One of the lost teachings of the Sacred Feminine in our society is the love and reverence for our Sacred, life giving bodies. We live in a culture that idolizes thinness and somehow our brains get trained to believe if we are not a certain size or weight, we are then not beautiful. We are setup to be in war with our bodies, as though it is a separate entity we must dominate. We treat them like prisoners, telling them what to do, be, when, how and where rather than operate within a sacred union with them.
I believe we have missed the mark, and lost the message. We are getting our wires crossed thinking that these obsessive thoughts of perfection, thinness and weight loss are what’s important. The obsession and even addiction to thinness is showing up as body hatred and low self-esteem in our young girls and in our women populations in alarming and growing numbers.
Body hatred and the addiction to thinness are code words that we have lost connection to our fiery, Feminine souls. We do not really hate our bodies, we don’t even know them and we don’t feel fat. Fat is not a feeling! Usually we feel anxious, despair, or out of control and we then turn on the body and blame Her as though she were the culprit for those feelings. The reality is our pain body is triggered through an outside circumstance, maybe a breakup or a failed interview and we suddenly feel the terrible fear that we are unlovable or unworthy. Now, guess who gets the blame? Yup, your body! We don’t go to the source of the wound and sit with it; instead we shift our attention away from what is occurring within the body and focus on the outside aspects of the body such as size and shape as the problem. We think “If only were nine pounds lighter, maybe he would have loved me” or “God I’m fat, it’s probably why I didn’t get that job” and that somehow translates to us believing that losing those nine pounds will make us loveable and worthy.
We then look in the mirror and focus on the parts of our body we hate and go on an abusive rampage and plan the next fourteen day diet and fitness bootcamp. We believe thinness equals success, control and power and that attaining thinness will mean we are worthy, loveable and adequate. We do this in the name of distracting away from the true deep inner wound that is still sitting inside, we are living without connection to our feminine souls. It’s an illusion, a metaphorical and destructive pattern we must break.
What is truly occurring is a desperate grasp for control when our feminine, tribal soul is rattling the cage inside. She wants out of the cage and into your life but we have forgotten that she even exists and that we’ve caged her up. Or we are simply terrified of what she’d do to our lives if we’d set her free. Let’s stop the madness ladies, not just for ourselves but for our young girls who are watching us. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty where the true discomfort lies…our souls are calling for freedom and for connection and she won’t take no for an answer anymore. The lost feminine Goddess is awakening and she is showing up as anxiety, as restlessness, as a feeling of terror, and a spinning sensation of being out of control. She is showing up as weigh pre-occupation, eating disorders and body hatred. She is calling to you through depression or unknown heavy sadness that we don’t understand. Your soul is calling for release and freedom, she wants into your life and now!
So, I invite you this week to reach your hand out to that Feminine Goddess /Tribal Woman within and take her hand. Let her know you hear her and a willing to begin unlocking the cage she has been trapped in for years.
A Sacred Art Practice for the remembering the Sacred Body.
Go outside and take a walk with your body. This is not about calorie burning, it is about being in union with your Sacred Body. Imagine she is a Wise Women, a Grandmother of the Tribe, and she is trying to teach you and guide you. Can you listen to her? Can you let her guide you rather than trying to control and dominate her? What does she say? What does she want to tell you? What feelings does she have and why are they important for you to know? What are they trying to tell you and guide you? How does it feel to follow her lead and walk beside her?
Now imagine transforming into the Sacred and Wise Grandmother within your body, step as out in the world as her. Keep walking as your Sacred Self in your Sacred Body. Notice what it feels like to walk in union and in honor of your body rather than in dominance and command of your body. Just be with her in union and enjoy the outdoors.
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Enjoy my friends!
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