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Have you hit your moment yet?

So, last Sunday I finally finished the first draft of the second chapter of my new book. I was right on deadline, even a few days early. (Quick brag: This book has been writing itself. I am so happy writing it, and it is so much fun­ I feel like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Springsteen­­, at the top of my game­ letting the chords fly from my fingers!)

I was 53 pages of toasted, so I decided to zone out on some random TV, as Maggie and I awaited the start of the new season of Downton Abbey. I cruised past Oprah’s interview with Pharrell, from last April, and tuned in. Have you seen it?

Pharrell spent almost the whole interview in tears. Tears of gratitude at having been given this chance, finally, to sing the song of his truth,­ the music that was his to bring to the world­, and to have it be so incredibly well-received.

He talked about ‘his moment,’­ that this was ‘his time.’ He had spent the previous 20 years supporting other artists­: Madonna, Beyonce, J­Lo, Britney, and many, many more­. A few years before, he had been given the chance to bust out on his own, what looked like it was going to be “his moment” – but his ego messed him up, and he went back behind the scenes of other artists.

But then, last year, with the uber hit “Happy” (did someone say dance break?) and his album G I R L, he went from the background to the foreground. Big time. It almost felt like he was carried there.

It got me thinking about that experience in a woman’s life, when she knows it’s her time, her moment. Her breakthrough. The line in the sand, when that was then, and this is now.

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All of us are after the same thing.
That feeling where you just know you are living on starlight.
Where every force that could possibly be summoned has stepped forward on your behalf, sliding you, pushing you forward into a future that is so spectacular, you could barely imagine its riches, its gifts.

Sometimes the moment entails millions of youtube hits and dollars, like Pharell’s.
And sometimes the moment, your moment, comes in quietly, intimately, surprisingly.

You see the light come through a crack in that block that’s been holding you back for decades.
Legendary love enters your life.
You finally leave – the city, the marriage, the career that’s been sucking you dry for years.
You say your life-changing yes.
Or No.

However it looks, when your moment comes, you know, you feel, you get:
“This is my time. My moment. All that I am has been leading to this, right here, right now.”
And all you can do is weep with gratitude.

Oh, Sisters, wow do I want that for you.
It is a must.
The world wants that for you.
twitter pink logo The divine craves your grief-soaked gratitude at the privilege of being you.

This is why the School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program exists.

I’ve watched more women’s storylines than I can count, every one as brilliant and unique as the woman who lives it. On the regular, I experience the profound privilege of witnessing a woman hit her moment.

It’s what I live for. To connect a woman to the intricate, but deeply intuitive, practices that press her into living her time, her moment, her truth.

I’d love to hear from you, in the comments . . . Are you stuck, waiting on your moment for what feels like forever? Or, have you experienced a Moment, your moment – and if so, what do you think made it possible?

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  • Rosemary January 15, 2015, 9:18 pm

    My moment came last October. After coming home from visiting family in Toronto I knew I just couldn’t spend another winter in Canada. I’d been thru 6 gruling years of illness and divorce and my body and my brain screamed ” I must get out of here’. I didn’t know how I was going to make it happen but I started the wheels in motion that day. For 2 months I worked my ass off to make all the arrangements. Than on December 29th my 2 cats and I spent 5 days driving to Clearwater, Florida and we’ve been here for almost 2 weeks now.
    I was faced with so many challenges getting here but things have finally settled and I’m feeling more grounded again and I’m starting to enjoy myself.
    This whole journey is about reclaiming myself as a mature woman, nurturing myself and once again allowing joy and happiness into my life. I’m on way to where I want to be in myself. I wish that for every women especially those who are navigating the menopausal years. May you find yoursel!

  • Tiko January 15, 2015, 5:06 pm

    My moment is coming this year…I can feel it! 🙂

  • Katherine January 13, 2015, 10:00 pm

    Every moment is mine. 🙂 ox

    • SG Tahera January 15, 2015, 5:57 am

      Love your enthusiasm!!!! Go Goddess!!!!!

  • SG Sara January 13, 2015, 7:51 pm

    I feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime for my moment, my time to shine. I thought my moment might come after Mastery this past year, but it didn’t. I am unemployed and in a rather dire financial situation. It’s so damn hard, but I’m doing my very best to believe that the GPS has great things in store for me this year. I’m working on being ready to receive all the good that is on its way to me. I’m ready to receive my moment!

  • Suzi Banks Baum January 13, 2015, 6:44 pm

    Hmmm. That moment ignited in Mastery, was fed in Inner Circle and blazes on in me now. I stepped out from under the rock of motherhood and began to party where I am. I have developed a whole body of work around mothering and creativity and longing…the first commenter in this thread, “gwe”, is who I live for. All the women who feel they have their feet nailed to the floor. I wake up, make sure there are no nails in my feet and I start dancing.
    I wrote about this today on my blog post, having not read yours yet. I will go link to it now. Thank you Mama. Thank you for blazing so hot.
    Warmed and warming,

    S
    http://laundrylinedivine.com/9018/my-burning-question-quest-2015/

  • Barbara Kislak January 13, 2015, 5:26 pm

    My moment was on Sunday morning, January 11, 2015!
    Thanks to all of you (especially Regina and Mim) for not letting me hide and for sending me on my way to a new way of life. I am very grateful to all of you for the many ways you found to touch me and encourage me.
    Now I must grab the golden ring a move forward.

  • T. L. Cooper January 13, 2015, 2:45 pm

    I feel like I’ve been living on a high of moments for the past several years. Of course, I have an occasional low moment, but those just make me appreciate standing in my truth all the more. The moment I lifted the veil of trying to be the “better” someone else thought I should be and stepped into the truth of my core, I was suddenly the best me possible. As I move forward in life, I embrace the perfect imperfection and the imperfect perfection of who I am and use both to my advantage as best I can. Knowing this about myself frees me to explore and expand and love and live and smile… For me it was all about embracing everything I was trying to hide from the world because someone else told me it was unacceptable and then just opening my arms wide and saying “Here I am and I am enough.”

  • Yasmine M. January 13, 2015, 2:39 pm

    I’ve been in something of a rut after a breakup for a few months, and while things are definitely improving, I am often bombarded with astounding feelings of doubt and shame. I am waiting for and working for the epiphany that will catapult me once and for all out of my rut.

  • Sultry Moon Goddess Samantha January 13, 2015, 1:49 pm

    I’ve had a glimpse into what a true, out of this world moment is going to be like and I feel it coming! I believe and I am super excited about it! xo

  • SG Tahera January 13, 2015, 1:22 pm

    I feel like I’ve missed my moment.

    • Ruby Red January 14, 2015, 4:08 pm

      It’s just a feeling. There will be more.

      • SG Tahera January 15, 2015, 5:55 am

        Thanks My Grapefruit:-) That’s sweet and I desire to have more.

  • Jean January 13, 2015, 1:19 pm

    Moments come and go. Some are good, some not so much. We all know that this. No one likes enduring a bad moment. They are painful and difficult. So, I get concerned when popular culture teachers make a lot of money by selling the idea they can show us the way to not endure one unhappy moments a moment longer! In fact, if you’re in a bad moment, you might even begin to think something might be wrong with you for even having one, or for not getting out of it quickly. I too LOVE stories of how people are living in a wonder filled moment in their life like this songwriter. It reminds us all that wonderful moments really do happen, and we can’t always see when. But what’s not mentioned here is that “Nothing lasts forever.” Then what? You’re in another low. Do you sign up for another program? Frantically try to get to another good moment? Might we consider an alternative here? That perhaps what might be best sometimes is to seek out ways to better accept and deal with another of life’s “low moments.” Perhaps a motivational speaker is just what you need. Great. Go for it. But I find some of the best help from my older friends now in their 70s who have come to terms the fact life has high and low moments. That low moments are nothing to fear and flee, but to accept and get through. They teach me how to be patient and kind to myself while going through one. They help me remember that this is just a moment. It passes, like all moments do!

    • Ruby Red January 14, 2015, 4:07 pm

      I love what you wrote, Jean!

  • Esther Fink January 13, 2015, 12:29 pm

    My moment was when you Regina said at the end of Mastery,

    “Creation course is not for everyone”.

    I knew in that moment that it was for ME. To step out of my old conditioning and learn and share a new way of being a woman in this world.

    It’s the best thing I ever did. Much gratitude to you.

  • Jane January 13, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Sometimes the moment is not an isolated moment but a very looooong moment, say years. My moment started as an inkling in Mastery, then the whispers got stronger in Creation, and by the time I went to see the phoenixes at St. John the Divine, it was more like a SCREAM! That calling is to be the creator and no longer a passive onlooker in my life. To create every moment and maybe in the midst of that, to create something great that will forever change the world. And when I say years, I mean that sometimes these things have to be unpacked, especially for me. I’ve never leaped off the cliff (maybe now’s the time?). The months after CC have been rupturous as I judge even my moments of greatness with doubt, envy, swamp, denial. But this new year has brought about my commitment that I will choose and demand that I step into the role of creatrix, not matter what it takes…I will choose creation.

  • SG "INZY" January 13, 2015, 11:34 am

    A Moment:
    The oddest things happened to me in the final months of 2014 -out of nowhere and I attribute the changes in my life happening to my SG experience. The final month before I left my job (contract was not renewed) I was treated so badly by the people with whom I worked that I felt like I had no worth or value. Truly, in the dumps,
    So in early October I went to the mailbox (which I do infrequently) and pulled out a stack of stuff mostly junk mail. My usual procedure is to stand by my trash can and to rip up or cross out my personal information on the envelopes and then toss. There was a letter from the college where I had done my undergrad work, and I had not contacted them about moving to NYC nor did they have my email or phone, so I was really surprised. I “knew” it was to request money, but I thought maybe it was an announcement about someone who had died, or something related to the program I was in. To my utter surprise, it was a letter from the president of the university advising me that I had been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnae Leadership Award for 2015 for my professional and community accomplishments. I nearly fell over. I had been about to rip it up, but just by chance opened it.

  • Sherrie Huckelberry January 13, 2015, 11:31 am

    Why wait until some major event happens to have an awakening? Now is the moment…

  • cjar January 13, 2015, 11:27 am

    After years, and I mean y-e-a-r-s, of exploration, searching, seminars, self help books, hoping and goal setting, one day quite unexpectedly, I found my true purpose in the eyes of a terrified animal. I took that moment and ran with it without considering, weighing, or hesitation. I knew at the core of my being that I was connected to something larger than myself.
    Does this mean that the years of searching in directions without expected results were wasted? No! Every reach, attempt and stretch in a positive direction is leading to the miracle of discovery. Each step in the direction of pure intention is worth the journey whether a short stride, leaps and bounds, or the slow and steady walk toward success.

  • Holly January 13, 2015, 11:23 am

    My moment is here and getting bigger and better! I’ve been in my career for nearly 15 years and all my work has gotten a lot easier this last year and my income has more than quadrupled! I had a baby last July, a smart, funny, handsome boy. I’m also more in love with my husband of 7 years than ever. And we’ve had our challenges! I’m planning to take your course in March because I feel like I’ve arrived and I don’t want it to ever end! I feel this is just the start of my life. The sexy, successful, loving, juicy, powerful, spiritual life that I’ve always wanted. I think this has come about through the raw energy of pregnancy and motherhood. I’ve been unleashed by that and have had no excuses to not enjoy myself as much as possible and to bring joy wherever I can. I’m unstoppable! 🙂

  • SG Lovely Luscious 2whips (Ninna) January 13, 2015, 11:09 am

    I love that interview!!! I cried watching it! I brag stepping into a “moment” this past Creation weekend. The moment of hearing the call in my body to help another SG in her grief with pure divine knowing that I could offer assistance. I’m still digesting receiving that moment and have no doubts that moment has put me on a path to so many possibilities and opportunities. That moment made me realize all of the “work” I’ve done before then helped make that moment happen.

    Thank you Regena for stepping into your divine moments so that we can all step into our moments! XO

  • Amy January 13, 2015, 11:01 am

    Dear Regena,

    I know I am approaching that line. I am in the process of eliminating 95,000 emails that have accumulated in the past four years. I am up to only 59,000 to go, some of which are yours, that I have held onto.

    I am releasing the past, the former me, the one who procrastinates (but oh so adorably)! I know that the time is NOW. I can’t wait to see you at THE EVENT!!!

    With much Love,

    Here in Glenmont, awaiting frolicking Goddesses at the Mansion!

    Yours,

    SG Amazingly Amorous and Adorable Amy

  • SG Sue January 13, 2015, 10:55 am

    My biggest moment came the night my dad passed away. He was visiting me at my new apartment and had a heart attack. I had to deal with the entire thing on my own, including telling my mom that her beloved husband of 30 years died. It was at that point that I knew that no matter what bullshit life threw at me, I had it in me to get through it and survive it. It was a source of strength I never knew I had.

  • Meg January 13, 2015, 10:47 am

    Those moments come easily to me in my work. I see them, I feel them, I grab them with both hands and off I go.

    Personal life … not so much. And I’m not sure what is holding me back … except maybe me.

  • gwe January 13, 2015, 10:18 am

    I have had a moment, but it is long gone and I want more. As a single mother, with 2 boys, and no job, and an unknown future, I crave what you offer. How do I get from here to there??