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Foster Deep Reflection and Review of Your Year

We’re at that trough of the year. This year has been one of challenge and setbacks for many. Transitions taking WAAAY too long. Great miracles and breakthroughs too.

Regardless of what your year’s theme has been, as we turn the wheel of the year, it’s time to regroup. Call forth a new version of yourself into being, as the old one clearly does not fit any more.

Maybe the adjustment is slight but potent, maybe it’s huge. That’s your call.

As we slide into the deep darkness of winter we’re surrounded by celebrations of returning light at Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. I naturally turn reflective about my year and also get curious about what is ahead of me. Reviewing what happened to have clarity about what I would like to create.

I imagine you might feel called this way as well. Do you have a year end ritual review? For many years now…10 or more….I’ve done a taking-stock exercise, and often offered it as a day retreat. I thought I’d share it in case you want to do something similar.

Give yourself several hours in chunks to really dive deep. Get hot tea or cocoa. Have treats nearby.

Harvest Your Year

Take out all your calendars, planners and on-line schedulers (Google, Outlook, etc.)

Light a candle and say a prayer, to enact a holy space. We want to bring kindness and compassion as well as clear eye to what your year was like, not just go by memory, which is notoriously short-sighted. (remember April? A trip you took 7 months ago? Not me either.)

  • Start back at January and move forward, making a list of what was notable each month. You might want to make note of: clients or work projects, meetings that were future-bearing, events you attended, programs or events you led. Noteworthy kid or family activities.  Creative projects (art, music, dance). Notable nights out. Trips taken, for business or pleasure; anything new added, or old that ended or dropped.
  • Then step back and ask a few questions:
    • Where do I have breakthroughs or clarity?
    • Where was there loss or disappointment?
    • Where is there energy that I want to keep moving forward?
    • What lacks energy that is time to let go or drop?
    • What do I bless and receive or bless and release?
  • Be sure to keep breathing, as this can bring up great joy or sadness. Meet both with gratitude if you can. Acknowledge what was hard or didn’t work out. Celebrate your wins
  • Now develop the key themes of the year—what what this year about, in a nutshell. Really boil it down to a few (not more than 5) themes.
  • Bless and release the year, knowing you did the best you could. Using some form of ritual to let it go (Say a short prayer, burn or shred the pages, sing or dance it out.)

Look Into the Future: Name and Claim Your New Year

(Just writing that feels exciting!)

This next piece can be done at a separate moment, once you have a chance to digest and harvest the past year.

  • Review your notes and themes. Feeling into what worked and what didn’t, ask yourself—and your guidance, if you have access—what do I want or sense  this next year to be about?
  • This isn’t about strategic planning but about developing an overarching intention or theme that taps into what you’d like your year to feel like. (due credit source: Isabel Parlett teaches this annually)
  • Sense into what is coming toward you. Allow yourself to receive impressions, the texture, color taste of the year you’d like to have. AS well as the one that is your destiny to experience.
    • Lean into what you’d like to experience more—and less—of.
  • Use those impressions to create themes. Identify overall intentions of what you’d like the year to feel like. (Perhaps you need new direction, or to be busier, or to slow down….)
  • Develop these broad dreams and visions of 2017 into more concrete any plans. Map it out on a calendar, if you desire.
  • Create a Vision Map for yourself, using collage from text, images, words or phrases. Put this in a prominent place so that it works on your unconscious. (To read more about this Vision Mapping process, see The Magdalene Path, page 125.)
  • Celebrate yourself for doing this process and for inviting the immenseness that is to come! Post these themes where you will remind yourself. I use the mirror in my office/studio and my business notebook.

Let me know how this process goes!

Hey, if you need help working through any part of this, or see that  there’s clearing to do to get next year off to a great start, perhaps a session or two would be helpful? I’m offering a Buy One,Get One Special–something I’ve never done! You get 2 sessions and you pay my single session price of $200. My holiday gift to support your emerging goddessness.

Enjoy this mystical time of what has been and what is to come,

 

PS Though it’s getting late for Christmas delivery, there’s still a few Goddess Coloring Book kits left. does one have your name on it? See details and purchase proecess below. This is an email-only offer, no website, sales pages, nothing. Simple, easy and direct through PayPal, from me to you and yours. Check it out…

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The Goddess Coloring Book Kit

Sometimes we need a little help to get our creative juices flowing. (I know I do!) So to aid you (or a loved one), I created a coloring book for grown-ups: 22 Feminine Soul images fresh from the pages of my sketchbooks.

Coloring is mind-neutral, easy, and relaxing. Research shows it reduces anxiety and creates clarity and peace.  It allows you to create and daydream, use color, shape and form, without having to fill the blank page yourself! Ah, simplicity!

These images are designed with ample space for you to play and express yourself. Color outside the lines, add your own symbols, shapes and lines. Make it your own, over and over again.

This full-length printed version of the Goddess Coloring Book is 22 pages, 9″ x 11″, single-sided with blank pages for your own doodles and sketches. You can easily copy and reuse–over and over!

Included in the kit, is a package of 16 Oil Pastels (shown above), to get started right away. No need to dig out your kids’ old crayons or dried up markers. If you’ve never used oil pastels, you’ll love the creamy softness and bright color. Easy to blend and create texture. Not messy, easy to clean up.  They come in a self-contained sleeve box, so they travel nicely.

Makes a great (and unusual) gift!

Comes in a hand painted envelope, ready for gifting!

The Goddess Coloring Book Kit is NOT available on the website. I’m offering it to you first. (The website is undergoing a major redesign right now, so check back later. I’ll let you know.)

$14.95 coloring book and oil pastel set

 + $5 shipping and handling

Total: $19.95

Would you rather have this as a PDF Download?

My smart European friend, Ellisia requested this. This version includes a Downloadable PDF of the Goddess Coloring Book AND the Practices Workbook from The Magdalene Path. I’ve included a gorgeous gift card (which is the “Sacred Dreamer” image from The Magdalene Path book cover). Shipping is included (airmailing the card) in the price.

(Unfortunately no oil pastels included. You can purchase those separately and add it to your gift.)

Goddess Coloring Book Download

Price: $9.95

Includes: postage (including international) and gorgeous gift card mailed to you or to your gift recipient. NOTE: NO OIL PASTELS IN THIS VERSION.

Here’s the link to purchase the Goddess Coloring Book Gift Card:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PQTUFVNKTY69W

**Please include the address you wish the download card to be mailed to in the “Note to Seller” box in Paypal. Otherwise, we’ll send it to you. We’ll get it in the post as soon as the order is received.

If you just want it emailed to you, we can do that also. Indicate that in the “Notes to Seller” box in your PayPal order.

 

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It’s Now or Never Time

Happy Holy Days Dear One

It’s snowing outside and the halls are decked. The season is upon us. With so much beauty surrounding us, what possibly could I have to add to that mix?

I wanted to offer you a little something special and make it easy for you. Then I realized: THE GODDESS COLORING BOOK! I’ve been so quiet about this little gem, I didn’t even offer it on my website for the first 2 years I sold it. Silly, huh?

So I put together a creativity kit for someone you love. (Maybe that’s yourself?) Scroll down and see what you think.

The Goddess Coloring Book Kit is NOT available on the website. In fact, I’m offering it to you first. (Besides, shhh, the website is undergoing a major redesign right now, it’s kind of a mess–I’ll tell you when to take a peek.)

Check it out below and order it here.

Bright Blessings for the vastness of All You ALREADY ARE, goddess,

 

 

P.S. This is a blog-only offer, no webpages, sales pages, nothing. Simple, easy and direct through PayPal, from me to you and yours. Check it out below…

The Goddess Coloring Book Kit

Sometimes we need a little help to get our creative juices flowing. (I know I do!) So to aid you (or a loved one), I created a coloring book for grown-ups: 22 Feminine Soul images fresh from the pages of my sketchbooks.

Coloring is mind-neutral, easy, and relaxing. Research shows it reduces anxiety and creates clarity and peace.  It allows you to create and daydream, use color, shape and form, without having to fill the blank page yourself! Ah, simplicity!

These images are designed with ample space for you to play and express yourself. Color outside the lines, add your own symbols, shapes and lines. Make it your own, over and over again.

This full-length printed version of the Goddess Coloring Book is 22 pages, 9″ x 11″, single-sided with blank pages for your own doodles and sketches. You can easily copy and reuse–over and over!

Included in the kit, is a package of 16 Oil Pastels (shown above), to get started right away. No need to dig out your kids’ old crayons or dried up markers. If you’ve never used oil pastels, you’ll love the creamy softness and bright color. Easy to blend and create texture. Not messy, easy to clean up.  They come in a self-contained sleeve box, so they travel nicely.

Makes a great (and unusual) gift!

Comes in a hand painted envelope, ready for gifting!

$14.95 coloring book and oil pastel set

+ $5 shipping and handling

Total: $19.95

(In case the link is broken, here it is: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZZBPNFVJLBPRW

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Thrown Off by the Elections?

Did Last Week Knock You Off The Fence?

I’m checking in with you… wondering if you have been having a difficult time lately, having trouble making decisions about moving forward in your life–in general. Maybe it’s impacting your decision about Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women.

I’m guessing that you may be sorting out family responsibilities, personal obligations or figuring out your finances.

Maybe you’ve been up been “on the fence,” and got thrown off by the elections. You’d have LOTS of company, there! I know that many of us have been feeling a sense of uncertainty, fear, anger, sadness, and more, as we look ahead.

We are trying to figure out, What am I supposed to do, now? How can I make a difference?

Whether you were “for” or “against” what happened, many of us are appalled by ensuing trauma drama — it’s been an intense week at the end of a very, very long ugly campaign season.

Whatever has held you back, from making your decision… as the co-creator and Keeper of the Flow for this event I invite you to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and check inside.

Do you need a space and time to reconnect to the heart and soul of what really matters to you?

If you get a “yes,” or your body relaxes at the thought, then join us.

And let us make it easy for you — since we all basically lost a week to the elections, we’re extending the Early Bird Discount until November 20.

Go to this link, and enter the code TEMPLEGIFT.

When you register by this Sunday, you’ll receive $50 off the registration fee. It’s our gift, to you, in this time of uncertainty… when we all need to get back to center, to ground, and to feel peace.

We have plenty of space left, for you. In fact, if you want to check out the Retreat Option, go here: www.balchhotel.com  We’ve arranged for you to stretch your day into a weekend, with 2 night Special: when you book one night, you get the second night at 1/2-price. Our winter rates are low right now anyway, so it’s a smoking good deal.

If you’ve been reading all the emails I’ve been sending, I’m guessing that you are feeling drawn, but hesitant. Called, but unsure.

If you are, then let me share these words, from women who have experienced this beautiful day:

“I know the power of intentionally taking a day for myself and my soul, and feel blessed to have been able to partake of this time and space.”
– Liz, Chelan, WA

“It was a powerful, thoughtful event: I would readily encourage my friends — and anyone!  — to attend, if you are ready for deep comfort, inspired thought and healing.”
– A. Ellis, Bainbridge Island, WA

“The Healing Temple is an immersive and safe space for reconnection. I feel whole. Held. Supported. This is such a restorative gift…”
– Annalisa, Port Townsend, WA

I invite you to receive their words… and notice if you are feeling a call.

Know that you are welcome, and that you can bask in the energy of peaceful, relaxed, and loving Healing Practitioners, and a room full of women who are saying “yes” to their evolution and self-care for a day.

Click on this link, for more information or to register.

Thank you for your attention to this note… and to yourself.

Come join us: I’d love to have you there.

Blessings of Light in these moments of uncertain change,

 

P.S. Find out more information about Entering the Healing Temple on December 3  at The Balch Hotel in the Columbia Gorge.
And for the Retreat Option at the Balch Hotel? Go HERE.

If  you want to hear and experience the energy of this event, listen to the Taste of Healing Temple, post Election Recovery Remedy call last week: https://fccdl.in/i50U76QJM

We had a beautiful, intimate gathering … nourishing our world-weary souls, on the day-after-the-election. Listen and share it with women in your world (and feel free to tell them about the extended (’til Sunday) Early Bird Deadline! see details below)

If your life has been at all chaotic, or more-busy-than-you’d-like, maybe it’s time to remember and rebalance yourself?

Perhaps you need some down time, you’re craving the quiet company of other women in sacred space, or you need healing sessions  to do your inner work.

At the Healing Temple, in the Columbia Gorge, we’ll be pushing the re-set button on our lives. Coming back to center. Re-connecting to our bodies, our hearts’ wisdom. So that we can move back into the world refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed and ready–for the work that lies ahead.

Friday November 11th is the Early Bird Registration deadline. You’ll save $50 off the full price, if you register by Friday.

Find out more information about Entering the Healing Temple on December 3  at The Balch Hotel in the Columbia Gorge.
And for the Retreat Option at the Balch Hotel? Go HERE.

Space is very limited. This day is designed for only 15 participants.

(And if you have any questions about the day, or about how to register, email me here or katherine@olympus.net or leave a detailed message on her cell 360-385-5982.)

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Magdalene Message: Find Rumi’s Field

ReBalancing After Upset

Yesterday morning I was in grief. Too shocked to weep. Shadow unleashed, Trauma everywhere I looked.

I wasn’t ready to “seek the light” yet know that this is the path ahead I must walk. So I commiserated with allies. Sought comfort in like-minded souls. Angry, hurt, scared.

And while all paths are sacred, I knew that staying there was stewing for me. Though it may not be for you. No Spiritual Bypass, just your own timing, your own soul.

Because that is what this is: Soul Time. As I wrote in the Magdalene Path, Temple Time Returns. And while it may be too soon to speak or act, know it is coming. I’m here, I’m ready and I’m pointing the way. Even though the night is dark, foggy and it’s hard to see.

But it’s not a way “out there”… the path is within.

Seek your messages, hear your guidance. Follow your Truth, your heart, your passion. Ours is the time we must keep.

Seeing a choiceless choice that appears to turn back, not forward. It appears we are not who or where I thought we were as a culture, and I am sad for it. I am beyond arguing or wrong-making. With sadness and horror in my heart, knowing I needed to balance myself, I seek Rumi’s field so we can meet there.

Seeking this place I went to meditation, to connect with my deeper wisdom and commune with Mary Magdalene, my always-ready guide, for wisdom and sustenance from the reality behind this world.

Mary Magdalene encouraged, “Stop the leaks, you are being invaded by negative thought forms which do not serve you or what you love. Your watercooler of FB is poisoning as much as strengthening your well. There is a deeper pattern at play here that is, of course, too soon to see.

Many of you are disheartened and with due cause. But do not let this sink you into an abyss of hopelessness, for then the fear and anger that they have voted with, will have consumed and employed you as well.

Today as all others, let light, hope and goodness be your guide. Give yourself whatever time you need to be sad and grieve, but be watchful of encouraging a diet that feeds those negative tendencies, as they can become addictive and strong.

There is a battle going on, on the inner levels) and it feeds on your energy. When you allow it, it can consume you and despite your work for good, it is not fueled by light. Let the light guide your way. Regardless of the outer action, when you know that is the seed, only good will come your way.

Do not look to or regard the path or process of others—they have their own journey and fight that may look so different to be unrecognizable as light. And there are those espousing “warriorship of the Light” who are immersed in egoic structures of darkness, anger, hate and fear. It is imperative that you seek and follow your own soul’s guidance as you have always aspired to do.

Allow yourself, today and always to follow your own bliss, joy, passion, pleasure, wonder. Go where you are drawn and curious. “Let the beauty you love be what you do, there are 100 ways to kneel and kiss the ground (and sky).”

I remarked, “That feels surprisingly concrete and reassuring. Giving in to the fear and hatred, when in fact nothing has really changed on a outer level (yet), only gives it the power I am arguing against.”

Magdalene replied, “It is imperative that you see that there is a dark force driven by greed and fear–a silent invisible drama being played out. And many in your land have had their hands, minds and hearts moved by these invisible strings. Much like the movie you saw that night, (Doctor Strange) it is powerful and unseen, but very much in motion.

But you do not have to allow this; Divine Law requires they receive permission (though  often that is subtle) and if you do not do so, it cannot overtake you. So be mindful (and heartful) of what and how you give your attention, thoughts and voice to. Not to advocate for Spiritual Bypass—that is not what we are speaking of. But to avoid allowing yourself to get swept into the swell and fray that is immersive at this moment.

Refresh and redirect, often. Ask and receive alignment with the Light and Love that is always available. When you are ready there is a deeper current and calling that is available to and for you. Now is not that time, but know that we are here and with you in undying and aligned support from the Temple Sisterhood.

With this I felt such energetic support, shift and uplift. Kind of surprising, actually—I felt so much better. And so grateful.

How do you connect with the voice of wisdom within you?

What re-balances and realigns you when the world goes awry?

One resource for reset and reconnection is Entering the Healing Temple in the Columbia Gorge…It would be such a treat to have you be a part of this!

Here’s the replay from last night that I promised I’d send you:https://fccdl.in/i50U76QJM

Blessings of Light,

 

 

P.S. If  you want to know more, Here’s the replay from the Taste of Healing Temple, post Election Recovery Remedy call last night: https://fccdl.in/i50U76QJM

We had a beautiful, intimate gathering … nourishing our world-weary souls, on the day-after-the-election. Listen and share it with women in your world (and feel free to tell them about Friday’s Early Bird Deadline! see details below)

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Healing Temple Retreat Comes to the Columbia River Gorge

Do you need a real day off? …to step off the wheel, and find deep peace within yourself, that can be accessed privately, within the presence of other women?

And receive a variety of healing treatments and be guided through a process of deep replenishment?

How would you feel, to have a lot of silence, as well as space where you can talk about the deep and the real, without being chatty?

What would it be, to enter a space where it’s not about being a parent, a spouse, a public figure, an employer/employee… but about being a woman, and what it is to live this life?

Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women is coming to the Columbia River Gorge on Saturday, December 3rd

iggArticle9 pic2Entering the Healing Temple is a cross between a meditation retreat, a ritual, and a healing spa — a whole day to receive, reflect, and rejuvenate, in the mostly-silent presence of other women. It’s intimate — only 15 women, being served by 5 Healing Practitioners and two other staff — with food/lunch provided.

I’ve invited five amazing Healing Practitioners to this extraordinary, intimate and powerful event. See who they are HERE

You’ll be receiving mini-sessions from each of them.

This is an incredible way to use the “input” of body/mind Healers to inform your inner process around  whatever intention you bring to the day.

Give your busy, hard-working soul some Deep Peace.

Join an intimate group of women the Historic Balch Hotel–where you can actually stretch the day into a full-on weekend retreat, if you like!

See more about Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women.

We’ll gather at the Historic Balch Hotel, where we’ll have a juicy retreat option! For the first time, you can stretch this extraordinary day into a weekend retreat — complete with complimentary, and optional gatherings on Friday evening and Sunday morning (lodging not included in retreat fee). On site spa services are available, too.

Check it out HERE if you want to see what it’s all about!

You might be wondering what it’s been like, by women who have attended previously:

“I feel peaceful, introspective, calm.”  — Superintendent, Regional Marine Sanctuary

“I feel Amazing! Grounded and solid.”— Nursing Student

“I feel satisfied, calm, grateful, wise.” — Elementary School Teacher

“This has been such a necessary treat to myself. All people should have this opportunity.” — Community Health Educator

Come join us! It’s like stepping into this oasis of ahhhhh… far away from day-to-day demands, and into the realm of magic.

With all that’s going on in your world, get ready to think about having a DAY to Exhale…

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3rd!

For more information click here:

Healing Temple in the Columbia River Gorge

Go here for information about the retreat option at the Balch Hotel.

Note: space is very limited. This day is designed for only 15 participants.

November 11th is the Early Bird Deadline.

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When Higher Guidance Directs You Unexpectedly

Seems there’s a theme lately about  when things don’t always go as we like or plan…

I know that it can be a challenge to follow the wisdom and guidance that’s brewing in your soul and get clear on who we’re here to be. There’s a lot of distractions and mess that get in the way.

It takes a long time (sometimes) to listen to the wisdom of your soul.  I also know that it’s truly possible to do. But that path is not always straight and clear.

And there are often counterposing thoughts and inner chatter to push back and create doubt.

This Listening takes practice, something our society generally doesn’t validate us for. We’re taught instead to create a plan and go for it, unwaveringly.

But sometimes you’ll get guidance that’s not what you expect. Or don’t want to hear. That changes the direction you were headed. (That happened to me recently….I’ll share that in a minute.)

It’s important when working with Higher Guidance, to know your validating factors, to trust that the wisdom you are hearing is in fact the voice of your soul (AKA your higher self/spirit guide/guardian angel—depending on your belief frame).

When I work privately with clients I have 17 different validating questions. Then you can discern what’s Truth and what’s ego chatter or mind-wishing. Three that are good to keep in the forefront are: Is the guidance you’re getting different than what you expected or would want to hear. Is it a fear voice? Is it being corroborated by anything else in your life—odd turns of events, synchronicities?

Once you have that sense of confidence that what you are tuning into could be a real message, remember you don’t have to follow the guidance. You are in the driver’s seat on your life path. Consider what the impact would be if you didn’t heed it and the message was right? Would you be wasting precious time, energy or other resources?

When Your Divine Guidance Steers in Unexpected Directions

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This was the position I found myself in a few weeks ago. You might recall I announced a new retreat for November: Awaken Your Feminine Soul Power & Live Your Purpose. I was super excited to offer this new signature retreat based on the work I’ve been doing since publishing The Magdalene Path.

The date and timing was right. Feeling no resistance or fear, I was excited to move ahead.

Then I was in a class and guided into a meditation. Completely unexpectedly I was instructed me to drop the event, to let it go and reschedule. I was shocked.

I’ll admit I was puzzled and ignored this at first.  I didn’t want to change course. Then a few other “odd” things occurred. (The event venue (my very own hotel!) double booked my retreat with another one. Expected guests were not able to attend.) It was clearly not meant to be.

And in this I recognized how challenging that could be for if you’re not used to living life according to Divine Guidance. When we say we want to follow the Feminine Path, this is what it looks like. Not like masculine structure, planning, details and outcomes.

Not that nothing happens, it just happens differently. Those are still part of the process, but they don’t dominate. The masculine self can no longer dominate the arising, awakening Feminine Soul self.

There’s a better way, and we’re finding it.

Join me, sister,

claire sig

PS: Amazingly (but not too surprisingly) when I let it go, something else awesome and beautiful slid right in. I’ll share more in weeks to come, but for now, scroll down (or up) or see more here. I’m over the moon excited to be co-producing the first Healing Temple for the women of the Columbia River Gorge and beyond. Katherine Macomber Millman, traveling from Port Townsend, WA, has created this amazing event, and we will guide you through the day.

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Feeling Lost and Disconnected on Your Path?

Last week I wrote about how things don’t always go as we like or plan, and that when this happens it can be disorienting, frustrating, alarming….depressing and anxiety provoking, too! If that is resonating and you want to know what the next step is, here’s a solution…

Rejuvenate and Reconnect with Your Divine Guidance

 

Society’s many voices and structures have trained us away, but we can actually follow and trust our own inner wisdom. There are ways to connect with your Divine guidance to get clear answers to life questions that really helps when you feel lost. (I’d have been sunk without them.)

There’s a better way, and we’re finding it. Join me, sister,

PS: Through my big transition to the Balch Hotel,  I’ve developed a signature retreat where you learn to connect with your Divine Guidance, like I did to write The Magdalene Path. It’s called Awaken Your Feminine Soul Power – A Magdalene Path Retreat.

At this 2 ½ day retreat you’ll connect deeply with your Feminine Divine, paint your goddess guide and channel her messages to you in writing. You’ll have luscious rejuvenating experiences in a sacred circle of women you’ll adore. Read on below to learn about this intimate retreat at the Balch Hotel in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

BONUS: If you register by October 9, I’ll add 2 private sessions with me. In person or virtually. (That’s almost $400 value right there!)

Awaken Your Feminine Soul Power & Live Your Purpose

Are you longing to have a stronger, clearer connection to
your Soul Guidance?

Deep inside, you know that you are a beautiful, divinely inspired woman. But lately, you just haven’t been feeling it.

Perhaps you’ve had experiences of Divine Feminine connection but can’t sustain it in everyday life.

Big unexpected changes and stress have you in their grip. Your path no longer seems clear. Everything feels like a struggle.  You’re working too hard. Life feels exhausting not rewarding.

You know it’s time for a shift, for reconnection and rejuvenation….You have a sense of a bigger calling but can’t quite see what it is.

Gratefully, there’s a better way. A path that takes you out of the doing, striving, busy struggle energy of the masculine mode we’ve been so accustomed to, and connects you with the calm, easy, graceful, creative intuitive energy of your Divine Feminine Soul.

You can:

  • Experience your Feminine Soul power consistently, which you can access it on a daily basis to counteract stress and unhappiness
  • Connect with your Divine Guidance with clarity and ease.
  • Know your Divine Purpose and be confident as you take steps towards living it.
  • Access a deeper power through art and writing for invaluable sources of wisdom and guidance.
  • Know when you feel off-course and what to do to get re-aligned.

Join an intimate gathering of women:

Awaken Your Feminine Soul Power, Live Your Purpose: A Magdalene Path Retreat

with Claire Sierra, MA at the Historic Balch Hotel.

Together we’ll gather as a sacred circle of sisters to explore your Divine Feminine Essence and express your soul’s voice, with tangible direct encounters. Experience art, meditation, and Listening to Spirit—a guided journaling process that led to the writing of my book, The Magdalene Path. 

You’ll experience creative practices that will shift you from relying solely on your masculine power to activating your inherent feminine magic, making way for more ease and joy, and less stress and struggle in your life.

Not an artist?  Not to worry!  We’ll use creative processes in ways that are simple and low stress–even a novice will feel comfortable

By connecting with your personal soul guidance you receive practical, useful information about your career, love, health and more.

REGISTER FOR THE RETREAT HERE

Where is this retreat?

We’ll do all of this in the elegance and simplicity of the Balch Hotel, a boutique inn in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon. The Historic Balch Hotel offers a unique intimate experience for wellness retreats.

The elegance of this 18 room historic country inn, surrounded by the golden expanse of wide open meadows and big sky produces clarity of mind and heart that settles the soul.

With on-site dining and spa services, sunny patio, beautiful garden grounds and majestic Mt Hood views inspire space for personal rejuvenation and re-connection.

You’ll choose your own lodging to fit your need for luxury or budget, from one of 18 uniquely appointed rooms filled with vintage décor and antiques, and a comfy bed guests rave about.

With 300 days of sunshine, the Balch is a great escape that’s close to Portland, Seattle, Salem, Bend and Boise. Centrally located in the Columbia River Gorge, after a short drive, you’ll feel like you’re a world away.

What about meals?

Breakfast is provided with your lodging.  Lunch, dinner are on your own and are available at the hotel so you don’t even have to leave the property. You can settle in and relax into your Feminine Essence, or venture out to explore the nearby village haunts if you’re interested and adventurous.

Who is Claire Sierra?

Aside from being the wellness & spa director at the Balch Hotel, Claire 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, she’s guided thousands of frustrated women into lives of deeper meaning, ease and new direction.

GET MORE DETAILS HERE

Here’s what past retreat participants shared:

“Great, magical, transformative retreat. I enjoyed every minute of it.” –Melanie K, Portland OR

“I came not knowing what to expect, but with optimistic hope of a new journey. I ended the retreat with a definite sense of purpose and the beginning of a new phase of my life—with skills and tips to a new way of thinking in a positive, enlightened awakened way. Peace! Pat D, Glastonbury, CT

“I started the retreat feeling stressed and very indecisive about my past decisions and future choices. Now I have more clarity and I need to go to my spiritual essence to guide me more. You gave me excellent tools to incorporate into my day-to-day life, decision-making and for emotional and spiritual connections.” –Hazel L., Concord, MA

“I just want to thank you again for that retreat. It literally changed my life. I came home a changed person and I haven’t gone back. I reconnected to the magical visionary part of myself. Since then life is lining up to support me in incredible ways with a whole new possibility for myself.” -Savana W, Vancouver, WA

Ready to say YES to the power of your Feminine Soul and living your divine purpose?

Join us…

November 4-6, 2016 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Early Bird Price: $497 ($597 after 10/9).
Lodging and meals not included.

Click here to purchase this package:

Questions? Claire@MagdalenePath.com
Inquire about payment plans or scholarships.

Join us November 4-6, 2016

Early Bird Price $497 ($597 after 10/8).
Lodging and meals not included.

Click HERE For More Information And To Register

Questions? Claire@MagdalenePath.com
Inquire about payment plans or scholarships.

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Ever Feel Like You’re Lost in The Forest?

Deeper Questions for Resolving Transitions

 

I feel like there’s something more or different that I’m supposed to be doing, but I don’t know what it is….what’s my next step?

Ever feel that way?

I know I have, and even recently.

I’ve written previously about life changes since moving: leaving community after 20+ years, moving from one bio-region to another. From having a “normal” life (in a house) to living 24/7 in a boutique hotel that we own. (Don’t get me wrong, it’sa cool hotel.)

It’s been a big transition. Duh.

Huge tectonic rumblings have been occurring in my body/soul/psyche during this process.

I knew that being in this elegant, exotic place meant the work I do would change. It had to. But what? How? And more importantly, WHEN?

For a long time I kept trying to be done with it and move on.  My Type A side, yelling, “Get going!”

Classically, my strong masculine side tried forcing myself into what I thought the new me should be feeling and experiencing. Ever do that? (Doesn’t really work well, huh?)

I’m hearing this from women so much lately. Many  of us want to be more “in” our Feminine, but the masculine style is what we know so well!

Divine Timing follows the flow of the Feminine.  And this shift, from masculine doing, striving, pushing, making it happen….it’s not compelling anymore. Too stressful and exhausting!  (And ineffective.) I’ve discovered so much about what’s necessary to contain this shift.

So I let it all go. All my ideas of what should be happening and when. I knew I needed to let the tide go all the way out to see what came back.

Still nothing was coming.

But I rested in trusting in Feminine Being: organic and inspired by Her. Impatience was becoming mixed with malaise…I wondered, “Had I lost the juice for the Feminine Soul?” I was surprised when I finally named this lack of passion. And got curious.

Transition, Passion and Energy

Coming through the other side of a big life change makes me realize this is possibly happening for you. (Let me know if I’m right here.) I wonder…

Are you going through transition that somehow isn’t going exactly as planned? That’s taking too long? Adrift in middle of a shift you’re not through yet—though you’d probably like to be.

Are you feeling a loss of passion and energy?  Disconnected from what once felt bright and promising?

Bestselling author Liz Gilbert spoke on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, advising against seeking passion, (too much pressure) and instead following curiosity. She also gives a great Ted Talk about how great success, achieving one’s dreams can be as disorienting as big failure.

In the absence of passion, seek curiosity. Go where your energy and interest are grounded.

Opened your toolkit, (I went to the Magdalene Path processes I teach) to what sustains you. Watch for synchronicities.

Ask some juicier questions and allow a deeper layer to emerge.

Take the time you need, there is no rush, sweetheart. And yet, at the same time, if you feel a longing, a calling from your soul to connect more deeply with your feminine soul’s essence, and awaken your connection to that inner guidance that you also possess, then by all means, don’t wait.

Act on it.

If something is urging you, move towards it, even if it seems messy, illogical and unclear.  There is a red thread of belonging and desire that is pulling you forward. It’s not always a neat and tidy process. It’s a marvelous intricate tapestry that is woven from the strands of your skills, talents, dreams, hopes and desires.

There lives a longing that your soul has come here to express. Why wait on it?

I’m here to show you that it is totally possible to awaken and activate this knowing, without turning your whole life upside down. (That’s the fear, isn’t it?)

Go within, listen and follow. It’s a tremendous act of self-love and self-trust. One we haven’t exactly been trained in, have we? (I wasn’t.)

Society’s many voices and structures have trained us away, but we can actually follow and trust our own inner wisdom. There are ways to connect with your Divine guidance to get clear answers to life questions that really helps when you feel lost. (I’d have been sunk without them.)

When you do, magical things happen and your life opens up in miraculous, unexpected ways.

Try it and let me know how it’s going, I want to hear.

PS: Through this big transition I’ve developed a signature retreat that I’m super excited to share with you. Awaken Your Feminine Soul Power – A Magdalene Path retreat is the experience you’ve been waiting for if you long to learn to connect with your Divine Guidance, like I did to write The Magdalene Path.

At this 2 ½ day retreat you’ll connect deeply with your Feminine Divine, paint your goddess guide and channel her messages to you in writing. You’ll have luscious rejuvenating experiences in a sacred circle of women you’ll adore. Go here for more details to learn about this intimate retreat at the Balch Hotel in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, or reply to this email if you have questions or want to sign up!

AND If you register by October 1, I’ll add a BONUS: 2 private sessions with me. In person or virtually. (That’s almost $400 value right there!)

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Reclaim Your Sovereignty

iggArticle4 pic1What a quandary. In June (on my birthday) the pope of the Catholic Church announced a revision of church dogma. Mary Magdalene was in fact not a prostitute, but in fact was “The Apostle to the Apostles” (whoops, what a major upgrade) and raised her annual celebration to a Feast Day. If Mary Magdalene was a movie, this was like winning the Oscar.

This is a big deal and one worthy of celebration. Or ought to be. Women are rising up! Being acknowledged as the leaders and role models they actually are!

And yet I’ve felt nothing inspiring about it—which was surprising and more than a tad upsetting. So I did what I do: I went into meditation and asked Magdalene herself, what I ought to do for this big event. What meaning it has for us as women now. And what She said surprised and delighted me,

“I don’t care a fig about the Catholic Church making me a Feast Day. Those old codgers have defamed and deflated my true role and importance for years. They stripped me of my birthright as leader, teacher and priestess of our tribe, and subverted the message Yeshua (Jesus) and I shared, for one that suited their gains.

While it’s true that this was to keep me and our child safe, initially, there were power struggles with other Apostles from the beginning. By removing me from the picture physically (first to Egypt then Gaul (France)) and energetically, allowed Peter and others their ascendency to power. They didn’t really get it, but thought they did.

What you have now is a 2000 year mutation of the Original Gift. Truths do remain, but they are veiled under dogma and direction that were not our original message of the teachings of Light. (For example about Jesus dying for your sins—baloney—how does that really work, it’s missing the mark, entirely.)

So while yes, there is a way in which it is empowering to women to have my name cleared and elevated to my rightful stature as leader and guide, that power structure is not going to give me (and by virtue other women) that more than in name only. Lip service.

With time this may be part of a larger move to embrace the Sacred Feminine, perhaps. We would like to think this is so. And yet history has a way of repeating itself and does not go without a fight. The structures of power are crumbling there.

You are managing complexity in your world that is an inch shy of chaos right now. So many are unconsciously distraught and distracted. Regardless you are at a choice point in history: I am not the first to say this, nor will I be the last.

Your culture (America) is particularly poised over an abyss, and there seems willingness on the part of many to jump, or be pushed. These are harsh words and yet we see so many who are so willingly polluting their clear minds and precious hearts with words of rhetoric that are imbued with language of fear and hate.

Rather than disregarding this ignoble mis-truth (which is a thinly veiled disguise to manipulate and control through fear) the masses are consuming this candy like a kid at an amusement park. The food is poison; the rides are dangerous. Those in leadership do not all have your best interest at heart. Shield yourselves. Disconnect from the mass hysteria that the media is designed to promote. Get aligned with your own reality: the voice, the body, the heart of the matter.

On this day, a 22, a sacred number, get aligned with the sacred wisdom you carry in your heart and soul being. This is the challenge for humanity in this lifetime: to align with Soul Truth. Do what feels good and right from your own body of experience, not because of what others are doing.

Find your true tribe, because it is good to have community of support, but don’t allow yourselves to then become followers over a different edge. This is time to lead. To live and lead by example and light. What is happening right now, with guns, violence, anger and hatred are truly toxic and dangerous. Do not go there. Find and follow the light. That is the only Truth worth noting.

It was much like this in my time as well. The end times were forecast, the messiah, a savior, was the only solution for a group of dis-empowered souls. Similarly, your people are looking for a political messiah, when there is none. As there was none then. Yeshua and I were teachers, and by dismantling my role and place in the party, a sole masculine leader could arise. And instead an industry of kings and priests grew in power.

Yet that was never our message or intent. Yeshua never intended to be deified as he has been. He was—we both were—showing you The Way: the Path of Light. Direct connection with Divine. The temple priests and leaders, followed by the apostles, would have none of that—where would their power be then?

And so it is now. Your leaders do not want you to be Sovereign, yet you are. Claim your royalty as goddesses and queens, for that is what you truly are as beings of light. Embrace and embody this and your lives will change beyond wildest imagining. Let it be so.

So while you can acknowledge this day in any manner you wish, we want to be clear that there is no pressure on you to celebrate or create anything in my name, more than you have done so already. But do not feel I need or want anything from you.

This is about Truth and empowerment; the Sacred Feminine Soul arising is. See yourselves as sacred, holy beings; wise, accomplished and capable of infinite miracles and measure. Your resistance to this is the source of your suffering. You feel that now, I’m sure.

So on this day, where a queen and priestess was reclaimed from prostitute, we celebrate. But not just for me, but for all of you, for it is your lineage, your birthright too. Be that and fly.

So that, dear one, is what I’m offering on this first Magdalene Feast Day.

Enjoy your blessings,

 

 

PS: I’m getting ready for a new website, so I’m re-writing, added new ways I work with people and the Goddess Coloring book. Check it out. It’s a work in progress, for sure, so your feedback is welcome.

One big question I churn around is what’s the most challenging for you right now and you need help with? How can I help?

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Claire Sierra, MA, is the author of The Magdalene Path – Awaken the Power of Your Feminine Soul, published by a division of Hay House. The Magdalene Path, has been called “a guidebook of ancient wisdom for contemporary women.” Through mystical connection with Mary Magdalene, Claire shares ways to bring Feminine Soul into your daily life.

As an Expressive Arts Therapist, True Purpose™ Master Coach, and ordained minister, Claire has helped thousands of women who felt lost and confused, to gain clarity and new direction for their lives. For over 2 decades, she has aided access to divine connection, creativity and soul purpose across the country.

As Chief Creative Officer of Bliss Breakthrough Programs, Claire also offers in-person and virtual retreats, talks and teleseminars. She is a featured writer for Bella Mia magazine, and has contributed to wellness magazines for decades. As a visionary mixed media artist, Claire has art in collections throughout the U.S. She is represented by the Balch Hotel and Gallery. Her artwork graces The Magdalene Path. and The Goddess Coloring Book.

FREE RESOURCES:Go to www.MagdalenePath.com  and download a FREE Chapter (and other goodies) from The Magdalene Path.   You will also receive her monthly newsletter.

 

 

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