You know how usually some days (or weeks) just flow and others are like swimming upstream? Lately, things are flowing--in great abundance--but the initiations (challenges & opportunities) are big, too. This has been a crazy week. The list is staggering. I guided a group in a new way to pray the Magdalene Rosary. It was every bit as deep and potent for them as I hoped. (That wasn't the crazy part, read on...) We accessed a deep and serene space, so quickly! Women who participated mentioned feeling: "...calm, centered, aligned.'" "Love how sweet, soothing and uncomplicated." "So beautiful.... I’ve
About magdalenepathClaire Sierra, MA, LFT, is the author of The Magdalene Path – Awaken the Power of Your Feminine Soul ©. An Arts Therapist and True Purpose™ Master Coach, Claire has guided thousands of women who feel lost & confused about their purpose, to use creative arts to connect to their divine guidance for clarity & confidence about their true path. She’s led creative soul-centered workshops, retreats and private sessions for over 2 decades. To support greater re-connection she and her husband recently became proprietors of the Balch Hotel, a boutique destination retreat in the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon. (visit www.BalchHotel.com) For free resources on your path, go to: www.MagdalenePath.com for sample chapters, meditations, audio interviews and more.
Sweet Sister... We are in a time of unprecedented changes: chaos for some, hope and possibility for others. Where are you in the dance? With so much "distancing", we’re home, and online for everything. The very nature of the electronic world plus social and mass media stresses our nervous systems. If we allow it, we're exposed to fear of the future and survival issues. With this comes immense moments of anger, grief, loss, and fear. (Plus joy, possibility and excitement, too.) Feel what’s yours (this is not a moment for premature transcendence) and move through it. But don’t attach
How are you managing the changes, buttercup? Today is sunny and warm here, spring is happening, the Earth feels happy! We’ve lightened our load and she's grateful. But many of us are STRESSED about the uncertainty, home stay restrictions, challenges of dealing with being home (and who you’re home WITH?!) and future-tripping. (Not to mention money fears and the News triggering survival issues. steer clear of that.) Self-care to calm your nervous system is crucial. I’ve written lots about soul care in the past on my blog. (And there are oodles of practices in the Magdalene Path, too.) Soothing your
A wise person once reflected to me, “Writers write.” And it's true, I write all the time. Most of it never gets edited or published, but it’s how I process and make sense of my life. But that doesn't mean its easy-peasy. Even though nothing is more effective for sorting out thoughts and feelings--let alone direct access to your Divine Guidance! (which is how I wrote The Magdalene Path.) Same for other artists and musicians. Creatives in general really want to create, but often struggle to get the words written, the image created. Rearranging your sock drawer or organizing the
Beloved... Checking in on you. How's the year so far? Swirling ebbs of clarity and question marks? In my world, life has been shifting swiftly--not in a bad way--dropping into deeper layers of Soul Clarity with new realities emerging. Just as I make one discovery something else pops in, causing me to reconsider and change--even something I JUST told you about. (Oy!) (Details below.) That seems so like 2020. We're really being called to flex and flow, which is the essence of our Feminine mode. We are really being asked step in to our truth and walk the talk.
It’s a new year and things are changing. While some spent oodles of time reviewing and releasing the past year, then creating intentions and goals for the new, not everyone functions that way. In fact, it’s a very masculine approach. Don’t let yourself get defined by that external structure. No self-flagellating if it’s not in your flow. There are other paths to clarity. Many women I talk to lately seem to be on BIG clarity projects of another kind: paper de-cluttering, closet re-configuring, basement overhauling. I get it, I just reworked my office/art studio
We're heading into the luscious dark quiet of the year. I wanted to drop in before we go deep into the blur of Christmas and New Year holidays to send love and a gift. Solstice is here and always so luscious for me. Always a deep time of review and reflection, completing this year and receiving the next. A pause. But for some it's full frenzy. I hope that's not you, but if it is...Take this time for you. You're worth it. To start the deepening process, we gathered for a virtual retreat on Facebook, Tuesday--a virtual Rose Temple
One thing I know, is that history is written by the winners.* And as I’ve studied religion (which is highly political), especially. And yet we each have the capacity to touch the deeper Truths, through our heart and soul. It’s imperative, to find our own way, apart from the maddening crowd. The practices I use guided me to write The Magdalene Path—and to make daily decisions about my work and life. (I honestly don’t know how people function without this guidance, it brings such clarity and solace. ) I’ve long had a deep affection for Our Lady Guadalupe, “the
Life has been very interesting lately and I'm guessing I'm not the only one. I wrote this before a recent retreat, but neglected to hit "send." I love the journey inward of Autumn. Patterns that have been challenging in the past--things we thought we completed--seem to be back and highlighted. (Oh goody?) Recent cycles have made patterns and habits that are outmoded and worn out impossibly maddeningly clear. I took a sabbatical week (Is that even a thing??) and made a nest in my bedroom so that I could rest, reflect and re-balance. I dug into soul care and
Wow, Autumn Equinox was big. The season really shifted here in the Pacific Northwest-- a real reminder of the turn inward we are meant to take now. I'm still digging out from that New Super Moon. Did it rock your world like mine? So many of the patterns that have been challenging in the past--things we thought were done--seem to be back and highlighted. Oh goody. I took a sabbatical and made a nest in my bedroom so that I could rest, reflect and re-balance. I’ve been using my tools and support to lean into the places that seems