Are you receiving the support, love and care you need? Are you receiving more than you are giving? Do you feel held by the Universe? Do you feel like you can let go and it won't all fall apart? Most of us don't. We are strong achievers and self less care givers, but we suck at receiving.
At the root of all the burnout, self sacrifice and overwhelm are the ways in which we are blocking what we actually desire or need to receive.
"Opening to Receive" is a practice I believe we all need in our regular rotation... it's too easy to push away the support we need, not ask for what we need, or try to do too much on our own.
Do you even know what receiving really is??
There is lots to say about receiving, but rather than talk about it, as an end to our 3-part series on Overwhelmed and Over It, I wanted to give you an experience to OPEN TO RECEIVE... more of whatever it is you need. A meditation for receiving more support, connection and trust
An experience that would help you release the blocks you have in place to receiving that you likely don't see.
And an experience that would give you the feeling of some of the specific ways in which we feel when we are fully receiving, such as:
I AM HELD.
I AM VALUED.
I AM SUPPORTED.
I AM MET.
I AM CONNECTED.
I invited a special guest to lead the meditation, my partner Noah Martin, a powerful meditation guide and relationship and partnership advisor and coach. He really gets how to work with the heart and energy fields to open us to receive.
Find a place you can be still.
Bring whatever blocks you are feeling to receiving what you need and, desire.
And just experience the meditation.
With the intention that you open to receive. Even if you don't know what that truly means.
For More with Noah
1. Check out his podcast Meditations by Noah
2. Tune into his free class on "Finding the Good Ones" - for those who desire to receive more in their romantic relationships - register at www.DreamPartnerships.com
Open to Receive More With Christine
1. Mid Year FLOW Power Pause - www.Flowpowerpause.com
2. The Feminine Wisdom Way - www.FeminineWisdomWay.com
3. Overwhelmed and Over It! A Path to Liberation
4 Month Transformational Experience
*Reposted as previous post only had 1/2 the podcast :) We women have been trained to operate like banks - where we give give give withdrawls all day long, but never take in deposits. Result? We bankrupt ourselves. We've been raised to be strong achievers and self-less care givers, but not strong receivers.
We push away support when it shows up.
Deflect compliments. Accept working 60-80 hours a week as normal, and will even skip lunch, going to the bathroom, drinking water just so we can keep pushing through.
We give to our families and friends, even when we can't afford to give the energy, time, effort, money.
We need a new equation that empowers us to GIVE AND RECEIVE. Which I have.
But first, we have to get real about WHY we OVER GIVE.
The reasons we sacrifice and sabotage ourselves are rooted deep in our hearts - where the feelings and fears we'd rather not feel live. #truth
The path to liberating yourself and others out of the ways of working and living that lead to burnout and self sacrifice is through your heart. #wisdom
One of the reasons we stay stuck in these unsustainable realities is we are fine talking about the overwhelm but where real change happens - no way!
So today, of course, I invite you to dive into the heart with me - the 3rd point of liberation on the Path of Liberation out of burnout, overwhelm and self sacrifice.
join me for this Feminine Power Time: Are You Overgiving and Under Receiving? #3 of 3 in our Overwhelmed and Over It series. I will share:
• The deeper ROOT reasons we over give and bankrupt ourselves emotionally, spiritually, relationally, physically, even financially
•The signs that you are OVER GIVING
•Different ways you over give that you might not know
•The 8 Fears underneath why you over give and sacrifice yourself
•A practice you can use to get in touch with the deeper fears and feelings at the root of the overwhelm.
•Three ELEVATE inquiries you can use in the moment to get your giving and receiving in harmony
•A proactive practice that will support you to keep your giving and receiving at work, in relationship, etc in harmony.
I'll also read from of the chapters from my new book Overwhelmed and Over It which comes out Sept 2020. I didn't want to have you wait.
AND... Here are three ways to get support, go deeper, and liberate yourself out of overwhelm and burnout and into the life and work design that supports and sustains you.
FLOW POWER PAUSE -
The Mid Year Reflection, Realignment, Refocusing
1. Do it from home - www.FlowPowerPause.com
2. Join me in Seattle - July 9th
3. Come to the Feminine Wisdom Weekend at Kripalu on the East Coast - www.FeminineWisdomWeekend.com
AND IF YOU ARE READY TO TRULY LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM THE UNSUSTAINABLE REALITY of YOUR LIFE AND WORK...
I am looking for up to 11 women to join me for the Overwhelmed and Over It! 4-month Transformation this Summer and Fall. We start the end of June.
Get the invitation here. www.OverwhelmedandOverIt.com
There are real reasons why no matter how many self care, stress management, or life hack strategies you try or how hard you try to do things like get sleep, eat well so you can thrive, that you cannot get out of the burnout, self sacrifice or overwhelm.
It's not your fault that you feel so stretched.
There are REAL systemic reasons that keep you trapped in unsustainable realities.
You are the only one with the power to change it.
The good news is, you are not alone - we are ALL feeling this way.
And today I am inviting you to join me to take a step towards your personal liberation out of overwhelm and burnout.
Tune into this episode of Feminine Power Time with me Christine Arylo, feminine leadership advisor, teacher and author for "Overwhelmed and Over It!: Why It's Not Your Fault - The 5 Truths that Can Liberate You from Burnout & Self Sacrifice"
These truths took me a decade to unearth.
I think you will find them empowering and illuminating.
Together, armed with the 'truth' we have the first step in setting ourselves and generations to come free - systemic and self awareness.
Then in the next episode, we will talk about how to create a personal and social path for liberation and transformation.
To learn more about the Overworked, Overwhelmed & Over IT! personal transformation experience Christine is taking 11-13 women through as she writes the Overwhelmed and Over It Book this summer and fall go to - www.OverwhelmedandOverit.com
To attend the yearly FLOW Mid Year Power Pause (From home)- Focus Your Life Force on What Matters the 2nd half of the year. Set your intentions professionally and personally purposefully. June 23rd. Do it live or at your own pace. Go to www.FlowPowerPause.com
To learn more about
The Feminine Wisdom Way - www.FeminineWisdomWay.com
The Feminine Wisdom Weekend Summer Retreat - www.FeminineWisdomWeekend.com
The Path of Self Love Training - Summer Immersion and Retreat -https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/path-self-love-training-teaching-others-love-themselves
When you read the words ‘mother love’ you likely go right to thinking about the mother who gave birth to you or the mother who raised you. And while that mother definitely has a role to play in our lives, she cannot be our only source of “mother love.”
Mother love is... a specific kind of love that every human being needs – we don’t outgrow the need for it, although we sadly forget how much we do need it.
Mother love is… the deep, all-embracing, all-accepting, nourishing, nurturing, warm, safe, supportive love that soothes the places inside our hearts that feel scared and lonely.
Mother love is… the strong love that we can fall into when we are stressed, stretched, uncertain, and feeling like we just can’t handle what’s happening in our life.
Sourcing Mother Love is not something most of us were taught how to do. In this Feminine Power Time with Christine Arylo: Mother Love: The Feminine Love That Will Hold You Through Transition:
To dive deeper into the feminine connection with Christine Arylo, attend one of her virtual or in person Feminine Wisdom Sessions or Retreats - go here for more details www.ChristineArylo.com
Or join Christine for The Feminine Wisdom Way - www.FeminineWisdomWay.com
I QUIT! What do you do when you feel defeated, in despair at the state of the world or your world or just DONE, like you just don’t want to and can’t ‘do’ it anymore? Every woman I know feels this way - and most feel like it’s not okay to admit it. Or they don’t know what to do with these feelings. I get it. I lived this. I can visit this. And so many of the women I work with feel this way.
And it’s not our fault, but we are the only ones with the power to change it. We just haven’t been taught how to change it in a way that supports us vs. continues the strain and drain,
Which is why I could just feel in the field it was time to do a series on Liberating Us out of Overwhelm - not spiritually bypassing it or pretending self care tips will do the job. But for real liberation.
My next book, Overwhelmed and Over It! is about this very thing - it comes out Fall 2020 - And we need to address these things now! So we will in this Feminine Power Time, with me Christine Arylo: “I QUIT! Defeated. In Despair. Done” #1 of 3 in our Overwhelmed and Over It! Series.
Tune in for the conversation where we will dive into:
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What change is calling you? What threshold are you stepping over? What transition does your heart desire and your soul know it is time for, now?
And how do you walk into, through this transition in your full power and presence, supported and led not forcing and pushing? Or holding back or reverting to who and how you have been in the past?
I've been feeling called to have this conversation with you - about passing through what are called "Thresholds" - a term I learned from John O'Donohue, a beautiful teacher, poet, celtic mystic, writer and human advisor. I'll read his writing on THRESHOLDS at the start of our session to elevate how you think about change and transition in a way that makes it so much more empowering, potent and graceful.
Fierce grace is the HOW we walk through change when we are fully embodied in our feminine power and wisdom. It's how we live our lives.
And today, in this Feminine Power Time with me Christine Arylo, "Making Changes with Fierce Grace: Feminine Wisdom for Changing Times & Personal Transition " I invite you to:
And of course, we will do this all from your power center - the HEART.
ABOUT THESE FEMININE WISDOM FOR CHANGING & INTENSE TIMES EPISODES
I create these special Feminine Power Time episodes "Feminine Wisdom for Changing & Intense Times" to speak whatever wisdom I am being guided to share at this specific time based on what I am noticing and hearing from the people I work with - and seeing in myself.
And based on the natural cycles and energy that is avaiable for us to work with as we lead, live and succeed in our lives a different way, having a impact and making a difference a sustainable way... as citizens of a universe not consumers driven by a machine... as self empowered sacred rebels here to show a different way, not follow the conventional status quo.
I'll drop these in for you 8 times a year, at the natural "flow" turning points - the four major turns, the equinoxes, solstices and then the 4 minor turns. These are the shifts of seasons no matter where you live, by which the earth and the cosmos operates. If you get in sync with them, you gain super power and your life, work and relationships get into sync too.
For more on these cycles, join me at www.FeminineWisdomWay.com
WISDOM INQUIRIES TO CHEW ON:
1. NAME & CLAIM THE CHANGE / THRESHOLD - What threshold / transition are you standing at or walking through? What change is calling you, and what is the call?
2. INVITE IN GRACE - What needs to be released so you can rise? What needs to be preserved so you can be sustained through this threshold?
3. TAKE A FIERCE STAND - What does this transition matter to you? If you were being an advocate for yourself, what would you say NO to and what would you say YES TO?
#it is wise in your life to recognize and acknowledge key thresholds @johnodonohue
#when making big changes you can go it alone and suffer or you can invite in grace to guide you and feel supported
#make no move before grace goes before you
#take a stand for what matters to you
#embrace the change calling you, and walk into the fire of transformation open hearted and you will rise wiser and fuller
RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM CHRISTINE
1:1 Harmonize & Rise Transformational Mentorship with Christine Arylo - learn more at www.HarmonizeandRise.com
The Feminine Wisdom Way - living, leading and succeeding the feminine way. Create and work in the flow. www.FeminineWisdomWay.com
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