I am really feeling the potency of this Retreat Day and it's timeliness, nestled between Equinox and Easter Sunday, a time of new life, new beginnings and Love. You are warmly invited to join the circle wholeheartedly in trust and surrender, allowing yourself to be real, open, vulnerable and honest. It's such a blessing to be in sacred women circle in with women who offer themselves into the deep Feminine mystery, into the cauldron of Truth.
Winter has been a very explosive time for many (definitely for this one!). Much has been bursting to the surface to be seen, witnessed and held in Love. Many of my sisters are facing the depth of meeting the raw, unconscious pain held in the collective consciousness. In the rising of the Feminine we are being called to meet all that has been suppressed, denied, unmet and unloved. The Feminine has been denied for thousands of years during the patriarchal age. Such is the case that most women don't even know what it is to be 'truly' woman.
However, the tides are turning, Shakti is rising and consciousness is awakening through it's myriad of forms. In that, we are being asked to face all that couldn't be faced before in our humanity, to no longer negate or misuse the power of our sexuality, to dive deeply into all that She is in order to purify, heal transform. Only then can we serve and stand as Beings on this planet fully awake, fully alive & fully human. This is the resurrection of Mother Matter and the purpose for our existence, to know ourselves as Divinely Human.
The Feminine is our primary essence...we hold the power of life IN us. We are so close to Her that we are being called to know this reality intimately in us, as us. It is not a power that we must find outside and connect to - it is the power of Kundalini Shakti within. To discover that is to face the wound of being woman, She who has been stripped of her voice and her wisdom though the ages. It is to meet all that has been held down, denied and negated, to feel every-thing deeply, surrender to Her, to Life herself, to know our True Heart and let Love be our guide as we pass through this initiation. It really is a time of 'Bend or Break' as Aisha Salem aptly put it in her writing below called 'Black Mother Rising'... a powerful read.
It's no easy task, for in that we meet the pain, the pain of our separation, our humanness and the desecration of Mother. It hurts. Yet, for the planet to be sustained (and let's face it we are at crisis point), we must take responsibility and have the courage to know our true Power, Love and Wisdom.... face the internal fire and rise as 'Women of Love'.
We can easily go into overwhelm in feeling the depths. We have been taught that we have to 'do something', fix or change, rather than surrender to the turbulent, changeability of Life. Surrender is not something that can be taught, it is a willingness to drop your weapons and say 'Yes' to life, to Love, whatever the experience.
I have seen a strong survival mechanism taking place in my system as energy rises and surges, thus purifying the dark, unconscious layers of my Being and creating more space for Love. We have many developed strategies of coping, suppressing or avoiding what is 'uncomfortable' or 'too much' and I have seen these patterns rise strongly....probably more strongly than ever, so I can bare witness to these ways - they are coming to the surface to be worked out. One of the strategies has been to eat when not hungry or overeat to suppress / dampen down the experience of what is moving, what feels like a death. Of course, when we are identified with the body it will feel like we are dying. It's no wonder survival mechanisms kick in! Again and again I am asked to surrender to Her, dying to truly live.
It's no coincidence that I am called to write about Life rising as the season turns - energy is indeed rising. This week we crossed the threshold into Spring, marked by Spring Equinox. The sun is gaining strength, the days are getting longer and warmer. Blossom is on the trees, buds are bursting, seeds are germinating, Spring flowers are appearing, eggs are hatching and the animals are preparing to have their young. It is a time to run wild in the wind and celebrate life’s fertility. Time to break out and move forwards. It is an powerful time to take risks, strike out on our own, begin new ventures and make things happen.
This coming retreat day is an opportunity to welcome yourself home with the support of womb yoga, meditation, silence, menstrual cycle wisdom, dance, sound and ritual. We will take time to breathe in new Life, soften into ourselves, rest in the tenderness of the Heart, be in nature and simply be as we are, whether are roaring like a lion or purring, tenderly like a cat, or somewhere in between. The invitation is to dive into your Self, listen deeply and come together in truth, honesty and openness. With the support of the circle of women, we will drop into the ground of Being, gain clarity and a deeper understanding of the next steps ahead of us.
I look forward to being with those who feel the call. Please get in touch to book and ensure your place in the circle.
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'The beloved is calling you home in every experience. Embrace everything in the tenderness of the Heart.'
Black Mother Rising ~ a time of Bend or Break
In this time,
the Black Mother is Rising – More than Ever.
We are opened to hold,
to contain and pass states of hatred,
which are natural in Her rising,
in the meeting between Light and Matter.
It is the time of Bend or Break!
It is more Important than ever,
that we Step In,
willing to take Full Responsibility,
for what is rising in our inner spheres in this time.
To hold Everything,
within the full responsibility of Taking Care,
of our Selves and each other,
When we fail to do this,
to Hold responsibility for the surfacing of the Pains –
for that which needs to be held and healed,
for a Higher state of Maturity to arrive of us as Human/e Beings,
we find ourselves at the Brink of War with each other,
Endlessly Invited to attempt to find another perpetrator,
than the lack of our own surrender,
the lack of our own care to our individual and mutual healing.
We look for someone to blame for our pain.
This is not Truth!
We Must Die to Her
by stepping up to hold our selves in our pain and fear.
We must let the bypassing of responsibility,
The glorification of Divinity in the illusion of separation from our Humanity,
We must Take Responsibility,
for that pain and fear within us,
which is in such a State of Identification and Self/Truth-denial,
that we would rather turn on each other,
to keep and maintain our beliefs,
than to face directly the Tears of Hurt,
which are already Invisibly Flowing Down our Cheeks.
We Stand to Face Her and to Receive Her
In Her Proof of Our Living Divinity and Humanity as One.
We stand to Rise as Love in Matter,
to Hold Ourselves,
and end the projection outwards of that inner pain,
which makes it unbearable to be Vulnerable, to be Human, to be Here.
We Have to Face the Ruthless Scimitar of Her,
in Her Demolition of our Ignorance and Carelessness,
and Grow in our Love, Understanding and Patience,
by the holding and healing of our own wounds.
Before we have Faced the Healing of our own wounding,
we are unable to anything but act from them!
May All of This be Held in our Mutual Responsibility
of surrendering our own pain be Healed and Held
Spiritually, Emotionally and Mentally –
to lift All of Us to a Higher Maturity of Humanity.