Can I share this with you, [First Name]?

All week I’ve been reflecting on this new phase we’re moving into: the sun coming into Leo and the birth of a fiery and active time for us all.

For some time I’ve been the resting lioness, gathering strength for the hunt. Maybe you have been too, [First Name]? So many women I’ve been talking to have been in this space. Collectively, we seem to have spent the winter breaking things down, stripping away all the things that bubbled to the surface last fall as no longer serving us. Spring followed as a season of incubation, of work being done underground, behind the scenes; and now… now we’re ready to roar.

Intuitive astrologer Virginia Rosenberg writes of this new lunar month:

Hold nothing back. Let the light in even more! Imagine the joy of being tasted at your fullness. Step out with passion and open your eyes to see the sun pour across another blessed day. We are strong. We are vital. We have the courage to walk, to run, to dance in childlike delight. We are invigorated. Bring forth the whole of life itself through the wondrous mask of your own essence.

For me, this realization culminated last Saturday, on the cusp of the New Moon in Leo, as I embarked on what has become a bi-annual ritual — I sat down to reflect on my Core Desired Feelings (ala the Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte). Actually, I didn’t sit down at all. It went more like this:

  1. Laid sheets of paper out on dining room table, one for each area of life — Livelihood & Lifestyle, Body & Wellness, Creativity & Learning, Relationships & Society, Essence & Spirituality
  2. Turned on some music — the BEGIN playlist from Rochelle Schieck’s Qoya :: A Call to Create program
  3. Danced
  4. Wrote
  5. Danced and wrote some more

 

What began as a deep dive exercise quickly turned into a celebration as I reflected on my current state of being, on how much I’m enjoying this time of my life. How grateful I am for all that I’ve done & experienced on my way here. Tears flowed at the realization that this, right now, is the best time of my life. (So far…) There isn’t a moment in time I would go back to.

As I danced around and scribbled down what I want to feel, do, be and experience in each area of life, I realized that for the most part, I’m already there. And what isn’t happening in my immediate experience is easily attainable, within my reach, just a small shift away.

Satisfaction. Elation. Pride.  

This experience is a far cry from the first time I did the exercise, so many years ago. I remember sitting on my bed writing furiously about all the things I wanted to be doing, feeling and experiencing, and I remember the exact moment that it hit me — like a 2×4 to the head — that I wasn’t doing, feeling, or experiencing any of those things. The being I was when I arrived on this earth, who remained alive and well in my mind — a creative, adventurous, free spirited soul — was not who I was in real life. Everything I wanted seemed a million miles away. Frankly, my day to day life kind of sucked. I was really unhappy. And I had no one to blame but myself.

“You know, it’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.”

― James Baldwin

Four years, three moves, one divorce, countless dates, a business sold, and eight Desire Mapping sessions later, it’s a whole new world.

And a whole new perspective.

What I once desired — heart-achingly craved, really — is now my everyday experience. Layers keep peeling back. Life keeps getting better and better. What once seemed an impossible stretch is now the norm.

Expansion is happening. Always.

I’ve gone from those beginning days of wanting to feel nourished and safe and free; to craving connection and the opportunity to make a contribution; to the desire to feel both rooted and expansive and fully integrating all the parts of me and my life, to this:

creative expansion
transcendence
receiving
seen

Can you see why I’ve been itching to share this with you?

It feels so… delicious and decadent — sexy even — don’t you think?

This is the phase of life I’m stepping into. And it feels. So. Good.

Now, what about you?

What do you want to be doing, feeling, experiencing in your life & business?

Are you feeling a desire for things to be different, or are you loving — LOVING — life just as it is?

Whether it’s a tickle of desire for a subtle shift you’re feeling or a desperate longing for massive change, here’s what I know for sure:

  • If we focus on what’s in front of us right now, getting the most joy out of this experience, the next perfect step will appear and it will feel like it was meant to be.
  • Things shift as we’re ready for them to do so. Not a moment sooner.
  • Things are constantly evolving whether we perceive them to be so or not.
  • We determine our own life experience. We can always choose the next best thing for ourselves. Always. No exceptions.

Are you feeling a desire for things to be different, or are you loving — LOVING — life just as it is?

Are you ready to to step into this new season and roar with me? What does that look like for you, and how can I support you in the process?

I’m so happy you’re here. We’re in this together ;)