The C-Word

Definitely NSFW. If this word is a trigger for you, we’ll see you next time!

In this episode Little Leah and Carla talk about one of the most misused, misunderstood and powerful words in the English language…the c-word.

The fact that the c-word is the most offensive word in the English language when it actually describes the the part of a woman’s body that is beautiful, pleasure-filled and life giving speaks volumes about the respect and value in which women’s bodies are held.

Language absolutely gives us power, and in this episode we discuss the etymology and history of the word and our own experiences hearing and using it. We encourage all of choose us to not buy into contempt and degradation that’s been attached to it. Rise up and reclaim the c-word!

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The Four Soul Stages of a Woman

Did you know that there are four distinct soul phases in our life journey as women? These phases are initialed by not only our bodies but also by the cosmos – connecting heavenly and earth energies. Each has its own distinct qualities and if we embrace fully the stage we are in, its own unique consciousness and gifts.

Today Carla and Little Leah dive into the four soul phases – maiden, mother, enchantress and crone. When we learn to embrace each phase for its unique gifts and wisdoms, we change the world by healing the feminine within ourselves. By honouring our feminine traits and adopting a more sacred approach for how we move through the world, we become not only more powerful, but more grounded and content with the life changes we experience.

Curious about how to liberate your inner witch and experience more pleasure, turn on and a deeper connection to life? Check out these selected links from the podcast!

Embracing Shakti Temple Membership Circle

Free 30 minute Discovery Call with Carla

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you are a pillar of light

you are a pillar of light

This morning during my morning practice by the river, I was sensing into the power of my energy field as I was connecting to everything around me. In that moment I felt so joyful, grateful and centred. I felt deep within me that this was my natural state of being. It was a moment of true bliss.

And I would like to share this practice with you so that you can also drop into the presence of your heart today.

Begin by giving yourself space from all distractions. Stand up and shake your body for a minute letting of any tension or holding patterns accumulated in your day. Take a few deep breaths in and sighs out.

Connect with your heart centre. In Sanskrit, this is called Hridayakash, the space of heart consciousness. From this space send down your energy into the Earth Star Chakra below your feet , and then send it right into the heart of the Earth, into the centre of Mama Gaia.

When this connection feels present, come back to Hridayakash and send your energy upwards into your Soul Star Chakra above your head, and then continue upwards into the sky and cosmos above. Right to the heart of the Sun.

Allow yourself to feel completely aligned and anchored between Earth and Sky/Sun. And sense that you are a pillar of light between these points. Your energy body strengthening and building like a broadband cable, so that you can receive the energy transmissions from above and below with more ease and grace.

Inhale Spirit. Exhale Matter. Inhale Light. Exhale Earth. Inhale Shiva (the masculine). Exhale Shakti (the feminine). Inhale Vision. Exhale Manifestation. Inhale Sun/Sky. Exhale Earth.

And then just pause, as the pillar of light, the Divine incarnation of you, and simply allow yourself to be.

resistance? who, me?

resistance? who, me?

Ever have one of those weeks? Over the past several days I’ve been noticing that sh*t has been getting stirred up, like really over the top stirred up. And triggers have been coming at me left, right and centre.

I know I have the tools –  I have been starting my day with meditation, intention setting, being open to help. I’ve been going for walks by the river. I’ve been consciously breathing.

But I still felt stuck.

Last night after a particularly trying day battling with technology, I sat myself down and decided it was time to get real. I asked myself – “Why do I feel like I am in this loop of frustration, constriction and…resistance?”

Resistance. As soon as that word came into my awareness, I knew that was it.

The stories in my mind, the excuses, the blame, the projection, the isolation, the separation – underneath all of this was resistance.

In that moment I immediately softened. I could feel my body relax as if I had just shed a suit of armour. The ego creates resistance to keep us safe. Or rather, to make it appear we are safe. To avoid the uncomfortableness of intimacy, vulnerability, surrender and being real.

So what did I do? I took a deep breath and told my resistance – I SEE YOU. WHAT DO YOU NEED? And I listened. I listened to the part of me that was afraid, the part that feels not enough, the part that feels judged, the part that feel unloved.

And then I asked if I was ready to expand around the contraction.

YES!

So I breathed and offered myself the opportunity to expand. Towards vulnerability. Towards surrender. Towards evolution. Towards my infinite self.

And today? I feel more ease. The resistance is still there, but less somehow. I feel more compassionate and loving towards myself. And today, that feels huge.

Does this story resonate with you? Is resistance showing up in your life right now? What does it look like? How does it feel in your body? What is it saying?

And most importantly, how can you honour this part of yourself. Let’s start the conversation – please reach out and let me know.

my secret trick to slowing down

my secret trick to slowing down

A couple of weeks ago I sent out an email called The Fundamental Practice – which speaks to the art of slowing down. I’m curious if that newsletter resonated with you?  Have you been able to be a little more purposeful in these past several days about pausing and just being in the moment?

Maybe you find that difficult to do. Maybe it is your intention, but the next thing you know the whole day has flown by and each moment was jam packed. Happens to me all the time.

So I am going share a little secret that helps me. And you need just 3 things:

  • a moment of your time
  • a pen
  • several sticky notes

This is what you do, write the word BREATHE on a bunch of your sticky notes. Then I want you to put one on your computer, one on your bathroom mirror, one on your coffee machine, one in your car. Put one wherever you are regularly in your day.

And when you see this note, start to train yourself to take one conscious breath. 2 breaths. 3 breaths.

That is all it takes, 3 conscious breaths to slow down the sympathetic nervous system. In less than 20 seconds you can drop into a sense of calmness and presence. 

Try it and notice if your capacity to slow down, even just 5% more in your day starts to happen. Take some pictures of your sticky notes and post them on my Facebook page. I guarantee the effect will be nothing short of magic.

the most fundamental practice

the most fundamental practice

Are you someone who is super busy, working, creating, being on and running from here to there? I’m guessing yes. In my world, time often feels like it is sped up and that there is so much to do all the time. Sound familiar?

But here is what I know. In order for you to truly connect with yourself and your essence, there has to be a willingness to slow down.

Slowing down is hard. We resist it. We often actually keep ourselves busy on purpose. Why?

In my experience, the reason we don’t like to slow down is that we actually start to feel things and recognize where we are out of balance. Where we are out of integrity. Where we are not in our centre,. Where we do things that don’t feel aligned. We start to feel the places where we experience shame. That we are disconnected from. That we judge.

It all comes up.

So that is why we keep busy – to escape feeling all of these things.

But as you and I both know, the reality is that if we don’t slow down, we can’t grow, we can’t evolve as a humans. We will never bloom into our full potential unless we are intentional about meet ourselves exactly where we are. And to do this, the basic fundamental practice is to slow down.

Right now, take a deep breath in and slowly exhale out. When you slow down your breathing, you relax the central nervous system and begin to change your brain wave state. You activate the parasympathetic nervous system which sends a message to your being that it is ok to rest. Ok to let go. Ok to open. Ok to receive. 

Take a few more deep breaths – right into your belly. What are you experiencing? Can you sense a willingness to drop in and feel more connected to the world? To surrender into this moment into something much greater than you and your busy-ness? How does that feel? The present moment is the only moment we can truly be alive. It is your presence that is the greatest gift to humanity – not what you do but who you are.

I hope you can feel it – the magnificence of you simply being.