December 19, 2012

my favorite way to open a Blessing Way

The Wise Woman Tradition

The Wise Woman Tradition is both ancient and modern. It has many names and many faces. It is earth-centered. It is woman-centered. It is family-centered. It speaks to the healer within. It nourishes the healer within. It encourages trust in yourself and listening to the wisdom within your own heart. It empowers women to take responsibility for their own health and well-being. It sees each person as their own healer. Whole and always moving and changing. Still and dancing. Peaceful and problematic. Transcendent and organic. It honors the Wise Woman within.

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In every culture around the world, the Wise Woman Tradition has flourished in many different ways and has evolved into a variety of expressions throughout the ages. Now it is spiraling outward and awakening consciousness in the female psyche. The Goddess is rising within every woman. Now each woman must define the Wise Woman Tradition for herself, as she integrates the voice of wisdom within her own heart.

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The Wise Woman Tradition is a healing tradition. It is a way of being, a way of living, a way of thinking. It honors and respects all other healing traditions. It seeks to integrate all ways that serve a unique individual or a unique circumstance. It follows the path of least resistance. It flows like water. It trusts in the wisdom of the body. It sees the body as sacred and holy. It sees all life as connected. Whole and holy. It welcomes each day as a new day, full of possibilities and choices.

It sings to our hearts: 
We all come from the Goddess. And to Her we shall return. Like a drop of rain. Flowing to the ocean. (Lyrics by Z. Budapest)

In birth, it whispers the secrets of the universe as we dance the dance of creation. We breathe and we move. We love and we sing. We listen and we hear. We birth and we rise. We feel our power and we touch the place of our beginnings. We own our power and we reclaim the beauty and the pleasure of childbirth.

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Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

(Hindu invocation of peace)

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