The Female Body


The female body was never supposed to be smooth, firm and flawless.

It was designed to create life, to host life, to feed life.

Yes there are many other amazing aspects to us all and this design in no way defines us, but underpinning our fight to retain a ‘figure’, is a whole network of genetics, science and an entire evolutionary process which wants to create, store and produce fat for protection and hormonal health.

So, if you are losing a battle for slimness, do not for a moment think this is all your fault.

You are trying to blow away the wind.

Feed yourself well, physically, mentally and spiritually, and then enjoy your life with the vessel you inhabit.

It’s a one shot only thing.

Peace, laughter and acceptance are the best medicines around.

Donna Ashworth Words

From ‘I wish I knew’:

Art ‘Hilda’ by Duane Bryers #duanebryershilda

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If you choose a working woman, you have to accept that she can’t handle the house full time.

If you choose a housewife who can take care of you and manage the home completely, you need to accept that she doesn’t make money.

If you choose a submissive woman, you must accept that she depends on you.

If you choose to be with a brave woman, you must accept that she is tough and has thoughts of her own.

If you choose a beautiful woman, you have to

accept expenses too.

If you choose to be with a great woman, you must accept that she is tough and firm.

No woman is perfect.

A woman has her own ′′ good thing ′′ that defines who she is and makes her unique.

– Unknown

My friend Erica nails it

By Erica Joy Olsen

Fellow Pisces

Very proud of and for her

My latest addition to my compassion toolbox. I have a new found appreciation for the masculine struggle. We live in a world where a concerted effort was made to replace the wild man with the savage man. Becoming civilized and christianized (I’m not talking about Jesus’ teachings. I’m talking about how it was manipulated to subjugate people), being told to blindly follow orders, to turn the other cheek, being told that in order to receive spiritual enlightenment one had to turn away from sensuality…. The women became evil temptresses…. Some men even castrated themselves.
Over the years boys stopped seeing their fathers working a trade with their hands that would be handed down to them. They saw their fathers distantly, exhausted from having to comply and work to make someone else rich.
As necessary as feminism was and still is, men were asked by women to tame themselves, but by other men to blindly follow orders, turning warriors into soldiers, making them capable of committing atrocities… but some fights are still worth fighting, yet it’s hard to tell which ones, and whatever you choose it can feel like damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
We were all separated from our ancestors, deprived of important initiations. Men’s left(Feminine) sides withered. Women’s right(masculine) sides withered. I mean, regardless of gender we weren’t even allowed to hold a pen in our left hands!
Men were ostracized for expressing feelings, necessary for them to make informed compassionate decisions that could actually protect and serve. Women were robbed of their ability to make decisions for themselves and became mere objects.
This isn’t a man vs woman issue to me anymore. This is an US issue. Because we are all imbalanced and need to reclaim what we lost! But i will say that men still have the upper hand in making these long overdue changes, in standing up against the abuse of patriarchy, and they need help from the feminine to do this.
Whatever issues you have with androgeny, gender fluidity, trans, my take is that it’s the necessary evolutionary response to what has become of us.
I could go on but let me finish by saying that I SEE YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!

Woman , May I ?

May I call you….

When life has hurt you so much
And despair strikes

May I stand behind you and support you

When the pain is so bad
That you hoist yourself up in a steel armor
So that nothing can touch you

May I still be close to you

When your heart has grown cold and bleak
Because it has been disappointed so often

May I warm it again

When your heart is too heavy with grief
So it feels like it wants to come out of your chest

May I help you carry your sorrow

When you think that no one listens to you anymore
To the stories of your pain

May I hear them again

When you feel supported by me
And have felt my love

May I then be with you?

Ineke Akkerman

Awakened Woman

An awakened woman is a gift for all willing to
receive her love of endless majesty, as she has
bared all of humanity within her physicality.

An awakened woman will never be forsaken, as
she has found her place within all of creation.

Unconditional love flows through the vessel,
where her soul resides; grounding the energy
from the most high.

She is a free spirit, untamable yet stable; she
inspires others by her humble grace and the
light that shines beyond her face.

An awakened woman’s heart is by divine design, as she will meet you in the depths of eternal

As you embrace her love she sets your soul a
blaze, inviting all to remember the eternal light
resides inside.

An awakened woman knows just where to kiss
his mind, unleashing his masculine divine.

Her sacred sensuality will take you into the
depths of ecstasy; lifting you into a whole new

When you find an awakened woman you had
better fully be there, as she is not looking for
someone to complete her, she is already there.

I Am

I am the womb
of every hope
I am the fire
of every season
I am the queen
of every hive
I am the tomb
of every life

I am a drop
of morning dew
I am a star
in the evening sky
I am the light
by which you read
I am a word
in this very book

~ from the Song of Amergin
(Note: Amergin was a bard, druid and judge for the Milesians in the Irish Mythological Cycle.)

“How do you find the goddess? By looking where you are. . . . She is everywhere, penetrating every moment of every life with feminine power. There is not a single part of life that she does not touch; there is not a single place on this earth where she cannot be touched.

When did we first learn to forget her? Did we not all, as children, know the pervasive power of divinity? Did we not all once know how to fall between the slats of time into a timeless world where she endured? We can get back that sense of wonder at the radiance of creation. How? By looking. Looking everywhere, looking at each moment. She has never left us; we have never left her. She is here, in this precious moment, as surely as she has ever been.”

~ Patricia Monaghan, The Goddess Companion, February 19th

Art: Andrea Redmond
Cailleach Moon Cottage

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Matriarchal World

“A “matriarchal world” does not mean matrilineal or that one queen shall rule the world. It simply means “a world in which a Mother’s Heart leads all social institutions, corporations, and governments.” All humans-men, women, or transgender-can embody a mother’s heart if they so choose. We are destined for extinction as a human race unless a mother’s heart assumes leadership of the world.”

― Ananda Karunesh

“Gaea – The Divine Mother’
From the Spellcasting Oracle, Hay House 2020
By Barbara Mikklejohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters
Art by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman (SheWhoIs)

Mother Goddess

Mother, goddess, show me the secrets of my heart.
Show me where I have wandered off my path.
Show me how to find my path again.
Fly before me, illuminating my path.
Fly before me showing me the broad road
into my best future. Show me the way!
Prepare the way for my searching feet!
O mother of light, you who dwell in the south
on nine wooded hills, O show me the way!

~ Siberian Shaman Prayer
(from The Goddess Companion by Patricia Monaghan)

Art: Susan Seddon-Boulet

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