Life By Your Design.

Experiencing life from the soul’s point of view is what drives and sustains me. I’ve made it my mission to revere soul through the enormous gift of the senses. They offer nourishment and sanctuary to my body, yet also deliver the wonder needed to be continually engaged by life.

My own journey has taught me that enlightenment is not a destination – it’s a philosophy of living. It means cultivating a fully considered and continually evolving life, then luxuriating in its everyday resolutions … with passion.

Honoring the wisdom of my senses has required an unwavering faith in their ability to orchestrate my decisions. My soul yearned to be seduced by an honest connection to the Divine. I call that grace. When I surrendered to being impassioned and replete with soul, grace saturated my life.

I strive to live there every day.

We’re joined to each other by our collective craving for beauty, serenity, and meaning. My senses are my refuge, my way into those cravings. They’re a tangible connection to a union with my self, my family, and my surroundings.

I’ve always been a mind-body-soul seeker, but my refuge wasn’t always assured. In my early 20s, I was usually mired in a stack of self-help books that either explained how to chase my toddlers while smiling or how to lock the door and have a bath to engender balance. I was continually searching outside myself for answers. I was an overwhelmed, exhausted, single mother so deeply entrenched in caring for others that I’d forgotten to nourish the innately essential me. I’d fallen away from the wisdom of my senses.

So I began to revisit my physical self through my love of movement. I realized it was the one thing I instinctively trusted for safe exploration of my soul. My senses awakened in soul. I discovered that the human body demands refuge within itself for authentic exploration. Physical connection to the outside world is the soul’s yearning to reengage the senses. Doing this became the driving force behind my sojourn back to me. That revelation changed the direction of my life.

I pledged my faith in the wisdom of my senses to unearth my passionate human soul … and I’ve never looked back.

What’s meaningful to me is cultivating a deeply authentic and passionate life of sensual harmony.

 

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This Night.

I absolutely adore finding songs that instantaneously create a yearning-filled emotional reaction in my body upon hearing the first chord. Those are the songs where the first words out of my mouth (after I’ve sighed a heavy groaning) are “Oh my, I could guide to that!!” Such was the case when I heard “This Night” by Black Lab. It simply rocked me to my chakra-balanced core. Look at the album name…kinda sums it up…Passion Leaves A Trace. Umm…hello?! How could I not be pulled toward that?! A deeply liquid, beguiling and intensely beckoning call of a song, with a direct line from the pelvis to the soul. My Soultree heart & hips are aching to help women gyrate this dark undercurrent through their bodies! The ability to set myself free for 3 minutes and 29 seconds is a gift beyond any couch I’ve ever sat upon (that’s after a gratitude shout-out to my unbelievable therapist who has shifted and sustained my emotional journey for the last two decades). I could go on and on about what happens to the mind/body/soul when a woman surrenders to a dark room, no mirrors, a perfectly chosen playlist and a Guide leading her every move so her mind can give way her body. Perfection. Poetry in motion. Music as alchemy, movement as therapy. Yes! Bring it on…I’m ready to dance.

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Facebook Birthday.

Thanks y’all! Birthdays garner wisdom, rituals mark the occasion and well-wishers nourish the celebratory soul. Heartfelt gratitude for warming my heart with floods of memories, moments of laughter, yummy champagne and messages sent from afar. This crazy technology stuff certainly gained a thumbs-up from this birthday girl! My heart is singing…even if my head’s a little hung-over!  -Dirt xo