What is true strength and courage?
Years ago I liked to punch the crap out of a boxing bag* and pretend it was my ex-boyfriend. I was 18 years old and angry.
Was I really angry at him though?
Or was I angry at myself for not listening to my intuition.
Nahhh, I was angry at him.
*that’s how it felt at least
These days I’ve started doing a different kind of practice for cleansing the emotional body, Tigress Yoga, and it’s been having remarkable effects.
Tigress Yoga focuses on the ancient approach of Tantra & Tao to restore and revitalize the female reproductive system and the feminine heart. It was also developed by a woman for women – in Australia!
As well as this, every week in the Healthy + Powerfully Feminine courses I guide the women to bring attention and awareness into their bodies and come from the heart and womb space. I also do this with clients and can now really recognize when someone is responding from the heads and not their bodies.
When you come from the heart you are able to respond with love.
This is strength.
Other women may tell you things like, “Don’t answer his calls or his messages. Be strong.”
But what does your heart want to do?
My heart doesn’t want to be angry. My heart wants to be love.
This week one of the women in my course shared how she’d sent a message to a man and he hadn’t responded. She’d waited a day and then thought to herself, “if this was a girlfriend, what would I do?”
So she sent him a message saying “Are you ok? I haven’t heard back from you.”
He hadn’t received her message.
She listened to her heart and they ended up having a lovely time reconnecting.
This week there have been three conflict situations that have come up for me and each time, though not perfect from the beginning, I have come back to my heart.
On two of the days I’ve pulled this card…
Kuan Yin is a Bodhisattva, an eastern goddess eligible for Buddha-hood (according to Doreen Virtue), and she is the embodiment of purity, nurturing love and gentle power.
We all have the strength of love, kindness and compassion within.
Strength is seeing the light that is in everyone.
Strength means seeing from above – that no one is all good or all bad but a product of their conditioning.
Strength is being loving no matter what your mind is saying about the ‘injustice’.
Strength means focusing on how you want to feel and putting your ego aside.
Strength is admitting when you’re wrong and making amends.
Strength is letting go of how anyone else needs to respond.
Strength is in deciding where your boundaries are and communicating them openly.
Strength is knowing when to stay and when to walk away.
Strength is removing all inhibitors to love and creativity – which means pride and fear.
Strength is treating others as you would like to be treated.
No matter what the gender. No matter what the 10 things you should never say to a man are. No matter what your anyone else thinks.
You are your heart.
And courage comes from the Latin word ‘cor’ means ‘heart’.
So your courage comes from being who you are in your heart. Feeling the fear of real honest communication and doing it anyway. Putting pride and fear aside. Coming from your heart.
What does your heart want to do today? What do you really want to say?
My heart has a great desire to share more of these feminine practices with you and that’s what I’m doing this Saturday in Fremantle at The Art of Feminine Essence workshop from 10am to 12pm.
Living from my heart means I am able to be loving and say how I really feel (under the pride) without too much fear of hurt, and it’s made me a lot more intuitive, open to much synchronicity – attracting to me what I require from day to day, plus a much more expressive writer and better coach.
If you would like to learn more, click here to find out and to register.