we create an unprecedented space for women to fully explore their power shadows.
We know of no other place in the world where it is safe for women to encounter all
realms of her powers, then revel in their embodiment.
As women, we are intimately familiar with the perpetrators and the victims within
ourselves and in our world. We may flip from judging ourselves for being "too weak"
or "too strong," then flog ourselves being caught in this cycle. In
Women In Power
, we seek to break the habitual victim/perpetrator
cycle and liberate the power held in this dynamic. We can use this freed power to
live with the full vitality, vibrant sexuality, and powerful action that is our
birthright as women.
Shamans stalk power through ritual, encountering large forces through sacred form.
This is the path we will travel, learning from what we fear most. As predator and
prey, the instinctive life-taking and life-giving forces live in each of us. Together,
Women In Power
we take crucial and radical steps into the shadows of our personal and collective
psyches to reclaim the power that lies there in waiting.
"Healing: It ain't pretty, but it can be beautiful." — Terri Nash, healer and midwife
We believe that freeing our Inner Predators will help us access power to work with these painful issues:
The rampant diagnosis of depression in women
An inner critic who always finds your "flaws"
Never having a place to express the powerful self you sense inside
Getting stuck in arguments you never seem to win
Not standing up for yourself
- Abuse of children
Hiding or distorting your sexual vibrancy
Abuse of women
Corporate glass ceilings and lip service to equality
Raping of the land for oil and profit
Poisoning of our rivers, our foods, our soil, and wildlife
Racial profiling and murders
Incarceration of millions
Abuse of political power locally and globally
Enslaving people in sweatshops
30,000 children dying each day of starvation in a world of abundance...
What keeps you from stepping fully into your power to defend what is sacred to you:
your children, your body, your work, your community, our earth, your wildest, craziest
dreams? We believe that the clear voice of women in their loving power is essential
to the healing of the world. We need all of us now at this crucial moment in the
life of humanity, a time deep ecologist Joanna Macy calls "The Great Turning."
ever been called witch, bitch, ball-buster, or butch when you showed your strength?
Have you ever had to choose between a lover or your power? Have you been silenced
by your own demons? Shamed by a culture that taught, "Nice girls stay small"? Scared
away? Overwhelmed? Under-supported?
us advocate for non-violence, using our power in partnership with others, seeking
peace. We keep in shadow our inborn force for destruction, our inner Kali who dances
with a belt of skulls around her waist. We have a fierce and mighty Mother Bear
in us is ready to defend and protect all we love, yet we keep her behind bars. We
muffle intelligent sharp voices and crush our own wild spirits.
stay loyal to our solemn promises never to be like the abusers in our lives, do
we depress ourselves? With a seemingly big heart, many of us choose to wound ourselves
long before we would risk wounding another. What patterns of violence against ourselves
persist because we hold to these ancient vows: I'll never be that brutal; good girls
hide their fury; real women lead from gentleness.
Fearing our own fury, the myth of a women's "murderous rage," we restrain ourselves.
But the tooth and claw of the Alpha She-Wolf seeking food for her young serve life.
She is good, and she lives in us.
A woman in touch with her own inner predator consciously understands the true vulnerability
of the prey, the delicacy of life. Standing fully in her power, she can act with
love and balance on behalf of life.
process stalks, greets, understands, liberates and integrates archetypal predator
energies. We find this gold in the depths of our own psyches. We consciously welcome
these life forces to give power to our authentic selves. We can then choose to enact
this power to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our world, blessing all
that is sacred to us with renewed depth, clarity and intention.
When we do this healing work in our circle, we are blessed to create a community
of women walking this path of loving power together.
Something important for you to be aware of: Women In Power is a cauldron for initiation. This is
not the co-created container that we women often generate together.
It is a highly structured form where our leaders intentionally hold the mystery for
the duration of the weekend. This invaluable and rare work accesses the predator
energy in a deliberate, courageous, and shame-free environment. (Did we mention
that it could also be fun too?) Please choose carefully for yourself.
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