This past weekend SheHive co-founder, Andrea, traveled to Sedona, Arizona, for a Warrior Goddess weekend retreat as part of her Warrior Goddess facilitator training.
"I am still brimming and buzzing with energy and basking in the afterglow of connection with soul sisters from around the world!"
A few takeaways from Andrea's experience:
We all started the weekend with a word that represented the intention in our heart. Mine was Leadership. I wanted to face my insecurities around starting a new business in order to lead other women. As I watched HeatherAsh facilitate our weekend, I learned that I can lead with a gentle spirit. I don't have to boom. I don't need to know everything . Most importantly, I don't have to be anything different than who I already am. My intention and essence is enough to inspire others as I step before them. (Thank you Regina!) In this way, I can own my power, which reminds me of one of my all-time favorite quotes:
"By having the courage to be herself she put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." - Unknown
We all have fears. We have all experienced pain. Our stories, both negative and positive, mental and experiential, all connect us at a very deep level. The collective energy of this connection provides so much power and sacred peace. We, as women, need to saturate ourselves in connection through community.
The big event of the weekend was going to be a Fire-walk. Well.... I have experienced a firewalk some time ago in Michigan. It was pretty cool and I was glad I did it, but it didn't leave a lasting impression on me. It was more motivational speaker Tony Robbins "rah rah-ish" - and I'm down with all of that, of course. It's great, but I didn't feel the need to ever do it again.
So, for this fire-walk in Sedona with the Warrior Goddesses, my expectations were neutral. I had no fear because I've walked on fire before and no real excitement because it wasn't going to be new for me. But let me tell you about Fire-walking with the divine feminine power of sisterhood...
The potency of a long, meditative walk, in the dark, to the fire, in complete silence with our intimate group of women... singing with my sisters under the most perfect star-filled sky I have ever seen in my life... feeling the beat of the drum moving the collective energy and lifting me up in love... all of that fire energy supporting me. It was raw and spiritual and moving.
This firewalking experience was powerful and beautiful and one I won't ever forget. It reaffirmed the beautiful intention of the SheHive, which is to find self-empowerment through an intentional community of women connecting and supporting each other in our individual growth and evolution.
"The gift and lesson of fire walking: by challenging our beliefs we open up our perspective and begin to take responsibility for creating something more expanded and powerful with our lives. By stepping into the fire, we prove to ourselves once and for all that we have much greater power than we ever believed possible." - HeatherAsh Amara
I am so excited to share the Warrior Goddess teachings at The SheHive where I will be providing workshops that will encourage and inspire you to connect with your authentic self and find inner power and freedom by releasing the layers of expectations and the flawed idea that you are not enough. It's a journey of claiming our fierce warrior self and embracing our divine feminine goddess greatness!