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    Own Your Power

    Do not shrink into smallness
    Let yourself roar and feel fully into your inherent power.

    Your power is found in the courage to be you,
    to fully present ALL of you.
    To cease with the judgements and accept all of your wholly divine messy humanness as your own.
    To not second guess and hide yourself for fear of shame and judgement from others.
    To let them see you, really see you in all your glory, in all your power.

    Power is not an ‘evil’ blunt instrument that gets indiscriminately wielded around.

    Power has many faces.
    Power is found in full on vulnerability and openness
    Power is found in the soft tenderness of heart
    Power is found in the depths of sadness and heartbreak
    Power is found in all the bits of yourself you can’t yet met
    Power is found when living on the knife edge of exploration
    Power is found saying no in order that you follow your yeses
    In love and acceptance, there power resides.

    So don’t be afraid to stand in your power.
    Don’t be afraid to turn up to your life in a completely unapologetic way.
    Own your power, don’t shy away from it.

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    Courageous Openness

    When we show ourselves to others, fully open and vulnerable with our hidden tender aspects, without self censoring and hiding, we step into the conversation, into the relationship in a new way. Through this we also invite others to free themselves of their constraints and speak their tender truth too. It’s a true gift, the gift of openness and love.

    Come as you are, no agenda and no expectations, heart open and ready to be met. There are no boundaries between us, no gulf to be filled. Meet me in this moment where you are, without pretence, without posturing or needing to be anything or anyone. Without judgements of good or bad, better or worse, just tender openness.

    If you find yourself being uncomfortable been seen fully without a mask of pretence take a breath, it’s in those moments that it takes great courage to stay open, to stay present, to stay vulnerable and trust.

    There is a great strength in vulnerability and openness, a strength and power that brings with it such freedom and sweetness that all else melts away in that moment.

    This is my invitation to you, to meet your fear of being seen and judged with the fierce love of courageous openness.

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  • Poetry

    Not a Safe Space

    This is not a safe space.
    I am not a safe space.

    If safe space to you means that you will not be challenged,
    and that you cannot challenge me,
    then I am not a safe space.

    I want to fully lean into life,
    have no stone unturned.
    No sacred cows that cannot be found.

    To me the only way to deal with this life,
    is to learn how to live it without a safe space.
    To learn to live it without the need to avoid.
    To meet everything, in every moment, fully.

    I’d rather meet and be met then avoid.
    No matter how painful, how raw.
    I’d rather live in openness, not closed-ness.

    So IF I offer a safe space, it’s the space where anything can be explored, anything can be embraced, with compassion and tenderness. But especially those things that trigger us, because how can you expect those triggers to ever be healed if you’re not willing to go there, to look at them. They will forever be in the corner of your existence, just there within reaching distance, never far away. Leaving you with an ever-present sense of insecurity and danger.

    So to me a safe space is one where there is no walls, there is no ceiling, there is no ground, there is nothing to hide behind. Anything and everything can and does show up. There’s room for it all. And so I offer a space with room for it all.

    I’ve spent plenty of time in my life avoiding my trauma and triggers, my hurt, my conditioning and my precious concepts. I’ve learnt that this only causes tightness and suffering. The opposite of freedom.

    It was when I learnt to meet all of my unexplored pains and traumas, that I was able to be free of them.

    So that now they can show up, they can be there, and it’s okay. I have the facility and the sufficient openness and vastness to meet them and not be afraid.

    In some ways I’m feeling life more fully, more intensely, and with a rawness that was never there. And that’s not because I avoided or stayed in my sandbox, my safety. It was because I blasted those doors open, no matter how painful, how scared, how vulnerable that was.

    I live in perpetually shaky, unstable ground.
    But it’s in that instability that I find my true stability.
    That I find that I need no stability, that I need no ground.
    This is my grounded-ness.

    So if we are talking the same language of exploration, then yes… I offer to you a safe space.

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    The Difficulty of Pretending with Others

    I was asked the other day how I deal with being around others, particularly when there’s a level of pretending or not speaking your truth that seems to be required of you.

    I too know all too well this feeling of suffocation in the company of others. The subtle unsaid permissions of what you can say, which topics you can touch on and how deep that can go. The unsaid permissions that someone can’t give for fear of threatening their own sense of Self, views and place in the world that they hold so tightly so as to keep the facade of security and knowingness intact.

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    Taking off the Mask

    There is a mask that we’ve all experienced. Many even have several masks, each for a different set of circumstances, a different set of people. The mask that you wear for your boss is not the same mask that you wear for your grandmother, which is not the same mask you wear for your friends. All a partial view of who you are, what you’re feeling, what you’re thinking.

    But what happens when the cracks in the mask begins to show? What happens when that mask full of pretense and fake smiles becomes heavy and suffocating? When the toll of not showing the full range of your human experience, showing your whole vulnerable self becomes unbearable. What happens when you find that mask slipping off or not fitting anymore? So what then?

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    An Exploration of Vulnerability

    This exploration of life requires great vulnerability, earnestness, openness, radical honest and deep inquiry. It’s a truly destructive process, one that burns everything that you are not with such a fire that not even a whisper of the false is left. But what this can mean is that which we hold so dearly, so tightly, for so long doesn’t fit into this new paradigm that is tenderly cracking open. Our once core beliefs and truths don’t feel like ours any more and so we’re required to drop them, to move on, to take a leap of faith into the unknown.

    It’s this continuous release into the unknown where freedom lies. It’s not a position to take but a

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  • Poetry

    Freedom to Freely BE

    I don’t require you to be anyone
    to turn up
    switch on
    to be someone

    Here in this space
    I have no use for concepts and opinions
    assertions and knowledge
    here in this space we can just BE

    Be as we are
    naked and vulnerable
    strong and fiery
    broken and lost
    angry or sad
    joy-filled and blissful

    or nothing at all

    Here in this space we can explore the depth of humanity
    traverse the fields of experiencing
    sit in this divine Isness of life

    but most of all be free
    free to be
    free to be without attributes
    free to be whatever and whoever we are
    free to sink into this moment
    again
    and again
    and again

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  • Quotes

    “There’s nothing more beautiful, intimate and vulnerable than another person saying “I see you, all of you.” Be see-through, be transparent, embrace that vulnerability, dare to look in the mirror that they hold up to you and share yourself with open abandon; with great risk comes greater rewards – freedom.” – Imogen

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