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Why "Whole Body"?
“Whole body” means that the holistic women's health modalities we use address all levels of our individuality—
All the self-care practices I teach derive their depth and healing power from the engagement and integration of mind, heart-feeling, and body—with particular attention to the female reproductive organs.
The female reproductive system is the physical and energetic seat of our creative power as women. This creative power can be expressed in innumerable ways—through birthing and nurturing children; through artistic expression, intellectual creativity, and work in and out of the home; through nourishing self-care, caring for family and community; and through our contributions to uplifting the world and guiding the evolution of human culture.
“Goddess” specifically addresses the spiritual dimension of a woman’s self-concept and self-esteem. For thousands of years, Western civilization—along with most other world cultures—has been heavily influenced by patriarchal religions that have relegated women to second-class status. The Western patriarchal religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have consistently spoken of and depicted the Divine in almost exclusively masculine terms, at least in their popular, widely practiced forms.
The more esoteric and mystical branches of the religions—mystical Christianity and Christian groups venerating the Virgin Mary, Kabbalah (esoteric Judaism), and Sufism (esoteric Islam)—have incorporated more acknowledgement of the feminine aspects of the Divine and more appreciation of feminine values than the mainstream versions of these religions.
I believe that it is essential—even for secular women who don't consciously relate to their ancestral religions—to revisit, reconsider, and repair the often unconscious archetypal religious underpinnings of our psyches in order to heal the shame traditionally associated with incarnation in a female body.
Touching on images of the Divine feminine that have survived in other cultures is one way to help in this healing process. The modern "goddess movement" taps into these different cultural resources. Discovering hidden elements of the Divine feminine within the patriarchal religions is another way. Integrating these images and discoveries into your experience of your own physical, female body brings the spiritual dimension of the feminine "Home" and grounds it in your body in a practical way so that it can directly empower your own life—as you live it, at this time, in this place, on planet Earth.
It is my deep and fervent desire that the knowledge and practical resources available through this website support women in their quest to grow into their full, grounded spiritual power and actualized radiant health on every level.
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The Goddess Connection.
The body is like an ocean,
Rich with hidden treasures.
Open its innermost chamber
And light its lamp.
16th century poet
The world will be saved by the Western woman.
--The Dalai Lama