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Maura McGovern  The Body Knows; join me online july 24 โ€”aug 18; follow the link for registration #thebodyknowsyou ๐Ÿ”ฎ

misspelled anne's name
posting again โ˜บ๏ธ
deep bow
to the 11 women from
The Body Knows (TBK) No. 1
and to the 11 women from TBK No. 2
who are currently moving alongside me
for the next 4 weeks;
in just 2 short days
you've cracked me wide open;
the feelings wow
and the message is so clear:
This Is My Work
and you're all my teachers/guides;
we move and rise and fall together ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ALSO: if you're interested in the fall session
please message me
to find out first about registration
session No. 2 filled up in 3 days ๐Ÿ•Š
#quoteblockmm #thebodyknowsyou

let your breath
breathe your body;
don't let your mind
breathe your body.
โ€” @michaelstoneteaching
you are missed
michael stone,
your lessons fill and fuel me
and so many others;
what a special mark you leave behind;
way too early it seems ๐Ÿ•Š
music: bon iver

"every culture identifies and honors that which is deemed beautiful. but this notion of beauty becomes distorted when it is considered something to own, rather than the unique essence of each individual. in western cultures, men are often denied their own expression of beauty because it is perceived as unmasculine. yet it is an inherent desire of the feminine nature to share one's beauty ... one day, after riding on an old-fashioned merry-go-round, my three year old son examined, "wasn't i beautiful, mama?" the beauty of his own spirit exhilarated him. as boys become men, they find their own experience of beauty significantly limited. in response to these wounds of their feminine spirit, men may look to a woman's radiance and attempt to own or dominate her. male attention that imparts value and ownership of beauty exacts a high price; a woman must give up her feminine ground in exchange for external validation, betraying her wild feminine in the process." โ€” @tamilynnkent , wild feminine โ€” A MUST READ and when i start The Body Knows podcast, i so hope @tamilynnkent will be my first and regular guest ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ (hello, Universe) and this #quoteblockmm is also why i am starting to feel around how i might work with men; to encourage softening and reclaiming of their own feminine energy and how this could play out in nourishing ways for all of their relationships; personal and career-wise ๐Ÿ’—

mmm, good morning
from under mother magnolia ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
two things for you: (1) there's 1 spot left
for The Body Knows No. 2
BUT โ€” i am feeling called
to add 2 more spots;
ALSO โ€” if you'd like to join
but need to pay in a week or so
that's fine!
i would rather have you
make a promise to pay and join Now;
instead of waiting until the last minute,
because i would love to get to know
you/your specific energy sooner than later
so that i can shape the 4 week offering
in way that serves the everyone and the collective;
if you'd like to join
please read the post and listen to the voice note
linked in my bio; both reveal different info ๐Ÿ”ฎ
and (2) don't ever stop believing
that Your People are out there waiting;
they're waiting to meet you
to know you more and more;
this past year has reminded me to;
love without reason
show up because i can
trust in the body's knowing to guide
have faith in the unseen sweetness;
and wow
the gorgeous humans who have either
come forth for the first time
or have trusted in deeper intimacy;
my head and heart โ€” blown ๐Ÿ’—
music: @londongrammar
one piece: @esby_apparel

these words;
they found me several months ago
while reading an interview in @kinfolk ;
they immediately said; I Know You;
it's always felt hard to capture in words
the way i move through life;
the way i approach all relationships;
YES!, i frame information into doors;
how perfect ๐Ÿ’—
see next post for registration details for
The Body Knows Session No. 2 ๐Ÿ’—

reposting this photo
with a few words from 2 women
who moved through the first The Body Knows;
it's such a relief
to finally own this gentleness
that fuels my Source;
and by doing so
suddenly everything makes sense; you know?
you can also read a few SAMPLE POSTS
from TBK No. 1 โ€” see link in bio ๐Ÿ’– "I see you as the most gentle and grounded guide. You gently and sweetly open a door for people to peer into and you lovingly hold space if/when they decide to step in to experience all that you offer, all that you know, all that you are. Thank you for sharing yourself with me and opening space in your life and heart for me to be present. " ๐Ÿ’– AND THIS "A friend asked me the other day what I had gotten from the experience and I said, I think I love myself a little bit more. For me I think this was a reminder that I am capable of moving alongside other women in this work. Also I think I developed a greater sense of worthiness, that I am worth caring for regularly, as much as others. " ๐Ÿ’– #thebodyknowsyou #loveisaverb

listened to a conversation
w julie piatt aka @srimati + @goodlifeproject ;
backed up a few times
to really listen to
and feel into these words;
A Life Takes Time To Become;
you are where you are Right Now
and not where you think you should be
because you're Becoming;
how beautiful ๐Ÿ’—


ok, last one
ft. julianna barwick
the body knows
you're home
when you stretch into it
and move from it;
so often we move out of habit
and not always good habits
and so often we move in ways
that we feel we should
we say things others want to hear
we hardly recognize the sound of our own voice
or we fear hearing what we sound like;
or we look for things outside of ourselves
to satiate the need for love within;
i am totally guilty of this way of living at times;
less so now because for me
it meant intense panic attacks
and being leveled to the ground by depression
and nonstop striving
to be someone i am not;
someone my family wanted me to be
or a partner
or a friend;
exhausting, really;
and we all know our own sweetness
it's those things that feel good
no matter what โ€” No Matter What!
so, what would you do
if no one was looking?
what photos would you take
if no one would see them?
what foods would you eat?
what job would you invest your time in?
are they similar or the same
as what you do when people are looking?
hint: you want the answer to be YES
or to be working toward YES more than NO;
you want how you show up for others
to be aligned with
how you show up for YOURSELF, FIRST ๐Ÿ’–

so, this is happening!
The Body Knows No. 2 (TBK)
and i am excited to say
i loved, even the challenging parts,
moving alongside 11 women for 2 weeks;
there will be a full post on monday
but if you'd like me to hold a spot for you,
i will send a private message on sunday
with all the details;
a glimpse below:
5 weeks starting july 17
ending on august 18;
there will be one week off in the middle
to explore on your own
so that you rejoin the second half
from a place of growth;
there will be weekly lessons
shared online on a private site
there will be weekly communication with me
and by the end
hopefully some gorgeous shifts
within and around
your relationship with your body!
there will be 9 spaces available
3 are already reserved
by women from the first TBK;
because they love it so much!
which is also to say
i am humbled and moved and grateful;
i am ready for you ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’—
#thebodyknowsyou #joinme

heart medicine;
the smell โ€” my goodness;
welcome back, mimosa ๐ŸŒธ
i will walk by this tree
every morning
for the rest of the summer
because there's nothing sweeter
or more uplifting
and yet grounding
than the smell of these blossoms
moving alongside a gentle breeze;
ps: for you @kelly_beth ๐Ÿ’—
no. 172 #foundthingmm

mmm, worth a listen;
the womb of life;
looking toward the horizon
i am reminded of theses words
from terry tempest williams: "it is here, on this edge of sand and surf, where i must have developed my need to see the horizon, to look outward as far and wide as possible. and it is here where i must have fallen in love with water, recognizing its power and sublimity, where i learned to trust that what i love can kill me, knock me down, and threaten to drown me with its unexpected wave. if so, then it was also here where i came to know i can survive what hurts. i believe in my capacity to stand back up and run into the waves again and again, no matter the risk." #quoteblockmm

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