Use Your Medicine, Womban

A Channeling from the Divine Grandmothers,

to her Wild Earth Daughters

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"Each woman carries a unique and potent medicine residing in her womb. This is a configuration and sacred genetic code that is passed down from the ancients in her bloodline. 

Your womb is the portal of which you can directly connect to the women in your lineage who have come before you." — Deborah Skye King

Soul Parent | Spiritual Child™

For the last few days on my moon-time I have received strong instruction to just sit and receive the messages, the gifts, and the spiritual prowess of my ancestors. The first day of my period as soon as I sat down after hearing the call to be in ceremony I was instantly hit with an overwhelming and nurturing wave of love from the women who watch over me in spirit. Their first robust words to me being,

“Oh sweet child, you have no idea where we’re going. So sit down, …we’ll take it from here.”

And then just like that I was off and completely immersed in their teachings. Not able to move from one spot for hours, I was so content and at ease in their energetic embrace that I didn’t even get up to eat or shift positions. Now, they did not flood me with images but they did share with me one major teaching to be shared and expressed to all of you — Use Your Medicine, Woman. 

They shared with me that I have all of the power from within my womb to heal my entire being. My body, my emotions, my mind, and my spirit. So does every woman. Right there, in the base of her abdomen is a chalice made of the purest gold you could ever ask for. The golden chalice is made to hold and carry some of the richest wine you might ever taste. The deepest red, to match the depth of her complexity and wild Earth nature. Her womb carries life-blood. Her womb creates all life. She is your creative centre, and the space that heals you, clears you, and renews you from within. She can grow most beautiful and incredible things, and with this power she asks you for your highest honouring.

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When you bleed, sit and know her. 

Many women today do not allow themselves the opportunity to be fully immersed in the art of bleeding. They run around in frantic energy, constantly busying themselves, full of doubt, worry, and mistrust. Even if they are unconscious to it, fear and scarcity run their lives. 

The Grandmothers share that being in this state fosters an even further disconnect from our bodies, and from our internal wisdom. It creates an even greater distance between spirit, soul and body. After my own deepening over the last few days with my ancestors, my body, and my personal healing — I can not stress to you enough the importance of connecting to your own womb, (and body) at the beginning of each cycle. I can hardly articulate in words how I am left in absolute awe and gratitude for the ability to receive and connect to both myself, and my ancestors in this way, and the fact that this opportunity renews itself each and every month is such a blessing. 

I’ve heard stories from women close to me, how they decided to skip their periods for months by strategically taking birth control because the “timing wasn’t right” and they didn’t want to be “bothered by it”. Hearing stories like these saddens my heart immensely. Especially, because another strong part of The Grandmothers’ teaching was that,

“You can not plan or control nature”

Nature will come, will blossom, will fall apart, will destroy, will grow, will renew as it wants and needs to. Her intelligence knows nor follows an imposed schedule of ours. She delivers what we need, exactly when we need it. No sooner, no later. So, remind yourselves that even if you think you know something, the chances are you do not. A very humbling, and rewarding place to be if you can fully immerse yourself in the place of learning and receiving.

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Thank you sweet womb for slowing me down long enough to receive you. To feel your heart and value. Thank you for being the portal to my ancestry and for supporting all of my healing. Thank you for engraving into me the great power of surrender. I love you. I am yours. I am one with your essence. I honour and protect you. I nurture you and care for you always.  

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

Love Yourself Now

Sometimes you hit your all-time lows to reach new levels of self-love.

Of course you love yourself when you're high! When you're traveling, when you make a new sale, or your family is all getting along, or your lover brings you flowers, or you've made some big milestones in your business. When you perform for a full house, or you've just given birth to your first-born. It is notably easier to love yourself then. 

Credit: Creating Light Studio

Credit: Creating Light Studio

But what happens to that love when you're feeling weak, tired and run down? Where is your own love when you're being a complete shit-head to the people you care about most? Or when you're in a creative rut and you're feeling really stuck with moving forward that you just keep sabotaging your own work? What about when you've lost your motivation and will to live? 

Do you love yourself then? Or do you say things that break your own heart? Do you continue to put yourself down? Will you abandon yourself?

 

We fall and we crumble, to keep ourselves humble. 

 

Humility is in knowing our fragility. It's in our losses, and our failures, and our mistakes that we learn to love our true self - uninhibited. It's in our waves of ups and downs that we remember: Oh yes, I'm in a human body right now. 

Because it goes like this: When we're high we forget about our physical human form, and when we're low we forget about our God-ly spiritual essences. So let's remember. 

Let it be in desperation that we might re-instate our vows, to love ourselves unconditionally. This is where our level of self-love deepens. This is the cycle of your evolution. Love stronger, softer, wiser, brighter when you're down. 

 

Here is where it counts. Do not wait for tomorrow, and tomorrow. Love yourself now. 

"I Didn't Understand Soul Therapy" - My Experience With Vanessa

I didn’t understand Soul Therapy. So I attended Vanessa’s Awakening Your Authentic Self Weekend Seminar and was completely surprised by the results.

Soul Therapy is something I only heard about for the first time a month or two ago. I knew I might get something out of it, but had not considered it something I really needed.

I know my knee injury needs some therapy… but my soul? 

I’m an entrepreneur and sustainability professional. I spend 100% of my time trying to think about everything in my professional and personal life in a logical and analyzed way. Recently, I have been spending most of my days feeling stressed out and anxious about my startup and the very real possibility that our idea doesn’t work. I wasn’t finding happiness or peace in my days. I thought that changing my workspace, and structuring my days to include meditation was the answer to reducing my stress but it wasn’t really working...

The first day of the Soul Therapy seminar I went in completely blind to what the day would consist of. We gathered at Vanessa’s home studio, sitting in a circle however we felt most comfortable, with cups of tea and blankets. There were two other participants, and each one of us was given a booklet. In this booklet was a list of questions, divided into different categories ranging from the Mental Mind to the Soul. Under each category were questions all about self reflection… And to be honest, they addressed parts of myself I had never even thought of. We went through the questions one at a time, having an opportunity to write down our answers, then took turns to share them with the group and get feedback and guidance from Vanessa. This was the format for the entire weekend, and I still can’t believe how eye opening it was. 

Not only was I able to connect with other women and learn from them, but I learned so much more about myself than I had ever expected. I shared very intimate experiences, emotions and realizations that I had never shared with anyone before (not even myself), and completely opened myself up to the experience. One of my biggest realizations was that my own mental state and thoughts are limiting my own peace and freedom. I feel on edge and stressed out all the time because I allow these thoughts to spiral out of control and distract me consistently.

“How am I going to get everything done… What if I fail… I don’t have time to meditate… I can’t relax until I get my list for the day done...”

I learned that the life I want to be living, (which is enjoying my day-to-day and being centered) isn’t about achieving that “professional success” but rather how I think about my life and my thoughts. And giving myself time to relax and enjoy the moment. 

The day after the seminar, something very interesting happened. Someone in a meeting told me a completely new definition for sustainability, which was getting away from the ‘Angry Environmentalist Syndrome’ and including Personal and Spiritual well-being. I had never heard of this before and couldn’t believe the coincidence considering the weekend I had just had. I mentioned the my experience at the seminar to this professional and she replied, “It’s no coincidence… Just open yourself up to the universe and everything will fall into place. You’ll be surprised by the results”

This weekend provided me with the opportunity for true self reflection. I will continue to attend similar events of this nature, learn about Soul therapy and work on what I have learned. Vanessa told me this weekend would change my life, and she was right.

I truly believe this experience is something everyone should have. And even if Soul Therapy is something you have never heard of before, sign up and give it a try. Because as long as you go in with an open mind, I guarantee it is something you will benefit from. 

As for me… It’s the beginning of a new chapter, as I grow into a new woman.

~ Annie, Are You Okay? ~

Last night in my dream-space, I was immersed in a forest with friends and all of a sudden a small black porcupine shape-shifted into a large grey wolf. I had quickly moved across the field to join another woman who was working…and from a distance I watched the wolf approach my friends for they were all eating, and this wolf had travelled far. Hunger beckoned her near.

Out of fear, one of the women in the group took an axe to her head and neck. Not enough to dismember her, but enough to shed blood and enrage her. I watched as she began to cry, growl and tear down nearby trees with her mighty strength around the humans. 

Upon seeing this, I called her by name, "Annie" from across the way. I knew her deeply, she came close to me and the other woman and we ran water so she could clean herself and begin healing.

I continued to comfort her, “It’s okay Annie. You’re okay.”

Soon, after rest and some food she was ready to venture out again.

This time, I would go with her.

I followed Annie out into the meadow. I walked much slower than her, but she would never leave me out of sight. We reached a little forest where there were many wolves and their people. Brown, black, red, white, all of them playing and wolfing around. Annie joined in, she was instantly happy to have found more of her tribe. I watched them all in awe and in wonder. We were just supposed to be passing through, but I saw how much light and love it brought Annie to be with her kind.

I was slightly saddened but continued onwards on my own. I knew that Annie would be happier and more at peace if she stayed with her clan. But as she caught me already on my way, she whimpered. She looked up and took it all in for a moment... Then she ran. Racing as fast as she could to join me. Annie, I love you.

Thank you for your wolf medicine. Thank you for teaching me the lessons I'm needing on loyalty, companionship, deep friendship, and strong love.
Thank you for revealing to me more of my purpose here, to protect and care for all beings.

Always, my dearest friend. Until we meet again. 
Hopefully soon, sweet pup. 

 

 

What are your experiences of animals connecting to you in your dreamtime? 

Please comment below, I'd love to hear your own experiences. 

 

 

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Why You Need a Licensed Soul Therapist & Spiritual Guide in 2017

You want to make 2017 the best year yet right? Well, it's going to take a little more than a list of resolutions and a new fit-bit... If you've taken some time to reflect in the last month you might have felt that this year is asking you to begin evolving your soul, embracing your spirit, healing emotional trauma and clearing mental chaos. Everyone has stored emotional wounds and mental beliefs that are affecting them daily. Becoming fully aware of your unconscious mental beliefs (the ones that hold you back), and your subconscious emotional trauma (the feelings that have been heavy and present most of your life) is what allows you to let them go and begin living the life you've longed for. 

Here are a few key reasons why you’ll be needing and desiring the support of a Licensed Soul Therapist & Spiritual Guide in 2017. 

  1. Body Over Mind — You’re being asked to step out of the box and open your mind further and further. You find yourself living in your head and noticing how the world is passing you by because you’re not as present as you’d like to be. You’ve tried meditation, and colouring books but you can’t shut out the mind chatter and negative self-talk. In Soul Therapy we work directly with your soul to reveal and reconnect you to your ancient heart wisdom. The power and the intelligence of your heart will quench the thirst you have, showing up as many questions that you think you don’t know the answer to. A Soul Therapist leads from her heart and has gone through her own major awakenings and continues her own growth, so she is going to be monumental in helping you feel like you are not alone. This important piece of feeling connected (especially when you are inclined to isolate yourself out of fear) is in part, what bridges you to remembering your inner most truth and expressing it authentically with the world while being fully present in your physical body. 
  2. Collective & Planetary Evolution — Conscious evolution is happening at a rapid rate and the speed at which you’re being asked to shift can sometimes come with intense challenges that when left to deal with on your own can be intimidating, confusing or highly overwhelming. Having a Spiritual Guide and Mentor who can guide and support you through your spiritual initiations and soul evolutions will help ground in your new states of being in the physical body, which is absolutely vital for being able to create change on this planet. All of humanity benefits from the awakenings of each individual. The world will evolve better when we are all consciously working together to overcome conditioning and imprinting that has set us back collectively and personally. Committing to your own personal growth and development is a huge step in supporting the evolution of humanity and of our planet. 
  3. Self-Love & Self-Care — You’ve been in all of the self-help aisles at your local book store, trying to love yourself a million times before but nothing has ever truly worked. A Licensed Soul Therapist listens and understands your spirit, your true nature and your desire to express your authentic self. Throughout your sessions you will discover freedom and deep self-awareness by removing the layers of social and family conditioning that has shaped your belief system and personal values. In releasing negative and unhealthy patterns, you connect with your authentic self and learn the steps to apply hands-on techniques that empower, liberate and give you back control of your life. Once you are loving and honouring yourself at the level that your soul desires you to be, your life experience will change from surviving to thriving
  4. Achieving Your Goals & Fulfilling Your Dreams  — Always wanted to travel but feel like you can’t? What about becoming a professional dancer, an astronaut, or a restaurant owner? Working with a Soul Therapist helps you connect to your intuitive nature and deepen your connection to your spirit. The work lends itself to at times, even cathartic and inspired insights that seem to just fill you with inner strength and power from the base of your body. It’s often described as a wash of love that renews and opens up the heart. Soul Therapy offers you a chance to truly embody and bring out your own personality and desires, so that you can be living them fully (like travelling the world while working for yourself to create the life that you’ve always dreamed of, or finally being able to connect with others authentically in meaningful relationships) This could be the year you do it all! 

A Soul Therapist guides you in re-programming your old mental frameworks, healing emotional wounds, awakening your spiritual connection and deepening your commitment to your soul’s purpose on the planet. Releasing what has been stored in your being for years, decades or even lifetimes, allows you to fully embrace your wholeness. This grants you the freedom to move forward beyond what has been keeping you stuck. A Licensed Soul Therapist will be highly skilled in how to guide you through this process with practical tools and loving nurturance.

This past year through Soul Therapy Programs & Weekend Seminar Intensives I lovingly supported over 50 women on their journeys of awakening their authentic self through self-love. These were women of all ages and walks of life who felt a great desire and willingness to truly transform their lives with awareness, sensitivity, connection, focus, and love. 

The highlight of my year really and truly was witnessing each woman remember who they are, renewing their commitment to their soul purpose time and time again, deeper and deeper. It was watching women truthfully connect with one another in sacred space, with great honour and respect. 

Some of the most exciting times were when my client’s would share their insights in-between sessions because they were THAT excited that they couldn’t wait to share the magic of synchronicity, and how the new awareness they had embodied in-session come alive in their daily life. 

Other times I watched women in places of challenge and transformation while holding them so safely, and gently so they felt deeply that across the bridge lay victory, peace and reprieve. I watched women enter into milestones in all aspects of their lives — making absolute evolutionary history in their personal relationships and careers. I saw them through spiritual initiations and delivered them straight to the heart of their soul. To all of the women I have worked with, it has been a great honour to watch you become fully alive. 

If you’d like to change the way you’re living, being, feeling, thinking, acting, sensing, and serving this year, then Soul Therapy might be exactly what you need to guide into your soul desired states. 

After reviewing my year and looking back at my clients so many of them were budding entrepreneurs (even if they didn’t consciously know it at first!) and through Soul Therapy I watched all of them make tremendous leaps in their lives, and with that their businesses flourished. From re-launching a design business with grounded foundation and revived soul, to leaving a full-time corporate position to pursuing the dream of photographing women through a heart-felt creative business — I’ve held space for all of it. 

If you’d like to dissolve the conditioning and imprinting that is currently keeping you stuck mentally, emotionally, physically, and you desire to be more spiritually connected, heart-centred and living your soul’s purpose, connect with me. I’ve been there, and I’m ready to help you make 2017 the year you step fully into your wholeness, and experience abundance in all areas of your life. 

Vanessa xo