“She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished, How beautiful it was, that she always chose herself.” Tyler Kent White
Do you see the good girl in you? I see her in myself She's always there. Guiding me, strengthening me, inspiring me with a childish wonder, and reminding me that I'm going to be okay. And now... I'm morphing into my wild woman. She's radiant. She wants to capture life, take it in, and experience it. To wake up in the morning with joy, fun, and excitement for the possibilities the day may bring. Invigorated. John Legend's "Good Morning" is playing. I put on exciting Lisa Stansfield music and start dancing in my kitchen. Swaying my hips~ feeling my sacral chakra opening fuller and deeper. Feeling the movement, the sensuality, the pleasure of being alive. I can see a picture of my belated cousin Larry across the room- he always told me when I'm not feeling good, remember to dance. I'm drinking warm lemon water to cleanse my body. Doing my morning ritual - some days it's meditation, some days it's journaling, some days it's quiet contemplation and reflection, and some days it's slow yoga poses. Always following what I feel. Then it's time to bathe. These mornings are my favorite. My Palmero bath salts are the foundation for the experience. Pink Himalayan salts, salts from the Dead Sea, jasmine, and geranium create an aroma I cannot resist. It's earthy and rich, and I can feel the essence of Israel in my being. The salts are a feminine mixture of peach and coral - colors for restoring your vitality- filling the space with warm steam and grapefruit scented bubbles. I recall a beautiful memory of my good girl childhood self being in a bubble bath for so long my fingers were wrinkly and water logged, yet I still didn't want to leave the water. My favorite candle- Jonathan Adler's Grapefruit is lit on the counter (I guess grapefruit wins the prize today.) soft music is playing as I enjoy the essence of water on my skin.
I think of the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon. She was on the Pacific Northwest Trail for 94 days searching for meaning in her life. She hadn't showered in 94 days. When she was able to shower, she didn't hold back her appreciation for the simple experience we so often take for granted. Healing and empowering, I use my body oils from Dubai based on the energy I am looking for that day. They give me an inner strength from the outside in. My favorite is the golden Confidence. Then I start the process of painting my face with beautiful make up. It reminds me of my days as an artist painting on a blank canvas. What face will I be today? The soft creamy peaches and pinks to highlight my good girl? Or darker rich hues of indigo and crimson showcasing my wild woman. Thinking of Ketut's wisdom from Eat Pray Love - reminding myself to smile from my heart as I put on my make up because that's when you're truly beautiful, when your heart is full, when you're honoring all the parts of you. Now to get dressed. Clothing and fashion have been some of my favorite things since I was a little girl- the wild woman that's always been within me has always appreciated colors, clothing, and beautiful things.
What do I need today? Healing energy- colors of the heart. The heart chakra is both pink and green. I grab a pair of pink lace panties from my drawer and a soft pink lace bra that both feel warm and tender against my skin. A soft green cashmere turtleneck wraps my body, adding the energy of abundance, expansion, and infinite possibilities- I feel warm and content in my being. These days I'm often grounded in very comfy lululemon yoga pants- they probably have become too much of a staple, but black makes you look thinner, and they feel like butter on my skin - so I'm going with it! I add touches of jewelry- turquoise earrings and a New Mexican pendant necklace. Turquoise energy to communicate with clarity and truth Now, I'm ready. I feel empowered, alive, and excited for what lies ahead. Giving myself the permission to step into all that my wild woman can be, while appreciating all I have experienced and how far I've come. I love that in this moment both the good girl and the wild woman are equally a part of me. The good girl gives to the wild woman and the wild woman gives to the good girl. They are both pieces of the puzzle that make up my being. Do you feel the good girl within you is honoring your wild woman?