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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 !

THE HEART OF THE LABYRINTH

by Nicole Schwab , Author of THE HEART OF THE LABYRINTH

” As everything she thought she knew about herself disintegrates: her health, career, family and identity, Maya embarks on a journey of discovery to the land of her ancestors. There, a mysterious Sage guides her through dreams, visions and lifetimes, to the heart of the labyrinth.

Coming face-to-face with her subconscious belief that being a woman is a threat, she understands that to step into wholeness she will have to reclaim the sacred feminine fire burning in her soul.

But what is at stake far exceeds her individual life: with it sits the fate of the Earth herself, waiting for the Priestess to be reborn.

A grand, soul-shifting answer to the hungry soul’s question: who am I? Maya’s story calls us back to a sacred, personal connection with the Earth.

Nicole Schwab is a mesmerising new voice for our times, offering a message of Earth-centered wisdom reuniting us with the divine feminine.”

Synopsis : The Heart of the Labyrinth

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Excerpt from Chapter IX Willakuti: The Return of the Sun

Saywa – “In the depth of the night, I arrived at the ruins. There was no moon and the sky was adorned with crisp stars twinkling through the icy cold of the vast plains. The Southern Cross magnificently parted the sky, right above the extensive temple grounds. A small group of men and women sat around a fire, most of them dressed in ceremonial clothing. They welcomed me in my native language and invited me to join them. I walked up the few steps leading into the main precinct and stopped before the eerie silhouettes of the ancient monoliths stoically holding on to their secrets, defying the passing of time. I marveled at the mysterious gate of the sun, a chiseled stone arch dancing in the glow of the crackling flames. It seemingly invited us to step into another dimension and leave behind all limitations imposed by our delusional minds.

More and more people kept coming throughout the night, drawn by a mysterious pull they could neither explain nor understand. They had simply followed their bodies, gathering around our fire with the unspoken faith of those who know they are about to witness something spectacular. I did not see them, but felt the growing human presence around me, and the bubbling energy of joint anticipation. My eyes were closed. As the fire slowly burned to the ground, I sat absorbed by the process of my purification from the past, shedding layer after layer of confusion, being led effortlessly into the deep dark void of pure creative potential. There, surrendered to the longest and blackest of nights, in the silent circle of our prayers, we waited. We waited for the return of the light.

Time stopped. There was no movement, no breath, no sign of life. Only the intense cold and the mute indifference of the stones mocking our impatience in the face of eternity. We held the void with all our courage, willing to hold it forever, trusting life to spring forth once again from the creative miracle of our minds. …”

The Heart of the Labyrinth,  by Nicole Schwab

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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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MINDFULNESS & PMS : accepting your cycle

The longing of a woman to feel connected with her nature, her creative forces, her body and her place in nature can often express itself in negative behavior if it is ignored. By returning to the intelligence and wisdom of her own body she is able to restore this connection, a sense of belonging and authenticity. She feels resourceful to shred her rigid identity to external achievements and re-create herself in a more holistic way, experiencing a new sense of wholeness and well-being .

Painful memories, negative thoughts and emotions simply reinforce the physical pain that a woman is experiencing every month.

One of the practices of the Self-Actualized Woman involves embracing her womb and cyclical nature to better live up to her potential every month, every day.

VISUALIZATION:

Lay down somewhere comfortable, wearing comfortable clothes, light some candles and soft incense or burning oil if you wish. Bringing your awareness to your physical body through your breath, feeling the expansion and contraction of your abdomen as you breathe in and out. Relax by breathing like this for a few moments, becoming aware of the pain and /or tension, and staying fully receptive of it. Place your hands gently where there is pain and/or tension. Now you can feel it even more. Breathe in those places : breath in gratitude for your cycle, breathe out releasing and letting go. Breathe like this for a few moments, notice if anxiety or resistance rises. Stay with it. Keep breathing. The pain will slowly ease. A powerful sentence you can whisper to those parts of your body, is “I feel you, I love you – I feel you, I love you” – stay with your hands there. Bring all your love, recognition and compassion to those areas in pain. 

Women had experienced that pain reduces practicing this visualization over time . Practice Mindfulness cycle after cycle and your whole attitude towards your cycle and your body starts to shift.

The changes are more profound that what you can imagine.

 

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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.

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