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Friday, March 22, 2013

"GETTING NAKED" We've got a starting date!

Day one of  Getting Naked (A 40-consecutive-day online SoulClass) begins Monday, May 6th, 2013! 

This class is a pouring, an offering straight from my heart.   

With so much love & overflowing gratitude,


*To learn more, see below.  If you have any questions at all, please feel very free to email me at
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I joyfully invite you to shed the excess, to come back to YOU.  "Getting Naked" will be 40 days of...

*Uncensored/unpolished videos of me sharing my stories, my inspiration - by deepest heart stuff
*Real/raw conversations with me & other women on similar paths
*Poetry/art/quotes that I've written/created or have been moved by
*Exercises &challenges & invitations to go deeper, open & trust and love more
*An invitation to begin a daily practice that will nurture you & keep you coming back to your deepest, most alive Self
*Guided meditations to nudge you back to your breath, your center - your place of softness, your place of power
*Me sharing the tools & treasures I've gathered over the years....including little glimpses of my past journal entries

*A private space/website to interact & connect...a soft, safe place to land, to love & be loved, to support and be supported
*40 consecutive days of receiving daily Love in your inbox (as well as on our private site)

When we commit to letting go of what no longer serves us & dive deep into the center of ourselves, from exactly where we are, there is no predictable outcome - only beautiful, healing, heart-opening possibility. I'm sure there will be endless surprises.  I'm sure we will all come out on the other side of these 40 day changed.  

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I've been busily, happily, working on my upcoming "Getting Naked" SoulClass and wanted to share with you what "Getting Naked" really means to me.  I sat down at a coffee shop last week, fully feeling the fear but showing up anyway, with the intention of allowing the words to flow through me, and this (below) is what (quickly) came through. 

And now, with a quickening pulse and a deep breath, I will press "publish."  Thank you, each of you, for your beautiful, love-filled words of support.  I'm so deeply grateful to have you here with me. 

Artwork by Lori Portka
Print : She Was Being True to Herself

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  Rumi

Getting Naked is an invitation.  It's an invitation to shed all that's in the way of your truest, never-been-created before, will-never-be-created again, one of a kind, absolutely REAL, love-filled Self.  

It's an invitation to shed the shoulds, the I can'ts, the comparisons, the thoughts and old stories that insist that you're not enough—that you need to get more, be more, do more, have more, before you can fully BE finally.  

It's an invitation to open your eyes wider, your ears and heart more fully and allow the white hot stirring in your belly, the burning, love-saturated Source in the center of you to be your guide, your guru, your map, your compass.  And knowing, really knowing, that allowing this Source/this Love to be your guide is the only thing that makes sense.

It's an invitation to lay down the swords, the armor—to shed all the barriers within yourself that you have built between you and YOU/Love/God/Source/the Divine.  It's an invitation to live softly, boldly—truly—with wild, love-filled, faith-filled abandon.  It's about living with absolute freedom and unapologetic brightness.  

Getting Naked is about knowing that you are the Source of all that you are seeking, and deciding to give freely from this place of boundless abundance. It's about spilling over with fullness and then offering that fullness to every being you meet on this beautiful, wild, sacred, messy, life path.  

It's about deep breaths and knowing, really Knowing, that this very breath is the only one you know you have for sure.  It's about greeting each moment directly, with freshness and life and openness, rather than repeating the same recycled, tired patterns that suck the breath out of life.

It's about staying when you feel like running, sitting with the ache when you think it will swallow you whole, feeling fully the discomfort, the ouch that stabs deep—knowing that even this, maybe especially this, is the path to freedom.  

It's about knowing, as my beautiful friend Leah puts it, that the solutions you so desperately seek dwell within the very heart of your problem.

It's about meeting everything, everyone, especially yourself, with love.  Because love is always, in all ways, the answer.

It's about feeling the fear in every cell of your being and choosing to move toward what is calling you anyway.  It's about allowing yourself to sink into poetry and art and to know that you ARE the poetry, YOU are the art.

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.  Rumi

It's about knowing, as Rumi says, that the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.  It's about going beyond that field of wrongdoing and rightdoing, kissing the ground, allowing the beauty you love to be what you do.  It's about allowing the sacred inside you to pour and spill and guide you back to YOU/to God/to Source/to all that whispers and calls and calls you forth.  

It's about seeing, finally, that your perceived weaknesses are your greatest strengths in disguise and embracing every bit of your wild, tender self.

It's about no longer waiting to be rescued/discovered—saved—and, instead, putting on your cape and being your own damn rescue-er, your own savior, your own superhero!

It's about living with a capital L.  It's about choosing YOU, your UNIQUE genius way, over and over again.  

It's about these words from Rumi:

If you knew yourself for even one moment, if you could just glimpse your most beautiful face, maybe you wouldn't slumber so deeply in that house of clay. 

Why not move into your house of joy and shine into every crevice! For you are the secret Treasure-bearer, and always have been. Didn't you know? ~Rumi

It's about beginning from HERE.  NOW.   From who you are in this very, exact moment and Trusting that your exact secret ingredients, your exact messy imperfection & sacred, unchanging perfection is precisely what this world needs.  And claiming, really and truly claiming this as your very own gift to give.  

It's about believing in magic and allowing each breath to open and soften and strengthen you.  

It's about being present enough to see, really See, the glittering preciousness in each moment. 

It's about opening the door that was never closed.  Recognizing that the only thing in the way of you living your most ALIVE, love-spilling life is you.  And deciding, with every cell of you, to get out of your own way so you can share freely all of your gifted treasures!

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