“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I wish I could tell you that it will be easy. I wish I could tell you that inner and outer resistances won't be a challenge; however, that wouldn't be fair. You wouldn't be well-equipped for the journey ahead if I did.
What I can tell you is that this ― the journey of living according to the truth that you feel in your body, remembering your body as the address of your soul in this lifetime, and aligning with this truth will fulfill you. It will nourish you in a way that nothing else can.
You already know this. I am simply reminding you to feel more of your truth and express yourself (not repress yourself). Notice the people, places, and circumstances with the underlying belief system, "I cannot be who I am." Do those less. Notice the people, places, and circumstances where there is space for you to express who you are. Wisely. Wildly. Freely. Do those more.
Qoya is one of those places, whether it is in your living room, at a class, or on a retreat, that creates a safe, sacred space to feel the physical sensation of truth in your body and express it rather than repress it, which is just what this Full Moon in Sagittarius encourages.
Astrologer and writer Suzanne Guilette shares this Qoya horoscope:
Feel yourself lit up from the inside on June 2, when the full moon in Sagittarius sets fire to your most creative, unfettered self. Break the chains of oppression, “shoulds,” and inhibition, and set your sights on a wider, more buoyant landscape, starting with your inner self. Be present to this truth: as fire dances and transforms, so shall you. Write, dance, or sing out what you want to release, call in, celebrate — whatever suits your whimsical self. To revel in the mystery of life, invite in the most perfect situations that will blow the lid off the current ceiling of your life. Whether inner or outer (or both!), a fantastic journey awaits.
This movement ritual is an amazing opportunity to embody these ideas. Instead of simply nodding your head in agreement at the computer screen, take some time for yourself (about 13 minutes) and dance. Expand your capacity to express yourself beyond your words into the language of your body. Notice how it feels. I promise you will feel better. Dance makes everything better.
Through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. You can even dance in your office. I did!
You deserve some time to dance.
If you want more than 13 minutes, consider joining us for an entire weekend to Reveal and express your soul at Kripalu, June 12-14th with Meggan Watterson.
Remember ― EXPRESS (not repress!)
p.s. Here is my new favorite tote bag. I'm honored to be at this six day training with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who wrote "Women Who Run with the Wolves." We were told we would be learning about the tarot and that the less we knew about it the better. Which is convenient, since I've never studied it before. The most amazing affirmation of my own work happened (my own work being to deeply trust myself and encourage others to trust themselves). Dr. E told the story of her first time studying Jung's archetypes while getting her Ph.D in psychology 35 years ago, and deciding to do a research project based on the idea of using one's inner wisdom to project archetypical meaning on to the cards versus looking up what they mean. My heart melted. In the Qoya Costa Rica Retreats this year, I asked everyone to pull cards and move to feel what the card means to them through their body and write that down instead of researching what the booklet says. Dr. Estes wished for all of us in the class and all the people we share with to trust your inner wisdom and to beware of any teacher who binds you to only access what you seek through them. She urged us to only trust the teachers who yearn to set us free. Hallelujah! I signed up for this course nine months ago, and it couldn't have come at a more blessed time as I finish my book.