She’s here! She’s here! She’s here!
I’m SO excited to let you know my memoir Brown Skin Girl: An Indian-American Woman’s Magical Journey From Broken to Beautiful has launched!
Check her out on Amazon!
And on my website.
It’s been a long, wild, and extraordinary ride to get Brown Skin Girl ready for the world. I’m so delighted she’s birthed! And grateful to so many people who midwifed her and me to make it happen. 😃
My intention for Brown Skin Girl is that she be Story Medicine for women so they feel inspired to choose themselves, speak their truth, heal, rise, and shine their Light.
If you enjoy Brown Skin Girl and think your friends, family, book clubs, and communities would be inspired by reading, please spread the word.
Here’s that link on Amazon, again.
I do hope you enjoy her! Happy reading!
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I said Yes today.
It’s been building for some time, now.
Like… for years.
I’ve played with my “yes”. Done a few things here and there. Tested it out, like a cat teases a mouse.
I was unsure. Disbelieving. Skeptical. And seriously, seriously doubtful.
And then there’s that always that ever-present friend I’ve travelled with my whole life… worth.
Am I worthy? Good enough? ME???
But today… today felt different.
Today, I could feel the energy pulling at me. I could feel Mother Mary stretch her arm out to me after my meditation, that if I would only take it she would guide me through the door.
Her offer wasn’t conditional. Or time bound. It never is.
I could quite literally see and feel a door ajar to my right, waiting. A shimmering portal to possibility.
It’s been open for a while. And yes, Mary’s told me about it for a long, long while. But I just busied myself with the rest of my life, looking at it from the corner of my eye now and then, saying I’d get to it.
Some. Day. Hah! (We know all that excuse, don’t we?)
But today the pull of the energy current was strong enough for me to sit my seat back on my couch for Meditation Session #2.
Now that’s uncommon.
Then there they were. 3 declarations flowed from my heart, body, and soul.
And a shower of energy poured down on me—liquid light that I know to be Truth. Holy Truth, Holy Fire, which I know as Mother Mary.
(Even as I write these words, I’m thinking… will you understand? Ah, the dregs of old conditioning. But no more. It doesn’t matter if you understand or not. I must write for me, and for the one person who might need to hear.)
Then she asked me to say them out loud.
“I am the living embodiment of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess”
“I am here to lead women to become the Goddesses that they are.”
“I am a spiritual teacher.”
With each sentence my spine felt electrified, jolted with ice-cold fire energy all the way down to my root chakra.
That’s how I know it’s true.
It didn’t even take that long. But there it was. Just like that.
My Yes. Choosing my Destiny. Claiming my Destiny.
Words spoken out into air. Electrified spine. Hair standing on end. And I stepped through the door of my destiny out of the fog of doubt, disbelief, and little self-worth.
And for the first time, I don’t care what anyone thinks.
Not even you…
(I guess it’s no coincidence it’s Lion’s Gate and Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse today!!)
Is this how you say yes? Wait and wait, then when you’re finally ready, effortlessly step through the door?
Cindy was humble. To a fault.
When someone complimented her, she’d say, “Oh it’s nothing.”
When someone appreciated her, she’d say, “You’d do the same.”
When opportunities rose right in front of her nose, her mind swirled with “I’m not good enough” and the opportunity would pass to someone else. But she always wondered, “What would have happened if I had reached out and taken it?”
She was afraid to speak about her gifts, especially the ones that made her look different.
She was afraid to stick out in the crowd. She’d felt different her whole life.
Cindy was a psychic.
It’s a good thing in certain areas of your life. Sure you don’t want to brag or be arrogant.
But it’s not so good in others especially if you’re an intuitive, creative, empath, or spiritual. You know, the areas which aren’t so mainstream.
Its important — essential — for women to be proud. And yes, even loud about your gifts. Otherwise who will know about them? Who will receive your unique specialness?
So only a handful of close friends and family knew about Cindy’s psychic abilities even though, inside, she felt how profound, powerful, and beautiful they were.
I can relate to Cindy. I grew up in India where, as a woman, I was conditioned not to take the limelight, take up space, or glow with pride about my accomplishments.
Turns out it’s not just Indian women. I see women from all countries struggle with the same issue. They don’t talk about their gifts.
What about you? Are you too humble?
What you lose out on when you’re too humble.
♥ You don’t get to be seen, heard, and known for who you are.
(Do you long for that?)
♥ You don’t get to take up space .
♥ You don’t get to feel the wonderful satisfaction of offering and sharing who you are and what’s coming through you to others.
♥ You don’t get to be all of you. Out loud. Out proud.
And you know what?
♥ We lose you.
The world loses out when you’re too humble.
♥ And… in my work with people I’ve seen so many heal from depression, anxiety, cancer, and other mental and physical health issues when they begin to express and step into their gifts. Your Soul Purpose is essential for your whole health.
So what do you say? Take a chance.
Acknowledge, own, and claim how kind, generous, compassionate, creative, talented, and _______ you are.
In fact, get a piece of paper and write 10 wonderful things about you and 10 of your gifts.
Then, tell someone.
You could even try this as a fun thing to do with a friend.
Are you singing your Soul song?
Your Soul song is the song your Soul wants to sing through you in your life.
We’re not taught how important it is.
But the Himba tribe in Namibia centers every person’s life around their Soul song.
When a woman decides to conceive, she goes into nature to commune, meditate, and receive the Soul song from the being that will be born through her.
She returns to the man who will seed her and teaches him the song.
They sing it when they make love to welcome the Soul.
And throughout her pregnancy.
During childbirth, the midwife and women in the village sing the song as the child is being born.
Throughout childhood, the child is sung their song, especially during rituals, puberty, and important celebrations to honor the child.
When the child is hurt or upset, her Soul song is sung to her.
Whenever a child makes a mistake or is out of integrity, the parents and family circle around the child and sing her Soul song to her.
And so the child learns her Soul song.
And as she becomes an adult, her Soul song runs through her body, heart, and cells.
If an person harms or violates another, or goes against the village norms, their Soul song is sung to them as “punishment”.
Wrong doing is understood as being out of alignment and integrity, that they have forgotten who they are, not that they are bad or something is wrong with them.
When a couple gets married their Soul songs are sung.
As a person prepares to die, the villagers sing their Soul song periodically, and at the moment of their transitioning.
You have a song. A Soul Song. Do you know it?
Do you know what your Soul wants to sing in your life?
If you feel your song pushing up from inside you, check out my upcoming group.
With so much love,
I firmly believe illness always has a root cause.
When I got Lyme Disease, I knew it was about my third chakra — I needed to come into my power.
When, as an Indian woman, I’d grown up to believe power was pretty much the domain of men. Ugh.
So I had to un-think, un-believe, and un-learn all my family and cultural messaging. Decide what I wanted to keep and what I wanted to throw out. Phew. That took a good while. And there’s more I’m clearing out.
And… open to, affirm, and live from new perspectives and beliefs about being in my power as a woman.
(We’re never done evolving, are we?)
The wonderful gift of it all is that it led me to my Soul Purpose: to help other women come into their Power and Truth.
So this leads me to You…
Are You dealing with a fifth chakra disease?
If you are, then you might want to consider whether part of your medicine might be to find your voice and speak your truth.
What’s a fifth chakra disease, you ask?
Well, fifth chakra diseases are those related to:
- voice loss or stammering
- speech and speaking issues
- teeth and gums
- Frequent colds and coughs
Emotional fifth chakra issues are:
- self-esteem and confidence
- you find it hard to speak your truth and express yourself
- blocked creativity
- people pleasing and co-dependence in your relationships
- you find it hard to be yourself around people and have some social anxiety
- hard to take up space
- dishonesty and reduced integrity
- struggle to be authentic
- fear of public speaking
So, if you’re dealing with a fifth chakra disease, some medicine for you might well be to find your voice and speak your truth.
Which is common to most women on the planet at this time.
If you’d like to heal, open and activate your fifth chakra, check out my upcoming offering: Women! Find Your Voice. Speak Your Truth. It’s an 8-week online group coaching program.
It’s a great, fun, supportive way to address the root cause of any physical fifth chakra issues you might have. We have some great women signed up and a few spots left.
I’d love for you to join us.