I love turning women on to the power of their body, mind, emotions, and spirit. So much so, I’ve dedicated my life to helping women turn-on and tune-in to their voices. These days, women’s voices seem to be raging, howling, kicking and screaming “enough”. This is a good thing. It’s her time. It’s our time. There’s no more time.
My name is Debbie Rosas. I am a woman, and celebrating women is something I am passionate about. National Women’s History Month gives me a platform for speaking up for what I believe and what feel passionate about: the Feminine Spirit, the body, life and sacred truth!
In 1990, while visiting my parents, I had the urge to do something I hadn’t done in a long time: draw. Pen to paper, the image of a window appeared. In it, a woman floated in the blue sky holding coiled snakes in each hand. I named her The Goddess – Protector of Home. I had never said or even written the word goddess until that day. I had no knowledge of the goddess, or for that matter, the history of the goddess. In celebration of National Women’s History Month, I celebrate her. To me, this is her month and this is her moment in time to be recognized and honored.
Upon returning home from my parent’s home, the word goddess seemed to be popping up everywhere. One pivotal sighting was an advertisement for a documentary film called “The Goddess Remembered” by the Canadian director Donna Read. It’s funny how a split moment can change the course of your life, but that’s exactly what happened to me the day I went to see this film.
While sitting in the movie theatre I was transfixed, mesmerized by the music, the images and the truth I felt I was receiving about my history as a woman for the very first time: over 35,000 years of “pre-history” feminine, goddess-worshipping religions from our ancient past has always been there. It is a part of humanity.
One of the featured women in this film, Jean Bolen, shared her story of giving birth and about our connection to each other as women.
I left the theatre that day changed, inspired to research my history as a woman, a Feminine Spirit and a goddess. To begin my research I bought this film, and two others created by Donna Reed: “The Burning Times” and “Full Circle,” each one examining a piece of the story of women.
I replayed each film over and over again, and each time something in me awakened that made me acknowledge my connection to all women and humanity through birth. What I didn’t expect from the inspiration of Donna Reed’s films was the sacred prod to create for me, and for other women, a creative way to birth their Feminine Spirit. I listened, followed and created “The Awakening Project” dedicated to awakening what I called the “sleeping giant” the Feminine Spirit.
I believe the “Me Too” movement is all about women healing and bringing the Feminine Spirit’s voice out to help heal men and women alike, and quite possibly the world. I also believe the image of a woman’s body and the Feminine Spirit in humanity are becoming stronger, reflecting power and beauty not limited to one image, age, belief, religion, gender or country, but reflecting an image of beauty that speaks to a truth the worlds need now. We all come from a woman’s body. This truth is something people get when they see and feel it through empowered voices. The truth is, the power of women, the goddess, has been hidden, disguised, and may be protected for a very good reason we will never know. We don’t need to know why this is her time. All we need to do is take the lead!
This month, let’s celebrate women and the power of the feminine, and all of the women who over time have birthed a part of the change we are all witnesses to today.
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