When sleeping women wake, mountains move. ~ Chinese Proverb
This is for all of the times when you've doubted your own power.
There is something truly magnificent formulating itself in the heart and mind of humanity right now. I'd like to think it's the waking up of feminine power. Feminine Power doesn't have to reside solely inside of a woman, but for the sake of this writing, I am speaking to the soul of a woman. I am speaking only to her because we, in so many ways, have been silenced and belittled for so long. And when a woman feels powerful, powerful from the HEART, the entire world heals and sighs a deep sigh of hopeful relief.
There is no doubt a LOT going on in the world right now. Many women coming forward speaking "me too" bursting open an eternity of silence, shame and repression. There is a lot going on right now.. the world, in my eyes, is waking up from a truly deep and long sleep. And when you've been sleeping for thousands of years, just imagine how grumpy you feel when you wake up? Trust the process of waking up...
Women: all I want to say is this. In all ways trust your path. I read once that according to certain ancient traditions, there exists a belief that to incarnate as a woman is one of the highest forms of energy in the Universe. Why? Because women birth LIFE. And truly, LIFE is the deepest and most ultimate gift.
When we wake up to the power of grace and love that exists inside of us, the world can heal.
How do we heal the world?
By doing the best we can, with where we are. Mother Theresa said: "If you want to heal the world, go home and love your family."
Do your best, with what you have, in your small corner of the Universe. Everything is taken care of itself... Trust.
In gratitude & solidarity, Natalia
Tarot. Most definitely my favorite subject matter... it was a huge honor to get to sit down with one of my best friends and her partner in crime Jenna, for the Mother Love Future Show Podcast. I always appreciate a space to dispel some of the nonsensical or imbalanced notions around such a sacred and truly helpful medium. Whether you are all for Tarot, or not, I hope you'll give the Podcast a listen and see what you can take from it :)
Listen to the full Podcast Here.
So what exactly is the mystical? Well, I like to see the mystical as the magical sides of life, the small moments that just feel beautiful.. and require no opinion or jurisdiction of their majesty... simply a feeling of goodness and truth. Everyone connects to the mystical in their own way. I’ve cultivated my connection to the magic of life through Kundalini Yoga, Tarot, Astrology and (some) moments of meditation (lol), as well as times in Nature and with friends and family that I love deeply.. The mystical keeps me in touch with what is beautiful and real, outside of my stories or negative perceptions of a situation or life itself. The mystical helps me to trust my relationship with the Universe, and the fact that life, truly is, there for my highest and best interest... so if I haven’t convinced you already, see below on some of my reasons you could use a little more practical magic in your every day...
1. We are not just our body and mind, but our Spirit too. Modern life encourages us to live with an almost unhealthy obsession with our body and mind (I understand this because believe me, I am very much engrained in it too...) Inserting the mystical into our lives is important, because it allows us to truly appreciate all aspects of life. Spirit or spirituality (however you define it) offers depth, light and a more all encompassing perspective which can soften the rough edges of being a human being... All things of our authentic spirit come from pure Love and lend lightness and beauty to our experience, as well as perspective to the darkness and challenge of things..
2. Because not all answers come from Google (or why Astrology & Tarot are amazing). One of my spiritual sisters is Ruby Warrington, of The-Numinous.com. We have been long time Instagram and email accomplices in all things mystical and her expression in the world is one that continually feeds me with inspiration and hope. Ruby wrote (and just recently released) a book called “Material Girl, Mystical World” and in it she speaks about how Tarot is like “Google for the Soul”.. I love this sentiment and here is why: Tarot and Astrology offer us insight and guidance on life. It’s not so much about a crystal ball and fortune telling, but rather pragmatic insight into the how’s and why’s of you in the now. All power exists in the present moment and our mind is our greatest tool. Shift how you look at a situation, gain a new perspective, make a new decision and voila, you have just shifted your reality.
3. Talk to plants (and use Essential Oils). Ever hugged a tree? It’s not just for hippies anymore. Nature supposedly emits a megahertz that resonates at the same energetic magnitude of the human heart Chakra. Ever wonder why you feel so good after you finish a hike?... The energetic frequency of the Earth is deeply healing for the human body and spirit. I have always said, stay close to the Earth and let that guide your life. I do this by eating clean, organic and natural foods (which I am very grateful are in such abundance in Los Angeles..), drinking purified water and utilizing essential oils. I only endorse doTerra and here is why: doTerra is an extremely high integrity essential oil line. How I have learned about them is this: they source their plants only where the plants grow indigenously as well as support the local infrastructure wherever the plants originate, instead of coming in, taking over and taking all of the profit.. the oils also undergo rigorous testing which is why they can be offered as medicinal grade some of which can be taken internally. I am going to be real with you here, they are a MLM Structure (you can google that..) so you can build your own business by offering oils or, simply order the oils monthly and incorporate them into your life. Another important facet of the MLM structure is that it encourages person to person sharing, which is pretty key for oils because half of the time you buy one at the store and have no idea what to do with it. Essential Oils have the potential to add a bit of Mother Earth to your every day life. I utilize the Peppermint oil almost every time after I eat and apply it to my lower back at the beginning of my moon time when my cramps are at their peak. Anyways, I could go on about essential oils so I will include a whole other blog talking about them another time if you’d like. ;)
4. Kindness is magic. The next time you are in a crappy mood, wake up on the wrong side of the bed or feel anxious and rushed, take your attention outside of yourself and be kind to every person you meet or encounter. No need to fake it, just tap into your internal reserve and let your own story go for a while about how off kilter you feel. I guarantee your whole vibe will shift just by sharing kindness and good energy with another human being, you may have no idea the magnitude of light you could be bringing into their life that moment.
How do you bring the mystical in your life? I’d love to hear.
And be sure to stay tuned, I will be releasing my Mystic 101 Online Course this Summer : )