"If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more." ~Winter Whispers  
"If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more." ~Winter Whispers  
  “Shakti Sunfire- an Earth Priestess and leader of the hoopdance movement- and I recently wrapped up a six week virtual course called Waking the Wild Woman. It was the first thing I've ever done quite like this - while I've lead moon circles, yoga, and written a lot about my spiritual journey, I hadn't ever compiled it all to teach together.
And that's why I'm so grateful I met Shakti in Hawaii two years ago. She has the greatest ideas ("Sarah, let's teach a course together!") and walks her talk and acts them into being. Once we had the idea it was up and running a week later. She's a supreme manifestor. Three years ago if you had asked me how I made my income, I would never have dreamed I'd say, "talking about my Goddess Awakening" and  "aligning women with the cycles of the earth and the phases of the moon." Or "bringing the ways of the Old Earth to the New Earth." And of course, "Waking Up Womens' Wild Woman". 
What's your Wild Woman? Clarissa Pinkola Estes would say it’s your Women Who Run with the Wolves, your La Loba, your Wolf Woman. It's the wild primal unruly feminine spirit deep inside the soul who longs to run free. Who dances around bonfires. Heals herself and others with energy and herbs. Howls at the moon. Brims with wisdom for her self, her sisters and her brothers. Runs naked into the water in the moonlight. Who's so deeply aligned with the cycles that she and earth and the moon become one. That woman. Deep within, in the buried subconscious, who has had to quiet her cries to survive the challenges of modern life. Messy. Alive. Free. And waking now, viscerally, to heal herself and the planet.
During the Waking the Wild Woman course we discussed the five elements (the points of a pentagram) East/Wind, South/Fire, West/Water, North/Earth, and Spirit/Akasha. We talked Moon Phases- how to attune your life and work with the magic and energy of each phase. We taught about personal ritual and leading women's moon circles upon new and full moon. We talked about working with the individual main archetypal Goddesses- like Goddess Lakshmi of abundance and fortune, Durga of strength and mothering, Pele of Fire and Desire, Kwan Yin of Compassion, Saraswati of creativity, and Goddess Kali of destruction and creation. Mostly we talked about the process of waking up to heal one’s self to heal the earth.
Once a week, it was like attending a women's moon circle at home- but this was a virtual circle with dozens of international women. It was powerful. Six weeks went by fast. A lot can happen in six weeks. I repeat, a lot. I'd call the experience majorly transformative.
This Saturday, December 7th, Shakti and I begin Winter Whispers. It will focus on traveling into the subconscious to break old patterns and discover mysteries hidden within ourselves. We'll talk about not being afraid of ones own darkness, about the courage to descend into the self and look at masked, unhealed and hidden parts of ourselves. We'll re-pattern through ritual and self-initiation before the rebirth of the light at Winter Solstice on December 21st.
Winter's a perfect time to descend into ones own depths. Many witches, shamans and mystics follow the earth's lead at this time of year and turn inward- allowing what needs to die take its final bow. Clearing space  fosters a new, lively, healthy and full life.”
~Sarah Durham Wilson 
DOITGIRL : Awakening the Divine Feminine

Sarah Durham Wilson is a spiritual writer who shipwrecked on the magical island of Martha's Vineyard three years ago and never wanted to go home again. She writes avidly about the awakening of the Divine Feminine.

December 2013