Are YOU an Awakening Angel?

Awakening Angels Circle2

As Awakening Angels, we are unlike any others.  We feel deeper, see deeper, and experience life deeper than most.  We feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, and because of that, we’ve lived most of our lives serving the needs of those around us, often neglecting our own needs in the process.

And still, that small voice inside, the one that reminds us that we have a purpose, never leaves our side, no matter how overwhelmed or out of sorts we get, no matter how much we ignore it.

I know, because I’ve been where you are. 

I lost my mom when I was 27, after eight years of illness, and I never really took the time to grieve or heal from that great loss.  I simply went on with life. I got married, had children, and completely ignored my own self care for many years.  As a result, I struggled with chronic stress and illness which left me nearly debilitated in my 30s.  At my lowest point, I thought that struggle and overwhelm was my fate, that I was destined to simply survive whatever the world threw at me.

But in those quiet moments, when I was truly honest with myself, I knew deep down that this wasn’t the life I was supposed to live.  That I was here to do more than struggle.  And I wanted so badly to feel better that I could no longer accept my “fate”.   So, I spent the last several years cultivating tools to help me heal from my past, balance my life, and connect with my inner guidance:  my soul, my higher self, and most especially my angels.

Last year, at the urging of my angels, I finally published my first book, The Angel Inside: Inspiration to Connect with Your Inner Guidance.  Ironically, I fought the guidance I was receiving, doing everything I could to avoid writing this book.  However, angels can be persistent; they know when something is needed in this world.  And they know who needs to bring it to life.

What I would have given during my own time of awakening and healing to have had a group of heart-centered, awakening women to help support and inspire me, to help me not feel so alone, to ensure me I wasn’t actually crazy, to hold my hand as I followed my path.   To hold space for me to grow in my spiritual awareness, help me identify areas which need healing and support and elevate my self-care practices, support me to explore the voice pushing me into something new to confront the blocks which seemed to hold me back.

At the urging of my angels, I now offer to you what I didn’t have then: Support.  Inspiration.  Compassion.  Healing.  Empowerment.  Growth.  Connection.

Why Now?

“When women come together and make a commitment to each other to be in a circle with a spiritual center, they are creating a vessel of healing and transformation for themselves, and vehicle for change in their world.”
~Jean Shinoda Bolen

Women have gathered in circles for centuries to connect, grow, develop, and heal.  The power of circles is that we grow not only from our own work, but from bearing witness and holding space for the work of others.  In circles, we are all equal. Our resources are multiplied, our support magnified.

In these times of unrest across the globe, the power of women coming together for spiritual development, self care, healing, and connection to inner guidance cannot be understated.  The world desperately needs healing and the best way to go about this is for women to first work on  themselves, creating a global ripple effect of awakening, fierce compassion, and holistic service.

Women participating in the Awakening Angels Circle will work together to explore powerful topics such as:

  • Safety, Security, and Trust
  • Worthiness and Openness to Change
  • Self-Care and Self-Compassion
  • Speaking and Living Your Truth
  • Seeing New Ways to Move Forward
  • Connection to Self and Spirit

For more details on each of these topics, visit A Spirit Led Life.

Now is the Time…

Now is the time for you to reclaim self-nurturing, shift your energy, and heal your wounds.

Now is the time for you to dig deep into your inner knowing and get reconnected with the truth of who you are and why you’re here.

Now is the time for you to awaken and heal, so you can safely and confidently help to deliver the world into a more awakened existence.

Now is the time for you to:

  • Learn to trust your inner guidance and ask for Divine assistance regularly
  • Explore, connect, and evolve on your personal spiritual path
  • Cultivate greater self-love and self-healing
  • Receive support and encouragement for your healing and growth
  • Share ideas and resources
  • Receive clarity around perceived blocks
  • Be held accountable for changes and commitments
  • Experience authentic connection with other like-minded women

If you feel that calling within, and you feel led to seek support on your path, I invite you to keep reading and learn more about this small and exclusive circle of women.

The Circle

Awakening Angels Circle is a unique and exclusive monthly offering for 8 women who wish to enhance self-care for body, mind, and spirit, grow their resources and support for self-healing and spiritual awareness, and connect to their inner guidance encircled by the safety and sacred space of other soul-centered women.

While the exact structure may change from session to session in support of the women present, each session will include:

  • Opening and Connection
  • Member Check-in
  • Group Support
  • Guided Meditation
  • Spirit Journaling
  • Individual Goal Setting

Start Date

The next circle starts May 27, 10am-noon (location TBD).  We’ll continue to meet the last Saturday of the month, with consideration for holidays and other scheduling conflicts as they arise.

Cost and Commitment

Because growing inner guidance and building confidence and trust in ourselves and others takes both patience and persistence, all group members must agree to regular attendance for at least six months.  You may attend one circle to ensure it’s a fit.  Afterwards, a  commitment is expected.  You may pay monthly ($39/month) or pay for six months in full and receive a discount ($210 – save $24).

Bonuses

As a bonus for joining the circle, all participants will receive:

  • The Angel Inside:  Inspiration to Connect with Your Inner Guidance (Kindle download).  Receive a downloadable version of my inspirational guide to connecting with the inner guidance from your angels.  Readable via a free downloadable Kindle e-reader if you don’t have a Kindle device.
  • Soul Journal (PDF download).  Receive a custom journal to guide and complement your soul journey.
  • Chakra Balancing and Connection (distance). I will assess and clear each one of your chakras, as well as your energy field.  I’ll take notes and share any intuitive feedback I may receive to support your growth and healing.

Questions?  Ready to join?

Due to the nature of spiritual development, it is imperative that the circle remain small and that all members are committed to their ongoing own growth and to supporting the growth of others.  For that reason, I speak with each potential member prior to joining the group, to ensure it is a good fit for everyone with respect to personalities, goals, interests, etc.  If you would like to inquire more about the circle, click the link below!

JOIN THE CIRCLE

Please note that this currently this is a local offering (Louisville, KY area).  I plan to make this a virtual offering in the near future. Stay tuned!

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Re-birth

Milky Way

The only time more extraordinary
Than the day of my birth
Is that of my re-birth,
The moment I started to become aware
Of the greater path set before me,
Of the greater being that I am

No matter how hard I tried to hide the real me
Or forgot my soul amidst the work of existing,
Re-birth brought me back
Step by often painful step,
Moment by moment,
To an awakening of Me –

My true potential
My true self
The true depth and expansiveness
Of my soul

My time has come,
The star shines brightly above
To light my way
To lead me home

To lead you home

©SpiritLed 2016

Awakening Man

I rarely post external content, but I ran across this today & it moved me so much.  I know Russell Brand is a comedian and often known for crazy antics.  But there’s nothing crazy about what he’s saying here.  These are the same messages, the same experiences, that I’ve been having for the last several years.  I hope others are moved and inspired as well.  There is more to this life than just the human experience.  When you find the divine within, a whole new world opens up. ❤

Dichotomy

Beach door

You look across this human life between
Right and Wrong
Black and White
Good and Bad
Life and Death
and howl in roaring discontent
for lives well-spent in others’ cages

Yet all things bear extremes and
in betweens and in the grey
is where the magic happens:

     humanity comes alive
     peace is sought and won
     lives are laid down for one another

Your days of love’s labor
are not long for this world,
the distance between heaven and hell
becomes but a speck of dust
you carry in your pocket
along the uneasy, winding way to dusk’s door
and dawn’s welcoming embrace

©SpiritLed 2014

More

The final day of vacation holds a sadness
a knowing that the hermit life created for a time must end
that all the sandy remnants washed upon the shore
which once housed life
now provide enjoyment for collectors

as their broken parts begin to renourish the shoreline
as your broken parts started to renourish while on temporary retreat

Yet the wholeness is still fleeting
as soon as the water washes upon the shore
it just as quickly recedes
and even an extended solitary stay
cannot stop the feeling
of slipping away

And so the melancholy pervades
even as the others play and walk the beach
in quiet confidence of more time

More time –
     It’s what you always want
     no matter the endeavor

More time to hug your children
More time to finish your work
More time to stay still

More –
     Nothing is ever enough

Why can’t the blessed moments in life be enough
     without wanting more?

Each moment is encapsulated in the now, past and
     future are no longer or not yet real

More implies lack, and looking out at this expanse
     you know you want for nothing
     except for More

Each shell you collected is real today but gone tomorrow
     and you still want More

Each day a gift, never to be received again
     and yet you sit, melancholy on the sand
     counting the hours until you must part
     rather than counting the waves, the shells,
     the single grains of sand that could fill up
     an entire lifetime of More

Waves, shells, sand
     they know everything comes to an end
     transition is the only way to sustain life
     they share their wisdom
     for those who are open to hear
     those who dare to turn their backs on More

SpiritLed 2014

Lakshmi’s Hope

Lakshmi

Lakshmi’s outstretched arms
promise wealth, love, liberation,
and the life that brings great meaning

This hope, engendered from the core of
ancient connection, gives rise to
swirling rooftop fantasies
that four arms provide a proper parachute,
a prescription against aspiration landing –
splat
on the concrete below

Thirty-Nine

Today I turn 39.  My last year in my 30’s.  If I had my nearly 4 decades to do over, I’d stay home with my kids, which is a total contradiction because I hated staying at home when they were very young.  Now I’d do it all over again and for longer, just for more time with them.  I’d go to graduate school the first time I had the chance.  I’d go back to that first relationship in high school, and I’d say no to that boy.  Yes, it would change the course of my life, but I’d avoid the pain of losing a friend.  I’d make and keep better connections with friends of my parents and my extended family.  I had no idea how much I would wish I knew them better as I got older.   I’d demand more of myself.  The status quo and self pity would never be in my coping toolbox.  I’d learn about self care early on and make it a priority.  I’d stop myself from picking up terrible interpersonal habits that negatively affect my relationships.  My poor husband really has to deal with a lot of baggage.  I’d let people get close to me, I’d be more vulnerable.  And I’d expect it of other people too.  I’d take back every mean word I ever said to my sister.  Maybe we were just kids, but I’m sure it affected her, and she’s the only sibling I have.  I’d set better boundaries for myself, and I wouldn’t be afraid to say no.  I wouldn’t find a sick comfort in relationships that make me feel bad.  I’d talk to my mom about her illness, I’d share my fears about living a life without her.  I’d snuggle up next to her that night when she asked me to.   I’d understand that in order to feel great joy and compassion, you also, at times, have to allow yourself to feel great pain.  I’d never stop writing.  Or dancing.  Or letting the world know how smart I am.  Or crying.  I’d cry a LOT more.  And I’d pray more.  I’d figure out early what makes me passionate and pursue that.  Or not stop pursuing that.  I’d have a job that I love, that fulfills me, that I can’t wait to get up and do every morning.  I’d force my foot into that Cinderella slipper and never let it fall off my foot.

“Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Happy 39.  It’s going to be a great year.

©SpiritLed 2014