Uniquely Feminine Essence
We women hold raw, eternal life force. An energy tied to our sex that is an intrinsic part of ourselves. This is Shakti.
I love the word Shakti.
Shakti is powerful, sexual, divinely given feminine energy that flows like water from the earth through the centers of our being, giving us our creativity and fertility - the ability to bring new life into the world (literally and figuratively).
But in mid-life, many of us feel this flow of creative, sexual energy begin to slow, or even dwindle and dry up. We’re told this is to be expected. Accepted. Ugh. That's not true at all.
The truth about women in mid-life is: This can be the juiciest, most energetically potent time of your life. The divine feminine power sitting inside you is just waiting to flood your river valley. And what will grow in that soul-rich environment defies imagining.
Awakening The Divine Feminine Within us
I am hosting a powerful and Sacred Pilgrimage to Egypt and Coaching Circle called Awakening The Goddess Within: Miracles, Mystery & Magic, to help women tap into our divine feminine essence through energy work, Chakra balancing, tantric principles, rituals of letting go and bringing in, and practices to help us learn to receive fully so we can re-balance our energy and embrace the fullness of love others are so willing to give us.
This is your birthright and your natural state as a woman.
This is about bringing sensuality, joy, vibrancy and softness to every aspect of your life - your business, your art, and yes, your relationships. It’s about letting go of what we don’t need to transition into the archetypal Queen, owning our sovereignty and allowing ourselves to step up and be seen. It’s about heeding the Call to transition into the next phase of life - one in which we reclaim and unleash the potent feminine power within us.
"The Queen, though not yet old, is quite aware that the passing of time is no longer in Her favor.
She is not concerned with the business of winding down Her life,
but rather with living it to the max before it is too late.
The Queen refuses to go softly into the dark of night.
She bursts into glorious flame like a dramatic sunset in the western sky...
She is ignited with a fiery patina, glowing from within.
She is the fire we have been missing."
- Donna Henes
This extraordinary pilgrimage and circle is ideally designed for women who are in one of these three stages of the Call:
STAGE 1: NOT THIS!
In this stage you’re feeling the call to make a change in your life but the details are sketchy. Maybe you only know “Not This” and are looking for support in this period of transition. It could look like releasing a job, or a relationship, or parting ways with disruptive behaviors or a limiting mindset. Women in this stage are ready to let go of what doesn’t serve them, and they are looking for clarity on what to release and when, as well as a shot of courage to make it happen.
STAGE 2: WHAT NOW?
In this stage you may have made some radical shifts in your life, perhaps letting go of a position or a person, or even a perspective on life, and you are sitting in that awkward (or maybe terrifying) time of “The In-Between.” You have no idea what will come next, but you know there is no turning back. Women in this stage are ready to call in what is the next right step on the path, and they are looking for ways to see and sort through the powerful possibilities before them.
STAGE 3: STAYING THE COURSE
In this stage you have made your decision and know where you are headed, but you may still be experiencing fear and doubt about your choice. Or you may feel certain, but keep finding inner roadblocks and outer obstacles are delaying your progress. Women in this stage are ready for practical actions they can take to make what is emerging take solid form.
If you are in one of these three stages of The Call, having a circle of sisters to journey with is critical. Compassionate company can be the difference between enjoying the journey with all its ups and downs or slogging from hurdle to hurdle exhausted and beaten down. The circle is there to hold us all in our individual journey. The transformation is very personal. It will happen differently for each of us. But it will most definitely happen.
This is not a cookie-cutter program where we all work towards the same set of outcomes. This journey is about YOU and what you need to transform in your life to create greater authenticity, greater vibrancy, and greater soul satisfaction in everyday life. That could look like...
Healing old body-wounds and becoming deeply comfortable in your own skin, maybe for the first time!
Releasing confusion and accessing clarity about your life purpose and how to get there.
Unblocking the flow of Universal Love and opening to receiving more love, passion and pleasure in your life.
Breaking through the illusion of lack and connecting with the Source of Your Abundance that lives within you.
Unleashing your life-force energy inside of you and feeling “turned on” again.
Ending the struggle to live authentically by aligning with the guidance of your Soul.
The question now is...do you hear the voice of the feminine within calling you?
Maybe she is speaking in a hushed whisper, or maybe she is screaming for your attention.
“Some of us may hear the Call sooner, others later. But whenever it happens -- whenever it transpires that we find ourselves on an edge, out of our element, out of our skin -- there is something in us still which hears, no matter how deeply buried...we know there is a journey we should be undertaking. We cannot rest, we cannot sleep. Something in us knows that there is somewhere we should be going. And in the end, whether or not we think we can, we go because we must.
We go, on a wing and a prayer, because to stay is to die.”
~ Sharon Blackie
Join the Journey...How we will work together
September’s Group Call #1
Our journey together begins with a 90-minute (or more) call in September to explore the archetypal Heroine's Journey and map the route of our inner pilgrimage. We’re all at different places in our journeys and during this call you will be able to locate yourself on your map of becoming. Having a big-picture view will provide you with a solid foundation for the transformation to come.
October’s 90-minute Group Call #2
We dive in deeper into the sacred feminine, getting in touch with what our Shakti feels like and how to call it forth using meditations and exercises. We will dig deeper into how to use feminine archetypes to empower ourselves, how to become better receivers (from the universe, from our partners), and learn about the hidden Relationship Energy Dynamic that creates greater harmony and joy in your relationships with men at home and at work.
November 90-minute Group Call #3
As we continue preparing for our very real journey to the Nile Delta in Egypt, we’ll continue to charge your energy levels to feel the exquisite joy and pleasure of the embodied feminine, and explore living aligned with your sovereignty (setting healthy boundaries, stopping over-giving behaviors, and getting what you need to love your life). We’ll also have a special guest on this call - Tj Bartel, a master tantric energy healer, who will also be joining us in Egypt
MIRACLES, MYSTERY & MAGIC IN EGYPT
From November 9th-17th, we will travel to Egypt and meet each other in person to anchor our work at the Earth’s physical expression of the divine feminine: The Nile.
The Nile Delta has always been a symbol of the feminine divine. It’s damp, fecund, fertile, growing. It’s powerful when it floods, and it nurtures new growth as it recedes. We are venturing to the cradle of life.
Modern-day Egypt may seem like the least likely place to encounter Divine Feminine energy, but in this trip, we will spend our time outside of the modern Egypt experience. We will travel south of Cairo where the pace of life is slower and people are more connected to the land. It is sacred ground with a profound history connecting back to the dawn of human civilization.
And this part of the world is the home of the Goddess known as The Queen of Heaven (or Isis, Inanna, Anat, and Astarte). We will have a private tour of Isis’ Temple at Philae at dawn, where the sacred feminine energy is truly palpable.
We will explore rarely seen rooms in several temples that are dedicated to the Goddess, each holding potent, sacred feminine energy. Imagine holding the hands of your sisters in ceremony and ritual connecting us to these ancient power centers, with the intention of more easily connecting into and anchoring our own feminine energy!
In addition to our nights in world-class hotels, we will relax by day and be rocked to sleep at night as we sail for 4 magnificent days and nights on her gentle waters aboard a private Dahabiya, the same style of boat used in antiquity to navigate her miles of luscious reed-lined waterways, chartered just for us.
During our time together, you will sit in circle with your sisters and learn deep mysteries. You will be pampered with exquisite food in the most magical locations. And you will experience a miraculously powerful energy healing session.
Meet Tj Bartel
We will be joined in Egypt by Energy Master and Tantric Educator Tj Bartel, who will serve as co-facilitator and healer. I love Tj. He has worked with my husband and I, and we’ve learned so much. Tj will join me in teaching us about chakras and the masculine-feminine dynamic, and helping us to move stuck energy, unwind and release limiting beliefs, heal from past hurts and resolve old wounds so we can rebalance ourselves and achieve a healthy, well-tuned, vibrant energy system.
Included in the trip, is a private 90-minute fully-clothed energy healing sessions with Tj. In your session, Tj will help you to deeply relax into your feminine, perhaps in a way you may never have before. He will support your system in balancing the energies and clearing the blockages in your chakras and releasing the myths we carry in our bodies. There is so much beauty, power and healing that can come from this amazing energy work. I’m so excited to share it with you!
Coming Back - Integrating all your Learn
The eight days we spend together in Egypt are truly transformative, so much so that it can be a challenge to return to our old lives. Following the trip we will have three group calls, one in December, January, and February, that will help you take what you’ve learned and integrate it into your life.
This is where our intention is made manifest.
In these calls, each woman will have the chance to talk about how she’s applying what she’s learned, share her sticking points and challenges, and learn how to apply practices and tools to work those edgy places. These ‘reintegration’ calls will help us to hold onto the profound transformations we’ve experienced and bring them into our daily lives.
By the end of our circle...
- You will have a feminine framework for turning on and inhabiting your body with divinity, openness and power.
- You will have built up your capacity to hold what you want, and not self-sabotage once you get it.
- You will have mastered the art of receiving (and the universe loves to give to good receivers!).
- Your body will be able to hold more pleasure, more joy, success and your ambitions in a uniquely feminine way that satisfies the soul.
All this will allow you to have more playful energy, more creative ideas, more abundant resources, more fulfilling relationships, and more luscious living!
Pilgrimage and Program Details
Tour Dates: November 9 - 17 with Optional 2-Day Extension
Each day there will be a combination of four potent elements: Sacred Sites, Sacred Circle, Sacred Healing and Sacred Rest.
Visit the most amazing holy places on earth and EXPERIENCE divine feminine ENERGY.
Gather in circle and MASTER esoteric teachings and feminine embodiment PRACTICES.
AWAKEN and ACTIVATE the feminine ESSENCE that dwells in you through the art of energy healing.
Relax and Unwind
ENJOY soulful REST and delightful FUN as you soak up the warmth of Egypt's sunshine and people.
Day 1: Fri. Nov. 9th: Arrive in Cairo
You will be met by our tour manager who will assist you at Cairo international airport and take you to the near-by luxurious Le Meridian hotel to rest and settle in. Enjoy the pool or book a treatment at the spa (meals on your own).
Day 2: Sat. Nov 10th - Travel Abu Simble - Circle Opens
Meet up with your sisters and our Tour Guide Doaa to take a dawn flight to Abu Simble City and transfer to the stunning lakeside resort we will call home for the first stop on our tour. Check in and join Rima and Tj for your welcome. The Circle will be officially open after breakfast and run until lunch. The afternoon will be devoted to rest and healing sessions as well as relaxing time at the pool. The circle will reconvene after dinner for a short teaching before we settle in for a good night's sleep (all meals included - AMI).
Day 3: Sun. Nov 11th: Abu Simble Temple Dawn Visit
We will make our first sunrise pilgrimage to Abu Simble Temple built by Ramses II. The highlight of the visit is seeing the only temple in Egypt dedicated to a woman, which Ramses II built for his beloved wife Nefertary. Of special note is the frieze depicting energy healing work. We return for breakfast and more time in Circle with Rima & Tj. The afternoon will be again devoted to rest and healing sessions as well as relaxing time at the pool. The circle will reconvene after dinner for a short teaching before we settle in for a good night's sleep (AMI).
Day 4: Mon Nov. 12th: Transfer to Aswan and Board our Home on the Nile
We will enjoy a hearty breakfast and then drive through the famous Sahara Desert to Aswan City, where we will board our Dahabiya Nile Cruising boat. After Lunch we take felucca ride around Elephantine Island and visit Temple of Khnum. As time permits we will plan a visit to the colorful Nubian market of Aswan to do a little shopping (AMI)!
Day 5: Tues. Nov. 13th: Isis' Temple at Philae & Komombo Temple & Sailing the Nile
Travel by boat to a private tour of Philae Temple at dawn. We return to the source of all, the Great Mother, to receive the blessings of Isis at her beautiful island temple at Philae. This magical isle represents a fusion of three great civilizations – Egyptian, Greek and Roman. Feminine energy is palpable in the inner sanctum, the Holy of Holies where we will gather in ceremony to awaken and activate our own Feminine Essence. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the power of ceremony and ritual at this magnificent and holy temple. The remainder of the day will be open for relaxing, healing sessions and circle time (AMI).
Next we visit the unique temple of Komombu. This temple is dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Horus. Sobek is the crocodile god which represents the Lower Self, and the god Horus Who Is In the heaven represents the Higher Self. During our ceremony, you will be invited to detach from the struggles of fear and negativity and integrate the energies of the higher and lower self as was done here in antiquity. The remainder of the day will be open for relaxing, healing sessions, and circle time (AMI).
Day 6: Wed. Nov. 14th: Edfu Temple & Sailing the Nile
As we continue north to Edfu we dive deeper into the energy of clearing and releasing by connecting with and resolving hidden emotions. We visit the sanctuary in the rear of the temple as well as the birthing room. Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing to Esna as well as time for rest, healing sessions and time in the wisdom circle (AMI).
Day 7: Thurs. Nov. 15th: Sailing the Nile & Luxor Temple at Night
After a leisurely breakfast, we will gather for a deep wisdom circle session as we spend the day sailing toward our final docking point of Luxor. We will enjoy a fabulous night time tour of Luxor and the avenue of the sphinxes after which we will have time to explore Luxor's night market (AMI).
Day 8: Fri. Nov. 16th: Karnak Temple and flight to Cairo
We make our way to the largest temple complex in Egypt, Karnak Temple, in the early morning to see the sacred holy sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Sekhmet. Here we find one of only a handful of concentrated statues that still remain in their original sacred location. Back on the boat we enjoy breakfast and a morning of relaxing and healing sessions before lunch. In the afternoon we will have our closing wisdom circle followed by an early evening flight back to Cairo for our final night at the Le Meridian hotel (AMI).
Days 9 - 10: Sat. Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18- Sacred Sites & Fun in Cairo
With the retreat portion of our trip complete, you will enjoy unique excursions in Cairo including: a trip to the Cairo Museum and the famous Cairo bazaar (Saturday), as well as the Giza Plateau where you will see the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, followed by a private visit to Gamal's Essential Oil shop (Sunday). Our time in Cairo includes three nights at a luxury hotel in the heart of the city and breakfast and lunch both days (dinner on your own).
Day 11: Mon. Nov. 19th - Departure
Our guides will provide you with a box breakfast on Monday and transport you to the airport for your departure.
are you feeling the call?
If you are feeling an enthusiastic yes to be a part of this sacred pilgrimage, click here to get registration details and read FAQs.
Here are some thoughts from a few women who have worked with me before:
One of the greatest gifts I received from Rima is knowing what it feels like to work with someone who walks her talk. She demonstrates what it means to be awesome with humility. With her I felt heard, seen and validated as I faced my own challenges. Working with Rima has called me higher and yet at the same time validated my fears and growth areas. This was an incredible combination that gave me the courage to continue my growth while releasing my fear of being seen. I have made so many changes and stepped forward in big ways in my life. If you say yes to working with her you will find a woman who shows up authentically and connects from her heart.
Michele Coleman, CEO
The work I did with Rima was some of the most powerful I’ve ever done. She is so versatile and connected that you always feel safe. Rima is immensely gifted and bringing just what you need. She’s powerful, smart, funny, and encouraging. You’ll love her!
Rev. Elizabeth Mora
Unity of Montclair
Being driven to succeed, working hard, be assertive, proving myself… All these things led to burnout, exhaustion and frustration in my work and in my body. I had to learn a different way. Entering this Feminine Temple with Rima, was amazing. I now practice the feminine energy of receiving, allowing, and holding space. This is much more in alignment with who I am in my essence and it feels fantastic! I now have new tools that have helped me return to joy in my work and navigate through my life in an empowering, yet feminine, way. Rima is the real deal for transformation and returning to your true self. Working with her is a game-changer!
Joy Cherry, Executive
Rima's teachings have invited and empowered me to make conscious choices to live fully, regardless of the circumstances. She is an amazing teacher and coach.
She integrates deep empathy and acceptance with insight, skills and a wide breadth of knowledge to nurture your growth. If you're ready to transform your life, invest in this opportunity. Go for it!
Author of Why Don’t You Understand?