We have officially entered the time of goo. This is the phase in the flow of the seasons and our own lives in which we incubate our dreams, our next steps, our most intimate passions and desires.
It's a profoundly inward time that may outwardly look and feel like depression or a withdrawal from the outer world. It may include unusually low energy, groggy mornings, slower than slow movement through the day, and a seemingly permanent fogginess in and around the head.
Like the Pupa Stage in the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, this is a necessary and natural phase. Inside the chrysalis, a liquid breaks down the old caterpillar into imaginal cells that can form into any kind of cell. From this liquid, eventually, a beautiful butterfly will come into being.
During this sacred watery phase in our own evolution, old patterns, old routines, and old wounds along with who we thought we were and where we thought we were going dissolve into goo. Out of this, our creative and soul-inspired imagination -- the human version of imaginal cells -- begins to form the next iteration of life.
Goo time is a period of wait, of just being, of long silences where life feels shapeless and the future obscure. For many of us this deep dive into the waters of the Great Unknown brings about discomfort and fear. But when we figure out how to honor the goo, we can surrender into list-lessness, agenda-less moments of "I don't know" and "I'm not sure," where an ocean of infinite possibilities for what comes next awaits us.
May your "goo time" nourish your deepest dreams into being,
P.S. Check out January's events and announcements below.
Get a Natural Booster for Your Body and Life
Friday, January 14, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am EST
Live only, via Zoom
Register for free @ https://bit.ly/3riym4a
Feeling run down? Join me for self-care techniques that boost immunity, strengthen the lymph system, and aid in preventing and recovering from colds and flu. Counter the post-holiday slump, threat of Omicron, and seasonal flu with these natural remedies.
These Self-Care Friday sessions are hosted by the Maryland Capital Women's Business Center and the Maryland Small Business Development Center. Though they are designed for small business owners and their employees, the content is applicable to all and the sessions open to all.
Next session: Friday, February 11, 2022, 9:30am EST
Seva Stress Release: Acupressure Practice*
Monday, January 24, 2022
1:00pm - 1:35pm EST
Live only, via Zoom
Register for free @ https://bit.ly/3I483W9
A 35 minute practice of the Seva Acupressure for Stress Relief sequence. A refresher, chance to practice with others, and most importantly--access deep healing and well being.
* Prerequisite: Completion of Seva Acupressure for Stress Relief with Shira or other Soul Lightening Acupressure instructor.
Next session: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 3pm EST
Support for your goo time is here.
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I am an acupressurist, educator, and practitioner of complementary medicine. My background in literature, teaching, and Yoga Nidra informs my wellness practice. My approach is personalized and holistic, tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals.