I am a woman who has a lot of ideas, a lot of dreams, a lot of creations I want to put out into the world. It's a blessing, the curse is I often want to do them all RIGHT NOW! Does that sound familiar? But that is not possible, and not every idea is a great one, or most importantly and what I am talking about today is not every idea is ready to be brought into form as soon as it pops into your consciousness. The work for me has been in the waiting, and in the discerning. The discerning between whether my hesitation around certain things is my inner critic saying I am not good enough, or my muse saying....no not yet, open yourself up to receive more information around this idea. And so I wait, I listen deeply, I PAY ATTENTION to the signs and signals, I commune with the muse and listen to her directives, and I "paint on it". What tools and techniques do you use to decide what ideas to bring into form and when?
And this time around the waiting was and is shaping up to be magical. Last week I mentioned how I really want to talk about sovereignty and embodying the Queen archetype. And I still do, I mentioned that when I do talk about it, there will be a lot to say. In fact, when I opened Amused Woman Studios in September one of the Intentional Creativity classes I put on my list to teach was around painting our Inner Queens, and I have waited until the right moment to begin developing it. And I am so glad I did. And I will weave together why waiting to teach this class on Sovereignty is a sovereign act, because I could have taught it months ago. But by waiting and opening here is what has happened.
In the last several weeks, one of my teachers is calling me to dive deeper into my own inner work around sovereignty, another wisdom circle released a big teaching on it this week, AND EVERY SINGLE BOOK and oracle card I have pulled has been about sovereignty. So is it because my attention is on it that it comes up, or is it coming up in every way I receive wisdom why my attention is on it? I don't know, but I what I do know is that the timing is now and that by be asked by the Divine to go deeper and deeper into my own work around sovereignty and the embodiment of the Queen, means I am even more informed to teach my beloveds on it. If I had taught this sooner, I would not have had the potent information I have now and continue to receive as I dive deeper and deeper. And I never teach a process I have not already been through and done the work around in a deep way myself.
What is the Divine asking for you to go deeper into in this moment?
So I thought I would start doing a small teaching on Sovereignty for today by starting with what it is and as I go deeper I will invite you to go deeper with me here in the newsletter and perhaps some FB Lives over the next few months. And in August I will be inviting you to join me in a three month exploration of our Queens, we will meet to paint her once a month, gather virtually 3 times, and there will be processes for you to explore in between, we will adorn ourselves with our crowns and take our seats at our thrones. I am learning a lot of video technology right now so my intent is to offer it in person, and online. If this excites you please let me know and you will receive an invitation when the time is right.
The dictionary.com definition of Sovereignty is:
1. ) the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority.
2.) having supreme rank, power, or authority.
It means having the freedom of choice, in all aspects of your life, and at the same time being fully aware that your choices effect everyone and everything around you.
It means standing in your power without exerting power or manipulating others, situations, outcomes to get what you think you want. But tapping into your power to unapologetically create the life your heart and soul desires. It means knowing where you are leaking or giving away your power and without judgement reclaiming it.
It means giving authority and rank to yourself and that you give no person or system power of your mind, body or spirit. (Christine Arylo) It means you are whole within yourself and do not look externally for your wholeness.
I will leave you with this, so I don't overwhelm you. But I ask for you to spend some time over the next two weeks (especially during the New Moon on Tuesday) asking yourself where in your life and to whom (or what system) are you giving your power to. Are you looking externally in order to feel your wholeness (to where and whom)? Do you take responsibility for your life circumstances? And most importantly: