Working with Feminine Energy
Shamanic practices and the ancients from around the world have long revered the Mother (along and in balance with the Father) for millennia – the Earth, the Great Mother, Pachamama. It is believed by many scholars that it was the eruption of violence as perpetrated by the newer, male dominated cultures that obliterated the peaceful, earth honouring ways of Goddess worship and paved the way for the strong hold of patriarchal modern belief systems and eventually the obliteration of the Goddess from religion, religious texts and teachings.
It is clear that there is an imbalance in the World at present (and essentially that humanity has been moving more and more out of balance for the past few thousand years). We live in a male dominated patriarchal game based on ego, fear, oppression, and greed. Divine Feminine Energy has been heavily suppressed in the western world throughout our political and religious structures.
As we desperately seek balance and peace on our planet, and in these times of deeply disturbing and often frightening world events, many of us are searching for what has been missing in modern life. We feel that the Divine feminine energy is the most critical missing element on our global spiritual path.
It became clear to us at the Temple that by offering ceremonies predominently run by female healers – grandmother maestras – that we would be connecting with Divine Feminine energy. It is simple to understand that the healing energies that come from Mother Earth, come through the plants and then through the healers of the Amazon. To work with female healers keepts a purity in the feminine energies coming from the Earth and a distinctly different experience to the atmosphere and overall feeling of an ayahuasca ceremony.
We believe that the spiritual awakening that we are currently witnessing all over the planet is an effect of the Divine Feminine being reawakened in each of us again and the reconnection with Mother Earth.
Divine Feminine energy is comprised of qualities such as love, understanding, compassion, nurturing, and empathy with others. Tenderness, gentleness, kindness are the aspects that the female Shipibo healers (onanya ainbobo) embody and this clearly shows through in the healing work carried out during ayahuasca ceremonies at the Temple: ceremonies that are truly lead from the heart, not from the head.