The Voice of the Feminine in 2018

The year 2017 was a year of transformation in my life including the deepening of my healing path blessed with love and partnership. All unfolded in the midst of the collective shadow surfacing, affecting our nation’s environmental, social, and political landscape. I pray to stay rooted and open, to feel both the joys and sorrows of living, to let the difficulties open our hearts rather than close them. I pray that the suffering we experience and witness wakes up the power of our voice and the sense of agency latent in our hearts.

This new year, I continue to feel the call to more fully inhabit myself, to open to the magic of nature as I venture into the unknown and soften to receive its many powers. Growing roots in a different land turns me more deeply towards the magic that unfolds and reveals itself when I follow trails of inspiration leading me on a path to the heart of all creation. New life invites us to risk who we are for who we might become. But we must give it our all.

I have been meditating on how to awaken to the magic that is already here, finding ways to lift the veils of separation inhibiting our experience of oneness within the exquisite multiplicity of our world. But alas, this sense of magic seems elusive, a foreign language, an ancient memory. Magic is the realm of the feminine. In a masculine world that praises control and expresses that which is linear, rational, productive, rigid and loud, how can we reveal the space for feminine flow that is organic, silky, wild, nourishing, intuitive, sensual and mysterious? What can we do to change the narrative that oppresses the feminine and activate that dormant part of us that can sense magic and sacredness all around?

Emptying out on a regular basis cleanses our lenses, lightens our heart, clears away the dust. Shedding and letting go of what no longer serves our life force allows us to trust, to risk, and dance with life, more fully, more joyfully. Slowing down invites us to inhabit a stillness that gives birth to our feminine nature ready to bless our relationships, our spaces, our offerings. Integrating art as a practice connects us to our souls. May nourishing the deepest parts of us give rise to wonderful creations. And may we remember to be kind to ourselves, each other, and this sacred Earth, Pachamama.

From the depths of women who feel the call of the feminine rises the voice of the Earth. It is an ancient voice, primal, dark, fertile flowing like a serpent from the womb, reclaiming the power of the land, moon, and stars.

To all our relations with love, aho mitakuye oyasin

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I would love to work with you if you feel the call!

The call of the wild – jungle in my home

Hello dear ones, In this fast pace world, many of us craving slower, more mindful living. Often called the Art of Slow Living, I like to see it as the call of the Wild, the call of the Sacred, the call of the Feminine.  It is entering a deeper field of energy. Nothing changes, yet…

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On the edge of the wild. The alchemy of plants

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On finding the right container to grow

Dear wanderers, It is spring and nature is bursting with life. And I realize I haven’t shared anything with you in over two months. It feels strange, like part of my life has been quietly simmering inside my heart. It also feels natural. How often we force ourselves to produce and thus ignore the rhythms…

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Beyond Decor | The Soul of your Space

“As with all my work, whether it’s a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I’m trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.”
 ~Andy Goldsworthy We need to illuminate the way we engage with…

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Feed your fire. Alchemy in the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a space of alchemy, transformation and magic, where we work with the ancestral element of fire. Here we witness the metamorphosis of ingredients turning into unique concoctions. Growing up in Peru, the kitchen was a communal place in the home, a space of storytelling, where different flavors mingled to express themselves. Native and Spanish as well as other cuisines influenced the exquisite mélange that is the earthy comida criolla of Peru.

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The sensual spiritual bathroom

feminine space

The bathroom can be the most neglected space in the house, evoking feelings of guilt, shame or plain fear. We often respond to this triggered emotions by over sanitizing this space; making it cold, sterile, bare, silenced, desacralized. Our dwellings seem to hide the bathroom or seek to subdue its design as we disconnect from body and soul. This is a call to celebrate the bathroom as a a place of flow, communion, transformation, self-care and well being for our sensual, spiritual selves.

Jun 30, 2013 | continue reading →

Ode to Feminine Space. An architecture of flow. An architecture of the feminine

We are sucking the soul out of our lives and not replenishing it. And yet we feel that something is missing, yearning for a different kind of experience of wholeness that deeply feeds, awakens, and revitalizes our souls. Are you longing for intimacy, deep communication, connection? This is an invitation to notice, liberate, express, and experience the feminine: the feminine dimension of our being, the feminine dimension of space, the feminine dimension of the sacred…

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Living Healing Gardens: Breathing life

The Earth yearns for each and every one of us. This post is about the transformation, restoration and renewal of our relationship to our community, our environment, our landscape, our home, our spirit. Ah, it is so healing and grounding to get back in tune with the soil & soul of the earth. Let’s nourish our souls from the ground up with: Artful, soulful, spirited wild gardens…

Apr 22, 2013 | continue reading →
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