Coming of Age for Women

Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

8 Stations of the Womb


1 – Sacred Elixir

I open and awaken my consciousness to realize the supreme gift of my Womb blood, that is the source of all life on earth and the only portal to bring life to the planet.

2 – Moon Tea

I am excited to create a practice (with my daughter, sister relative or friend) to return our blood to the earth, in a chosen place, whether in a pot plant, or a garden. By using a natural sea sponge tampon (or similar) and making moon tea in a special teapot of beauty.

3 – Honoring my Blood

I let go the need to hide or ignore my bleeding time, or blame it for “crankiness”.

I will not act as if there is nothing spectacular happening within me!

4 – Power Shift

I begin to embrace & celebrate the increased consciousness I feel in my Soulful Womb Blood, through the waxing of the moon.

Luminus dreaming, stronger feelings, and emotions, increased sensitivities and a deeper connection to all. Or simply, lively creation energies emerging.

5 – Releasing from Abuse

I am ready to dedicate time to meditate on releasing personal, historic & karmic abuse, during the waning moon.

These block me from reaching my potential.

At the foot of a waterfall or in a bath tub with meteorites & Epson salts, lodestones, I visualize the weight of the water drawing out toxins. I use the luminous structure meditation to support this work.

This practice allows space for pure new life to enter.

6 – Feminine Power of Creation

After daily releasing for 2 weeks, I am ready, during the waxing moon, to sit in a warm nurturing Dark space, in silence.

This safe and protected space was previously cleared and cleansed. I can open my heart and soul and receive the blessings of the Feminine Creation energies, of the cosmic mother, directly.

I can feel my womb blood imprinted with her Wisdom, like a strong current surging through the water. I realize that these are Soulful energies that enliven the earth and all on it!

7 – Elementals

I honor the Elementals and develop a loving relationship with each one.

These four are my friends and companions in the work of creating anything Sacred.

The Fire ‘burns off” the water gathers & imprints, the earth & the crystals store knowledge and the air move energy (research this further in your own time).

8 – Pure New Life

I am ready to dedicate a half hour each day of my moon time, with my daughter or friend or solo, in a sanctuary or at an altar of my creation.

Use the Luminus structure med to gather in and listen to the voice of the Earth, the Cosmos and the Ocean.

As I release, my womb becomes void and is a pure clean ground for new pure life to enter.

Therefore, this is my sweet time to create beauty. I am like a sponge now. So I ask my family to support my work for the next two weeks.

“Gender Neutrality” and the Red Tent

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

gender balanceMy work with the red tent (Moon Lodge) and Feminine Spirituality and how it supports my current gender balanced life style. I am realizing that this needs clarifying.

Since the 60’s, thanks to my father, I was trained in skills normally attributed to boys only.

From navigation and directional awareness, to learning how things work, spatial awareness and mechanics, carpentry, sailing and paddling etc. I had a natural creative pull and was always dreaming and imagining.

This upbringing gave me confidence to leave my familiar western life style and jump into a completely new environment. Living simply and roughly from a knapsack for a quite a few years I explored the world and cultures unfamiliar to me.  However I had no female role models to inspire me and admired more the adventurous life style open to men. At that time in the 60’s and 70’s it was so. I knew little of the feminine nature and felt the lack of respect for it. I began the search for creative art with a level of deep feeling, emotion and powerful presence. It led me, during my travels, to the jungle shaman and their way. Little did I know it was leading me to discover The Feminine Principal long hidden!

From there I came to the realization that the powerful prime experience of creating life within our wombs was the original shamanic path, and that the path of the blood masteries, that only women hold, is the way for women to reach enlightenment. The only way… and the way most hidden. Is it any wonder few women hold world leadership roles?

How was it possible for a healthy male/female balance within a woman or a man to occur, when the inspiring and pure qualities of one half, the female half, is totally missing or distorted?

The two alchemical processes are polar opposite, totally sacred and necessary in order for the world to thrive.

I came to terms with the fact that, women can more easily learn the skills of the masculine virtues because they are “held up to the light” and glorified in our society, but for women to learn the skills of the feminine virtues is almost impossible, because they are hidden or twisted. The negative attributes are of course clearly highlighted and held up for scorn.

We all know that the patriarchy that is enforced by both genders has not only silenced the Divine Feminine creative force but often demonized it. This is crippling for both women and men today.

We all desire balance within. It is in our DNA at our source, for in the beginning we know that we were not separate.

So how was I to find a true balance, now that I was listing heavily to my male side?

It was pretty obvious, I had to dig up and untangle the true feminine powers and free them to blossom, eventually into my life and hopefully into others. Then I would be able to find the balance myself and hold both precious qualities in my soul equally. There is such a powerful and moving sense of truth and beauty in some people of “two spirits.” So this inspired me to begin my search for the true feminine. And I had a lot of help. Dreams and follow up clues began to surface.

What an exciting ride. While I delve into the alchemy of the purpose of the Moon Blood and the Womb Chakra and even the Virgin Birth mystery, I live my life more balanced than before: slowly bringing my feminine qualities forward to match my over developed masculine ones.

Painted on the ceiling of my ceremony room is the great Sri Yantra; a perfect example of the interlocking of Masculine and Feminine polar opposite qualities.  They are indeed not neutral or blended! Here is what R.Steiner said “the masculine principal cannot create, for it is the end result of all that is born from the sacred feminine source.”

The Masculine is Divine Order, the Feminine is Divine Creation.

The Feminine is the beginning of all, the Creator, the principal of abundance, forever unfolding in all directions, outpouring in vibrancy and joy.

 The Masculine brings structure and finishing to that all the Feminine creates. We constantly move from creation into ordering or from femininity into masculinity in our work….Like loam into crystal. For me, this endearing metaphor allows me to embrace both equally, as I sense how they work together inside of me.

Can you feel these qualities within you? Can you feel how vital they both are to be recognized, in their differences, within you? (If you desire a healthy balance.) If there is too much masculine there comes a lack of feeling and soulfulness and too much hard, linear insensitivity, a brittle dryness. If there is too much feminine there comes a lack of rationality and common sense and too much circular repetition, a moldy decay.

The Sri Yantra says it all in the visual language and from our ancestors. Here are the seven downward pointing triangles of the feminine, and the seven upward pointing triangles of the masculine. They are tightly interlaced and inseparable; yet each holding their own form and purpose, vibrating and ready to create, forming a starry perfection together. But each can be clearly seen as individual perfect aspects of Life: the feminine direction of “soul creation into the illusion” and the masculine direction of “transcendence into spirit.” My musings on the virtues are below.

Feminine virtues

Creation energies
Enduring strength
Past, present, future awareness
Inner world
Dark (nurturing/warm/gestating)


Masculine Virtues

Ordering energies
Power strength
Focused, present awareness
Outer world
Dominance/light (transcendence/clarity)


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Musings on the Need for Balance

Posted: February 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Siberian ShamanThere is a view, it seems that pits white culture against indigenous cultures that live with reverence towards nature and therefore towards the feminine principal and women themselves.

The white culture is extremely patriarchal and so we have all, men and women, indeed lost touch with the feminine within, and so subjugate nature based cultures, and label them undeveloped.

The positive aspects of the masculine are mostly buried today and the negative aspects have gone wildly destructive, without positive feminine qualities engaged, to sustain balance.

What I feel both types of societies have forgotten is that this white culture too was once nature based, one holding great reverence for nature and the feminine and was thus balanced and more harmonious than now.

White women and men, of power and influence, were part of a thriving European nature based culture. Yes even white women had moon lodges and birthing temples and Witches were held in high esteem for their beautiful healing and midwifery skills.

Yes even white women were landowners and farmers. White men were not seen as weak to shed a tear and to honor their emotions! There was less pressure on them to be “superior and hard hearted”. It’s difficult to believe that white men, in the past, shared equally with women in business, property ownership, decision making, prophecy, philosophy, higher learning etc.

Yet it is true. We have been steered away from remembering our true history.

Many white women today are reaching out to learn from all who are in tune with their inner feminine, no matter the gender or culture, to remember who they are!

In Europe it has been at least 3000 years since this balance existed, at least in pockets! …it is long lost, and difficult to access. Most recently, its worst state of fear of the feminine was in the middle ages, during the 300 years of witch burnings, led by our white brothers (and supported by some white sisters).

This newly blossoming search for the Inner Divine Feminine is being eagerly sought by women, and some men, of many cultures today.

Now I realize I have omitted the other patriarchal cultures that oppress the feminine spirit, such as the Middle East, and India and China. I am focusing this musing to, white verses “colonies” because the white culture went out to conquer, convert and destroy other nations. So as a white woman healer, artist and spiritual feminist, I do not align myself with my white brother’s history and feel estranged from them.

I am rejoicing to see this trend coming, of the return of the Divine Feminine and to see white men being attracted to it, even though in small numbers! This movement knows no boundaries and embraces all and everyone as equal and that is why it feels right. The Feminine principal in women holds the direct link to pure Soul energy.

Creations of profound beauty cannot be birthed on earth without a deep connection to a purified Feminine Soul, together with a loving heart.

There are two qualities within the Masculine and Feminine principals, which are confused on a “popular” level I feel. The Masculine principal holds divine and not so divine qualities, as does the Feminine. The patriarchal culture makes the mistake of holding up to the light the positive aspect of itself and the negative aspects of the Feminine.

In this way the positive, or rather divine aspects of the Feminine, have been lost, silenced or distorted.

For example in our current culture, the sun is seen as life giving and the moon is seen as destructive. If we lived in a Matriarch (which would be just as awful in reverse) the moon would be life giving and the sun destructive, both are wrong.

In a balanced view, the moon would be known to cause things to grow round and full and low, and gather in and magnify all the beauty. The Sun would be seen as what forms and finishes and give divine order to all the beauty that the Feminine creates. In our coming Egalitarian culture (as prophesied by the Mayan) this will come to be realized and lived.

I am not denying the destructive aspects of the sun and moon. The sun and its light can burn, overexpose, dry up and kill. Without the gentle, quiet, protective Darkness, to reflect in and restore oneself in, we would die. The Moon also can attract negative energies and magnify that! So we have four active aspects to show the contrast in life.

I am grateful to the Indigenous people for preserving, against all odds, the Feminine Soul Wisdom, within their heritages, and in sharing it with those who seek truth and in helping us remember where it lies…in our wounded, shattered souls.

I am grateful for the re-discovery of the Sanskrit Palm Leaves in India and of the Inca tradition of the Womb, kept sacred and hidden until the 1970’s.

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The Luminus Structure…a woman’s path to enlightenment- Aug 2014

Posted: December 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | No Comments »

The luminus structure is a scematic of the function of the Womb chakra. It is how women connect divine energy to the body. It contains both male & female principals.

Note that the fem. triangle points downward but its foundation(base) is in the spiritual realm. Also note that the male triangle is pointing upward to the spiritual yet its foundation is in the material, earthly realm.

The fem. creation energies are of the dark void (full of vibrating potential of all) At conception the male principal ignites one of those vibrations. Then the fem.principal nurtures and develops that idea so that it grows,develops & manifests during the gestation period.

At birth the masc. & fem. principals within the womans body,work together in harmony to fully bring the creation to term in the 3-D world of illusion. This stage allows the light to engage equaly with the creation energies of the dark womb, thus combining the polar opposite energies of female and male– forming & finishing.

This process, bonds back to one, the polar energies, like the Great Creation before the “split” or the “big bang” and is called ‘Jappa creation’ in Inca terms.. This quantum creation of bringing in something entirely new, all takes place within the womb. And is a form of enlightenment,or magic…creating something out of nothing!

The womb with its sacred nature has one bring blessings to the planet. to connect to and pull in divine energy and so create new & divinely inspired life.(whether conceptual or human!)

To gather & pull down this divine energy every woman needs to first clear her womb with special training and with soul clearing practices . Otherwise she will have little accesses to to enlightenment.

The trancendance path to enlightenment works against a womans becoming, unless she has first purified her womb from anscetoral abuse, mastered the Blood Masteries and the Luminus Structure meditations. She needs to fully understands the power of her womb.

The male trancendance path to enlightenment is called Ranti. It is when 2 similar things find resonance which allows for a third thing to pop out- such as an “atunement” or when two resonant tones create a “harmonic” .

Religious practices of the last 3000 years or so,use the Ranti approach to enlightenment.We attempt to raise ourselves to a level of unconditional love,thus atuning to a divine vibration.

Inca wisdom of the Feminine via Cindy Lindsay.


The Black Madonna…my understanding

Posted: July 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | No Comments »

She is the Cosmos, the great cosmic void, the source of all creation, the silent Divine Darkness which brims with all potential of all that is to be and what has been. A place of great intensity and anticipation. The place of gestation. The Womb. The nurturing warm, darkness were life grows to perfection. All tender new life unfolds from within the Black Madonna/  Dark Mother. No Light is allowed here, for all new life would die from premature over exposure.

So we see Her image with a tiny Sun on her lap. For the Sun’s light reaches only so far into her great vast realm. In her hand she holds the planet earth. The other hand shelters her Moon, which is in her Sun’s hand. The Moon controls the waters & the Blood of Life. The Sun’s other hand forms a gesture…a voice. He appears to express what she is creating. He brings divine order to her creations, if he is sitting on her lap, and remains deeply connected to her Soulfulness.

The Black Madonna gives birth to the whole solar system as well as the universe beyond. It is all contained within her. She is the Soul energy which enlivens all of her Creations and gives will and feeling and substance to them. She is the master of Divine Manifestation. Her movement is downward pointing, into Illusion. She is warm and moist and makes all things grow wide and round and full of loving emotion and feeling. Her tools are the elements. Her sister is woman. A woman’s womb is the gateway to bring the Black Madonna’s blessings to the Earth in all ways. on all levels. A woman holds a direct link back to the first creation in her earthly womb.

Maureen Walton 2014


Colour is born out of the Dark! From Lianne Collot (Steiner)

Posted: July 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | No Comments »

When darkness meets with the light it appears as a rainbow.

Light cannot give birth. For it is the end result of all that was born in the Dark.

Darkness moves in all directions & is forever unfolding & birthing (it is the womb space & primary resting place of the Soul)

Light forms & gives structure to everything the Darkness creates.

Quote;  “The arising & weaving of movement by Cosmic Soul, is carried on the nurturing hands of Darkness…to reveal itself as illuminating colour!” Liane Collot.

Colous behind the Light;  (cool)

Green– carries a spiritual quality deeply into the world of soul.So balancing the two opposite love energies of Masc. & Fem.

Turquoise; Transperent,a cosmic feeling colour,frozen in th e light, living in soul & longing for weight.

Cobalt: an opaque colour moving toward the light. Holding the will of the sacred darkness.

Indigo: free from light, Indigo is the door to mystery. a veil before the unknown, bringing you from a feeling of aloneness to a feeling of” all is one!”

Violet;  In suspension. A lake of compassion, quieting, nursing conscience.

Colours in Front of the Light:

Lime Green;  release of the first veil of darkness. Shattering dividing & reforming. Lime is split by the powerful antipathy of light.

Yellow; Radiating joy! Dying into the light(absence of dark)

Orange; Expression of awe,a gathering of soulful weight. Dark in its concentration.

Carmine: Seed of the soulful sacred dark.Resulting in an active, willing & strengthening of ideals. Expanding nature of darkness & longing for compassion.

Magenta; a revelation of creative mercy! Holding an eternal outpouring of creative will!

The perception of colour is affected by our depth of feeling.

For example one sees colour more intensely in fever (or green tea) The experience of colour can become more deadened through a lifetime because of our modern life styles. (atrophy of soul quality) this is found in a lack of enthusiasm, inner striving & will. It is revealed in colour blindness. (Since more men than woman suffer colour blindness, it reveals the lack of the inner feminine connection in men)

Colour is free movement of soul in spirit. Colour is an expression of cosmic feeling in continual movement.If one can “feel” the shift from one colour to another, one is feeling the movement of the Soul, and so we engage in “enlivening” Nature & working with the Elementals.

Sept 2013 Maureen


Keeping His-story on track

Posted: June 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | 1 Comment »

Dismissing Hippies as fluff is dishonoring the emerging of a more Feminine and Egalitarian era. Aprox.1960 to 1980

This was a time of the blossoming of the Feminine Nature in men & women.

Note- the Hippies were a tiny minority of youth challenging the majority, who were indulging in the affluence of the times.(these became the yuppies)

-Unisex- seeking balance

-Shacking up- initiating trial marriage and creating “common law” partnerships.

-Dressing down- breaking the dress code & challenging false authority and class distinction (no make up or “hairdos” for women, no “power suits” for men – east Indian soft cotton clothing became popular for both sexes.

-Motherhood – banishing the culturally imposed shame and ostracizing of single mothers ( labeled as “used women” & sent to Institutions with enforced labour) First abortion clinics proposed. The pill created.

-Leave no Footprint – seeking a simple and natural life style. Not chasing the almighty$ and adopting an anti-materialistic life style. Back to the land.

-Creating Communes – some successful self sustaining communities still flourish, of the many attempted . One example is Morning Glory in Northern Ontario- 40 year history.

-Education-focus on self directed learning. Blossoming of home schooling, grass roots & hands on learning. Influenced the open concept public school design.

-Flower Power- brave young men daring to show respect for their inner feminine feeling nature by wearing flowers & offering them to soldiers and other men.

-Social Titles and Hierarchy- treating all as equals & addressing others by first names only. (this was seen as very disrespectful.) Challenging control & domination by upper class and government.

-Spirituality- breaking away from Christian religion and searching for a new understanding in eastern religions and in Native spirituality. Brought Yoga to the West. Reviving the personal home altar. Searching for meaning through the use of hallucinogenic.

-Travel- seeking a wider education through travel to other cultures on “$5 a day” Avoiding tourist attractions and mingling with the people.

-Protesting- peaceful anti-war protests- focused on Love & Peace. Influenced John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s peace mission.

-A soft peaceful Feminism- was a natural part of the Hippie movement, It became more militant after the Hippie movement was over shadowed by the slow return of the patriarch.

-Health food- initiating home grown produce & gardens. First organic farms set up. Early health stores established.

-Eco homes- early solar technology. Using primitive means(black pipes & water barrels, green houses, early earth homes & geodesic domes.)

-Art- art forms of traditional woman’s handwork revived. (weaving, macramé ,clay pottery etc.)

Maureen Walton. June 2014

This era broke many engrained oppressive codes & taboos brought from the “old world.” Old issues fell away through a soft approach. It was not easy. Spirituality & Individuality was central to this movement & so different from communism and socialism.


Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Posted: May 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | 2 Comments »

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair! A Shamanic journey. A retelling by Maureen Walton 2014

Once upon a time there was a young woman who was pregnant. She was full of joy & felt as powerful as the great Creator herself…which she was . All her senses were peaked and presently her sense of taste flooded in, as she noticed the lush crop of hardy northern vegetables in her neighbours back yard! It was rapini, also known as rapunzel. So nourishing and green! Her dear partner, wishing to please, leapt the fence and gathered a big armful. ‘Not so fast’ came a voice! It was the gardens owner. ‘If only you had asked I would have given but this is a transgression that needs payment’. The old woman made him promise to give up his baby when she was seven years old.

Partly out of fear & partly from careless thinking that she would forget, or be dead in seven years, he agreed.

So time past and one day the old woman knocked on their door & before you could wink ,she had whisked the child away by magic.

The old woman took her to a hidden sanctuary situated on a powerful fault line in a forest. It was an ancient stone tower and had two rooms at the top and a little balcony. This was where oracles came to spend time in deep meditation & seclusion. It was richly and comfortably furnished and held many ritual objects and instruments. Here the old woman proceeded to pass on her vast knowledge to Rapunzel. For that was her name. The old woman often sang medicine songs to Rapunzel as she combed and braided her hair. Rapunzel grew in purity & wisdom. Time passed and her hair became very long. All her power seemed to be bound up in her hair, that was never cut. The old woman would leave for extended times now that Rapunzel was older and Rapunzel would tie off her hair to the railing & let the old gal climb up, as the stairs had long ago been sealed off.

One morning after the old woman had left her, to go on a mission, Rapunzel was singing her sweet songs out over the forest , when a man appeared from out of the thick woods. Both were shocked. Both were afraid. For the young man knew only powerful witches dwelt there. And the young woman knew that her time of seclusion was over.

They studied each other for a long time and read each others field of being. In time they began to speak. And finally she let down her hair for him. After professing their love he departed, promising to return to free her.

Of course when the old teacher returned to visit her prodigy, she sensed immediately the change, the smell of her and the look in her eyes. IN a rage and in despair she cut off Rapunzels hair. As if to sever forever the student who had violated the strict law of seclusion. Then she tied off the braid and waited. When the young man returned and had climbed most of the way up to the tower balcony, he plunged to the thorn bushes below, as the old woman let go the severed braid. Then she spirited Rapunzel away to a distant dry landscape, and left her alone.

So began the young couples yearning , and the search for the other. The young man was blinded by the thorns and could not find his way to his own home , or to Rapunzel. He became a beggar, forever listening for the sound of her sweet voice.

Meanwhile Rapunzel retreated to the safety of the forest to give birth to their child .She emerged saftely and in time ,because of her beautiful voice, was welcomed in many town squares to sing for people and thus she & her baby were fed & given shelter.

So it was, by fate, one day that the two arrived in the same town and the young man heard his sweethearts voice drifting to his ears. He walked towards the sound and soon felt her arms around him with her tears of joy falling into his wounded eyes. This was the medicine he needed, for soon he could see once more and Rapunzel , her hair now long again, realized her power had returned.

So they returned to the young man’s own home, with their beautiful child. And do you know that he was the King of that land and she became the Queen.

And so true balance and peace reigned in that country for as long as they lived…and that’s all I know of them.


Stories of the original trinities

Posted: April 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | 1 Comment »

Stories of the original trinities 

Two examples- Anne, Mary, Jesus-  Grandmother, Kahetosuk, Dagonawida

Mother, Daughter, Son. – Divine Creator Mothers & Divine Order Son = harmony

Present in all global creation stories.

This the  Iroquois story of the Peacemakers (re-told from the mothers’ view by Maureen Walton 2014)

Once a young woman fled her village to find healing & peace in the forest. All the tribes and nations were lost in pain, fear, violence and fighting.
She traveled far away, her tools and medicine on her back. She found a private oasis on the north shore of a lake under an ancient oak.

She let her tears flow into the swift river so her grief could be  carried away in the current. She built a fire & let her pain burn off in the flames. She sat on the sweet earth and let her fears that had accumulated in her womb blood, release into the soil. Time passed. She fell into deep sleeps. When she woke she felt she finally had space inside her womb. A quiet peaceful void, brimming with potential and with deep connection to Creation itself. It was then she realized the animals were living alongside and her and not harming her.

She began to create beautiful things with her hands. Things to prepare for winter with. She planted a 3 sisiter’s garden. She wove storage baskets, she fashioned elegant bows and spears. She made a rattle. All the while her mind was strongly rooted in sacred contemplation of the waters the earth and the cosmos. She listened intently to the messages of these elements.

Her happiness increased as her once shattered Soul was restored to wholeness. She danced a circle deosil , round her sacred fire. She dove deeply into the river daily. She was creating a life for herself. Her night dreams began to be filled with a mission of peace…of unity. She dreamed awake. Dreams ran together whether she was sleeping or waking. She fell easily into trance and was shown the whole plan to bring unity to humanity. She was visited by her spirit family.

She cut and bent saplings to form an inverted bowl like structure. She bound it with reeds and wove it through with cedar boughs. She brought down some geese and lined her lodge with feathers .Thus down guarded she sheltered from the coming winter, safe within . The winds blew and the snows drifted over  her dwelling. There In trance the spirit of the wind blew round her and she knew she had conceived. After a while she felt the presence of a great soul being drawn towards her own soul, deep within her womb. All winter long she tenderly built and formed this child, drawing from the bones and blood of her own body and attracting Divine energy directly from the Prime Creator Herself  .

In spring she emerged ready to birth. In the shallows she squatted and drew out her baby girl. She swam with her to deeper waters, cut the cord & nursed her. If you could have seen them from above…they both glowed with shimmering auras.

Time passed in bliss. Though misadventures and trials were woven through , they were protected and safe. They wanted for nothing. Her daughter inherited her mother’s hard won wisdom instantly. She was after all a divinely inspired child born from the purified and holy womb of her mother and by a spiritual father.

They knew no other humans. But they knew nature well and their communication was as telepathic as the birds & animals . They could sense everything near and far. All their clairs were open.

And so in time the same wind blew round the daughter and she also conceived. She also carefully built and formed the child with her blood. She also received into her soulful womb a powerful soul , but this time of a boy. This then is the magic of three. For when he was born he inherited the wisdom of both his mothers.  And so the completion of their mission was sealed. He would bring order and forward movement to all that his mothers had created.

He was surrounded by love.  His mothers taught him to hunt & fish and instructed him in all practical and spiritual ways. For nothing is separate from the sacred. Truth and beauty was all they knew. Therefore they attracted that beauty into their rich lives and so were safe from harm.

One day they saw a strange sight. Some say it was a craft that floated in the air and was of red granite. Others say it was a white birch bark canoe sailing by. They could not fathom it or register its meaning. But the boy found soon , the same red stone shot through with crystal, nearby and was inspired to carve a canoe from it. It became his passion. His mothers sang to him and beat their water drums. For they knew it was part of the mission .

Now they were all dreaming of the details of how the unity mission would work . Chiefs would be chosen, by the women , to lead. Ceremonies would be designed and laws would be put in place.  Surfacing from a trance the daughter, who’s name was Kahetosuk, counseled her son.” Never  allow order and law to over take the presence of the  creative flow, or all will fall into destruction once more. But this time from too much control. rather than from lack of it”.  He promised.

So it was that their son , Dagonawida, launched his impossible craft and with his mothers’ blessings , sailed away. The mothers had told him that if the sap of the great oak ran red they would know he was in danger and would come to his aid.   Until then they would “hold space” and ground his work from afar. And so begins the story of his journey to bring peace amoung the nations.

Re-told by Maureen Walton (this is from the original story of the Peacemaker as heard orally from various versions on Tyendinaga Territory. The life of the Mothers was not included in the Mohawk version that I heard, with the exception of the three trials by the Mother. This info came from my imagination as I painted this story down the school halls, as well as from my communications with Andree Morgana , Marcine Quesner and from Marguerite Rigoglioso PHD)


Power of the Womb Retreat NO. 2 Jan 17.2014

Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Wyldwood Sojourn | No Comments »

Feminine Retreat Women's Murals | Red Tent Wyldwood SojournI am excited about this Winter retreat. We will be creating snow altars to Pachamama! We will have the stove lit in the tiny yurt…our Sacred space,moon Lodge,were we will practice our listening and meditations. The waterfall is perfectly situated in the west,though frozen in time! Edgar,our cook is preparing elegant dishes from the vegan diet,warming and nutritious. The communal sleeping loft has an added feature of two south facing skylights in the attic roof. it is here also we will clear for our sacred circle discussions of the Qero wisdom of the Womb Power.In the downstairs studio we will gather for creating clay and copper art works to honour the womb. All this in the deeply delicious Darkness of winter. The perfect time to go inward and share stories and knowledge,. this is not about “shadow work” this is about Creation and Birthing work! The good aspect of the Dark.