Katrina Bos

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Staying Out of the Long Grass of Life

Sometimes there are things that we just simply need to say “No” to, yet we choose to do it anyway. In the heat of the moment, we decide that the thrill is worth whatever the consequences are (of course, we aren’t thinking about the consequences at all in that moment). Afterwards we wonder why we did it again… especially since we actually knew the consequences before we started… Why do we repeatedly do things that go against our internal wisdom? Hmmm…  A few weekends ago, I went to a Buddhist meditation retreat. On the first night, our teacher explained what they called “The Guardians of the World - Hiri (fear) and Ottappa (remorse)” and how they protect us on our spiritual journey. (There are many interpretations of these guardians… but I will just share this monk’s interpretation… because it really affected me and I like it.) Healthy [...]

Finding Your Centre – How do YOU hear guidance?

My sister and I were chatting about our mom this morning. She did so much good work in the world, was so loving and kind and affected so many people in wonderful ways, we wondered how she "heard guidance", centred herself and knew what her life purpose was. Today, we actually discuss these kinds of things intellectually. We learn "grounding exercises" and meditations to bring us to centre. But of course, my mom was born in 1939. There weren't these kinds of discussions. I'm not sure that these phrases had even been invented yet. What came into my mind was that we are all naturally designed to "centre" and "hear guidance" when we are doing the things that we love to do. You can see it in people who are fully focused, relaxed and joyful. In these moments, we are "fully connected" and we naturally have ideas "pop into [...]

By | 2019-05-17T10:20:13+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Honouring the Wisdom of PMS

What if we lived in a world where the wisdom of women was honoured? What if there were aspects of life that women were naturally tuned into? Emotional well-being of the tribe. Dissonance within the system. Deep guidance that meant to benefit the whole. What if women were designed in a way that allowed the tribe to be constantly strengthening, and healing? What if this wisdom came once a month? In a similar cycle as the moon? What if she couldn’t ignore it? What if it consumed her unless action was taken? But what if society assumed that this time of frustrated wisdom meant that there was  something wrong with the woman? What if we gave it a name and made women think that they were being crazy or over-emotional? Can you imagine? Knowing something deep in your soul and being completely ignored… And this happening for generations and generations? But the [...]

By | 2019-05-17T10:22:48+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Feminine|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Graceful Exit – Divorcing in Love

Whenever I told people that we were separating, the overwhelming response was, “OMG what happened? You guys were SUCH A GREAT COUPLE!” The assumption was that there had to be “something” that “broke us up”. But the truth was, after over 20 years, whether we wanted it or not, our paths had diverged. It was the clearest moment when I knew that it was over. I wanted something. He didn't want it. There was a passive power struggle (we were both peace-keepers). And the realization hit me that we actually wanted different things in life now. Our children were nearly grown-up. Twenty-two years ago, we wanted the same things in life. And perhaps our paths had started separating years before. But we weren't willing to look at it because we both believed strongly in the institution of marriage. It was normal to have ups and downs, right? We were taught [...]

By | 2019-05-17T10:28:32+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, tantra|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments