Embodied Transformation & Evolution

Posts by Shayla

Well & Truly Grounded ~ Finding our roots in a time of collapse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

Well & Truly Grounded ~ Finding our roots in a time of collapse

Today is the Equinox, the Spring Equinox for those of us in the North, the Fall Equinox for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere. Human beings have long regarded this as one of the four most powerful solar points of the year. The fact that it is happening on a super full moon makes this a time of power, possibility and transition. It seems there are more and more of these liminal moments emerging in our cosmic landscape, as we move more deeply into this collective experience of global...

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Becoming Fully Human ~ Responding to the Call of the Earth

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

Becoming Fully Human ~ Responding to the Call of the Earth

“We are coming down to earth, we will not arrive intact.” Bayo Akomolafe I meditate on this phrase of Bayo’s a lot. I have found so many echoes of its truth living in my body, in my heart and in my soul. Coming down to earth is not easy. We have been living in our heads, in the air, for a long time. And the price we are paying now, for this disconnection, this dissociation, is very high. We are being called now, from every direction, to re-inhabit the bodies we have left behind: the...

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Our Primary Satisfactions ~ Authentic Community & The Culture of Deprivation

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

Our Primary Satisfactions ~ Authentic Community & The Culture of Deprivation

I heard Francis Weller talk a while ago about ‘our primary satisfactions.’ The mere sound of those words aroused something: a tender feeling, in my body and heart, of how it would be to live inside the flow of those primary satisfactions. These nourishments are a response to our core needs, the fundamental needs we all share as human beings. The need for connection, for intimacy, for touch. The need to be held, the need to trust, and the need for respect, for autonomy, for...

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Falling into the Wild Radiance of the Heart ~ our nature as never not broken

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 5 comments

Falling into the Wild Radiance of the Heart ~ our nature as never not broken

I have discovered, over the last decade, a great love for goddesses. I’ve been inspired by them, and deeply nourished. They speak in a language that is wild, non-linear and indecipherable by the mind. They seem to be the ones who are involved with the really messy side of life, like Inana, who went down and down into the underworld. As she descended, Inana was stripped of everything she thought she owned, everything she thought she was. That was her journey. From Queen of Heaven to...

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The River Beneath the River ~The Sacred Journey of Individuation

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

The River Beneath the River ~The Sacred Journey of Individuation

It has taken me a long time to reclaim my inner throne, my true sovereignty. I was not taught to live this way. I found my way through sacrifice, through compromise, through stifling some of my deepest inner impulses. I put on a mask without knowing that it was a mask. Stripping away all of the protection, the defences, the armour, has taken me a lifetime. And I’m still on that journey. It doesn’t stop—it’s a journey that goes on and on, without an end, without a final...

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