Our crisis is the birth of a universal humanity capable of
co-evolving with nature and co-creating with spirit. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard
Since the beginning of human civilization women healers honored and observed the sacred cycles of nature, time, and spirit. Women healers served their communities through midwifery, spiritual healing, nutritional and herbal healing, massage, hands on healing, prayer, ritual, dance, song, music, toning, and dreaming. Wise women healers offered healing support for their communities through ceremony and nurturing care from birth to death, from “womb to tomb”.
The healing ways of women have been demonstrated in every culture around the globe by traditional women healers, herbalists, and midwives. Women have been practicing the arts of midwifery and healing for thousands of years. In earlier human culture, women healers were honored for their sacred feminine healing arts. In times of oppression, patriarchal religions have targeted women healers and midwives.
Women have always gathered together during times of hardship, illness, menstruation, and birthing. In traditional cultures around the globe, female healers are an integral part of the community, and arose out of the community of women, through gaining experience and respect. Traditional midwives learn their healing craft from elder women in the community, often a mother, grandmother, aunt, or neighbor, thus weaving a web of women’s wisdom that connects the community of women and holds together the whole tribe of men, women, and children.
The traditional female healer blends knowledge of herbs and midwifery with cultural and cosmological beliefs. The interweaving of art, science, and spirituality creates a holistic model of care that nurtures and empowers the body, mind, and spirit. There are women healers and midwives from every culture around the world.
She is known as the village healer, priestess, herbalist, midwife, wise woman, or shaman.
She is the South African sangoma, the Hispanic curandera, the South Asian dai and Dyamaju, the Mayan granny healer, the Appalachian granny midwife, the French sagefemme, the Japanese samba, and the Polish babka.
Midwifery is the healing art of being ‘with woman’ and healers of the sacred feminine are the true midwives.
Women's healing arts are founded upon a deep connection to nature and an honoring of the human body. Women’s sexuality is valued as a healing, empowering, vital, and integral power.
It is time for all humans to awaken to the experience that we are co-creators of our life, reality, and universe.
Each thought, feeling, action, intention, and prayer you make influences your world, your health, your body, your children, and your planet. We are all part of one world, one universal womb, one universal family, and each breath we take is a biodynamic interchange with the holographic matrix of living energy.
The time is now to spiral to the next stage of evolution, beyond procreation of humanity and nature vs. nurture. It is now the age of co-creation with nature, spirit, love, and consciousness for the birth of a new paradigm of healing, birthing, living, and learning.
"Female shamanism is based in the blood cycle."
- Vicki Noble
The blood mysteries are the sacred rites of passage in women’s sexual life cycle. The biological and psycho-spiritual changes of menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and menopause bestow feminine wisdom, spiritual and physical health, and sexual empowerment through the body. Women healers have long honored the sacred feminine healing powers of the Blood Mysteries, as sacred and powerful life transformations.
The blood mysteries are the catalysts for evolutionary feminine transformation on multidimensional levels of being. Women experience physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and spiritual changes through these rites of passage. Women are more easily able to access the spirit world through dreams, intuition, and trance during the times of menstruation, birth, and sex. This altered state of consciousness can facilitate healing, wisdom, and transformation.
Sexuality and spirituality are deeply interconnected, and ecstatic consciousness is a portal to the personally touch the divine nature of the universe. Ecstasy is a natural state that can be reached through meditation, dance, bodywork, music, drumming, and ritual, as well as through sacred sexuality and the Blood Mysteries.
It is within these these three natural states of bio-energetic transformation that a women is more open to spiritual awakening. During these times, the endocrine system creates powerful changes the body, including changes in the pineal gland and activity. Through menstruation, fertility, birth, and sacred sexuality, women naturally access the ecstatic states for divine love and healing transformation.
When our cycles our interfered with through medical, pharmaceutical, and toxic practices, women lose the ability to access their Sacred Feminine spiritual expansion and lose physical vitality and health. There is a cultural attack upon women's mysteries beginning with the shame and manipulation of menarche and menstruation.
Our culture today systemically attacks every stage of a woman's sexual cycle. Through PMS, toxic menstrual products, and pain relieving medications as well as shame inducing corporate media and advertising young girls and women are brainwashed to resent and hide their moon-cycles. The natural cyclical wisdom of fertility is manipulated through birth control pills, implanted contraceptives, and female sterilization. The powerful experience of childbirth is controlled through pharmaceuticals, anesthesia, and interventions in childbirth. The wisdom of the wise woman is lost due to the epidemic of hysterectomies and hormone replacement therapy.
It is time to honor, celebrate, and experience the Sacred Feminine Mysteries of the Womb once again! To teach our children to honor their bodies, to hold sexuality as sacred, and not manipulate their reproductive systems. To keep our wombs intact, to track our natural fertility cycles, to celebrate our moon-blood as healing elixir of life, childbirth as a shamanic rite of passage, and the integrity of the female body and spirit.
Women’s cycles are a deep source of connection to nature. The menstrual cycle is guided by the moon; the lunar cycles influence the tides of the oceans and women’s wombs. We experience the cycles of nature physically every day, the cycle of the day and night, the moon cycle, the solar cycle of the seasons, and we experience natural cycles within our bodies, the lifecycle, dreamcycles, the menstrual cycle, and the birth cycle.
All of nature flows in cycles. Following the cycles of the sun and moon give us understanding of the ebb and flow of our inner cycles. Consciously connecting with the elements of earth, air, fire, and water create a practice of healthy balance and intimate trust in nature. Feeling the vibrational nature of all life from the celestial sky to the millions of cells in our bodies guides us to awareness of the infinite nature of life and the expanses of the soul.
Open your awareness to the beauty and perfection of the cycles of life mirrored in nature and our bodies. Celebrate the feminine rites of passage. May we remember our integral nature and strength to reclaim our inner codes of ecstatic consciousness, spiritual transformation, and sacred healing.