Naomi Katz: Observing Your Monthly Cycle & Cultivating Relationships with Nature & Your Body
"Our menstrual cycles are the basis of life," says educator and author Naomi Katz. "We all exist because of the health of our mother's menstrual cycle."
In this newest episode of The Time of the Feminine, Naomi Katz - the visionary behind HerWisdom - dives deep into the parallelism of our monthly cycles to the cyclicality of nature and the universe. Just as how seasons shift from winter to spring, our bodies go through chemical changes that drive our menstrual cycles. But more than a biological rhythm, menstruation reveals a deeper spiritual connection we seem to have forgotten because of power systems tagging menstruation a taboo subject.
Here, Naomi explains why it’s time to open up and how we can all step into a healthier relationship with our bodies and Mother Earth. The first step is to pursue an “education of the senses,” and she leaves us with 3 powerful tools on how to do that. When asked what feminine leadership is, she inspires us with the greatest lesson she learned from the strong women who raised her. She specifically highlights her learnings from her teacher, Carmita (Carmen Vicente), a revered Medicine Woman from the Andes Mountains.
Why should you listen to your body and care more about menstrual cycles?
Because the attention and observation you give your internal world is the same attention and observation your external world needs. To become an embodied feminine leader, you must first cultivate an embodied self. This interview is the perfect guide for that!
Naomi is the author of “Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman” and founder of HerWisdom, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the authenticity of women’s leadership. She’s an educator with 20 years of experience working with young women on four continents. She writes programs and curriculum that cultivate women’s leadership and champion a culture of empowerment.
What we discuss…
2:25 - Why academic excellence doesn't guarantee spiritual fulfillment
5:00 - Naomi's journey to her indigenous self, and her encounter with Carmita
9:50 - How religion and capitalism separate people from Spirit
13:00 - The spiritual aspect of menstruation, and what “education of the senses” is
20:55 - How to become a leader who leads in the feminine way
24:21 - "There is no disconnection; there's only lack of attention"
27:15 – Why menstruation isn't about fertility and womanhood isn't about motherhood
30:00 - 3 Practices you can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with nature and your body
35:50 – What feminine leadership is, and her greatest lesson from her elders
42:10 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us?
Learn more from Naomi:
“Observing Our Cycles” course: https://www.herwisdom.org/observing-our-cycles
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Torie Feldman: Creating a New Paradigm of Interconnectedness
47:56The wound of separation has been internalized for far too long. As we remember our connection to the earth, to our ancestors, and to the feminine, a new paradigm of interconnectedness is emerging in the collective consciousness. Torie takes us through her own journey of separation, radical awakening, and healing. As a Jewish woman raised in Los Angeles, Torie did not feel connected to her heritage. She didn’t identify with the mainstream culture of fast food, celebrities, and cars either. Her rejection of the modern Western lifestyle led her to study cultural anthropology. During her volunteer experience at a Native American reservation, she had a groundbreaking realization: she herself was cut off from her own ancestors. To rediscover her roots, she visited her homeland of Israel where she felt a true sense of belonging with her lineage and culture. This revival is what prompted Torie to assist other women in their own healing. Memories of our ancestors are stored in our bodies and we can access those stories by looking within. Through Torie’s mythic memory method, we connect with a wise ancestor and travel back to the exact moment when the core wound happened. When we return to the source of our trauma, we can process the pain together with our ancestors and rewrite the story. Deep work with our predecessors leads to healing that will eventually ripple forward to each generation. By reclaiming a clean lineage, we find that our souls have always had a pure crystalline quality to them. Our true selves can shine forth, and the divine can work through us as clear channels. Torie, a dear friend to the Global Sisterhood, is a healing guide and women’s spiritual mentor at Sacred Ancestry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, with a specific focus on indigenous wisdom. For the past decade, Torie has immersed herself in diverse healing arts and spiritual disciplines. She specializes in ancestral healing and feminine embodiment facilitation, guiding women to fully live out their unique gifts and magic through lineage work. What we discuss: 03:25 - How Torie and Lauren met 07:20 - Leaving behind the myth of separation 09:31 - A new paradigm of infinite possibility 13:12 - Devotion and discipline to the divine mission 20:28 - What brought Torie to ancestral work? 27:16 - Mythic Memory Method 32:46 - Remembering our pure crystalline soul 36:00 - Torie’s radical awakening 45:00 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Torie: Website: www.sacredancestry.com Instagram: @sacredancestry Join the Sacred Facilitator program: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/sacred-facilitator
Betty Kovacs: Cosmic Consciousness Through Mystic Narratives and Symbolic Experiences
1:12:45“What happened to the feminine?” This is the question that has plagued Dr. Betty J. Kovacs in her reading of ancient texts. In her search for answers, she discovered that prehistoric civilizations honored the feminine as the source of opposites: of both life and death. Stories of the hero’s journey symbolize the masculine’s yearning to connect with his being in the feminine. True myths reveal that the divine is both masculine and feminine; we are all divine. Throughout history, the church and state have actively tried to suppress these soul stories. As a consequence, we inherited false narratives that deeply wound us. We believe we are flawed, therefore we look for salvation outside ourselves. The dark tales have become our reality—leaving us with a distorted patriarchal worldview that’s evident in modern Western culture. To begin healing from this negativity, we must rediscover our sacred heritage: that we are all born from cosmic consciousness. Immortality, creativity, and divinity are our birthrights. Our mystic culture holds the knowledge for humanity’s growth and development. We must bring together the symbolic and rational mind to solve this universal crisis. Betty also shares with us insights about dealing with loss. In the span of 3 years, she lost her mother, husband, and son in separate car crashes. Although she struggled to come to terms with reality, her worldview about life and death were ultimately transformed by her family’s experience of precognitions, dreams, and visions. Betty is a writer and professor whose expertise lies in understanding consciousness and spirituality by unearthing long lost shaman-mystic traditions and ancient narratives. She obtained her doctorate in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic/Mythic Language from the University of California. Her book, Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That is Changing the World, won the Nautilus Silver Book Award and The Scientific & Medical Network 2019 Book Prize. She is also the author of The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life. What we discuss: 03:36 - The search for meaning of feminine symbols 08:06 - The divine is in all forms 13:50 - Life and death are intertwined 23:57 - Can two people share the same soul? 28:34 - Our inheritance of distorted stories 34:22 - How do we change our core belief of “I am not enough”? 42:22 - The dangers of a limited patriarchal worldview 50:41 - The mythic Jesus 53:58 - The split of the feminine from the eternal 1:00:11 - Betty’s vision of love and light around the planet 1:04:29 - Balance through compassionate intellect 1:09:45 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Betty: Website: kamlak.com Join the Sacred Facilitator program: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/sacred-facilitator
Ash Johns: Reclaiming the Self through Collective Ancestral Healing
53:52Surviving is certainly not the same thing as thriving. According to today’s guest, lineage healer Ash Johns, we’ve all inherited unconscious beliefs and dysfunctional patterns of behavior from our ancestors. Generations of compounded trauma reside within us and around us, preventing us from pursuing self-actualized lives. How do we unlearn and heal from these deep-seated wounds? We cannot do it alone. Ancestral healing is the answer. By connecting to our predecessors, we can collectively let go of our old ways and embrace a new path forward. Ash explains the process of her lineage work and how it’s a continuous exercise of growth and wisdom. Communing with our ancestors not only allows for a deeper relationship with them, but also with the self. Ash is a certified psychospiritual life coach, ancestral healer, and conscious business strategist. After 10 years in advertising, she left the industry to start Ancestral Healing Space. Her mission is to make ancestral connection and healing accessible to as many people as possible. By helping her clients identify and heal from generational wounds, they are able to live with more purpose, power, and freedom; and become better equipped to incite positive cultural change. What we discuss: 05:14 - How is Ash doing? 09:59 - Ancestral trauma and generational patterns of survival 15:25 - The collective healing experience 18:09 - Ash’s spiritual framework and process 26:14 - Finding your inner authority 31:28 - Continued lineage work with ancestors 38:59 - Reclaiming ancestral gifts and the self 43:30 - Harmonizing feminine and masculine energies 49:22 - Elevate Mastermind 52:34 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Ash: Website: www.ashleyjohns.com/ Instagram: @ashinspires Join the Sacred Facilitator program: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/sacred-facilitator
Christian Current: Exploring Balanced and Imbalanced Yin and Yang Energy
44:42Is your Yin and Yang energy in balance? And is the Yin and Yang energy in the world around you in balance? The energies of the Yin and Yang, or masculine and feminine, are something many of us have heard before, although many of us do not have the full understanding or awareness of the deep complexities they hold. Yin and yang, or masculine and feminine energy, is something we all hold within ourselves, but how much of each varies person to person. In this episode of the Time of the Feminine, our guest Christian Current explains the polarity and resonance between the two energies, how these energies amplify certain feelings, and how they allow us to express our truth. You’ll not only leave the conversation with a beautiful understanding of Yin and Yang, but also what polarity and resonance actually are, and how both of these energies are useful to you. Christian is not only a very dear friend, mentor, and the wizard that keeps us in check, he is a longtime student and practitioner of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, World Religion, and Shamanism. In addition to having completed numerous shamanic and yogic trainings in the Americas and India, Christian holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion, an MA in Religious Studies and is a Phd Candidate in Asian Cultures and Languages with an emphasis on the History of Yoga and Tantra. What we discuss: 02:50 - What pulled Christin to all of the deep work he does? 04:42 - How does the polarity of masculine and feminine presents itself in society? 07:32 - What is important for men to do in these times? 15:55 - The power of the Yin energy 22:41 - The fears of the Yin energy 30:05 - How our Yang energy supports the positive 37:59 - What does it mean to amplify the positive? 39:22 - How the Yin and Yang allows us express our truth 40:50 - How to establish a boundary 42:25 - What is the purpose of life? Learn more about Christian: http://christianmichaelcurrent.com/about/
Naomi Katz: Observing Your Monthly Cycle & Cultivating Relationships with Nature & Your Body
48:11"Our menstrual cycles are the basis of life," says educator and author Naomi Katz. "We all exist because of the health of our mother's menstrual cycle." In this newest episode of The Time of the Feminine, Naomi Katz - the visionary behind HerWisdom - dives deep into the parallelism of our monthly cycles to the cyclicality of nature and the universe. Just as how seasons shift from winter to spring, our bodies go through chemical changes that drive our menstrual cycles. But more than a biological rhythm, menstruation reveals a deeper spiritual connection we seem to have forgotten because of power systems tagging menstruation a taboo subject. Here, Naomi explains why it’s time to open up and how we can all step into a healthier relationship with our bodies and Mother Earth. The first step is to pursue an “education of the senses,” and she leaves us with 3 powerful tools on how to do that. When asked what feminine leadership is, she inspires us with the greatest lesson she learned from the strong women who raised her. She specifically highlights her learnings from her teacher, Carmita (Carmen Vicente), a revered Medicine Woman from the Andes Mountains. Why should you listen to your body and care more about menstrual cycles? Because the attention and observation you give your internal world is the same attention and observation your external world needs. To become an embodied feminine leader, you must first cultivate an embodied self. This interview is the perfect guide for that! Naomi is the author of “Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman” and founder of HerWisdom, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the authenticity of women’s leadership. She’s an educator with 20 years of experience working with young women on four continents. She writes programs and curriculum that cultivate women’s leadership and champion a culture of empowerment. What we discuss… 2:25 - Why academic excellence doesn't guarantee spiritual fulfillment 5:00 - Naomi's journey to her indigenous self, and her encounter with Carmita 9:50 - How religion and capitalism separate people from Spirit 13:00 - The spiritual aspect of menstruation, and what “education of the senses” is 20:55 - How to become a leader who leads in the feminine way 24:21 - "There is no disconnection; there's only lack of attention" 27:15 – Why menstruation isn't about fertility and womanhood isn't about motherhood 30:00 - 3 Practices you can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with nature and your body 35:50 – What feminine leadership is, and her greatest lesson from her elders 42:10 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Naomi: Website: https://www.naomikatz.com/ Instagram: @naomikatz Related Link: “Observing Our Cycles” course: https://www.herwisdom.org/observing-our-cycles
Sarah Drew: Retrieving Forgotten Feminine Wisdom Through Women’s Circles.
48:37There exists a luminous web of wisdom from our past generations that will help us save our future. In this episode, we talk about how to access it. This week, we are honored to host one of our most respected mentors, Sarah Drew. She's a spiritual teacher, storyteller, and the visionary author of "GAIA CODEX," an eco-feminist novel revealing the forgotten teachings of the past through a lineage of women who has cultivated and protected this wisdom throughout the ages. Our conversation revolves around the book and why it's worth reading, especially in this time of global crises, the power of belonging in women circles, and what she's learned from decades of exploring various spiritual paths and traditions. Also, Sarah shares powerful practices to activate and illuminate your creative mind! Sarah Drew is a poet and mystic mythologist who catalyzes powerful blueprints for the future deeply rooted in the gnosis of the past. She has been a featured speaker at the graduate level and at organizations such as Google and ABC Deepak Homebase, and she is currently a popular teacher and mentor for women worldwide on topics such as Feminine Wisdom and Evolutionary Culture. What we discuss… 2:30 - Why women are the key leaders toward the world’s rebirth 6:00 - What is the "GAIA CODEX" and why is it so important? 14:45 - How belonging in a sisterhood amplifies our connection to Mother Gaia 17:15 - Why true interconnectivity begins after an ego death 25:53 - What it's like belonging in a circle when you're shy 33:10 - Powerful tips to hone your creative mind: TIP #1: Let what needs to flow, flow. TIP #2: Have a soft mind. TIP #3: Don’t edit your work right away. 37:25 - What she learned from traveling the world and exploring different spiritual practices 40:50 - Sarah's greatest advice to women 42:06 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Sarah: Websites: https://www.sarahdrew.net/ https://www.gaiacodex.com/ “GAIA CODEX” by Sarah Drew: https://www.amazon.com/Gaia-Codex-Sarah-Drew/dp/0692211667
Vivien Vilela: Upholding Ancient Wisdom to Heal the Planet
1:06:34The biggest problem in the world is our disconnection from nature. How do we solve this? This Time of the Feminine episode features spiritual healer, philanthropist, and activist, Vivien Vilela, as she reveals her journey from the dehumanizing world of modeling to the Amazon jungle. As a successful model, Vivien felt life wasn’t that hard until she woke up to the grim realities of her industry and, later on, to her father’s suicide. Lost and empty, she sought comfort in self-destructive ways – drugs, mindless materialism, meaningless relationships. But what saved her from oblivion isn’t mere therapy. Having connected with indigenous elders in the Amazon, Vivien faced her demons with an ancient shamanic vision quest. She tapped into a sacred world that surpasses all understanding and from then on, she dedicated her life to saving others and the planet through the preservation of indigenous culture and wisdom. Here, she talks about how to harness the energy of nature into your being, where dark energy comes from, and why she doesn’t believe in charity. She also addresses the issue on commercializing spirituality and gives tips on manifesting a fulfilled life! Vivien Vilela is the co-founder of the Boa Foundation, a non-profit organization collaborating with indigenous communities to preserve and protect sacred land, culture, and ancient wisdom. Aniwa Gathering, one of her projects, is an annual 4-day event where indigenous leaders convene to give workshops to international community and discuss the world’s most pressing issues. What we discuss… 2:00 - Growing up with atheist parents and dealing with her father's suicide 7:20 - How an immersion in ancient shamanic practices saved her life 10:35 - "Every meditation was an expansion": How to harness the energy of nature 15:32 - Realizing her new purpose in the world 20:00 - The birth of the Boa Foundation 25:00 - Where dark energy comes from, and how to deal with it 28:30 - What's the Rainbow Prophecy and the Aniwa Gathering? 35:00 - Why indigenous communities don't need charity 42:00 - On commercializing spirituality: Do healers always need to be poor? 56:00 - What does it mean to be a shaman? 1:03:20 - Powerful tips and practices to reconnect with nature and ourselves 1:06:10 - How to live in gratitude even when you don’t have much in life 1:11:00 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Vivien: Website: https://www.aniwa.co/https://www.theboafoundation.org/ Instagram: @aniwa.co @theboafoundation Mentioned Resources: The Global Sisterhood: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/ Aniwa Gathering: https://www.theboafoundation.org/completed-projects/aniwa-gathering
Karen Lee Downes: What You Need to Know About The Feminine Intelligence Revolution
48:20MORE THAN LABORERS, WE ARE HUMANS. To create a flourishing future for all, we must dismantle the current systems of masculine domination and restore the feminine values that have been suppressed for centuries. Our guest Karen Lee Downes puts this imbalance in the context of the workplace where masculine qualities are held supreme over the feminine. This is seen in how success at work is measured through output, strength, competition, and performance, while unquantifiable feminine qualities like humility, compassion, empathy, intimacy, and intuition are trivialized – causing a never-ending “burnout” crisis and women marginalization. How do we make the workplace a home where people, both men and women, can embody the feminine without being put to shame? Karen says it’s through reintegrating the feminine intelligence, first within ourselves and then outside. She shares what it takes to elevate our consciousness and how to rewrite the false narratives we know into something we want. Also, she gives tips on how we can help spread the word about the paradigm shift while reminding us what true activism is. Karen Lee Downes is the co-founder of FemmeQ and founder of The Flourish Initiative. With over three decades of expertise and experience as a social entrepreneur, therapist, author, and business consultant, she has designed and led development programs for leaders and their teams, across all sectors of society, applying the feminine principle. What we discuss… 3:30 - What is feminine intelligence? 11:20 - The key to ending the chronic existence of hunger in the world 12:20 - What it's like to be a woman leading a masculine paradigm shift 16:00 - Why women aren't victims but are part of the problem 19:30 - How can we teach the feminine intelligence to men? 25:30 - Tips on how to encourage others to practice feminine values 35:30 - Inner work application: How can we better activists? 37:00 - The one question that reveals your purpose 39:50 - Lessons from a broken back 43:40 - What's the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Karen: Website: https://karenleedownes.com/ Related Links: FemmeQ: https://femmeq.org/ The Flourish Initiative: https://www.theflourishinitiative.com/ Joanna Macy: https://www.joannamacy.net/
Grandmother Flordemayo: Healing the Father Wound, the Power of Forgiveness & Wisdom from an Indigenous Grandmother
56:12How can we heal from the wounds people leave behind? Someone's death doesn't take away the pain they caused us. We carry it along with their memory, hoping it eventually subsides. In this episode of The Time of the Feminine, Grandmother Flordemayo illuminates the sacred ways of forgiving the dead, healing from ancestral traumas, and cultivating our personal relationship with the Divine Mother. To achieve absolute freedom, we need to mend our relationships both with the living and the departed. But where do we start? The youngest of 15 children, Grandmother Flordemayo lost her father at age 2, but his spirit followed her around. Here, she looks back on her mystical encounters not only with his spirit but also with that of other beings traversing the celestial world. Grandmother Flordemayo is a Curandera espiritu (healer by divine spirit) and Mayan priestess. She's one of the 13 grandmothers of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, a global alliance that teaches ancestral ways of prayer, education, and healing. While travelling the world to share her wisdom and spark people's spiritual consciousness, she also founded The Path, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional knowledge and heritage seeds. What we discuss… 5:03 - A seer's childhood: Encounters with her dead father's spirit 9:50 - Dealing with inherited masculine wounds 17:20 - You can experience fear, but don't take it with you 19:40 - How to heal our relationship with someone, whether they're alive or not 30:00 - Uncovering the past leads to a better understanding of the pain 37:12 - How Grandmother Flordemayo made peace with her father, and what we can learn from it 43:54 - A message to those who don't believe in the world of the unseen 45:45 - What to tell your unsupportive friends 47:50 - How can we cultivate our bond with the Divine Mother? 50:16 - Murmuryo: A ceremonial prayer calling on the Divine Mother 55:50 - What does the time of the feminine mean? 59:17 - What's the Divine Mother's message to us? Learn more from Grandmother Flordemayo: Website: https://www.grandmotherflordemayo.com/ Instagram: @grandmotherflordemayo
Transmuting Pain into Purpose, Power, and Freedom
49:38AS WE HEAL, WE GROW WISE AND HEAL THE WORLD. If you're ready to alchemize your pain into purpose. we're here to help. In this special episode of The Time of The Feminine, we, Lauren and Shaina, talk about what healing really means, how to find purpose in your pain, why conventional talk therapy can't heal the wounds of your soul, and the power of belonging in a community. Most importantly, we discuss Global Sisterhood’s Wounds to Wisdom cohort where we offer an 8-week spiritual course guiding you to your unique healing journey. It’s time to stop running away from your shadows and projecting them onto nature and fellow beings. The season has come to shed the patriarchal, cultural, and religious lies that have been blinding you from the divine truth: You are worthy as you are. Here, we also remind you to pause and let yourself feel the emotions lurking in your body and mind. If you haven’t done this for a while, we’ll tell you how. What we discuss… 2:20 – Why you should care about healing 6:10 – Being Vs. Doing: Where does your worth lie? 9:15 – Writing a "to-be" list in addition to your “to-do” list 14:00 – Does God really exist within you? 19:00 – Signs that you have an unprocessed pain and trauma that need integration 23:10 – How to find gratitude and purpose in your suffering 25:00 – Why traditional talk therapy doesn't address the issues of the soul 30:00 – What are shadows? Why do we need a community to heal? 34:35 – Wounds to Wisdom: Beginnings, Purpose, Modalities 45:45 – If you're one of these women, you need to join Wounds to Wisdom 49:00 – What’s the message of the Divine Mother to us? Learn more from Global Sisterhood: Website: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/ Instagram: @theglobalsisterhood Mentioned Resources: Wounds to Wisdom begins on November 16: https://www.globalsisterhood.org/wounds-to-wisdom “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726