3 Good Things That Support Our Intentions
Here are three things that empower our intentions—giving them life and colour, from the perspective of the divine feminine.
1. Energy: We need enough energy and nourishment to fuel our creativity. It’s what enables us to make changes, manifest our dreams, or create shifts in our lives. As soulful women, we can start by reflecting upon and addressing any existing imbalances between giving and receiving in our lives. This way we can ensure we have enough energy to sustain our ability to create. Energy is the key to creating change. How can you access more energy for yourself?
2. Asking: Asking for the support we need to manifest our intentions makes achieving them much easier. This can be difficult for many of us and we often need practice in doing so. However, this step can help move us beyond the cycle of doing it all ourselves—a classic issue for many woman. This week, why not practice asking for help in achieving your goals?
3. Passion: Not having a clear intention—that is, not knowing what you really want—often stems from having vague or inadequate desire. If this is the case, you need to nurture your heart’s desire and reconnect with your passion. Let yourself dream about the future and what would make it even more exciting for you. What goal or vision lights your fire?
Asking for help, taking time to reflect and re-energise, connecting to our passions, dreams and desires—all these things strengthen our ability to create, heal and nourish our body, mind and spirit. Taking time out of our day for stillness and silence, going on a retreat, joining an empowered women’s circle, working with a life coach, counsellor, or spiritual mentor, or being guided by our own inner wisdom about how to align with the creative feminine energies within us are just some of the ways we can support our intentions. Namaste.
Women’s Retreats: The Quiet Revolution
When is it time to run away to some deep, green, tropical paradise? As often as possible.
For many women, that may only be once a year, or once every five years, but as some point, most women long to leave their loved ones and just disappear to some place where it’s safe to focus on themselves.
Where do women go to nourish themselves? Well, there’s the hair-dresser or the local Day Spa, but these only provide a few hours of chit-chat and self-care—they rarely provide the deeper healing and restoration that most women need.
But today there is a new phenomena emerging around the globe: Women’s Retreats. What is a retreat, exactly? A retreat is a temporary withdrawal from daily in order to nourish one’s inner life or spiritual being. It’s also a time-out to restore one’s physical and emotional energies and open up to nature.
I’ve noticed there seems to be two kinds of retreats for women: There are “indulgence” retreats, which are usually spa-oriented with lots of of massages and health drinks (and with maybe a dab of yoga or meditation thrown in), or “spiritual” retreats which focus almost exclusively on serious meditation and yoga work (forget the frangipani spa-baths or retail therapy).
I believe what a lot of women need and crave is both physical pampering and spiritual empowerment—care for their entire being: body, mind and spirit. That’s why we’ve created Soulful Woman Retreats: a getaway where women can indulge their sensual selves, have fun and relax, while nourishing their inner selves through guided meditation, inspirational talks, journalling, gentle yoga, and meaningful connections with other women.
We wanted to create a quiet revolution, one where women can heal and regenerate themselves from the stresses of daily life through well-earned retreats—and regularly. I’m thinking of all those women who run around tired all the time being transformed, returning home rejuvenated and refreshed from their retreat.
Women are the culture-changers in their families and communities: When women change themselves, everything changes with them. They are the emotional and psychological hubs of their homes. When women return from a retreat bringing with them new energies, thoughts and ideas, it inspires everyone around them.
The Soulful Woman