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What I live for

Darling,

There is a certain kind of emotion that happens inside the Mastery classroom that is so very rare, and so very wonderful.

It is a collision.
A collision of joy that can only take its heartbreakingly beautiful shape in the kind of tears that fly off your cheeks in the raw excitement of being truly deeply felt.
An earthquake of relief when a woman’s molten hot core power replaces the static of centuries of self-doubt.
The hold-on-to-your-hats and fasten-your-safety-harness excitement when she owns her eternal heartbreaking beauty for the very first time, and knows it to the ends of the earth and back.
The falling to your knees gratitude to be so held, so deeply known, so loved to your pores.
The sweat and exhaustion of trying so hard, for so long.
And the sheer insane hilarity of barking up a forest of so many wrong trees for so long, and finally finding home.

I live for this collision.

And today, less than 48-hours after the most magical Mastery Graduation celebration to date, I want to invite you into a little slice of it:

Did you feel it? I’d love to know in the comments . . .

In so much love and pleasure,
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Photo Credit: Liz Linder

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  • Car0line July 1, 2014, 10:49 am

    Oh, Mama, you are one beautiful woman.
    I was there, but missed part of it, owing to the man thing. men, men, men.
    Is that all we are here for? to connect with them? Bleh!
    I resisted. Men have always taken me away from myself, limited me, confined, controlled, shamed, devoured, shrunk me. I have always wanted to flee, escape the bounds. Unrequited love seemed best, from afar– a safe distance, flutters of the heart. Forget the body. It could only lead to chains of desire and bondage. (no, the bondage was not a bit exciting).
    Silly me not to have considered there might be some grand design, some reason for sexuality. What in the world did I think the School of Womanly Arts was about, if not, men. What is our sexuality for, if not to attract and combine and create with counter-energy, the way a wire harnesses the negative positive charges and turns a light on! when it goes on it is either on or off. There is no such thing as dimly. There is flicker. Now you see it, now you don’t.

    I am in tears watching this, uncomprehending. I am sad because it is over and something happened and I don’t know what or how to express it or recapture it. My life here is pale compared to your sparkling presence. Oh, how I will miss you, beautiful sister Goddesses, and how you thrilled me, Mama Gena, and validated me. Everything I thought was bad was beautiful. You washed me clean.

    So how does one create that exuberant, juicy, turned on, technicolor feeling in a desert. I’m going to find out. No underwear, self pleasure, music breaks., etc. I need a project, a mission. Please come to me muse and light the path clearly. I will do the work.

  • Jane Wyker June 27, 2014, 5:25 am

    I was there to celebrate with you all!!!! Chills being there ands more chills as I watch the video. Remembrances of my graduation in 2007, and gratitude for each day of living my life as a Goddess. There are no words enough to express my gratitude, only to share my continued pleasure in the world. Thank you Regena. Thank you!

  • Kate June 26, 2014, 11:24 am

    I feel it!

  • SG Pussycat Coltrane June 26, 2014, 7:42 am

    A collision to an EXPLOSION!

    Mama Gena gave us the permission to be the women we were born to be. Her guidance through this brilliant journey into our selves showed us who we are, and how expansive we can be. With her encouragement to share our experiences in a sacred space, we collided…and then we exploded!

    Every single woman burst from beneath their limits into an exquisite and pleasure filled space. Every single woman exploded into their own rapture. I cannot explain how intensely beautiful this was. I am a goddesses UNLEASHED!

    Thank you Mama Gena! I loved every single minute of my experience. It is a world of sisterhood that I never knew existed. I am bound to, and will always honor, every woman at Mastery. You all are an unshakable part of my being.

    With love, gratitude, truth, beauty, joy, and exquisite PLEASURE!

    – SG Pussycat Coltrane

  • Mitz June 26, 2014, 2:11 am

    I see LOVE, SISTERHOOD, HAPPINESS & FULFILLMENT.
    Can you please bring Mama Gena’s Mastery class program down under to Australia – PLEASE

  • marybeth dorn June 25, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Mama Gena and you beautiful women, Thank you for sharing your beautiful selves and your LIGHT!!! I can feel the amazing wonder and HEALING! Your individual and collective ENERGY comes right through my screen! Thank you for keeping my heart open! All I want to do is REIKI and Mama Gena’s Mastery class. so much love and Light to all. MaryBeth

  • SG Ti June 25, 2014, 1:04 pm

    Glow, glow, glow, glow, glow, glow. I love tapping into this, back-stroking through women’s joy, being part of this community. Long live the SWA!

  • Sister Goddess Sil June 25, 2014, 9:16 am

    I am moved to tears of gratitude by this video- the images of sisterhood, of love, of joy and of pain. I am moved to tears of gratitude to have had the honor to take Mastery and to now be part of this community for life. It has totally transformed my inner and my outer life and I thank Mama Gena and the Palace Gang for all that they have given to bring us Mastery grads through the Heroine’s journey to our celebratory crowning on Sunday.
    With the deepest love, SG Sil

  • Emilie June 25, 2014, 2:45 am

    Wauw I love it!!!!

    Hope to join you soon Mama Gena.

  • Janell Lundgren June 25, 2014, 2:16 am

    I am weeping, full out, tears pouring, chest heaving. Every single Tuesday when I read Mama Gena’s new post, I find myself weeping again. I want this SO bad. I want to be there with you all and all the other Sister Goddesses who have not yet emerged. Next year. 2015. It will truly take a miracle, and more money than I have ever spent on anything, more money than I can even imagine manifesting. But I don’t think I have ever wanted anything more than this in my life. I have spent 9 years desiring this work and this community, following as best I can alone in my own small way, but this cannot in any way compare to knowing my true place as a Sister in a community of Goddesses. I desire a tribe of lifelong Sister Goddesses “on speed dial.” I desire to find my own irrepressible radiance and glow from the inside out. I desire to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that who I am is right and holy, and to lose my fear of diving in fully, no matter how outrageous or taboo. I desire to step into the work deeply, together with you, and to live the life I came to this planet to live.

    • SG Ti June 25, 2014, 1:02 pm

      So it shall be and even better. You got this, goddess.

    • sloopyonnaharleenyc June 28, 2014, 3:24 pm

      you are me, sweetheart. you are me. see you next year! xox

  • Kathleen Hassan June 25, 2014, 12:20 am

    mind blowing
    goddess glowing
    divinity flowing

    Miami… I’m going!

    And I’m bringing some sisters with me.

    Every woman on the planet deserves to feel as good as we feel as a result of reclaiming our diving birthright of feminine power as a result of Mastery.

    Thank you Mama Gena for answering the call when it would’ve been so much easier to take a smoother and safer path. But oh no… safe ain’t sexy and so you said YES and brought us all into the light.

    The sisterhood we share and the tools that we now have to tap into our magificence can and will change the world.

    I love you Regena and all my Sister Goddesses and am eternally grateful and forever changed.

    xo

  • SG Trish in Vancouver June 24, 2014, 11:45 pm

    Wow!!! This has got to be the Best Mastery Montage EVER! While watching, I found myself swaying and smiling, and remembering, and feeling BIG time… Emotion in every shot… The Knowingness… the Results of Mastery! YES!!!

    Feeling such LOVE and Appreciation for the Grads and for my Sisters from Masteries Past. Mama Gena, THANK YOU for bringing us your Powerful Messages and for facilitating our Understanding of Who we Really Are in relation to the patriarchal myths that form our society.

    Love you ALL so much! Here’s to Mastery and the Community of Sister-Goddess-hood! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Laura Jacobs June 24, 2014, 9:42 pm

    From the moment I stepped into this school I KNEW without a doubt my life would change for the better. I just never knew how good I could feel about me. Mama Gena you are the most extraordinary woman I have ever met with a combination of genius and intentionality of making our lives great for us.Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    SG Laura

  • Miriam June 24, 2014, 9:30 pm

    Oh I miss this so much!!! I had a huge huge huge smile on my face watching this video. Every face made it bigger. Such love. Such growth. Such happiness.

    xox

    SG Miriam

  • Lisa June 24, 2014, 8:43 pm

    So beautifully framed. The sisterhood, the love the transformation. This experience was that “thing”. Our time, our Mastery, just us. Orchestrated to come together as the ideal picture of perfection. Magical. I am forever changed. Cheers to the sisterhood created here. What a ride.

  • Prada Madonna June 24, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Bravo Mama!
    This is the best I’ve ever seen you!!
    What’s next? I hear Hillary is no longer a contender for 2016.
    You have the world at your feet, my dear.
    Still fainting from the weekend and in deep gratitude always,
    Pra

  • SG Lovingly Juicy Lucy June 24, 2014, 4:59 pm

    Oh Mama Gena, the Palace Queens, and every SG on the planet!

    This video is a masterful dance break for life!
    Mama Gena, the power of siSTARhood to unite, to ‘collide’ with a rainbow of emotions has unleashed my inner Goddess of beauty and self love, My soul is transformed.

    I cried with profound joy and love, as my daughter Lisa put the graduating crown on my head. And I for her.
    I give this tribute to Lisa, for her courage to look at the muck and yuck passed on from the role models, me included, in her life and to say YES to Mastery. Thank you Lisa that we could say YES together and as individual Sister Goddesses! Shine brightly my darling daughter!

  • Heather Strang June 24, 2014, 3:41 pm

    Love love love love love it Mama Gena!!! You are doing such fabulous, sexy, important work in the world. Thank you!!!! Loving you! Xo

  • SG Jill is MAGIC June 24, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Tears for me too. This video makes my heart swell with Gratitude and
    Love for you Regena. I am just so grateful that I found my way to you. This work, this community, continues to crack me open again and again and inspires me to be my greatest self every day…and to be BRAVE!!!! Beautiful video filled with the Magic of Mastery…Congratulations Class of 2014!!!!

  • Emma June 24, 2014, 2:06 pm

    goosebumps!! all over! beautiful to see all those liberated women celebrating with joy xx

  • SG Amazing Abundance Allyson June 24, 2014, 1:47 pm

    WOW! It was such an amazing day to crown an amazing Mastery experience. I will be back for MORE, MAMA!

    With so much love and gratitude,
    SG Amazing Abundance Allyson

  • SG Darlene June 24, 2014, 1:41 pm

    I’m grateful for this life changing part of the journey….
    I desire for each and every Sister Goddess the continuation of this journey and the fullness and joy it supply’s to each and everyone of us….
    May it last a lifetime…
    Forever inspired and touched….

  • Karena June 24, 2014, 1:24 pm

    How incredible! I can feel and see the joy and strength in all of these fabulous women. My friend Tina D was there and she continually gives me the encouragement to be strong and empowered!

    Thank you!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  • Luxurious Laurie June 24, 2014, 1:16 pm

    I cried…I was there all over again❤️

    I adore you.

  • Deborah Smith aka SG Wicked June 24, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Thank you. What a joy to see. It is time for Creation. I am aching for this next step.
    xoxox
    PS: Love,love,love seeing the increase of glow and joy in my 2013 Mastery SGs. Rockstar in big silver sequins YES!!!

  • Debra aka Nile Flowing River June 24, 2014, 1:00 pm

    My life is altered. I have reclaimed my life and I am moving toward the future with the kindest, bravest, most gorgeous, brilliant fabulous, tenderhearted, magnificent women on the planet.
    I am in the deepest gratitude and awe of what is available for all women.
    Thank you Maggie for being the inspiration for your Mama to create a world where women can be a force of nature, who they were born to be.

  • SG Sue June 24, 2014, 12:49 pm

    Mastery… wow. I went in thinking I had it all down – life, work, friends, etc. I came to realize that this was so NOT true. I learned big lessons, new tools and that I really needed to get out of my own way, live my life to the fullest and really shine. I am so grateful for the time spent, the new friendships made, and the old friendships made even deeper by this experience. I am still riding high on my graduation buzz and I have found no good reason to take off my tiara.

    Thank you and much love sent to you and all the women of Mastery 2014.

    Sue

  • Hedonia June 24, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Been there. Done that. And it changed my life completely and for the better.

    There is a reason I refer to Mama Gena as the mother of my renaissance, the mother of my re-birth… because she is. My graduation from Mastery in June 2009 meant more to me than my graduation from business school, and it has made a much bigger impact on me and my life. My life did a 180-degree turn toward Pleasure, which I now know is True North. I carry Mama, everyone involved with the school, all the other Sister Goddesses who attended Mastery with me, and most especially My Beloved Sister Goddesses – The Miracles of 4 (my group) in my heart with so much love and appreciation. Extraordinary.

    Fab video of perfection personified with the perfect soundtrack. Your “brave” is bigger than you know.

  • Valeri June 24, 2014, 12:13 pm

    I am inspired every week by your letter’s. Have to say this one is so touching, as the images and words of the song seemed to really hit home. “Let the words flow”. Well I woke up on my solstice birthday and they were just flowing. I started to blog (A class requirement that I have been putting off for weeks). I wore the body hugging Donna Karan dress I just made to my birthday dinner and everyone was mesmerized. My neighbor sister goddess informed me that “you look hot”.

    I have been talking with my daughter about the three most inspiring living women that we each want to meet. As she spent two hours with Jane Goodall last week and was totally empowered by the meeting I am putting it out there that Mama Gena you are on my list.

    You go girl!

  • Jennifer ( SG FAB) June 24, 2014, 11:39 am

    Thanks for that beautiful video, Mama! I was moved to tears watching many of Gorgeous SG’s living, loving, laughing, crying, and growing <3. I can't begin to say how grateful I am to have you, my glorious SGs, and the tools and resources of the SWA in my life.

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  • RedChilli June 24, 2014, 11:25 am

    To see more glowing women in the world moves me to tears of deep joy and gratitude! Thank you Regena and all who are the SWA. Smooches!

  • Yelimar June 24, 2014, 11:19 am

    So deeply beautiful Mama. This class album was such a sweet gift to us all. Graduation was simply joyous. The Divine Goddess was present in each of us.

    Thank you so much for the indispensable knowledge base you taught us. I now so deeply connect to the depths of my sorrow, rage, darkness, to my joys, excitement, desires and pleasures like never before.

    My biggest heartbreakingly, stunning, beautiful realization is that I am a drop in a vast ocean of womanhood. To deny myself my beauty is to damn the power of the ocean waves and its immeasurable beauty. To pick myself apart and self-deprecate is standing for the same behavior in my fellow divine sisters. I can no longer stand for that.

    I can no longer say “Ugh, my tummy is sticking out in that photo. I can’t post that” or “Oh my thighs have so much cellulite. How gross!”. I can only stand in my rightness and can only help but see the same in my fellow sisters.

    I bow down in reverence and love to being a woman. I bow down to the brothers who love and serve us and those that are still finding their way.

    I commit to practicing the breadth of this realization again and again. Sending you a tsunami of love, and adoration. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    P.S. The friendships I have made… Oh the sisterhood. I am in deep gratitude.

    XOXO

    • Lisa June 24, 2014, 8:38 pm

      Full frontal raw gratitude. My soul sings while reading your words. I adore your transparency, I weep with admiration. The most amazing gift has been watching your transformation. It has forced me to recognize my own growth and in that lay the other side of my desires. We moved through fear. Hardcore. Yet still, we showed up. For nobody but ourselves. I adore you. Mind body and soul.

      Standing strong in sisterhood. Love and admiration.
      Sg Lisa

  • Suzi Banks Baum June 24, 2014, 10:50 am

    “I live for this collision”

    of beauty
    of rage
    of release
    of ceremony
    of sisterhood

    I am so in.
    What a gorgeous video.
    Congratulations to all the graduates and to the ripples that are already circling out, out, out.

    With love, S

  • tara June 24, 2014, 10:45 am

    Tears.
    Happy tears.
    Somehow these ones weigh more…with that “magic elixir of life,” gratitude infused in them.
    As you know I cried through my first three masteries.
    These were tears of DEVASTATION.
    I was moved to tears several times during Sunday’s 2014 graduation and watching this slide show being accompanied by “Brave.”
    These tears are different.
    They are tears of utter and complete JOY and GRATITUDE.
    Thank you for helping me round this bend…..
    It is almost indescribable.
    I am HOME.

    with so much love and gratitude-
    Tara

  • SG Abisola June 24, 2014, 10:44 am

    What is an awesome completion to Mastery?

    Over 850 women in a Cathedral of love and sacredness that is beaming from the ceiling to the floor, chair to chair and woman to woman with the power of Sister Goddesses so strong for those who long to willingly open and present their souls and claim their birthright!

    Thank you to Mama Gena, her staff, her team for this magical journey that took me higher and wiser!

    • Yelimar June 24, 2014, 11:20 am

      Love this! Well framed. I felt it in my every cell. XO

    • SG Hot Mess Michelle June 26, 2014, 9:51 am

      So beautifully framed SG Abisola. It’s been wonderful to watch your gorgeous and sassy journey through Mastery.

  • Patricia Scott June 24, 2014, 10:39 am

    Amazing! And to see Debbie Rosas and Caroline Kohles in the group–whoa, blew my socks off.

    This program is on my radar, in a big way. Thank you for this beautiful expression of pure joyful power.

    Love, love, love.

  • SG Meredith June 24, 2014, 10:21 am

    This makes me so happy. It brings tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart. Mastery filled me up from the inside out like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

    I am so deeply grateful for every moment we shared in that room.

    Thank you so much for guiding us with your wisdom Mama Gena, and for giving us the framework to reclaim our birthright of divinity. We are on FIRE!

    OXOX

  • BSG Glitzy Cougar Karen June 24, 2014, 10:18 am

    Having been deeply involved since 2008, I can say that there is nothing like this. Even with 4 masteries under my belt (two as a BIG), 2 full years of inner circle, and a boatload of team pleasure work, I am still learning and growing from it Regena. I have deep gratitude for your fierceness, humor, and wisdom.

    And for any of you on the fence. Run, don’t walk to sign up and embrace this profound work. Give yourself permission.

    • SG Heidi June 24, 2014, 2:23 pm

      BSG Karen,
      Thanks for the encouragement. Somehow your posts always seem to speak directly to me. I’ve never replied before but it’s time. So I’m taking your advice. I have granted myself permission! I’m all in. Thanks for being your beautiful self and for all your encouraging, inspiring words !

  • SG Frannie June 24, 2014, 10:13 am

    WOW – Mama Gena you truly do live for this and I am so grateful for it. You gift all of us with your energy and life force, spilling it freely and with abandon into your mission – it’s truly astounding. May we infect everyone around us with your conviction, hope and life-changing lessons. It has been, and will continue to be, an honor and joy to have shared the Mastery 2014 journey. With a loving heart for you and all my Sister Goddesses, SG Frannie

  • SG Luscious Robin June 24, 2014, 10:12 am

    Beautiful beautiful video — the perfect expression of the School of Womanly Arts. Such joy and passion. In just 2:46 minutes, it captures the magic you have created.

  • Stephanie Marrone June 24, 2014, 9:59 am

    I attended the 2014 Mastery graduation on Sunday, and I am still basking in the glow, feeling like I was taking mastery myself for a 2nd time. I LOVE this video. SG Regena, you have over-delivered again…..there is no way that any woman is not touched by your magic. xoxo

  • Silverheels June 24, 2014, 9:59 am

    Thanks so much for the song! Hadn’t yet heard it! I hope I have been a little braver since my Mastery. Keep going, Mama Gena!

  • SG Hot Mess Michelle June 24, 2014, 9:54 am

    I brag I’m still glowing from this weekend. Yesterday, a man at the bagel shop asked me if I was in love. I replied, “I have a lot of love for myself.” He said it showed.

    Thank you for posting this video. I am grateful I can come back to it whenever I need a refresher or a reminder of the power that has come out of this work. I’m grateful for the inspiration and reclamation of my gifts that is coming out of this weekend. I’m grateful for the hot pink bow that has tied all my soul searching and years of personal development together.

    I desire to keep this connection going. I desire this to be the beginning of a wonderful adventurous life of me living to my full potential. I desire to inspire so many women to be by my side next year doing this work. I desire to keep the fire stoked and be glowing every day.

    I am so excited to see what’s next!

  • Santha June 24, 2014, 9:46 am

    I was There.
    I Saw it.
    I Felt it.
    I Know it.
    I Want it.
    With your written words tears well up; with the pictures and the song they spill over.
    I am Grateful.
    I Love You.
    I Accept the Hand you Extend, to Lift Me and Help me Grow,
    To become ALL that I AM.
    I Invite Your Coaching, Your Teaching, Your Fierce Love, Your Passion, Your Joy.
    And I am Grateful.
    I will Be there next year.
    I am ready for the Next Growth Ring, to Build Stronger the Trunk of my Body.
    To Free my Heart, to School my Mind, to Cultivate my Body,
    To Open Wider, to Go Deeper.
    To Become the Tree of Life that I Am, and have Always Been and am Meant to Be.
    To Give Shade and Haven to the Ones who Come for Solace and Help.
    To Lift my Heart, and the Hearts of Others.
    To Live in Joy and Satisfaction, No Matter What.
    I will be There.
    THIS Will Be My Contract.

    And, in the meantime, I want to listen to the song again,
    the song in this week’s video,
    many, many times over the summer.
    Can you tell me the name of it and who the artist is?

    with So Much Love and Gratitude,

    Sister Goddess Santha

    • SG Sue June 24, 2014, 12:36 pm

      The song is “Brave” by Sara Bareilles.

      • Santha June 24, 2014, 3:40 pm

        Thank you so much — I found it!

  • SG Spanx-free Shakaya June 24, 2014, 9:44 am

    Every woman is heart-shatteringly beautiful…yes, that means me, you, and yes it’s true!

    O I love this montage…it brings me back…to the epic delicious wild adventure of Mastery…and where I desire to live every moment of my precious legendary life.

    Thank you Mama Gena for touching me deeply… where I hide, where I crave… and where my desires birth!

    I miss you and everyone already; your energy lives in me forever.

    I love you all!

    Congratulations, we did it!

    with tears that become petals as they fall,
    Xxo Shakaya

  • Sister Goddess Marilyn Moody June 24, 2014, 9:35 am

    Love, courage, appreciation, gentleness, rawness, truth, celebration, and joy will always be mine as a result of Mastery 2014!

  • Esther June 24, 2014, 9:34 am

    Thank you for teaching me what a woman really is. My life is changed forever, Goddess Mama Gena. I am no longer Cinderella, I am Sister Goddess Queen Esther and I love it.

  • GiGi June 24, 2014, 9:22 am

    Thank you for sharing. Goose bumps spread across my body as I watch it and think back to 2010. What an amazing thing you do to ignite the minds, bodies and souls of women across the world. I AM a Sister Goddess. I AM so grateful for what Mastery does for women. I Desire to be there again. Love you all. GiGi

  • SG Elizabeth June 24, 2014, 9:19 am

    Every woman in every frame is glowing from deep within. What is that Mastery magic ? !