This time next week I’ll be in transit over the pond for a quick soul sister hug and a photo shoot where I grew up in the Cotswolds. I’ll be hillside on horseback adventuring the land I grew up on.
But by next weekend you will find me shoes off, sunscreen lathered, in my Norma Kamali suit and sun hat flying as I bound through the soft Spanish sand into the Mediterranean.
A little 2-week getaway for my Bday!
Last year I spent 2 days at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, ME, and it was the best staycation birthday celebration.
BUT ... the importance of this journey is I am a BOHO WARRIOR. And the BOHO part has been less in the forefront of my life the past 5, maybe even 15 years ... I left her (a massive part of my persona) on a stoop in Israel, I think.
Don’t get me wrong, I have traveled over the past 15 years. But it has been with a gripping disbelief that life just did not feel right. And I mean “not right” in every biblical sense. I was OFF course.
My body was the beacon to bring me closer, more aligned with my true style. To my true self. That freely expressed self.
My body dictates the pace of my every day. It tells me when it's inspired to create and when it MUST rest. Like legs buckling, lie down rest. I often push, though. I try to get through, do more, but...
See, my WARRIOR (the oh-so-valuable, justice-seeking, disciplined pursuit to mastery) was driving my life hard and fast for too many years. I think (as many clients have told me and my sisters in Origin™ know) that the world lives at too fast a pace.
I’ll never forget at 18, 4 months post-op for my spinal fusion, I was standing in my attic with my girlfriend, sweating, saying “I just need the world to stop. It’s all too fast. I just want it to pause. I can’t keep up.” I was deciding if I was going to be able to attend orientation week at my new college, Skidmore. But my surgery was a fail, and the metal had a hairline fracture that was wreaking havoc on my bod. I was in constant pain.
College was the last thing on my mind. But I pursued the course for a semester, then had to bow out. I just could not keep up with the class load (standing all day because sitting was impossible for more than 20 minutes). I felt like I had failed, but I was really looking for my boho free spirit to come out.
We (my boho gal and I) adventured around the world for a few years. More to come on those details one day!
I had a sense of adventure that I have missed for years. When I created the Style Archetyping process with The Somatic Dressing Method™, it was inspired by the depth of my journey, the aching of my soul, the desire to walk into my future self. To manifest her in a natural process of life, not to push her out and squish her into a new mold or to get another thing to pile on top of other things. Not at all.
I very clearly saw who I was, who I have been, and who I can be - my Boho Warrior style was born. I haven’t looked back. I’ve aligned, fallen flat on my face, realigned, danced, fallen down, then realigned again.
But mark my words: last summer I sat with my Create Your Soul Style students telling this very story that I desire to be able to travel again. To have the freedom that I once felt. Guess what? Real (good) stuff happens, and then we get to do what we desire. I saw myself stepping on that plane for a European adventure.
I let my BOHO guide me as the WARRIOR inside learned her value with less of a grip.
Desire is a beautiful guide, but it needs boundaries and parameters sometimes to help move it along. Not these fruitless hopes that your desires will be filled, but the embodied knowing that your desires will happen.
We must consciously guide ourselves to the place we see in our mind’s eye. It takes cultivating, balancing, stepping back, reviewing, re-approaching, recalibrating, and stepping forward. We don’t ever do this completely alone. There are sounding boards around us every day to activate our desires needs and desires we have.
My BOHO gal is back and we are going to let my WARRIOR take a seat for the next few weeks. I’ll still be popping into your inbox and maybe with even more inspiration than before!
I will let her rise and guide the program for a while. I can only imagine the integration of healing that will happen as she comes even more to life again. The balance of the inner nomad is coming out to taste the sweet, salty Mediterranean air.
If you are ready to learn who your style archetype is and how she can influence your wellbeing and the rest of the world, I am offering a special for my Bday ... $100 off The Somatic Dressing Method™ 2-hour Intensive. We will identify your body blocks and breakthroughs to create your Style Archetype.
What you’ll get:
Personal Style Intake and Brainstorm Worksheets
2-Hour Body Image Breakthrough Call
Define Your Style Archetype
Normally I charge $497, but you can grab this over the next 48 hours for only $397.
Ready to meet your Style Archetype and move forward with confidenceWant in? Click here! Use code: 100Bday
Even though I am traveling, I’ll be back in two weeks to get you all aligned and embodied!
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