I have made 44 trips around the sun, and I was unknown to myself for most of the journey. But making the choice to be present, for everything, changed everything. And I don’t know if I have ever felt more of myself than I do right now. Everything about the woman I am today feels delicious.
It’s Thanksgiving eve here in the states, so I’m not hosting a guest this week, but I am riffing on what it means to be fully expressed! It’s a short, sweet, must listen to episode… check it out:
Life always serves opportunities for expansion. Whether it be in love or business, at work or at home, the peeling back layers of yourself never ceases. But when you open yourself to the possibilities evolution is inevitable. And truth be told, you will evolve whether you choose to open yourself or not. But making the choice is a lot less painful…
Relationships are the cornerstone of the human experience. How we relate to one another and how we relate to ourselves creates the texture of our lives. Yet, we rarely invest the kind of time and attention that healthy relationships require. From neglecting our self-care to ignoring the changes in ourselves that create riffs in our pairing, relationships need to be tended, regularly.
The womb is a gateway, a portal from which souls reincarnate into flesh once more. A sacred passageway to and from the ether. The womb is a reflection of the Universe. A physical manifestation of the creative thread that unites every thing.
The Universe is not big on straight lines… neither are humans. We are made of complex darkness and stunning light. Our capacity for love is expansive, yet we resist. We are capable of creating amazing things, but we are equally capable of committing heinous acts. The human body is by far one of nature’s most brilliant creations, animated by the soul of the cosmos. Yin AND Yang. Light AND Dark. This AND That.
If you scroll through the newsfeed of your favorite social media platform you are likely to see people crying out for help, validation, and attention. The political infrastructure appears to be collapsing upon itself. Humans feel so invisible that they have replaced intimacy with status updates. And attention whoring has become a PSA for emotional bankruptcy.
Can you imagine what it would be like to live in your body, as you are now… but somewhere else? Living your current experience in familiar land offers but a singular perspective. But being you, in an entirely different environment would change everything.
Partnered sex can be a very expansive. Giving, receiving, and allowing pleasure ranks in the top 10 of human experiences. But it takes time, patience, and willingness to make sex good. Of course, good sex is subjective, as is bad sex. In any event, we can all agree that sex is better with a generous and considerate partner. It’s better when wants/needs/desires have been clearly communicated. And most importantly, sex is better when you “stay in the room.”
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Most of us aspire to be in the kind of relationships that make us feel nourished. Whether romantic, familial, or friends, we want to feel seen, heard, loved, and supported. But all too often our relationships fall short. Perhaps because we attract people who do not have the capacity to offer what we need. But if we’re honest, sometimes we are the ones who do not have the capacity to hold that which we desire most.
We are all dynamic creatures, so much more than we seem on the surface. But even knowing that humans surprise me every single day. Through conversations with others, I discover so much about myself. Which is exactly how I felt when I spoke with my new sisterfriend, Hilary Booker. And you get to ear hustle on that conversation in this week’s episode!