My Turquoise Waters by Shakti
This is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. All names have been changed.
Who wants to speak?
I think it’s my right fallopian tube. I think there a sense of a whole open space; the womb, the vagina as well, but it’s more the right fallopian tube
Ask her what she needs to say today
She says, “You are love, and there’s a whole world of riches and resources here for you”. There are sparks like stars, I can tap into this and let these sparks rise, it’s like the stars in the sky.
Let yourself sink into this gift
It’s like a sea or a river, waters that I can dive into, to get the riches and connect into this. It’s like a temple, I can dive in and through to this magic, take it out with me and spread it in the world.
She says: “Don’t get distracted, just really dive in, dive in and find the treasure”. Diving into these turquoise waters there’s a sense that there’s so much in there; stars and starfish and riches and gifts and blessings like a paradise; an oasis.
I kind of see more than I’ve seen before of my richness and creativity, there’s this ocean of abundance of all the things I can make and create. I’ve tapped into the teensiest part, like just two small shells from this ocean of a world. There’s so much there. And I also have this sense that it makes me think that it’s easy to get distracted and not really tap into this. And sometimes I have a taster that there’s some big things to do and it’s like I’m being invited in to explore that more.
What advice does she have to help you not to get distracted?
Saying listen in more, dive in more. Dive in and look around and pick up the treasures and ask what they have to give me.
I’m getting the same message really, to just dive in deep into the waters
I wonder if going to the sea would make a difference, I feel it’s this huge internal sea, being in there and giving myself the space to explore and listen and tap in to what comes up. I could explore all the nooks and crannies, the shells, I think there’s something about being immersed and in a different space.
It feels like this whole amazing space that I haven’t been aware of and it’s bigger and more lush and amazing. It doesn’t feel like it’s instantly accessible, I don’t know.
You could ask her how to make herself more accessible.
She says… just go to the entrance, swim through the portal and take the first step to go there. It’s straightforward!
Is there anything else she needs from you to nourish her?
One is to stroke my skin, to stroke her, to think about her and to send her love.
To swim in the sea, to have waters inside and out.
Nourish her with nice food, with figs, and seaweed and to really nourish her and think about her and send her love.
Be tender from the inside.
What would she like to wear?
Seaweed. Turquoise scales or gems, a beautiful turquoise watery kind of feel, to be adorned and maybe soft lush flowers to feel loved and nurtured and to reflect her beauty. To celebrate her.
Is there’ anything else you’d like to say to close this part of the process?
Thank you for showing me all the beauty you hold, the magic, the gifts you have to share, the magic is really special, like a treasure trove. All the lushness and for showing yourself to me, this hidden part of me. Thank you I’m excited to share your gifts and hopefully touch the world with them and spread some of this to the outside world.
“My pants feel like a celebration, like a celebration of what’s within, like having all I need inside me – an oasis filled with gifts and blessings to inspire me and my creativity, I just need to remember to listen in & dive in! I love my pants of empowerment and all the intricate details, sparkles, gems and many threads… and loved the whole process, thank you so much Kate!”
“I wanted to create something that would remind Shakti of the richness of her creative resources, that she could never run dry. The fabric I found for the first layer was just perfect as it was, so it took me a long time to work out how to create the ‘seascape’. I developed a new technique of knitting up fishing line and then weaving and embellishing into that, so that there was a net to catch the treasures. The embellished ‘girdle’ is detachable so the two pieces can exist separately as garment and artwork if Shakti wanted that. The whole process seemed to have it’s own feminine rhythm which would not be rushed along.”
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