Saturday 19 January 2013

Initiated into the ancient women's world of dance

Imagine baring your breasts and dancing with traditional women who welcome you into their image free world.

Imagine being totally accepted for who you are and not what you look like.

Imagine being a woman among women who have been initiated into womanhood by women before them.

To find out more, read my book "Finding Artemisia: a journey into ancient women's business" from Amazon

or come out on my desert women's retreats.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Your uninitiated girl

What would your life be like had you been initiated into woman hood?

Who would you be today if you had been welcomed by women who were already there?

Imagine your life without that lost girl that has led you into unsupportive relationships, subservient marriages, pleaser occupations?

Australian Aboriginal tradition mid-wifed girls into the sisterhood, the aunty hood, woman hood.

My desert retreats invite women to ask these questions and to move forward from the uninitiated girl state into the full wisdom of womanhood.

Join me

or read my "Finding Artemisia: a journey into ancient women's business" on amazon

Thursday 10 January 2013

Australia on fire

Pyromania is insidious. It takes our ancient love and connection to the magic of fire to a psychopathic level.

Who isn't fascinated by fire? its warmth, its wonder?

And yet that's not the only reason pyromaniacs deliberately light fires in the summer season.
The word mania holds the clue; the thrill, the impulse, the desire to attract attention, the power of a blaze from just a single match.

Mania of course is an illness. But when does it become a crime? When its effects destroy properties, livestock and homes?  And what about the human deaths?

It is impossible for most of us to comprehend the mentality of pyromaniacs. It also difficult to apprehend them, let alone prevent them from acting out. As for punishment...

All most of us can do is open our homes and hearts to those affected, until there is a mental health solution.

Thursday 3 January 2013

New year flowering

This exotic flower represents this New Year to me. It's open, lush, sensuous, fragrant and waiting to be dived into.

At its right sits a bud: it's still closed, without colour or fragrance. Hard to believe that this flower was once like that.

But that's how it spent a whole season, being watered with love, fertilised with intention: its nature honoured.

Same with us, we already have that flower within our self, no matter how closed and colourless we might have become.

So, rather than making harsh, self punishing resolutions this new year, why not honour, love and fertilise what is already there, and make way for the flowering of who we really are.

Blessings all, Denise