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WOMAN AT MIDLIFE
A 9 Month Deep Dive with HMS
The transitions and challenges that women face at midlife with hormonal and psychological changes, is a topic rarely addressed in culture except for the way Hollywood makes women out to be crazy. While much is said about the "midlife crisis" for men, it is rarely acknowledged that women also go through a big change at this time in life, perimenopause to menopause. The result is that women often feel alone as they go through what seems like the loss of their youth and their beauty...and in many, many cases, their value. Not only is there scanty information about this tremendous change available, but what little is out there is steeped in resignation and lacking in feminine wisdom teaching.
Such a huge part of what happens to Woman in her midlife is that she falls prey to the cultural adoration of the Maiden's form. As she watches her body change, largely outside of her control (thank you, hormones), while being immersed in a world culture that worships youth and beauty, Woman finds herself having no true and natural context for dealing with the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite and the disappearance of her former muscle tone. Add to that hot flashes, unpredictable bleeds and moodiness, and she experiences herself as the "hot mess" that culture would label her.
This program is the solution to that dilemma.
Deonesea La Fey and Jamila Suzanne, HMS Mentors, are offering a nine month exploration of Woman at Midlife alongside the HMS curriculum. The focus of this course will be on addressing the midlife changes from a place of deep feminine wisdom teachings that address the hormonal, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological aspects of this huge initiation of womanhood.
WOMAN AT MIDLIFE INCLUDES:
One 75 minute group call each month
Deep feminine support during the tremendous initiation that is perimenopause and menopause
Homecoming - Coming all the way home to yourself…to this body as she is now, to this truth that this change is big and it IS happening…accepting the process, accepting change.
Communion - Using a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) metaphor of the blade of grass that bends -- working with the supple - what doesn't bend,breaks. Being malleable in "the change", carrying this over into relationship dynamics with the external world and people.
Paradise - Learning to feel our sense of beauty, sexuality and sensuality as things we generate from within and resource from the truth of who we are, rather than as things that are naturally present through the hormones of our youth.
Descent - Annihilation and grief sharing. Honoring the letting go, looking at longevity with gratitude and the inevitability of death with eyes wide open.
Dark Mother - Surrendering to the process, embracing the wisdom of the body and the veils between life phases, Resting into Her.
Alchemista - Art and creativity as an outlet. Recognizing the "empty canvas", clean slate and world of possibility in ourselves as creatives.
Oracle - Quieting and settling our nervous systems so that we may experience the space and ability to listen from within.
Heavenly Mother - She who walks in beauty, receiving the starry crown, leaning into the heavenly aspect of Aphrodite’s love and beauty
Priestess - Bringing in the season of Harvest and condensed, concentrated potency. Like a superfood. a dried rosehip, elderberry, goji, spirulina -- All the nutrients that "pack a punch" but vary from low hanging drippy ripe fruit. The power of the midlife woman…who she is when she fully claims herself and walks in the dynamism of what she’s reckoned with, overcome and gained.
If you've already registered for HER Mystery School, or if you're intending to register for True Nature, and you would like to add Woman at Midlife to your enrollment, please email Sequoia at email@example.com.
Deonesea La Fey
Deonesea will bring her expertise in the realm of sexuality and intimacy to her part of the program...The Restoration of Beauty. Beauty comes from the inside out...we all know this. But to live it authentically is a different thing. The call here is to make medicine out of our feelings about our changing bodies...to acknowledge that we no longer are who we were, that we are in a body that has changed, and this new body is as loveable and beautiful as the one that was before. AND...Beauty…physical beauty…can be restored. Discover the secrets of loving your body again, and bring all the inner light and beauty that is the truth of who you are out to the surface to shine and radiate into our world that so desperately needs the beauty of the midlife woman.
Jamila Suzanne brings an invitation to explore a deeper connection to the initiatory path you are in the midst of. How do you move through your days positively and say "yes!" when you feel maxed out, hypersensitive and wobbly? Feel and understand how your personal mythology is being bridged between the archetypes of mother (regardless of whether you birthed children or not) to crone. Release what is no longer yours to hold and make space for the unique wisdom that runs through you. Develop healthy and creative coping mechanisms that you can easily turn to when you feel "off." Move into and through this maturation process finding the support, grace and resiliency necessary to be the shining light that you inherently are.