Can SOFTNESS = POWER?
It’s my belief that true power cannot be achieved without softness, and softness cannot be achieved without firstly digging into your pain and letting it flood your bloodstream with abandon.
That may sound terrifying to you, but I promise it’s not as bad as you might think. We are often so scared of what our big emotions MIGHT feel like, that we create a big, beastly incarnation of them in our mind. We stuff that package of pain deep down into our soul, hiding it from view for fear of its wrath.
But it seeps. Sometimes a trickle, other times it bursts a pipe. And when we get a feel for what it might do to us, WITHOUT the awareness or the tools of how we might go about processing it, we find a brick to stuff it down again. And then a concrete sleeper. And then before we know it, we’ve built a wall.
This wall can be so heavy it crushes our heart.
Check out the rest of my musings in the latest blog, darlings. Up now at kateleiper.com or via link in profile 💋
🥛: vanilla steamer, light syrup, no foam (aka bubbles) and it has to be just warm... but not too warm or it’s SO HOT MAMA, HELP. || his Starbucks treat is as complicated as mine is #wheredoeshegetTHATfrom . 🙃🤭 #wesandteddy
the silent monster that has sat on my chest for as long as I can remember.
why I dropped out of college (twice)
why I gave up the violin after being accepted into the prestigious youth symphony orchestra.
why I quit dancing, after being a part of the Russian Nutcracker.
never good enough. a battle that I fight against myself. if I’m not the b e s t, then what’s the point? there’s always someone doing it better.
remember; you just have to keep going. you just have to not give up. you’re going to get exactly where you’re meant to be, in your own time, and you have to be okay with that. that has to be enough.
Für meine Frundin,die Kurz vor der Geburt steht!
DU bist die Königin
Du allein bist die Königin deines Landes,
Königen deines Körpers,
Königin DEINER Geburt.
Noch bist du auch Königin deines Kindes...
Bald bist du MUTTER
Bald wird aus dir eine Mutter Geboren.
Eine Mutter mit Krone-als Erinnerung diesen Königlichen Momentes der Geburt.
Der Moment in dem du das zweite mal wahrlich merkst:es gibt Wunder.
Der Moment in dem alle Türen,alle Tore und alle Brücken auf sind.
Der Moment in dem du der Schöpfungsgeschichte am nächsten bist.
Der Moment in dem DU MUTTERERDE VERKÖRPERST.
Der Moment,wie lange er auch sein mag:ist dein Königreich.
Dieser Moment und alle müssen DIR dienen.
Weil du die Königin bist.
Du bist die Tigerin,
alle diese Töne wirst du verkörpern.
Wirst eins sein mit Klang,Zeit und all der ganzen weite diesen und aller anderen Universen.
Du bist das Universum,
das Königliche Universum
Und genauso wirst du sich öffnen.
Du wirst so Weit sein wie das Universum
Du lässt die hellsten Sterne aus dir heraus.
Du wirst berauscht von der Größe und weite diesen Universums und diesen Moment,
halte ihn fest.
Halt ihn fest vor deinen Augen,
halt ihn fest in deinem Herzen.
Dies ist ein wunder,
ein Wunder des Herzens.
Ein Wunder deines Körpers,
ein Wunder deiner Vagina!
Es gibt kein richtig und kein Falsch,
es gibt nur dich.
Es gibt kein zu lang oder zu kurz es gibt nur dich!
#birth#birthday#homebirth#mother#motherhood#motherbirth#sacredmotherhood#motherhood#beeingamother#mutterwerden#geburt#hausgeburt#uhrschrei#muttersegen#motherblessing#bellyblessing#blessingway#mutter#mama#mamawerden#mamasein#geburtsreise#geburtserlebnis#muttergöttin @laceybarrattphotography @naomi_no
“I don’t know what ‘gluten free pizza’ is that you are raving about, but I’m pretty happy over here with my dinner!” Lol
Nectarine Grove was one of the first cafe I took Inanna out to and I appreciate not feeling judged ever, 11every time I nursed her there.
I love my open-hearted, loving community💗 thank you! 「グルテンフリーのピザとやらがなんだか知らないけど、私はいつも通りのおっぱいでハッピーだよん♪」 初めてイナンナを連れ出したカフェがここ、ネクタリングローブ。オーガニック、グルテンフリー、ヴィーガン可、のPaleo Dietのカフェ。毎回堂々と授乳してるけど、変な目で見られる不快感を一度も感じたことがない〜
Thom called me basic the other night and I was all “NO IM NOT!”.. but here we are; in oversized sweaters, black leggings + boots. 😬 || I didn’t realize I’d dressed her exactly like me until we were walking out of the house. 🤷🏻♀️✨
I had the absolute honour of guiding 15 pregnant mummas through a day of yoga, ritual, birth/postpartum preparation, and self care. I loved every moment of it and it reinforced to me how powerful and special it is when women come together. I definitely feel like I’ve found my path and I’ll continue to follow it 💗
Atención! Si eres madre de niños de 0-6 o estás embarazada lee:⠀
¿Quieres romper viejos patrones de crianza?⠀
¿Quieres re-encontrar tu centro?⠀
¿Quieres silenciar el ruido externo y escuchar solo tu corazón y tu intuición?⠀
¿Quieres encontrar las herramientas de disciplina que funcionan para ti y tu familia? ⠀
¿Quieres aprender más sobre la crianza consciente?⠀
¿Quieres conectar contigo misma, con tus hijos de una manera positiva? ⠀
Si contestaste que si a por lo menos una pregunta te invito a que te suscribas y te unas a una comunidad cerrada de madres donde estaremos trabajando todo esto y mucho más. ⠀
Al unirte dices que si a comenzar hacer pequeños cambios en tu vida y de por si a cambiar la dinámica familiar que ya no sirven para tu sentirte plena. ⠀
Al unirte dices que si a pertenecer a un grupo de mujeres que te acompañarán, junto a mi, a vivir la maternidad como una experiencia transformadora y despertar la magia en ti. Dices que si a seguir desarrollando tus súper poderes de madre. ⠀
Al unirte dices que si a criar seres humanos con el respeto que merecen. ⠀
Tendrás mi apoyo en todo el proceso que recorreremos juntas. ⠀
Porque yo estoy en este camino de la maternidad contigo. Yo estoy viviendo en carne propia la montaña rusa de ser madre. Los momentos más oscuros, que traen claridad. Tus hijos sacan de ti tus sombras, y de mi han sacado lo peor de mi ser pero también han despertado lo mejor de mi subconsciente. Me han transformado. Tú mereces invertir en eso también. ⠀
En este grupo privado tendremos lives, webinars, juegos, retos y mucho más. Que esperas ?⠀
Link está en mi bio !! ⠀
I love you unconditionally. “Love is not a reward. Hugs, attention, affection, kind words - these are not rewards to be dangled in front of a child, only given when he performs to our liking. These are a child’s lifeline. Give them without condition or hesitation.” - @rebeccaeanes
🌟Perfection is a construct that is meant to destruct🌟
How many of us are living our lives trying to fit into some perfect version of ourselves?
No matter what it is you just always seem to fall short of that version of perfection that you have been trying to be. •
Perfection doesn’t exist. Perfection is the works of the unconscious ego. Its the works of the external world telling you you’re not enough.
Not enough as a mother
Not enough as a wife
Not enough as an artist
Not enough as a creator
Not enough as a woman
Not enough as a human being
Self rejection is masked as perfection. Because right now in this moment you don’t think you are enough. You believe that there’s more that you can be, and currently you don’t measure up.
While I don’t disagree that each one of us can make great strides into self improvement in any area of our lives, unconsciously feeling like we are not enough is not the way to get there. In fact your journey of healing will start only at the point when you say FUCK perfection and embrace that messy, chaotic, confused, right-where-you-need-to-be version of you right now.
🌟So, whose standard of this version of perfection are you trying to live up to? Who sets that bar that tells you this is how high you aim? When will our internal world take precedence over our self worth without the need to chase that illusive construct of being perfect🌟
On any given day, we can experience a web of tangled emotions.
Some closer to the surface. Others hidden deep down. Many we don't feel safe enough or have the space to explore.
What if you could allow those emotions to surface, process, move through and release, without the stories or the need to explain yourself?
If you are based in or around the Sunshine Coast, Australia - then this experience is for YOU, woman.
We're not just talking a self-care opportunity - although it absolutely is.
We are talking dropping into the body in a new and profound way, supporting you to show up as the woman and mother you desire to be.
The embodied Diamond Woman way.
I hope you'll join me sister. Link for details and tickets in bio or at bit.ly/facetsofHERworkshops
Mama’s Magic Bath ✨Ylang Ylang essential oil
✨Fresh Rose Petals — organic or home grown are best
✨A Cowrie Shell
✨Optional- “Twice Blessed Herbal Ally”to be burned (this is Eucalyptus)
✨Palo Santo or choice of smudge or incense
Tools: Bathtub, Sacred Rattle, Smudge Bowl, White Candles 🌸🌸🌸
Clean your bathtub physically and energetically— smudging the inside before adding the water.
Light white candles and invoke healing energy.
Set an intention for your healing, take 3-5 deep exhales and begin filling the tub.
Prepare your other materials.
Add 3-5 drops of Ylang Ylang oil by dropping them in your hand and then running water over your hand. Thank the flower for contributing to your healing.🌸 Place any size rose quartz in the water. Invite the deep nurturing spirit of the Mother to care for you as you care for your own physical and energetic babies.🤱🏼 Place a Cowrie shell in the water and give gratitude for your divine feminine powers of fertility and creation. 🐚
When the bathtub is filled and still, shake your rattle over the water as you focus on clearing our blockages in your chakras. If you like, you can continue to shake the rattle while in the tub.
Sit down slowly in the hot bath. Lay down (as best you can and are able) and learn your head back to float in the water with your ears under the surface.
Listen to your heartbeat in your ears. The sound that is heard within your own womb. Place your hands lovingly on your body wherever you feel called to place them— moving them as you feel the need.
Rest & Heal, Mama
This is our family’s Gaia altar and home of our house spirits.✨
When my son (who we’ll call Tenzin for the sake of his precious little privacy) began to crawl and then pull himself up on things, I thought my days of altar making were finished. But they’ve only evolved and flourished by learning from Tenzin’s joy-seeking eye.
Now at 20 months, he will find something beautiful and shout “Mama!” Altar!” and usually toddle straight over to leave his little offering.
True beauty, for my eye, is no longer found in symmetrical, perfectionist mandalas or precise crystal grids. The Beauty Way is in the wonder-filled eyes of the toddler and his soulmate parents as we collaborate together again and again through the Seasons.✨🌿🏡
Pregnancy, birth, postpartum- 40 days later ✨ I am happy to be on the other side of this sacred, beautiful and very vulnerable time. In the past 40 days, I gave myself the time and space to sit in silence and really *feel*. Observing the depths of myself in gratitude for everything that came up. In gratitude to life and the possibility to birth a new life. I sat in wonder watching my little babe breathe and rest peacefully, beginning her life on this Earth. I was aware that this process is sacred, for her and for me. I watched waves of emotions flow through me, cried when I needed to and witnessed my emotions transform and open as I lovingly approached any given situation. I wholeheartedly recognized everything as a blessing, a lesson and an opportunity for me for grow as a mother, wife and most importantly, as a human being. I have grown so much and learn more everyday 🙏🏼
Reflecting on how amazing all of the single parents out there are.
My mum raised us without support and now I am a mum I wonder how she managed.
On those days when you just need some space, a moment to breath without someone demanding something of you.
When you just need to not be smothered with love and snot.
When you just need time for you.
This week has been massive for me and today I ran out of steam, when my husband got home he looked at me and said you need a walk on the beach.
And I did!
I needed a walk and a cry and time with no one else but myself.
To all of you single mums and dads who have no one to come and give you time out, you are amazing.
You are doing the most wonderful job raising your babies, even if some days you fall apart and feel like you are failing, I promise you are not.
Your children will look back on their childhood with such love and gratitude.
And to mum thank you for being that rock and holding it together for us when no one else did. I wouldn’t be here without your constant love and support.
I know is wasn’t easy and I know you sacrificed so much.
I love you and I am so grateful.
👋🏻 hey guys, just me, keeping it real as always. || ✨ My motivation for donating my Plasma 2x every week: I’m just trying to make ends meet in Working Class America + build some good Karma while I’m at it. ✨ ||
This babe constantly forces me to be comfortable! If I am not comfortable- in the deepest sense of the word- she’s not comfortable and she is not afraid to manifest it. She keeps me in check and it is so great to have the reminders ✨🙏🏼💞
every action has an equal and opposite reaction. it’s only natural that with every step I take to rebuild my life, the universe slaps me back down with some wack ass shit 💁🏻♀️. || Tarot brought me Mary Magdalene last night to reminded me that I am one with the Divine, and that even if I don’t understand it; all of this is happening for a higher purpose. ✨ || mindset is everything, and the only thing that can take you down is your own negativity. || 📷: @essencerosephoto
h e • i s
more than ever
i intend to...
express myself freely
live in the power of being soft
practice my belonging
listen more than i talk
ask for nothing
forget the distractions
forgive where there’s pain
trust my inner guidance
share my inherent gifts
speak by my value
serve from my heart
move with deep knowing
hold faith that there is time
and remember always, that what i am is enough
so that he grows to know...
with every fibre of his being
and every cell in his heart
that he can
he is 🦋
Exquisite fun with little Leila last Sunday at bukovicki wodospad...barefoot on the ground, ice cold river splash, singing trees...Profound experience at the waterfall valley, I entered Mothers Nature portal and Shaked with Her... She Shakes with Love, She Shares Her Love and She has Plenty- Enough for everyone ! This reality is builded from the web of Love, everything shakes in Her rhythm, Her Shake frequency is available to us at all times..It's just that we are not always tuned to hear and feel. Tune in and Shake dear Brothers and Sisters it's all that really matters. The Portal Is Open 🌈🌀☀️#naturelover#drummingmama#allilove#leilalove#motherhood#sacredmotherhood#sacredmoments#elamandalista#leilalove#drummingmama
Motherhood has altered my relationship to time completely. Moments to myself are hard-won and as fragile as a toddler’s naptime.
This month I am carving out more time and space for myself to work on bringing a Sacred Motherhood Circle to Portland.
This incredible year-long workshop will bring mamas together monthly in sisterhood to nurture themselves with self-care, support one each other, and deepen the spiritual practice of Motherhood. I hope you’ll join me in recreating the village we long for and deserve.✨💗✨ For more on Sacred Motherhood and Womb Healing follow me at @mama.ananda.healing ✨
I apologize for how quiet it's been over here. We have been trying to stay very intentional and family focused these days. It's taken me away from social media for a good bit of the time, which is good.
We are currently in a "waiting" season. We are waiting for God to tell us what our next steps are, so in the meantime, we're striving to be very intentional with our time.
School has been going well and my kids love having their dad help out with their work. We've had many adventures together recently, though I've chosen to put the phone down for most of them (no pictures, sorry). We're just very grateful for all the precious time together these past few weeks.
One day soon, I'll share more in depth about our past few weeks, but for now I'm going to have to leave you hanging. 😉
What have you been up to these past couple of weeks? Any adventures? Any successes?
✨REMEMBERING THE MIRACLE OF MOTHERHOOD✨ An afternoon workshop for mothers. During the hustle and bustle of life, the poking and prodding, the sleepless nights, the talk back, the days where you don’t even get to see yourself in a mirror... we see you mama.
This is an afternoon for you to remember the magic of motherhood. The miracle of bringing another life into this world, the joys of unconditional love and the magic that lies in your ability to guide that life to their highest potential.
We will share with you some tools we have learnt through the womens teachings of kundalini yoga to not just survive, but radiate as a mother.
Sunday October 28 • 1 - 4pm • in Jindalee • Bookings open now - link to book in bio.
All love and Sat Nam 💗🌟💗
(Featuring Tera Manpreet and her little tribe xx @leilamckail)
t e n m o n t h s 🎃🍂🍃 This past month Atlas got 2 teeth, has a 3rd almost in, and a 4th beginning to think about arriving. Those 2 teeth she has used to bite me and one of her aunties in anger for the first time. 🙃 She crawls everywhere and reading is still her favorite thing. Atlas began walking with help and pulling herself up on things. And two separate times she has gotten into a standing position without using anything or leaning on anything. 😮 She's a great eater but still loves milk most. And I don't mind. ❤️ Atlas did wonderfully being babysat for the first time (for an hour 😂). But aside from that day she's mostly been my little barnacle. ✨ Overall, she is just the most joyful and vivacious and beautiful little being. I'm so excited to celebrate all of the upcoming holidays with her, starting with Halloween. 🎃 #tenmonths#LittleAtlas#rainbowbaby#sacredmotherhood#rawmotherhood#momsofinstagram#momswithcameras#mylittlemagicbaby
solo grocery shopping with toddlers x2 made easier by @kanthabae 🙏🏻|| I may or may not have been the mom in the market parking lot who said some profanities just a little too loud 😳 in my defense.. there were two bees trying to hitch a ride while I was trying to unload the cart. 🙈 #judgemeifyoumust
Mama kisses 💗 A favourite shot from a recent family session. When she received her gallery, this lovely mum wrote to me, “These are so beautiful Gabriela. You really captured the spirit of our family. I can’t thank you enough.” #ilovemyjob
Another one that keeps popping up.
Our economies, social structures, our behaviors, patterns, social organization, even down to the clothes we wear, our personal habits and tastes, exist because our lifestyle was built on the backs of black, indigenous and people of color.
This is trauma.
It is passed down both through DNA and through parenting.
Those who profit from our consumerism, our legal and prison systems, our beauty standards and rigid gender constructs, do so because
*trauma keeps us small*
Transform your trauma into growth and you liberate yourself from the smallness,
You heal your blessed ancestors,
You dismantle the structures that have been benefitting from your trauma.
You are too powerful and beautiful to stay trapped.
We have been celebrating and going on adventures...:) our precious shooting star has turned two :) it s magic, it s integration, it s also a celebration for me...within, in all my cells and heart( I.e. how I gave birth two years ago..)... for son and mama, so much to feel, think, be, so much to love and live... will share more soon on our beautiful adventures... time is flowing fast... gratitude :) expanding infinitely....#sacredmotherhood#elayagaia#magicoflife#myEilanNalu#gratitudeheart#infinitelove#sacredlife#motherhoodpath
➡️Last call to register for Diet and Nutrition for Conscious Conception. We close the doors tonight at midnight Pacific time.🌹
🚀If you are a woman approaching childbearing years, even if you don’t know if or when you will conceive, preparation for conception can be considered a form of insurance.
Traditionally, holistically and consciously, conception doesn’t typically happen one day to the next, it is a process of readying one’s body, mind and spirit for the life-altering transformation of becoming a sacred vessel which life will seed, grow and birth from.🔥
➡️This 6 week #sacredmotherhoodblueprint course is truly a distillation of 40 years of research and practice streamlined into a concise, thought-provoking and user-friendly way to offer to information on how to cultivate deep #nourishment and to prepare your body, mind and spirit to for becoming a vessel for life to grow.🌿
🌹If you or someone you know is preparing to #conceive a child and is looking for #dietandnutrition guidance on exactly how to nourish oneself to optimize #fertility , look no further. 💦Even if you’re unsure when you will conceive, it never hurts to begin preparations. Doing so, will insure that when the magic time arrives, you are ready to walk through the door into the next phase of your evolutionary journey as a woman the the basics covered.
Registration for our new course, Diet and Nutrition for Conscious Conception, ends Friday, October 5, 2018.💗💗