Conversation Series – Rewilding Ourselves

Hola Sisters, Mothers(Creators), Grandmothers(WiseOnes),

I am calling to you, each one of you to heartfelt, open, and empathic conversations on our core relationships with each other. I believe we are called to live our deepest desires, walk the many paths of fierce love and radical honesty. These journeys of awakening and creation happen in the deeper chambers of our psyche and soul, expressing them through our bodies, our life journeys, our creations, offerings. So we call you Oh Rising One, Oh Awakening One, Oh Edgy One, Oh Wise Ones to meet in the well of our hearts and share some glimpses of our journeys with each other and the world to bring solace to to the many aching hearts that are lonely, and awaiting to listen the stories that connect them to their deeper desires.

I am launching these Conversation series for us, Me, You and All of Us. The series consists of different topics. The format I have in mind is Online.

  • You and I  share an hour together on a topic, a free flowing conversation allowing ourselves to be led by our spirits.
    • Share your journeys of toil, triumph, creation, collaboration, leadership
    • We call the artists, the creator, the mothers, the entrepreneurs, the community creators, the tribe gatherers, the earth carers, the faith keepers.
    • We call you to inspire and evoke the magic in others, guide the many women who are contemplating to take the leap of faith.
  • I will record the session and later on edit it to create shorter videos that capture the essence of the conversation and also feels safe to be shared with a larger community of online people.
  • I will share the short videos drafts with you, so you and Us are in sync with the content, consent to share, not share, edit or what feels aligned.
  • All the recordings, short videos We will share on Journey2Selfhood and my personal social media networks and with you, you can feel free to use them too in your own way.

Do you feel it calling you? Drop me a message # msaakankshas@gmail.com or +91-99000 93692

Series: It’s all Personal.

Inter connections of inner experiences and outer expression.

Our personal inklings, and experiences form the guiding light for our explorations and culminate into expressions of what we call work. How does this tapestry look like when we see the intterconnections of various threads of our lives we call personal, work, being a mother, a creators, a care taker, a dreamer. You are invited to a open into the beauty and magic of what we call mess, which is the womb of creation, healing and life force.

Questions that can help us to navigate the conversation:

  • What are you called to offer in this world & Why ?
  • How do your personal experiences of life and your observations connect with your calling/work?
  • What dream would you like to dream together with the world?
  • What are the most challenging aspects in your life and work and how do they interconnect?
  • Share your experience, story, journey that took your life on a trajectory of your calling/s?

Series : Sister Wound

I often hear from many women “A women is a women’s worst enemy”

The pains, hurts, anger, rage, jealousy, envy, pride, blame, shame and so much is part of individual and collective experience with fellow women in our lives. From a young age our relationships begin to turn us against each other and trust becomes unknown as we grow from young girls to women and mothers.

This wounding closes our hearts to each other and yet we yearn to meet our pack, our tribe of women who heal, nurture, walk and support each other. Acknowledging this wound opens us, sharing our stories can heal us. Our heart begin to open, hold, and expand to feel ours and each others feelings, creating a shared experience of healing and bonding.

This opening up becomes a catalyst for women to build each other, support and grow together. We can commune as sisters carrying the sacred thread that connects us through our blood and heart.

I invite you to a conversation of sharing your experience of sister wound, healing, reconciling, its gifts, and that which was not a gift, and your stories that you recreated of nurturing, supporting and loving together with our full potency and power.

Read More About the Sister Wound: Lisa Frabrega – Sister Wound

Questions that can help us to navigate the conversation:

  • What has been your personal experience with your girl/women/sister friends?
  • How did your relationship develop and evolve with women from adolescence to adulthood?
  • What helped you express, heal, transmute the wounding?
  • How do you experience yourself in relationship with women in your life now?
  • Share your experience, story of sister love and support.
  • What would your sisterhood look like?

Series : Mother Wound

Dear Mother I longed for you deep down in my heart I searched for you, the little girl in me felt it all, she was overwhelmed, confused and looked for your love to fill me.

We come from our mother, she gave us life, our blood connects us far back to our mothers, grandmothers and our lineage. Life flows through us and so does pain, wounds, ancestral imprints.

Our childhood experiences with our mother can leave us feeling unmothered, wounded and they shape our lives and relationships in significant ways. These pains keep seeking us until we listen to them, give them place, fuse them with care and integrate them into our lives. We begin to change.

I invite you to a conversation of sharing your experience of mother wound, healing, reconciling, its gifts, and your stories that you recreated of nurturing, supporting and loving growing as a women with your full potency and power.

Read More About the Mother Wound: Psychology Today- Sexuality and the mother wound

Questions that can help us to navigate the conversation:

  • What is significant about your birth story?
  • How did your relationship develop and evolve with your mother from adolescence to adulthood and how did it impact your relationship with other women in your life?
  • What helped you express, heal, transmute the wounding?
  • How do you experience yourself in relationship with women in your life now?
  • Share your experience, story of sister love and support.
  • What would your sisterhood look like?

Series: Conversation on WomanHood

A woman lived on the edge of the world and sang to the birds, the wild boars, the hen and the river. She gathered food and fed the many children, she picked oils, herbs, crystals and soothed many bodies and hearts. One day she dreamt of a young girl who felt her body was not good enough, intelligent enough, and who loved too much to the brink of exhaustion. She saw her life unfold and felt the need to tell her that she was so much more.

We as women embracing our lives and becoming our own medicines and that of the world feels like the most needed work of our times. How do we navigate these times of deep churning in an orphaned culture. How do we learn and live life through every rite of passage.

This conversation series are an attempt to build many bridges that we need. We need to hear the young maiden, her needs, wants, desires. We need the mothers to create, birth new life, new concepts, new ideas, in our world and steer it towards humane living. We need the Maga/Queens to gather us around the fire and fuel the world with shared leadership, owing our visions, learning the art of collaborative living. We need the Crone to guide us to dying, soak in us the wisdom of life and pass on the fierce love that dances between out stories of birth and dying.

I invite you, the young ones (age group 15-20), the mother(age group 20-40), the Queen/Maga (age group 40-60), the Crone(age 60+). Along with the chronological factor, there is also an energetic imprint of these aspects that resides in us and expresses itself.

I call out all the young and the old to share their stories, journeys, wisdom, message.

Read More About the four phases: Wind Hughes -MAIDEN, MOTHER, QUEEN AND CRONE

Snippets from the above Article

Maiden:

She is a young woman, pure of heart, full of love and curiosity, experimenting with life, trying new things and having new experiences. She carries the seeds of all potential: anything is possible and all possibilities are within her. She does not limit herself by the needs or beliefs of others. She is in love with the mystery of life. She is whole unto herself and finds complete meaning within herself. Sometimes you may find the Maiden also referred to as the Virgin. This is not referring to a girl who has not yet had sex. This is speaking of the fact that she is whole without other. She is complete by herself.

The dark aspects of the Maiden: She can get lost in her own world, dangerously taking risks, becoming self destructive, holding a deaf ear to the inner voice of her own Wise Woman and to the wisdom of others. She may be the dutiful daughter, her self worth linked to pleasing others in order to receive their approval. She has not developed a strong sense of self and may “lose herself” when she enters the next stage.

The Maiden’s job: To come to know her own thoughts, ideas, values, and purpose, and to dream and generate vision for her life. It can be difficult when she doesn’t have the encouragement she needs to explore and believe in herself, especially when other peoples opinions of her take on more power than her own journey of self discovery. In this stage the Maiden must find herself and her voice.

Mother

The Mother: (actualizing ego) The mother births creation and devotes herself to “other”: people and things outside of herself. Often the archetype of the mother makes you think of a woman giving birth to or devoting herself to a child, but here we are speaking of all of the possibilities of creation. This could be a work of art, acquiring knowledge, a profession: some process that allows the birthing of the creative energy within us. She is a selfless soul whose devotion and love are unconditional. It is here that a focus, a path of some kind must be chosen and her responsibility and commitment to it established. In her choosing lies the creative responsibility for her life. She is taking the visions of the Maiden and manifesting the dreams of her choice. The strong self she hopefully developed as a Maiden now learns to be humbled in service as she develops selflessness and unconditional giving, it will be a choice to act selflessly, not a duty.

The dark aspects of the Mother: We depend on the mother to nurture us and protect us and so she has the power to abuse and abandon us. She can control, criticize and reject the young maiden within us. If she does not have a strong maiden inside of her she may lose herself into the “other”, and dissolve away, taking care of other while denying herself, becoming a martyr.

The Mother’s job: To actualize the dreams of the Maiden by allowing and
encouraging them to be manifested in the world. This is a stage where she learns to put someone or something before herself, her ego. If she has a healthy Maiden and Mother inside she won’t lose herself in this process and she can discover a deeper aspect of being. For some, a spiritual awareness is discovered as the ego is tempered and humbled by love, service and creation. She begins to find the wisdom of the Crone.

Queen/Maga:

The Queen: (mastering ego)
The queen can be seen as the later phase of the mother archetype. She is a woman owning her own power and authority within herself and in the world. If she had children they are now older allowing her greater focus on her other creations. This is a woman negotiating her responsibility and power and reveling in all that she has mastered and accomplished. She has much to teach and remains actively engaged in society, either directly or through her teachings. She is renegotiating the all encompassing giving of the mother and creating clearer boundaries around herself, her time and her expenditure of energies. She reaps the benefits personally of all she has done and directs more of her power and attention to her own needs and creations. This can be a powerful personal, spiritual, and political stage of her life.

The dark aspects of the Queen: – The powerful queen can abuse her power and direct her knowledge and status for negative purposes, clinging to all she has achieved, becoming consumed with acquiring more and more power. She may respond to her sense of personal, familial or social responsibilities by withdrawing and withholding. If she did not experience a positive mother phase she may feel drained, resentful and misdirect her anger. She may not feel she has anything to offer this stage of life.

The Queens’ job: To renegotiate her boundaries, realize and actualize her power and knowledge, and use her expertise for the good of all. This might be difficult for her if she lives in a patriarchal culture that devalues women and is threatened by her power.

Crone:

The Crone: (surrendering ego) This is a very wise woman, no longer focused on others she has turned her reflections inward, as the Maiden did. She is not detached from the world; just not involved in the ways she was before. She seeks more solitude. Others seek her out for guidance and she welcomes them. She has a wide perspective, gained from years of experience. Been there! Done that! She can be completely honest because she has nothing to lose. She holds the wisdom, teaches and shares stories with those who will listen.

The dark aspects of the Crone: She can be bitter if she did not complete actualization of the previous stages of life, making it difficult for her to let go of her youth, dreams, people and living in the body. She may isolate herself and may blame others for her misfortunes. Her rage can be fiery. Her sadness and pain deep.

The Crone’s job: She is hopefully fulfilled by a life well lived, dreams and visions actualized. Her children, if any, are grown. Her responsibilities have moved into the arena of sharing the knowledge that she has acquired and she welcomes the invitation to share it. She returns the seed of vision back to the Maiden. Within her is a lively Maiden and a creative Mother. Our culture tends to devalue our elders, retiring them from work and often from the family and life in general. We lose so much of ourselves, within and without when we lose connection with the wisdom of the Crone.

Questions that can help us to navigate the conversation:

  • How are you living and engaging with life right now?
  • What phase of life are you in? Which energy is showing up in your life – Maiden,Mother,Queen,Crone?
  • What is your sacred path and how do you share it with the world?
  • What will you tell your younger self or older self from where you are in your life right now?

Warmth & A Loud Hearty Laugh,

Your’s dearly,

Aakanksha