As one of my favorite authors, Terry Tempest Williams shares – “’Who wants to be a goddess when we can be human? Perfection is a flaw disguised as control.’
The incredible balancing act of this existence is both to recognize ourselves as holy, sacred, divine, while also developing the capacity to see that divinity shine through in even the dirtiest, messiest, most uncomfortable moments of humanness.
The more we attempt to run away from our humanness, the more it will seek us out and find us.
As psychotherapist Carl Jung famously shares ‘what we resist, persists’.
I believe that it’s our true human nature that desires to understand, heal, transform, and expand to our greatest potential.
Yet, we have to be extra careful while walking a spiritual path to the ways in which, in search for this expansion, we deny ourselves the right to be human.
In our quest for perfection, we miss the point entirely. Perhaps the true fulfillment doesn’t come once we escape the grip of humanness but arises when we’re able to accept ourselves entirely in it.
So, when you arrive to your spiritual practice, ask yourself why you’re doing it.
Is it to run away from something?
Is it in pursuit of a goal that you believe you need to reach before you’re able to be fully present, blissful, and alive?
Salvation is not after, it’s right now. It’s right here.
Next time you find yourself in a very human situation, making the same mistake you always do – use this saying, which I’ve been utilizing a lot in my own (very human) life lately –
“Oh my, how human of me!”
We all know the deep sigh of relief that arises when we’re around someone who grants themself permission to just be themselves, and in turn – does the same for others.
The intention of feminine-based spirituality is to cultivate a sense of humor, a lightheartedness, and an ability to actually celebrate the present moment and the gift of this existence.
If we’re doing anything but that, I believe we’re missing the point.
Remember, feminine-based spirituality isn’t just for those who identify as women. Feminine-based spirituality is for all those who desire to find liberation in the here and now by using body-based, somatic techniques to return to a sense of wholeness and centeredness. Feminine-based spirituality is for all those that desire to strengthen their connection to their bodies, their ancestors, and the Earth. It’s about returning to a more natural, cyclical way of doing things – emulating nature and her rhythms.
If you’re ready to learn, heal and transform your life in a more feminine based way while being lovingly supported by a global community then our Inner Circle is the place for you.
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