The Red Tent is sacred space where women would come together and honor Life; their fertility, the cycles and stages of a woman’s life and how we show up as Women in our families, community, relationships, for the Earth and with Spirit. Women are the Creatresses of the Earth with our natural capacity to give birth and act as the vessel transporting new Souls into Being. Through the wisdom of our bodies and our Wombs, we have direct access to the mystery of all Life, the Cosmos and how we sustain life on Earth. Women gather together in Temple, in the Red Tent to nourish ourselves, to remember, and access the collective wisdom needed for humanity. Many cultures have had these practices and often it was the men who protected women during these gatherings as we were the grounding and Wisdom Keepers for our communities.
Now more than ever it is crucial for Women to gather in these sacred ways and access the wisdom needed for the flourishing of our world.
The theme of our annual Visionary Gathering at Tara Mandala is Sexual Sovereignty. I know that “sexual” can have a charge for many people, and it can conjure up all sort of misbeliefs, images, fears, or fantasies… positive, negative and everything in between. I encourage you to read the Visionary Statement of Wisdom Women’s Sacred Sexuality Council here. This offers an understanding of the deeper meaning of “Sacred Sexuality” and why it is in particularly important at this time.
In the aftermath of the #metoo and #timesup movements it is glaringly obvious that it is time for us to look at what we have allowed and forgotten around our sexuality, what we failed to honor and teach each other. What do we want to create for ourselves and our children? How do we shift the energies of abuse of power, manipulation, objectification and the larger collective Shadow of Sexuality in our culture (i.e. pedophilia, sex trafficking, rape culture, demeaning and violent pornography, etc.)?
How do we stand in our Sexual Sovereignty and know our body’s wisdom, have healthy relationships, and be happy within ourselves? [Read more…]