Everyday GODDESS: Alexa Linton

Alexa-Bellyfit6A modern day cowgirl with a mission, Alexa Linton is known for lighting up her world and her clients with her infectious personality, bold coaching style and her secret sauce, the BodyTalk System. A fire-starter by nature, there is nothing Alexa loves more than seeing people light up from within and their lives change as a result. It is Alexa’s big mission to help people find their fire and truly live a life they love.


What does being an Everyday Goddess mean to you?

It absolutely means stepping out of your comfort zone and showing up powerfully and authentically in your life, finding the yumminess and magic in every moment and moving ever towards a deeper state of both embodiment and transcendence. It means learning from every moment, embracing it all, receiving the nourishment from each and every experience. But, most importantly, it means being a mirror to other women on their journey – to live and model what is possible, a life full of goodness, play and love, a life that is greater than imagined.

Inspiring our sisters to act, to believe in their dreams and to see themselves as the fine and fabulous beings they are, is perhaps the most vital gift of being an Everyday Goddess. Imagine the ripple to their children, relationships, careers, friendships when they begin seeing themselves in this kind of light.


At what age did you awaken to the presence of the Divine Feminine and would you describe it as a sudden awakening or a gentle unfolding?

For years I unknowingly fought against the Divine Feminine. I was deeply entrenched in the masculine and not the healthy kind, constantly in a state of inner conflict and outer competition and controlled by my inner judge, people pleaser and perfectionist. My greatest teacher in the ways of the Divine Feminine arrived in a rather unexpected form a little over a decade ago, as my beautiful horse Diva. She lives up to her name in many ways! Through the perfect combination of tough love and gentleness, and the rest of the universe lending a helping hand, I began the slow and steady process of awakening my Divine Feminine. I’m not sure I would call it a gentle unfolding, but more so many sudden awakenings enroute!


What roles in your life had to transform in order for you to live authentically?

What a great question! The one that comes to mind right away is my role as leader. I had decided that leadership looked like toughness and control, even criticism and of course, big and often impossible expectations. It was a “I know what's right and you have no idea” leadership style, so disempowering for myself and others. When my horse Diva came into my life, she made it abundantly clear that this outdated and ineffective way of being in the world was not going to work for either of us. The transformation to an empowering leader has been a remarkable one, allowing me to help others find their strengths and gifts through being open, vulnerable and authentic. This transformation is still occurring in small, beautiful ways every day. And it was the first transformation of many!


What have been some of the greatest inner gifts you’ve experienced since stepping into your feminine power?

If I was to cut right to the chase, which I will, the biggest gift has been getting comfy in my own skin as a woman. I realize now that when I first started learning body work for horses over a decade ago, that I was completely out of my body almost all of the time. I'd decided somewhere along the line that it was easier to live in my head rather than feel. The horses let me know in no uncertain terms (they wouldn't let me get near them) that that was not a great way to go through life and continue to be barometers for how grounded and present I am! When you’re in your skin, life just gets so much more full and so much richer as you’re able to experience the full spectrum of feeling and life becomes a sensual experience.

The ripple effect of this one gift, of recognizing myself as a sensual, sensitive and beautiful woman, is all over my life and has translated to thousands of woman. For a woman to see herself as she truly is and feel at home and safe in her body is, in my mind, a gift for not only her, but her entire world. Once she is grounded in the knowing that she is safe, supported, capable and powerful beyond measure there is nothing that can stop her!


Can you share some of your favorite sacred feminine rituals?

Absolutely! As a fiery sort of individual, one of my most important rituals is dance. I gotta do it! Latin dance is my current fave – I just love the surrender and the fluidity not to mention all of the shimmer and sparkles! I perform with a team called Sabor Asi, literally meaning the flavour and I can’t wait for our Monday night practices. I balance the choreography out with Five Rhythms, ecstatic dance or “flailing” as I like to call it. Just letting my body move me into opening and release whatever way it wants to. Yum!

As well, riding and working with Diva drops me into an incredible space of centeredness and meditation. When you connect with an animal in this way all else drops away and you are just fully engaged. I call it the Divine Ride and it is truly magic.


Is there a particular Goddess that you are intimately drawn to and why?

The goddess I resonate with most and always have is Kali. My journey on this path has been all about revealing my shadow and shining the light on the areas of myself that scare me, to open myself up more and more despite perceived struggles or potential loss. I work constantly with the interplay between life and death, endings and beginnings, holding on and letting go and am forever fascinated by this dance. Kali, represents for me the ability to dance through life, through all the changes it brings, all the moments that we might want to label as “good” or “bad”. She shows us how to be completely alive through it all, to embrace the ride and to stay in the heart no matter what.


Is there a personal message that you would like to share with women?  

Absolutely. I would tell them that the process of awakening to your divine feminine is well worth the work! It will more than likely be a little uncomfortable and you'll get pushed to your edges time and again. Trust the process as your body knows how it all needs to unfold. Sometimes all it takes is just getting out of the way and letting it happen. And always remember to ask for help. This journey was never intended to be made alone and you are so worthy of all the support you require and more!

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