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    A PERSONAL STORY OF AWAKENING
 
 
A PERSONAL STORY
OF AWAKENING

 
  Introduction
  1-Awakening
  2-Teachers
  3-Dissolution
  4-The Serpent
  5-Solar Plexus
  6-Demeter/Persephone
  7-Medusa
  8-Emptiness
  9-The Mother
  10-Dismemberment
  11-Fire
  12-Blessedness
  13-Transmutation
  14-Kali
 
 
  We walk along the path by the sea
japanese cherry blossoms falling
in our hair, the wind blowing -
I remind you of when you and dad sailed
all summer and you never fought once.
I don't really remember him you said
but I did love that sailboat.
I tell you a story about your first grandchild my daughter
how you would lie in your twin beds
her begging a story and you telling her the time
you stole all your mother's jewelry hid it
in your bloomers and it clinked as you walked to school
you got such a licking when your mom found out
more straps than anyone else in the first grade.
Imagine that you said.
And I tell you about the time you left dad after he retired
marched up those steep stairs to pitman's college
and got your first job at fifty-eight.
I'll never forget that you said.
 
We were quiet then. I heard the redwing blackbirds calling
their sweet song of spring and you said
we have always been good friends haven't we.
I was afraid to say no. I said yes mom we have.
And somehow it wasn't a lie.
Poem by Cathy Woods

 
 
Chapter 9 - The Mother
 
 
The day I saw
this little
girl circled
in her mother's
arms I wept
I did not know
I had been held
this body did
not know the feel
of arms encircling
circling round
holding on
holding me
Mother and Child wary eyes look
up into the shadows
door slightly
open behind her
voices calling
shouting
good girl
her hair fans
like angel wings
mother's eyes
caress mother's voice
whispers
a faint
word
 
Poem by Cathy Woods

 
 
 
The Goddess Aditit is regarded by the Vedic seers as the great womb into which the entire universe has entered...She holds Agni, god of fire and creator-god, in her womb like a mother...She is a benevolent and a gentle goddess. Adidit gives the child happiness, like a mother...In her bountiful nature Aditit is identified with the cow, for the milk stored in the cosmic cow pours down as our daily nourishment, never exhausted, and circulating as life-substance in all that exists. The Vedic Aditit is already established as the female generative force and is regarded almost as the Mother-goddess in the Vedic pantheon.
 
The ancient image of vegetation emerging from the body of the goddess reappears in 400 AD in the Devi-Mahatmya where the Devi in her Sakambhari aspect is said to nourish her needy people with vegetation produced from her own body. Her body is the earth, source of plant-life and all that lives.
Kali: the Feminine Force by Ajit Mookerjee  
 
 
 
The Valley Spirit never dies.
It is named the Mysterious Female.
And the Doorway of the Mysterious Female
Is the base from which Heaven and Earth sprang.
It is there within us all the while;
Draw upon it as you will, it never runs dry.

Tao Te Ching: Chapter VI
 
 
 
 
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