Taking care of yourself is caring for others. Whether you agree with this statement or not, I invite you to discover this story. It is a request from me to you as to take care of yourselves and others, and practice self-love!
Last night I attended my first « Temple of Sacred Womanhood” night and loved it. I met with women who, guided by a magical guide of modern times, explored their femininity at the level of their 3 bodies –the physical, mental and spiritual. And because it was so magical, I wanted to share it with you!
For some time now ads for women’s circles have been appearing in my feed, but it was not until yesterday that I made the first step towards going. I always had better things to do according to my well-conditioned mind which clearly was stuck on the note of productivity.
As you already know, I turned my back on this society of “more” – more work for more money, more clothes, more leisure, more friends. I did that simply because in me it always echoed in a different way, more meant less for me.
So, yes, last night I thought I should do something for myself. I thought about my identity as a woman, my body and my soul. I went to this meeting without knowing what I was going to find, I just knew that I was going to be at the centre of what was going to happen.
Yesterday’s guide was Georgina Peard. A beautiful woman, a feminine woman, a free woman, a woman who is vibrant, a woman who laughs, a woman who shines. Just being around her was an inspiration.
The evening began with an active meditation, as to connect to our centres, to our femininity (which is none other than our uterus). Georgina guided us gently and kindly to our feelings and emotions, allowing our minds to let go as we moved forward through the initial relaxation.
The ambiance in the Shanti Club room was sweet, warm and serene. It allowed us to get to know each other in a trustful and respectful way.
We then entered into the heart of the experience which was the sensation of touch, that of receiving and giving it. It was about taking pleasure in the gift of caressing someone and feeling the pleasure of being caressed. Obviously the touch in question is innocent and devoid of sexual connotations.
We explored our relationship to the touch. We did it in turns, both as givers and takers and we practiced caressing other women’s hands and forearms. We did not know them until 30 minutes ago. We all played along because we all felt safe.
Deep realizations arise in regards to our relationship with touch. We see how our mind hinders the letting go factor, fears of not doing it well for some, for others the difficulty of just receiving it without having to give anything in return, or the difficulty of verbalizing one’s desire.
It brought up an incredible realization of who we are and the subconscious patterns that inhabit us and have dictated our relationships, intimate or not, to others. It was a beautiful sensory awakening, an amazing reconnection to oneself for everybody.
Without going into the details of what my personal realization were, this story is a testimony by which I would like to encourage other women to stop, take care of themselves and go out to meet their real selves inside. No, it isn’t selfish, you will become just a little more generous instead, because taking care of yourself leads invariably to taking care of others too.
This evening was rich in emotions, realizations and sharing. Thanks to all those beautiful women for sharing this very intimate moment with me and thank you to Georgina for being our guide on our way to ourselves.
And because the connection to oneself is so important but so often neglected, I also wanted to mention that I offer moments, well-being breaks to connect with oneself, to go inside and discover who one truly is and live together with the true Self in harmony.
Meet me every Sunday morning at my Zen for Monday workshop. From January on,every Wednesday night at the Shanti Club. Get ready to go on a date with yourself!