Joy in the MidstA woman approached me today with a lovely smile, which I thanked her for, as it uplifted me in my daily routine.
In response, she said she used to smile more, but not any longer, because she recently caught her husband cheating on her. She felt her capacity to love in relationship had been crushed.
We chatted a moment about that, and how no matter what her husband of 48 years had done, he could not 'take' her joy from her. She could; however, give it up if she wanted, but at what cost.
She chose to continue smiling, and left me swinging her arms and embracing the cool fall day.
Much is surrounding us that seems so bleak and devastating, and yet, it will always come back to our capacity for resilience and sharing our personal joy.
Posted on: 2018-10-29 16:30:51. Comments
Wholistic Alternatives Blog January 2012http://wholisticalternatives.blogspot.com/
Posted on: 2012-01-27 19:45:44. Comments
Special Interview with Ai Gvhdi Waya (Eileen Nauman)Follow this link to listen to a really good interview of my teacher, Ai Gvhdi Waya on 'X' Zone Radio.
Posted on: 2009-01-20 17:47:14. Comments
In the beginning....Gotta start somewhere, so I am diving into the world of blogging with both feet. Hopefully, there is water.
Something that has come into my awareness, strengthened and taken root there, is the suppression of being female in our western culture.
I have been teaching adults for nearly 35 years now, and I have been more than concerned with the volume of adult women who have become increasingly removed from their most powerful attribute, menstruation.
Yes, menstruation is one of THE most powerful attributes of being a woman, and yet, in our culture, women go out of their way to suppress, and completely eradicate this precious gift.
Consider this: Women's energy is inextricably linked to the earth and lunar cycles on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. It is through the rich connection between a woman's body and the earth that energy is channeled. Breaking this connection actually violates natural laws governing this planet.
Women have been separating from from their bodily functions for decades now, but never at the voracity and pace of the present day. Fueled by myths perpetuated by modern culture, women no longer honor or respect the many vital energies of their sacred bodies.
Most women I have interviewed view their bodies so poorly, and with such distaste, one wonders how we have even made it this far as a species. Add in menstrual cycles, and women simply don't want any part of it.
Few women honor the lunar cycles in their menstrual cycles and flow. It has become rare indeed to find a woman who recognizes the connection between the new or full moon phase, and her ovulation and menstrual cycles. When a woman is fully present, fully aware of her body, and fully in alignment with her being, she will ovulate on the full moon, and menstruate on the new moon. Following the lunar cycles between action and direction, and introspection and rest.
The mass disconnection of the feminine energies from the earth may well play a significant role in the current upheaval of earth and planetary weather, volcanic, and earthquake phenomenon. Removing or suppressing a woman's connection to these earth energies disrupts a fragile system of balance.
What can be done to shift this trend from stark abhorrence of being a woman, to grace, love, nurturing, honoring, and reverence for all aspects of being female?
Simple awareness may be all it will take to stem the tide of female self-abuse. Awareness of the larger picture - that of potentially global consequences from severing our feminine energies from our sacred Mother Earth.
Awareness of the sacredness of our female form and function, and understanding that our purpose energetically may be of far greater importance than we ever imagined.
Posted on: 2008-08-03 18:57:19. Comments