In the Midst of Her Grace
by Lisa Sarasohn, author of The
Woman's Belly Book
Last fall I was visiting friends in Boston. Before I'd left
home in North Carolina, a friend instructed, "Go see
the glass flowers at Harvard's Natural History Museum. Don't
miss it! Just go--that's all I'm going to tell you."
My friend is a glass artist; I was guessing she wanted me
to deepen my appreciation of her craft.
I found my way to the exhibit on the museum's third floor--and
spent one of the most erotic hours of my life there.
flowers in bloom, their petals, stems, and leaves--all rendered
in exact detail--were exquisite. How could any human hand
replicate nature's intricacies with such precision, with such
a fragile material? The craftsmanship was magnificent.
As marvelous as the flowers were, it was something else--something
totally unexpected--that drew me into communion with the Sacred
Displayed next to the modelled flowers were small circles
of glass. These circles soon absorbed my total attention.
Their fading labels read "transverse section of the ovary."
Peering into case after case arranged along the six or seven
aisles, I must have seen more than a hundred of these sections.
Each was unique in its shape, its patterning, the way the
incipient seeds were grouped, arranged, attached to the ovary
wall. They embodied rhythms of three and five; their beauty
coded the essence of regeneration; they made the Sacred Feminine,
her pro-creative power, manifest.
I left the exhibit feeling infused with Her mystery, Her
immanence, Her immediacy. I felt as if I had been drenched
in Her presence and was now soaked through with Her truth,
every cell bathing in the liquid light of Her being.
The Goddess is in our midst; that hour placed me in the midst
of Her grace.
©Lisa Sarasohn 2005
author of The
Woman's Belly Book
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Awakening Your Sacred Center, Part I
Mentor: Lisa Sarasohn
The year 2012 heralds a revolution in human consciousness. The signs suggest that the Sacred Feminine will be informing, and reorganizing, every aspect of human experience. As we embody the Sacred Feminine, we’ll be equipped to participate in — and shape — this evolution of human awareness with wisdom and grace.
This course is the first part of an ongoing process through which you embody the Sacred Feminine by energizing your body’s center with breath, image, story, and movement.
As a first step, this course focuses on befriending your body’s center and learning yoga-based movement and breathing exercises that will form the core of your practice. (Even if developing a movement practice isn’t for you at this time, you’ll still find a process that engages and rewards your participation.)
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About the Mentor, Lisa Sarasohn
This workshop flows from my quest for the Sacred Feminine blended with my experience practicing and teaching yoga.
I’ve been a Kripalu Yoga instructor since 1979. I’ve also trained as a yoga and bodywork therapist.
From 1981 to 1988, I served on staff at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. During this time, I led yoga classes for thousands of guests, conducted a practice in bodywork th erapy, designed workshops on many aspects of holistic health, and trained yoga teachers and bodyworkers.
In the course of my continuing yoga studies, I learned how cultures around the world have valued the body’s center as sacred. Delving deeper into this subject revealed connections between the body’s center and qualities of the soul, the extent of women’s power in family and society, and the degree of a culture’s reverence for Sacred Feminine.
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Woman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure by Lisa Sarasohn ~~ Your body's center, your belly, is home to your core life force. It's the site of your soul power, the source of your passion and creativity, your intuition and sense of purpose, your courage and confidence. The Woman's Belly Book presents inspiring information, playful activities, and power-centering exercises to kindle the life energy concentrated in your body's core. Are you ready? Honor your belly and activate your Source Energy. Enjoy!
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