“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” Maya Angelou
As soon as I read this quote, I knew it would become one of my favourites.
It resonates deeply with me as my journey of creative self-realization has involved moving into harmony with my spirit and forging my own authentic path (on-going!).
My process has included developing a conscious connection with the Divine Feminine and exploring the multitude of ways that yin energy can be expressed through who I am and what I do as I follow the path to my “destination”.
Pushing the River
There have been many challenges along the way as I was brought up to value the masculine, yang qualities of taking responsibility for making things happen, driving life forwards to achieve external success and generally pushing the river!
Of course this active energy has an extremely important role to play in the dance of creation which requires a balance of feminine flow and masculine focus to manifest fully and reach a point of completion.
Yet anything taken to an extreme is fundamentally flawed and it didn’t take long for me as a young adult to discover the limitations and damage such an approach involves.
In Harmony with My Spirit
I was increasingly called to explore what being in harmony with my spirit felt like and ultimately to step into my authentic power as a creative woman.
As part of that process, I needed to learn how to let go and to trust, to open myself to receive as well as to give, and to allow things to be and to become.
Perhaps most important of all, exploring the full expression of feminine flow has led me to accept myself fully as an expression of Souce in the form of a slightly quirky creative spirit in a female body!
My Authentic Destination
It’s been an intense journey that’s involved phases of exclusive emphasis on all things feminine to counterbalance the early conditioning and eventually to find a harmonious balance between the two.
The process continues to unfold yet the rewards so far are unquantifiable from the liberation and fulfilment of finally living in alignment with my soul and expressing myself creatively and authentically through my version of the destination.
Of course the details are different for each individual; yet the principles are the same for all of the amazing women I serve as a mentor and guide.
Each one is on her way to living in harmony with her spirit and arriving at her authentic destination.
Conscious Writing, Living and Leadership
The deeply transformative nature of this process also relates directly to a conscious approach to writing, living and leadership.
This is because when you’re in harmony with your spirit you are free from the limiting thoughts, beliefs and habits of your conditioned mind.
You also have access to unlimited potential for authentic self-expression whether you’re writing a blog, making values based choices in your life or coaching a CEO through major change.
Opening the Way
Opening the way for women to discover this truth for themselves forms an essential part of the work I love doing with individuals and groups.
If you feel called to step up to the next level on your journey of writing, living and leading in harmony with your spirit, let me know if you’d like to explore new possibilities with the benefit of my intuitive guidance and support.
May you arrive at your destination as your true self, and only your true self!