Herbal Medicine Ezine --  Wise Woman Wisdom
August 2005
Volume 5 Number 8

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What's Inside Weed Wanderings this Month...


The Goddess Speaks ...
by Sophia Breillat

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.

When 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 passionate profundity.

When inwardly still, she can be in the world without using work as a substitute for love or a distraction from lack of love.

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.


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 are one.

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 cycle.

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 for love.

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.

This 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 pristine clarity.

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 become whole.

Sophia Breillat © Copyright ~ not to be reprinted without author’s permission


Roslyne Sophia Breillat
Within the womb of every woman glows the consciousness of Mother Earth. Wildheartwisdom is a web site for nurturing the truth of this powerful feminine spirit and offers support for the female psyche’s many cyclic transformations. Wildheartwisdom focuses upon the deeper joy and purpose of menstruation, lovemaking, pregnancy, childbirth, mothering, relationships, menopause and beyond. Find spiritual guidance for healing from eating disorders, sexual abuse, miscarriage and abortion. There are currently three galleries featuring Sophia’s art and a selection of her article excerpts. As wildheartwisdom evolves more art and articles will be added as well as an extensive resource section. Sophia’s beautiful art and illustrations are for sale and she is currently seeking a publisher for her two books.




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