Posts Tagged as: awakening
Hello beautiful ones,
We earthlings are naturally wired to be drawn to spaces that nurture our life force. This winter, I can’t help but feel its call to dive in within the crevices of my heart in spaces and places that nourish my soul. Are you feeling the same pull?
I am feeling drawn to explore the bedroom as a realm of sleep, rest, and dreamtime—a space that not only serves to nurture our physical bodies but one that also acts as a portal to other realms within ourselves and the universe, a space that catapults us into deeper states of being.
In the spell of the sensuous
This post is an invitation to discover the bedroom as the quintessential feminine space (yin), a sacred space we mostly inhabit at night, under moonlight, with our eyes closed, as we succumb to the call and spell of the sensuous, the unconscious. The bedroom beckons us every night to empty out and emerge reborn in this space of regeneration and mystery, a safe cocoon that shelters our being in our most vulnerable state—sleep. We come in depleted and emerge renewed, invigorated, alive. It is in this space where we dream, pray, love and get revitalized. It is this magical space that cradles our soul in the night so we can live more fully awakened in the day.
How do we infuse our bedroom space with love so that it becomes a sanctuary for our life?
“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~Mary Oliver
The bedroom is that space that awakens the wild in us. A part of us goes to sleep and another part of us takes over in the space that tantalizes our senses, calms our minds, soothes our spirit and tickles our imagination, where the softness that feels nourishing on our naked skin feeds the animal in all of us, where this close contact helps us let go and surrender our days burdens, concerns, worries to voyage and dissolve into the night in a way that restores our whole being.
I personally wish for a more organic architectural language in the bedroom (and bathroom) where we have the opportunity to slow down and get in close contact with the organic nature of our naked selves and flows. May you find inspiration in these bedrooms. Most of these spaces still have hard edges, but they are softened by the quality of light, textures, colors, plant life, patterns, art, symbolism and a sense of narrative— all of which are woven together to create a rich multi-sensory experience that is soulful and offers a more feminine way of inhabiting the world.
All that now exists was once imagined.
Dear ones, what symbols could you invite into your bedroom that could help awaken the fulness of your being?
As we come to close one year cycle and open up a new one, may your bedroom serve to cradle your heart, renew your soul, and witness your spirit blossoming this 2015.
Wishing you bright, spacious beginnings with love,
“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” Buddhist proverb Ever since the French philosopher René Descartes delcared “I think therefore I am,” the dualistic split between body and mind was affirmed, and the superiority of mind declared supreme. No wonder we have also come to despise darkness and glorify…
Death is part of life, and yet, it is the ultimate OTHER. DEATH: Unfortunately, an ugly, unspoken word in our culture, still taboo in our glorification of only one aspect of manifestation, which really thrives in the embrace of both life and death kissing each other. There is no creation without dissolution; they are the yin and yang & the ebb and flow of life forming the natural rhythm of the world.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost…There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. ~ Martha Graham
It is time to go beyond paying lip service to feminine principles and really put them into action. What stands between our sleep and our awakening is just a song away. Listen up, listen deep with your heart dear ones: “In the distance a hum, the soft sound of people waking up: waking up to…
It is Women’s History Month and I’m excited to share words from strong women who lived poetic lives. Some quotes reverberate like waves crushing against the shore of my consciousness, bringing new life to the surface, from the depths of being. I love mermaids and I love the depths from where they come from.
“I must be a mermaid…have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living” ~Anais Nin
So happy to have Infused with Spirit, this kind Earth be my first post in my Unleashing Flow Series! ..I once had a vision, the kind that melts your mind and opens the gates of your heart, wide..And it occurred to me that up until that moment I hadn’t realized something so primal, so imprinted in the memory of my cells. My feet long to walk on the body of the sacred earth and bless her as she breathes in and out, rapt in the beauty of our awakening.
What inspires you and where do you find beauty? I am fascinated by the encounters with the natural and art filled world. I present to you my journey through Art Basel Miami, Dec. 2011. Art Basel is an art show originally from Basel in Switzerland, with art from around the world.
I love secret gardens, all gardens, parks, wild pockets of nature in the city. These healing spaces make me feel at home. I grew up with my very own garden as a child, my love affair with nature started really young. Today, I want to take you on a journey through an enchanting place I fell in love with recently, a magical secret garden: Coral Castle in Miami.
We need to look back in order to see forward. Looking back is a gift of reflection, meditation and awareness. What you find can fuel your journey with the fire of inspiration, with the taste of surrender to the current of life and mystery unfolding moment to moment. My word for 2011 was: ripening. I…