CATALOG of TREASURES
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(Robyn's book: Go Only As Fast As Your Slowest Part Feels Safe to Go can be purchased directly at Amazon.com.)
Remembering and Celebrations Deck - $18.50
Set of 64 bookmark-size (2 1/8 x 5 1/2) cards.
You'll soon be able to walk with Robyn as she shares the story behind the Remembering and Celebration cards and reads the loving reminders found on each of the cards in the deck. You'll find that moments of silence between the cards give you time to listen deeply and let each reminder resonate in you. The recording will soon be available through the iTunes Store. If you are interested in receiving a notice of the release email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A brief clip is provided here.
Small Note Cards - 4"X5.5"
Set of Six - $12
Collection One - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes
Set of Six - $15
Collection Two - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes
Set of Six - $15
Collection Three - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes
Set of SIx - $15
Series One - Poster Cards (8.5"X11") of any of the 18 images above with Envelope - $7 each
Use drop down menu to select individual cards and return here to select additional Poster Cards.
Series Two - Poster Cards (8.5"X11") with envelope
The loving acceptance you so deeply hunger for can never reach you until you've learned to give that gift to yourself.
You ARE entitled to love yourself just exactly as you are right now!
You are ALWAYS doing the best you can in this moment. If you could do better, you would do better!
Practice being as gentle with yourself as you would be with anyone else you truly cared about.
Speak kindly and lovingly to yourself as much of the time as possible.
Listen in to your body and your belly feelings. Practice making room and safe space to feel ALL of your feelings.
When you feel sad, depressed or in grief, take time and space to fold inward to be with the aching and the tears until they're done. (They WILL be done, sometime!)
Listen to your angry, nasty, mean-spirited feelings - they tell you when something "not good for you" is going on!
When you feel scared or anxious, move more slowly, ask the frightened part what it would need in order to feel safe.
Go only as fast as your slowest part feels safe to go.
Remember that growth is a process, not an achievement. When you feel discouraged, take time to lovingly acknowledge how far you've already come...there is ALWAYS further yet to go!
Remember, too, that all life moves in cycles...what has been must often come apart before what is to be can come together.
When you're tired, rest! ESPECIALLY when there's "no time to rest."
Remember that rest is a sacred act - as significant, meaningful, productive and honorable as any other purposeful act!
When it gets hard, remind yourself that it's okay to be different!
Applaud all the baby steps along the way of your journey. Acknowledge the wonder of your persistence in the difficult times. Marvel at the miracle of your courage and your trust-in-the-process. DELIGHT IN YOURSELF AT EVERY POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY: YOU ARE A MAGNIFICENT WORK-IN-PROGRESS!
Tenderly - Every Moment
Tenderly, with so much love, I practice embracing myself in every single moment of my living . . .
I practice being really gentle with myself, in as many ways and as often as I possibly can. Because no matter how it appears, I am a delicate, vulnerable creature who needs and deserves to be treated with gentleness.
I practice talking kindly, tenderly and lovingly to myself as much of the time as I possibly can. Because only this sort of talking will encourage me to take the steps I need to grow and thrive.
I practice finding ways and places in which to make it safe to feel all my feelings, even though the world dismisses their value.
I practice reminding myself that rest is a sacred act: as meaningful, significant, productive and necessary as any other purposeful act. Because remembering this will help me to choose rest in a world that devalues fallow time or space.
I practice finding and telling myself only those stories that allow me to feel that it’s absolutely okay for me to be just as I am right now: a “work-in-progress” still continuing to grow, change and evolve. Because knowing this truth – that I can always feel okay about anywhere I am – is what gives me the courage and strength to take the risks that grow me.
I practice going only as fast as the slowest part of me feels safe to go. Because this is the only pace that is safe for me.
I practice listening to my body and my belly feelings. Because they always let me know what is so for me.
Tenderly - Times of Crisis
Tenderly, with so much love, I practice embracing myself in the difficult, trying edge-walking times of crisis . . .
When I’m feeling anxious, lost, afraid, isolated or overwhelmed, I remember to remind myself that I am never alone on this journey: the Grandmothers are always with me, no matter how it may seem in the moment.
When I’m feeling paralyzed with the fear of making a mistake, I remember to remind myself that every choice I make is the best one I can make with the knowing I have at this moment. I remind myself that no choice I make is ever a “mistake,” even when I later come to see my options differently. I remember that what I choose now is for now, I can reconsider and re-choose whenever, as soon as, and as often as I need.
When something doesn’t seem to be happening how or when I think it ought to, I remember to remind myself that it’s likely that the Grandmothers have a vision and a timing for the process that’s larger than my own limited view. I remind myself, in such times of frustration, both to have my rant and to practice surrendering (with trust) into the larger field.
When I’m feeling pushed or pressed, I remember to remind myself that no matter how it may seem, there is NO RUSH! I remind myself that I can always allow myself to move only as fast as the slowest part of me feels safe to go. And, I remind myself that this is the only pace that’s safe for me.
No matter what anyone else advises and despite whatever knowledge and authority they have or I have given them, I remember never to do anything that doesn’t feel absolutely right in my belly. I remind myself that I am always and forever the world’s greatest authority on me – when I listen to my belly.
When the story being told (by me or anyone else) makes me feel that I am bad, wrong, inadequate, shameful, or less than acceptable just as I am right now, I remember to remind myself that it can only be a lie. I remind myself to look always for the story that allows me to feel that it’s absolutely okay to be as I am right now, even as I am still a “work-in-progress” continuing to grow, change and evolve.
When what I’m doing (listening to) makes me feel anxious or stressed, I remember to remind myself that either it’s the wrong thing to be doing (listening to) or, it’s the wrong time to be doing (listening to) it. I remind myself that I always have my own permission to stop doing (listening to) whatever it is. So, I do stop: RIGHT NOW!
When looking ahead makes me feel anxious, overwhelmed or frantic, I remember gently to bring myself back to just this smallest “slice-of-now.” I remind myself that the “who” I am becoming as I journey through this “now” will always be better prepared to cope with what may come later.
Resting Card and Kit
RE-MEMBERING REST: A SACRED CELEBRATION
TO REST…To Take Time Out Of Time, To Stop All Talk And “Doing,” To Be Still, Empty
IS A SACRED ACT...As Essential As Breathing;
As Significant, Meaningful, Honorable, Productive As Any
Other Purposeful Action; As Critical, In This Moment, As Any Of The Other “More Important” Pulls That Make It Seem “There’s No Time To Rest”
OF PROFOUND NOURISHMENT AND SOLACE… A Gift One Gives One’s Soul, Spirit, Psyche, Body, Mind
And Heart; A Necessary Break In The Momentum Of Living Life From Our More Voluble Conscious Needs; A
Quiet Space In Which To Be Available To The Softer Voice Of Our Deep Self, Our Heart And Belly Wisdom
THAT REQUIRES COURAGE AND TRUST…In The Midst Of A Culture That Overwhelmingly Values More,
Bigger, Further, Faster, Now; In The Midst Of An Alternative Culture That Vibrates With The Anguished
Urgency Of Ending All The Poisonous Ways, Habits, And “isms” That Mortally Endanger Our Planet And
All Its Beings; In The Midst Of A Personal History That Usually Gives Priority To Creative Acts With More
Immediate, Tangible Outcome
GENTLE, DEAR BEING, REST YOURSELF, NOW
Emergency Resting Kit:
This Kit Is For Those Moments When You’re Too Tired Even To Figure Out How To Rest. It’s Also To Help
You Immediately To Begin The Practice Of Resting -“Stopping-The-World”- For Just Five Minutes,
Right Now! (And Maybe For Five Minutes Once Every Hour!?!)
Instructions For Use:
1. Take Phone Off Hook, Close Door (Use A Bathroom If There’s No Door To Close Where You Are).
2. Take Foam Earplugs And Press One In Each Ear. (It’s Helpful To Pull The Ear Away From The Head
As You Press The Plug In Place.)
3. Open The Packet Of Flower Petals And Dried Sage, Hold Under Your Nose.
4. Close Your Eyes.
5. Begin Breathing Deeply Into Your Belly.
6. Let Your Being Be Filled With The Sound Of Your Own Breath And The Scent Of The Forest And The
Flowers. Rest Well And Be Really Gentle With Yourself!
The "emergency resting kit" is a 2 x 2 ziplock bag containing a pair of foam ear plugs and filled with wildcrafted Ojai sage and dried petals from organically grown, pesticide-free roses.
Post Cards - Set of Six
In The Very Center Of The Heart Of The Long Abandoned
Child-Within Lies The Seed Source, The Birthing Place Of The Ancient One, The Mighty, The Protective Wise Woman Within Us All.
So It Is Only By Reclaiming And Lovingly Tending
The Vulnerability Of That Undernourished Child That We Come To Awaken And Reveal Our Greatest Power. And, In The Strength Of That Interdependence Acknowledged
Lies The Incredible Strength In Vulnerability.
Reaching Toward The Heart Of the Child, We Open To The Return Of The Great Mother: The Primordial, Powerful Female Energy We So Need To Heal Ourselves And Our Planet!
Be Kind And Gentle With All The Parts Of Yourself.
Move Only As Quickly As The Slowest Part Of You Feels Safe To Go.
Listen For And Embrace The Deep Inner Truths
Speaking Through Your Fearful, Angry And
Practice Sharing Your Truths Openly, Everywhere,
As If You Believe That Being Authentic Is What
Remember That Loving Yourself Unconditionally Is
A Revolutionary Act And That Acknowledging
Your Vulnerability Is An Act Of Power.
Help Create a Safer, Saner, More Loving World:
Hug And Speak Softly To Yourself Whenever You
Feel Sad Or Hurt.
Go More Slowly And Be More Gentle With Yourself
Whenever You Feel Fearful Or Anxious.
Listen Carefully And Take Yourself More Seriously
Whenever You Feel Angry Or Resentful.
Be Kind And Generous With Yourself Whenever
Your Best Isn’t As Open-Hearted Or Wonderful As
You Wish It Would Be.
Celebrate And Applaud Yourself Whenever You
Treat Yourself As Lovingly As You’d Treat Anyone
Else You Truly Care About.
Where The Sun’s Light Illuminates The Edge
Of Darkness, Rainbows Are Born.
Where The Loving Light Of Our Own
Compassion Illuminates The Darkness
Within, Healing, Wholeness and Peace
True Selflessness and Compassion Flow
Not So Much From Transcending
As From Abundantly Loving The Self…
May You Give Yourself (And The Rest
Of The Beings On The Planet) The Gift Of
Loving Yourself More Dearly And
Generously In The Days Ahead.
In Soft Whisperings From The Heart
The Child Within Offers You Always
The Thread of Your Truth…
May You Cherish That Child,
Trust That Voice And Weave That Thread Richly Into The Fabric Of Your Days.
Your “Mommy-In-My-Pocket” is an amulet for times of stress, doubt, fear, insecurity, uncertainty, agitation and any other moments when you might need to feel or hear the “Mommy Voice” of an inner, unconditionally loving Mother. Place her gently in the crook of your hand where your palm joins your fingers. Snuggle her head and belly into the places where your fingers touch each other. Curl your fingers softly around her. Breathe deeply into your belly. Take long slow breaths.
Feel the soft warmth of her radiating into your hand.
Listen for her speaking in your heart. She says: I love you, dear one. I am always with you. No matter what, I will never stop loving you. No matter what, I will never leave you. You are loveable just exactly as you are, in all your unfinished imperfectness.
Even though you may not feel it to be so right now, you are a growing, radiant being doing the very best you can in this very moment. It’s good to let yourself feel all your feelings, they will heal you. It’s good to let yourself pay attention to what your feelings and your body are telling you...even and especially when they are contradicting your thoughts…your feelings and your body are always telling you your truth.
It’s good to let yourself go slowly. It’s good to let yourself say, “no this doesn’t feel right for me,” …even when you can’t explain why. It’s good to let yourself be really gentle with yourself. It’s good to let yourself do what you need to do to take the very best care of yourself that you can…even when others may be disappointed with your choices. It’s good to let yourself be kind and soft with yourself when you feel afraid…even when there “really “ isn’t anything to be afraid of. It’s good to let yourself cry when you feel sad or frustrated. It’s good let yourself stomp and fuss when you feel angry or put-upon. It’s good to let yourself stop and rest when you feel tired or confused. It’s good to let yourself curl up under the covers when you feel afraid or overwhelmed. It’s good to let yourself know and ask for what you want…even when you think you may not get it after all. It’s good to let yourself be exactly how and where you are…even when you aren’t sure anyone else will like that! It’s good to let yourself just be!
These words are the text of a booklet that comes with the small polymer clay Mommy-In-Your-Pocket shown above.