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Goddess Awakening~A Multi Dimensional Being

I recently collaborated with an amazing woman, photographer, artist, and visionary named Elena Ray. She really knows how to capture the essence of what it means to be a multi dimensional being. You can see some of the pictures we collaborated on Facebook

Many of us get caught up in the idea that we have to fit a certain role. Either we are a wife, mother, son, teacher, healer, artist, student, etc. Why limit ourselves to one thing when there are different elements of our being that can be expressed?!

Maybe its my Gemini nature, but I’ve always been drawn to the arts, and to exploring different hobbies and doing them all at the same time. Unfortunately there was never completion or follow through and I found myself frustrated. I lacked the focus, consistency, and the confidence to carry on… I can see how I was enabled most of my life and it was easier to fall back on being comfortable with what was easiest and non confrontational. But what a vicious cycle!!! I was inspired to create but once it got challenging, I stopped.

Especially in our culture we have so much to choose from and do, this can be overwhelming and cause us also to break down and feel less than…I’m sure most of you know what I mean. And I bet many of us get stuck in this trap…and then we give up. But there is a way out,and that is through patience and through will POWER!

I found this through Yoga and Ayurveda, and the catalyst to my healing through my ailing health and chronic back pain ( a blessing in disguise)…Ill blog about that another time!

On a side Ayurvedic note, a symptom of Vata imbalance is the inability to complete projects. Sometimes we have so much going on that we don’t even know where to start, or stop?!!! AH sound familiar?!

Well, one way to counterbalance Vata, overwhelm, too much going on, instability of the mind is to find routine and consistency in your actions and thoughts ( whichever comes first will affect the other). This practice alone can bring steadiness in all your endeavors. Even if it means sleeping at the same time every night, eating meals consistently a the same time, etc…bringing in steady routine will help greatly.

I was so all over the place that that was how my mind also functioned. It took lots of pain and suffering on my end to realize that that was the medicine that I needed! Stillness and routine!

Now that I have those practices to buffer some of the Vata ( movement, running about, over stimulation because lets face it we’re all affected by these things!) I can still enjoy all my different hobbies and arts, and now I have the focus to follow through on all my creative projects. I feel good about myself, and I see the “things”in my life that have manifested as a result of those actions!

Being a balanced multi-dimensional being is possible, and I’m enjoying it! I hope you can too!!

Blessings my dearests!
J

April 26, 2013 0 Comments
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My Journey towards Healing the Womb~one Within.

Growing up in a somewhat strict Korean upbringing was a struggle for someone who was always rebelling and making her own rules. I didn’t seem to fit the stereotype Korean girl…nor did I fit into any other type of labels or groups. I rejected the cultural and social norms that I felt I had to fulfill as a Korean American women and daughter. It wasn’t until I was in high school and found my feminist sisters that I felt empowered to release all the should’s and shouldn’ts of what it was to be a woman and create my own ideals.

What I didn’t realize (consciously at least), was that I was a total man hater and that I kinda went about it the “wrong” way. I guess there really is no wrong or right and it just was what it was. But I didn’t know better. I was driven by hate and anger towards men and felt victimized and oppressed. Now that I look back I see how I was inflicting those feelings of inferiority on myself to have a reason to hate and blame, rather than take responsibility and step up to my feminine power.

Just like me, my role models were angry at men and they were working their own shit out whilst in the process of being the best women they could be. Their role models growing up were the same women they despised and those were the women they didn’t want to become. So we knew what we didn’t want, but what positive role models did we have in our lives that showed us what we did want to become?

What helped heal me on this journey towards woman-hood was by surrounding myself by women who embodied the qualities of balanced feminine energy. A woman who is strong, confident, creative, positive, optimistic, nurturing, giving, loving, compassionate, truthful, protector. I realized we are attracted to people and things that inspire us because deep down these are qualities in us already, they just need to be cultivated and brought forth.

So when I discovered women gatherings in my late teens/early 20’s I was blown away! All these amazing women of different backgrounds and ages coming together was awe inspiring. It wasn’t about hating on men but about empowering one another to grow, commune, support and learn from one another’s experience.
I continued to search for these sister circles that helped me to see my own strengths and struggles as normal, and to feel supported and seen.

I always feel SO nourished when I am the group of my sisters. I want to give back to the women in my community what I’ve received.

SO! Starting this April I am going to be holding space for 3 beautiful wombyn gatherings! It started with my monthly womybns full moon walks which are so wonderful and nourishing on many different levels.

There’s the 2nd Friday Wise Wombyn’s Healing lectures and workshops where essentially I’ll be featuring women who inspire me and who are offering unique gifts to share with our community of women.

And starting this week on Wednesdays I’ll be hosting Suzanne Toro at Sacred Roots who’s going to be holding a bi-weekly wombyns circle on Balancing the Feminine.

The theme this year for me has been BALANCE. As I mentioned in my last blog, in order to be in my feminine, I have to embrace the masculine! And to be balanced in the masculine, one must embrace the feminine. Cultivating these forces has been a joy and great learning experience. I look forward to sharing and learning more from you! Stay tuned, more to come!!!

Miss J

April 3, 2013 2 Comments