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How to Keep the Party Going When the Curtain Drops

Darlings,

I just had the weekend of my life, the Mastery of my life, and I am so heartbrokenopenly explosively grateful that I have not stopped stomping around like a crazed child, deep into an imaginary parade in honor of all I experienced and witnessed.
When Mastery happens, it is not just a weekend of transformation.
A whole world is created.
Of women, by women, and for women.

And now — after TEN Masteries — the creation of the village and the setting of the stage is like a flash mob dance by an internationally renowned corps de ballet.
Trays of glitter, sparkles, and jewels, stacks of books, cans of the all-natural Pussy energy drink, pink name tags, hand-decorated signs with pearls and flowers and beads, appear on cue.
There are 40 volunteers.
24 big sisters.
A DJ.
A Bubbe.
Choreography.
Singing.
Dancing.
My staff of wildly delicious sirens, standing at the portal of the sacred feminine.

The village assembles.
The raw thrill of passion crackles and ignites like a field of fireflies.
Even the women who run mics, do so with the extreme passion and understanding of the courage that it took for each participant to arrive, one foot in front of the other, in that room, and then, to feel moved inside, to stand and speak, when she is called to do so.
Threads of invisible but tangible space are held for a woman to fall desperately in love with aspects of herself she has been at odds with, at war with, since she can remember.
Women resist love. It is all part of the fun.

The new village has assembled for the next 6 months.
The new participants have been collected, challenged, and pressed off the edge of a billion new cliffs. And that was in the first hour.
Once we are all on this wild free fall together, creation can really take place.

What do you do that takes you to a place of ecstasy inside yourself?
How do you celebrate your magnificent accomplishments?
At the School of Womanly Arts, we practice digesting the glorious experiences we have together, with a tool called “favorite frames.”
Please post how you digest, or integrate and assimilate the goodness in your life.
We are all learning from one another, in this gorgeous flash mob ballet that is our life.

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

P.S. Didn’t make it to Mastery this year? Join us at the Worldwide Sister Goddess Weekend! Save the dates of November 9th-11th for the weekend of your life with Miami madness and your Sister Goddesses. We will announce more of the juicy details in the coming months.

Photo: lizlinder.com

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  • Regina, Queen of the Desert April 7, 2012, 11:02 pm

    I digest the wonderment by sitting out in the dark, under the blazing- and falling!- desert stars and simmer down so still that I feel my preciousness, uniqueness, and value to this world. Sitting right smack-dab in the dirt is how I get there.
    Wild Sonoran Desert nature has brought me to countless thresholds, has taught me that I matter- again and again and again.
    Profound gratitude for the gorgeous, bizarre, eccentric starry snapshot that is me.
    That’s where it’s at, gals!
    So much love,
    Regina, Wild Running Coyote Goddess Of The Desert

  • Jamie Lee March 28, 2012, 11:56 pm

    What a weekend. So freeing, so enlightening, hee hee, and so encouraging. Mama Gena, your love for the Sister Goddesses is unmatched. I love your authenticity and unique approach! Hee Hee keep up the good work.

    SGBeautiful1

  • Christine March 28, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Narrowing down our magnificent weekend into one or two favorite frames just doesn’t seem possible. It was all amazing and unbelievable and life-changing and gorgeous. Each of the frames mentioned by my Sister Goddesses above are favorites for me as well, but I want to add one more little one. The first thing Sunday morning, when Goddesses bragged about what they had conjured the night before, with only one day of Mastery behind us, was awesome! At that moment I knew we were all transformed and on our way to greatness like we never before imagined!!

  • mama gena March 28, 2012, 10:49 am

    karen, mercedes, michaela, paula, debby lee, megan, rica, smita, kathleen, ditte, megan, yurani, ti, prada, anandi, liliana- wow, i am flat out with the rush of beauty from your favorite frames!!! so grateful. thank you.
    and bsg deborah- thank you for trusting me with your precious daughter. i am glad you are loving the pleasure intensive!

  • mama gena March 28, 2012, 10:38 am

    shasmina- thank you for the denmark love! we missed you on team pleasure!
    andrea- it is always a great day when you cross the Rubicon to the empire of self- wow.
    lorinda- out with the old- in with the new!! clear it out, sister!!
    ginny- thank you for the gift of your daughters.
    lizzie- i am grateful for you!
    than you, jane.
    and alana- it was so good to be transported by dance!

  • Liliana March 27, 2012, 11:54 pm

    Whenever we honored ALL of our feelings – joy as we danced, cry as we endured the shame, sadness and anger of thousands of generations of women before us, astonishment, discomfort and marvel as we watched the “immeasurable beauty…” – second after second it all was my favorite frame. Mama Gena, you have the skills, the tenderness, the ferociousness and the courage to be outrageous and rebel the world for an extraordinary cause – women’s natural being and force of life: pleasure ! I LOVED every single moment. I flew out to Hamburg Germany right at the end of the two stunning days at Mastery and was infused to the core. I began to feel and savor being in a different culture and how HER undeniable universal language spoke to every man and woman I met there – Technology such as womantra or bragging were my travel company all this past week! Grateful to you, Mama Gena and Dr Ann!

  • SG Anandi March 27, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Mamagena,
    I loved the bif crawl. Ive become more and more aware of the layers of societal and familial conditioning. I look forward to stripping more layers and feeling most deeply in what lies beneath….the purest essence of beauty, magic, power and pleasure!

    Thank you for all that you do and all that you are!

  • BSG Deborah March 27, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Wow!! My daughter is doing Mastery right now and I have just started exploring this and am on Lesson 3 of the Intensive. The relief/grief that keeps flowing out in the form of tears is blowing me away. Thank you all for being so outthere!!!

  • SG Prada Madonna (Ellen S) March 27, 2012, 9:28 pm

    My favorite frames from last weekend:
    1. Regena’s mother announcing her engagement.
    2. I enjoyed meeting several new women and the intimate exchanges that occured so easily throughout the weekend. Where in NYC do you find that?
    Thank you Regena. You’re unstoppable (but I always knew that).
    Love,
    SG Prada

  • SG Ti, Sugarbitch March 27, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Changed my life, down to my very cells. I see myself and every woman in this world so differently.
    1. SG Mary finding me and giving me a hug and saying how glad she was that I was there. To be recognized and appreciated in that sea of gorgeous brilliant women was so affirming.
    2. Feeling so safe and loved that I let out despair and anger I had been feeling for a long time and having the BSGs hold space for me to do so.
    3. Dancing with the SGs on Saturday night and the absolute joy and hot juiciness that was in the air. The way we spoke to each other without words.

  • SG Yuruani March 27, 2012, 6:45 pm

    To share such a sacred moment in the company of all the other SGs is by far the most liberating, enlightening and fascinating sensation!
    I feel so fortunate to have known all the amazing SGs in Mastery and to share such a beautiful moment of respect and worship.
    My concept of what is means to be a woman has been forever changed. I am truly inspired, and absolutely cannot wait for next Mastery Weekend!!!

    Love,
    SG Yuruani

  • SG Megan March 27, 2012, 4:08 pm

    My favorite frames were:
    1) watching every woman who did the ballroom dancing make eye contact and surrender to the instructor. Everyone looked so beautiful and like they’d ballroom danced their entire lives.

    2) decorating on Saturday morning. I still have my “I Am Divine” tattoo in place 😉

    3) Saturday night dancing with all the SG’s! ‘Nuff said.

  • SG Ditte March 27, 2012, 3:35 pm

    So inspiring to read everyones response…my favorite frame was the dancing and the ease and surrendering I observed. I really felt that I was able to translated what I experienced into my relationships. I have found a new ease, across the board, in all my interactions! I look for the pleasure in the moment and when I struggle…I recall the surrendering and with that comes the ease and the ability to experience the pleasure in the moment! Yay!
    Thanks you Mama Gena and the pleasure team for creating this lovely, supportive space where change can happen!

  • SG Kathleen High Heel Queen March 27, 2012, 1:53 pm

    The entire weekend was magical and transformative. Every time I remember it, I am awash in goosebumps and holy reverence, awe and wonder.
    It is phenomenal what has already shifted in me after one weekend, and I am beyond grateful and reverential for Mama Gena and SWA and all of the courageous and beautiful Sister Goddesses and Big Sister Goddesses and Pleasure Volunteers.
    Viva la pleasure revolution–I am happy to stand as a Pleasure Revolutionary and Researcher. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Smita March 27, 2012, 1:12 pm

    My top favourite frames from the 2012 Mastery program

    #1 Mama Gena’s entrances when she is in all her glory and so connected to herself as she reveals herself to all of us and shows us by example how we too can be

    #2 The Alchemy of the dancing between Alex and the Sister Goddesses what we are able to create with our polar opposite

  • SG RICA March 27, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I AM SO ALIVE, now in a full lifetime commitment to adventure daringly into the depths of the PLEASURE REVOLUTION. I stand in solidarity with all women, and will seek pleasure to give pleasure.
    Mastery round 1 really kicked my ass and turned my perception of this world upside-down. THANK GOODNESS, thank goddess! I’m high from all the vulnerable moments, the genuine explosion of feminine movement, and comforts of divine community. But my favorite frame from this first experience was the womantra practicing while exchanging engaged glances. I was buoyed up with sincere connection and adoration from every woman that met my eyes and I so valued offering reciprocal love back to them. This activity has propelled me out into the streets of NYC with a profound shift in the way I see other women; all competition and judgement has fallen away…and I now hold each woman (young and old) in divine worship as she is most beautiful, most lovely, and most sacred.
    With arms raised on the rooftops…i’m shouting : YES to the PLEASURE REVOLUTION!

  • SG Megan (Sassy Wildcat) March 27, 2012, 12:18 pm

    One of my favorite frames is when each time a fellow Sister Goddess came courageously forward to express what she felt to be a negative about herself, Mama turned it into a positive reason to celebrate. I was in rapture over how quickly it became an honored and favorite aspect.

    In just a mere two days of Mastery, I have shifted my relationship to other women. I now want to find ways to nurture and raise them up, and I love all the little bits of unique flair that they have to offer to the world.
    I also have finally allowed myself to feel the anger that I have not allowed myself to feel for most of my life. I desire to channel it for good to benefit myself, other women, and the planet.
    Finally I have started to celebrate my gorgeous figure and show it off.

  • Debby Lee March 27, 2012, 10:48 am

    Mastery weekend changed our lives and made us free to be our gorgeous dancing selves. On Saturday night we boogied the night away at The Renaissance Hotel. I had never asked a man to dance in my life and I think I got every man there out on the floor…. not just for me… but for all of us Sister Goddesses to enjoy! I never felt so free to be me as I did in the midst of all you SG’s. What we share with each other makes us all stronger and I honor each of you for what you revealed from deep in your soul that weekend!

  • Paula March 27, 2012, 10:34 am

    The love and support of the goddesses surrounding the “altar” and the courage and generosity of Sister Goddesses L. filled me with awe and love like nothing I’ve ever felt before. It has so enriched each day since then. It has popped the cork off my limitation mantra and replaced it with a sense that anything and all things are possible when we embrace our Goddesses hood.
    I am profoundly grateful to Mama Gena and all the BSGs that made this happen. I can’t wait to see what adventures await us on the next Mastery Weekend.

  • Mercedes Garcia March 27, 2012, 10:26 am

    So many deep, wonderful, hilarious, sacred, exciting, extraordinary, scary, exhilarating, mind/body/soul expanding moments…. My cells literally started dancing and changing and singing and I know that the Goddess is alive and happy! I am honored to have included all parts of my being as glorious and beautiful. I am so blessed, beyond gloriously happy, to be with my daughter Danya in this amazing journey. My favorite frame is when my daughter told me how blessed she felt to have a mother that would bring this experience to her life! I desire for her all the Good, all the Joy, all the Passion, and all the Self -Love she deserves!!! Lets all Go for the Gold together!!!
    Love, love, love to our village!
    Mercedes

  • Michaela March 27, 2012, 9:24 am

    I LOVED the 1st Mastery weekend. I honestly didn’t believe I could be affected so deeply in such a short amount of time.

    My favorite frame (and probably also the hardest too) was having my eyes opened to what women have bought into (needing a man/etc., and NOT being in reverence of their glorious selves).

    This energy can change the world, and it is certainly changing my world. I am so grateful to have listened to myself and chosen to take the plunge into Mastery. This experience is honestly blowing my mind.

    Such love! xoxoxo, M

  • SG Karen March 27, 2012, 9:16 am

    One of my favorite frames from the Mastery weekend was being swept away by the ballroom dancing. Even though I was not chosen to dance with the instructor, I felt that I was dancing with each brave woman who faced all of her issues with surrender, becoming the queen and letting the man become the king. It was absolutely magical to watch–brought me to tears. Thank you for including all of the faces of Eve and for pushing our envelopes.
    With love and gratitude,
    SG Karen

  • Elana March 27, 2012, 9:08 am

    One of my favorite frames (it is impossible to narrow it down to one fav.) was the moment, just when I was in the funkiest funk, feeling invisible and like all the beauty belonged to the other SGs and I would never “get there” when one of the SGs was out in the bubbe chair and Mama Gena asked her to come in and DANCE with Alex, to use her body to take her back into a place of joy rather than try to “figure out” how to solve what was making her sad. She did, and it was beautiful. And then, Mama asked for the biggest sexiest dance break ever for the whole room and I went for it, letting all the emotion move through my body, running up to the stage with the other gorgeous SGs and all of the sadness and loneliness started moving through my body and the joy and aliveness flowed through and I was suddenly in a place of love and ecstasy. Just like that, it shifted and I was full, so full, and grateful.

  • Jane March 27, 2012, 8:59 am

    Oh SG Lorinda, I hear ya! I have found I often, including recently (Sympathetically I believe), get sick after a mind blowing experience….I’ve come to learn I’ve take a big step if I take an action and then get slowed down. So my digestion, integration and assimilation happens alot automatically and now I know to give myself lots of space and love during it. Blessing myself in my mind and thanking all around me, easing myself into easier thoughts, recognizing the cycle and practicing looking for something to love every minute.
    XO, Love all you SGs and MG!!!!

  • BSG Luscious Lizzie March 27, 2012, 8:53 am

    Mama Gena
    I am loving your deliciously detailed blogs and savoring every day of Daily Fluff I have been receiving. Favorite Frames was always a hard digestion for me so I turn to tried and true Gratefuls. I carve out time for myself. I make a sacred space even if, as at this moment, I am 32,000 feet above planet earth in an airplane. Gratefuls need to be slow and thoughtful. I picture each experience, person, emotion or opportunity that I am grateful for. Really chewing gratefuls winds up being a million favorite frames in one, and doing them slowly allows me to really FEEL it–and re-experience each one.

    Keep up your awesome inspiration!
    xoxo

  • Ginny March 27, 2012, 8:38 am

    Mama Gena,
    I have always enjoyed watching my daughters, SG Kelly & SG Alanna grow into the women they are; however, my pleasure has intensified as I look forward to the growth they will experience over the next 6 months at The School of the Womanly Arts. It is an honor to witness and share in the expansion they have celebrated so far, after only one weekend. I am so grateful to have them in my life! I thank you, I bless you and all women of the world, and most importantly, I hope to join you in Mastery next year.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Ginny

  • SG Lorinda March 27, 2012, 7:58 am

    Dear fellow SG’s and MG, my favorite frame was the all encompassing ‘frame’ held around the entire weekend; it rocked my inner core. Truly! There is no irony that I returned home and to work last Monday and then came down with the worst cold/upper respiratory thing I think I’ve ever had. I have been home caring for myself for the past five days! Very, very unlike me…to really stay home from work when sick and not rush back before I am feeling better. And I am a Nurse Practitioner who tells other women to take care of themselves! I have developed a knowledge and awareness over the years; I never realized I was missing pieces of connection to my innermost woman self. You have inspired in me the process of beginning that inner connection piece…and that is the most important part! I chuckle inside each time I cough up this cold junk and blow my nose, feeling as though I am getting years of ‘old crap, old beliefs’ out. Let the power begin :-).

  • SG Laughing (aka Andrea) March 27, 2012, 7:46 am

    The generosity of L. and the caring from all… Amazing. Absolutely unforeseeable. I crossed the Rubicon to the empire of self (http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/caesar.htm) — and in the company of many doing the same.

  • Shasmina March 27, 2012, 7:35 am

    Mama Gena. I absoluty LOVE and adore the way you use words to describe anything.! This experience as well. I could feel the Mastery energy all the way here this weekend. Not a second of doubt that it was beyond amazing.:-)
    .:-(
    Lots of love,
    Shasmina

    • Shasmina March 27, 2012, 7:38 am

      Whup, that smiley was suppose to be a “:-)” smiley. Not a mad one:-)