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I am so, so, so grateful


So grateful.
So moved.
So overwhelmed.
Still floating in the ecstatic brew of the fragrant spell of Mastery.
I am deeply grateful for the 250 exquisite women who have come together for this incredible 9-month journey.
These women are filled with deafening passion, just waiting to erupt in bold new forms.
Voices that want to be heard.
Adventures that want to be lived.
Beauty that wants to be honored.
Batons twirling, we are on the trail.

Here’s what a few Mastery students had to say about this past weekend:

“I sat in the back on day one making snarky comments, thinking the whole thing was hokey, somewhat crass and feeling like the girl in a Chorus Line—I felt nothing. But I brag that on Sunday I came back. I brag that on Sunday I cried. I brag that instead of going off on my own for lunch on Sunday, which would be my normal M.O., on instinct, I reached out to two amazing women—Sister Goddess Heather and Sister Goddess Maria—and we sat in a circle and spoke our desires. I brag that when I turned around and saw Sister Goddess Liz (our most talented photographtrix) and realized the gift she had given me by making it possible for me to be in that room, I felt incredibly loved and blessed. I realized in that moment that I do have the power to conjure something other than parking spots! I brag that I conjured up a sweet and loving phone call from my boyfriend on the drive home. I brag that all of this is a start to stopping the voice that has lived in my head for almost 47 years telling me that it is too late for me.” – SG Leslie

“I brag that I got myself to Mastery in spite of all the resistance I was entertaining. I further brag that I had a fucking awesome day and had the blissful opportunity to parade myself onstage in front of a room full of about 250 women. Wow! I brag that I let myself receive love and support in many, many forms today (beginning with getting my body bejeweled) and it felt awesome. I brag that I was able to be completely full of my amazing self during my turn at favorite frames at lunch and share how incredible it felt to show up enough in the room to let myself be seen and called out by Mama Gena. I brag that I am keeping my commitment with myself to get my daily brag on by using my iPhone—even though I don’t have access to WiFi where I’m staying. I further brag that I am delighted with myself for running an 11-day streak of brags. I got my power back and now that I know what it feels like to have it, I will hold onto it and protect it with the fiercest love imaginable.” – SG Candas

“I brag I had a fabulous weekend being a Big Sister Goddess. I brag I noticed where it is easy for me to play big, and the areas in which I want to place my attention and play bigger. I brag I was able to saturate the women who walked by with my loving gaze—I brag I did not want any of the women to walk on as I felt I had bottomless reserves of love that I was tapping into. I brag that was very different from my first Mastery eye gazing exercise when I could not hold a woman’s gaze at all. I brag I danced my ass off every chance I got. I brag I am part of an amazing group of Bigs. I brag I got so many compliments on my ass, legs, and dancing—thank you. I brag I wanted to shine brightly, and I did.” – SG Clare

What a privilege it is to live in a country, in a time, where we have the opportunity to live our gifts.
This Mastery I dedicated to five women and girls who do not have that privilege.
Malala Yousafzai; Nabila and Fareba Gul; the 23-year-old woman in New Delhi who was raped and murdered on a bus; and the 9-year-old girl in Pakistan who survived gang rape last month.
We stand in full blazing honor of our sisters, of all women, all girls, who cannot stand in full blazing honor themselves, because of living inside a culture that shuts them down.
The reclamation of Mastery has begun.
We reclaim with dance, with song, with outrageous acts of beauty.
We reclaim with creative fire.
With celebration.
With sacred sensuality.
With gratitude.
Gratitude for being born woman.
Gratitude for the incumbency of living our gifts in our lifetimes.
Mastery has begun. I am so so so grateful.

Add your own delicious flavor to this ecstatic brew and tell me in the comments below: what are you grateful for in this moment, this very second?

And if you’d like to invite another woman to step inside her full feminine reclamation, please share this post.

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

P.S. I’ve had a few women asking if they could still join Mastery. The short answer is yes. Every year, right about now, we get women wanting to enroll their friends or family members to do the course with them. And, of course, some of you just wait ’til the absolute last possible moment, too. You’re in luck, sister, as we’ve planned ahead just for you. We have class recordings, materials, and a whole special process designed to get you caught up and in the loop, so you don’t miss a single drop. You must call Lauren immediately, though, at 646-682-0416, as this will truly be the last chance this year.


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  • Sister Goddess little jo April 5, 2013, 2:12 pm

    of course 🙂

  • Sister Goddess Amaterasu March 23, 2013, 3:05 pm

    I brag that on the train ride home from Mastery, an absolutely juicy younger woman with platinum curls turned to me and talked about how difficult it was to find her voice. I brag that in her generosity, she shared two of her books with me, and in turn, I shared Mama Gena with her and gave her my own copy of The Book, knowing that I would find another.

    • little jo April 5, 2013, 2:11 pm

      way to go… I already gave 2 of mine 😉

  • SG Tamara March 23, 2013, 3:03 pm

    I am grateful for another opportunity and the courage to make manifest my desires.

  • Deborah Smith March 19, 2013, 8:26 pm

    OH YAY! What an AMAZING weekend. Just now back home and at my computer. I had SO much fun and am SO glad I had VPBC before ‘cuz having done that made this past weekend a total Rock out. And, I repeat, Regena Thomashauer you are a FUCKING GENIUS at this. I love watching you work!!! I especially excited await each of your one on one encounters. It is so beautiful to watch how you pull out the Divine in us.
    Do know I am also totally grateful for the amazing wonder that is Ann Davan (sp?). If she is/becomes a prof I want to be one of her first PhD students!


  • joan March 19, 2013, 4:29 pm

    I am grateful to be in the mastery program and to Mama Gena for creating it and for her wonderful team for supporting us and making mastery possible. I am grateful to be living in these times and for having the life I have. I so look forward to the adventure of the next nine months of mastery and will rejoice one day at a time as the journey unfolds.

  • BSG Glitzy Cougar Karen March 19, 2013, 3:54 pm

    I am so grateful to have been the one nun to give you back your pussies…yes, the Rev. Mother onstage with Regena on Sunday. I got on this ride in Fall 2008, after 3 women in 2 weeks told me about this amazing teacher…Mama Gena! I have been on it ever since, and then brought in my adorable, sassy, daughter, SG Lauren (yes, THAT Lauren:).

    This is the ride of your life. Take it, ride the wave, feel it all. This is for you, for your beauty, your desires, your very essence.
    With so gratitude to Regena, Dav, Ru, Lauren, and all the sisters who have made this incredible journey happen, I send you so much love and juice.

    BSG Glitzy Cougar Karen

  • T. L. Cooper March 19, 2013, 3:36 pm

    I am very grateful that I am at peace with who I am on any given day including my imperfections and the knowledge that I continue to not only be the best me I can be today but to strive toward the best me I can be tomorrow.

  • Luxurious Laurie March 19, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I am grateful for you, Regena, more than you’ll ever know…and for all my SGs who mirror back to me my own Divinity on a daily basis…and I am so grateful for all that I have learned that has brought me such happiness and joy. Thank you, Goddess…more please!!!

    Have a fabulous Mastery, goddesses!!!!!

    Lux Laurie xo

  • Leslie March 19, 2013, 1:42 pm

    P.S. I was so excited to see my brag in lights that I forgot to say thank you to Mama Gena, to my Patroness Saintess Liz, and all the amazing women who are part of this community and so willing to be honest and vulnerable. Plus a huge thank you to Debbie Rosas for reminding me what I loved so much about dance for so many years and that I can still get my ass back on stage and love it.

  • Hedonia March 19, 2013, 12:04 pm

    Dearest Mama~

    My most favorite brag is that when you called to me (by your first book), I listened and heard and answered. It is a pleasure and an honor and a privilege to stand with you, “… in full blazing honor of our sisters, of all women, all girls, who cannot stand in full blazing honor themselves.”

    With much love and appreciation
    In pleasure
    Loving you,

    Mastery Spring 2009

  • SG Elana (Siren Seductress) March 19, 2013, 11:39 am

    Dear Mama and all the fabulous Sister Goddesses of Mastery Now and Years Past!!!

    Thank you for sharing, for being. I wanted to share a quickie about my mastery experience of last year and the ways it changed me. Before joining Mastery, I was seduced by the stories of women being paid tons of $$$ or having fabulous sex or, or, or….
    And these things DO happen. But I want to say that for me, the biggest gift mastery has given me was the TOOLS to help me appreciate and LOVE my life EXACTLY AS IT IS…Every day I am so grateful for the incredible sweet husband I have who is on the journey of deepening our sensuality and trying to conceive a baby, I am so grateful that I get to go to the Bronx and teach poetry to incredible young people and be inspired by them four afternoons a week, and that every day I flirt my ass off with a stranger on the train or street, I am grateful to be surrounded by a community of incredible women and artists who are passionate and talented and ALIVE, I am grateful that I recite poetry on trains and in laundromats with my co-conspirators, I am grateful for my sexy, delicious body which I rub with seet almond oil daily (or my husband rubs it on me) I am gratful for the pleasure and privilege of having a gorgeous pussy and for the gift of self pleasure and on, and on…Believe my I still have a list of desires that could fill a house, but I am also LOVING THE LIFE I HAVE RIGHT NOW. And now.
    Thank you mama and all of the amazing women in the SG community.

    Signing off with love and gratitude!!!

  • Sherrie Huckelberry March 19, 2013, 9:56 am

    After a nite of struggeling with feelings of hopelessness,rage,over the precieved loss of innocents that so many of our beloved girls go thur- I woke up @ 6:00am to this shareing of strength, hope,beauty. Thank You One n All

  • SG Aleksandra March 19, 2013, 9:53 am

    I am grateful to the beautiful women who went on stage Sunday and so greacefully offered themselves to all of us in the audiance. I am greatful to have seen the Bleeding Virgin Mary Pussy (piece of art), it was the most touching and most beautiful experience. I am greatful for I realized what a beautiful thing menstruation is. I will no longer carry the feeling of being ugly and dirty during my menstruation but instead beautiful and divine.

    • SG C'mere Kitty March 19, 2013, 11:00 pm

      yes, that IS one of my favorite frames from the mastery weekend one. how beautiful she was, and the experience of witnessing, so gracious.

  • SG C'mere Kitty March 19, 2013, 9:43 am

    I am grateful for to belong to Sister Goddess community. I brag that I had exercised my powers to join you at Spring Mastery 2013, and that I AM with powerful and knowing and fearless in action. I am grateful for my smartness. I brag that this statement is a stark contrast to what I’ve heard growing up. Today I can say I am glad I didn’t listen. My power is muscle and is still with me. I am grateful for Mama Gena’s powers and her courageous determination and drive to share and educate and provide and upride us to be Sister Goddesses, and to life affirmingly motivate us to RESEARCH our own truth and redefine our powers and relish in our sensual nature and simply put awesomeness. And most of all being a magnificent inspirations and serving us with creatrix energy to practice and reclaim our birthright of womanly arts, in a 9 month of transformational journey, sacred and protected and celebrated by community and by our individual strength and nature, and your trust in cultivating the GPS that is with in us all. I thank you!

  • Anja March 19, 2013, 9:26 am

    In my heart I feel so close and very touched by all the beautiful energy this years mastery unfolds! Yes, also being beautifully reminded of the amazing mastery I graduated of last year. – I am so GRATEFUL and proud to be part of this incredible sisterhood.
    Regena ROCKS! I welcome every single woman with my loving hard to the journey of her life! Woo-hoo!

  • Leslie March 19, 2013, 8:51 am

    I brag that one of my desires was to be noticed and damn if Mama Gena didn’t quote me in this blog post! And I brag that last night I sat at the kitchen table with my 19 year old daughter and we talked and talked and talked about sex and pleasure and knowing your own body and I encouraged her to get a hand mirror and get to know herself intimately and she said she thought that was a great idea!

    • little jo April 5, 2013, 2:03 pm

      Tell her to have a look at Betty Dodson’s method and check up her site, with even more pleasure to come 😛

  • SG Cheryl March 19, 2013, 8:30 am

    I am truly grateful for SG Fabiola and SG Karen for opening themselves up to me, sharing their stories and honoring the beauty within me. Because of them, I listened to my voice and found my way to Mama Gena. This first weekend was beyond my wildest imagination. I know now the source of the voice and appreciate its beauty and wisdom. I feel truly blessed to have found a sacred space to feel supported, honored, accepted and unconditionally loved. I have my power back. I am home.

  • Suzi Banks Baum March 19, 2013, 8:18 am

    Mastery begins and the weather starts to change. There is transformation in the wind.
    Congratulations Sisters! You are in for the ride of your life! xo S

  • SG Debo March 19, 2013, 7:47 am

    Welcome to the sisterhood, ladies! It is so wonderful to revisit my own Mastery through these messages. Enjoy the ride–it is wild. And so are WE.

  • Sister Goddess Laura March 19, 2013, 7:17 am

    I am grateful for giving myself the opportunity to blossom with Mama Gena. To settle for nothing less than I am. To full out enjoy my thoughts,beauty,and actions in the world.
    I am grateful to feel more alive,more generous,more capable and more forgiving
    than ever before. And that was just week 1.All I can say is WOW

  • mama gena March 19, 2013, 7:06 am

    it is so wonderful to have you kay!
    and elide- happy birthday! you rock, you roll, sister.

    • elide beltram March 19, 2013, 7:25 am

      Pussy and I have tears going down our cheeks
      hearing NOW your compliments,
      ….only NOW.

  • elide beltram March 19, 2013, 6:59 am

    How do I tell my PUSSY that it’s not OLD, BALD and BULBOUS
    how do I tell HER she is not 74 years old?
    Yesterday she turned TWO DAYS old,
    I took a PHOTO and …..KISSED IT…. everywhere with abandon.
    On the Iphone, next my my heart and lips
    everywhere I kiss it, like complices, on the bus, between clients, DRIVING .
    Guess what?

    • SG Sparkling Fiesta March 19, 2013, 8:32 am

      What a fabulous idea!!! Way to reclaim what is ours!

    • Deborah Smith March 19, 2013, 8:19 pm

      SO AWESOME!!! What a great way to honor the Divine Feminine!!! Thank you for this idea.

  • elide beltram March 19, 2013, 6:49 am

    The Power of Hope
    I have been SECRETLY hoping that one day my daughter and I would do a MOTHER/ DAUGTHER workshop.
    I waited 30 years
    It happened.

  • elide beltram March 19, 2013, 6:44 am

    150 Catholic nuns took it from me
    5 men took it

  • SGKay March 19, 2013, 6:28 am

    I am also incredibly grateful to be part of this magical and transformative journey of Mastery, alongside such beautiful Sister Goddesses who all come with their own unique stories. I brag that I enjoyed listening to everyone of their stories and that I cried with those who shared their pain and laughed with those who shared their joy. I brag that I sang and danced in celebration all weekend long. I brag that I continue to sing to my special playlists I have created since Intro and dance to the music of Nia every morning and every night. I brag that I feel and love the sensuality of my being and my pussy in a way that I have never done before and am rediscovering the joy of that girl I once knew before I knew too much in an oppressive world. Thank you thank you thank you Mama Gena for all that you have done and continue to do. Your Spirit is tremendous and overflowing with generosity!