Sacred Woman A Guide To Healing The Feminine Body Mind And Spirit

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Sacred Woman

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The twentieth anniversary edition of a transformative blueprint for ancestral healing—featuring new material and gateways, from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls “This book was one of the first that helped me start practices as a young woman that focused on my body and spirit as one.”—Jada Pinkett Smith Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.

Womb Awakening

Womb Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Azra Bertrand,Seren Bertrand
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Rediscover the lost ancient mystery teachings of the Cosmic Womb • Explains how each of us has a holographic blueprint of the Womb of Creation, our spiritual Womb • Offers practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb, experience the Womb of God within, and activate the Womb’s sacred magic of creation and manifestation • Looks at the power of the moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness • Explores how the lost Womb mystery teachings were encoded in folk and fairy tales, the legends of the Holy Grail, and the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia • Includes access to three guided Womb Awakening audio journeys The Ancients lived by a feminine cosmology of creation, where everything was birthed and dissolved through a sacred universal Womb. Within each of us, whether female or male, lies a holographic blueprint of this Womb of Creation, connecting us to the Web of Life. By awakening your spiritual Womb, the holy of holies within the temple of your body, you can reconnect to the transformative energy of Womb Consciousness and reclaim your sacred powers of creation and love. Drawing on mythical and spiritual traditions from almost every culture, Dr. Azra and Seren Bertrand reconstruct the moon-based feminine mystery teachings of a lost global Womb religion, tracing the tradition all the way back to the Neanderthals and beyond. They explore how these teachings were encoded in the symbolism of folk and fairy tales; the legends of the Holy Grail; the traditions of Mary Magdalene and Sophia; the maiden, queen, and crone archetypes; and the teachings of alchemy and the chakras. They show how sages and shamans across the globe all secretly spoke of the Cosmic Womb and the sacred creative powers of Moon Blood. The authors look at the power of the Moon and its connection to sacred Womb Consciousness, offering meditations and practices to help awaken your spiritual Womb and activate its sacred magic of creation and manifestation. They explain how to activate the energetic gateways of the Womb and merge the heart and Womb to make sexual union the highest sacrament of love. Revealing how we must reconnect with the Divine Feminine to rebirth the Divine Masculine and restore balance to our world, they show how, as we reawaken the powerful ancient path of the Womb Mysteries, we help return our world to harmony with the wild, untamed creative flows and cyclical rhythms of the cosmos.

You Are a Goddess

You Are a Goddess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophie Bashford
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Discover the goddess energies that lie within you and are guiding your life, with the ten goddess archetypes in this book. Discover How the Goddess is Guiding Your Life. You know 'the Goddess' as a divine feminine figure of myth, art and faith - but are you aware that, in truth, the Goddess is a life force that lives in you? Did you know that your multi-faceted experiences of life as a woman are influenced by Goddess consciousness? Do you sense that you have a hidden feminine energy that longs to be seen, accepted, valued - and used for a healing purpose? In this highly engaging and stirring book, leading intuitive Sophie Bashford takes you on a journey to meet nine Goddess archetypes, which will help you to: * understand the many ups and downs, emotions and cycles of your life through the 'eyes of the Goddess' * discover how the Goddesses can ignite your spiritual growth and uncover your feminine healing gifts * learn how to work with each Goddess for self-healing, positive inner change and empowerment * get in touch with a divine feminine support and healing system comprising nine archetypes - including Kali, Mary Magdalene, Aphrodite and Isis Sharing intuitively channelled messages, beautiful guided meditations and moving personal experiences, Sophie leads you into safe territories where your darkest fears can be healed, your deepest dreams awakened and your entire life transformed.

Goddess Power

Goddess Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabella Price
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Feminine Empowerment Path of the Goddess: At the dawn of religion, God was a Woman. The Divine Feminine is known by innumerable names and symbol-rich manifestations across the world's cultures. Throughout the ages the Goddess has been honored and worshiped as the Virgin Mary, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Diana, Kuan Yin, Kali, Oshun, Athena, Pele, Sarasvati, Demeter, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, to mention just a few. Many conceptions of the Goddess are mysterious and seemingly paradoxical. Yet at its source, the Divine Feminine is one. I Am (With) Her takes you on a fascinating and, at times, surprising journey into the enduring essence of the Divine Feminine. Inside this book you will learn: • How the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration • The importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the "masculine" and the "feminine" archetypes • That the notion of God as archetypal "Sky-Father" is fairly recent in Western culture • Why the wisdom of the Goddess/Sacred Feminine has been ignored, distorted, and oppressed for centuries • How archetypes, mythic narratives, and qualities of Goddesses are alive within you and how they reveal intimate truths about yourself and others • How Goddesses can serve as empowering guides in your personal and professional life • Why especially black Goddesses/dark-skinned Mothers (e.g., Kali or Black Madonna) are a powerful symbol and catalyst for change in our times, both individually and collectively • And much, much more!

Womb Wisdom

Womb Wisdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Padma Aon Prakasha,Anaiya Aon Prakasha
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Tools to awaken the creative powers of the womb • Contains exercises to open the womb’s energetic pathways, release toxic emotions, and harness creative potential • Reveals how the womb’s energies are crucial for the spiritual shift of 2012: birthing a new civilization • Shows how the awakened womb can also bring about male spiritual transformation In the past and in present-day indigenous traditions, women have known that the womb houses the greatest power a woman possesses: the power to create on all levels. Utilized in the process of giving birth, this power of creation can also be tapped in the birth of projects, careers, personal healing, spirituality, and relationships. However, because the womb stores the energetic imprint of every intimate encounter--loving or not--the creative voice of the womb is often muffled or absent altogether, affecting the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of women and their relationships. Drawing on sacred traditions from ancient India, Tibet, Egypt, Gnostic Christianity, and Judaism, the practice of Womb Wisdom empowers women to become aware of the intuitive voice of the womb outside of pregnancy and the moon cycle to unlock this potent inner source for creativity, birthing the new conscious children, spiritual growth, and transformation not only for themselves but also for their male partners. The authors include exercises to clear the past, release toxic emotions, open the womb’s energetic pathways, activate the sacred sensual self, bring balance to relationships, and harness creative potential. Including intimate, individual stories of women experiencing the opening of the womb, this book also explores the forgotten sacred sites of the womb around the world as well as how the womb’s energies are crucial to birth a new civilization in the spiritual shift of 2012.

The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman

The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine R. Page
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438020
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How to enhance well-being by reconnecting to sacred womanhood • Shares ways to embody the power, wisdom, and compassion of the Great Mother • Reveals a woman’s purpose is to give birth not only to new life but also to new levels of consciousness • Shows how female illnesses represent a disconnection from our true identity as women Four thousand years ago, women were seen as living representatives of the Great Mother, whose cyclical and potent energy gave birth to all existence. Today, this sacred awareness has been lost or distorted, causing a collective amnesia among women around the world. However, there is one symbol of the Great Mother’s loving presence that has remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years: the physical body. Its curves, sensuality, softness, and monthly flow are constant reminders of this deep loving connection. When illness appears, especially within the breasts and fertility organs, a woman is being reminded to return to her pure and sacred identity, where death and birth are essential for growth and love flows without expectations. Combining more than 30 years’ experience in health care with in-depth research into the history and mythology of the divine feminine, Christine R. Page, M.D., reveals that women are the foundation of the birth of new levels of consciousness, without which the evolution of humanity will become barren and dry. Yet, such birth can occur only when women have the courage to reject the beliefs and images of the feminine imposed upon them four thousand years ago and reclaim their true identity. Through a fascinating journey into the body, Dr. Page shows the importance of self-love and self-respect and explains how sex is a natural process of unification where women take the lead, similar to the ancient sacred priestesses. Dr. Page reminds women to reconnect to the potent and creative energy of Mother Earth, which gives power to the intuitive voice of the heart and nurtures new seeds of inspiration and enlightenment through the womb.

The Path of the Priestess

The Path of the Priestess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharron Rose
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The Path of the Priestess by Sharron Rose Summary

A guide for personal exploration of the path to the divine feminine and the spiritual power of women. • Reveals the essential role of women in creating and maintaining the psychic/energetic/emotional landscape of society. • Explores feminine roles and the archetypal model of the Great Goddess from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. • Includes exercises, meditations, and visualizations drawn from ancient techniques to assist women with their spiritual awakening and self-realization. The Path of the Priestess takes readers on a journey deep into the heart of the feminine experience. It describes the author's years of first-hand experience in the ancient arts of Tantra, Dzogchen, and Indian and Egyptian temple dance and healing, as well as her research into the feminine principle in the mystic teachings of the Alchemists, Hebrew Kabbalists, and Christian Gnostics. Beginning with an analysis of the basic issues and frustrations inherent in contemporary society's conditioning of and expectations for women, readers travel back in time to the age of the great temples, schools, and sacred societies in which women still held and transmitted the spiritual light that nourished all of civilization. Through its mythic and historic tales, descriptions of sacred ritual practices, and teachings on the Goddess traditions, The Path of the Priestess provides contemporary women with the means to enter this time-honored path. In keeping with the experientially based teaching methods of these traditions, it also offers exercises and visualizations designed to align women with the powerful, sensuous, and loving energies of the most profound feminine role model that shaped and preserved culture and society--the Great Goddess.

Divine Feminine Energy

Divine Feminine Energy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angela Grace
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If you long for your dream life but feel trapped in mediocrity & disappointment then keep reading… Are you sick and tired of missing out in life & seeing everyone around you succeed, while you're left behind: broke in a job you hate, in a toxic relationship, or trapped in a body you're unhappy with? Perhaps you often close off parts of yourself you wish you could express, judge yourself, & feel ashamed? Society has conditioned you to suppress & shame the divine sensual part of yourself. Do you finally want to say goodbye to all of your wasted time & see what ACTUALLY works for you? You see, Manifesting all of your wants & desires doesn't have to be difficult, even if you feel like you've tried every other manifesting book & YouTube video already. Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover!: The ridiculously easy way to hack your brain, boost performance, & release blocks holding you back from greatness (that you can do from home!) The fatal mistakes to avoid when attracting the partner of your dreams Scripting done for you! New easy to fill in powerful scripting templates Why modesty is harming you & attracting a mediocre life How you can easily release your whole life's trauma from your body at home & skyrocket your vibration What is preventing you from contacting your divine energy & what you must heal to fix it How you're unknowingly damaging your karma (& how to clear it) Why wasting your time spending every moment thinking of what you desire is hurting you A powerful EFT tapping guide to easily manifest your true love The mistakes to avoid & how to keep the relationship after you have manifested it This powerful secret to manipulate your vibration & attract that specific person These 20 new power affirmations that will have that specific person falling into your arms How to drive men wild with these divine feminine secrets Amazing daily manifestation ritual done for you! Simply rinse & repeat at home! How to create a supercharged manifesting potion with items that are in your kitchen *BONUS* Secret Formula Manifesting Toolkit Download Inside! Includes EFT Tapping Video, Journal, supercharged guided meditation MP3, & More! & much, much more! Take a second to imagine how you'll feel once you can effortlessly manifest your dreams into reality. Imagine your friend's & families' faces when they see your beautiful new life unfold! Even if you're broke, at rock bottom, or haven't been able to manifest in the past, you can mold your dream life starting today with the amazing secrets inside. You're holding the key to unlock literally anything you have ever dreamed of in life. It's time to take action! So if you're DONE with settling for a mediocre life, wasting precious time, & ready to live your wildest fantasies then click "Buy Now"…

Poppy Takes Paris

Poppy Takes Paris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allison Pataki,Marya Myers
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In the City of Lights, where can you go to find the brightest light of them all? Find out in this spunky introduction to Paris shown through the eyes of a curious child. Paris is the City of Lights. Poppy should know—she lives there. Each morning, she wakes up to the sound of church bells ringing Ding! Dang! Dong! Each morning, she buys fresh flowers from Madame LesFleur, who has the most brilliant blooms in the city. Each morning, she eats delicious pastries from Monsier LePain’s bakery. But one morning, she wakes up with a burning question: what light shines the brightest in a city full of them? She and her dog Baguette are about to find out.

African Goddess Initiation

African Goddess Initiation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abiola Abrams
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401962955
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A sacred feminine initiation of self-love and soul care rituals, tools, and exercises. Spiritual teacher, intuitive coach, and award-winning author, Abiola Abrams invites you to activate African goddess magic to transmute your fears and limiting beliefs, so that you can create more happiness, abundance, and self-acceptance. Africa is a continent of 54+ countries, and her children are global. There is no one African spiritual tradition. Our ancestors who were trafficked in "The New World" hid the secrets of our orishas, abosom, lwas, álúsí, and god/desses behind saints, angels, and legendary characters. From South Africa to Egypt, Brazil to Haiti, Guyana to Louisiana, goddess wisdom still empowers us. Writes Abiola, "Spirit told me, "We choose who shows up." And if you are holding this book, then this sacred medicine is meant for you. In this book, you will meet ancient goddesses and divine feminine energy ancestors, legendary queens, and mystical spirits. As you complete their powerful rituals, and ascend through their temples, you will: . Awaken generational healing in the Temple of Ancestors; . Manifest your miracles in the Temple of Conjurers; . Release the struggle in the Temple of Warriors; . Embrace your dark goddess self in the Temple of Shadows; . Heal your primal wounds in the Temple of Lovers; . Liberate your voice in the Temple of Griots; . Open your third eye intuition in the Temple of Queens; and . Surrender, meditate, and rise in the Temple of High Priestesses. Welcome to your goddess circle!

Black Girl In Love (with Herself)

Black Girl In Love (with Herself) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trey Anthony
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Speaker, writer, and producer Trey Anthony breaks it down, giving black women a relatable voice and personalized "keeping it real" to-do list on how to practice self-love and self-care. Therapy is not just for white women-no matter what your momma told you! After a lifetime of never truly relating to the personal development experts because of the color of her skin, Trey Anthony has written the book she needed to read as a black woman trying to navigate a world filled with unique challenges that often acts like she doesn't exist. On the outside Trey Anthony was the overachieving, reliable, and strong black woman she was raised to be, but on the inside the pressure of sacrificing her own needs to please others was building. When her grandmother and mother raised her strong, they also unknowingly taught her that self-love and expressing emotions were weak, creating an unhealthy dynamic that had Trey facing burnout and rock bottom. In Black Girl in Love (with Herself), Trey breaks down the lessons and tools that she used to heal her life, including how to: • Set clear and healthy boundaries-even with the people who raised you • Quit being the family ATM • Sort out who is a real friend, and who is just there for parties and gossip • Confront microaggressions at work without missing a beat • Forget who black women are "supposed" to be And fall in love with yourself!

Unearthing Venus

Unearthing Venus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cate Montana
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In the tradition of Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild comes a fresh voice in women’s non-fiction. Join Cate Montana on an amazing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle, up staggering peaks in the Andes, and halfway across the globe to the consecration of a temple to the Great Goddess in southern India as she searches for the missing Feminine within herself and Western Culture. Raised in a man's world to be "just one of the guys," Cate was a highly successful network TV editor and journalist, self-admittedly "brash, driven and highly competitive." While on assignment a chance encounter with a shaman sets her on the path of unearthing the illusive power of the feminine. In a raw and wrenching recapitulation of her life Cate discovers the devastating absence of feminine qualities within herself and the withering personal and global consequences of having only one paradigm available for her to express through: the masculine "P" values of Power, Possessions, Profit, and Progress. An intelligent, compellingly honest and frequently funny memoir of a modern woman's search for her own unrecognized feminine spirit, Unearthing Venus is both a visionary and everywoman story that brilliantly captures what it is to be a woman today and everyday.

Goddess Wisdom Made Easy

Goddess Wisdom Made Easy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tanishka
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Learn about the ancient goddess traditions and reconnect with your femininity, your natural cycles and your intuition. Ancient civilizations once worshipped female deities and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of their communities. Through the ages, the wisdom of the Goddess was then forgotten, and people around the world lost their connection to ancient feminine wisdom. In this practical guide, Tanishka, a leading teacher and author of women's wisdom traditions, introduces the main Goddess cultures and explains how their teachings and practices can empower and transform your life today. You will learn: * the history, philosophy and practices of ancient Goddess traditions * the seven Goddess archetypes and their corresponding chakras * the life stages of the feminine journey and how to transition through each one * rituals to reconnect with your inner goddess * insight and tools to understand and align with the cycles of nature This book was previously published under the title Goddess Wisdom (Hay House Basics series).

The Power of Now

The Power of Now Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eckhart Tolle
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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Jambalaya

Jambalaya Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luisah Teish
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063099772
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A refreshed edition of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals—updated with a note from the author sharing the changes that have occurred in the 30 years since its original publication. "A book of startling remembrances, revelations, directives, and imperatives, filled with the mysticism, wisdom, and common sense of the African religion of the Mother. It should be read with the same open-minded love with which it was written."—Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Since its original publication in 1985, Jambalaya has become a classic among Women’s Spirituality Educators, practitioners of traditional Africana religions, environmental activists, and cultural creatives. A mix of memoir, spiritual teachings, and practices from Afro-American traditions such as Ifa/Orisha, and New Orleans Voudou, it offers a fascinating introduction to the world of nature-based spirituality, Goddess worship, and rituals from the African diaspora. More relevant today than it was 36 years ago, the wisdom of Jambalaya reconnects us to the natural and spiritual world, and the centuries-old traditions of African ancestors, whose voices echo through time, guiding us and blending with our own.

Women's Power to Heal

Women's Power to Heal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maya Tiwari
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Women have absolute power within themselves to heal. A living testament to the healing efficacy of her teachings, the author freed herself from "terminal" ovarian cancer at the age of 23. More than 25 years later--having been recognized by the Parliament of the World's Religions for her outstanding contribution to humanity--she shares the healing wisdom that literally saved her life.

Buddhism Is Not What You Think

Buddhism Is Not What You Think Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Hagen
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Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it? Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, and those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this much needed hands-on guide to understanding what it truly means to be awake. By being challenged to question what we take for granted, we come to see the world as it truly is. Buddhism Is Not What You Think offers a profound and clear path to a life of joy and freedom.

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lilith Dorsey
Editor: Weiser Books
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An inspiring exploration of the goddesses of the West African spiritual traditions and their role in shaping Yoruba (Ifa), Santeria, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Throughout Africa and beyond in the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses like the ancient Nana Buluku, water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata, and the warrior Oya. The power of these goddesses and spirit beings has taken root in the West. New Orleans, for example, is the home of Marie Laveau, who used her magical powers to become the “Voodoo Queen” of New Orleans. Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens shows you how to celebrate and cultivate the traits of these goddesses, drawing upon their strengths to empower your own life. In addition to offering a guided tour of the key goddesses of the African religious traditions, the book offers magical spells, rituals, potions, astrological correspondences, sacred offerings, and much more to help guide you on your own transformational journey.

Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion

Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
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Practice hatha yoga at home with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for each asana (pose), anatomical illustrations, a vegetarian diet transition plan with recipes, and mindfulness techniques. Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed anatomical illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, plant-based diet advice, and recipes, this is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Progress your way through the 12 classic asanas (poses), then continue your practice with 9 programs with 20-, 40-, or 60-minute sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, this book has everything you need in one complete package.

Vibrate Higher Daily

Vibrate Higher Daily Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lalah Delia
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062905139
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Tap into your inner power with this mind-opening guide to vibrational-based living from Instagram star and self-help pioneer behind the internet community Vibrate Higher Daily. “There is another way of being in the world. There is a better way to exist, rise, move beyond, and take our power back.” Too often we feel pulled down by circumstances or the negativity of others. We think we have no control over the things that are hurting us and holding us back from realizing our truest selves. But according to Lalah Delia, we have more power within us than we know: listen to your unique inner voice and trust your instincts. By doing so, you’re already experiencing the transformative power of vibrational-based living. Vibrating higher daily is about making intentional day-to-day choices that lift us out of mindsets, habits, and lifestyles that don't serve us and into ones that do. This book is an invitation to engage with everything that feeds our soul and raises our vibration, and to simultaneously let go of the things bringing our energy down. Through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, Lalah Delia empowers us to live with higher potential and quality of being. Vibrate Higher Daily is a manifesto unlike any other for stepping into our power.

Wild Feminine

Wild Feminine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tami Lynn Kent
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610211
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Includes a preview of Mothering from Your Center, the next book from Tami Lynn Kent. Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Female Body offers a unique, holistic approach to reclaiming the power, spirit, and joy of the female body and to understanding its connection to creative energy flow. By restoring physical and energetic balance in the pelvic bowl, women can learn to care for themselves in a nourishing and respectful manner, heal spiritual fractures, and renew their relationship with the sacred feminine. Although the feminine body is an access point to the greater realm of the spirit, many women have lost their connection to this source. Author Tami Kent, MSPT, has an answer. Drawing from her experiences as a woman's health physical therapist who works with the physical body and female energy system, Kent provides a framework for healing the body and navigating the realms of feminine spirit. Through pelvic bodywork, healing stories, visualizations, rituals, and creative exercises, women can explore the deep and natural wisdom inherent in the female body. Wild Feminine reveals the amazing potential of the female body: the potential to create, to heal, and to transform the energy of a woman’s everyday life. Journey deep into the heart of your body. Travel the terrain of feminine wounds. Go to your root place, the center of all womanhood and radically shift your relationship with your body and spirit. Wild Feminine gives you the tools to awaken and retrieve your ancient wild self, restore your creative energy, and reconnect to your sacred center.

Shakti Woman

Shakti Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vicki Noble
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006228147X
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From the author of the classic Motherpeace – an inspiring and practical guide for awakening women's shamanic healing powers to heal ourselves and our planet.

The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature

The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvia Castro-Borrego
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830372
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The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature by Silvia Castro-Borrego Summary

This volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as fiction (both novels and short stories), drama and poetry. Together with the issue of spirituality, the African American search for wholeness is analyzed as a source of creativity and agency. As expressed in the contemporary literature of black women writers, starting in the 1980s, the search for wholeness reflects a beauty realized through the healing of the spirit and the body, and is a process that takes on dimensions of reconciling the past and the present, the mythical and the real, the spiritual and the physical—all in the context of an emerging world view that welcomes synthesis and expects both synthesis and generative contradictions. The book will be a valuable collection for scholars of African American literature, comparative American Ethnic literature, American literature, and spirituality, as well as women’s studies. In addition, it will be an important text for both undergraduate and graduate students in those fields. As Professor Johnnella Butler (2006) points out, the African American search for wholeness is tightly linked to the search for freedom and agency. Ever since the 19th century, African American writers have given expression to an African American self which functions in Western civilization simultaneously as a “colonized” other and an assertive “self.” Due to the continuous ordeal of the African Diaspora, this self is caught in between the binaries proposed by the material and the spiritual world, seeking a balance where the person can become whole. The search for wholeness feeds from cultural roots that imply the presence of ancestral spiritualism, rememory, and double consciousness. Contemporary black women writers reflect the metaphor of building spiritual bridges, seeking the possibilities of building a bridge to the archetypal African past that is carried in their memories as a presence that offers sustenance via spiritual reconnection. Their works seek to bridge the gap between the myths and traditions of the past and contemporary African American culture. The texts included in this collection are examples of writing as an exercise of what Vévé Clark calls “Diaspora literacy.” The texts written by contemporary African American women writers explicitly show how to recognize and read the cultural signs left scattered along the road of progress. In this way, material acquisition is achieved along with cultural dispossession, becoming a metaphor for the history of the African in America. The powerful message is that one should not exclude the other.

That time when I decided to make peace (once and for all) with my emotionally unstable vagina

That time when I decided to make peace (once and for all) with my emotionally unstable vagina Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sabrina Moella
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During the summer of 2013, Afro-Canadian writer Sabrina Moella made a life changing trip to Brooklyn, New York. Unbeknownst to her at the time, what started as a simple long weekend in the Big Apple to attend a concert at BAM quickly turned into a healing journey full of surprises and plot twists. In this non-fiction essay where spirituality meets serendipity way more than once, the author narrates her incredible adventures while paying a vibrant homage to neo-soul music, the streets of Brooklyn and the magic of Black womanhood.

Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom

Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denise Noble
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This book traces the powerful discourses and embodied practices through which Black Caribbean women have been imagined and produced as subjects of British liberal rule and modern freedom. It argues that in seeking to escape liberalism’s gendered and racialised governmentalities, Black women’s everyday self-making practices construct decolonising and feminising epistemologies of freedom. These, in turn, repeatedly interrogate the colonial logics of liberalism and Britishness. Genealogically structured, the book begins with the narratives of freedom and identity presented by Black British Caribbean women. It then analyses critical moments of crisis in British racial rule at home and abroad in which gender and Caribbean women figure as points of concern. Post-war Caribbean immigration to the UK, decolonisation of the British Caribbean and the post-emancipation reconstruction of the British Caribbean loom large in these considerations. In doing all of this, the author unravels the colonial legacies that continue to underwrite contemporary British multicultural anxieties. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of social and cultural history, politics, feminism, race and postcoloniality.

You Are Divine

You Are Divine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dawn Reno Langley
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This book reveals that the divine feminine dwells, at one level or another, in all of us. Filled with empowering first-hand experiences of the divine feminine from spiritual teachers and students from around the world, this book serves as a stepping-off point for your spiritual journey. Everyone holds the divine within them, but sometimes it can be hard to find within ourselves. You Are Divine shares dozens of journal prompts with supportive narratives and inspiring advice so you can explore your own process for taking back power, calling for justice and balance, following your heart, recognizing and celebrating the divine, connecting with your creativity, exploring eco-feminism, and much more.

Labor Like a Goddess

Labor Like a Goddess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexandria Moran,Lauren Mahana
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Written by two birth doulas and intuitive healers, this book tells the metaphorical story of a fictional goddess who must walk through 7 Gates of Transformation in order to become a Mother. At the final gate, she must surrender to the ultimate sacrifice—spiritual death—so she can be reborn into motherhood. Each gate perfectly illustrates the 7 emotional, psychological, and often subconscious sacrifices that every laboring woman experiences, whether willingly or not. This book is a guide to help pregnant women understand birth as a divine journey and master how to walk through each gate with empowered sacrifice, purpose, and zeal through tools, rituals, and integrative practices.

Expanding the Boundaries of Transformative Learning

Expanding the Boundaries of Transformative Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. O'Sullivan,A. Morrell,M. O'Connor
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Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters our way of being in the world. Such a shift involves our understanding of ourselves and our self-locations; our relationships with other humans and with the natural world; our understanding of relations of power in interlocking structures of class, race and gender; our body awarenesses; our visions of alternative approaches to living; and our sense of possibilities for social justice and peace and personal joy. The editors of this collection make several challenges to the existing field of transformative learning - the first is to theoreticians, who have attempted to describe the nature of transformative learning without regard to the content of transformative learning. The editors argue that transformative learning theory cannot be constructed in a content-neutral or context-free way. Their second challenge, which assumes the importance content for transformative learning, is to educators as practitioners. The editors argue that transformative learning requires new educational practices consistent with the content. Arts-based research and arts-based teaching/learning practices are one example of such new educational practices. Education for the soul, or spiritual practices such as meditation or modified martial arts or indigenous peoples' forms of teaching/learning, is another example. Each article in the collection presents a possible model of these new practices.

Building Mentorship Networks to Support Black Women

Building Mentorship Networks to Support Black Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bridget Turner Kelly,Sharon L. Fries-Britt
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Building Mentorship Networks to Support Black Women by Bridget Turner Kelly,Sharon L. Fries-Britt Summary

This new book in the Diverse Faculty in the Academy series pulls back the curtain on what Black women have done to mentor each other in higher education, provides advice for navigating unwelcoming campus environments, and explores avenues for institutions to support and foster minoritized women’s success in the academy. Chapter authors present critical approaches to advance equity and to achieve trust and transparency in the academy. Drawing on examples of mentoring between Black women students, faculty, and administrators in and outside of the academy from diverse institutional contexts, exploring the use of digital technologies, and framed by theoretical concepts from a range of disciplines, this important volume provides insights on mentoring that can be employed across all of higher education to support the success of Black women faculty. Full of actionable steps that institutional leaders can take to support the network of mentors it takes to be successful in the academy, this book is a must read for department and university leaders, faculty, and graduate students in Higher Education interested in supporting and fostering mentoring for those most vulnerable in the academic pathway for success.

Redemption's Lullaby: A Novel

Redemption's Lullaby: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toshii K. D. Cooper
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Corin Rivers is an African American woman in her mid-thirties. A successful Operations Manager at Computel Financial in Manhattan and owner of a brownstone in Clinton Hill, a section of town in Brooklyn, New York, Corin is the lovingly, adored, supportive, friend, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, niece, and colleague. Emotionally scarred from being raped during college, Corin finds it to be a challenge attracting a harmonious romantic relationship. Her most recent encounter with the opposite sex has left her somewhat broken and distraught. Thus, she seeks refuge, council, and healing on the anointed grounds of Mama May’s home, her soulful and nurturing Aunt. Through lots of self-reflections, conversations and encounters with family, friends, lovers of the past, and new love interests, Corin will learn how to heal her soul; mend and uplift her mind; and realign her Truth.

Doing Nutrition Differently

Doing Nutrition Differently Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allison Hayes-Conroy
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'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective result is an approach to and practice of nutrition that alleges not only one single, clear-cut and consented-upon set of rules for 'healthy eating,' but also tacit criteria for determining individual fault, usually some combination of lack of education, motivation, and unwillingness to comply. Offering a collection of critical, interdisciplinary replies and responses to the matter of 'hegemonic nutrition' this book presents contributions from a wide variety of perspectives; nutrition professionals and lay people, academics and activists, adults and youth, indigenous, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Environmentalist, Feminist and more. The critical commentary collectively asks for a different, more attentive, and more holistic practice of nutrition. Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how this 'new' nutrition is actually already being performed in small ways across the American continent. In doing so, the volume empowers diverse knowledges, histories, and practices of nutrition that have been marginalized, re-casts the objectives of dietary intervention, and most broadly, attempts to revolutionize the way that nutrition is done.

The Greene Book of Black Knowledge

The Greene Book of Black Knowledge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Will EL M. STJ Heron
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What stake to claim do we as Foundational Black Americans really have to history in this country, on this continent and around the world, if any? When you think of Foundational Black Americans (Formerly misnomered as African americans/ Negros/ Colors/ Black) what thought comes to mind and what accomplishments are we known for? Slaves brought to this country by force, low class citizens of a foriegn nation with no home to call their own. Or is there more to the story, so much more that even the mere mention of our accolades would discredit the history of the masses? What if i were to tell you that our history in this country, from the perspective that everything we have been taught, is but a half truth. Who built the buildings, roads, and monuments in this country? Where did those people come from and where did they go? Where did the many science, technology and artforms of the country and the world develop? What is the hidden history behind what we are taught, but most importantly why is this knowledge kept from us? This book will capture some of the lesser known accomplishments and esoteric information that has been passed down ‘word of mouth’ by some and systematically discredited by others. Fortunately true knowledge can neither cease nor desist and this text will show what you can do to utilize that information today. It is time that we take our own history by the rungs away from those who would paint an inaccurate picture of our past. This will allow us to re-introduce ourselves not for exposure and clout but at the least self vindication and reasonable doubt.

Digital Sisterhood

Digital Sisterhood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke
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Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke became a pioneer in the digital universe twenty-seven years ago, when she logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law. She was immediately smitten with what the World Wide Web could do. Later, while attending the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, Leeke found herself in an Internet café, where she experienced an interaction that changed her life. Over time, through interactions and conversations both online and in-person, Leeke developed the concept of “digital sisterhood.” Embracing this revolutionary concept led to a complete career reinvention that finally allowed her to embrace her enormous creative spirit. She found in her digital sisters true “sheroes” and virtual mentors. Her blogging and social media adventures highlight the lessons she learned in the process, the reasons she launched the Digital Sisterhood Network, and the experiences that caused her to adopt what she terms the “fierce living” commitments. In her memoir, Leeke details her journey, sharing experiences and insights helped her and her digital sisters use the Internet as a self-discovery tool and identifying leadership archetypes that shaped her role as a social media leader.

Black Women's Mental Health

Black Women's Mental Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie Y. Evans,Kanika Bell,Nsenga K. Burton
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Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy. This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability. It brings together contributors from psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities, to discuss issues ranging from stress, sexual assault, healing, self-care, and contemplative practice to health-policy considerations and parenting. Merging theory and practice with personal narratives and public policy, the book develops a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness in order to provide tangible solutions. The collection reflects feminist praxis and defines womanist peace in terms that reject both “superwoman” stereotypes and “victim” caricatures. Also included for health professionals are concrete recommendations for understanding and treating Black women. “…this book speaks not only to Black women but also educates a broader audience of policymakers and therapists about the complex and multilayered realities that we must navigate and the protests we must mount on our journey to find inner peace and optimal health.” — from the Foreword by Linda Goler Blount

Soul to Sisterhood

Soul to Sisterhood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Day
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Soul to Sisterhood is an invitation for readers to fall in love – or deeper in love - with themselves, their lives, and their relationships. With 36 autobiographic stories, 108 universal themes for self-reflection, and 180 experiential activities, this book offers hundreds of transformational opportunities that can be done individually or shared with friends and family. Readers can step into their cyclical Lunar Wisdom, get to know themselves better by connecting to their Chakras, and raise the vibe of their relationships with playful practices... all while remembering the timeless yet potent wisdom that they are not alone. The women featured in these pages hold up the mirror for readers to reclaim and reignite their passions, purpose, and desires. The engaging Sacred Play Suggestions open the doors of replenishment and rejuvenation. The Themes support readers as they release unwanted patterns and old belief systems. This book is a must have for women interested in recreating and reviving their connection to empowerment, oneness, and their Higher Self. Soul to Sisterhood is about extraordinary women triumphing over extraordinary things. Soul to Sisterhood is you!

Beautylicious!

Beautylicious! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jenyne M. Raines
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Plenty of successful guides have been published for hip girls in general, but now the trendsetting black reader has a book of her own. Dedicated to chic sisters everywhere, Beautylicious! shimmers with wit and soul—an irresistible new recipe for loving, playing, and beautifying with verve. Chapters include: • Soul Power: Sizzle with radiance from the inside out • Queen Me: Treats to perk you up when the blues have got you down • Superfly: How to heat up your wardrobe without scorching your self-confidence • Fit and Fine: A toned body plus a healthy mind equals a sensational you • Beauty . . . Moi Way: Enhancing fabulous you • Fun and Frolic: Perfecting your swerve • Fête Accompli: Entertaining wtih style and soul • Date-o-Rama: The fast track to vixenhood • Mane Intrigue: Straight talk on finding a hairstyle that's as fabulous as you are • Luxe Life: The fine art of indulgence Beautylicious!also shares know-how from the Patron Saints of Fabulosity, along with tips for becoming a favorite hostess (and a favorite guest), staying cool in heated situations, and finessing that saucy outlook on life. The ideal gift, Beautylicious! sparkles with fun and flair.

Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition

Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rima Vesely-Flad
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Explores how Black Buddhist Teachers and Practitioners interpret Western Buddhism in unique spiritual and communal ways In Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition, Rima Vesely-Flad examines the distinctive features of Black-identifying Buddhist practitioners, arguing that Black Buddhists interpret Buddhist teachings in ways that are congruent with Black radical thought. Indeed, the volume makes the case that given their experiences with racism—both in the larger society and also within largely white-oriented Buddhist organizations—Black cultural frameworks are necessary for illuminating the Buddha’s wisdom. Drawing on interviews with forty Black Buddhist teachers and practitioners, Vesely-Flad argues that Buddhist teachings, through their focus on healing intergenerational trauma, provide a vitally important foundation for achieving Black liberation. She shows that Buddhist teachings as practiced by Black Americans emphasize different aspects of the religion than do those in white convert Buddhist communities, focusing more on devotional practices to ancestors and community uplift. The book includes discussions of the Black Power movement, the Black feminist movement, and the Black prophetic tradition. It also offers a nuanced discussion of how the Black body, which has historically been reviled, is claimed as a vehicle for liberation. In so doing, the book explores the experiences of non-binary, gender non-conforming, and transgender practitioners of African descent are validated within the tradition. The book also uplifts the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer Black Buddhists. This unique volume shows the importance of Black Buddhist teachers’ insights into Buddhist wisdom, and how they align Buddhism with Black radical teachings, helping to pull Buddhism away from dominant white cultural norms.

Black Pain

Black Pain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terrie M. Williams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Terrie Williams knows that Black people are hurting. She knows because she's one of them. Terrie had made it: she had launched her own public relations company with such clients as Eddie Murphy and Johnnie Cochran. Yet she was in constant pain, waking up in terror, overeating in search of relief. For thirty years she kept on her game face of success, exhausting herself daily to satisfy her clients' needs while neglecting her own. Terrie finally collapsed, staying in bed for days. She had no clue what was wrong or if there was a way out. She had hit rock bottom and she needed and got help. She learned her problem had a name -- depression -- and that many suffered from it, limping through their days, hiding their hurt. As she healed, her mission became clear: break the silence of this crippling taboo and help those who suffer. Black Pain identifies emotional pain -- which uniquely and profoundly affects the Black experience -- as the root of lashing out through desperate acts of crime, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, workaholism, and addiction to shopping, gambling, and sex. Few realize these destructive acts are symptoms of our inner sorrow. Black people are dying. Everywhere we turn, in the faces we see and the headlines we read, we feel in our gut that something is wrong, but we don't know what it is. It's time to recognize it and work through our trauma. In Black Pain, Terrie has inspired the famous and the ordinary to speak out and mental health professionals to offer solutions. The book is a mirror turned on you. Do you see yourself and your loved ones here? Do the descriptions of how the pain looks, feels, and sounds seem far too familiar? Now you can do something about it. Stop suffering. The help the community needs is here: a clear explanation of our troubles and a guide to finding relief through faith, therapy, diet, and exercise, as well as through building a supportive network (and eliminating toxic people). Black Pain encourages us to face the truth about the issue that plunges our spirits into darkness, so that we can step into the healing light. You are not on the ledge alone.

Taking Food Public

Taking Food Public Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Psyche Williams Forson,Carole Counihan
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The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship that focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production – consumption, performance, Diasporas, and activism – articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the twenty-first century.

Womb Wisdom

Womb Wisdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Padma Aon Prakasha,Anaiya Aon Prakasha
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Tools to awaken the creative powers of the womb • Contains exercises to open the womb’s energetic pathways, release toxic emotions, and harness creative potential • Reveals how the womb’s energies are crucial for the spiritual shift of 2012: birthing a new civilization • Shows how the awakened womb can also bring about male spiritual transformation In the past and in present-day indigenous traditions, women have known that the womb houses the greatest power a woman possesses: the power to create on all levels. Utilized in the process of giving birth, this power of creation can also be tapped in the birth of projects, careers, personal healing, spirituality, and relationships. However, because the womb stores the energetic imprint of every intimate encounter--loving or not--the creative voice of the womb is often muffled or absent altogether, affecting the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of women and their relationships. Drawing on sacred traditions from ancient India, Tibet, Egypt, Gnostic Christianity, and Judaism, the practice of Womb Wisdom empowers women to become aware of the intuitive voice of the womb outside of pregnancy and the moon cycle to unlock this potent inner source for creativity, birthing the new conscious children, spiritual growth, and transformation not only for themselves but also for their male partners. The authors include exercises to clear the past, release toxic emotions, open the womb’s energetic pathways, activate the sacred sensual self, bring balance to relationships, and harness creative potential. Including intimate, individual stories of women experiencing the opening of the womb, this book also explores the forgotten sacred sites of the womb around the world as well as how the womb’s energies are crucial to birth a new civilization in the spiritual shift of 2012.

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