I didn’t even know it had a name. I didn’t even know if other women felt the same way. I have done a lot of my own healing and acknowledging of this wound before I knew it was a collective wound. Centuries worth.
There is a feminine wound and it can’t be healed in a masculine, patriarchal setting. It begins by acknowledging that religion and empire harms and hurts women.
Keeps us bound in corsets of their choosing. Suffocating and unable to take deep breaths, we think it’s all there is. Because some people decided to interpret holy words in one way.
Author of Eve’s Revenge calls it the original sin of being born female.
Did you hear that? The guttural ache? The knife through the heart?
That so-called church fathers gathered to debate if women even had souls. (Are we infuriated yet?!)
This is why I created Your Flesh is a Poem. Because before we can heal and find wholeness we must acknowledge the ache. We must recognize that which has hurt us so deeply to have affected centuries and decades of women.
We address, acknowledge and dismiss what insults our very own soul. Unravel, reexamine what we’ve been told and conditioned to believe and shake free and cut the ties of these awful, suffocating corsets. Reclaim our god-given sacredness, lives, agencies, voices, bodies, and power.
And we will do this with art, journaling and creating self-expression pieces to process the wounds and the hurt and the anger we feel about this. We will dialogue and talk and think out loud, and share together as we begin to heal.
Then we get to reclaim and rediscover what is life-giving and what gives us true nourishment for integrated wholeness and embodiment and loving our whole selves.
Because I truly believe that your flesh is a poem and that the sacredness of your body and soul is not conditional.
Full details are available here: bit.ly/yourfleshapoem. The 5-week creative journey includes mentoring, a workbook, journaling reflections and prompts, weekly teaching, meditations, and yoga. On sale now for $59, or with a sliding scale. A $250 value, includes a 1-hour mentoring session valued at $50. You are welcome in this space and I want to remove any barriers keeping you from joining. Begins June 3rd and I’m so excited to invite you to this journey of healing and wholeness.
For a walkthrough of an outline of the 5-weeks, watch this video here: https://www.facebook.com/lorijoanneyoga/videos/433835430515376/
And part two with more logistics what to expect / time / cost etc.