As I sit in my little hotel room in Athens, Greece preparing to teach my Luna Yoga Workshop that honors the Divine Feminine, I can’t help but appreciate the beautiful “coincidence” of a Luna Yoga Workshop falling right on Earth Day — MOTHER Earth Day.
We say “Mother Earth” just as we say “Mother Nature” because all things natural and cyclical fall into the realm of the feminine. For far too long, our “civilized” world has been living in a left-brain dominated, masculine tizzy — goal-oriented, time-bound, logically-dictated, and competitively-inclined (just to name a few). And how has that served us? We have many wars over essentially petty differences; we have squandered the resources of our planet and some of our governments still fear each other enough to amass weapons that could kill us all.
It’s time — no, wayyyyyyyy past time — for us to come back toward our feminine side — to honor nature and her cycles (our cycles), to allow for right-brain creativity, compassion and inclusiveness, intuitively-driven problem-solving and cooperative-orientation — more emphasis on that which draws us together as a planet and people than that which pulls us apart.
I honestly believe this will be our salvation.
Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor (in photo above), who had the mixed fortune — “good” and “bad” — of observing herself having a stroke in her left-brain hemisphere, goes so far as to suggest that our right-brain is our gateway to the Divine, and I couldn’t agree more. Watch this stunning video of her talking about her stroke experience, and see if you don’t agree.
Then, open your heart — better yet, connect with all three of your feminine chakras (pelvis, heart and 3rd eye), do some Luna Yoga, a few right-brain exercises, or just walk around trying to see the way in which everything is connected.
I guess I should point out here that we are not trying to replace the masculine with the feminine. Jill Bolte Taylor’s talk reminds us that we very much need the masculine to function in our day-to-day lives (during her stroke, she could barely dial a phone!).
The Luna Yoga process is not about replacing our masculine with feminine energy, but rather about living more in balance — or even a bit femininely-biased after centuries of masculine emphasis — so that we may “Align with the Divine” and shift into a more life-affirming way of living.
I know, it seems like we have a lonnnnnnnng way to go before we will have a global mind set (oops, I mean “heart-set“) that will save this beautiful earth, but maybe we only have to close that tiny, little (seemingly infinite) gap in our brain.
Loving you…. Vicki