Just as most classes are winding down, I’m throwing myself into school!
I’m training to be a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach!I realize it kind of sounds related to family planning, and the Fertility Awareness Method but it’s not (at least not directly). It’s a way of life coaching using the archetypes of nature to help understand and structure creation and manifestation in your life. I’m learning how to work with the wheel of the year, moon cycles, astrological archetypes and elements and I’m loving every moment of the course so far.
I’ve longed for several years to connect more deeply to nature. I was so divorced from the natural world, even when I spent time in it growing up as I resided almost entirely in my head and the world of ideas. I spend most of my childhood reading and I found nature to be a distraction from what I really wanted to be doing, which was escaping my body.
Over the past 5 years or so, I’ve been learning that I really, really love working with the natural realm. The more I connect to nature, the more whole I feel. I’ve also found within myself a deep reverence for the earth. I now know that I’m here on this planet, in this body by choice. I wanted this experience in it’s entirety, for it’s immersion into form and feeling!
I used to reject my own body, and I tried to rise above it’s human failings like emotional reactions. I wanted logic and reason to rule and when that didn’t work, I tried to use spiritual detachment to avoid feeling. I’m so lucky to have had the good fortune to have some of the most important people in my life insist that it was ok to be human, and it was ok to feel and that it was a good thing!
I’ve come full circle these days. My life is infinitely better and I am infinitely happier now that I work with my body, with my feelings and acknowledge my own place in the natural realm.
It feels like divine magic, but it’s really just common sense to understand that when we understand and honor the natural rhythms and cycles of life instead of fighting them that things begin to flow, easily and joyfully in our lives! I’m so excited that this is something I’ll be able to share, in service to the world and everything in it!