Excerpt From Womb Of Wisdom, The Sacred Journey Of Menopause
Written & Illustrated By Roslyne Sophia Breillat
The menopausal womb is relentless in its desire to release the past, as it brings residual tensions and long-buried emotions to the light for healing. Many women experience the dissolution of suppressed cellular memories and the healing imagery of graphic vivid dreams as past trauma is released during this phase. These suppressed memories are often deeply sexual, intensely sensual, painfully raw and intimately real. And as they dissolve, they create a vast new space in her psyche for enhanced creativity, vibrant passion and deeper loving. The impersonal wisdom of the Crone does not wish to journey with the past. Her purpose now is to purge and purify, to cleanse and renew, to strengthen and empower. releasing all that will not serve the harmonious containment of her new life. Emotional disharmony frequently erupts as the menopausal woman prepares for her new phase of peaceful detachment and deepening wisdom.
She may experience hormonal disturbances, lack of interest in lovemaking, disruptive separation from people and places and situations that once fulfilled her and filled her life with joy. She may find that she is no longer attracted to particular foods, flavours, clothing, activities or work that once enlivened her and gave her a sense of security and comfort. This powerful phase of female life is for releasing cluttered possessions, unreal dreams and impossible ideals. It is for relinquishing past behavioural patterns, disempowering lovers and dysfunctional relationships that are not aligned with the wise ways of the Crone. As the powerful weaver of wisdom, she cannot integrate these into her rich tapestry of new beginnings, her colourful fabric of life, if she denies her female truth.
This is not a time for rigid structures and driven ambitions, for she no longer has any need to prove herself to the ways of the masculine world. Her primal wildness and instinctual passion are beginning to stir more deeply, opening her womb’s wisdom as it has never opened before. She is being prepared for living from a wise inner place that rests far beyond superficial layers of emotional attachments, scattered thoughts and erratic feelings. She is diving deeply into a cauldron of fire, a cauldron of transformation, a cauldron of rebirth. And like the mythical Phoenix, she will soon arise reborn from the ashes of this menopausal transformation as a woman of wisdom and power. She is now being guided silently through the dark night of the soul, as her heart’s intuitive knowing leads her through the unfamiliar waters of this potent change. This twilight phase can create fear in a woman, particularly if she identifies with her outer worldly roles as being the truth of who she is. This powerful journey frequently embodies a lone crossing of the vast barren desert until she finally reaches the nurturing oasis of her well of wisdom.
There will be no more babies birthed from her womb. There will be no more rich crimson blood flowing with the moon. There will be no more pregnancies. There will be no more fears or joys of conception. A deeper seed is now being sown in preparation for her forthcoming fruitful harvest of joy and freedom. Finally, she envisages harmony upon the horizon, as her inner desert flower blooms with vibrant colours, emanating the glorious fragrance of mellowing peace, grace and maturity, and taking root within the enriching sustenance that is the sacred ground of her new life.
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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.
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