Annapurna Woman Meggan Watterson
How do you start your day?
My sweet little man, Shai, shuffles into my bedroom. He’s my jammy-clad, five-year-old alarm clock every morning. He climbs into bed with me and curls up so we can spoon until it’s time to get him ready for school. I am a quintuple Scorpio…so my day has to start this way—with love. And it also has to start with water—a long hot shower or lavender bath really brings me into my body. Before I start writing, I do a soul-voice meditation to anchor my thoughts in love. And then I light a geranium scented candle. And feel that succulent reunion of body and soul in every word I hear from within.
What do you do when you are overwhelmed or stressed?
Anxiety or stress is my soul’s way of telling me through my body that I’m somehow out of alignment—that I’m somehow not listening. If I sense anxiety starting to hum, I do something to get me more fully in my body: dancing, the plank (anytime anywhere), or even just a long walk. And then once I feel less in my head, more in my heart, I do a soul-voice meditation to hear the message, the clarity that needs to come through.
What gives you the feeling of true bliss within?
Soul based intimacy, that delicious warmth of being fully held, my son’s hand in mine, a sentence that is so true it changes me just by reading it, that crazy-huge love the ladies in my life give me and let me give to them, the sweet relief I feel while walking on the ocean as it reminds me how small I am, and how humble I get to be, that feeling I get when I’ve been swimming for several laps and suddenly my stroke comes from the core and every muscle feels connected, unified, that sigh that can only happen when I forgive myself, or when I let love reach within me where it has never been before, that unhinged laugh that makes me feel wildly alive, makes me tear up and start coughing. Pure bliss.
What are you currently reading?
The last book in Deborah Harness’s All Souls Trilogy. It’s called, “The Book of Life.” Think Harry Potter meets Twilight but for adults not tweens. There’s a forbidden love between a hot vampire and a powerful witch. Time travel. Alchemy.
What are you listening to right now?
- Take Me To Church, Sinead O’Connor
- The Way We Touch, WE ARE TWIN
- Skinny love, Bon Iver
- You’ve Got The Love & St. Jude, Florence & The Machine
- Your Song, Ellie Goulding
- You Are All I see, Active Child
- She, Laura Mvula
What does nourishment look like to you?
Deep sleep. A balance of solitude to hear my soul, and community for the support to act on how my soul is moving me. Being fully in my heart, fully in my body. Really soaking in and embodying the love that comes from within.
How do you make space for play?
I’m the first to laugh at myself when I get too serious. Or trip. Or make some colossal mistake that I need to now learn from. Also, and maybe most importantly, I make a spiritual practice of loving myself fiercely. So if I’m feeling constricted or heavy, I just do what needs to be done in the moment to remember the light that I am. Levity, playfulness always ensues.
What are some favorite mantras you cling to?
Love, true love, means no longer waiting.
Please share some words of wisdom you’ve learned as a direct result of soulful and embodied living.
“True love is what you can choose to give yourself right now. Not perfectly, not constantly, but consistently and increasingly loving yourself no matter what is the most significant love story you’ll ever live out. You don’t have to find your beloved to become beloved. You just have to remember that you already are.” How To Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People)
About Meggan Watterson
Meggan Watterson is an author, speaker, and scholar of the divine feminine who inspires seekers to live from the audacity & authenticity of their soul. Her first book titled REVEAL: A Sacred Manual For Getting Spiritually Naked is described as "ignited prayer" by Eve Ensler, "life-changing" by Dr. Christiane Northrup, and "a blessing to the world," by Gabrielle Bernstein. Meggan is the co-author of How To Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships. She leads spiritual workshops & retreats around the world. She has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She lives with her young son and his imaginary goose, Goldie.
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