I have been saying this to myself for the last month or so. Especially when I get that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach—the feeling is so present I often don’t know what to do with myself. What has helped me process these feelings is taking a moment for deep reflection. To observe what I am feeling and allow it to flow. This is major time of transition for many of us. The Spring Equinox has sprung. The energy around us is changing and literally calling for us to change too; to bend and be flexible with the shifts. In this change we are literally shedding layers upon layers of stale energy and belief systems that no longer serve us. The change we desire does not happen overnight, but in fact is a process.

A dear friend of mine reminded me that in times of uneasiness, taking stock in how we are feeling instead of reacting can be so powerful. Why? Because it gives us data to use in understanding where we are right now, and allows for us to take that deep breath in and exhale out all of the anxiety and fear that has been preventing us from seeing our true selves. It is literally the moment in which we must change our channel! Change your channel…change your programing…let go of all that no longer serves you. This too is a process; and once the energy is directed towards the change, that change will occur – with our without our blessings. When energy shifts we have a choice to go with it or go against it. This I know.

“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to Bloom”

Love, Ssanyu Birigwa

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Manuela Rena, Feminine WeaponAbout Ssanyu Birigwa


Ssanyu, meaning “Happiness” in her father’s native tongue of Luganda, “is one of those deeply spiritual souls that make you feel incredibly at peace from the moment you feel her presence.” As beautiful with words as she is with everyone she meets, she shares her magic through the healing art of Reiki and Empowerment Guiding to further open the heart to be receptive to the Divine gifts that await each and every one of us. While pursuing her MS degree in Narrative Medicine, and extensive work in the practice of meditation and mindfulness, she is well versed in using storytelling to facilitate personal mantras to break free from the binds of fear and anxiety.
Personal Mantra: “Let go and Let Love”

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