Way of the Monarch (WOM) is interactive, multi-dimensional, social, and alive. This means that I am dropping in all the time to add to it, reshape, lift up and highlight ideas. So, if you notice something looks out of whack, I'm likely in mid share. Just refresh in a moment, and likely all will be reset.
To aid you along your exiting journey into 'Way of the Monarch', below is an outline of all you need to find your way, save your place, and connect along the way. Please take a moment to review everything before you begin so you may be best prepared and able to enjoy this experience with ease.
I recommend that you engage WOM via your smart phone or laptop, and away from a desk. Sitting at a desk is far too rigid and linear for this journey into real self. Find a comfy chair, cuddle in bed, sit under a tree – engage from anywhere you feel comfortable.
HOME SCREEN ICON & BOOKMARKING
I recommend you create a homebase for WOM by saving this page to your home screen on your phone. It will drop in as this icon among your other apps.
Additionally, in order to remember your place as you pause and resume reading, I strongly recommend you create an electronic bookmark each time you pause. This will ensure that your experience is fluid and accessibe. HERE are instructions for both an iPhone and an Android.
Each main section of WOM is password protected. The universal password is shared in the confirmation letter you receive after purchase. The password may change throughout the year for security purposes and you will be kept notified via email.
WOM is copyrighted and protected content. Please take care to refer friends to purchase their own access to this body of work. However, if there is someone who would truly benefit and is unable to purchase access, please let me know. (email@example.com).
WOM is a journey into authentic relating to self and the world around you that's inspired by the monarch butterfly's three main phases of growth and transformation, including:
Shedding the Old
Awakening the Imaginal Self
These three phases are brought to life via six main sections inspired by nature's wisdom that follow an initiatory path into real self. These six sections in turn contain chapters, of which there are thirty-three in total.
Phase 1: Shed the Old
Section 1: Snake Wisdom, "I See"
Section 2: Chrysalis Guidance, "I Co-Create"
Phase 2: Awaken the Imaginal
Section 3: Lion's Love, "I Love"
Section 4: Whale & Story, "I Feel"
Phase 3: Fly Free!
Section 5: Wolf & Authenticity, "I Am"
Section 6: Bee & Belonging, "I Belong"
WOM is further enriched with enlivened content offered in a variety of formats, including: text, audio, musical, video, embodied, communal, and cinematic. All is presented either, 1) in line with the content as you read through, or 2) as themed section content that can be accessed via icons located at the top of each chapter page.
THEMED SECTION CONTENT
At the top of each chapter are six icons that link to the following dynamic content:
Contents: This icon takes you to the contents list that pertains to the main section you are in and its corresponding chapters. (Note: this icon is activated here).
Zoom: If you are participating in the social edition of WOM, this icon will appear and link you to the weekly ZOOM circle registrations. (Note: this icon will be activated in future pages).
WOM Map: This icon links to the WOM journey map so you may see where you are and where you're going at any time. (Note: this icon is live here.)
Yin Yoga: This icon opens to the Yin Yoga series by Kaija Rose that adds an element of embodied connection and experience to your journey. You're invited to follow along with chimes throughtout signaling when it's time to change poses. (Note: this icon will be activated in future pages.)
Wild Soul Reading: This icon opens to our book circle featuring, "Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth's Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness", by Mary Reynolds Thompson. This reading is directly relevant to our journey and your full becoming. The reading is light in its pacing, yet deep and alchemizing in its revelations. I thank Mary with all my heart for her permission to quote and discuss her writings with you throughout WOM. You can purchase the book HERE. (Note: this icon will be activated on future pages.)
Song List: This icon links to WOM's Spotify song list. I'm always looking to add to it, so all suggestions are gratefully received! (Note: this icon will be activated in future pages.)
Audio: When you see this icon sprinkled throughout WOM, click to listen while you read. This also can indicate an audio message from me.
Each section includes an introductory chapter that lays out the focus and theme for that section. This chapter includes an audio of approximately 10 minutes in length, which is an intimate message from me to you. I recommend you listen to it in a quiet and unhurried place and time of day.
Also included in the introductory chapter is the section's movie pairing that adds greater dimensionality to your journey.
Each section ends with an integration chapter that invites you to take note of what you've experienced and may be feeling. Opportunities for reflection, for pausing, and for sharing are built in throughout.
WOM is nurturing, yet intense – both. You may find the material easy to receive given that each chapter is under a ten minute read. However, the concepts shared are deep truths that have been hidden from us most of our lives. So take care to go slow.
I recommed that read each chapter over the weekend and then dedicate a full week to each chapter. This ends up providing a nice ritual for the journey, and space for your mind, heart and soul to receive the new ideas. Remember too that WOM includes Yin Yoga and the book readings from "Reclaiming the Wild Soul" by Mary Reynolds Thompson. Tap into these through each week and treat yourself to a full and nurturing experience.
Moving too quickly through WOM is like throwing seeds out on a parched earth where they dry up and blow away. But moving along on a weekly rythm is like planting seeds in rich mulched soil where they may germinate and grow.
NOTES OF INSPIRATION
As you experience Way of the Monarch, I am in perpetual connection with you as evidenced by periodic multi media shares I'll send in a private blog post just for Monarchs. There will be room for comments, should you feel inspired to share back.
At anytime you need help with navigating WOM, please reach out directly to me by clicking on the email icon found at the top right corner of each page and I'll respond back to you as soon as possible.