If I had to describe this experience in just three words, I would say...serendipitous, alchemical, and divinely empowering...ok, four words.
We were invited by Joseph Lemieux, a man on Michael's Men's team, to participate in a semi-private couple's retreat that was going to be filmed for a documentary. We were blown away when we found out he was co-leading with Alexandra Roxo, a beautiful and powerful priestess/goddess/queen who I met just 2 years ago. They had connected us with the producers who shared the intention of the show, which was to create an opportunity for couples to connect. Beloved producer Katie showed up with the camera crew to document our thoughts going into the weekend, as we prepared for our drive. Our thoughts on this? We were looking forward to a weekend getaway and an opportunity to love on our relationship since running business together had posed some challenges.
Going into this experience, we share that our intention was to foster a deeper connection but had no idea what that was going to look like. As we arrived to the gorgeous retreat home, we met the other young Australian couple who were quite new to the work. Through connecting exercises, breath work, vocalizing myself through screams, cries, and laughter, reliving how it was when we met and what we love about each other, out relationship received the nurturing we didn't even know was so necessary.
To sum up what I got out of the weekend, I received incredible guidance around being 100% authentic and real with all the suppressed emotions I hadn't even realized I was hiding.
The experience was an awakening to the understanding of how when I dim the fire of anger, frustration, grief, sadness, and discomfort, I am also dimming the fire of my desire, passion, and feminine power.
I'll be honest...I'm kinda nervous to see how the production team will capture a 3 day retreat into 1 hour. However, I know that the value I got out of this experience is so worth it. I feel set free, liberated from so many stored emotions. My relationship with Michael feels so golden and I am already witnessing how this work is deepening my connection to my clients and their healing process.
To get a taste of Alexandra Roxo's magic, I highly encourage you to try out her masterclass on "How To Embody Your Feminine Fire". I am committing to a 40 day practice. I am barely on day 2 and am feeling exhilarated by the benefits already. Ladies, get your feminine fire on!
What is seed cycling?
Seed cycling is the easy and simple practice of adding specific organic, raw seeds to your diet to help with hormonal balance and optimize menstrual health. See image below to learn which seeds to use when. If you're interested in learning even more, check out the YouTube video below.
HOW TO INCORPORATE SEED CYCLING?
You can add the seeds to smoothies, breakfast bowls, salads, soups, and my favorite is on top of an avocado. I prefer to grind them in a coffee grinder to create a powder.
HOW HAS SEED CYCLING HELPED ME?
Integrating seed cycling, with vaginal steaming, abdominal massage, herbal teas, a healthy diet, and movement has completely changed my relationship to my cycle.
I used to have very painful periods with monthly cramps, lower back pain, mood swings, headaches, and am so grateful to share that my cycles are now pain-free.
Give it a shot!
About the writer:
Marisa loves hoop dancing, riding her bicycle, playing, hosting gatherings, practicing yoga, traveling, meeting people, eating, and savoring dark chocolate covered strawberries and coconut ice cream. She strives to be fully present, compassionate, and act and connect from a place of love.