WILDNESS OF THE FEMALE SPIRIT
by Sophia Breillat ©
There is an inherent wildness in woman that cannot be
contained or controlled. Her deepest pain is her separation
from this essential essence, where man rarely reaches her.
Her sweetest joy is when she is simply being, resting peacefully
within. Here, she is united with the seasons’ awakening,
earth’s nourishment and moon’s phases.
Woman’s innate feminine intuition cannot flow spontaneously
when masqueraded beneath a cloak of time, schedules, briefcases,
business suits and corporate board meetings. Such efficiency
is alien to her mysterious depth, which is beyond the world
of existence. This world does not create space for her.
When lured from her profundity into a male-dominated civilisation,
she loses touch with the simplicity of her true magnificence.
In the outer world, she is manipulated into being man’s
“equal” through competitive achievement.
content within her being, she has no need for such competition,
as she knows it is not her true nature. In striving for
“equality” with man, she leaves the power and
stillness of her love.
The feminine spirit is nurturing, receptive, gentle and
peaceful, embodying a. Through projection, woman loses touch
with her body as a divine source of sacred intimacy and
When inwardly still, she can be in the world without using
work as a substitute for love or a distraction from lack
Woman’s rhythm is circular, attuned with the wisdom
of nature’s abundant cycles. The world of straight
lines, concrete, measuring and quantifying is unfamiliar
with her truth, which is love. She does her best within
an un-giving environment of computerised technology, political
unrest and global upheaval. She intuitively knows, but she
is afraid to know, for her inner realm is not naturally
aligned with the world. Her knowledge is that of love, and
love is her home.
Through the world’s dishonouring of her sacredness,
she has lost her tenderness and sweet surrender. Sexual
hardness then replaces her natural sensuality. In building
a layer of protection around her heart, like the concrete
layers upon the earth, she has forgotten that her body is
a temple. Woman is not of the world ~ she is of the earth,
moon and stars. Her female spirit is capricious, moist,
rich and succulent. When this spirit is repressed, she becomes
dry, brittle, intellectual and barren.
RHYTHM OF THE EARTH
Woman’s exquisite feminine consciousness is like the
earth ~ soft, rounded, wild and wise. Centred within a spiral,
she ebbs and flows with stars, planets and oceans. Like
the wildest tempest, her passion is uncontained and uncontrollable,
and like the surging river, her love runs
still and deep.
She, the earth spirit, is the glowing rotundity of the
full moon, sparkling water of the cascading waterfall and
curling tendrils of rainforest vines. There is a mysterious
bond between woman and the earth, for woman and the earth
Her wildness has no movement or projection, being as still
as the centre of a cyclone. When seen, she loves open-heartedly,
giving with impersonal joy and intimacy that knows no boundaries.
Woman is a Goddess ~ not the New Age’s idea of Goddess,
but an ancient timeless sanctuary of profound wisdom without
personality. Whenever her love is corrupted by the world’s
distorted reflection, she experiences psychic disturbance.
Like the divine interplay between sunshine, plants, rocks
and breeze woman cannot truly be, without the moon’s
reflection. Menstruating, ovulating, making love and giving
birth with lunar phases, she knows this essence within her
womb as ancient and primordial.
Early cultures acknowledged the moon’s powerful
affinity with woman’s consciousness. The exquisite
presence of this Lunar Goddess profoundly affects the ocean’s
tidal flow, underground streams, weather patterns, body
fluids, lovemaking, conception, pregnancy and menopause.
Her brightest nights of golden radiance and darkest evenings
of deep silence harmonise perfectly with woman’s menstrual
Woman’s lunar harmony is fluid and free, influencing
her inner psyche and outer life from a source of intuitive
knowing deep within her being. Western society, with its
forceful goal-oriented momentum, does not honour or support
her monthly rhythm. Her inner knowing cannot be rationally
explained, for the profound vastness of her womb-consciousness
is beyond physical form. When truly loved sexually, she
gives and receives everything in this formless place. In
ancient civilisations, woman was adored as She, All-Giver,
Goddess of earth,
sea and sky.
She cannot give all unless she is seen and loved as she
really is. As a man opens in love to her feminine presence,
he also begins to find his natural place upon the earth.
Through loving her as the impersonal Goddess of creation,
he unites with his own creative power.
If he attempts to tame and control her, through fear and
misplaced authority, her joy and wildness become stifled.
They both then experience discontent through suppression
of her mysterious fragrance. The feminine psyche is not
for structured limitations ~ it is a gracious haven created
The female body knows what love is, how to menstruate,
make love and give birth. Woman no longer trusts its harmonious
vibration, for the world’s hardness and complications
have filled her with doubt and confusion. Seduced by an
illusory existence, she absorbs so much maleness that she
thinks force and projection are her power.
Woman’s power is not for building empires and being
successful ~ it is for resting sweetly in the softness and
profundity of love. Her strength is a gentle strength, birthed
within deep stillness. When united with her intrinsic nature,
she is nothing. Civilisation, unable to bear this nothingness,
has manipulated her into believing that she is something.
Taught by the media that beauty is dependent upon make-up,
facelifts and glossy magazine advertisements, woman forgets
the innocent inner beauty of her love. This is not the world’s
idea of love, but a glowing radiance emanating from within.
When her divine essence flows, her life simplifies, enabling
her to truly live uniquely in the world.
Enticed from her sacred knowledge, woman doubts her perceptions,
swayed by the world’s contaminated love instead of
surrendering to her softness and openness. Remaining forever
thirsty, she is then unable to drink from the wellspring
of her wildness, power and wisdom.
separation from her feminine essence creates physical and
emotional aberrations, including allergies, addictions,
pre-menstrual tension, post-natal depression, eating disorders
and menopausal symptoms.
Woman’s wildness is a presence, not a force. She
cannot claim it or own it, as taught by “feminists”
or personal development workshops.
Female essence flows without movement and shines without
projection, with the ability to touch a man’s heart
until he melts. He will never understand her, yet cannot
live a fulfilling life of truth without her love. Her lunar
magic is always beckoning him, reflecting his love with
Often too immersed in his busy world, he fails to heed
this haunting call of deep silence. He starves, whilst unaware
that his deepest nourishment is through loving this irrational
creature who seems to torment him with her erratic ways
and whimsical unpredictability.
The fluidity of the feminine body and psyche embodies
all that is luscious and sensual. Her attachment to outer
existence prevents her from being grounded in her body and
grounded upon the earth. Woman is the moon, and the earth
is woman ~ one cannot become damaged without harming the
others. The earth’s pollution is only a symbol of
the polluted purity of woman’s love. When a man opens
to the lunar essence in his partner, he opens to the shining
one, his divine inner lover.
This celestial Queen represents all that man adores and
fears in woman. Her timeless essence draws him like a moth
to a flame, promising to fulfil his every need whilst threatening
to destroy his habitual structures and wilful independence.
Every woman has the capacity to live as the Lunar Goddess,
for deep within, she already is this wild power. Only through
the flowering of her mysterious fragrance, can man and woman
Sophia Breillat © Copyright ~ not to be reprinted without
Roslyne Sophia Breillat
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