In the past some have named the phases of womanhood as Maiden Mother Crone. I feel more aligned to 4 phases, Maiden, Mother, Queen Crone, like the phases of the moon and the wheel of the elements and the seasons. If you have no biological or adopted children do not be confused with the title Mother. There is not a woman I know who has not gestated or birthed someone or something
I am now in my Queen years, how amazing is that! In this phase of Queen, I am becoming more vulnerable, authentic and crankier and this is makes me laugh.
I never used to like people seeing me cranky, I would be ashamed or embarrassed. In my self-acceptance, I accept your crankiness. I have been working with mostly women for over 30 years. In this time I can see a greater acceptance of what can be viewed as negative behaviour amongst women. Women are softening and accepting, they have less to say behind the back of another. They are more ready to be seen and to see. With this acceptance comes a grace and a sigh of relief.
I can show you my vulnerability, my achilles heal and you will allow it and we can all move on.
Of course we must take responsibility for our actions with compassion for self and other. This is the way of women. it is not linear, there is a flurry and then a sorting process, then a realignment and then calm. It is OK to do it like this.
In October I will be facilitating a workshop in Perth, Australia called The Sacred and Therapeutic Dance of Ancient Egypt. This dance journey will bring vulnerabilities to the surface. We can not authentically move the sacrum and spine consciously with heightened awareness without this occurring.
Experienced dancers, teachers, are invited to come to the dance with enquiring hearts and wonder. Give yourself permission to explore another dimension of your dance practice.
Lovers of dance and movement or any woman who has dreamt to dance and never done it, it is time!. Join us in this dance towards wholeness, reclamation and inner wisdom. Experience what the body has know forever. Begin or renew the journey of the flowing spine and the free pelvis.
Embrace the emotions that arise when you rememeber the wounding.
Embrace the joy that arises with you remember that you always knew that you belong with women dancing.