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Awakening the Creative and Forgotten Powers of the Feminine
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About The Book
• Contains exercises to open the womb’s energetic pathways, release toxic emotions, and harness creative potential
• Reveals how the womb’s energies are crucial for the spiritual shift of 2012: birthing a new civilization
• Shows how the awakened womb can also bring about male spiritual transformation
In the past and in present-day indigenous traditions, women have known that the womb houses the greatest power a woman possesses: the power to create on all levels. Utilized in the process of giving birth, this power of creation can also be tapped in the birth of projects, careers, personal healing, spirituality, and relationships. However, because the womb stores the energetic imprint of every intimate encounter--loving or not--the creative voice of the womb is often muffled or absent altogether, affecting the emotional, mental, and spiritual health of women and their relationships.
Drawing on sacred traditions from ancient India, Tibet, Egypt, Gnostic Christianity, and Judaism, the practice of Womb Wisdom empowers women to become aware of the intuitive voice of the womb outside of pregnancy and the moon cycle to unlock this potent inner source for creativity, birthing the new conscious children, spiritual growth, and transformation not only for themselves but also for their male partners. The authors include exercises to clear the past, release toxic emotions, open the womb’s energetic pathways, activate the sacred sensual self, bring balance to relationships, and harness creative potential. Including intimate, individual stories of women experiencing the opening of the womb, this book also explores the forgotten sacred sites of the womb around the world as well as how the womb’s energies are crucial to birth a new civilization in the spiritual shift of 2012.
The Second Spiral
The Flowering Womb
During times of crisis or transition, individual or collective, we are forced to look beyond everyday life for answers. It is almost as if the outer chaos and disruption force us to look internally, where the answers lie. Through this action we experience a deep knowing about something else that lies beyond the world of appearances, divisions, and conflict: The Flowering Womb.
The Flowering Womb is the Second Spiral, when the womb itself begins to open and bloom through the attention and conscious focus you give it. This opening occurs as you drop your center of gravity and focus down from your head and into the womb, so your center of power, awareness, and action emanates from it.
Try this for a moment. Stop reading, and simply close your eyes. Look down into your womb and breathe into it.
As your actions and focus start to come from the womb, you start to dialogue with, and listen to, the womb’s voice. The Voice of the Womb is a voice long forgotten, but once contacted it becomes a staunch ally and your inner guru. This is more than the voice of your intuition; this is the voice of your feminine essence, where you birth and create from, the center of your unique power as a woman.
The womb becomes your most trusted friend and ally, a guide to listen to and ask your deepest questions. Many women have shared with me that once they recognize this voice and wisdom of their womb, they realize that what they once thought was the voice of their spirit guides, Spirit, or even God was actually the voice of their womb! They had been placing this voice outside, when in fact it has always been within.
As the womb flowers, it starts to experience circulation of energy within itself, connecting the womb to the heart. This is accompanied by a fundamental shift of perspective in where you come from as a woman. You become present to the fear of expression; the contraction contained within this deep space of power.
We start to connect into the Second Spiral by feeling the Pulse of life-force directly in the womb itself. Just as you have a heartbeat, so do you have a womb beat, the heartbeat of birthing. Each is incomplete without the other, and each needs the other in order for you to become a whole woman, uniting love and power in your body. As both pulse beats unite, a dynamic, joyful, orgasmic life-affirming yes! flows through you.
Feeling the Pulse of the womb allows that which you have been holding onto to release out of your system, as the Pulse brings to life that which has been stagnant and buried. This Pulse is a direct reconnection to your core, clearing negative electrical charges, memories, traumas, and shocks of the past. It is unique to any other form of energy or bodywork.
In the past the Pulse was known as the dragon energy, the primordial serpent power, raw, untamed feminine energy, wild and free. The womb contains this in the form of a strong ball of energy, a concentrated nucleus of living, fertile, vibrant aliveness and sensual power that, once released, floods the whole system with life flow. Only the heart can guide this vibrant, fertile, awakening power of the womb.
And only the connection between the womb and the heart can make this ancient primordial power really live again.
“For most it is not possible to pass alone through this strong, deep, energy--to welcome it; to make love with it. You can’t give birth without being in connection. You can’t give birth in a state of seclusion, for to give birth means we stay completely in connection with All That Is, with the pain and the death, with the purest joy and love, with it all. When we welcome it, love it, and make love with all parts of being, then a great magic can come true. You can give birth to the mystery of life.”
Allowing the Pulse to activate and charge through us makes us fluid, able to flow with what is happening without being fixed to a story or belief. The charges dissolve, and blissful joy explodes within us, flooding and connecting our whole being, dissolving anything that is not this. This is a potent experience and really brings us home to the power of the womb and the joy contained within it.
This is a practice to access the Pulse of the Womb. Tibetan monks have used it for thousands of years to open and clear their bodymind system. When done properly it releases the binds of the womb and allows the free flow of life force to rush through the body.
Pulsing is done with two partners of the same weight and can be done with men and women. It is best done in a guided context in a safe-retreat setting.
1. Put on some sensual, percussive music that you feel you can move to.
2. Partner A lies on the ground. Partner B straddles partner A, sitting gently on the womb area, placing the knees on the ground on either side of partner A’s hips. Make sure you are both comfortable. Talk to each other to ensure you are sitting on the womb.
3. Sit and meditate for a moment, tuning in to each other’s energy and feelings. Breathe in harmony with your partner. Inhale and exhale at the same time.
4. When ready, partner B gently starts to rock his or her pelvis back and forth on the womb of partner A, generating life-force energy.
5. After a few minutes, increase the tempo of the pulsing. Sensations and feelings will arise--simply breathe into them.
6. At the end of about 15 minutes, relax. Then swap positions, and repeat.
Each time you do the Pulsing, both partners benefit from it.
- Publisher: Destiny Books (January 21, 2011)
- Length: 256 pages
- ISBN13: 9781594778247
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Raves and Reviews
“Womb Wisdom is a book that can reactivate the deep, inherent, often forgotten feminine power within us. Taking Tantra to the next level of unconditional love, appreciation, gratitude, and compassion for all beings, Womb Wisdom reveals the union of male and female through the greatest secret that women have: the womb. Woven within the pages is the intimate true-life account of how Anaiya opened the seven gates and five spirals that eventually led to the full opening of her womb. This book is a hands-on practical approach, packed with tools and ways to integrate this wisdom into your everyday lives. Womb Wisdom is a vital key to dissolving the problems in modern-day relationships and to entering the mystical chamber of the heart in union with the womb, in relationship. Women and men together as one!”
– Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy
“Padma and Anaiya Aon Prakasha have written a beautiful book that teaches us how to listen to the ancient, creative messages hidden deep within the cyclical powers of the feminine soul. Womb Wisdom is a gift of reawakening at this crucial time of great shift upon our planet.”
– Linda Star Wolf, author of Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self
“Womb Wisdom speaks to the soul of all women, revealing ancient teachings that every girl should receive prior to her emergence into womanhood. Through beautiful poetic writing, the authors describe how the womb not only births children but also a woman’s spiritual potential, personal healing, and the ability to relate at the deepest level of intimacy. Offering powerful healing meditations, this is an essential read.”
– Christine Page, M.D., international speaker and author of 2012 and the Galactic Center: Return of th
“Womb Wisdom activates the spiritual knowledge of the sacred union of the Divine Feminine and Masculine within, catalyzing the birth of a harmonious and evolved consciousness. Through the body-based portal of the womb the reader is provided an invaluable opportunity to integrate shadow and light, access the voice of inner guidance, and emerge anew into divine wholeness.”
– Danielle Rama Hoffman, author of The Temples of Light
“Womb Wisdom brings to the reader and world the hidden (but not secret) power of women, and in particular the womb. Not only is it a profoundly healing read, but it is a delightful read. The authors point to how we “hold the power to weave ourselves into the web of life” and give us the means to do so. This book offers ancient ways to heal the places within and without where we feel separate and divided. The womb, this book shows, holds wisdom for us all.”
– Julie Tallard Johnson, author of Wheel of Initiation
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