated with the following terms, that define the Maiden in you : 

Femininity
Power
Success
Mind
Body
Manipulation
Seduction
Authority
Achievement

The conclusions of the circle were that we can actually develop our Authentic Feminine Power when we shift from any superficial image of ourself, when we get rid of old labels and stereotypes, and we dare to define on our own terms what kind of dynamic woman we want to be.

The Self-Actualized Woman does not rule the world. She is the world herself. And she creates her reality as she walks her own and unique path.

The practice of the Self-Actualized Woman- Body Mapping

BodyMappingSAW2The Self-Actualized Woman travels in her body. She gains full awareness and inner power. Her Body Map becomes the creative support that witness her process and allows her to explore and creatively communicate the stories that she lives in her body.

She knows that a woman who does not know her body and the power that inhabits it, can never develop her inner powers … For her, it is essential to heal this missing link. She wants to learn the value of each of the things that happen to her, the messages received through her body…

The Self Actualized Woman embodies everything that she is as a woman.

She has stopped to see herself as weak,  dirty or less … She stood up and raised for what it is true to herself !

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{ Working with the Moon } – Earth-Moon-Womb connection

Woman is Earth-Moon in essence. To learn from her Earth-Moon womb, a woman must hold fast to vessel of perfect intuition with which she is gifted from birth. Moon essence essentially unveils her nature as gentle and receptive. This has often been viewed by the patriarchal mind as emotional feebleness and lack of intelligence. On the contrary, the ancient wisdom remind us that this sensitive powers transform all dream potential into Earth powers. Therefore, the Moon Lodge manifests the profundity of the feeling realms, and makes the invisible perceptible through the opening of the womb’s eye within. A woman in the Moon Lodge learns to see with her womb’s eyes…
When, our of fear, guilt and shame a woman ignores her Moon Lodge, she hopelessly isolates herself from her circle of women. A woman may erroneously imagine that, in order to be equal to man, she must obtain the same opportunities that he enjoys. This is understandable, after 5400 years of “teachings” that this is the way to fulfilment. Yet she disconnects slowly from her very core, loosing her power, inspiration and motivation, to finally be impossible to recognise her own dreams and desires.
Women on their way back to themselves, must have their own women’s circles and step into their creative powers again.

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Inside every woman

“Inside every woman, grows a secret life, a powerful force filled with good instincts, creativity, passion and eternal wisdom. Is the Wild Woman, a species in danger of extinction, due to the constant efforts of society and corporations to civilize women to fit rigid roles that override her instinctive essence.  …” -Clarissa P. Estes 
 
I agree with Dr. Estes. Many times in my life I found myself forcing my energies to fit into someones expectations or unwanted situations loosing my center in the process, feeling tired, sad and unable to see a way to be “more authentic”. It is only when I understood why I was feeling like that  with a new awareness that I could clearly see and move away from those situations. Do you know someone who has felt the same way?
 
A woman is cyclic by nature: from moments to ecstatic and focused mind to moments of emotional outburst, vulnerability, high magic and creativity. When a woman is not aware of her essence, she looses herself in the process giving too much of herself to everyone but her… Because the truth is that women deeply care. We support and we receive, we learn and we teach, we lead and we follow. We are women at the top and women on her way. And we are all significant to our men, children and communities.
 
What if you could know when to take decisions, when you are most influential, when you can start something new and lead, when you are receptive, when it is time to go within… ?
 
I personally invite you to experience the most beautifully crafted and empowering cycle for women – the Self-Actualized Woman Cycle if for women of all ages and walks of life willing to be “more authentic”, centered and joyful. 
 
You have today the opportunity to create a liberating practice, in a safewarm and creative space where you open up to your feminineauthentic powerembracing each other’s strength and vulnerability. A space where we see ourselves in each other and we allow our true self to be seen.