Female shamanism

Shamanism is a set of spiritual practices characterized by a variety of ceremonies held to honour nature, work with it, read its signs, interpret dreams and mark women's sacred time. All necessary elements to develop intuition, healing and personal power.
Specifically female shamanism is caraterized by creative and destructive energies embodied by women, reflection of dynamic laws of nature and its seasonal cycles, as well as the alteration of states of consciousness induced by the monthly passages of female life, that is the menstrual cycle and its direct connection with the rhythms of the moon. The sacred Yoni of women represents the gateway to the ancestral knowledge of our higher self, kept in the female womb, directly linked to the universal love of the heart, and the divine vision of third eye.

According to shamanism it exists, over the physical world, a non-ordinary invisible reality with which we can communicate through the shamanic journeying. This reality actually divided into three separate worlds: the lower world, land of the power animals and plant spirits, the upper world where the spiritual masters in human form reside, and the middle world.
Power animals and plant allies represent all those spirits of the natural world that since our birth, or during the course of our life, decide to share with us their Medicine and special gifts. Instead, the spiritual masters can be deities (of any pantheon or culture), souls who have achieved enlightenment and ancestors of any gender, age, culture or religion. They can bring us wisdom and important teachings for our spiritual and material life, and support us through knowledge.
A shamanic practitioner is the one who through alteration of her state of consciousness is able to communicate and interact with the non-ordinary worlds from which she can get knowledge and healing both for herself and her community. By entering into communication with spiritual forces and allies, and her inner power, she is able to energetically work for her own wellbeing, and the one of the community, becoming also an intermediary between the physical reality and the unseen world.

[Credits: ©Cristina Pandolfo. No permission of copy and reproduction without the author's consent]

RITE OF THE WOMB

There is a lineage of women who freed themselves from suffering. This lineage of women wants us to remember: 
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
The feminine spirit of the jungle reminds us of this simple and vital truth:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
This lineage of women through the jungle medicine has given us the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki: The Rite of the Womb.
Once you receive it you share it with as many women as possible.
You raise your hands and summon the lineage by saying:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
You activate the rite within yourself by placing both hands over your womb and repeating:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
You transmit the wisdom from your womb to hers:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
She affirms that she received the wisdom in her womb repeting:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
Let's heal our womb; let's heal our mother's, sister's, and daughter's wombs. And in this way bring healing to our Mother Earth.


Nurturing the womb
Once you have received the Rite of the Womb you nurture its power with the following practices.

1 - If you still have your menses then on your next cycle you find an intimate space and time to give some of your menstrual blood to the Earth. You can bleed directly on the Earth or you can collect some of your blood on a small container and pour it on the Earth while repeating the following words:
I release my fear so I may embrace freedom
I release my pain so I may embrace joy
I release my anger so I may embrace compassion
I release my sadness so I may embrace peace
.
And you can add any other words that ring true for you.

2 - If you are in your years of plenitude (after menopause) then you'll do a ritual on the next dark moon. You create an intimate space to offer red wine to the earth while repeating the words:
I release my fear so I may embrace freedom
I release my pain so I may embrace joy
I release my anger so I may embrace compassion
I release my sadness so I may embrace peace
.
And you can add any other words that ring true for you.

You do this at least once and up to thirteen moons to fully empower your womb.

3 - If a girl before menarche (first menstrual blood) receives the rite and she wants to do a ritual, then she offers flowers to the full moon. This is because her womb is still blossoming and has not yet release her first flower. She can also repeat the words: I release my fear so I may embrace freedom I release my pain so I may embrace joy.
She is guided to say only the first two sentences, so she does not become overwhelmed, and then anything else that rings true for her.

4 - Share the rite of the womb with the women of your community. Every time you transmit the rite you strengthen its power in your womb.

The Rite of the Womb is completely free. As Womb Keeper I can offer you the Rite at the end of any workshop, meeting, counsultancy or during specific ceremonies arranged from time to time.

To know more:
RITE OF THE WOMB
The 13th rite of the Munay-Ki
www.theriteofthewomb.com

Back

All good things are Wild and Free

Moon wisdom

The energy of each moon phase influences both the spiritual and the material dimension. The moon is also deeply connected with women's menstrual cycle and its creative power so, as females, celebrate the moon means to honour our own nature, and reclaime our divine rhythm.

Female mysteries

Both women and Mother Earth give life, give birth to creation.
Within the womb of a woman are creative and destructive energies reflection of dynamic laws of nature, and its seasonal cycles. The inner mysteries of females body are doors to the wisdom on the Earth and to its untamed forces.

Spirit of Plants

Working with nature Spirits we can focus on our heart and senses with trust, love and intention to merge our own consciousness with plants intelligence. We can come back to our roots rememebring the holy connection of all living beings, embracing life with awarness, gratitude and integrity.