by Dhyana Kluth
I haven’t published an article here in a long while, busy with birthing new work, parenting, co-creating communities, unraveling mysteries and healing my body-Temple. As you all know and feel, it has been a potent and intense time as we’ve been journeying through an evolutionary portal together on this planet. So I said yes to diving into some self-care, away from the family—away from my kids for four days for the first time in over ten years since I became a mother. During this retreat I allowed myself to be held by Divine Mother and received a blessing from Mary Magdalene. I wish to share this gift with you. This is my journal entry about what happened.
Temple of the Feminine Arts at Prama Institute, Asheville NC
Pelvic Presence with Mary Magdalene
During the full moon lunar eclipse I attended this sweet retreat to rest and restore myself in the divine waters of the feminine dimension as Seren Bertrand, and Azra, hold space for connecting to Source like no other. They set the example with the work they share, the medicine for my womb-heart, yoni and soul. My mind, the masculine organizing impulse to record and take notes and document and write ideas and translate insights sat this one out for the entire 3 nights and 3 days. It is only now, with some discipline that I write to record some of the experience before it becomes more illusive to the conscious mind, like a dream that returns again and again over time.
Thursday night, after dinner, we gathered in circle outside on the lawn overlooking the garden and wooded hillside for an orientation before entering the temple dome for our opening circle. We were many women and four couples, some familiar faces and some I knew only on Facebook womb circles before now.
The first experience I want to share came as a complete surprise during a simple body mindful awareness practice I’ve done many times before and had never had visions during - not that I can recall. The gentle Womb Awakening Pelvic Presence practice has brought up and allowed me to release feelings before, and gain insight, but never have I received the gift of what happened as I lay there connecting to my womb and opening space in my pelvis. Mary Magdalena came to me. I saw her approach and stand near my feet on my right. She wore her long robes and veil of deep reds and smiled tenderly, lovingly, radiating love and compassion. She has visited me before over the years, sometimes with Yeshua, and I’ve been feeling her call strongly especially over the last year. I have been working with the medicine she brings to the world, with the medicine she brings to me; the balm of forgiveness, surrender, sacred sexuality, the red river of liberated sensuality, the untethered body and flow of Shakti, the blossoming red rose and the blue Magdalene rose of compassion for self and other, the purifying healing tears of all that wants to be felt and held in love. She calls me to listen deeply to my womb, to reawaken my womb and yoni to the Shakti flow of unconditional love in this temple tree of life that is my earth-body, to embrace the innocent sensuality of my body, the holy whore —in its entire beautiful wise essence of the word— to embrace the gift of my embodied, liberated, shameless sexuality.
What happened next I will never forget as I surrendered to receive her message this time. She straddled me, embraced me and nuzzled my face sweetly, and sat back and began gently womb pulsing me, her womb Shakti flowing down through her yoni to bless my womb and pelvis, body and being as I wept at her beautiful, generous, loving energy. I surrendered to the pulsing of my womb, allowing it to revive parts of my pelvic floor and vulva I didn’t even realize where numb, feeling the gentle pulsing also aiding my digestive flow in the lower intestines! As she continued pulsing, her torso rippling rhythmically, free and sensual, with embodied Love, I felt the pulse flow through my body, clearing blocks and increasing my womb light —what I saw in a previous vision as a lighthouse beacon whose design is to beam out and share the healing medicine of this light of divine feminine into the world, to radiate heaven on earth.
During that previous vision, a man with a white headscarf dressed all in white gave me a light, inside the lotus flowering room at the top of the lighthouse, and told me I already know what to do with it. I discovered his name is Sai Baba of Shirdi, believed to be an incarnation of Lotd Shiva. This same man wearing the white headscarf showed up during this pelvic presence experience with Mary Magdalene. While Magdalena pulsed my womb, he knelt beside my right side and held his palms above my womb-heart, radiating light-healing and light-generating seiki on my womb-heart, smiling warming at me and then focusing his gaze on the healing Spanda blessing he was facilitating. As Mary Magdalene pulsed and Sai Baba gave me seiki, the light of my womb grew visibly bright and expanded outside my body and all around me, filling my ka body and expanding out into the universe.
The pulsing flow of chi came up against the resistance of my left side which I’ve been consciously spiraling with for about twenty years - since I sprained my left ankle. (The historical specifics of all of that is another story in itself which though related I won’t go into detail here.) At this point Kuan Yin appeared on my left side in a blue kimono with her hair swept up in the old fashion, touched my right shoulder with her right hand and gazed at me with such love and compassion and sorrow for my condition as melted my defenses even more allowing a release for the Magdalene pulse to flow down my left side to my ankle where Kuan Yin now focused her attention with reiki, hands raised, palms facing my left ankle.
I could feel the Magdalene love pouring and pulsing and filling down deep into my sacrum, the tip of my dragon tail bone, left hip and the flesh around my anus and perineum — massaging my early childhood sexual wound and melting through decades old contraction and constriction, loosening, restoring trust and opening into the flow of Divine Mother in the embrace of this wild Magdalene Shakti.
Suddenly, above them all were Isis wings. Mary Isis wrapped her wings around us all. I could feel the tip of her wings touch my lunar heart as my womb continued to feel the gentle rhythmic wild and sensual pulse of Mary Magdalene. My heart opening as my body arched, my knees falling open, my entire being opening to her love pouring into me.
Then Bastet’s head appeared above Isis, all of us like one large totem with me laying at the bottom under Mary Magdalene. Like Nut’s blanket canopy of stars, Isis sheltered and held us all in a sacred container of love as all Magdalenes of this lineage have done and continue to do.
As Mary Magdalene continued to pulse my womb, lifting her arms, her hands alive with grace, tilting her head back in rapturous innocent pleasure, increasing ecstatic rhythms and flowing intensities, I was being resurrected. I began to feel the serpentine waves ripple up my torso to my neck and head - another area that has typically restricted flow and movement which I’ve been working on opening along with my shoulders and heart and thymus. It is no mistake these areas are the twin of the womb, yoni, root and sacrum. To aid this release and melt into the flow of Shakti, Bastet rested her head on my neck and, nuzzling her head under my chin, she began purring, vibrating my bones and muscles and chi with her healing resonance.
Beautiful Mary continued to pulse and then began to bleed on my womb, gifting me with the pure essence of her life-giving womb blood stem cells. I wept again, tears of gratitude, relief, awe and wonder and love, wide open. The tears formed pools of water at the sides of my face as Mary’s drops of blood began to form a small pool on my womb before being absorbed into my body.
I didn’t expect to drop this deeply into this oceanic feminine realm during our opening circle with such a simple and super gentle body awareness practice as Pelvic Presence. The gifts I received from Mary Magdalene opened me up completely in preparation for the experience of rest and restoration I came here for —and experienced— throughout this beautiful and potent retreat. A rare gift to myself.
We must each take the time to receive love and take up the space in our lives for nurturing ourselves. There were so many gifts to receive during this retreat. Gifts waiting to be given when we are willing to surrender to the Divine Feminine flow. Mary Magdalene wants to help us, so we can help all life here on our Earth-Mother. This and all the experiences of this retreat, a sacred balm for my body and soul, rekindled my passion and devotion to this Womb Awakening work and reminded me why I have devoted my life to sharing this medicine.
Gratitude for all the lunar medicine Seren and Azra continue to share with the world. Gratitude for the gifts of Mary Magdalene. Thank you, Seren for birthing this Temple of Feminine Arts retreat I didn’t even know I needed so much.
Carol, Aine and Dhyana are Womb Priestesses and Fountain of Life teachers and mentors who love the path of motherhood, dancing, shamanism, creative living and sisterhood.
I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call 'mother wit' means intelligence that you had in your mother's womb. That's what you rely on. You know what's right to do.