How To Fill Your LOVE Cup – Week 3 / Mental


Screenshot 2015-01-15 12.00.49This week’s aspect is the mental realms – intellectual stimulation. We will be exploring how we fill our mental LOVE cup, how our minds can be open and receptive, flexible and creative. There are many ways that we can feel LOVED up intellectually, through our careers, through artistic expression and through deep and meaningful conversations. From stillness and clarity, to an abundance of new ideas, this aspect allows us to let go of all the limitations we place on our imagination and what we think is possible….

This is a great one for me this week because I have been feeling uncreative and uninspired which means that this cup must be running pretty empty. This has come after I had been feeling intellectually overfull! So much had been going on, I had so many beautiful ideas and creative epiphanies that I was wanting to implement everything, as soon as possible, while the energy and excitement where present. I was also wanting to follow through on the seeds that I had planted in the past, especially as I had the physical energy present to do so.

However, what I have learned in the last few weeks, is how to to pay closer attention to the DEADBITE!

When we talk about food, the deadbite is that bite you take where all of a sudden the meal you were enjoying, the decadent chocolate fudge cake you were savouring, or that glass of wine you were experiencing loses it’s appeal. Quite often we keep going though, because our mind tells us that we are enjoying it, we loved it 5 seconds ago, we must still love it now. However, pushing past the deadbite is actually being abusive to your body. When you start to notice the deadbite and stop in the moment, you are honouring your bodies needs by mindfully consuming only what brings you physical and spiritual nourishment.
Unfortunately when you push too far past the deadbite, you can begin to get a tummy ache and feel unwell. Intellectually doing this can lead to similar affects, both physically and mentally.

For me, I pushed past my intellectual deadbite, all of a sudden I was doing things because they needed to be done, because I had started them, because the energy was already flowing, because I should, because…energetically this pushing past the deadbite began to leave me feeling strung out and stretched. Not stretched in a good, challenging way but stretched in a way where I was losing touch with the original intention of what I was creating. I was getting caught up in the snowball affect of what I had implemented and just assuming that it was all GOOD, instead of checking in with my energy levels and most importantly for me, if what I was doing was creating more beauty for myself and for those that I was sharing with…

So this weeks theme not only opens up the doorway to all that is possible, it also allows us to become more discerning with what we do, what we consume, what we put out there, where, why and how. It allows us to acknowledge the deadbite and know that when we feel it, it is our opportunity to re-evaluate our very next step.

I am looking forward to sharing this weeks journey with you all xx



Kahuna Massage Specialist * Civil Marriage Celebrant * Shamanic Practitioner * Rites of Passage Facilitator Shekinah Leigh runs her own business on the Gold Coast providing Kahuna Bodywork, Sacred Ceremonies, Shamanic Energy Healing and Rites of Passage programs. Integrating her chosen paths of Hawaiian Shamanism, Native American Medicine Teachings and the Ancient Yogic Traditions, Shekinah holds a strong and safe space for transformation & healing to take place at a deep & cellular level. “I have learned that it can be through embracing our darkest nights and greatest fears that we experience our greatest gifts…”

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