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A Peek Inside Mastery


This is it.

The month that Persephone crawls back from the underworld and relaxes into spring.
The time of year when you don’t know whether to wear your down jacket or a t-shirt.
When we all are yearning and itching for that transformation–body antsy with desire, ripples of longing crossing our souls, hot hunger fighting with the damp weather that just won’t give it up…yet.

Take that temperature and you have the confluence of forces churning through the extraordinary sea of women at The School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program, this past week.

Here’s what took place: Friday night we had the largest clothing swap on earth, complete with stylists, makeup artists, and hairdressers.  Everyone went home with gorgeous stuff!

Saturday we swamped.

We saw how we could choose to step into the darkest feelings of being lonely, scared, and disenfranchised, and own the raw beauty in this dark face of the Goddess.

When a woman falls rapturously in love with her dark side, she unites with the most beautiful and powerful part of herself, and alters her destiny. It is the inhabiting of our own darkness that is the key to bringing in the light. The darkest part, of each of us, is delicious.

We were formally introduced to the concept of the Courtesan, and how to navigate the realm of the Courtesan’s Journey, as a tool.  By so doing, we each have the opportunity to relocate ourselves from victim to heroine, by bringing the fire, passion, and sensuality in each of us, into every aspect of our lives and the world.  We learned that by using the Courtesan’s Journey as a tool, we can turn our hardships into our very own magical elixir.  Not bad for a day’s work.

Sunday, we had Barbara Stanny teach us how to take ownership of our finances.

And Alex Tchassov brought the art of ballroom dance.

And so so so so much more.

My gratitude to those of you who are with me, in the Mastery classroom, and those of you, without.

I am so deeply grateful to each of you, for your courage and brilliance as you gain momentum, each day, in the use of the School of Womanly Arts Tools and the Arts. And my deep gratitude to those of you who stand for us, witnessing us, as we surrender deeper and deeper to the journey called woman at The School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program.  I know, I know, each of us takes a few steps forward, then, tumbles.  Baby steps toward pleasure are the way a mere mortal becomes a Sister Goddess.  Here’s to many more tumbles, and triumphs, ’til we meet again!

With so much love and pleasure,

Mama Gena

P.S. Please come celebrate graduation with us, June 19, 2011, 2:00pm at Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC.

P.P.S. Next week we are off to Miami.  I am sure I will send some brags from South Beach!

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  • Nelda May 18, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Wow! Mama Gena! You know some great and wonderful women. I’ve been knowing Dr. C. Northrup a long time, love the picture with her and the women in her life. Beautiful. I first heard about you through Tera; you are great and thank you for sharing so much. I believe I will make the trip to Miami to enjoy all that is there for us! Thank you!! Cheers! Nelda

  • SG Sharon April 19, 2011, 11:45 am

    Honoring the swamp is such an important part of learning loving kindness towards ourselves no matter how we feel or where we’re at. You go, Mamaji!
    Thank you so much for doing your part to bring transformation to this planet!

  • Sister Goddess Jules April 19, 2011, 11:20 am

    Mama – I remember my swamp so well and my time in mastery after this weekend last year was the catalyst for life changing events that swelled from deep inside me. That came from my acknowledgement and embracing of the darkest parts of myself. I still love to lounge in my swamp and emerge renewed, rejuvenated and revived. Thank you so much for this gift. I am missing mastery this year, but am fully entrenched in LIFE thanks to you! xoxoxo Jules