“If the metaphor is music, her instrument is herself and the deep theme of her song follows the beat of her heart. Each phase is like a different movement in a major work, with variations on her theme. Until the music ends, crones will improvise.” Jean Shinoda Bolen
“The Greeks have two words for knowledge: logos and gnosis.
What can be learned through education and scientific inquiry is logos. What can be known through intuitive feelings and spiritual or mystical experiences is gnosis (no-sis).
Logos is rational, objective, logical, expressive in words or numbers, while gnosis is subjective, nonrational, nonverbal, feeling-tinged, expressible through poetry, images, metaphor, and music and is often unproveable by its very nature.
Every sacred experience is subjective: the sense of oneness with the universe, or with divinity, a spiritual epiphany, a timeless moment infused with beauty, spiritual insight, and grace is gnosis. Ineffable yet profoundly transformative – these are soul experiences.
Trust what you know is your bones from experiences such as these.” (Jean Bolen)
I am someone who needs both.
I crave knowledge, learn even from the backs of cereal boxes and read voraciously. I use this knowledge to feed my intuitive nature. That knowledge seeps into my bones. I feel it there. It builds my confidence and gives my mind something to do so my creative, intuitive nature is free to play.
” The invisible power of women’s circles on the women in them grows out of the power that people have on one another, which is extraordinary. Anyone’s self-esteem, accomplishment, development of talent, has to do with whether we have been listened to and valued, loved for ourselves, encouraged and supported to do what we believed we could do. When there is psychological or practical support for making a significant change, change is more likely to happen. That other believe in us, or have the same perspective we have, or are role models, has a powerful and invisible effect. The poser to resist the collective come from being in a small circle with like-minded others. It allows us to keep on in the face of ridicule or opposition that we don’t know what we are talking bout, or don’ belong wherever it is that we want to be.” (Jean Shinoda Bolen)
Later this year, I’ll invite you to another gathering of the Inspirata Collective. Be sure you are receiving my emails! Sign up HERE.
Have you ever had days like this?
So…I’m wondering if you’ve ever experienced LOA working even when you were not feeling positive?
We hear all about this in the manifestation world/business/goal achievement world that you must feel good for the LOA (law of attraction) to work in your favour. Hmmmm….I don’t thing so.
I’ve noticed in my life that it’s visualization and time spent in quiet envisioning my miracles, hopes and dreams and NOT the emotions from day to day that seem to make things happen.
I have soooo many experiences of this that I do not believe how we feel day to day really even matters.
It’s how we picture and live in that picture and REALLY FEEL that we are in that image we create. THAT’S where the feelings matter.
Negative day to day feelings don’t matter nearly as much as seeing ourselves succeeding even with the negative feelings.
I guess if Law of Attraction really is a law then it doesn’t really matter what I think! It’s going to work it’s magic in my life regardless.
Intention, intention, intention…that’s where the gold is.
In the last couple of years, I became a mom to a little girl who’s birth mom passed away from cancer.
When the responsibility for this beautiful little girl’s health and well-being became my everyday reality, I was highly motivated to revisit all the choices I’d previously made around cleaning products and self care products to ensure I was creating a healthy home for my daughter, her father and I and all our pets.
I didn’t know at the time I purchased my essential oils starter kit, that Young Living had created an entire world of nourishing, healthy, life-giving products for literally every part of your life. Cleaning products, make up, nutritional supplements, baby care, personal + beauty care all infused with essential oils and created without the terrible ingredients we are all trying to avoid in our modern times.
In 2017 I decided to try building my own essential oils business.
I have watched other women create vibrant oil businesses, making money, working on their own schedules and creating a residual income for themselves and their families.
I’m so glad I decided to try! I discovered I love the social connection with others and sharing ways I use these oils helps other families create cleaner, greener homes and happier, healthier bodies, minds and spirits.
My essential oil business is growing everyday. If creating additional monthly income feels interesting to you and you have questions about how to get started, please contact me. I would be so very happy to share my journey with you.
I had NO intention of starting (another) business when I purchased my first essential oils starter kit, but I did. I loved the oils so much, I could not stop talking about them and how much beauty and vibrance and honestly…relief…they were bringing into my life.
I share within my community circles because it feels like a disservice to NOT share. My social circle is growing because of my work with Young Living and I have a community of new friends who love the oils as much as I do.
Dear Beautiful Friend,
I have had this creation living in my mind since 2013.
It’s called Inspirata and it’s a collective of women who create purpose in their lives and prosperity in their work through staying super-connected to spirit.
This spiritual foundation, our connection with our innermost self and our connection with our eternal self, is actually THE thing that feels most important to us.
It’s our sanctuary. It’s the nest we seek to replenish and find solace.
It’s what allows us to thrive as we serve our clients, our patients, our students, our customers, our families and our friends.
I let go of my Inspirata idea when my life changed and I found myself single (again) living on my own, navigating a divorce and trying to figure out how my life was going to work.
All my energies went into survival.
I don’t know that it was the right move, to be honest, putting all my energies into survival instead of creativity. Maybe if I’d continued on with my creative ideas then, that whole transition might have been a little easier on me. Maybe not.
What I do know is that I have many more skills and inner resources now because of that transition time. As you know, I’ve used essential oils as part of the last bit of my emotional recovery this last year. This gathering is not about the oils though.
This is about our spirits, desires, plans and lives having more power and impact when we create (at least in part) as a collective.
During January 2018’s super-blue-blood-lunar-eclipse I felt a huge surge of energy to bring people together. It kind of took over actually…to the point that I found myself on Vistaprint making invites and cards for this and not knowing how to actually get it all going with dates and place and what I would offer to you exactly.
Because the surge of energy was so purposeful, I didn’t want to not do it.
I really wanted to DO it. So I did it.
And it was beautiful!
Now…I’m inviting you to be part of the next Inspirata Collective gathering.
I envisioned these circles as a kind of celebration. Together we create space to create clarity in some area of our lives or business.
Relaxed, supportive, gentle gatherings with the potential for healing and understanding. Experiences that uplift your sense of self, support prosperity and nurture a sense of thriving in life.
Our first gathering was during the full moon in March on Friday, March 2 at my home in the afternoon. The full moon considered a cosmically impactful time to release that which you no longer need.
These gatherings are not yet regular but if you’d like to be included in the next one, please let me know.
I would love to see you here.