Photo by Mike Ball.
I have been thinking about Friday's upcoming Blue Moon (simply the second full moon to appear in one calendar month) and also nursing my own Voice back to health after a weekend of burning the candle at both ends, as I am prone to doing. This is all while still marinating in the recently completed and most powerful five-week SouLodge course yet, July's Strong & Vital VOICE with Whale. Mama Whale nurtured us so gently and calmly through the very active Summer season.
I was so completely moved by the women of this particular virtual gathering under the flap. Working with Voice stirred up many emotions and was pivotal for many women who were deeply interested in what their souls had to say to them, and how to take those messages forward from within into their relationships, families, and to the world. Many of us discovered that we get a chunky lump in our throats (5th chakra) when we go to speak our vulnerable truths. So how to stay open? How to stay present to what is right there, so eager to be acknowledged? And a very important question for me, which I have been goldmining layer beneath layer of, is WHY?
Why is it important for me to speak my Truth?
Because the Truth is trapped within me which keeps me feeling small.
Because when Truth is not allowed to be heard, my vitality and radiance are undermined.
Because I'm not honoring myself and what I require to stay vital.
Because I've been conditioned/conditioned myself to adjust for others.
Because what I have to say is too much/too big/too deep/too scary/too risky (or too overwhleming and articulate, as a therapist advised me).
Because Women have been quieted/quieted themselves for too long, and now it is the accepted way.
Holding down the Truth about who I am and what I require to thrive causes damage and death to my soul.
It seems that sometimes soul's messages lies about 5-10 layers of Why under the surface. This is why I love working for SouLodge- my shelter, my community, my hope - as it provides us with the safe space to go deep.
In less than a month, Summer will be coming to a close. It seemed fitting, given the impact of this course, to make it available to everyone who feels called to dive into the majestic and revealing blue deep. It is a lasting work that will see us through all seasons to come, and a critical piece of the puzzle.
As part of every SouLodge session, I package the raw content from the course for participants into a PDF...
My message for the rare and upcoming Blue Moon is to strengthen your true Voice. I do believe that the whole world benefits from it, and becomes stronger when you do.
photo of Pixie by Stacy de la Rosa