August 8th is also known as the Lions Gate, it is a threshold where we enter into a new phase, new energies and new possibilities!
This threshold anchors the new ways of being you have been exploring the last few months, your decision making processes, and specific ways in which life wants to flow through you.
It's been an intense ride with all the eclipses and the ‘quickening’ we've been experiencing-- a time where all areas where we are not in our power are being shown to us in full light.
Take a moment to look back at the last 7 months and see what your greatest challenges have been, where life was inviting you to step in more fully; where you were being asked to take a bold and courageous stand in order to be in alignment with your refined frequency, values and dreams.
As we step into this new threshold the theme is that of FIRE. The element of fire is fully supporting us right now. Not a destructive fire but the very flame of creation that has allowed humans to evolve on this planet.
I am feeling this fire as the fire with which we prepare a hearty meal. We have been working hard gathering all the right ingredients within ourselves and now is the time to put it all together and make a wonderful, tasty, indulgent feast of it.
The mantra for this period is “I am splendid, like a thousand suns I blaze my light.”
If you allow it, this portal will burn off the excess heaviness that is still holding you hostage from your own power, beauty and self expression.
On August 8th create a fire (this can also be a candle).
Speak into the fire any aspects, patterns or qualities that you wish to transmute. If you write them down you can burn the paper, knowing that whatever doesn’t serve you now goes back to this divine fire to be refined.
Then, pray, chant, or dance! Feel into all the new ways in which you intend to show up moving forward. Feel your inner LIONESS arise. Invoke her. Spend some time with her.
How will your lioness show up?
How will she respond when she knows something is out of alignment?
How does your lioness feel most loved and tended to?
How does your lioness feel most adorned and filled with vitality? Whatever that is, do more of it!
This is a time to shine, to be loud if you must, to stand in what is true for you, to share your ideas and to feel good in your body!
On this day pay homage to the Sacred Earth and her fire, the core that sustains life and from whose womb all is birthed. To Divine Mother whose endless mercy is a cloak of living light that protects us at all times and holds us to our highest light, especially when we ourselves cannot see it. To the mighty Sun whose blazing rays are filled with light information that inform our cells and nurture our days. To the ones who walked these lands before us and the ones yet to come. May we leave this place more filled with eternal love and embodied harmony.
I wish you a beautiful Lions Gate!
Slow down, breathe, go for a walk, relax, go to the ocean or the trees.
Make room and be receptive. So many times it is our anxiety and mental pressure to make sense of things, that keep us from the clarity that wants to emerge.
When we learn to listen to these signs and accommodate their guidance, we don’t have to have a crisis or dramatic lesson to force us into reactive presence or change.
The greek etymology of the word ‘sin' is to ‘miss the mark’ and indeed she did.
She missed all the marks the church and patriarchal society placed on what it meant to be an a woman in her full glory.
Magdalene was fierce, she was wild power, a true heretic and embodiment of passionate feminine power that will not be controlled nor owned.
If you’ve ever felt that you were ‘too much’, you’ve felt her essence.
This is her wild dance within you.
Beckoning you to lean into your edges, to defy the norm, to awaken into ecstasy and surrender to your own deep, unbridled and wild love.
She dares us to challenge anything and everything which isn’t rooted in love and authenticity.
Through each one of us, the essence of her courage lives on.
Where could you challenge yourself and dare to lean in to an edge?
Where have you been judged or judged yourself for being too much?
May we each find within, the inner marriage needed to embody true, sustainable, gentle and fierce power.
Blessed Magdalene Feast beauties.
So often, I find myself between worlds.
Sometimes it’s simply magical and sometimes it’s lonely, agitating and frustrating.
I know this place well, at one point I spent years within its womb. Remembering, unlearning, shedding, surrendering and now l am learning how to not only live from my body wisdom, but participate in this world through it without overwhelm.
In these times, I keep breathing into the absolute truth that it’s in the humbling lap of the divine where core and lasting reorganization happens. This is where the Beloved is rearranging what I must show up for.
Trusting the timeline of my heart, cultivating my patience and supporting myself through the process of my edges IS the practice.
Because in this 'in between space' there is nothing known, only that from this ‘chaos’ innovation is birthed.
So, if you find yourself in these spaces of initiatory challenge I want to remind you...
Breathe, don’t try to fix it but rather listen to what it has to say. Get the support you need, not to fix you but to guide you into deeper surrender when the resistance comes. There is nothing wrong with you, this is the process of awakening. It’s from this very place that your own deeper wisdom is revealed, and it is here that divine guidance can truly be felt and anchored in the world.
It’s not on our time but in divine time, what we CAN actively do is surrender the resistance and show up moment to moment for the transmutation unfolding!