Friday, July 10, 2015

Ace of Cups - Pleasure-Pride-Empowerment

The Ace of Cups I've drawn, speaks to me today of the culmination of thoughts, and my ongoing exploration of how women reclaim their bodies in every way, in the realm of the sacred.

Slowly and steadily I've been making a conscious effort to address healths issues, making doctors appointments etc. I am feeling very positive about this and nervous at the same time, making visits to my dentist and my family doctor, and having routine tests. Not much fun needless to say, but necessary.

Reclaiming that sacredness of the female body has become my focus as of late. This is very different than being preoccupied  with superficial concerns about what I wear or "putting on my face" for reasons that have little to do with health or sacredness. The ancient philosophy of referring to the body as a temple immediately comes to my mind.

Historically as women we carry pain, shame, and dis-empowerment of the past and present. If we can look within ourselves, we find there exists the exact opposite, pleasure, pride and empowerment. It has been there all along. It's time we all remove the historical cultural shroud placed upon us, embrace and love our fertile, feral, sexual and creative selves, reclaiming our wild woman nature, that culture has long feared.

 “You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” - Isadora Duncan


Ellen said...

It must be something in the air, This deep felt need to take care of our physical self. I hope the testing will go smoothly and everything will be okay. The sacredness of the body you speak about was one of my main reasons to quit smoking. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Ellen. Maybe it's our age, but as I said, it's always something I've struggled with. Maybe this time it'll stick!
I'm not worried about the tests. That's the big thing for me.
So glad you got clear of that smoking monkey Ellen!

I quit in 1982 even before I quit drinking in '94. Harder getting rid of the smoking addiction, much harder! Congratulations you kicked the habit!

Ellen said...

Thanks Cath, and you on kicking them both!!!