Image: Natalie Benhayon. Photo Source: Iris Pohl via Natalie's Facebook page.
If there's one woman who has inspired me to be the woman I am today, it would have to be Natalie Benhayon. (There are lots of other women too,... and perhaps I'll write about them in time!, but today's shout out is for Natalie!)
I first heard Natalie present on a recording I purchased through Universal Medicine's website in 2011.. It was on the ovary massage that Natalie specialises in. From the very first few words she spoke, I was deeply moved. The quality of her voice stopped me in my tracks, it was a mixture of being soothing, but also calling me to attention. It spoke to something deep within me, and as my body began to register what was being presented, I settled deeper in my body.. and my ovaries began to ache. At this stage, Natalie would only have been 21 years old.
I don't remember the exact details of the presentation, but the overall gist of it was that our ovaries hold energetic imprints of how we live as women... and what is going on with them (i.e. painful periods) is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves as women and how we live. I learnt more valuable information in that short presentation than I did my whole however many years at school.
Over the years since then I have seen Natalie present at a range of different events - women's groups, to groups of 400+ at retreats, festivals and community events. She delivers power-packed presentations each and every time. She does not skip a beat.
I have gained such valuable insight, and a very true reflection, of what it is to be a woman living in her essence - not succumbing to the pressures of society, to my own ideals and beliefs, to others expectations of me, not being put off by jealousy and comparison. I've learnt how to care for myself and be with myself in a way that honours me - I've learnt what it actually is to honour me! I've learnt that I am deeply precious, sensitive and delicate... but that is not weak, meek & mild, or fragile... in fact the opposite! Natalie radiates love. She expresses herself in full and does not hold back - and I am so deeply inspired by her.
Recently she stayed in my home for a couple of nights. From the moment she arrived, we very much knew she was in the house. In fact, 15 minutes before she arrived I could feel her coming. She lifted the quality of our home for the time she was with us, just by being in her essence, in our home. This is the absolute power of what living as a connected woman can be. After Natalie left, every time I used the bathroom that she had been using during her stay, I felt her still in it... her absolute divine quality, still there. That is one massive imprint!
Natalie is pioneering the way for Women's Health. In her very simple analogies and presentations, she is teaching us that it's ok to be sexy, but not objectified... to express ourselves, to be all that we are, to not be afraid of jealousy, to live as connected women. She has taught me how to be responsible for my choices and how they impact my body. She has supported hundreds of women world wide to deepen their relationships with other women. To look at our own jealousy and comparison issues.
I know the profound impact she has had on my life, and I see it in the women around me that have also been inspired by her - as they get more gorgeous every day, letting themselves shine and absolutely going for it!
Nat B is definitely one to watch...
A few of Natalie's projects are listed below.
Esoteric Women's Health
Our Cycles App
Women in Livingness Magazine
Girl to Woman Festival
& a Biography of Natalie can be found here: