A woman’s journey back into the body is a journey of awakening, a journey of liberation in its most genuine meaning.
We are blessed today by living and enjoying the fruits of the woman’s liberation movement. Women in the western world are enjoying rights, freedom and empowerment that we may never have experienced before on earth.
The woman’s liberation movement was about breaking free from the home, the home that had become a prison, we had to break free from the restrictive roles that no longer served us.
The new woman’s movement that we are seeing today is a returning back home.
Not to the home that imprisoned us, but home to our bodies, home to our feeling world, home to what we call awakened and integrated feminine values.
Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery,
teach me how to trust
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
the blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter my Sacred Space
and love beyond my fear,
and thus Walk in Balance
with the passing of each glorious Sun.
~ Lakota Prayer
(According to the Native People, the Sacred Space
is the space between exhalation and inhalation.)
So let us have a taste of this right now. You can do very simple embodiment practice with me, when you are sitting reading theses words, perhaps you are sitting down somewhere, just see if you can bring your attention to your feet.
Drop your attention down there almost like dropping a rock to the bottom of the ocean.
Simply notice the sensation of the feet, of the heal, of the toes, and beneath the feet, and on top of the feet.
Imagine now an empty pitcher. When you pour water into the pitcher, it will rise from the bottom up.
In the same way awareness can begin to rise up the legs, up to the knees.
Feeling the knees , and up the thighs. Rising up, through the hips, filling the pelvis.
Imagine the pelvis as a bowl, and how a warm, golden, healing oil is in this bowl now.
If you sit just rotate your hips, so this healing oil can touch the inside walls of your pelvis.
Imagine that the oil is rising up, filling your chest, shoulders, and arms.
When it reaches all the way up to the head; take a few deep breaths and imagine that all this oil will pour down through the body and down into the earth beneath you. Slowly slowly let this thick oil leave the head,
pouring down the shoulders, through the chest, down into the belly, and down into the legs,
and down the feet, and all the way down into the ground.
Now take a moment to feel your body and notice if you are a bit more aware,
a bit more present in the body right now.
You have just done a very simple embodiment practice.