I am maybe one of the most flowy people you will ever meet.
My ideal day doesn't have a schedule or anything planned. I get to flow from one thing to the next as I'm inspired to, as my body guides me to, as invitations are offered. And I get to check in, "does this feel right to me today", "does it feel aligned", "does it allow for ease"?
When I have space and time to flow, when I'm connected to the flow, I feel healthy, vibrant, happy, and excited about my day and life. My digestion improves, my creativity improves, my relationships and world view improve, my mental health improves. I sleep better, am able to handle stress and change better, and feel more connected to myself and others. I feel safe to be connected and trust the flow of my day, work, movement, creativity, and life path.
I would live my whole life this way if I could. Moving from one piece of work/art to the next. Maybe even from one location to the next. Coming back to each as I feel inspired. Some will be finished. Some will not. some will be for long periods of time, some for short.
This isn't the way the majority of us live. And so for a long time I've judged myself for being so flowy, for feeling alive when I'm in my flow. And for feeling not so alive when trying to fit in to our society's mode/pace which often involves a lack of flow, spontaneity or variation but is rather set up for the monoculture.
This may be part of why I felt so alive when I was in Hawaii. Being by the wild ocean, in a culture that has deep respect for the feminine; and living in a community where there was flow in friendships, in schedules, shared clothing and possessions; fluidity in gender, sexuality, and self-expression; and most importantly a deep connection to the raw primal life force that was all around us in the jungle, lava rock, and bird anthem that we would wake up to every morning.
I've tried to put myself into society's somewhat rigid boxes. It doesn't work. Mostly it brings me symptoms of anxiety and depression instead of symptoms of feeling fully alive and awake to the magnificence of who I am and what I'm here to express.
I've also tried putting myself into the boxes suggested for entrepreneurs, practitioners, marketing, etc. Many of those haven't worked for me either.
I remember when I first started this journey of sharing back in 2010 I attempted to share like my teachers at that time did. Usually I would feel regret afterwards and criticize myself for everything I did and said. It was the yoga classes where I tapped into something bigger than me, something beyond my planned words and guidance, the flow of life force and wisdom flowing through me, that I'd walk away from feeling full and alive and like I was sharing what I'm here to share. And I could see and feel the difference in student's bodies and energies and how they responded to what I was offering.
So, I'm choosing and allowing flow and am inspired to offer something to you so that you can connect with flow as well and strengthen your relationship with the feminine. This will be called Flow - a monthly womb centered movement practice where we'll tap into this life force/flow and allow it to inspire our movement. It's gentle to vigorous movement always with the space to honour yourself. Meaning that you get to move gently even if we're moving vigorously, or vice versa. It's a space to tap into your body wisdom, it's flow, and build a connection with it. An opportunity to invite more fluidity and ease into your body, life, thoughts, and feelings. And a chance to get to know your womb center. THE center for life force and flow. Our wombs are connected to the water element after all, the most flowing element there is.
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Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.