Honoring this new chapter
The past year has been beautiful, intense, sometimes challenging, and oftentimes joyful. My dear Mary Kate was born December 2017 and I found myself called to be quiet in the online space.
My days have been filled with the work of motherhood and with the circle of 16 women I've led through the experience of Journey Home to YOU (JHTY) this year. After Mary Kate was born I found myself listening to the inner voice within, asking me to keep it simple, do my best work, and honor my energy and wellbeing by focusing on family life and this one beautiful circle of women. So that's where I've been!
My girls January 2018
Our JHTY Sisters on retreat in Maine September 2018
I describe Mary Kate as delighted and delightful. I think she's the most extroverted person in our family. She wants to connect with everyone she meets and is so loving and joyful. Mary Kate is, of course, a lot of work and I'm both tired and grateful for it all!
I am also grateful that I've been able to offer the work I've felt most called to share in my life. 16 courageous women have been pioneering with me through the inner terrain of their own hearts, courageous voices, deepest desires, and soulful knowing. Licia Morelli, one of the women in our circle wrote this of her experience.
"Working and learning with Laura has changed my life on deeply spiritual levels. It’s through her work that I’ve come home to my true voice as a writer, reconnected (and fully fell back in love) with my wise intuition that I abandoned long ago, and rediscovered my sense of self that I lost after a stage 3 cancer diagnosis. I attended Naropa University and as a graduate I knew a great deal about attending retreats and healing educational containers. Laura holds the same (if not surpassing) sacred container in her lessons and retreats. I’m forever changed for the better by her program and feel so lucky that I got to experience JHTY in its inception." - Licia Morelli, JHTY 2018 participant
I am opening up enrollment for JHTY 2019 and the circle is already half full from women from this year's circle who are returning.
I want to share more about the journey here and invite you to connect with me so you can learn more.
The JHTY experience is for women who desire to make a positive impact with their unique gifts and callings, and are committed to their own healing so they can realize more freedom, joy, and success as leaders at home and in the world.
We will begin our journey in mid January 2019. Through phase I of the experience I help the women weave sacred ritual and ceremony into their daily/weekly/monthly rhythms and cycles, bringing ease, grace and flow into their lives on a whole new level. Not to mention more magic and awe-inspiring connection to their intuition and spiritual gifts!
One transformative and unique element of my work is the sound healing I offer throughout the program, where I sing, tone, and share soul-awakening transmissions as I play my crystal chakra bowls that activate healing in the 7 chakra centers. In phase II of JHTY, women spend a month with each chakra, releasing blocks and old conditioning so that they can awaken to their deepest truths and activate their courage to live by them.
We begin with the Root Chakra where I teach about the archetypal energy of the Great Mother, inviting women to remember and embody this way of being in the world: You're welcome here. You belong. You are home. In your precious body. On this earthly plain. May you feel free to live with purpose and contribute to the well-being of our people and planet.
If you want to explore joining Journey Home to YOU 2019, I invite you to fill out this application so that I can learn more about you. From there we'll schedule a conversation to see if the work we do in JHTY is a good fit for you.
While I'm not continuing on with my blog here, I am channeling all of my creative energy into the work of JHTY and exploring how I can best serve through these times.
Thank you for sharing this space with me for all of these years. I am wishing you and those you love whatever supports you in thriving, living with purpose, and contributing to the collective well-being of our people and planet.
With warmth & light,