𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖'𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇?
Fake or lost?
It is essential for me as a mentor and ceremonial keeper of the ancient ways and Tea medicine to remain an eternal student, to always be able to admit that I don't know.
When a mentor or guide stops saying I don't know, her cup is full and there is no room for more of her whole soul to shine through.
I have my human moments too. Recently I walked into a meeting and felt hundred per cent on, but when I left the call and felt into the overall experience where the facade of a meeting of peace dropped away, I felt a distinct no in my body.
No drama, no sickening sensation because I prioritised authenticity over people-pleasing and fear of ostracisation.
I used to have a friend who asked me often, "Why are you chasing?"
Chasing? Me, who was doing everything by the book, pleasing everyone, collecting accolades and praises, success by the token of how much I earned?
I did not see it, in fact, I was confused because I really believed I knew what I was doing － until I acknowledged the felt sensation of what had felt so off for me all that time when I "knew".
Perhaps in the midst of my figuring this out, I would have come across fake or lost to many others.
In the same way, when I see someone in their false light, I would take a moment to tame my mind and refocus my projections － are they being fake, or are they simply lost or getting started on their journey to their own authentic Soulful Self?
I have borne witness to many of these facades crumbling in the intimate settings of a Tea Ceremony.
It is a sacred space created for all to sit on the same level, to drop the made-up labels and titles, the sufferings and pain.
Tea Ceremony has been one of the oldest bridge used by aboriginal shamans, then Zen monks, Buddhist disciples, Daoists and Confucians for the plant's consciousness in non-verbal transmissions.
Because of the elucidating medicine at the heart of the plant as well as the intricacy and magic of Tea Spirit, the Ceremonial aspects never fails to walk a human being, including ones who are new to the tradition, back home to their true nature by bringing nature into that bowl of Tea.
It truly is a bowl that contains the entire universe.
A ceremony is a rite of passage to ask the indigenous medicine for permission and guidance.
Medicine that is infused with spirit and nature, Tea has been used in shamanic healing before they passed on into the hands of Daoist sages, then the Zen monks and the samurai and grand officials, emperors, empresses and beyond to the hands of many beings.
When we sense and feel the energy of Tea Spirit move in our body, this prepares us to feel the sacred all around and within us.
🌟🫖🌟 UNFLINCHING | IN · TEA · MACY 🍃🧜♀️🍃
One of the powerful transmissions I will be sharing in this 2-day free Embodied Experience will touch upon Cha Dao, known as The Way of Tea in English, amd how it can alchemise the spiritual ego － and why it is so important that we cultivate a daily practice that allows this alchemy to happen in these most transformational times we are living.
📆 15th & 16th September 2022
⏳ 5pm BST
📌 Intimate circle on Zoom & lives//replays inside The Siren Goddess Collective ✨
Link in bio to register.
Be you, be free, it's all available for you, 💋