connection, relationship, magnetizing, rest, listening, pleasure, savoring,
embodiment, earthy, leaning back in, feelings, flow, sensual, appreciating…
These words grace an index card at my desk. What do they all have in common? The expression of yin, or feminine energy. The words are written in red, orange, and pink, further inviting a luxuriating and rich experience.
When you read those words, how do they land?
Most of the time, my mind jumps in and says something like: “Sounds nice, but who has time for all of that?”
When I do take the time to take them in, I feel myself leaning back in. I feel myself landing in my female body. This body, just as she is right now. And the more I land, the more I feel these qualities…
Our masculine-oriented culture emphasizes their opposite: independence, autonomy, selling, action, speaking, working, analyzing, head-orientation, detachment, pushing forward, thinking, goal-focused, practical, competing…
When you read those words, how do they land? I feel overwhelmed and tired…
As women, we are often so immersed in the masculine culture we live in that we forget our feminine birthright, the feeling of savoring the art of living in a female bodysoul.
Read those feminine words once again. Breathe them into your body, into your heart, into your soul. Linger in them. Luxuriate in them.
When we, as women, own our feminine essence, we are more resourced. We are more who we truly are. We are more able to operate in a masculine-driven culture without losing our balance, without losing our way.
How might you invite more of your feminine essence, more of who you really are, into your life in this New Year? What baby steps could you take to inhabit your feminine bodysoul more?
If you would like support, I would be happy to accompany you:
- With my Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching, and
- In my seasonal The Way of the Happy Woman® Retreats—the next one for Winter on Saturday, January 31st from 2:00-5:00 pm in St. Paul, MN.
5 thoughts on “New Year 2015—Reconnect with Your Feminine Essence”
Thank you, Katy. I find that the fastest way to get to my feminine side is to slowly feel my body from the inside, like a hand in a glove. It calms me down and helps me find my own rhythm in the demanding world of needing to be primarily analytical.
feeling from the inside out is how i inhabit my feminine more, too, but that metaphor makes it even more palpable for me–thank you! lots of New Year’s love and blessings!
really beautiful post, thank you! aleya
so glad you enjoyed it! what resonates in your experience?
well i’ve definitely been seeing those beautiful colours more and more – pink and orange, in my mind’s eye. 🙂 and also just allowing myself to sit and do ‘nothing’ – which has always been a challenge for me, but now feels like…relief. it’s a new way of being, yet one that is so intrinsic – it’s been waiting patiently to awaken. ❤ thanks again! aleya
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