Rhythms - Changing the Masculine/Feminine Paradigm
Rhythms is our signature coaching program.
It is a 9 month journey and retreat for women to explore and experience their true power.
WHY WE DO THIS
For far too long we’ve experienced a masculine driven model of what strength and power and success look like. All of us, men and women alike have been raised to believe that our feminine side is the weaker aspect of our selves; ‘don’t let your feelings show, boy’s don’t cry, that’s a man’s job, that’s a woman’s job, you run like a girl, don’t be such a girl, that’s not very lady like,’ and the list goes on. Essentially all things ‘strong’ are associated with the masculine energy. And this is simply not true.
Vulnerability, feeling our emotions, sharing our feelings, listening and receptivity, nurturing, trusting our intuition and being compassionate are feminine traits that embody just as much strength and power as the masculine traits of courage, assertiveness, confidence, logic and reason, independence, discipline and fighting for what you believe in.
The problem doesn’t lie in the masculine or feminine powers; it lies in the imbalance of either one of them. The problem is that we’ve been deceived about the true power of our femininity. No other female species in the animal kingdom has been suppressed like ours has. Females are fierce and wild and free. They are not only the child bearers and rearers, they are also often the leaders and hunters in their societies; just look at lionesses, elephants and honeybees. Meerkats, hyenas, orcas, ants, bonobos and lemurs also follow a matriarchal system.
Nature has a balance; a rhythm. We too have a balance, but because we’ve so long suppressed the feminine side , we’ve limited and stifled our true selves. Our innate rhythm is right under the surface and yet it’s been unrecognizable. It’s time to hear and feel and embrace this rhythm within us and reharmonize our lives.
It’s time to awaken the powerful woman inside of us. She’s compassionate… and courageous. Her vulnerability IS her strength. She’s intuitive and allows her emotions to flow without repression or shame, then permits these strengths to help guide her decisions as she actively creates her life.
It’s opening up to receive all the wisdom and strength that’s already within us.
It’s a journey into ourselves that reveals our inner truth and connects us back to our higher selves.
This is the experience of Rhythms.
HOW WE DO THIS
Nine months is a powerful passage of time for a woman. In this time she can conceive, nurture and birth a child. There’s fire and magic and harmony in this. Having the capacity to support life growing inside of us is nothing short of a miracle! A miracle!!! This makes us special.
Maturing into our cycle of becoming a woman and then synchronizing with the phases of the moon approximately every 28 days is no coincidence. Each month we shed the old to make space for new growth and potential. And while it may not always be pleasant, it’s certainly not dirty or shameful. It’s our natural rhythm. This makes us special.
Did you know that about 70% of the human body consists of water and about 70% of the earth is covered in water? That the moon’s relationship with earth is what controls the tides of the oceans? Are these scientific phenomena’s not mysterious and beautiful? Are they not just a perfect part of nature? Why is it then that it’s so hard to accept the wondrous miracles that are living inside of us every moment and flow more naturally with these forces?
We only need to look at nature to see it’s perfect rhythms in force and at play. Nature is a masterpiece. We are a masterpiece. When we can but tune into our rhythms and cycles we discover our balance and a deeper, more meaningful connection to our mother earth and father sky, our connection to all beings and our more intimate connection to our higher self and our source.
No one can give these secrets to us. We must seek and explore of our own volition to find these personal truths and walk our path in a balance of grace and power.
And likewise no one can do it alone.
At the tender age of 18, I found myself hiking to a meadow after a very emotionally painful experience. I was there in desperation. I knew I was a complete and utter mess. Something turned on inside me. Right then and there I surrendered to the realization that I was lost and I needed to find a teacher; not just a teacher, but a path that I could wholly devote myself to, to become who I knew I really was inside.
That was it! I planted the seed.
I never lost faith in it and I actively started attuning myself to the signs around and within me. There are messages guiding us everywhere when we have but the eyes to see them, the ears to hear them, the senses to feel them and the faith to believe them.
I wouldn’t be writing this right now if I hadn’t achieved that deep longing in my soul, and having actualized that delicate seed into existence, I came around full circle and dedicated my life to mentoring others. My mentor not only changed my life, but saved my life from a heritable dark cloud that loomed out in front of my horizon.
When you grow up in a dysfunctional family and the world is showing you just this one path, you can feel trapped. It can appear that there’s no way out… but there is.
You may not know how to get out… just know that you can. And yet no, this is not it. It’s not that you can… it’s that you will!
My destiny was all laid out in front of me. Since birth I was surrounded by alcoholism, drug addiction, poverty, drama, chaos, codependency, victimization, complacency and apathy. I could have succumbed. It would have been easy. It was all too familiar.
But I didn’t.
I knew I was more than all of that. I knew there was more to life than following in the footsteps that went before me. I was compelled by an insatiable desire to forge my own path. I would break the chains that my family had constructed generation after generation. And here is the most important piece to remember: you don’t have to know how you’re going to do it, just that you are.
Unfortunately, all of my 8 siblings remained under the dark cloud. This is sad, but it was their choice. We all have the choice to make excuses for our behaviors or to take responsibility for them. We can choose “I can’t help it; I’m like this because this is how I was treated as a child” or… “as a result of being treated this way as a child, I decided to do this instead.” One is victim thinking and the other is empowered thinking.
Today I work to empower people, especially women, because I know how trapped one can feel when they are stuck somewhere in their life. It can be their job, their relationships, their social standing, financial status, health or even their identity. It doesn’t matter what it is, there’s always a way out. There’s always a solution. And that’s my job… to help them see it. I want the women I work with to wake up and in their heart say, I love being me!
Listen to your soul… it’s calling you.
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