Written & Illustrated By Roslyne Sophia Breillat
Within every woman’s womb is the sacred purity of her wildness, an ancient power that aligns her with the expansive freedom of her primal instincts, the damp scents within the forest wilderness, the dry leaves crackling beneath her bare feet, the morning mists swirling deep in the valleys, the revivifying saltiness of the wild ocean’s spray, the intoxicating perfumes of vibrant desert flowers.
Within every woman’s womb is the timeless sacredness of her menstrual cycle, the natural ways of her feminine lunar mystery, this life-giving power of her womb’s crimson blood, this glorious mystery of her creative fertile ovulation, this ancient honouring of her natural affinity with the Moon, as she ebbs and flows, turning her cyclic face from one lunar phase to another, and another, and another.
Within every woman’s womb is the creative maternal sacredness of the Divine Mother, she who gives all to her babes, her children, her family, her home, she who nurtures with the loving fullness of her breasts, her womb, her heart, she who gives and gives and gives, she who ceaselessly and compassionately cares and tends and loves.
Within every woman’s womb is her inherent affinity with Mother Nature and all things natural, the delicate scents of flowers and rich musty scents of leaves and land and soil, the soft caress of gentle raindrops in her hair, with wild storms and majestic mountains, deep rivers, lakes and seas, with the life-giving grace beneficently offered by the sacred womb of Mother Earth every moment of every day and every night.
Within every woman’s womb is the wise and sacred mystery of the Menopausal Muse, She Who Holds Her Wise Blood Inside, She who is Mother of All, She Who Knows, without needing to know anything at all, she who gives all from the reaping and gathering and sowing of her ancient wisdom, the arising of power from the fiery inner cauldron of her menopausal metamorphosis, the intimate welcoming of her sacred menopausal journey into wisdom, freedom and power.
Her womb mystery is innocent, passionate, sensual, deep, wise, sensitive, compassionate, receptive, strong. Her womb mystery is wild, pure, untamed, unashamed. Her womb mystery does not hesitate or doubt or fear, for her womb mystery is eternal, immortal, formless, everlasting, beyond all space and time. Her womb mystery is powerful, profound, expansive, a fathomless wellspring of stillness, presence, so naturally and sweetly and harmoniously flowing from the immortal womb of the Earth, the Cosmic womb, the Universal womb. For she and the Earth, womb to womb, heart to heart, breath to breath, are deeply united in a mystical and mysterious place, far beyond the forceful and corruptive ways of the contemporary world.
v This mystical realm of her sacred womb mystery does not naturally align with the distorted energies of selfish sexual greed, rape, pollution, war, with computers, wifi and cyberspace, with plastics and nylon, with synthetics and toxic chemical substances. This sacredness of her womb mystery does not naturally align with men who use her body as a sexual object or with men who dominate and control. Her womb mystery does not naturally align with toxic drugs and medicines that harm and destroy the delicate ecosystem of her body, her psyche, her children, her Earth.
This sacred womb mystery offers her bounteous ways of intimately, simply and joyously living her life as holy and wholly woman, for her ancient womb mystery is the immortal power of life and love. This sacred essence of the womb is purity, passion, wisdom, infused with an infinite profundity of deep stillness, yet this essence easily becomes veiled, masked, covered with myriad layers of unhealed wounding from physical and emotional abuse, abortions, miscarriages, stillbirths and birthing trauma. Inherited unhealed sexual trauma and buried memories of female wounding patterns block the womb’s inherent capacity for deep love, compassion, softness, openness, sensitivity and healing. Absorbing the negative speculation and media propaganda of environmental concerns, political hype and worldly events tighten the sacrum, pelvis, vagina and womb, creating physical and emotional tension, preventing the opening of the sacred feminine and her innate capacity for ecstatic sensual pleasure.
A woman receives secure and supportive womb healing through re-awakening her natural harmonious affinity with the wise and ancient womb of the Earth. She experiences profound and sensual womb healing through making love with a devoted partner who is deeply committed to the true purpose of love. Negatively influenced by movies, magazines and the Internet, the contemporary woman too easily becomes indiscriminate and irresponsible with the quality of male energy she allows into and near her body and her womb. She then wonders why she experiences sorrow, confusion, depression, dramatic emotional outbursts, erratic mood swings, pre-menstrual imbalances, addiction to distorted sexual practices, rejection of lovemaking and fear of menopause.
This healing journey into the wise heartspace of the womb’s ancient and universal depths is an inner pilgrimage that dissolves deep memories, emotions, trauma, wounds, through massage, natural movement, stillness and presence, being with Mother Nature, deep breathing, creativity, lovemaking, love, all of which can open the sacred portal into the womb’s fathomless mystery. Opening to, embracing and welcoming the natural Moon wisdom of her lunar menstrual cycle, her pregnancies, her birthing, her breastfeeding, her lovemaking, her menopausal transformation, creates deep restoration and rejuvenation of the womb’s natural sensuality, wisdom and power, returning her to mystery of the sacred feminine, returning her to love.
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The illustration accompanying this article is “She Who Weaves Baskets”... 33cm x 38cm...
Mixed media and gold on illustration board...
Sophia (Roslyne Sophia Breillat)
is a wise woman who lives, writes, and paints from the heart. Her prolific articles and paintings embrace the wisdom and grace of the female essence and the beauty of the Earth. She is acknowledged as a powerful and courageous writer whose creative work features in many international websites and magazines and her website is an abundant offering of female wisdom that nurtures and inspires. Sophia is the author of two books, WOMB OF WISDOM, THE SACRED JOURNEY OF MENOPAUSE and HEART OF THE EARTH, NURTURING THE SACRED FEMININE. Both of these books can be ordered directly from firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia offers two courses at the Wise Woman University:
~ Being Woman ~ (detailed description of Being Woman online course)
This six week online course provides a sacred and nurturing space where woman can learn to surrender more deeply to the natural receptivity of the female psyche. "...so blessed to have had gentle words of encouragement and support from you through the "Being Woman" course at W.W.U.... You have inspired me to continue my quest... Thanks so much
~ Dawning of Wisdom ~ (detailed description of Dawning of Wisdom online course)
Throughout this series of lessons she will learn to trust the innate flow of her intuitive nature and to listen more intimately to the wellspring of her inner source. And we will explore together how to live more fully as the embodiment of the feminine essence within the structures of a masculine civilisation.
"I LOVE your class, it is beautiful and thought provoking and well done... Thank you Sophia for your role as wisdom keeper, confidante and mentor."