Follow your Bliss

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a Life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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Dear readers, I hope this email finds you well.
During the last few weeks I have been through intense transformation and the culminating moment was during a silent retreat with my teacher Adyashanti. Silence is key to healing, listening, learning to be again…from that place answers flow effortlessly, sometimes in an unexpected way, and very often with messages that -maybe- we didn’t want to hear…very often reaffirming what we deeply know but are scared to acknowledge.
This is why I believe in the power of safely held ceremonies, retreats that take us away from mundane things and “dramas”, spending time in nature.

      I realise I need to focus on what makes me happy as should/could you… It might take few weeks, months to transition towards more balance and really embody what I believe in. We are a perpetual work in progress. The most important is to trust, surrender and let the magic happen.
Each day I am more and more amazed by this life, this body. I feel that I have always been supported even at challenging times. As I breathe I am reminded on how this body has supported me to the best it could even when I didn’t honour it as I should ( I don’t like the use of the word should but in that case it suits the context well). Do not think that what I teach in classes and what I share with you in sessions of healing, abdominal work, massages, cacao circles is not for me as well. Each class is a reminder to be more present, to actually take that deep breath, to listen to my body; each client is a mirror to take that step towards more time off, to be lighter in my way of living, to slow down when I eat so my belly is happy and as a result my health better.
We are all in this together, we are all teachers and students of each other and we have touched lives and have been touched by others.
On this glorious day may we be reminded of the Impermanence of Life. Few weeks ago I was shaken to the core by successive unpleasant situations, sickness and bad news. Through processing, feeling my way through them I decided that life was too short not to love, forgive and be (more). Since, I started seeing changes around me.
I know I will be triggered again, we will all be challenged at times but maybe our responses can be different. I have been humbled up -after all I am human- and had to face few aspects of my shadow to end up laughing in its face. Who did I think I was?
We have all heard it, read it, understood it, but have we really been it? I am talking about Love. Not the romantic love but that deep acceptance. The concept that we are perfect as we are, even though, like a Zen master said a long time ago, there is always room for improvement.

Today I choose to step fully into healing. This is my commitment to myself and you.
What is yours?

Remember: you are Loved; you are Love.

In Deep Gratitude.
Sandrine 🙏

Cacao Bliss

It has been a long time since I felt like writing anything…simply because I am taken on a journey inwards that requires my attention and it also seems that time flies; but I feel it is time again to share few thoughts. Maybe the approaching new moon​ in Leo​ and full eclipse Monday is pushing me in terms of speaking more out loud and exposing aspects of myself so that we can all learn from each other and grow together.

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A prayer

Here is a beautiful prayer shared by Caroline Myss in one of her recent workshop…
Enjoy.
Sandrine

​Let me imagine That I am dying Lord​.
Let me imagine that I am leaving this world,
And preparing to say farewell to this life that I have been given,
And to everyone I have walked this life with.

Let me feel the depth of that anguish
In my heart and soul farewell.

I need to feel that feeling.

I need to feel and to know how much I would break in sadness so that I might
Wake in gratitude for this life that I have, for every second, for every minute, for every Breath of this life that I have.

Let me feel the sorrow of parting with those I love so much,
That I may never see them again so that I may not feel anger but that I may look at them With gratitude and wonder that they are with me.

Let me look at every flower in nature as a miracle of creation,
Knowing that when I die I will Never touch one of them again.

Let me wake up every morning knowing that everyday could be my last
And everyday I must be fully in each day of my life, not in yesterday, and not worry about tomorrow.

I must give each day the best of all I am.

So let me visit my end so I might start yet again with the fullness of my life.

I want my soul to be in charge of my life’s choices now, do not want to waste my life dwelling in pettiness or anger, pride or disappointment, wanting what might never happen, regretting what never did happen.

Keep me from creating my own suffering and harming others in the process.
Hover over me Lord, with Grace and Guidance.

Amen

Exposure

                                       I feel drawn to write today as I am about to fly back to Mexico after 6 weeks spent mainly in the sacred valley of Peru and Copacabana in Bolivia to walk once more across the Island of The Sun. What a fruitful time and as I was walking across that magical, mystical island/land few days ago I came to receive many messages (note: when I write that I receive, the source is always the same, within) and today I want to share to inspire us to live more authentically, from the heart.

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Love your bellies

Have you ever had your abdomen massaged? Most people will say no and very often many of us would be quite reluctant to have this part of our bodies touched and seen. That has always surprised me. What most of us do not know though is how beneficial this kind of therapy can help on so many levels.

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