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I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to reclaim lately. What it means, how it feels, why it matters.

The truth is, reclaiming is a bold process. It’s a way of saying – I need this and I deserve to have it now.

But it can also be a softer, more internal process.

During one of my recent Reclaim Your Rhythm online workshops, I looked up the definition of reclaim in the dictionary. I wasn’t surprised to read the “retrieve or recover something previously lost” definition. This makes a lot of sense and is an integral part of the reclaiming process.

But I was really drawn to another definition – “to bring under cultivation”.

This definition is technically meant for waste land or land that used to be under water, but I think it holds a larger resonance.

Bringing something under cultivation means paying attention to it, nurturing it, being curious about what might help it thrive.

And isn’t that what reclaiming really is?

I think both definitions are important, and in the process of reclaiming your rhythm you may go back and forth between the two – between external and internal, bold and soft, loud and quiet.

Retrieving is incredibly important, but it can also imply a lot of action and “doing”. There’s a time for that, and there’s a time for cultivation.

So pause for a moment – are you ready for bold clarity in your reclaiming or quiet gentleness? There’s space for both.

Warmly,
Maya

PS. Are you ready to reclaim your rhythm? Join me on Sunday February 10th for an online workshop – learn more here.