Your SHEro's Journey

Thoughts and inspiration to nourish your soul and support you on your own SHEro's Journey

Understanding Your Version of Being 'Normal'

Understanding Your Version of Being 'Normal'

From a very young age we've been told what we should do, and how we should behave.

There are certain expectations on what 'normal' behaviour should look like, especially for girls, and then women.

In our culture today, there's more pressure than ever that things should *look* a certain way, so much so, that the picture we paint of ourselves, and our lives, can often mask the reality of what's really going on for us.

How we're seen, or how we think we'll be judged, is given more importance, than understanding or sharing what's really going on for us, and we may be reluctant to share our true emotions.

This suppression, or even in some cases denial of emotions, can lead us to feel confused and overwhelmed.

People have often used terms such as 'emotional', or 'high-maintenance', or described women as being 'too much', as a way of silencing them, or disconnecting them from their own internal power.

Woman have forgotten their power lies in their cyclical way of being, and instead have tried to squeeze themselves in to a linear existence, and can wonder why they feel burnt out, anxious and unfulfilled.

Often if you try and talk to people about this, they can look at you as if you're crazy, but there is another way!

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The Importance of Reclaiming The Moon

The Importance of Reclaiming The Moon

Women have always been deeply connected to the earth, and to the wisdom of nature.

Through her menstrual cycle, she is connected to the cycles around her, such as, the seasons, the moon phases, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the cycle of life and death.

Once upon a time, this wisdom, this understanding of the mysteries of life, were passed down from woman to woman, from mother to daughter, but over the centuries things began to change.

These, once revered, cycles that were honoured as a circle, began to be seen as inferior to a line.

The circle that had no beginning, or no end, and no hierarchy, was replaced with the line that had a bottom and a top, and a superior and inferior position.

The mysteries and connection to the earth began to be rejected. Intuition, emotions, and healing were ridiculed.

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Walking The Spiral Path

Walking The Spiral Path

Tonight was the final call of a four month group that I'd been running, I was both excited to share more on our final lesson togther, and sad that such an amazing experience was coming to an end.

It was fitting then, that our final topic was on supporting our sacred self, and looking at the spiral path that women walk.

As I spoke about honouring our sacred selves, the topic invariably turned to cycles and nature - two of my favourite topics.

It seems like a lifetime ago, but I used to teach people about how to create amazing raw food recipes.

Raw food didn't appeal to me because it was healthier, in fact in my case, when I was pregnant, raw food wasn't the best choice for me - but that's a whole other story... But I love raw food because it's food in its natural form (or at least much closer than heavily processed foods!), and when I ate a high raw food diet, it was one way that connected me more deeply to my own true nature.

There was no hiding from emotions or feelings by stuffing them down with foods such as breads and pasta, but eating more raw food, allowed to to relearn about my relationship with myself, and highlighted the areas in my life that needed some attention.

It reminded me that ultimately we are part of nature in all of it's glorious, colourful, juicy, tasty, powerful, and unruly ways.

We've done a good job over the years of trying to control nature. To harness her power, and protect ourselves from the very same wild, unpredictability that both scares us and has us in awe.

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Explore your energy with the cycle of the moon

Explore your energy with the cycle of the moon

I have Put Togther a free tool to help you tap into your own lunar energies.

The moon, is the closest astronomical body to Earth, and it has a profound effect on us and the earth we live on.

It represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives.

I've always been fascinated with the moon and her ability to influence us.

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