Mothering is demanding, revelatory, complex, and redemptive.
We think we are mothering our children; often we are re-mothering ourselves. Our children reflect our lessons, and we’re not sure where we end and they begin.
We are living at a time of renegotiation and re-labeling. New archetypes are emerging. What is required of us as women and what we require of ourselves is totally NEW.
Women are finally getting honest about motherhood. There’s space in the culture for the formerly invisible experience of mothering. Our safety no longer depends on our perfection and our role-play.
At this time, we can define and redefine motherhood on our own terms. We can become the mothers that we want to be. We can live into a new way, with so many choices.
… and that comes with its own challenges.
Mothering is one of the wildest journeys. We need community and the mirroring and witnessing that comes with community.
We will use my book The Fourth Trimester as a jump-off point. We will workshop some of the exercises from the book, but I will also share some of the material that didn’t make it into the book. There were three chapters on spirituality that ended up on the cutting room floor (it’s a long book).
Each week, from January 8th - January 31st, we will meet twice: Tuesdays at 11am - noon PST, and Thursdays from 7am - 8am PST.
All sessions will be live, but will also be recorded for you to view later/download.
Each call will be interactive: In addition to the presentation of the initial theme, there will be a combination of meditation, writing, and somatic movement in each class—and a surprise guest or two.
What We’ll Discuss:
MotherDive: The archetype of Inanna has served my mother journey on various occasions. Every circle needs storytelling.
MotherLine: Part of discovering the mother you are and the mother you want to be is looking back to your motherline and forward to your lineage.
MotherAxis: Finding your center and intuition in the middle of a million opinions and constructs.
MotherBody: Everything changes.
MotherVulva: Genital identity is real, and can impact function. Claiming or reclaiming our vulva.
MotherLover: Sexual Mother. Lots of mixed messages. Finding our erotic self as a mother
MotherWorth: Money and Self Worth
MotherJaguar: Tracking our own nervous system so we can regulate our children’s. Begins with the circuitry of birth. The role of the mother jaguar cannot be outsourced