‘Retrieving the Divine Feminine‘
Dates to be confirmed.
Come and join Aimee Pedersen and Emily Christian, June 8th-14th 2020, on the paradise island of Gili Air, for a week of exploration using our body and its creative expression, to return to the wholeness of life and our connection to ‘all’ in this sacred women’s retreat,
Throughout history women have gathered together to hold space for each other. We have sat in circles and felt the power of that medicine. To gather once more in the circle is to activate our journey back to living the healed feminine. As women, as embodiment of Goddess, we hold within each of us an innate understanding of the cycles of our being and their connection to the cycles of our world. These mysteries are held within the very cells of our bodies.
The beauty and power of the Divine Feminine is all around and within us, deeply interconnecting us to the earth that holds us, and all life forms that share community around us. Retrieving her, invites us into a remembering of our identity as part of life’s weave. It is an invitation to come back to the circle so together we may open our hearts, minds and bodies to the wisdom we each hold within our scared architecture of womanhood.
According to Maria Gimbutus, in old Europe, the goddess was life itself in all her variety. She was the light giver, the death Wielder, the regeneratrix and igniter of fertility. Life was not divorced from death, and death lead to regeneration of life.
An endless cycle turning like the moon.
When we begin to experience ourselves as part of this Divine Wholeness and understand our interconnectedness to all things, we release fears, suffering and personal neurosis created by our illusionary identification with separation and un-examined ‘preferences’. This experience of separation limits our capacity to create and manifest as we strangle our process through limited and narrow self concepts and prejudices’. We also lose our ability to access the collective conscious to inspire and energize our idea seeds. When we learn to harness the power of the divine feminine and expand our identity so we feel one with life, we increase our potency, everything becomes possible and manifestation works like magic.
Join Aimee Pedersen and Emily Christian for this retreat where we will honour the sacred feminine principle, personified by the goddesses of the yogic tradition, allowing us a pathway to explore the full potency of our feminine energies within. Each Goddess symbolises particular energies within the field of absolute Consciousness. Through calling upon Goddess frequencies such as Durga: inner strength and protection, Lakshmi: abundant radiance and love, Saraswati: wisdom and creative expression, and Kali: revolution and spiritual growth, we can reclaim our sacred female power and awaken to all that we are! When we work with them the aim is always for the liberation of ourselves and of all beings.
To embody the goddess is to meet both our inner and outer worlds with more richness and delight!
On this retreat we will start to embody these different Divine Feminine frequencies through transformational asana, storytelling, meditation, breath-work, dance, visualization, drawing, ritual, kirtan chanting, creating community, nourishing whole foods, and merging with ocean and land. Through these practices we will explore the different aspects of ‘The Goddess’ and express these creatively. The more we learn to allow the divine feminine to be expressed through us, the more empowered we become to co-create with her the rich, connected, heart filled and magically abundant reality our soul yearns for.