The REBIRTH of You

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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”

- Richard Bach

The quote above by Richard Bach is profound and very dear to my heart. Are you feeling a shift in your heart, soul and mind?

We are in a new season. And many of us are feeling the joy of rebirth.In order to experience rebirth, we must first endure death. Rebirth means a willingness to “die to” and let go of anything that no longer serves us on the road to destiny, growth and abundance.

When we find the courage to release the old, we are perfectly positioned to receive the new. We often pray for new things, and yet old mentalities, beliefs, habits and thoughts are still running the show.

Rebirthing is serious business. We enter a spiritual version of the caterpillar’s process as it yields to the metamorphosis of becoming the butterfly.

When caterpillars are in their original form, they are pre-occupied with two things, eating and survival. Caterpillars are very vulnerable to predators, limited in movement, and honestly, not the most attractive creatures in the world.

When caterpillars enter the process of chrysalis, they become their pre-destined design, the beautiful butterfly. During rebirth we learn that rather than resisting change, it is yielding to the process of becoming the woman God created us to be, that we ensure our successful beauty and flight on the other side of the pain.

Think about nature’s rebirthing chamber (the cocoon) it’s dark, lonely, and uncomfortable. Much like the caterpillar when we are experiencing rebirth we may feel hidden, small, powerless and afraid. Life may feel uncertain, and yet this season of change is necessary for new, abundant life.

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”

― Janet Fitch

“New wine” cannot fit into “old wine” skins. God remakes us from within, so that our lives will outwardly reflect the magnificence of our rebirth. It seems counter-intuitive that we must die in order to live, that we must release in order to receive. But when we rise from the ashes of past pain like the mystical Phoenix bird we are empowered with a core strength and confidence that only a woman who has experienced her own death and rebirth possesses.

During the process of rebirth we choose to let go of familiar pain. We choose to lay down our codependency on false hope and the distraction of “fixing others.” Rebirth means we let go of what is good in order to receive what is excellent.

During rebirth, we decide to rise above the limitations of or our past. We wipe the dust from our feet…

Christ stated that “In order for a man to find his life, he must first lose it.” This is a beautiful invitation genuine life, because for every new beginning something must end.

“When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.”

― Marianne Williamson

People may never know how many nights we cried ourselves to sleep, how many days we doubted God, doubted our purpose, doubted love and doubted ourselves. And yet, we have confirmed our worthiness through the process of rising, reawakening and reclaiming the power of our own wholeness.

I heard a wise woman state a not too long ago: “People may never understand the pain you endured privately in order to show up publicly in your success.”

Honestly, we’ve more paid our suffering dues! We deserve every ounce of happiness and freedom that is manifesting right now in our lives! Mark my words, 2015 is going to be a landmark year for the reawakened woman. So smile my sister, rejoice, and unapologetically celebrate the REBIRTH of you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, gratitude is authentic power and I am so very grateful for YOU!

Much Love,
Shannon
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P.S. – I’m also extremely grateful to be spending this Sunday, November 30th with a team of soul healers, wellness coaches and spiritual mid-wives for our Soul Sabbatical Sunday Retreat in Los Angeles CA. I will be taking you through a powerful spiritual REBIRTHING process. You will leave this day positioned to receive unlimited abundance in 2015. We still have 8 spaces available for this sacred and affordable time of rest and rebirth. CLICK here to join us this Sunday for a much needed day of healing, restoration and Soul Sabbatical.

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When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move.

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“When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move.”
– Chinese proverb

I remember the pain of forgetting myself. You see, I fell asleep in my own life. In my “dark night of the soul” I experienced a painful disconnect from myself, call it depression, call it sorrow, I now call it forgetting the truth. It was a moment of soul-sleep that turned into days of delusional, half-thinking. It was a moment that turned into months of self-suffering, blame, bitterness and powerlessness. In the midst of it all, the help, the deliverance, the rescue I was waiting on, was only found within.

 

I alone, had the power to rise and reclaim what was rightfully mine by birthright: power, peace, love and a sound mind.

 

Many of us have fallen asleep in our own lives, but there is a gentle voice within lovingly urging us to wake up. The time is now. Women are rising and remembering the truth of who we are called to be.

 

Women are waking up, rising and reclaiming our power, dignity and strength.

 

As women, we may drift from the truth of our own hearts, disconnect from our own approval, self-love, and acceptance. We may seek the world to validate something God has already settled….we are already whole, complete and lacking nothing. We are already worthy.

 

When we fall asleep to our own glory, we take our soul-level questions to men: “Am I lovable? Am I special? Am I enough?” We burden them with the weight of remembering who we are for us. We may even desperately turn our gaze to “fixing” them because we have neglected to acknowledge and heal ourselves.

 

Our men will remember our beauty, when we remember. Our men will remember that we are precious and special when we wake up and remember it ourselves. Relationships mirror back to us our wounds and our worth. Our men merely reflect back to us what we already believe and accept as truth.

 

When we fall asleep in our own lives, we may find ourselves lost in careers that are misaligned the desires of our hearts. We lose ourselves tending to another person’s vineyard, while neglecting our own vineyard; our unique purpose, passion and calling.

 

It takes power and conviction to rise up and choose you!

 

When I healed my life all those years ago, I found the courage to remember who I already was…worthy. I woke up and remembered that my life had value. The temporary pain, distractions and drama could never extinguish the higher calling on my life. By faith, I emerged whole.

 

It takes confidence and conviction to live a life that is an authentic reflection of our soul-level desires.

 

It takes faith to follow our gut-level intuition, to listen and act upon the voice within our hearts crying out for more.

 

Women have the ability to birth life, and to birth great vision. We also have the power to participate in our own rebirth, to rise and reclaim what old disappointments, past set-backs, loss, grief and broken promises tried to strip away.

 

Women are rising.

 

We are waking up from the lies and confusion of a society that has forgotten how to love. We are waking up from a limiting, fear-based religious model that found hate and judgment easier than love and acceptance.

 

We are waking up from the false burden we placed on ourselves to perform, please and prove rather than to simply be.

 

We are waking up and healing our relationship with ourselves, refusing to carry the burden of self-hatred, false-guilt and low-self-worth.

 

Women are rising and reclaiming our birthrights to freedom, meaningful life, love and joy.

 

We are remembering that we are here on this earth to give love and to be made whole and complete by receiving love.

 

We are moving into a new season of sisterhood, remembering that each time a woman rises from her soul-sleep, a mountain of fear, doubt, lack, loneliness, poverty, limitation and shame moves out of the way.

 

Ladies first...Our men, our children, our communities will heal once we do.

 

It’s worth repeating: “When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move.”

 

Wake up my sister to the miracle of your own life, remember who you are and watch mountains move.

 

I’m so grateful to be waking up with you!

Love,

Shannon

P.S. – I am hosting a Soul Sabbatical Sunday day-long retreat at a private estate in Los Angeles, on Sunday, November 30th. This is a day of Soul Sabbatical, REBIRTH and reawakening. I will be joined by a dynamic team of healers, wellness coaches and thought leaders. We have limited space available for this day-long intensive in Los Angeles. If you’d like to inquire about joining us, CLICK HERE. 

 

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