As a purpose-driven, heart-centered warrior queen bad*ss, you're kind of a rock star. (If you just thought to yourself, Kind of?! I love you.)
The only problem is, in the midst of an epidemic of women running on empty - you may you may be trying to lead your movement, build your empire, or just carve out some quality family time, from a well run dry.
How can you tell?
1) A nagging lack of fulfillment. Though outwardly successful, behind closed doors you're... dissatisfied. You are so much more than what you've got going on right now. You've outgrown your container.
2) You're on the burnout merry-go-round: Go-go-go, hit a wall. Go-go-go-wall. Go-go-go-wall. Does it take illness or a major disaster to get you to slow down? Yep, this is you.
3) Your passion is flagging. It's hard to sustain the fire in your belly that launched your business, your intimate partner has become a roommate, or you're becoming increasingly impatient for the appearance of your Beloved.
All of which erodes your confidence and saps your precious energy - energy you need to shift the planet.
If you’re like so many heart-centered, driven, awake women, you’ve already invested in dozens of inspirational books, watched countless motivational videos, and spent valuable time and money on personal and business development workshops, seminars and courses on how to do those very things.
And yes, you’ve been inspired, learned a lot about yourself, made some progress. But something is still painfully missing.
First, let me reassure you: You are NOT alone. And there is nothing wrong with you.
Returning to pleasure is a skill. And it’s not one that’s taught in schools, or by our mothers, or even shared among girlfriends. And I’m not just talking sexual pleasure, although that’s a vital (and super-fun) element—
I am talking about relish for life, a sink-your-teeth-in savoring of every delicious moment of the brief time we have on the planet this go-round.
And it isn’t just about self-care, although it is critical. But there is no one-size-fits-all self-care solution, and I know folks who are practically professional self-carer-ers who still feel dissatisfied. And guilty as hell that they're still not happy.
Because we overlook an essential piece—that we've all been taught to overlook. To deny.
We, as women, literally sit on our power.
But there’s a firmly entrenched barrier between us and that power: a gap in understanding, a huge missing link in our education, experience and upbringing.
We're discouraged from looking to ourselves for happiness, instead always pursuing that outside something that will finally get us there: the perfect partner, the perfect business, the perfect job. Reaching the right income level. Attracting the right relationship. Raising our kids to turn out just as we expect them to (ha, ha, that's a good one, right?).
We've been taught that femininity is weak, dependent, "too much"—too emotional, too sensitive, too soft. Or worse: that to live in vibrant connection to our sensual womanly selves is inappropriate and even dangerous.
Oh, my darlings. This couldn't be further from the truth.
A woman rooted in her feminine, lit up, tuned in to her desire and pleasure is radiant. Irresistible. Magnetic. And unbelievably, mind-blowingly powerful. And every single one of us has access to this energy and power.
A deep reservoir of womanliness, peeled-open vulnerability, outrageous flirtatiousness, commanding sass and a vibrant sense of her sensual self. All this makes a woman a beacon inspiring everyone around her.
My mission is to populate the globe with happy women because they will shine a light that transforms the world!
The irony, the secret truth, behind all of this is that a radiant, turned-on, pleasure-filled woman effortlessly attracts to her all that her heart desires. "All work and no play" is revealed as bullshit (this is not how the Feminine works). And all that you desire, like the perfect partner, a passionate rekindling of your existing relationship, business and financial success... It can all be yours.
Want to know how?
Overcommitted, overextended, overworked, you put everyone’s needs ahead of their own. You've done everything right, everything you're supposed to—and despite being admired for your leadership, sought after for advice and regarded as a pillar of the community, you still feel, "Is this all there is?" You know that you are capable of so much more.
Brilliant women end up feeling overwhelmed, inadequate and alone. (And it is not your fault, darling). Shouldn’t I be able to figure this out on my own? runs the voice in your head. Um, NO.
I'm Charisse Sisou, High Priestess of Pleasure to Women Here to Change the World.
And this is what I know about you, my love:
Although you fervently desire to create massive impact WHILE living a passionate, joy-filled life, the reality may feel very different.
The truth is, many heart-centered, purpose-driven women are tapped out...