BEVERLY TAYLOR

Goddesses Share Their Secrets

What is success to you?
Success is a life where all cards are played with exuberance, and mental mastery results in work that one loves, in spontaneous play, and in mutual increase of joy and opportunities while interacting with others.  Success seeks lessons in challenges, recovers quickly from lowered states, and does not feel victimized.  Success is compassionate to its absence. Success is win-win.

What is magic for you?
Magic is a manifestation technology we can't pin down with physical camouflage logic, and results from doing the inner work of being human. I'm unable to imagine the magic it will take to restore the health of mother earth, as our predominant collective personal habits are not encouraging.

What is love for you?
Love is an inherent attraction towards union, an allurement, a choice we can make or block.

What makes your spirit glow?
Spirits naturally glow with life and vitality except when dimmed through poor choices of belief. I love to feel a strong body, an agile mind, a heart open in abundant connection with others.  I love to forget myself through wondrous immersion in nature's glories.

How do you stay centered in the middle of chaos?
When chaos reins I try to isolate the root cause, often checking the astrology for transpersonal factors or rarely consulting the I Ching, in both cases seeking guidance as to approach - is action or observation called for?  I try to act thoroughly and decisively yet owning my contribution to the problem.  If it's acceptance time, I hide out in a good book until contracting emotions settle down.  If I'm tired but wired, I drink passion flower vine tea for a week.

What cause/organizations are you passionate about?
I'm passionate about our unlimited abilities as powerfully creative humans to make health in our bodies and harmony in our experiences.  I'm thrilled with the mind's ability to reframe a situation and elicit a very different emotion, response and result.

If you could say on thing to the world what would you say?
"The world" must be so much larger than I can begin to imagine and thus I'm uncharacteristically without comment...

What has been the greatest as a mother you've learned?
As a mother I've learned that our children come to us for the initial programming that will be their life's foundation, and the pain of seeing some of my own youthful and not-so-youthful follies reflected in their adult lives is my main source of grief.

What is your beauty/health practice?
Health and beauty are best assumed to be so.  Health is a flexible physical frame capable of moving with confidence and agility, and internal organs happily processing the moderations and indulgences they are offered. Usually specific plants can help conditions which may arise.

Beauty is the glow of spirit through a healthy body.  Although I've never conceived the notion of having a beauty routine, I acknowledge certain vanities. I wear form-fitting clothes, cut my own forgiving mop of hair, scorn the notion of a bikini line, and have the hairs ripped out of my legs a couple of times a year. 
Since I turned fifty I've occasionally painted my toenails, regularly colored pale eyelashes with mascara, always laughed at wrinkles when putting on cream, and chuckled at whiskers whenever I remember to pluck.

I'm Beverly Taylor.  My partner Chris and I have just survived a seven year rebuilding gauntlet as "ownees" of a beautiful guest house (www.yelapacasaisabel.com) in the little tropical paradise of Yelapa, a town with no cars on a rocky hillside just an hour's boatride south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

I am a bodyworker.  My remaining project in the physical realm is the completion and educational distribution of a huge synthesizing wall chart probably entitled "Potent Bodywork - Anatomy, Biomechanics, Tensegrity, and Five Element Acupressure."