I’m thinking of you, if you are reading this, it’s likely that you are a man or a woman of heart. We all are, but some are more inspired to live from this place than others.
I want to honour you as one of the tribe of hearts that is making a mark on this world. Whether you are doing it through your family or your work, or both, you make a mark. Know this. Your heart, your words, your actions leave an impact on this world, daily. There is no one like you. Not one. And if you feel downtrodden or disheartened at the moment, it’s not your fault, because it’s a mad world out there sometimes.
But there’s a brave new world, your inner world, the only one you really have any choice over that calls to you every day, in your whispers, your cries, your yearnings and your longings. Know you have a place among this fierce tribe, meeting your heart, whatever state it is in, is the only way to find your balance, your home, your true north.
As I write I am in Boulder Colorado. I’ve just come out of 5 days of training with a woman that has inspired me for more than 25 years, Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Her ground breaking 1993 book, Women who run with the Wolves spent years on the New York Times bestseller list and is published in over 45 languages. A Jungian psychoanalyst, activist and artist, her work is steeped in the ancient storytelling tradition and gives us inspiration for our lives through the hero’s journey. Dr Estés's work has profoundly influenced my writing and women’s work over the years (including Womantime Retreat), so to experience in person training with her will remain with me for life.
I feel inspired to come full circle and return to my roots - personally using Art and writing as a way of knowing on a day to day basis. In 1993 I graduated with a masters degree in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy. So all the work I do is experiential - being with the here and now, entering the body with awareness moment by moment. The body is so intelligent, so real. It never lies. It’s no surprise then why The Making Love Retreat® is so dear to me, the entire retreat is experiential, a safe space where couples can be present, aware and step authentically into their intimate relationships with heart.
So know that one moment, one hour, one day of feeling, being with and living from your heart is impacting this world. This is not some mushy endeavour, it’s fierce, powerful and strident, it gives life meaning. I encourage you to lay your hand on your heart now and say a little prayer for it, a little inner smile and I guarantee it will lift you for the rest of your day.
I'm really excited for 2020. I can feel something changing in the wind. And I can't wait to share with you. :)
All my love
Ps I’m taking names now for women who want to join me for my six month Womantime Immersion – here’s the link if you’d like to know more about this truly transformational way of honouring the woman you are. There will be some new changes to this journey, incorporating what has deeply inspired me here. I'll be sharing more of that in the months to come. April - Sept 2020 - Womantime Immersion [Now Taking Enquiries] It is advised that women have attended Womantime Retreat to participate in the Immersion.
Oh and ... My 4 day Womantime Retreat has 3 places left if you’d like to learn and apply ancient wisdom for the modern day woman. A getting back to self every woman needs to experience. Womantime Retreat 21st - 24th November 2019 [Book now]