4I just finished an amazing interview with Dawn of the New Era where I spoke about consent. I will be sure to publish a link here later for your listening pleasure!
It really got me excited about this new year, and I realized that I have so much to share!
1. John Malotky & I are collaborating to bring infinite integration to you! Do you want to experience your best life ever? Then, stay tuned here for the details of our online course offering coming up in March 2021!
2. Aurah Dominica & I will be collaborating to bring an amazing offering to the Columbus, Ohio community & to the internet also in March 2021!
3. Once again, I am assisting the amazing Eugene Hedlund & Cathleene Cienfuegos for their Tantric Healing Arts Practitioner Traning in Austin, TX from April 2nd to April 16th 2021. Here's the link for more information & tickets: fb.me/e/RG0HUJNv
4. ISTA Online Festival - Coming up in a few weeks! https://fb.me/e/14oqTFvJlfb.me/e/14oqTFvJl
I really just want to make this post to show gratitude for all that I experienced in 2020!
It was a year of sitting with the mystery. It was year of being present with myself. It was a year of unexpected growth & transformation!
I thought I would be doing so much travel for work, and all that changed for the best. I received everything I needed. I expanded my offerings to bring ease into this time of technological focus. Instead of traveling to festivals and see clients, I participated in online formats.
I can't wait to see what's next! ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, and that is very exciting!
Since my last post in November, I have been on a magic carpet ride!...much of which I have been sharing on Instagram, @dakinirae. Packing up my sanctuary before departing for Thailand.
I had the honor & privilege to assist two amazing teachers, Eugene Hedlund and Cathleene Cienfuegos, in creating a container for the transformation and embodiment of practitioners of the spiritual-sexual healing arts. I was also feeling especially blessed for being able to spend a month in the tropical weather of Ko Phangan, Thailand.
"Eugene Hedlund and Cathleene Cienfuegos are Tantric Practitioners who believe in addressing the whole being-ness of a person by helping them understand and integrate the true nature of their sexual self. Universally, we are helping humanity reclaim it's sacred sexual wholeness and the empowerment and life mastery that this type of healing brings. We are healing the split between Sex and Spirit."
I have assisted Cathleene with several trainings and each time I feel a deeper appreciation for the wisdom that she shares. This particular time was dappled with processing my mother's recent passing. I give thanks for how the container held me so well.
Since my return from Thailand, I have been focusing on my new collaborative sanctuary space in Columbus, Ohio, which opened this week! I am very excited to share this new temple space with you! Stay tuned to Instagram or Facebook (/dakini.rae.9) for an open house announcement at our new modern & luscious suite.
I am feeling especially cozy after such a warm reception at this year's event! Big River John & I have started working together recently at regional events and TRAUMA Columbus 2019 was our first offering. It was a true pleasure to be in a role to support the staff, performers, and volunteers of TRAUMA this year! I love working with attendees, too. However, this opportunity to hold sacred space for the individuals who show up to set an example of freedom of expression was uniquely fulfilling.
We held a Puja ceremony before the opening of TRAUMA, inviting our participants into the simplicity of intimacy. It was a blessing to witness the vulnerability, the unfolding, and the contentment of each individual present!
We were also in service to the staff, performers, and volunteers of TRAUMA offering double practitioner sessions / 4-hand massage sessions. Deep appreciations for those who showed up authentically to be honored by Shiva & Shakti!
Big River and I are already planning for more collaborations throughout 2020! We are ready to MahaMoveYa!
Oh, How beautiful it was to be in Ireland! I was blessed with synchronicity & had the pleasure of visiting with a former classmate. I am so grateful for the spectacular hawthorn & hedgerows and the unbelievable hospitality!!
My apprentice Andrew was an amazing asset in helping to bring to market more than 80 seedlings raised, all culinary and medicinal herbs. They are available for purchase now at the Preserve on Calumet (corner of Weber & Calumet).
Once again, prior to Shakti Shakedown on April 18th, Dawn of the New Era hosted Johannah Conant & I to lead a group of conscious cuddlers through a lesson & exercise on consent and through a short session of non-sexual touch. Thank you to Brothers Drake and to the participants for indulging in awareness and asking for what you want!
The Red Tent Revival on April 20th @ the Preserve on Calumet was a beautiful gathering of Columbus community coming together to raise awareness of & to support wombyn who experience period poverty. Thank you, Columbus! It was especially freeing to see so many expressions of how wombyn bleed--and what a relief to display my free-flow skirt as a sign of celebration of my mooncycle! Let's put an end to shaming our sacred, life-giving blood!
After a wonderful time on the west coast, I returned home just in time for spring! Spring rushing to emerge now and every few days I am seeing new species bloom. I was fortunate enough to see the San Diego "superbloom", connect with some of my favorite teachers, mourn the loss of a favorite teacher, meet an amazing new student, and support my sister goddesses! Super Big Love to California for its beauty and vastness and abundance!!! The experience was like a vision of events to pass soon in Ohio.
New plants are being raised for the Preserve on Calumet, which is a partnership to partially fund a rooftop beehive on the property. ***If you would like to sponsor the funding to make this project a reality, then please DONATE using the button on my services page***
The Preserve on Calumet will be hosting the Red Tent Revival on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from noon until 6:00 p.m. The event aims to bring awareness to period poverty and to assist wombyn in period poverty by distributing donations of new menstrual cups, cloth pads, and other organic feminine products. There will be many great performances by local artists throughout the day and vendors on site. If you want to connect with your divine feminine, no matter your gender or identity, then come connect with like-minded individuals in an open, community atmosphere. I will be there offering free consultations and Reiki, as well as, vending my wombynwares: gemstone yoni eggs & massage tools, salves, massage oils, elixirs, and face oils made with certified organic ingredients and biodynamically-raised herbs & apiary products (which I have personally cultivated, harvested, and processed with the utmost care).
Thanks also to House of Bacchus for continued collaboration at their monthly 1st Friday play party at Club Princeton. I am looking forward to April, offering 15-minute 1-on-1 sessions to experience Tantra.
Then I am off to Ireland!
I am pre-booking now for my tour in March!
San Diego, CA ~~~ March 8th through March 11th
Oakland / San Francisco ~~~ March 13th through March 16th
I am pre-booking appointments for my west coast tour in March:
March 8th through 11th in Portland & Eugene, Oregon
March 15th through 17th in Oakland, California
Here is some inspiration to Enjoy all that there is to life and make today the best day ever!