Like a peacock, your beauty is multiplied when you spread your wings (June 11 circle)

Dear Qigong Goddesses,

Goddesses of Courage, Goddesses of Compassion, Goddesses of Vulnerability,  Goddesses of Honesty, Goddesses of Love.

Yes, you are all of these!

Honour your inner goddess and watch her grow - watch as she comes to know her beauty and her strength, watch her beauty radiate outward, watch her love and wisdom naturally spread to others! Your inner goddess knows that her beauty comes from life itself, she knows that we all originate from this ONE source. This is why she is able to fully accept and appreciate her appreciation that is founded on communion rather than comparison.

Thank-you everyone for courageously opening your hearts and expressing what you love about yourselves. It was truly astounding to see the transformation in the group before and after the exercise. I loved how we all held loving kindness and presence with one another while each of us courageously shared our beauty with one another! I sincerely hope that you took away a renewed sense of loving kindness towards your self and that it grows throughout your day, week and life! 

With deep appreciation and utmost respect.


When we start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, we often think that somehow we’re going to improve, which is a subtle aggression against who we really are. It’s a bit like saying, “If i jog, I’ll be a much better person.” “If I had a nicer house, I’d be a much better person. “ Or the scenario may be that we find fault with others. We might say, “If it weren’t for my husband, I’d have a perfect marriage.” “If it weren’t for the fact that my boss and I can’t get on, my job would be just great.” And, “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.”

But loving kindness - maitri - towards ourselves doesn’t mean getting rid of anything. Maitri means that we can still be crazy, we can still be angry. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. The ground of practice is you or me or whoever we are right now, just as we are. That’s what we come to know with tremendous curiosity and interest.

Curiosity involves being gentle, precise and open - actually being able to let go and open. Gentleness is a sense of good heartedness toward ourselves. Precision is being able to see clearly, not being afraid to see what’s really there. Openness is being able to let go and to open. When you come to have this kind of honesty, gentleness, and good-heartedness, combined with clarity about yourself, there’s no obstacle to feeling loving-kindness for others as well.
— Pema Chodron, "Uncomfortable With Uncertainty, 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion"


You are just like the stunning peacock, a great beauty within you resides, a glorious divine being of beautiful light with an ability to create, as your Divine birthright. Let your creative energies rise to a sublime inspired new level this week as you are accessing the power of your throat chakra for higher creation. Your intentions, decisions, and particularly your words are becoming more and more powerful. Enjoy the wise use of this growing creative potency to express the beauty within you asking for Divine Blessings on all your plans, projects and words.
Kuan Yin Oracle Cards by Alana Fairchild. #24 Reveal The Peacock Beauty

Screenshot 2018-06-11 17.11.15.png

Beloved Kuan Yin, bless me with the grace to surrender into the beauty of my own Soul, to recognize my higher creativity in flow now, to make the creations of my Soul my highest priority, that I may life with abundance, peace and happiness. Help me beloved beauty to recognize my own beauty, as magnificent and colourful as the stunning peacock. May my creations be as lovely. Om Mani Padme Hum.
- Kuan Yin Oracle Cards by Alana Fairchild. #24 Reveal The Peacock Beauty


We followed with a beautiful practice of Shibashi Qigong and closed with three chants of Om.

Next week is our last class in this session. What an amazing journey we have had together! I sincerely hope to see many of you this fall.