The beginnings of things are always awkward.
Whether it’s the start of a week-long retreat, the beginning of a new chapter of speaking your truth, or those uncomfortable first months after ending your marriage … you just might feel like wobbly teenager.
We all get a little wide-eyed and naive, awkward and self-doubting, at the beginning of things.
Especially when they really matter. (Like speaking up for yourself more. Taking more exquisitely good care of yourself. Or taking the leap into a your passion project.)
IN THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY, THE ARCHETYPE OF BEGINNINGS IS THE MAIDEN. AND SHE HAS SO MUCH TO TEACH US.
We can meet her awkwardness with compassion.
We can unlock the wisdom in her resistance.
We can harness the beauty of her innocence.
We can bring ease into the fiery crucible of transformation.
That’s why I gave a SHE dharma talk about the Maiden and beginning spiritual quests the first night of our recent SHE Retreat at Kripalu.
Draw yourself a luxurious bath — or curl up with a blanket and a blank page in your journal — and listen to this brief, inspiring wisdom talk.
BUBBLE BATH WISDOM EPISODE #2:
How to Say Yes to Change
This short SHE dharma talk includes:
- How the archetype of the Maiden can support you in new beginnings
- The specifically feminine flavor of resistance to answering a spiritual call (and how to work with it)
- Beginner’s Heart: the feminine side of Beginner’s Mind
- Identifying what your “spiritual assignment” is, right now.
This is an incredibly powerful moment to do some personal reflection and excavation. Today is a powerful New Moon in emotional Scorpio. Tomorrow is Samhain and Halloween: the halfway point of autumn, when the veils between the worlds are said to be the thinnest.
Plus, as 2016 begins to draw to a close — and the US presidential election reaches a fever pitch — many of us are drawing inward, asking: what was this year all about?? And: how can I make the most of everything that’s happened this year, especially the rough stuff?
May this dharma talk support you in every area of life you feel like an awkward beginner … and help you feel compassion towards the fits and starts and challenges you’ve survived, this year.
WANT MORE SUPPORT FOR YOUR BEGINNER’S HEART AS 2016 CLOSES?
These short episodes of my beloved Bubble Bath Wisdom podcast series are just a small taste of a much larger offering: my signature, 9-month spiritual practice community for women, The SHE School.
The SHE School 2017 is the fullest expression of my teachings on the Heroine’s Journey, feminine psychological and spiritual growth, along with yoga, meditation, and community for women.
We don’t officially begin until February, but The SHE School 2017 is open now for a few short days to welcome you enthusiastic early birds … and give you some gorgeous gifts right now, to support you this Holiday Season. (So you don’t have to wait until February!)
If you feel on the verge of a new chapter of your self-expression, spiritual power, and sacred self-care …
If you’re craving kindred sisterhood (but maybe feel a smidgen nervous about it, too!)…
If you’re ready to stop being a “Good Girl” and start being a Happy Woman …
THE SHE SCHOOL 2017 WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU.
When you join in the next several days, you’ll receive some beautiful earlybird gifts to support you this hectic Holiday Season, including two LIVE tele-classes with me, my Women’s Yoga and Meditation Kits (no longer on the market), and digital playbooks and guides to help you consciously close 2016 and lovingly greet 2017.