Coming Home This Week ~ Tuesday at 9am and Thursday at Noon EST
Come for a meditation, leave with a full heart ❤️
You’re looking at two mandala offerings I made with my beloved, Ari, in Los Angeles last week. I went out for Thanksgiving and we gave a lot of thanks. California is so abundant. I can’t walk a block without picking up beauty.
There’s a lot I want to share, but I’m not ready, yet. I’ve been working on another installment of my epic poem, A Woman Unto Herself. The next chapter is writing itself right now as I wrestle with midlife and the symptoms of menopause. It’s been one of the hardest times of my life. But, also full of gifts—just not the shiny, happy kind of gifts like the ones under a Christmas tree…No, these are the kind of gift you try to reject over and over until it gets shoved down your throat and later you think, “Oh, that was actually a gift. I’m glad I received it.”
Just to give you a sense, here is my 5am google search this morning. My query was “How long does perimenopause last?” Subtext: Because I don’t know if I can take it much longer. Needless to say, the results were enough to keep me awake until the alarm went off at 6:15am. A decade??? What other life transition involving hormones does a human being endure for a decade? I’m genuinely curious. And this is something we DON’T TALK ABOUT??? Being a woman in these times has been like a constant experience of being gaslit every step of the way.
Well, I know this information is either totally relatable or totally unrelatable. Nevertheless, y’all know me by now. I have to go with what’s most alive. And this transition is very alive for me. I want to believe there IS something in it for all of us. I want to believe women can reclaim the initiatory process menopause is meant to be and become the queens and magicians and elders we were born to be. I want to believe it. I might die trying…but, it wouldn’t be a proper initiation if I didn’t feel like my life was actually on the line, would it?
Anyway, writing about upcoming writing isn’t so very interesting. So, on to this week’s main events. We will gather to connect, share, and weave a meditative healing spell together on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 9am and Thursday at Noon EST. Same link for both. I hope to see you. These sessions have been truly transcendent lately.
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