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Did you know that your emotions are designed to help you stay in alignment?

Sunset chaser-3Many people seem addicted to their dramatic, intense, uncomfortable, or stressful feelings.

They seem unable to notice how strongly they are in resistance, how far away they are from themselves and their own happiness. Even when something good happens, the next intense thing is just around the corner to get upset about and I must admit, this was me a lot of the time too. This is usually a clear indicator that you are living life in reaction to what’s happening, a victim of circumstance, instead of knowing that you are a creator of your reality and that ACTION and DOING are only helpful, when it is flowing from a place of alignment with self. 

My cancer diagnosis made me have a hard look at what kind of life I wanted to live. If life was just going to feel like a struggle, a never ending stream of things to do, fix, overcome, or try and control, then the fact was, I didn’t actually want to keep living it. I only wanted to stay here if I could feel happier, more peaceful, more joyful, more connected, more satisfied and experience more pleasure. I finally realised that if I wanted these things, I could never consistently expect them from outside of me, whether it was through other people, or external experience’s, I could never control the world enough to constantly feel good, the only way I could guarantee having these feelings every day, was if I cultivated them within myself, regardless of what was happening around me! And so the journey began…

 

“It’s been over a year now, since I made the commitment to start re-wiring my thoughts to shift my vibration into something that made me feel good.”

 

It’s been a real struggle at times, to not let the old default patterns take over and send me on the road to hell and sometimes they have won for a while…however, there has been one major factor that has been incredibly useful for keeping me on track…my emotions! Once I realised that my emotions are actually here to help, that they are invaluable to my ongoing well-being, that they are an incredible guidance system, showing each of us just where we are at in life and how much resistance we may be in, things really began to reach that tipping point, where it became easier and easier to bring myself back into alignment. Whether it’s full blown fear or just minor discomfort, knowing that I am out of alignment with my own truth, whenever I don’t feel GOOD is actually freakin remarkable! How come they don’t teach you this at school??? Our emotions are here to help us, not hurt us, not inconvenience us, not destroy us, or make us messy and dysfunctional. They show us when we are in dysfunction. They clearly tell us when we have moved away from our truth, our inner being, our higher self, and our souls path! 

Sometimes I don’t realise how much I have changed, until something happens and I see how I am feeling differently about it. I’m actually really proud of how far I have come and how often I can witness the negative feelings, or thoughts and choose a different way, before it gets too bad. So now I do my best to go through each day, each encounter, each experience, staying mindful of how I am feeling and I TRUST that feeling. If it feels good than I have full permission to go there, I know I am living in my truth…if it doesn’t feel good then I get to reflect, introspect, discuss, change, transform, or set whatever boundaries and guidelines I need to, to be able to get back to my own natural alignment. Sometimes that means saying NO without reservation and sometimes it means saying no but being open to a way that it may feel like a yes, with just a little bit of tweaking…

It may not always make sense to other people either, we each have our own personal alignment of course, so what feels good to me, may seem strange to you. Some people may want to judge you, attack you, undermine you, guilt trip you, or feel justified in forcing you to defend your position to them, if you don’t do, or say, what they want you to. However only you know what you are feeling, only you can know whether that situation, choice or experience, is right for you. And this is something else that I have discovered, sometimes, when I don’t feel good about something, I don’t actually know why straight away and now I don’t have to. I know this is my intuition, my instincts, my inner self guiding me, I can trust it without always needing to know why and usually with time, or in hindsight, it becomes quite clear what my emotions were trying to tell me. So I would encourage you not to second-guess them. Explore them, play with them, question them, but don’t dismiss them or ignore them, they are unique to you and they are always trying to bring you home to yourself…

So whenever a crunchy situation presents itself, or you find yourself in disharmony with another, or you realise that you aren’t feeling good, take some time to bring yourself back into alignment, through meditation, breath work, stopping for a cuppa, going for a walk, playing music, having a dance, or whatever things you know of, that bring you easily and quickly, back to a place of feeling good and then re-engage, if it is something you would like to do, not just because it is something you feel you have to do…because when we try and fix something, or change something, from a bad feeling place, it is unlikely that we will create the best possible outcome, but if we take the time and then re-connect from a good feeling place, then solutions beyond your wildest imagination become possible!

Loving you all, through the ups and the downs, the in’s and the outs, the yes’s and the no’s…

 

Shekinah Leigh
Sacred Feminine Practitioner

P.S. Emotional Release, or Nurturing Bodywork, can support you back to alignment in the most beautiful, effortless and pleasurable way…no doing, just BEing and receiving…or come along to one of our sacred Women’s Circles and Sound Healing gatherings, designed to realign you with your feminine essence…

 

 

 

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I am Not a Single Mother!

Aligning with the Feminine...-2The term Single parent is much more accurate but still doesn’t truly reflect the situation of having to be both Mother and Father, sometimes simultaneously, (is that even possible), as I try and raise a child on my own. I am in this constant juggle of wanting to be in my natural femininity of loving and nurturing and being gently aware and connected, which comes up against the other needs of discipline, setting up chore lists and policing them, as well as needing to be on top of my own and my child’s time management, as well as creating and keeping to a schedule, whilst holding space for her emotions, to be the provider emotionally, physically and financially, and all whilst encouraging her beauty and growing maturity and still trying to find time to actually just be me, whatever that is, in this confusing and overwhelming mish mash of ever changing roles and transitions between my own masculine and feminine nature.

“As a single parent I am constantly having to be both…so maybe I am a Fother, or a Mather…there’s got to be a better word!”

To clarify, for me Mothering means being in my feminine (whatever that means to me) and Fathering means to be in my masculine (whatever that means to me)…masculine and feminine are fluid terms for many people.

For some single parents this may not be a bother, however for me, with my Libra Moon and with Libra Rising, I am ALL about the balance and harmony within and without. Couple this with my Leo need to be authentic and in integrity with how and who I am in the world and it can be a crazy making situation! I am all about finding harmony in my relationships, my relationship with self, with life and with others, so I can’t even begin to succinctly describe how hard this balance is to maintain for myself, when I am almost forced to be something I am not, so frequently, within my days, every day, day after day, after day…this is the thing I think people don’t understand when they think about single mothers…

They don’t think about whether we actually ever signed up to a be a father, they don’t think about how much of the time we are required to be something that WE ARE NOT and that we often times become so used to being stuck in this enforced role, this something else, that we forget who we truly are. They don’t think about whether we actually get to be fully juicy, surrendered, open, nourishing and loving women anymore, because who is holding space for that to happen, when we are always holding space for another? And lets not even start on when society does see single mothers as being juicy, open and loving women, the shaming that occurs can be deafening!

I have had enough of being in my masculine and I know I have said this before, but really in this Yang valuing society, it takes constant mindfulness to not just drop into the masculine way of doing things by default…so I am even more eager to gain more clarity on all of the ways that I can quickly and deeply bring myself back into my feminine way of being, for my own health and well-being and so that I can be the role model I actually want to be for my daughter…

So that has forced me to re-evaluate my current list of Yin creating experiences and whether they are working for me or not…this list includes reading fictional books, dancing around like a crazy person to my favourite music, meditating more and creating space to be in my creative flow, without distractions, more often!

I have even had the delight of re-visiting my EMPOWERING the Feminine online course, as well as my free “How to Fill Your Cup” mini immersion and its been quite a relief to realise I’ve done so much of the work already, now it really is just finding ways to remind myself regularly, of what I already know…I would also love to hear about the wicked, wonderful and creative ways you all find to come back into your feminine alignment in the midst of this over-achieving society and our many responsibilities…please share!

Send you all Lots of Love, Beauty and Wildness on this crazy ride we call Life!

 

 Shekinah Leigh
“Honouring the Feminine”

 

P.S. If you are really ready for some deeper work in clearing out and re-aligning with your feminine being take a look at this… 

 

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One Year of Healing!

FullSizeRender copyA year ago today I went into surgery to have a cancerous tumour removed from my breast.

For me it was a lesson in letting others help me, in this instance an expert surgeon. I had already spent a few years monitoring the lump and making massive lifestyle changes and yet, even with all that I had done, surgery was still necessary. Up until this moment I had still been trying to do it all myself, to research myself, to heal myself, to go it alone and fix it all my myself…. last year was a humbling year, where I finally realised how important it is to let other people help you, to understand that we are all interconnected and interdependent and to open myself to my community for support.

It was and continues to be a lesson in trusting my own intuition and inner knowing, because every one is an expert on cancer but no one has the cure. Many have cured themselves but their cure doesn’t work for everyone, or it would be THE CURE. You have to learn to listen to what YOUR body needs because it isn’t clear what causes, or heals, this dis-ease within each of us but what is clear is that it is a personal journey, with personal lessons to gain.

“For me, it has been an opportunity to reclaim my power, my life, my choices, and to align once more, with my purpose.”

What a transformation this life threatening diagnosis has been and so this past year has been one of self-nurturing and self-care, not on a superficial level but on a very deep, cellular and life re-affirming level. I knew before but I embody even more now, the knowledge that I need to put myself first more often. I needed to stop trying to be everything and actually value downtime. I had to totally reset my belief systems about love, connection, relationships, work and family responsibilities and obligations. I had to re-learn ways of staying in balance that work for my health and well being and these are all things I probably wouldn’t have done unless it was about living or dying.

Too many women are being diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue, burnout, adrenal failure and other debilitating dis-eases because we are using ourselves in ways that we were never meant to. We put more and more pressure on ourselves, we become more and more busy and the slightest time of rest is seen as failure, or laziness, or something to be ashamed of. As a mother, especially as a single mother, the expectations society as a whole and some people in particular placed on me, to constantly perform to impossible standards, or be judged harshly, were huge.

Because lets face it, society encourages people to give and give and give, even when it leads them to an early grave. In the end most just pay lip service to self-love and self-care and so many still treat it like a chore on their to-do list that they will get to eventually, or maybe if it’s a special occasion.

So honouring the feminine is more than just a pleasant thing for me to do, it has become a lifestyle, it is a vital thing to BE every day, as I honour my beauty, my integrity and my alignment with self. I am living with more balance and harmony while becoming more capable of fully trusting my own intuition when it comes to what I need in my life. This is still a work in progress but I now know that when I take the time to check in with myself, I already know what I need and if I can get out of my own way, if I can connect to myself, if I can connect with the divine, if I can choose beauty, than no matter how long or short my life is, it will be meaningful and valuable, not just to me but to others as well.

So on this anniversary of life-changing events, I encourage you to start putting yourself first. Not for a day, or a week, or a month, but FOREVER! And not in a way where you don’t care about anyone else, but in a way that has you choosing alignment with your souls purpose, with your inner being, where you are tuned in and tapped in to your emotions and what your body is telling you, so that you are healthy and happy from the inside out!

Loving life and all its lessons!

Shekinah Leigh ~ Honouring the Feminine

P.S. Whether it’s through sacred and nurturing bodywork, or understanding and integrating life lessons through my online courses, Honouring the Feminine, is about honouring the Divine Alignment with Self…because that is where the Magic is!

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How we are trained to keep our kids from inconveniencing the world…

Kiarah and I - aquaHow ingrained is it, for women, for mothers, to feel a massive responsibility to the rest of society to make sure their kids aren’t an inconvenience for anyone else?

How much pressure is there every time we go out, every time we want to leave the sanctity of the home space and venture out around other humans? 

I know as a first time mother, having a baby that was unsettled and cried loudly, meant that I felt I should stay at home, in isolation, because I felt and it was quite obvious to me, by the reactions of those around me, that my baby and I were not welcome in society, if she was going to be loud or uncontrollable IN ANY WAY…fast forward a few years to a free-spirited, strong-willed and highly energetic toddler and still I felt forced to spend so much time at home because I didn’t always have the energy to keep up with her, or police her every move, so that others weren’t feeling compromised in their own experiences.

Fast forward a few more years and even though my daughter is mature and learning her own ways to be unique whilst still fitting in, there are parents who want to judge her (and me) for hurting their kids feelings once, or twice, with no thought mind you, to how many times their child may have hurt my daughters feelings over the years and so still I am held responsible for my child’s actions.

This whole energetic became quite apparent the other night, as we were running our Mother & Daughter Sound Healing. For most of the girls it was a relatively new experience, so even though we made sure they were super comfy and could lie down for the allotted period of time, there was still a lot of shuffling and movement and other distracting kid noises coming from their side of the room during the sound.

Now, all of the mums had been to a sound healing before, they new the space and the experience they were looking for, hoping to drop into that journey of sound and meditation as they were carried along with the music…

Of course this didn’t happen with all of the distraction going on from the girls and almost every parent, once the sound healing was over, had felt some form of frustration

  1. That they didn’t get the experience they hoped for, for themselves
  2. That their children couldn’t stay still/quite for most of the allotted period of time
  3. And worry whether the noise of their children had impacted on other peoples experience in the space

It was very powerful for me, to witness these parents, including myself, go through frustration at not being able to verbally control their child’s behaviour, therefore having to put up with it and most times, finally surrender to what was happening, whilst still looking for the joyful experience in what was occurring, after finally letting go of what had been wished for…maybe after several attempts!

I don’t know about you, but for me this is the story of much of my parentingfrustration that I am not getting the experience my inner being and outer being are hoping for within my own life, worry that my child’s disobedience, noise, wildness, uniqueness, or general childlike behaviour is inconveniencing or ruining someone else’s experience as well and then feeling fully responsible for mine, my child’s and all of the others peoples feelings, as I try to find the best way to ‘manage’ any given situation for the well-being of all.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have totally been places where parents have let their children be distracting and noisy when it felt completely inappropriate and I have wished they would parent them better, yes there are places where we need to respect the space that is being created for others and if this had of been a general public sound healing than this behaviour would have been inappropriate, probably…

However I remember going to an event where a group of Indigenous Australians were doing the opening ceremony. They had small children as a part of the dance performance and these kids sometimes were not doing what everyone else was doing and yet no-one redirected them, no-one tried to control their behaviour, they were just allowed to be there, in it, experiencing it in their own way, without being forced to be responsible, or fit in…they didn’t get in trouble in any way for not following what everyone else was doing and it was beautiful and liberating to watch!

How often do we do this with our kids? How often do we just let them participate without trying to make them do it right?

I just know that as a parent, especially a single parent who has no-one else to tag team with, that as the mother and the father, I have missed out on so many things because I knew I couldn’t guarantee my child’s behaviour would suit the space and to save embarrassment, frustration and possible overwhelm, I just haven’t attended.

So now let me ask you this, how many of you have been to a sound healing, or meditation and the person next to you has fallen asleep and is snoring loudly? Did anyone have words to them about how inappropriate, distracting or rude it was to the other participants? Or did everyone need to just deal with it and take it as an opportunity to find the quiet and centred space within, even when the conditions weren’t ideal? It is interesting how we can hold children (and therefore mothers) up to a more strict code of conduct than we do other adults in our society…. why do you think we do this, I’d love to know?

So I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the mothers present at our sound healing for not only going through all of the emotions, but also sharing the experience they went through, whether it seemed good, or bad. I honour each of them for going through their own process of constant surrender and let go, as custodian of their children/s behaviour, it’s a big job, a constant job and a fine line to walk between allowing our children to grow up free, unique and in touch with their naturalness, whist making sure that they conform enough that we can actually mix with the rest of society when we desire to do so… 

So to all of the mums out there, feeling the constant burden of responsibility, those who are walking the fine line between us/them and everyone else, I applaud your efforts every day, I get it, I feel it, I know it and I see you in the struggle. You are doing beautifully!

I will throw a little challenge out to you today though, and it is, why not, just once, as an experiment, the next time you are about to admonish, or re-direct, or feel the need to control a behaviour that your child is displaying in front of others, because you think it may not be appropriate, just stop yourself and observe what happens. Witness yourself letting go, witness your child in their flow, let it run its course and see where it leads, the chances are it won’t lead to anything near as bad as you fear and maybe, just maybe, you can take the pressure off yourself and stop doing the emotional and behavioural labour for yourself and your kids and perhaps within that new space you create, you can find more peace and ease in your every day life….

Loving you all so much

Shekinah xx

P.S. I will be running some juicy women’s events this year in the SHE Temple, so that we can all come together and discover new ways of self-nourishing and support as we traverse this crazy world together! Signup here to stay in the loop…

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Stop Dobbing and Handle it Yourself!

IMG_2594What age do you think kids should stop ‘dobbing’ and handle it themselves?

I’ve had a few experiences lately where my daughter has come home from school and told me how some of her friends were dobbing on her other friends for various reasons. One was because they found out one of their ‘friends’ was wearing makeup, when they weren’t supposed to at school. Another time was when a letter was handed to some girls, explaining how some of the other girls feelings were being hurt and that they weren’t sure they could keep being friends because of it, this letter was handed to a teacher.

For me, I think Grade 6 is too old for boys or girls to be dobbing on their friends and peers, unless there is an extreme health or safety issue present. To me, this dobbing is handing over their power to an outside authority instead of taking an opportunity to learn the skills they need to, to communicate effectively, problem solve and compassionately find resolutions amongst themselves.

From what I can see, this dobbing has been creating separation and I wonder if this is the age where girls are being conditioned to start policing each other’s choices, like what clothes they wear, how they do their hair, or how they express themselves. Just at the age when girls are wanting to explore who they are and what they like, separate from their families and friends, their peers are forcing them to conform or suppress parts of themselves that they are ready to share with the world, or suffer the consequences of unnecessary intervention and/or punishment by teachers or parents.

“I may be different from many parents but I’m NOT a strong believer in schools telling girls what they can or can’t do with their bodies”

From piercings, to hair ties, to makeup, as far as I am concerned a person has the right to choose how they want to look and not have to conform to societies limited standards. To me, this is the age where we should be teaching girls how to have complete autonomy over their bodies, so that they know they are in charge of what happens to it and when and how.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for discussing things in depth with my daughter, supporting her needs, challenging some of her choices and reframing some of the stories that she may have running about herself, other people and situations. However more and more I need to trust in her growing maturity to make the right choices for herself. I don’t want to be choosing her friends, or culling people I think I don’t like because of some random school story she brings home. I don’t need to get involved in school dramas that die down almost as soon as they flare up. I don’t want to be judging other girls who are learning and maturing and dealing with hormones on top of all that. I don’t want to be judging other mothers because their children may be expressing inappropriately as they find the right way forward for themselves.

This is such an extreme learning time for my girl, as she tries to leave behind a childish way of interacting and relating with others and yet doesn’t quite yet have the capacity to maintain maturity in the face of the many triggers and issues that arise. I’m 40 years old and even I don’t always have the maturity I would like, to deal with every situation that comes to me and so we both practice compassion as we weave this new picture in my daughters coming of age…

What do you think?

☾Shekinah Leigh ~ Honouring the Feminine
Mentoring Girls and Young women
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”

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How Long Does it Take to Know Someone Really Well?

IMG_1859How long does it take to know someone? Do you think you know someone really well?

Have you stopped seeing all of who they are and are just relating with the one aspect that you think they embody?

Over the course of my life I have had very different experiences and yet I have always been me. When I was younger I was quite in my Leo Lioness Yang Energy, I worked full-time, did self defence classes, was a feminist activist, attended rallies, organised women’s policies, bought my own home and was incredibly independent and self-sufficient.

When I fell pregnant my external world started to change as my internal world shifted. The physical constraints of a pregnant body, from the aches and pains, to the full body fatigue, forced me to explore another way of being, a more internalised and quiet way and while I didn’t embrace the change fully, it was certainly the path to something new. I had also begun to delve more into earth based traditions & teachings and these 2 things combined, were the beginning of something different.

Then, after 6 years of single parenting, being in survival mode, doing and achieving and striving to build a business, provide for my family, be a great mum and still have some kind of life outside of all of this, I realised that I had had enough of being the man, I’d had enough of being in the masculine energies of constantly doing and achieving, it was exhausting me and I was reaching burnout from being on the constant go for so long. So I decided, during one auspicious astrological event, to hand over the ‘masculine’, providing role to the universe and to start focusing more on being in my feminine.

My whole life changed within 1 month of this new declaration and as can often happen when exploring a new dynamic of self, the pendulum swung quite strongly the other way as I dove headfirst into my Libran Moon Yin Inner Self. In my desire to embody these new energies I did go very deeply into many aspects of the feminine that weren’t actually in balance and would never have served me in the long run. However, it was necessary for me, in my exploration, to experience this extreme so that I could come back to my own centre and find my place of harmony, within my own personal balance of the masculine and feminine within me.

“And all of this is still only a minute glance into what I have been and experienced through my 40 years on this planet, it’s only a small insight into the depths that I have explored as a human being on this planet, at this time…”

Now anyone that I was in relationship with over any of this time, could have very different stories of me. Especially if they only knew me for months, or years. Some may see me as this hard ball-breaking go-getter that didn’t let anything get in her way. Others saw me as a super achiever who bought a house and raised a child on her own, while running a business. Others may see me as someone who had difficultly in making decisions and who was reluctant to work or achieve anything. Others would see me as a victim, who was overwhelmed by life and circumstance and was bordering on a mental breakdown, others may only see laziness as I learned how to slow down and BE more and then there are others who see all of this, the whole person who has been learning, exploring, growing, achieving, being, evolving, breaking, re-forming, imploding and re-emerging as I have mindfully explored every stage of this human be-ingness.

I’ve been in relationships where my partners have decided that they know who I am based on the short (or even long) period of time that we have spent together. I have noticed that instead of relating to me in the moment, or as a whole being who is capable of many things, they began to relate to a story they had of who they thought I was based on a finite period of time they had witnessed. Even when I tried to discuss the situation and explain that while who I am right now is me and authentic, that I am also a human being choosing to experience something new and learn something new and therefor how I may seem, as I am learning a new phase of existence, isn’t all of who I am.

Some people get it and some don’t, however I would encourage you to create an opportunity to look at the people in your life with different eyes, try to see more than you have before, take a moment to acknowledge the years that have been experienced and know that you can never fully know another person, whether they are your child, partner, parent, friend or family…

In Beauty

☾Shekinah Leigh ~ Honouring the Feminine
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”

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Are You Ready for a New Self-Nurturing Routine?

Sunset chaser-5I’ve written a lot about self-love and implementing a regular self-nurturing routine over the past year.

I have learned the hard way what can happen when you sacrifice too much of yourself and neglect your own needs for too long. From healthy food, satisfying relationships, deep connections and more pleasure, the ways we can take care of ourselves are varied and numerous…

I personally have needed to create a list of things that help me to soften and open, as I find that too many things in my day to day life, trigger me into an automatic approach of doingness, and business, and managing, and juggling, and waking up and doing it all over again, wondering where the day has gone, or where the week has disappeared to. Too often I witness something I have just said, or done and think “who was that?”, where was the softness in that approach, where was the love in those words, and I realise that once again I have drifted away from the essence of who I am as woman. In those moments I check my list of self-love choices and I pick at least 1 thing to do, 1 thing that will help me to come back into myself, into my heart and into my softness…I make the time for me, because I know what can happen if I don’t make myself a priority.

One of the items at the top of my self-love list is massage. However it’s not always easy to book in for a good one, on the spur of the moment and so I have learned that I have to make it a priority in my schedule, ahead of time, so that I actually make it happen! I believe strongly in the power of bodywork, not just for pleasure but also as a nurturing of conscious touch and sacred space. I truly feel that women need a lot more nurturing and loving than they currently receive and that many of us are caught in our own stories of guilt and denial, when it comes to honouring what our souls are crying out for.

I see the need that is out there, women are telling me all the time, how they need more time for themselves, more space for their femininity and more permission to care for their divine inner essence on a regular basis. Its through this call that I have created my own personal body of work from over a decade of study, life experience and deep feminine wisdom teachings and I would love to be able to offer sacred and nurturing treatments to more women.

 

Women know, we are intuitively aware of just how important it is to:

  • Allow ourselves to receive fully without needing to perform in return (at all)
  • Give ourselves permission to stop, to be, to breath and to meet ourselves again
  • Reconnect in Sacred Space with another woman who understands and cares
  • Move and unblock stuck energy on a physical, emotional and spiritual level (which Kahuna is designed for)
  • Feel and honour our whole bodies, from our toes to our nose, being in gratitude for all of the amazing work that it does for us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Physically ease the aches and pains that come from our over-stressed and busy lives

 

To support my clients and friends, I am feeling inspired to offer a special self-nurturing reprogramming deal. The offer is for 6 massages over 6 months, at a discounted price of $450**. It is my way of encouraging you to devote yourself to yourself and create a new way of being in the world. If you can commit to a regular self-love routine you can completely transform how you approach your life, always knowing that you are caring and loving yourself and that it will benefit all.

Please contact me if you would like to devote this gift to yourself, your beauty medicine is awaiting you.

So much Love
Shekinah xx

** This is a 15% discount off of the price of a normal 1hr massage, if you would like a different treatment, please apply the 15% discount to the usual price.

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Ready to Raise Your Vibration?


Ready to raise your vibration 3So many people I talk to think of massage and bodywork as something that you do as;

  1. a luxury, when you want to pamper yourself and feel good, or
  2. a necessity because the aches and pains have become too much to handle.

But what if there was a third option? What if Bodywork was something that you included as a part of your self-care routine?

Not because you are selfish, not because you have nothing better to do, not because you are on holidays, or because it has been so long, or because you’ve had a migraine all week, or a sore back for a month but because you know, deep within your core, that Soulful touch, sacred space, allowing yourself to receive, unlocking blocked energies and letting go of the day-to-day trauma that builds up in your body is absolutely VITAL to your mind, body and spirit…

 

What if you acknowledged that making time for a regular massage actually created more space for you to live a better life?

 

I know how easy it is to let bodywork treatments slip from weekly, to fortnightly, to monthly to yearly, to “when was the last one?”. I also know that whenever I get back on the table, the benefits I gain are more than just in my physical body. My emotions easily come back to balance, my mind naturally rests in harmony, my soul feels peaceful and my whole being feels re-aligned and re-integrated, ready to move back into the world again.

I personally have re-committed to regular bodywork this year, because I do know of all it’s benefits, I do know about vibrations and energies and trapped emotions. I do know, through my studies, that women need time to completely receive, to completely relax, to completely let go and surrender. We need sacred spaces were we can just BE, with nothing required of us, no-one needing us, no responsibilities, even if it is just for an hour or so. It may not seem like long, however it makes the world of difference to how we approach our lives and how life approaches us!

So, if you have been feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, overly emotional, lost, stuck confused, anxious, overworked, exhausted, constantly in ‘doing’ mode, or in pain; regardless of whether it’s mental, physical or emotional, then I would strongly encourage you to find the time, to make the time, to devote the time, to your own well-being

Come back into your body and back into your heart, with a nurturing feminine bodywork treatment, it’s time for you!

In Beauty 
Shekinah Leigh ~ Honouring the Feminine
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”

“When we Heal Women…We Heal the World!”

Beauty!

It’s not Lazy, its Energy Discernment!

Beauty!Ever since I was a child I was told that I was lazy.

I didn’t feel like I was being lazy but because I wasn’t full of energy and preferred to lie down and read a book, or sit down and have a conversation, or because I didn’t want to clean my room, or because I wasn’t bouncing off the walls, I would have this word thrown at me accusingly.

As a teenager it was even worse, as I required a lot more time out as I grappled with overwhelming emotions, surging hormones, a passionate soul and an empathic and sensitive nature.

As an adult I tried to avoid situations where I could be construed as being “lazy”, because it’s never said lovingly, it’s actually quite a damaging accusation and for me, even though I couldn’t explain it,

 

I knew the difference between having ENERGY for something and not having energy for something.

 

It had nothing to do with being lazy; which means idle, indolent, slothful, lethargic, dull, slow and unwilling to work, and more to do with discernment of where, when and with whom I chose to spend my energy.

As an introvert I feel like I have a finite amount of energy that can be used on social or extroverted pursuits, before I will need to recharge my batteries. As an introvert, I recharge my batteries through quiet alone time and independent passions and interests. As a passionate Leo woman, I know what it’s like to be in the flow, to feel inspired, to have so much energy that you can just go and go, it’s quite natural to find those sweet spots when you are doing what is in alignment with your soul and what you love. So to me, now that I am an adult and I know much more about personality types, especially introverts and extroverts, I realise that throughout my life I have been called LAZY when what they actually meant was introverted and therefor, somehow, not socially acceptable. 

I really wanted to share this information with everyone, especially fellow introverts, because it’s really quite rude and hurtful, to have derogatory comments and labels pushed onto you. Just because others don’t understand your natural energy movement and want to characterize behaviours according to what that might mean if THEY were doing, or not doing, particular activities themselves, doesn’t mean it actually applies to you, only you can know that.

So now, whenever I need to recharge, or if I find I don’t have energy for something, or someone, instead of beginning to feel guilt that I might be lazy, I remind myself that it is ENERGY DISCERNMENT and as a mature and wise woman, it is something I have learned to do more and more of, so that I do have the energy I need, to do the things I truly want to do, when I want to do it!

So please before you label yourself or anyone else lazy, take some time to check in, what may look lazy could actually be something way more admirable than that….

 

Lots of Love

Shekinah Leigh 
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”

 

DISCERNMENT: taste, discrimination, refinement, cultivation, sophistication, enlightenment, sensitivity, subtlety; insight, perceptiveness, astuteness, ingeniousness, cleverness, intelligence, sharpness, wisdom, and awareness…

Shekinah Leigh-5

Honouring the Feminine through Nurturing Bodywork

Shekinah Leigh-5With over 11 years of certified Massage & Bodywork experience, I am an expert in my field.

Your treatment is guaranteed to be one of the best you have ever received!

Blending Hawaiian Style Bodywork (Kahuna) with deep & soft tissue massage, this treatment is designed to relax, release and re-energise you, body, mind & soul…

Acknowledging the natural ebb & flow of a woman’s physical, emotional and spiritual cycles can be frustrating and overwhelming if we do not value our divine feminine nature. Women are receptive beings, we are sensitive to our environment and as we push ourselves daily to constantly perform and achieve we are doing our loved ones and ourselves a disservice.

“Women need time to just be, to open, to receive, too soften and to expand.”

We need to give ourselves permission to come back to our heart priorities so that we can move through life with more ease and flow, effortlessly sharing our unique gifts with those we love as we continually reveal more of our authentic radiant essence to the world.

It is time, to relax into pleasure, to let go of stress and to come back to your true self…

In Beauty

 

Shekinah Leigh
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”
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