New beginnings are such a gift - from a new baby, to a new relationship or friendship, a new job, new home, new project or new phase of life. But most of us miss the gift because instead of savoring the process, creating the space needed to allow things to unfold and emerge... we rush in, put pressure on ourselves to hit the ground running and don't take the space needed. And the foundation of the new thing is not strong enough to endure.
Instead of savoring the experience we stress out during it.
In relationship, we rush in to intimacy too fast and give our bodies and hearts away before the relationship foundation is strong enough. We so desire to be safe, loved and to know it 'will work out' we miss the dance of growing intimacy.
In jobs, we start new ones right away instead of giving ourselves the space between to decompress and regenerate. So we leave one job exhausted and start the next one depleted, because the system 'needs us"
In giving birth, we go back to work weeks or a few months later, because we live in a system that doesn't honor human life force, the mother or the need to be nurtured.
In new projects, new homes, and any new beginning, we don't give ourselves the space to settle in and let things unfold and emerge, to savor the experience. We stress the whole way through to get it done, missing the beauty.
In finishing school or finishing a project we complete one milestone and think we are supposed to have it all figured out to start the next thing now.
This is systemic. Inside the systems and inside of ourselves. Causing huge amounts of stress, and pressure by truncating the space needed for endings and beginnings ... such precious sacred time.
Join Christine Arylo for this Feminine Power Time, "New Beginnings: How to Honor Yourself vs Push Your Way Through Them"
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One of the great gifts I receive is talking to lots of wise, conscious women and men around the world. And through those conversations I start to see patterns emerge - for what people are experiencing during these intense and changing times. When you see the patterns happening OUT there, you start to understand whats happening INSIDE you so much more.
And instead of feeling like you are alone or crazy you start to see that you are right on track. You elevate out of the swirl or the emotion of it. And you gain wisdom about what is REALLY happening through you, not to you.
Every so often I feel inspired to do these episodes of Feminine Power Time to share with you what I see happening 'out there' so you can use that wisdom to apply to what is happening in your life, now.
Join me Christine Arylo, for this feminine power podcast, where we will explore:
Other Feminine Power Time Episodes to tune into to deepen in some of this include "The Lie About Time" "Are You Supported" "Courageous Feminine Leadership"
To join me for the mid year Power Pause retreat - a Feminine Wisdom Weekend, July 27-29th at Kripalu, learn more here.
Are the choices you are making creating freedom for you? Or are you unknowningly creating realities that keep you stuck, stressed and out of alignment with what you truly desire? Most of us subconsciously make choices that laden us down vs. liberate us... but how do you know?
Take a power pause with Christine Arylo, feminine leadership advisor and wisdom teacher to shine a light on the ways in which you may be sabotaging your own freedom, so you can make sure you are making choices that lead to creating a life that supports and sustains what truly matters to you. In this episode of Feminine Power Time you'll gain wisdom on:
Make a conscious choice to gain the wisdom, tools and practices to keep you on your path, even if that means stepping outside of conventional wisdom and your comfort zone... And keep yourself out of overwhelm and burnout.
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"Follow your heart." It sounds simple, even trite, but it's anything but. This wisdom byte is DIRECTION on how we navigate these intense and changing times. If you are facing a change, or feeling like you need to make a change or knowing that a change is coming, you can either step in with courage and compassion and grace or you can suffer, spin, get stuck and miss out on the expanded possibility you are being called into, but you just can't see yet.
Stepping in the unknown... deciphering the messages of your heart... conjuring up courage and clarity... having deep trust... these are not skills we where taught in school or on the job - although we should be. As leaders in our lives and work and families, we have to know how to tune into the heart - not the mind - where the answers to the how, when, where lie.
In this Feminine Power Time, the last recorded in her home in Valley the Moon (I'm in a big change) Christine Arylo, women's leadership advisor and wisdom teacher invites you to bring the change you are facing or feeling into this heart provoking, illuminating conversation to:
In this session, Christine will help you slow down and tap into what your heart is guiding you to shift, change and step into, now, and the path ahead for allowing it to happen with grace and ease.
To join Christine at a retreat this year
Stay out of the fray. Step into feminine wisdom to illuminate how you can best navigate the path ahead for 2018.
As we cross the threshold into a new year - after a very intense 2017, I'm inviting you to take a PAUSE to feel into what is true, what is coming, what is needed to navigate the waters ahead, and how and who you want to be this coming year.
In the wisdom traditions, Jan is the dreaming month - a time for listening to our hearts and souls, to divine guidance and to what is needed in the world, with our beloveds and for ourselves. We slow down to connect inward so the realities we create liberate us to be and give our fullest selves, instead of become burdens, jail cells or more things to do.
In times like this focus and fluidity is key.
Accessing our inner WISDOM - calling to become stronger.
Stepping out of the fray to stay centered in our selves and our truth is essential.
So using the power of the first full moon of 2018 - known as a Wolf Moon - in this Feminine Power Time, we'll shine a flashlight ahead to:
Join Christine Arylo for the feminine wisdom session "A Different Way to Dream: Vision, Plan & focus YOUR YEAR,The Feminine Way" - RSVP for free at www.femininewisdomsession.com
Consider joining Christine Arylo and women around the world for Structure + Support + Sisterhood to live, lead and succeed differently - The Feminine Super Power Year 2018 - get the invitation here www.femininesuperpoweryear.com
"Our women's wombs are not only for birthing children, but also for birthing new worlds" - Gaia Codex.
There lives within the heart and body and spirit of every woman a deep wisdom... that goes beyond the intellect, beyond this time and way of thinking... some call it a 'codex' ... others call it a 'sacred web'... most of us were not taught how to access this deeper well and web of wisdom in our conventional school, families or on-the job trainings.
Yet knowing how to access and work with this wisdom and the 'sacred technology' it offers us, is the very key to the answers we seek on how we create, lead and live at this time in the world.
In this Feminine Power Time, Christine Arylo and guest Sarah Drew, author of Gaia Codex, invite you into:
Sarah Drew is the author of Gaia Codex and also one of the 11 wisdom teachers in The Art of Sacred Circle, a collective group of women, led by Christine Arylo, to birth new offerings, programs and trainings that create transformation and connection, and support their sacred work to grow, the feminine way.
To learn about The Art of Sacred Circle training and incubator -which starts in the Fall of every year go to www.ArtofSacredCircle.com
To learn more about Sarah Drew and Gaia Codex go to www.GaiaCodex.com
How do you stay connected with compassion and courage to the world around you and all that is occurring during these intense times without getting overwhelmed by it? Or distracted by it? Or just pulling the covers over your head and forgetting all about it.
Between the natural disasters of floods and fires, and the human disasters of man made missles launching over countries, and man made missles of frustation and anger being launched daily through Facebook, in the streets, in the workplace... just how do you deal with this in a way that is compassionate and caring but without becoming consumed by it?
The sages predicted we would enter this time of catalyzation - it is intense. And they also left us wisdom for how to 'be' with it in which we can be the calm in the storm vs adding fuel to the fire.
Join Christine Arylo, at this Feminine Power Time, for a invoking and elevating conversation about how those who desire to be part of changing the world and creating a world that supports humanity instead of separates it can:
To learn more about Christine's work go to www.ChristineArylo.com to receive her weekly Wisdom Letters and learn about the upcoming Wisdom Quest and Art of Sacred Circle Incubator and Training.
To be part of the shift by teaching others self love go to www.PathofSelfLove.org
If you could trust your Inner Wisdom more,
what would you be doing differently right now?
And just how do you tell the difference between the smart guidance of your Inner Wisdom and the fear or blind faith of
that 'other' self-sabotaging inner voice?
How do you gain access to that deep wisdom within to guide your choices, and then conjure up the courage to follow it's guidance... no matter what??
There is no question most of us are feeling stressed, stretched and affected by the external swirl - so how do we stay clear, centered, and confident inside ourselves?
The truth is...
While we may not be able to stop bullets with bracelets, as women and girls we DO have super powers for staying S.T.R.O.N.G., the feminine way.
And we need access to this internal power so we can be the leaders we desire to be for this world, our families, our work, our communities and ourselves.
Join Christine Arylo for this special episode of Feminine Power Time - a Feminine Wisdom Session & Salon streamed live with women around the world, where we explore:
To receive the video stream of this Salon and the materials Christine Arylo talks about go to www.FeminineWisdomSession.com
At some point in her life every woman is faced with the question of whether she will have children or not have children. It's a very personal question that we don't have a lot of wisdom and ritual around in our culture, which can lead to a lot of stress, anxiety, personal doubt and shame, and even a lot of separation and judgement among the best of friends.
The very question around motherhood itself sets us up for separation and self judgment because it's a yes/no duality based question, which automatically creates limitation with only two choices. Either I have a child if I want to be a mother or I don't. This polarizing approach to motherhood also puts a lot of pressure on a woman to have a body that can produce a child or can beat the clock or that she can justify a reason if she chooses not to birth children.
Feminine Wisdom guides us to make inquiries that expand possibility and bring us deeper into our own personal truth.
A wiser question - one that can lead us to our own inner truth and feminine power is:
How do I desire to mother?
It is deep within a woman's psyche to mother.
Our feminine energy within MUST give birth, we just are not all meant to give birth to physical children.
Our feminine energy within has a yearning and instinct to nurture and be a guiding supportive presence. We are all just not meant to be day to day parents.
Our feminine energy within calls us to gather and care for others.
All women have an instinct and need to "mother." What if mother was a verb, not a noun?
In our current "overculture" we are domesticated to believe that means giving birth from our physical bodies. There are deep subconscious beliefs and fears that can cloud our ability to truly know what our path with motherhood is - causing us all kinds of suffering, self doubt and self judgment.
We are missing more conscious ways to explore our relationship and choices around motherhood that diminish our feminine power and sisterhood and self worth that I would love to invite us to explore - for ourselves and for the girls and women we love.
In this Feminine Power Time, To Be A Mother or Not to Be? That is Not the Question, with Christine Arylo, feminine leadership advisor and feminine wisdom teacher, invokes an expansive conversation to explore:
And... Christine has invited a special guest to join to share another perspective on the journey. Laurie Jacobsen Jones, a woman who explored many paths to motherhood, first unconsciously - from both ego and soul - then consciously - following the flow of her soul path - including the natural way, the 'fertility gauntlet' way, and finally was led to adopt two daughters, leave her corporate executive career to start a school, and became very clear about what her truth with being a parent and a mother was.
This Feminine Power Time is the 4th in the Feminine Bond Series hosted by Christine Arylo.
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*Note: The overculture is something we as women must continually pause to see clearly. So pervasive, and we've lived in it for so long, it's like living in a fishbowl and not realizing you do. The word overculture was coined by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with Wolves. For the full definition visit the podcast page -FemininePowerTime.com
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 – part 1 of 4 of "The Feminine Bond" Series – we will:
To dive deeper into the feminine connection with Christine Arylo, attend one of her virtual or in person Feminine Super Power Wisdom Sessions or Retreats - go here for more details www.ChristineArylo.com
I have never met a woman who does not desire more space in her life - for herself, for spending time with those she loves, for doing the things she loves... yet when it comes down to making choices to 'spend time' on herself, women feel guilty, like they should be spending their time and money on others or "more responsible" things, and like it's just impossible to 'find the time' to 'make the time' their hearts and souls crave.... and that literally their lives and health depend on.
Breaking this paradigm of never having enough time isn't just some nice luxury of pampering... our very health and lives depend on changing our relationship to time so we can create the space we need physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
In this Feminine Power Time with Christine Arylo invites us to:
"If we desire to change this world into one in which what we care about and who we care about thrives, we have to ensure that we are supported and sustained. Otherwise we will burnout. Creating space as a daily, weekly and yearly practice isn't selfish it's smart."
No one on the outside is going to give us 'time' - we have to love ourselves and this world so much that we claim the space and take it, trusting that act will give more to all we love, including ourselves.
The changes have to take place on the inside before the shift happens on the outside.
To make the internal shift to create the space you need check out the 40 Day Burnout to Balance Practice with Christine Arylo www.BurnouttoBalancePractice.com
Have you ever considered that the stories that make up our history and the 'information' that is passed off as truth are not always 'the truth'. Or considered that the systems that we work within, operate within and take for face value as 'that is just how things are' are really man-made constructs that can also be de-constructed to create new more supportive realities, for you and this world?
In this Feminine Super Power Time, Christine Arylo ignites our "Feminine Super Power of Challenge" ... a power you innately have to break through illusions and constructs that just don't fit for you or this world, to illuminate more aligned, supportive ways of live, lead and succeed ... now.
As we complete one year and move into the next it's the perfect time to challenge the constructs, beliefs and systems that have gotten you to this point... to tap into your power as a wise woman or man to be a light of wisdom vs. a voice for fear.
You'll love some of the stories Christine shares in this episode about how conventional wisdom is used to control people ... and why it's so essential to have the power to discern false stories and man made structures from truth and how things have to be.
Remember to RSVP for the Super Power Pause Reflection Ritual at the end of December with Christine to harvest the wisdom of the past year and illuminate the path ahead for what your INNER Wisdom - not conventional wisdom - is guiding you towards. RSVP at www.FeminineSuperPowerRitual.com (free offering)
I recently put myself on a personal vision quest, to give me the space to listen more deeply to my heart and to the Divine to get direction and guidance. I often take these super power pauses at this time of the year, a natural time for going inward and accessing more subtle and more profound guidance about one's soul path.
On the last day, day 4, which was all about presence and bringing my presence into it's most powerful form at this time to do my sacred work and create a life that sustains me, I knew I had to spend time with one of the most present, powerful beings on the planet - the horses. I knew they had wisdom to open in my heart and body that I could not get to from my mind and I was right.
I received some potent pieces of wisdom that I just had to share with you - right from the horses mouth:) In this session of Feminine Power Time, I've got a basket of 5 or 6 pieces of wisdom that are keys to how we can:
Simple yet mighty wisdom these magnificent creatures of such presence have to provide us with. I received such a healing and such clarity and guidance. And I am thrilled I can share this with you.
I am fortunate to live in Valley of the Moon in Northern California where we have a very special equine organization called Belos Cavalos, a non profit who works with horses and humans, and who specializes in working with children affected by trauma.
In the 15 years I've been teaching self love, I have not met an adult who doesn't have some version of trauma that has implanted things like fear, shame and stress in their hearts.... that then lead us to the emotional and physical maladies we create oin how we show up in our relationships, work and lives as adults. These horses definitely unleashed my heart. I hope what I learned does some for you too.
Here's a little bit on what the folks at Belos Cavalos say about the wisdom these horse beings have for us...
"Our equine partners act as mirrors of our emotions, reflecting our behaviors, attitudes and ideas. Horses are in the moment and they cannot lie. Thus, they recognize and reflect the incongruence between our behavior and emotion, without judgment, revealing our truths."
For more on retreats and events you can take with Christine Arylo go to www.ChristineArylo.com Christine does personal retreats from Valley of the Moon.
There is no question that we are living in intense and uncertain times where who we’ve been and how we’ve operated will not support us on the path ahead.
About every woman I know who is awake, open-hearted, and desiring to live her greatest life, in alignment with her soul, is being called to her “edge” - personally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
It’s like our souls are beckoning...“Let go of things that no longer fit and leap into the unknown” - in our relationships, jobs, homes, careers, wealth, health, lifestyles, and habits. Anything that stems from false security, diminishes our most true presence or distracts us from our soul path - we either surrender it or we suffer through it.
And it feels scary, uncomfortable and if we are honest, there are times we’d rather pull the covers over our heads, or quit and just resign ourselves to do something easier.
This is what I call a SOUL STRETCH. You can either lean into the stretch and grow, breakthrough limits and old ways that no longer serve and eventually soar and reach deeper levels of strength and faith and expression. Or well, you can stay stuck, suffer and self sabotage.
And the truth is - during a SOUL STRETCH - you need support. You can't get through the stretch alone.
So in this Feminine Power Time we talk about how to get the support you need to support you through whatever soul stretch you are in.
and for more support from me
Join me for the Crazy Wisdom New Moon Circle www.FeminineSuperPowerRitual.com
And for the 40-Day Super Power Practice - Unleash the Feminine Heart ,a 40 Day Courage Boost, Fear Cleanse and Faith Lift. www.ChristineArylo.com
If we want the world 'out there' to be different. the first place we have to start is inside ourselves + every relationship we have. You've heard the saying, "Clean up your own side of the street first?" Frankly, in many ways it's easier and more comfortable to focus on the bigger issues or on helping others than it is to look honestly at the ways that our actions, words and feelings towards others and ourselves contribute to a collective field of fear, blame and shame. But the Divine is inviting us to do both.
Yes, be a powerful force in the world for positive change.
AND be the love + harmony you wish to see in the world through every thought, action, and choice you make in your interactions & relationship with yourself and others.
I mean this not in some kum-bay-yah, spiritual platitude kind of way. I am talking about how we "for real" practice all this unconditional love, one-ness, serve the world stuff.
Join me, Christine Arylo, for this episode of Feminine Power Time where I will share some of the real and simple yet profound ways you can make shift right inside your very own life that can make big shifts on a collective level.
How can you choose LOVE for yourself over criticism and blame?
How when you are having a moment and finding it hard to be loving to your mate, kid, co worker, the barista, can you re-find your center and respond from a place that elevates the field between you instead of decimates you or the other?
And how does your self-love and your ability to love others play a part in how powerfully you give your sacred work and contribute your gifts to bigger causes?
Of course we will end with practical tools + a personal meditation. Giving you clarity on what your next actions are to take.
To join us for cultivating more love in your relationships - go to www.CultivatingaFieldofLove.com
To find where you are strong and weak in self love - take the self love quiz www.SelfLoveQuiz.com
To join me for an upcoming retreat or online program, go to www.ChristineArylo.com to see where I will be this fall.
The world seems to be getting crazier & more chaotic by the minute. So much noise & angst flooding the field that even the most conscious of us can get swept into the fear and the despair. How do you stay present to what's happening without being overtaken by it? And how do you stay calm and centered inside so how you respond to the outside adds more harmony & connection to your personal experience & relationships, and as a result to the world?
Join Christine Arylo for this Feminine Power Time and get ancient spiritual wisdom modified for our modern times to support you to:
To get more super power practices for staying calm and centered and cultivating a field of love around you, go to www.FeminineSuperPowerKit.com . To learn more about Christine's 40-day Practices, go to www.40daypractice.com
In a world that at times seems to have gone mad, what can you do? How should you feel? What is your part to creating a world where peace is more present than fear, hate, shame and hurt? You can do much more than you think - just by who you choose to be and what you choose to give your life force to.
In this session of Feminine Power Time created during the mid-year Solstice which offers 'super power' energy when you pause to tap in - think sun, heat, catalyzing, illuminating, burning off the old, expanding into the new - Christine Arylo invites us all to make peace - within ourselves and our own lives - and to focus our life force on doing our specific and unique part to elevating human consciousness by the sacred work we do everyday in our jobs, our offerings and services, and by raising our families.
Tune in to Feminine Power Time where Christine will share how to pinpoint how to make peace within and find your part in the elevation of the human heart at this time. Your heart is much more powerful than you believe and even know. It can change the world.