Several years ago, I wrote a wish in my journal…
To have a job that involved my love for music and my passion for making playlists. I remember scoffing at the idea because I figured it was too late to become a DJ (also not true!) and I wasn’t quite sure how else I would monetize off making playlists.
Fast forward and here I am: Making playlists and teaching other womxn how to make playlists (along with all the other complex skills it takes to facilitate Embodiment.)
No dream is too small or too silly.
No desire is out of reach.
My mind would have NEVER been able to strategize how that would all come together… and yet by following all the places I was pulled towards, here I am training and teaching others in Embody. (By the way, we have ONE LAST SPOT in Embody Teacher Training. You can still apply here if last-minute is your sorta thing. Final deadline is Sunday, 4/26 at midnight Pacific.)
What desire… what dream have you not allowed yourself to embrace fully? – no matter how impossible it may seem.
Speaking of playlists, I have compiled all our recent Embody on Zoom class playlists for you. I dare you to put one of these on and stay still.
NADIA’S PLAYLIST (3/30) | NADIA’S PLAYLIST (4/9)
BRIA’S PLAYLIST | TASHA’S PLAYLIST | CAMILA’S PLAYLIST
STEPHANIE’S PLAYLIST | CARA’S PLAYLIST | KATELYN’S PLAYLIST
After Cara’s class yesterday, one woman exclaimed “Where have I been this whole time?!?!”
So I ask you… if you haven’t attend one of our Embody Online classes… WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!!
It’s the final two classes. If you haven’t sampled one of these classes, come join us. Dancing in community is SO CATHARTIC right now.
Nicole teaches on Monday (4/27) at 6pm EDT. I teach the final class on Thursday (4/30) at noon EDT. Use this link to join us on Monday or Thursday.
I know the world right now is frightening.
I know it can feel easiest to curl into a ball and stay there.
But I’m here to remind you that you have what it takes to ask for support where you need it.
And you have Embody as a practice to help pull you out.
Not through thinking your way out of it.
But moving your way out of it.
How does Embodiment help us now?
Pleasure allows us to be in the “Now”.
Feeling our anger allows us to cultivate an ability, in our nervous system, to stay steady and strong through the ever-changing chaos of unprecedented times.
Connecting to our scared inner Little Girl allows us to feel safe and loved within, instead of depending on external comforts and distractions.
All of these combined lead us to power.
And right now the world needs us to be powerful.
Not the old paradigm of power. No… That just crumbled.
The new paradigm. The one no one can take away from us. Not even a pandemic.
Here are some ways in which you can resource yourself or join our powerful army of Warrior Queens:
1) If you are finding yourself struggling, join one of our (donation-based) Embody Online Classes. Just show up to this link, (turn off your camera if you are shy) and move your body with other womxn doing the same.
2) Embody Teacher Training 2020. We begin May 11 and we have two spots left. The womxn who have joined so far are phenomenal. They are ready to change their lives and the lives of others through embodied leadership. From Lebanon to Australia, these womxn are visioning a new world where embodiment is queen. You can still apply here.
3) Gifting yourself a coaching session in April. (I only have 5 spots!)
I know in times like these, it can feel challenging to dish out money for things that feel like “luxury items” in your mind.
But think about it, is it a luxury to have your own daily embodiment practice so you can wake up inspiration and creativity and pivot your business/help you find the next job?
Is it a luxury to finally understand why each time you are stressed you end up eating the entire box of cookies and finally nourish yourself with pleasure instead of high-fructose corn syrup?
It is a luxury to lovingly put down the sword that has you battling uncertainty with controlling behavior & over-productivity – and finally find the trust within you?
What about if you are quarantined with your partner?
Is it a luxury to finally figure out why you seem to be fantasizing running far far away and never coming back – even though you know you love them?
Is it a luxury to have communication frameworks that help smooth out the day-to-day interactions so you can stop your secret eye-rolling?
What if I told you, you could even want to jump each other’s bones again? Yes. It’s true.
Everything we are currently struggling with is simply being magnified by the pandemic.
But don’t be fooled. These habits, beliefs, relationship dynamics and worldviews will stay even when life gets back to normal.
Gift yourself a chance to change that once and for all. Or just gift yourself a chance to take one small step in that direction.
I want this for you, which is why I’m currently offering single sessions – something I rarely do!
These are $111 and can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(I’m also offering 2 couples a chance to book a 3 session package with me for just $333 (normally $750).)
You have options.
Ask for support.
What does your scared inner Little Girl need?
What does your Soul need?
And how can you take one small step closer to asking for those?
You got this!
Gone are the distractions.
Gone are the comforts.
Gone are the days where the external landscape held us up.
This isn’t a competition in compassion.
This isn’t a competition in productivity or perspective.
This isn’t a survival of the fittest game.
Because physical or financial strength no longer wins.
The rules of the game have changed.
This is your journey back to grace.
Your journey back to love.
Your journey back to you.
The winners are those who are mastering their inner landscape.
Through tending to the soil of their being.
And planting the seeds of safety in their cells.
Through watering the love in their hearts.
And watching a new consciousness grow within.
I’ve been quietly tracking everyone’s experience in the last month. From client sessions to girlfriends to my own internal fluctuations.
Noticing the different fears that are causing contraction in our bodies.
And also noticing the sovereign centers of so many around me.
And also noticing their shame around feeling sovereign and centered.
“I actually feel resourced.”
“I’m doing better than before the pandemic.”
“I bizarrely feel more supported now than ever.”
Yesterday in Kundalini class, my teacher Sheel mentioned how we are constantly renegotiating our relationship to the earth’s magnetic field when we hold our arms up during long meditations.
She spoke about how in that process, we are essentially signaling to the earth that we can and are sovereign beings. But eventually, we also let our arms go because we are also part of the earth – and so gravity will eventually take a toll.
My sense is the same is happening for many of us. We are quietly re-negotiating our individual relationship to collective consciousness. We are all one and also we are separate.
The never-ending dance of being a human. Oneness. Separation. Oneness. Separation. And all the spaces in between that offer us growth.
The earth is recalibrating and since we are part of the earth so are our individual cells.
Divinity. Humanity. Divinity. Humanity.
We are never in one or the other completely. But instead, we are skipping and dancing back and forth like a game of hopscotch.
Allow yourself this game.
Allow yourself a lightness in the suffering.
Allow yourself a chance to laugh at your own humanity.
Allow yourself a chance to cradle your terrified inner child.
Give yourself permission to see the beauty in the tragedy. The tragedy in the beauty.
Give yourself permission to grow bigger as the world crumbles.
Give yourself permission to crumble as the world grows bigger.
There is no right or wrong. It’s all a dance. A hopscotch game.
So giggle. Weep. Let your heart break into a million pieces and then breathe in.
Breath into all of it. Let it infiltrate your cells.
Your broken heart is what the world needs right now.
Your hopeful sovereignty is what the world needs right now.
Your dance between oneness and separation. Love and Despair. Divinity and Humanity.
This is what the world needs right now.
More re-negotiating of our relationship to ourselves and mama earth.
Because like any relationship, when things aren’t working, we must sit down at the table and bring our broken hearts. Our fear. Our hope. Our sovereignty. And our love. In hopes of mending what isn’t working.
And offer ourselves to something greater.
Art by Tina Marie Elena.
(Mother Nature nr. 6)