Posts Tagged "Soul Sisters"

What Makes You Come Alive?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Featured, Heart Centered Awareness, Uncategorized, Women's Sacred Community, Womens Empowerment | 6 comments

I revel in the luscious days of summer! Mother Nature’s sensuous beauty opens my heart, and brings me alive….

Everything is bursting with life… lush, and green, warm and  beckoning.

Trees, and plants growing and blossoming in beauty,  filling the air with gift of sweet fragrance.

Birds singing, and chirping awakening songs. Does, watchful and attentive,  tenderly nurturing new born fawns.

Monarch butterflies with delicate, stained glass-like wings of orange and black, flutter over fields in search of nourishing nectar and life-giving flowers.

Mother Nature illuminates, and brings me alive to feel my own sensuous nature, and the inherent potential for growing and blossoming into my full soul beauty… to sing my  unique song… to birth, and tenderly nurture new possibilities… and to share my gifts with the world.

She warmly beckons me to taste the sweet nectar of life within each breath, and each moment… filling my heart with life-giving joy.

 

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman

 

What Brings You Alive?

Inspired by the enlivening energies of summer, and the words of Howard Thurman,  I began contemplating on all that makes me come alive!  I would love to have you join me in this inner inquiry!

  1. Create a quiet and meditative space, have pen & paper near by to record what you discover. Clear your mind and relax your body with a few deep cleansing breaths…drop your awareness into your heart space.
  2. Ask within what makes you come alive…allow a free flow response. Record.
  3. Consider how much time you give to what brings you alive…are you living it?

How can you taste more and more of the sweet, life giving nectar that feeds your soul?

I would love you to share your short, or long list in the comments below.

May you come alive to what makes your heart sing, and your soul blossom!

Deep bow,
janis

PS: Here’s my short list… sipping a cup of hot tea, teaching, soul sister circles, music, dancing with abandon, devotional prayer, David Whyte poetry, snuggling with my puppies, travel, beauty, dreams, sunsets, lake swimming, grand baby, deep listening, advocating for women, truth, dressed in my best, sharing in Adam and Annie’s lives, belly laughter, touch, Italy, the Sacred Feminine/Goddess in all her expressions, rugged ocean coast lines, soulful friends, new adventures, lively conversation, making a difference.

 

janis deluca, “Whole Woman Self” mentor & guide, passionately inspires & facilitates the women’s journey to wholeness through seminars, retreats, individual sessions and sacred travel.

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I am Malala… The Heart of the Heroine within Every Woman

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Featured, Heart Centered Awareness, Uncategorized, Women's Sacred Community, Womens Empowerment | 2 comments

MalalaRecently I was deeply moved by the remarkable story of Malala Yousafzai, the incredible 16 year old Pakistani young woman who miraculously survived being shot point blank in the head by the Taliban. Her crime? Bravely, and actively taking a stand for the rights of girls to be educated.

On October 9th, 2013, one year after the attempt on her life, and after months of hospitalization, intensive surgeries and rehabilitation, Malala stood with humility, and dignified strength at the United Nations Youth Assembly to “speak for those without a voice, for the rights of education for women and girls everywhere, and the right to live in peace.”

I viewed, and listened to her full address via the internet with inspired awe. Her resilient, passionate and unbreakable, courageous spirit reached out far beyond the United Nations assembly. Malala captured my heart, and the hearts of people across the globe.
 

There is much that makes her story so compelling, and inspiring.
Clearly, she does not see herself as a victim of her experience, or of her attackers.

 
Her very presence reflects her resolve of empowerment, as does her words; “the terrorist thought they would change my aim and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this; weakness, fear, and hopelessness died. Strength courage, and fervor was born”.
 

This exemplifies so beautifully that our greatest challenges can be transformative gateways to birthing new inner resources, and to expanding, and deepening our sense of who we are, and who we can become.

 
It is marvelous to witness how she draws upon her new born strength, courage and fervor, not only for her own empowerment, but to passionately serve, mobilize and empower countless others.

Malala further inspires when she states, “I am not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of revenge against the Taliban, or other terrorist groups. “I am here to speak up for the right of education for every child”.
 

MalalaWith vision and purpose, Malala focuses on, and calls for action to move towards what is life affirming and creative, rather than life negating, and destructive.

 
 
She continued to say, “I don’t even hate the Talib that shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hand, and he is in front of me, I will not shoot him……”

“My soul is telling me to be peaceful, and love everyone.”
 

Malala embodies, and emanates the heart of the Heroine. Her empowerment comes from within, and is based in love, peace, forgiveness, and compassionate wisdom.

 
Her powerful, stirring closing remarks included a call to action close to my own heart. She speaks not only for herself, but as the voice for every girl/woman with these words:

“We call upon our sisters all around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves, and to realize their full potential.”
 

I believe within every woman dwells the heart of the Heroine. Each time we say no to any outer perceived authority, or to our own inner “Taliban” who attempts to silence our deepest inspirations, and authentic voice, we become empowered to courageously stand and claim I AM ________________.


 
Like Malala, we do this for ourselves, our sisters, and for our world, in the spirit of love, and mutual empowerment.

Click here to listen to Malala’s full UN address, and learn about, I am Malala campaign for girl’s education.

 

janis deluca, “Whole Woman Self” mentor & guide, passionately inspires & facilitates the women’s journey to wholeness through seminars, retreats, individual sessions and sacred travel.
 

 

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Weaving a Tapestry of Sisterhood

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Pathways to Awakenings, Women's Sacred Community | 0 comments

I love creating sacred community with women, where we connect soul to soul, heart to heart, to “re-member” who we are, and discover who we are becoming through our stories, our challenges, passions, joy, fears, triumphs, doubts, tears, laughter…

The Threads of Our Stories

I have witnessed and personally experienced over and over again how very healing, inspiring, and transformative our stories are whether we are the listener or teller.

Weaving a Tapestry of Sisterhood ~ The Threads of Our Stories

When one woman vulnerably reveals the truth of her soul, it resonates throughout the entire circle.  Heads nod, tears fall, and we often find ourselves deeply moved to hear a piece of our own story within our “sister’s.”

When we feel seen, and see ourselves reflected in the other, we discover how very connected we are, and begin to feel a deep sense of belonging.

What joy to know we are not alone!

Women’s Sacred Community

In sacred, heart-centered community, we do not see ourselves as victims of, or limited by any part of our life stories.  Rather, we are empowered through them.

We awaken to find soul meaning, wisdom and potential in all our life experiences, and realize absolutely nothing has to be edited, or cast out.

We are whole/holy in the beauty and truth of our ever-unfolding life journey.

When we soulfully share together as women,

  • we inspire and are inspired,
  • we nourish and are nourished,
  • we empower and are empowered…

…weaving a beautiful tapestry of sisterhood with the threads of our stories.

Has there been a time in your experience where you felt especially supported  by a sacred circle of women?

An Invitation…Soul Sisters Are Calling

Join me here in the following weeks and connect with other “soul sisters” who will be contributing threads of their awakening story and wisdom to our collective tapestry.

  • In my next blog post, meet Kate Bradley, innovative artist and inspired athlete.
  • Learn how sacred community was the catalyst for her to “shed the cocoon of weight,”
  • and what Kate wants every woman to know!
janis deluca, “Whole Woman Self” mentor & guide, passionately inspires & facilitates the women’s journey to wholeness through seminars, retreats, individual sessions and sacred travel.
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Stepping Into Our Sacred Feminine Power ~ Soul Sister Sundays 2012

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Pathways to Awakenings, Women's Sacred Community | 0 comments

I am so very excited to share this year’s winter series with you to ignite and impassion our Sacred Feminine Power.

Perhaps some of you, like me, may initially have an aversion to the word power because of our association with how we see it expressed in our world.

However, the power of the feminine, unlike the predominant patriarchal power, is not acquired outside of ourselves through achieving, competing, manipulation, controlling, oppression, aggression, position, hierarchy…

…rather it is indwelling, based in love, co- creativity, relatedness, receptivity, compassion, presence, intuition, embodied wisdom, instinct…and can be transforming and healing…  Truly an awe-inspiring energy that can nourish and change our lives and our world!

I would love you to join me as we walk together…Stepping into our Sacred Feminine Power.

Soul Sister Sundays 2012

Stepping into our Sacred Feminine Power


Six Succulent Sundays:

  • January 22 & 29
  • February 12
  • March 4 & 18
  • April 1

In the sanctuary of a heart centered circle of women, we will begin awakening, and cultivating, the Sacred Feminine Power within every woman.

Ignite & Impassion Your Sacred Feminine Power

To consciously experience this divine creative force we will … 

  • dive deep into the depths of our being,
  • connect to our body,
  • know our sexuality as sacred,
  • immerse into the realms of our true feeling values,
  • honor our emotions,
  • and cultivate and trust our instinctive wisdom and intuition.

With compassionate vulnerability we will … explore the inner predator of the psyche, the inner child, critic, pleaser or any other parts and beliefs that may hold us back from standing in the truth, beauty and grace of our natural power.

Through self reflective process, story, movement and yoga, awakening practices from tantra and the feminine mysteries, meditation, creative arts, sounding, and  dreamwork, we will open to the vast resources and qualities of Sacred Feminine Power.

This work engenders us to step into our lives empowered from within, receptive, passionate, joyful, confident… 

with the ability to make wise choices in all matters of life aligned with our true essence, …AND ultimately inspires us to shine our light, love and unique gifts out into the world.

CAUTION: This series can be life changing!!!


Where:
Terra Casa
Waupaca, WI

Series Begins:  January 22, 2012    Series Concludes:  April 1, 2012

Time:
1 – 5 pm

**Please plan on arriving at 12:45pm to shift and settle into our space

Refreshments:
Tea and light snacks will be available

For Registration and Investment Information, please contact janis:
Email  janis@janisdeluca.com

I look forward to spending Soul Sister Sundays with you.

Please share this with other soulful women.
It is always a joy to meet and welcome new “sistas” into the circle!

With heart,

janis

janis deluca, “Whole Woman Self” mentor & guide, passionately inspires & facilitates the women’s journey to wholeness through seminars, retreats, individual sessions and sacred travel.


 

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