SoulBody Journey: Part 2

Dear Wise and Wild Soul,

I have landed in the Forest.  She is Wild and Free and the Greatest Teacher I have ever had.  She, in the short time we have lived here ( 3 weeks ) is already uprooting old beliefs as I begin to settle into a new life, inside of me and outside of me.

Slowly, slowly finding my way.
Grounding into my Heart.
Finding my Way back into me.

Thank you for your patience as it took a lot longer than we anticipated to get our internet set up for me to bring you Part 2 of my SoulBody Studies!
If you need a refresher on Part 1 please see
SoulBody Laboratory: Part 1 Here


Putting these discoveries into words has been healing and revealing for me as well.

Remembering, again, who I truly am ~ a  Divine Soul in a Human Body.
A messy and magical pairing that I wouldn't trade for the World and yet, sometimes I have NO idea how to navigate.

Notice when you read below, what resonates with you? What does not?
What give you goosebumps or brings tears to your eyes?
What makes your feminine come to life?
What makes your Soul feel acknowledged?

If you are here, reading this message, it is because you are meant to be here. 



SoulBody Laboratory : Part 2

Soul Embodiment Follows the Path of Love.

Self~Care.  Self~Love.  Body appreciation.  Soul acknowledgment.  Being in presence with Life.  These are not just new age spiritual cliches. These are some ways we get closer to dropping into the Path of Loving ourselves. When we are truly and Soulfully caring for ourselves we feel more "here", now in the moment.  Our Souls settle into our bodies because it is a safe and loving place to be.  In contrast, when we are over focused on the “to~dos", fitting into the cultural model of what we think real beauty is, and over-pushing ourselves, often some of our Soul Parts "leave" our bodies, leaving us feeling ungrounded, frazzled, depressed, anxious and not fully “here”. We even refer to those gruelling times as "Soul Sucking".  This is a cycle that we flow in and out of. It's Life.  And Loving ourselves in the way of self~care over time invites our Souls back home and we feel more ourselves and present in our lives.

This Subtle Journey is Unique for Every Woman.

No two Souls are alike.  This journey is YOURS and only YOURS. Sovereign and power~filled from your own experiences  There is no method to follow. No 5 steps to finding your SoulBody Truth. It’s organic and natural and Yours alone.  Your SoulBody your guide.  Rooted in the Earth and your original wisdom.

Our Body and Soul speaks in Images.

Our original way of communicating was through image.  And this is how our Souls “speak” to us, both in the dream world and when we are deeply immersed in our bodies ( out of logical thinking mind and immersed in our feeling / knowing / visionary body ).  Our imaginations are NOT PRETEND.  Our imagination is our superpower and reveals symbols and metaphors that we can interpret when we begin to look through the lens of the heart rather than the mind.  Sufi's, Sages and Mystics all over the world, since the beginning of time have had visions and apparitions.  You are NO different.  The Images that come through to you might be seen, felt, known or sensed.  We as sentient beings have many ways of perceiving messages from the invisible world.  Trust what feels like Truth to you.


We have Always Been Here

As we all know, Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
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WE are made of energy.  So we have ALWAYS been Here.  Since the beginning.  When we truly acknowledge the potency and potential of that truth then we can begin to open ourselves up to 13.8 billion years of experiences and information.  Each of us can recall unique slices of time that are meant to be brought forth into this slice of time now for us ALL to grow and learn from.


Trust the Invisible.

Trust in what you can’t explain but can understand bone deep.
Trust in the stories written so poetically within your heart, which you can’t yet put words to.
Trust in the images that reveal themselves to you, and believe in thier medicine.
Trust in what you feel in your brilliant Body.
Trust in the parts of you that "inform you" no matter how soft the voice may be.
Trust in the "coincidence" or synchronicities that make life feel magical.
Trust in yourself. You are the greatest teacher you could ever ask for.

Dance Her

Freedom in movement allows our bodies free expression.  The dance floor becomes the playground for our Souls.

To play.
To laugh.
To cry.
To savour.
To be still.
To be wild.
To be sexy.
To remember.
To forget.
To have fun.
To feel deeply.
To become.
To let go.
To dance the dance we came here to dance.

 Movement has been my Laboratory for all my SoulBody Discoveries.  When we really listen, our SoulBody will reveal great truths.  Her subtle and potent messages only we can decode, yet all of us can benefit from. You, dear one, have greatness to share, medicine the entire planet is waiting for, and that medicine is YOU
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BIG EXHALE.

 Listen closely sister, She is always speaking to you.

Soulfully
Michelle

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SoulBody Journey: Part 1

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Dear Wise and Wild Soul,
 

I hope you have had Soul dreams a-plenty this New Moon, and perhaps even a chance to take in the magical, beautiful night-time light-show of the Perseids meteor shower last night!

Over the last several months I have immersed myself in what I call my "Soul Body Laboratory." 
This Laboratory is not clinical, or stark.  It is a Wild and Natural place full of life, wonder and curiosity. 

It is a place where I explore ideas, follow intuitive hunches and listen deeply to the wisdom from my Soul Body Knowing. 

When I am in my SoulBody Laboratory I tune out external distractions and tune into the subtle messages coming from my Soul and from Life herself. 

My hypothesis for many years of inquiry has been (and continues to be) ~

"Can an embodied experience, full of rich and diverse explorations (Free Movement, Free Dance And Deep Stillness) create a space for deep listening that guides us back to the Truth of who we Originally are (before culture changed us)?

And what I have discovered from my SoulBody Studies (so far) is this ( Part 1 )  ~

Our Bodies are Oracles of Wisdom,
and sensations / feelings are the portal INTO the wisdom that our SoulBodys desire to share.  Sensations and Feelings are how are Bodies "speak".  And through deep listening we have the capacity to decode the messages that reveal themselves when we are in movement or deep presence with ourselves.

Our Bodies store EVERY experience we have every had.
Not only the experiences from this life time, but from the beginning of your Soul’s time in this Universe (I know, that is huge)  Our logical mind likes to discard Soul Rememberings because they “don’t make sense” but our Bodies KNOW our Souls.  They belong together.  And for our Souls to grow in this life time, we must recall and remember our purpose for coming here to Earth.

Our SoulBody is Organically connected to the Earth and Her Rhythms. 
The Season, The Elements, The Cycles of the Moon, Plant Life and Animals are our guides to having a deeper and more intimate connection to Life Herself.  Getting out of 4 walls and back into nature brings us Home to ourselves in a way NOTHING else can.  We were Wild Once, and we Must become native to our Land again in order for the Health of our planet to be restored.  Mother Earth is our Original Mother and the Mother to us all. When we return to Her and recognize Her as an Essential part of our Life we can attune to ourselves AS the Creators of Life and the Lovers of Life (Just like our Mama Earth).


Your Soul-Journey/Evolution/Discovery can only happen in Sacred Time.
The SoulBody Journey can not be hurried.  The mysterious and intentional ways of Soul is perfectly orchestrated for each and every one of us.  The times when we are uncertain or feeling stuck are JUST as much a part of the journey (If not the most important part) as the moments in bliss.  We must go through the dark to get to the light, then back into the dark again.  The SoulBody journey Cycles like the Day and Night.  TIME AND TIME AGAIN we must be willing go into the dark in order to re-emerge into brighter and clearer light.

Sigh.....That's a LOT! 

Let's take a pause there and dance it out!

Put on some loud music you LOVE and let your Body MOVE in a fun, quirky, sensual, raw and real way. A way that makes you feel MORE like yourself.

Part 2 will be coming next week (or as soon as I get my internet set up in our new home! :)  

Soulfully, 
Michelle

Movement As Prayer

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Dear Radiant Sister,


Each one of us comes to movement for a difference reason. Some days it's to release tention, some days it's our time to play and explore.  Some days it's about diving into our emotions and sensuality and some days we aren't even sure of the reason, but we know our SoulBody is asking to be heard and felt through movement.

Movement is a natural and vital form of expression.  The number one reason we feel we "can't" dance is because we have forgotten what it feels like to feel free in expression! 

For thousands of years we have come together and danced!  Shamans dance for rain, people dance for religious ritual.  Woman danced for the crops to grow, tribe danced to celebrate a birth or transition to the afterworld.  Still in many places in the world people use Movement as Prayer.  Dance is a form of Soulful expression.  It can act as a medicine to restore our personal power, the power of our communitiy, and the power of the earth.

Our world right now is at a time where power needs to be rebalanced.  True Power.  The Power that is Soulful, Loving, Inspiring, Life-Giving, Compassion and in Communion with all of life.  Not the "power over another" that is life-taking, full of greed and corrupt energy, but the power that comes from joining together and connecting to our deep roots.

 True Power unites us as one collective community.  

With the Power~Full #metoo movement unifiying many women to come forward and speak their truth, I have also really been inspiried to move toward greater truth with both myself and all those in my life.  I am speaking up for what I believe and taking right action to make postive changes in the world.  

It has also inspiried me to
DANCE MORE
Take up even MORE F*CKING SPACE
MAKE NOISE (#timesup)
Let my Body express in ANYWAY she desires

And... My Movement has become My Prayer.  I dance to nourish the earth, I dance to pray for a situation I need resolution with.  I dance to restore equalitiy on our planet. 

Movement As Prayer. 

Under the Fullness of Full Blue Blood Moon, what do you want to Pray for in your Movement?  Allowing your Body to unapologetically express, ask for your deepest Soul Desires with the curve of your hip.  Feel into your emotions as you toss your hair.  Unleash and Celebrate while your feet stomp....This is your SoulBody's Prayer.  
All you have to do is Let Go and Allow. 
Shine, Sister, Shine.
I will be dancing along with you under the fullness of the Moon.

Movement As Prayer
I Carried This for Years ~ Ibeyi
There Will Be Time ~ Mumford & Sons
Praying ~ Kesha  

P.S. And maybe even let out a howl while your at it! xo

In Wildness,
Michelle 

 

2018 The Year of the Radiant Wild Woman

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Dear Radiant Sister,

Happy New Year!

For some the New Year is a time of year for goal setting, resolution making and planning for the year to come.  Others (like me) have let go of the goals and resolutions and this time of year is a time for reflection and presence.  No matter what your New Year beliefs or traditions are, most of us can agree that we can feel a shift of energy as we enter a New Year.

What I find especially curious about this particular new year is that we are entering this year alit by the radiance of the Full Moon.  I see this as an invitation to take a seat in our Full Radiance, unapologically Shinning.

It is a time to celebrate the gifts each of us carry with reverence and gratitude, as your unique gift alights the World, even in darkness.

Coming into this New Year on a Full Moon has many more archetypal meanings that might give us some clues to our personal SoulBody Journey for 2018.  See what lights your up inside when you read over them.  Remember, your Body feels your Soul's excitement first!

The Full Moon Represents:
 Shining in Full Radiance
Being in Full Bloom
Expression of Full Potential
Expansion
Illumination of Darkness
 Celebration of Light
 Lunar Consciousness/Feminine Consciousness
New Beginnings

Entering a New Year on a Full Moon, I personally feel is a wink from the Cosmos (or maybe even a shout out) "It is time to Step into your Fullest Radiance". "Shine Bright". "Embody Your Feminine Power". "This is Your Year for New Beginnings".  "Celebrate Your Gifts and illuminate the World".

"Your Light is Needed Now."

The light of your creativity.
The light of your laughter.
The light of your joy.
The light of self~acceptance.
The light of self~love.
The light of YOUR truth (even in dark times)

"Your Light is Needed Now"

Now, what I have not yet mentioned in this exciting exploration, pregnant with potential and possibility, is that not only are we entering the year with Lunar energy leading the way, it is also a
Wolf Moon.

Those of you that have read Women Who Run With The Wolves (which I can't recommend enough) understand the symbolism of Wolves in relationship to embodying our most essential feminine essence. 

The Wolf represents the wild, free, natural, instinctual, rhythmic, cyclical and earth~connect Self that is innate to us as women, as it is to the Wolves.  And the embodiment of our Wild Nature (or Wolfish Ways) is the journey of reclaiming our Wild Soul~Self.  

Re~wilding is a process.  A journey that for most of us takes a life time.  Slowly, with patience, curiosity and nurturance, we put ourselves back together again.  For some, Movement awakens our Wildness.  for others it's spending time in nature or creative expression.  Becoming Fully Whole again is a Holistic Embodiment Journey.


At this time our Earth is sufferings greatly because most of the western world has forgotten our Wild and Natural Ways.  That is why it is essentail to Celebrate and Embody our Wild Ways as Feminine Creature of this Earth. Clarissa says it best "It's not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades."

The Wolf Moon today is shinning a spot~light, illuminating the path of reclaiming our Natural Selves as Instinctual Women. Claiming responsibility for  protecting and restoring the Natual Wild Ways of humanity on this planet by the way we treat ourselves and each other, the way we Mother, by the way we create in this world and the way we care for and nurture our Earth. 

Consider this as a cosmic call.   Your re~wilding for 2018 is a great Service to all.  You, dear sister, can  illuminate the entire Planet just by being you; natural, free, radiant and wild.


Yours, in Wildness,

Michelle


 

Your Wild Sanctuary

Dear Wild Soul,

Have you ever felt a longing to connect with nature? To be by the sea side or deep in the wild forest? 

Have you ever noticed a feeling of coming home when you are in your favorite place in nature. 

Even when you simply imagine this natural haven you feel your body's energy shift into a grounded state of wholeness. 

Clarissa Pinkola Estes (one of my greatest inspirations and known as one of the greatest story tellers of our time) is the author of
Women Who Run With The Wolves. 
She writes about how women, like wolves, thrive when in environments that are natural and supportive of our wildness.

She writes "It is ironic that we have wildlife refuges for ibis, pelican, egret, wolf, crane, deer, mouse, moose and bear, but not for ourselves."  She continues to write about how our own natural habitats have been taken over by cities, highways, noise and other disturbances and most wild women do not have a space to call "home" a space to feel safe and protected to just be FREE, Body and Soul.

Your Wild Sanctuary is a space you can retreat to, to spend time in your inner home, free from obligations and "to~do's".  

Like in the nature, we can also take refuge and find our Wild Sanctuary with a pack of women. A space where we can dance, howl, crawl, cry, laugh, celebrate and surrender. A place where we are free to be raw and real, primal and embodied. 

When women come together in Goddess Flow, we have the freedom to take refuge in the Wild Sanctuary of Movement, Dance and Soul Embodiment.  It is a safe space to retreat into our personal journey while feeling the safety net of supportive women. 

On this SuperMoon in Gemini, you may begin to wonder where your Wild Sanctuary is? If you already know, when was the last time you visited there? Does your Body Being desire more time there? Is there a place in your area that you can go to connect, re~wild, and feel mother nature and/or the support of other women?

Under the Full Moon today, Let's come together in Movement. Primal, Wild and Free

Here are some Songs that awaken my Body into her Wolfish Ways

Wild Sanctuary Playlist

Here with Me~ Susie Suh
The Wolf ~ LEO
Free Fall ~ Gems
Goddess ~ Cobi
Closer to Fine ~ Indigo Girls

Stay Wild,

Michelle Tamblyn~Sabo