"THE ART OF A WOMAN"
the JOURNEY from MAIDEN to MOTHER
GUIDED by the TEACHINGS of GODDESS INANNA
WELCOME TO THE MOST POTENT JOURNEY I HAVE EVER GUIDED. This DESCENT to the GODDESS, this Journey to MOTHER is the buried, essential passage for women as we Dissent & recover from Patriarchy. Without it, so many of us stay small & scared. This is the recovered initiation from Princess to Queen, Maiden to Mother, & most importantly, Girl to Woman to resurrect the Goddess within & hidden in the Underworld.
This is the most needed energy in the world right now, the one the world is so desperately calling out for: This is the energy of The Embodied, Boundaried, Compassionate, Strong Feminine.
RETURN TO THE THRONE WITH US.
"Sarah beautiful goddess, thank you for your strength. these calls have changed my life, given me purpose and answers to my grief. Sarah your gifts go further than you know in this reality."
"These calls have literally given me a voice, where I only chocked on my truth in my throat for years. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you sisters."
"Thank you so, so much sisters for taking this magical journey with me. Beautiful blessings, Sarah for holding space for us so wonderfully. This course is a game changer."
- Aimee D.
LET'S JOURNEY FROM "GIRLHOOD
"I was drawn to the story of the woman who gave up at seven successive gates, all she had accomplished in life until she was stripped naked with nothing remaining but her will to be reborn. "
- Diane Wolkstein, INANNA, Queen of Heaven & Earth
The Maiden to Mother Journey
september 20 & september 24th
october 1 & october 8
THE UNDERWORLD/ THE PASSAGE OF CHANGE
october 15 & october 22
THIS PASSAGE INCLUDES:
brand new teachings on MARION WOODMAN'S DEATH MOTHER & POSTPARTUM & DEPRESSION as Underworld with Shamana Ciel Grove
6 NIGHTS OF JOURNEYING WITH CLOSING COUNCIL
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE CALLS & SYLLABUS & FACEBOOK GROUP FROM TEACHINGS OF INANNA, I & II.
the tools to align with YOUR REBIRTH, & the cycles & seasons of your life
the tools to identify your unhealthy maiden & healthy mother, THE SECRETS of the QUEEN
the tools to self heal by Self Mothering.
THE WISDOM OF THE LEGEND OF INANNA
TWO BONUS QUEEN CALLS WITH INTERNATIONAL FEMININE LEADERS MELISSA SANDON/ ON QUEENING ONE'S SOUL BUSINESS & CHERIE HEALEY ON STANDING AS QUEEN.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP TO CHRONICLE YOUR SHIFTS WITH YOUR SISTERS.
AN UPDATED SYLLABUS.
+UNNAMABLE DIVINE SHIFTS & CHANGES AS YOU MOVE FROM MAIDEN TO MOTHER
"THE ART OF A WOMAN"
The JOURNEY from MAIDEN to MOTHER
THE QUEST FOR OUR WOMANHOOD.
"I thank you, Sarah, for receiving this divinity, holding it, and then breathing it out to share and serve. It is mighty, and words do not do it justice."
- Margaret B. , the Teachings of Inanna Part I.
THE DESCENT OF THE PRINCESS/ THE DEATH OF THE MAIDEN.
Our life deconstructs. The ground falls out beneath our feet. We descend into darkness. We reach out but there is nothing anyone can do for us, it is up to us to turn in. We let go. We are witch hunted, we lose those we love, we lose our business, we lose our health, we publicly implode. We experience a great shipwreck. We lose what we identify with, like Inanna's possessions being taken from her at each gate to the Underworld. When there is nothing left on the outside, we must turn, finally, to the inside. This is nothing if not an inside job. Our Maiden begins to die: we look in the Mirror & we don't recognize ourselves anymore. Our tight skin, the bud that encloses the maiden, has grown far too small & suffocating. We literally become sick of ourselves.
*The Elements of the Unhealthy Maiden & "Good Little Girl"
*The End of One Way of Life
*Surrendering to the Will of the Goddess
We have experienced a great shipwreck. We were headed quickly, maybe chaotically, toward our destination, & suddenly, we are at the bottom of the ocean, looking up through a ceiling of ice, where others go on skating, living their lives reveling in love and birth and opportunity. We don't know how long we will be down here for. We must surrender to the lessons of the Underworld. We're between skins, between lives, & there is no rushing the process. To some, we seem lost forever. To some, we seem hopelessly lost. But they don't know the Power of the Goddess, to whom, at the bottom of the world, we are closer to than ever before. We surrender. She takes us to her bosom, rocks us as we grieve what we lost. To the outside world it looks like one bad thing is happening to us after another. They let go of us, they worry our face value failure is contagious. But while our ship has wrecked, it at the bottom of the ocean where the gold is found. We are alchemizing our wounds into wisdom, our darkness into light, our old into gold. We grieve. And the tears we shed, because we were brave enough to feel, have watered new seeds.
*Being Comfortable with our Dark/ Entering the Wound for Wisdom
*Allowing the Death of the Old with Compassion
*Surrendering to Transformation
THE RISE OF THE QUEEN MOTHER.
And from Death, Life. There is new hope in our hearts, after our hearts had died. A spring wind blows. There is life in our wombs, after we thought we were barren forever. We take the first steps up toward our throne. There is a golden barrier around us. A boundary to keep out what once made us sick & small. We are so deeply connected to the Great Mother, we will never be the same again. To some, we are absolutely unrecognizable. Many relationships have died because they demanded the old us. The old us is gone. In her place, the Sovereign Queen Mother or, Embodied Woman.
*The Rise of the Queen Mother
*The Safety & Sovereignty of Boundaries
*The Work of the Mother, the Lonely Throne, the Power & Responsibility
"When Inanna returns from the underworld she is not all sweetness & light; just as when a woman comes out of voluntary isolation to assert herself, it is not often a pretty sight. Beware family & friends that want her to go back to the way she was before. She now realizes the extent to which she has sacrificed herself in pleasing others; and she is not willing to do things the old way. She ruthlessly cuts away people and situations that do not support who she has become."
- Maureen Murdock, The Heroine's Journey
Ciel Grove, MA is a Healer & Artist from British Columbia, Canada, and has been trained as both a traditional Shamanic Practitioner (Bolivian, Lakota & Haida lineages) and Professional Integrative Practitioner (California Institute of Integral Studies). She carries medicine for those seeking divine integration: the process of empowering and understanding both the healthy ego & outward self/male energies as well as the foundational feminine energetic experiences of faith, surrender & connection. She guides clients through the process of weaving these together and calling their souls home in a modern context. Ciel is a Coyote & Tree Spirit, Mother to Arrow (14 months) & Wife to Brent.
**BONUS QUEEN CALLS.**
I am also honored to offer these two calls to you from two of the absolute Queens who have inspired me, guided me the most in this sacred, transformational work. Inspired by the format of my 2015 feminine healer summit, the Coven Conversations, these calls will feature me introducing & holding space for these dynamic women as they share their gifts & secrets of Queendom.
Five years ago, I was a classic Cinderella. I thought if I stayed hiding on my knees in the cinders, scrubbing away in the dark, in rags & always barely just getting by, life would be easier & people would love me. I was a seriously struggling Maiden, struggling with addiction, focus, depression, & that's when this woman, Cherie Healey of One Woman Effect picked me up off the dust covered floor. I literally felt like My Fairy GodSister had descended into my life on a golden cloud of stardust. The first thing Cherie said to me while dusting me off, was "Oh Honey, we gotta Queen you up." If it hadn't been for her I might have stayed on my knees in rags in my safe disguise forever. But Cherie cleans her clients up- scrubs off the blocks to the life they desire- puts them in their finest, makes them ask for more, and gets them to the Ball to shine. A coach, healer, leader, & "Possibilitarian," Cherie is a thousand percent devoted to the thrival of the Feminine. I'm so so excited to introduce her as a Bonus Queen Call for the Teachings of Inanna journey. She'll share her secrets to getting what you want, asking for more, living a rich & abundant life with boundaries & grace, all while serving God/dess with your singular gifts. In other words, the blueprint of the Queen Life. March 15 we launch our journey into the underworld to rise as Queen, & we'd be delighted if you joined us.
The #1 thing I hear from new clients is this: "I'm all alone. There's no one else like me in my family or friend group. I've been different all my life, but I've tried to be like everyone else so as not to be lonely, so as not to rock the boat, so I wouldn't stand out, so life wouldn't be so hard. I've sedated my Shakti, I've suffocated my strange magic. But I'm finally ready to be me, how do I find my tribe?"
The answer is by being you. By turning on your light on your lonely cliff & allowing it to attract similar boats from far away, sometimes half way across the world. Growing up there was no one like me either, so I too tried hard to be like everyone else. When I finally couldn't pretend anymore, when I dropped the mask, I was myself, loudly & at first singularly. At first it was scary, but then other women started to show up like stars in the previously empty night sky, & I connected, like in a galaxy, with unique women from all over the world with similar hearts & visions.
One of those stars was Melissa Sandon. I forget how we met, years ago, it doesn't matter now, all I know is I'm fall on my knees grateful she heard my heart's call. She was one of those people whom every time she wrote a post or newsletter I stopped what I was doing & read every line. It was always juicily vulnerable then take her power back strong. It was so intimate & authentic but she never lost any of herself in the giving. It dripped with feminine magic. Just looking at her I'd feel such a pull to her goddess drawn curves & satisfied smile in that "I'll have what she's having" way.
Personally, she's upped my feminine game in ways I didn't know possible. She's a woman whose dharma is an unwavering devotion for women to know their Goddess given right to abundance. She drips rich like Lakshmi, she's determined like Durga for you to receive for your soul gifts. And she's the second Bonus Queen Call in the Teachings of Inanna. She'll share her secrets to abundance & honing one's soul gifts for gold, her power as Queen & fine tuned energy techniques to return to one's power. Taste Melissa's magic in the Temple of Inanna.
NIGHT I. The Descent of the Maiden
NIGHT II. The Underworld / The Death of the Maiden
NIGHT III. The Rise of the Mother.
What This Journey Includes:
*IMMEDIATE access to the calls & syllabus of the Teachings of Inanna, I & II.
* A private Mother to Maiden/ Teachings of Inanna Facebook group in which women can discuss & support each other on their rebirth journey. Join the women already discussing their shifts from Maiden to Mother!
* An updated course syllabus in Private Portal
*A private password encrypted portal holding the calls & class notes & summaries of what we discussed.
* TWO BONUS QUEEN CALLS from FEMININE LEADERS Cherie Healey on Life as a Queen & Melissa Sandon on Queenly Abundance.
*Unnamable Invaluable Shifts in Your Energy & Selfhood as you Emerge as Woman/ Mother/ Queen
Sarah Durham Wilson is a writer & teacher who has been on the path of the Goddess for seven years, since her own dissent from Patriarchy in 2010. Before her Saturn Return, she was a rock n roll party girl, who worked at several magazines in New York City & LA, including Rolling Stone & Interview magazines. She has helped thousands of women through their Witch Awakenings, onto the Priestess Path, & now as they journey from archetypal Maiden to archetypal Mother.
A SAMPLE OF MY MAIDEN TO MOTHER DIARIES.
MtoM #1 Two things that die with the death of the Maiden: one, her attachment to fantasy, it's the death of the fairy tale that she will be rescued from her life by anyone but herself. Reality is not a bad word: she finds out who she REAL-LY is, what REAL-LY matters to her, & what she REAL-LY wants. The death of fantasy, of crushes & unacted upon dreams, the death of the idea she will live forever, that others are responsible for her happiness, only serves to empower her & break her out of her glass case, to live, to act. The other thing that begins to die, like petals falling from the shattered open flower, is her external beauty which she once relied upon, which therefore allowed her to rely upon external validation. This passage: her first wrinkles, the thinning of her hair, the softening & slight sagging of her skin/ for she is literally, softening/ will also serve her, by inviting her to go within herself to re-define what beauty truly is. If beauty is not merely looks, what is it? Is it self reliance, intuition, resilience, grace, authenticity, compassion, imagination, service, humor, vulnerability coupled with strength? She will reach down deep & allow these powers to rise. Her beauty from now on will need no mirror or audiencefor validation. This Internal eternal beauty will be what she loves herself & is loved for, not the fleeting external. Her soul, her truth, her gifts, will be seen. These deaths of the Maiden, if allowed with grace, were always giving way to births, and these dark feminine passageways were always leading to wisdom.
MtoM #2 She told me "I'm ready to be a strong woman." I asked her if she was really ready. Because that was a powerful incantation. She said, "I think so," I said, "you have to know so." Because when you bow to the Goddess, and look up with tears in your eyes, and say, "I'm ready to be a strong woman," She is going to take your breath away with trials. You will be brought back to your knees again & again & She will say, "I thought you said you were ready. Get up. I'm here. You've never been alone, you told yourself that when you were in Victim. You told yourself that to stay small. You thought if you stayed small you'd be protected. You thought if you stayed small they'd love you & leave you alone. How did that lie work out for you? Get up." And you rise, & She smiles, & She says "Here comes another storm. Stand your ground. Keep your chin up. Stay rooted to me at all times. Feel the earth beneath your feet & the eternity in your soul. Raise your arms. Claim your boundaries. Get up. Stay up. I've got you, most importantly, You have got You. You asked for this, & because I love you, I have given it to you. How else were you going to become a strong woman, without being strong. How else does a woman become a warrior, without facing her battles. You were never alone, you always had an angel army. Your weakness was you forgot. Focus. Focus. And Remember."
MtoM #3 When my Maiden stage became unhealthy, when I outgrew it yet still dwelled in it, I was unhealthily self obsessed, locked in the cage of me. I have often written about the man who took a sledge hammer to the ivory tower of my ego, the one I couldn't get out of & no one could get in. I'm still grateful for that pain. I simply couldn't focus on others, I was still two years away from the archetypal Mother stage, where Mother holds the sacred word "Other." I remember sitting in front of the altar in Taos where I paid homage to my Maiden for 3 months straight so she might pass peacefully. I remember her voice as it rose before it faded, "but it has to be all about me," she pleaded. She had to be center stage, in the spotlight. There wasn't any room in her consciousness for the needs of anyone else, she was terrified of fading into the background, of becoming insignificant. I recognized they weren't my cries, but the cries of my Maiden. And as I rose into Mother, I could hold that part of me while she wept. I understand, I could tell her. But your life won't become less, it will become more. Your heart has room. You are expansive as the universe. The Maiden is the small bud seeking her place in the world. The Mother shatters open to hold the world. For me a main aspect of Mother archetype is holding space. Holding healing space, holding space for clients, friends, family, partners, children. Keeping boundaries. The Mother Wolf protects what is sacred, within & without. My words have grown sharper & stronger like fences. I've had to protect myself & the innocent within me & it's startled people who were used to my lack of boundaries, I once had weak fences around me which anyone could climb. It's startled me. But as my Mother Archetype grows, my intuition grows. I'm less hesitant with my choices, more sure of my words, better at asking for help & far less apologetic for the word "No." I do in this in service of myself, my unborn, & my sisters who might gain from the example of my gentle strength.
MtoM #4 I have had these words in my head since Wednesday, the first night of our Inanna Journey: ⭐️⭐️THE MAIDEN LOOKS OUT / THE MOTHER LOOKS IN. ⭐️⭐️ The most mysterious shifts have begun to take place since we as a group descended like Inanna into the hole in our soul to become whole. We dove into that place we usually fill with something from the outside, Netflix or wine or weed or sex or food or fantasy, or just someone, or just anything, else. We let go of the outside & moved into the inside & descended into our buried wounds & grief & sadness & fear of being bad broke ugly alone unlovable or dying with a life barely or half lived. I can't honestly say at the time we even knew exactly what we were doing, that's the nature of divine mystery, it's so often wordless, & you can't name it til you've experienced it. I held space for the group // brave brave journeyers for whom I have deep reverence & gratitude// then went alone , as all descenders must- go alone- & into my buried pain I went as well. In the morning I, as Mother, held my Maiden as she wept. As the Maiden recedes to Mother, the attachment to the external fades & Internal, eternal power rises. We seek not outside but that which dwells inside of us: the guidance of Goddess// our higher self. We become stronger & more divine as this practice grows. That's what this picture captures to me, the Maiden crossing to Mother, looking only to Goddess for guidance. The Maiden looks out, the Mother looks in.
MORE ABOUT CHERIE HEALEY:
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WHAT THE JOURNEY INCLUDES:
*Wednesday Nights, MARCH 15/ 22/ 29
at 8 PM EST/ 5 PM PST:
3 Live Calls with Transmissions from Goddess Inanna about the Rebirth Journey. Calls are recorded & saved for the group.
*Teachings & Rituals on the Death of the Maiden, Surviving the Underworld, & Rising into QUEEN Mother.
* A private Teachings of Inanna Facebook group in which women can discuss & support each other on their rebirth journey.
* A course Syllabus & healing work book in private portal for you to dive into at anytime & keep forever.
*A private password encrypted portal on the DOITGIRL site for class notes & summaries of what we discussed.
*A live Facebook chat with Sarah to take questions live on Sunday, April 4th.
FEMININE PATH MENTORSHIPS
My gift is to return you to your Feminine Power, and my gift to you is my gift to myself, as that is how it works! I truly live and love to do this. These calls hold space for your Feminine Awakenings& Alignment with Goddess, Earth & Moon, Your Witch Awakenings, Your Transition into Priestess, Your Rise from Maiden into Mother, and Your Sacred Gifts & Activism.
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