What words of wisdom do your power animals and ancestors offer to you as you embolden your whole self expression?
Mine have a lot to tell me, and I’m listening. Are you listening. . .
. . .Do you know how to listen?
It's okay if you don't know how. It's not something we're taught to do as we grow up.
Some of us have an instinctual awareness or energetic connection to ancestral wisdom and spirit guides. As we grow, we might forget this wisdom that we knew as children. We might become disconnected from our bodies, from the lands on which we were born, and from the ways that we can trust ourselves from the inside out.
I had to learn how to listen and reconnect to myself, my inner guidance, and my ancestors. As a Korean adoptee surrendered at birth, I was literally severed from my ancestral lands, culture, birth family and body. I think of the ways I've learned to remember these parts of myself both as growing up and growing into my whole self.
As I embody my own ferocious and wild heart, I come to new themes for self-inquiry each year. It’s a common tradition in the healing arts to have a "Word of the Year," and I began this practice in 2017. That year my inquiry was Be Wild, a call that was also on the cover of the journal I was using to document my process. Six months in, it transformed to Becoming Unleashed, then Courage, Compassion, Nourish, Connection, Be Bold, Fierce Hope and for the past several months it's been Empathy & Imagination.
I've learned that I hold ferocity in my heart, in my hands, along my spine and deep within my belly. My own fierceness is connected to my Korean ancestors and to my power animal: the Snow Leopard. She came to me quite dramatically one morning as I was meditating, bursting forth from my center—the chest and upper belly. She leaped out from my body, and we stared at each other. She did not speak then, we just stared into each other's eyes. Then, I slowly came back to my breath and the usual everyday present moment.
But I have seen her in other meditations since then, and she has spoken as I continued connecting with her and nurturing that relationship. Whenever she appears, I am left with the feelings of raw animalistic power, strength, softness, and an awareness that I feel more compassionate and alive within myself than I have before her visit.
I took inspiration from these experiences and my own self-inquiries as I created these offerings for the Fierce You Club because I want to help you express your whole self with confidence and power.
Now is the time for us all to be boldly, unashamedly and fiercely human!
The Fierce You Club is focused on embodying your personal power through three different levels of commitment:
The Nourish Your Mind, Body & Soul membership is for those who want easy to do on your own practices that inspire your connection to your whole self with more compassion, care, attention, attunement and creativity.
The next level of membership is Fierce You, and it expands on your nourishing connection to include monthly group workshops, tools to develop stronger communication skills, build confidence and self-empowerment, and personalized Words of Wisdom affirmations (like the generalized ones shown here) specifically created for your own intentions and growth each month!
The final membership level includes everything in the other memberships + monthly 1-on-1 mentorship with me on embodying your whole self empowerment!