This is a love letter to the you that seeks to be free, and is absolutely worthy of such a feat.
This is a ritual in liberation that is written in smoke and fire across the nebula of self—which encompasses everything you can possibly imagine: this distinct membrane of flesh (pocked by metal and mineral, bacterium and stardust), this heart that is connected across time and space to multiple lineages and loves, this ecosystem of the body/mind/spirit that sprawls its roots across the globe and into the far reaches of the cosmic soup in which we are swimming.
This diminutive yet powerful ebook will guide you into your own magnificence, in an experience that exists as much in the mundane as it does in the numinous. May this be not an abstract quest into psychic freedom, but a full-throated, bell-ringing pandemonium of celebratory shrieks and radical ecstasy.
An archetype is an original pattern that constitutes the very makeup of everything we see and experience, from people to objects, concepts to forms. If you look at cards from the Tarot, you can view them as archetypes; the High Priestess resides over intuition and solitude for the sake of finding inner wisdom—and we’ve all been in her shoes at some point in our lives. In contrast, the Empress is all about sensual love, fertility, abundance, and a time to make merry and be with others.
Most people have a medley of archetypes that constitute their overall personality, but essentially, one or a small handful of archetypes tends to dominate our lives. It’s useful to know what our archetypes are, so that we are not unconsciously fumbling through the events of our lives, but are actually taking part in something that might be considered a ritual, a hero’s journey, a sacred act that many before us have stepped into. It’s the difference between living a life from a place of choice, such as accepting a call to adventure and trudging along because we don’t really have any other options.
This book is packed with a series of exercises and meditations that will take you through a process of discovery in which you will:
Join me on this exciting epic journey–to the center of your own being, and your highest potential!
“You’re one of those people: Your presence evokes strength, decisiveness, and inspiration. Yours is a carefully crafted brilliance that emerges from hours (no, years!) of deep thought….Although you may not see yourself inhabiting this role, you’re the kind of person to whom others naturally look for guidance, to be the voice of their dreams and the harbinger of the words they dare not utter….Your words motivate people to be the best version of themselves, to be audacious enough to hope for even more….You’re a beacon to everyone who knows you…except yourself.”
Women are the creatrixes of the world, and yet a constellation of socially and psychologically induced “obstacles” has held us back from claiming our full power as authors of our own experience. But what if your creative journey were not so much about overcoming blocks, but about relinquishing the notion that you have to fight so hard? What if it could be easy?
This step-by-step guide to reclaiming your powers and liberating yourself from creative oppression is nothing less than an enchantment-laced journey into the core of your essence as an artist, and as a woman.
Your Inner Essence is a collection of essays from my work as an intuitive counselor who took clients through the archetypes of the Tarot and into a deeper understanding of their own personal myths.
While the act of giving readings to others and leading them through the joyful process of Personal Mythmaking and Intentional Tarot™ was beyond fulfilling and led me into topics that are close to my heart and soul—the dance between “masculine” and “feminine,” the bane of spiritual codependency, and what it means to live a life of passionate connection to myths and their rich symbolism—the foray also led me into unexpected territory. Namely, a deeper investigation into my own basic essence as a divine human being, as well as what it means to navigate the paradoxes and pitfalls of life in this fleshly container.
This inner essence might wear the window dressing of a 9–5 job, a specific name and identity and family of origin, and a medley of socially constructed fears that keep it straitjacketed and withering in the prison cells of our imagination. But no matter what, and no matter how muted its voice may have become beneath the pressures of the day-to-day, your inner essence is always there…waiting for you to discover it and delight in its bounty.
The journey of this book is inspiration for a life fully lived. May it offer you a vast experience of your Self as a dynamic, bold, and beautiful being that need not be defined by the dogma that pervades our culture. And may you find great peace and wisdom in the truth that lives within you and that has always been there.