PARADISE

"She'd been right about the world, but she was wrong about herself.  The world was a desert, but she was a magician, and to be a magician was to be a secret spring - a moving oasis.  She wasn't desolate, and she wasn't empty.  She was full of emotion, full of feelings, bursting with them, and when it came down to it that's what being a magician was.  They weren't ordinary feelings - they weren't the tame, domesticated kind.  Magic was wild feelings, the kind that escaped out of you and into the world and changed things.... that was where the power began:  the power to enchant the world."

 ~ Lev Grossman, The Magician King (gender changed in this excerpt)

 

In the third lunar cycle of Her Mystery School, we invoke and cultivate Woman as Paradise, raising up the miracle it is to be created Woman, oasis, garden of delight.  

Listening again through my own teachings, as if they are new to me, this second year, I was inspired by the beauty and depth and the invocation of the nature of woman that lives under, around, and beyond all that is stirring and churning in the many conversations and transformations that so many of us are working through.  

 

So I was moved to offer this is as a gift.  May it nourish you.  In the school the transmissions are usually accompanied by guided practices, but this is the transmission alone, and it stands full and whole.

 

The invitation again and again is to re-focus on your own garden, to fill your cup when she's empty, to draw back from distraction and story to again and again ask the question:

 

Am I tending to the miracle that lives inside of me?

WOMAN AS PARADISE

The Secret Spring, The Serpent, Shakti

Artist:  Helena Nelson-Reed

The assembly is filled with fragrance

at the mention of Her,

and every tongue utters Her name.

~ Ibn Arabi