AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION

Have you dimmed the light of your RADIANCE by being hushed, being what others want you to be, being an image that you think you should be? Do you ever think to yourself…”I feel as though I am living a double life”?

Do you believe that your voice matters?

I am here to tell you that it does. Your voice matters, sister. Your voice, your expression, matters so much that I have decided to dedicate our next month of RADIANCE to guiding you down your own unique path to your true…

AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION.

Our journey begins with understanding where we are currently not expressing ourselves or not being true to ourselves in our expressions. What is in your channel right now that you are blocking? What are you expressing right now that is NOT YOU, that is fabricated?

It is time to clear the channel, and cut away that which is not you…Because, sister, the cost of not being Authentically Expressed is too high. When we do not express ourselves authentically, we do not call in our true desires, and we often feel stuck between the life we lead on the outside and the life of our dreams within.

– live call replay –

“NURTURING YOUR AUTHENTICITY” 

lesson 1

 

Welcome to this month’s Radiance theme…
Authentic Expression!

When we commit to showing up authentically expressed, we strengthen the most important relationship in our lives…The one we have with ourselves and the divine creative spark within us.

To nurture our authentic expression, though, we have to be willing to drop the masks, roles, and identities that keep us hidden and possibly trapped in patterns, behaviors, and actions that are inauthentic. We live in a world and a society that tells us who we need to be and what we need to do to be loved, accepted, and successful. It takes a lot of courage to actually step away from that and listen entirely to our inner guidance. To find our own authentic way of showing up in the world.

Throughout this month, I want to challenge you to find your authentic way of nurturing your creative spark and how you are being guided to show up in life. Every one of us has a different way of nurturing our creative spark and authentically expressing who we are. Below you will find details on a tracking practice that I Invite you to work with to support you in identifying where in your life you might be moving inauthentically and what you need to realign with your authentic expression.

If you could not make the LIVE call yesterday, tune into the replay below to get inspired guidance on how to drop the masks and begin living authentically!

Use the timestamps below to guide you through this powerful call we had together.

Welcome – 1:22
Movement Practice – 4:00
Authentic Expression Discussion – 8:00
Expressing Your Gifts – 14:52
Tracking Practice – 30:16
New Moon Guest Mayra Stark – 35:36
Showing up Authentically Online – 44:00
Group Shares and Questions – 51:01

Tracking Practice

Throughout this month, I invite you to track the moments when you feel out of alignment with your authenticity. Use your journal and the prompts below to help you begin to track the times that you are inauthentic, feel as though you are holding back, where you might be wearing masks or where you are holding on to old identities and roles. The more you observe these moments and identify where you are not showing up authentically, the easier it becomes to know what you need to stay aligned with your authentic expression. Remember to be gentle with yourself through this tracking process and maintain an open heart and mind as you get to know yourself more deeply.

-How will I nurture my authentic expression every day?
-What do I need to feel safe to express myself authentically?
-Where in my life am I currently being inauthentic?
-What masks am I wearing, and what do I need to drop the masks?
-Are the people in my life supportive of my authentic expression?

Don’t forget to share what you observe in the Facebook Group as well throughout the month. This is a loving and non-judgemental space to be seen in your authentic expression and receive the support of your Sisters who are on the journey with you.

– embodiment practice –

“CLEAR YOUR CHANNEL TO EXPRESS YOUR ESSENCE” 

lesson 2

 

It is time to bring your wild, unapologetic, and authentic expression into the world! It is time to honor your creative impulses and live your life in your own authentic way!

This week is an invitation to drop the masks and free yourself of any old identities and roles that are holding you back from expressing the fullness of who you are. It is an invitation to clear your channel and remove anything that does not belong to you, including the belief that you have to be any other thing than YOU… radiant, unapologetically expressed YOU.

We have been conditioned to hide. We have been made to fear what lives underneath the masks we have been wearing. But we KNOW there is more. We know there is more that is just waiting to be expressed.

To embody your full authentic expression, you must be devoted to clearing away what does not belong to you in order to see what is truly desiring to be expressed. You must be willing to empty out for your essence to be revealed.

I created a powerful embodiment practice this week that will support you to “Clear Your Channel to Express Your Essence.” I invite you as you tune into this practice to listen to your inner compass and find your own unique rhythm of being, moving, and expressing. My presence and movement are meant to be a guide for you to drop into your own knowing of how your authentic essence desires to be expressed.

ACTION ITEMS

Continue your tracking practice of observing the moments when you notice you are both authentic and inauthentic in your expression. The action steps and inquiry below can be used to continue to guide this practice and increase your awareness. Remember, there is no one you have to be other than yourself.

1. Create a clearing ritual with this practice. Gather some sage, palo santo, incense, or another tool to clear the energy in your space and your body. Do this while stating your intention to clear your channel and receive clarity on what is wanting to be revealed and expressed.

2. Practice Energetic Brushing. Take your hands and wipe away all the energy of other people from your body. You can do this any time you feel your channel is being blocked by other people’s frequency.

What do you notice shifts in your channel when you consciously clear your energetic body?

3. Trust your own inner compass. Allow yourself to explore and follow your impulses. Authentic expression requires us to be sourced from within. We must be willing to trust our intuitive impulses and act on them. During this embodiment journey, allow yourself to surrender and trust how you are being guided to move.

How are you being guided to authentically express yourself?
Where are you not trusting yourself completely?

4. Drop the masks. Authentic expression isn’t always pretty. Drop the belief that it has to look a certain way. Let go and let the authentic, vulnerable you be revealed.

Where are you still hiding?
What are you holding onto that is preventing you from expressing your wild, unapologetic self?

5. Ask to receive clarity. As you clear your channel, ask to receive clarity on how your essence wants to be expressed. Offer up what no longer serves to Spirit so that the divine creative spark within can be seen and expressed.

What part of you is desiring to be revealed and expressed to come more fully into your radiance?

Remember, every day is an opportunity to embody your wild, unapologetic expression and to show up aligned in your authentic essence. I encourage you to share your authentic expression in this month’s challenge, #authenticexpressionchallenge, to receive the support of your sisters as more of you is being revealed. Feel free to share any form of expression…dance, song, writing, art, etc.! This is a safe space to be seen! I look forward to seeing you in your fullness!

– mirror practice –

“DROP THE MASK” 

lesson 3

 

You are ready to drop the mask! You are ready to stop hiding!
You are ready to live your full authentic expression!

We often create masks because somewhere within our mind and body, we believe we have to be something other than what we are. We believe we need to hide, shift or diminish our authentic selves in order to fit in and be loved and accepted. Over time the masks may build up, and we may feel frustrated, disconnected, misunderstood, or even angry because we know our authentic truth is not being seen or expressed.

Underneath the masks you wear, lives your raw, unfiltered, authentic expression. Beneath the beliefs that you are not loved and accepted for who you are lives a wild woman ready to roar, a radiant goddess ready to seduce the world with her heart’s song, a sovereign leader ready to take the reigns of her life and live unapologetically.

This week’s practice is a powerful one that invites you to drop the masks you are wearing in order to see and express your raw, unfiltered, authentic expression. When we truly see ourselves, we are able to integrate all aspects of ourselves more completely and find greater confidence in our authentic expression.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Create a sacred safe space. Find a space and time where you will be undisturbed with access to a mirror. Use sage, palo santo, or any other cleansing tools to clear your physical space of any energies that do not align with or support your full authentic expression.

2. Close your eyes, breathe, root down and connect with your raw, primal essence. Turn inward, scanning your body for the place within you that your raw, primal essence lives. Take a moment, eyes closed, to connect deeply with this energy, rooting down through your yoni portal and feeling the strength and support of Mama Gaia.

3. Identify the masks. With a strong connection to your raw, primal essence, begin a dialog with it. Ask to be shown where in your life you may be hiding and what masks you may be wearing that are keeping you from living your full authentic expression.

4. Open your eyes and hold your gaze. When you are aware of the masks, open your eyes and look in the mirror. Notice how you are holding yourself. Notice what feelings and thoughts arise as you gaze at yourself. Notice where you may be holding back and what is wanting to be revealed. Ask yourself…

“What aspect of myself is desiring to be seen and witnessed that is hiding underneath these masks?”

5. Drop the masks. Maintaining connection to both your raw, primal essence and the awareness of what desires to be seen and expressed, begin to remove the masks. You can do this by speaking out loud, voicing or sounding, touching your face to clear the masks, moving however you are guided to, or shaking the body as you visualize the masks falling away in the mirror.

6. Let yourself be seen. As you stand in front of the mirror, after having dropped the masks, take a moment to see yourself. Raw, unfiltered, and free of any masks. Take in the fullness of who you are when you are free from the masks.

7. Reflect on what you see. Grab the journal you have been using for tracking throughout this month and spend a few moments reflecting on what you noticed in this practice. How can you integrate what you have seen and expressed to show up more authentically? If you feel called, share your reflections in the Facebook Group.

BONUS BOOK RECOMMENDATION

If you are wanting to dive deeper into the practice of dropping the masks, I invite you to check out the book “Maps To Ecstasy” by Gabrielle Roth. She is the founder of a movement called 5 Rhythms that is a foundational part of the Temple Body Arts teachings and practices. My original mentorship in 5 Rhythms over 20 years ago taught me how art and expression can be a path for healing and integrating all aspects of ourselves in order to live more fully expressed and whole. I highly recommend this book for deeper study around these topics.

AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION

Have you dimmed the light of your RADIANCE by being hushed, being what others want you to be, being an image that you think you should be? Do you ever think to yourself…”I feel as though I am living a double life”?

Do you believe that your voice matters?

I am here to tell you that it does. Your voice matters, sister. Your voice, your expression, matters so much that I have decided to dedicate our next month of RADIANCE to guiding you down your own unique path to your true…

AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION.

Our journey begins with understanding where we are currently not expressing ourselves or not being true to ourselves in our expressions. What is in your channel right now that you are blocking? What are you expressing right now that is NOT YOU, that is fabricated?

It is time to clear the channel, and cut away that which is not you…Because, sister, the cost of not being Authentically Expressed is too high. When we do not express ourselves authentically, we do not call in our true desires, and we often feel stuck between the life we lead on the outside and the life of our dreams within.

– live call replay –

“NURTURING YOUR AUTHENTICITY” 

lesson 1

 

Welcome to this month’s Radiance theme…
Authentic Expression!

When we commit to showing up authentically expressed, we strengthen the most important relationship in our lives…The one we have with ourselves and the divine creative spark within us.

To nurture our authentic expression, though, we have to be willing to drop the masks, roles, and identities that keep us hidden and possibly trapped in patterns, behaviors, and actions that are inauthentic. We live in a world and a society that tells us who we need to be and what we need to do to be loved, accepted, and successful. It takes a lot of courage to actually step away from that and listen entirely to our inner guidance. To find our own authentic way of showing up in the world.

Throughout this month, I want to challenge you to find your authentic way of nurturing your creative spark and how you are being guided to show up in life. Every one of us has a different way of nurturing our creative spark and authentically expressing who we are. Below you will find details on a tracking practice that I Invite you to work with to support you in identifying where in your life you might be moving inauthentically and what you need to realign with your authentic expression.

If you could not make the LIVE call yesterday, tune into the replay below to get inspired guidance on how to drop the masks and begin living authentically!

Use the timestamps below to guide you through this powerful call we had together.

Welcome – 1:22
Movement Practice – 4:00
Authentic Expression Discussion – 8:00
Expressing Your Gifts – 14:52
Tracking Practice – 30:16
New Moon Guest Mayra Stark – 35:36
Showing up Authentically Online – 44:00
Group Shares and Questions – 51:01

Tracking Practice

Throughout this month, I invite you to track the moments when you feel out of alignment with your authenticity. Use your journal and the prompts below to help you begin to track the times that you are inauthentic, feel as though you are holding back, where you might be wearing masks or where you are holding on to old identities and roles. The more you observe these moments and identify where you are not showing up authentically, the easier it becomes to know what you need to stay aligned with your authentic expression. Remember to be gentle with yourself through this tracking process and maintain an open heart and mind as you get to know yourself more deeply.

-How will I nurture my authentic expression every day?
-What do I need to feel safe to express myself authentically?
-Where in my life am I currently being inauthentic?
-What masks am I wearing, and what do I need to drop the masks?
-Are the people in my life supportive of my authentic expression?

Don’t forget to share what you observe in the Facebook Group as well throughout the month. This is a loving and non-judgemental space to be seen in your authentic expression and receive the support of your Sisters who are on the journey with you.

– embodiment practice –

“CLEAR YOUR CHANNEL TO EXPRESS YOUR ESSENCE” 

lesson 2

 

It is time to bring your wild, unapologetic, and authentic expression into the world! It is time to honor your creative impulses and live your life in your own authentic way!

This week is an invitation to drop the masks and free yourself of any old identities and roles that are holding you back from expressing the fullness of who you are. It is an invitation to clear your channel and remove anything that does not belong to you, including the belief that you have to be any other thing than YOU… radiant, unapologetically expressed YOU.

We have been conditioned to hide. We have been made to fear what lives underneath the masks we have been wearing. But we KNOW there is more. We know there is more that is just waiting to be expressed.

To embody your full authentic expression, you must be devoted to clearing away what does not belong to you in order to see what is truly desiring to be expressed. You must be willing to empty out for your essence to be revealed.

I created a powerful embodiment practice this week that will support you to “Clear Your Channel to Express Your Essence.” I invite you as you tune into this practice to listen to your inner compass and find your own unique rhythm of being, moving, and expressing. My presence and movement are meant to be a guide for you to drop into your own knowing of how your authentic essence desires to be expressed.

ACTION ITEMS

Continue your tracking practice of observing the moments when you notice you are both authentic and inauthentic in your expression. The action steps and inquiry below can be used to continue to guide this practice and increase your awareness. Remember, there is no one you have to be other than yourself.

1. Create a clearing ritual with this practice. Gather some sage, palo santo, incense, or another tool to clear the energy in your space and your body. Do this while stating your intention to clear your channel and receive clarity on what is wanting to be revealed and expressed.

2. Practice Energetic Brushing. Take your hands and wipe away all the energy of other people from your body. You can do this any time you feel your channel is being blocked by other people’s frequency.

What do you notice shifts in your channel when you consciously clear your energetic body?

3. Trust your own inner compass. Allow yourself to explore and follow your impulses. Authentic expression requires us to be sourced from within. We must be willing to trust our intuitive impulses and act on them. During this embodiment journey, allow yourself to surrender and trust how you are being guided to move.

How are you being guided to authentically express yourself?
Where are you not trusting yourself completely?

4. Drop the masks. Authentic expression isn’t always pretty. Drop the belief that it has to look a certain way. Let go and let the authentic, vulnerable you be revealed.

Where are you still hiding?
What are you holding onto that is preventing you from expressing your wild, unapologetic self?

5. Ask to receive clarity. As you clear your channel, ask to receive clarity on how your essence wants to be expressed. Offer up what no longer serves to Spirit so that the divine creative spark within can be seen and expressed.

What part of you is desiring to be revealed and expressed to come more fully into your radiance?

Remember, every day is an opportunity to embody your wild, unapologetic expression and to show up aligned in your authentic essence. I encourage you to share your authentic expression in this month’s challenge, #authenticexpressionchallenge, to receive the support of your sisters as more of you is being revealed. Feel free to share any form of expression…dance, song, writing, art, etc.! This is a safe space to be seen! I look forward to seeing you in your fullness!

– mirror practice –

“DROP THE MASK” 

lesson 3

 

You are ready to drop the mask! You are ready to stop hiding!
You are ready to live your full authentic expression!

We often create masks because somewhere within our mind and body, we believe we have to be something other than what we are. We believe we need to hide, shift or diminish our authentic selves in order to fit in and be loved and accepted. Over time the masks may build up, and we may feel frustrated, disconnected, misunderstood, or even angry because we know our authentic truth is not being seen or expressed.

Underneath the masks you wear, lives your raw, unfiltered, authentic expression. Beneath the beliefs that you are not loved and accepted for who you are lives a wild woman ready to roar, a radiant goddess ready to seduce the world with her heart’s song, a sovereign leader ready to take the reigns of her life and live unapologetically.

This week’s practice is a powerful one that invites you to drop the masks you are wearing in order to see and express your raw, unfiltered, authentic expression. When we truly see ourselves, we are able to integrate all aspects of ourselves more completely and find greater confidence in our authentic expression.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Create a sacred safe space. Find a space and time where you will be undisturbed with access to a mirror. Use sage, palo santo, or any other cleansing tools to clear your physical space of any energies that do not align with or support your full authentic expression.

2. Close your eyes, breathe, root down and connect with your raw, primal essence. Turn inward, scanning your body for the place within you that your raw, primal essence lives. Take a moment, eyes closed, to connect deeply with this energy, rooting down through your yoni portal and feeling the strength and support of Mama Gaia.

3. Identify the masks. With a strong connection to your raw, primal essence, begin a dialog with it. Ask to be shown where in your life you may be hiding and what masks you may be wearing that are keeping you from living your full authentic expression.

4. Open your eyes and hold your gaze. When you are aware of the masks, open your eyes and look in the mirror. Notice how you are holding yourself. Notice what feelings and thoughts arise as you gaze at yourself. Notice where you may be holding back and what is wanting to be revealed. Ask yourself…

“What aspect of myself is desiring to be seen and witnessed that is hiding underneath these masks?”

5. Drop the masks. Maintaining connection to both your raw, primal essence and the awareness of what desires to be seen and expressed, begin to remove the masks. You can do this by speaking out loud, voicing or sounding, touching your face to clear the masks, moving however you are guided to, or shaking the body as you visualize the masks falling away in the mirror.

6. Let yourself be seen. As you stand in front of the mirror, after having dropped the masks, take a moment to see yourself. Raw, unfiltered, and free of any masks. Take in the fullness of who you are when you are free from the masks.

7. Reflect on what you see. Grab the journal you have been using for tracking throughout this month and spend a few moments reflecting on what you noticed in this practice. How can you integrate what you have seen and expressed to show up more authentically? If you feel called, share your reflections in the Facebook Group.

BONUS BOOK RECOMMENDATION

If you are wanting to dive deeper into the practice of dropping the masks, I invite you to check out the book “Maps To Ecstasy” by Gabrielle Roth. She is the founder of a movement called 5 Rhythms that is a foundational part of the Temple Body Arts teachings and practices. My original mentorship in 5 Rhythms over 20 years ago taught me how art and expression can be a path for healing and integrating all aspects of ourselves in order to live more fully expressed and whole. I highly recommend this book for deeper study around these topics.