I’m out here in my garden today because
I want to share with you one of the simplest and most powerful ways to open to more support and love. And it only takes 5 minutes!
I named my work Divining Beauty seven years ago because the beauty that we divine in ourselves doesn’t come from the external.
It comes from this deeper connection with our selves and the earth.
I’m sure you’ve seen women who at first impress you with their physical beauty. But as you come closer you really feel that lack of connection, that deeper beauty.
And then there are those women, regardless of their appearance who radiate such a beauty and aliveness in their being that they light up the world!
How do we connect more deeply with that source of magnetism and sustenance?
That’s what this week’s video is about.
Over the years I’ve found the three absolutely essential daily practices to keep me connected to my joy and aliveness.
But this Spring I’m letting Nature take me deeper into them all.
After you watch the video, please share in the comment section below how you divine your own deeper beauty. What are the practices you use to help you remember your connection? And how is Springtime giving you an extra boost?
Today will inevitably bring me some drama.
There's a stoplight on my way to town that seems to hold forever when I'm in a hurry.
"This always happens to me. Someone should fix that stupid light!"
Or "Dammit. I did it again! Will I ever learn to give myself enough time?"
Lately I've noticed the stories I dream up,
either furious with the world or turning the knife on myself.
Crazy how the mind creates all this drama,
habitually choosing blame and anger to manage the yucky feelings inside.
Here's what's helped.
March was tough. A sort of confused, in-between month. My eager forsythia, tempted to bud out way too soon, were lambasted by two feet of snow. The news felt no different.
My personal life felt like that, too. I’d thought my book was about to be done. But I saw a truer way through, I tossed it all up in the air again for another revision.
After months of clinging to a promising but in the end, insufficient relationship, I say goodbye. A sad ending with such a good man. And again, I felt the familiar loneliness of dinner for one.
There will be days like this, my Mama said. And weeks. Months sometimes. Promises and disappointment. Hopes dashed. Life bumps us around, and we have bruises to show for it.
But there are saving graces, too.
Mary is an intimacy coach, sensuality educator, spiritual counselor, and writer who leads retreats around the globe and privately coaches women and couples. All at the intersection of the sacred and the senses.