With giddy stars in my gut, I'll share my latest vision and project! It is a rebirth for Womanhood.
RebirthHer is a sacred ritual for women who choose to co-create a world of Love over fear, held March 5-6 2022 in honor of International Women's Day. A two-day ceremony co-led by Leaning into Light founder Jessica Rios and one of her dearest female co-creators, it will serve as a model for sacred, sensually rich ceremony that empowers women to rebirth ourselves so we can rise up and lead. This model will then be offered for free online to women everywhere on Earth.
Our planet and species are screaming in despair. It is our time to rise without asking for permission.
RebirthHer will ignite the movement of women rising into the divine feminine as we magnify the divine masculine. When women fully own the power of Love within our wombs, we co-create a safe and healthy reality for all of Life.
RebirthHer represents a woman's choice to own her power and lead through Love, the most powerful force in the universe.
When I witness women embodying Love-based Leadership -- choosing to "be the change" we wish to see in the world -- I am rivetingly moved. We were born from our mother's womb. Now it is time to give birth to ourselves, to fully own and embody our greatest power, which is Love.
To fertilize this rising, I bring a story of recovery from addiction and trauma.
Fidela, my brain tumor friend, was removed in February and in the four fragile ICU days that followed, my consciousness was filled with streams, stars and pillows of yellow light. Yet I wondered...
Was I going to be able to write again? Throw frisbee? Care for and play with my beloved 8-year-old daughter?
My body chose to live despite high risk of seizure, stroke, pneumonia and blood clots. Then two months later, after 52 staples were removed from my head, lightning greeted my rear left thigh: severe sciatica for 92 days. One of those days showed me what living hell feels like in the body. The pain of giving birth at home naturally was like a tickle compared to the severity of this.
Still, streams of yellow Light remained. Divinity danced on my shoulders and I sang daily to God out my kitchen window. Everyone's eyes were illuminated with beauty.
I am in Rebirth.
Weeks ago during a transformative massage, a Rebirth ritual vision came to me. Green silk ribbons streamed from my breathing body as I delighted in the succulence of woman-skin, hips and limbs wearing a green velvet dress.
I thought... I AM A-L-I-V-E ! ! !
Reveling in the gift of Life, I claimed this elation for myself and found myself wanting this state of Rebirth for all women. The right to joy, the right to safety and respect, the choice to revel in this one precious Life we are given, as Love embodied.
That's when RebirthHer appeared.
an embodied invitation for Womanhood to give birth to ourselves, to rise and lead from the divine feminine within us and to hold humanity with fierce Love in its current state of planetary crisis.
a ceremonial commitment of women choosing to bury those elements within us which do not serve Life's highest good, to notice and transform trauma and addiction so it can feed rather than starve us, and to give birth to the energies that honor all of Life.
a call for women to greet, sing and dance with Mother Earth as her playmate and mirror -- full of sensual, color-and-texture-rich splendor, vitality, succulence, strength, resilience and delight!
Through the energetic ripples that flow between women's hips when we come together, and radiate outward from there, women all over the world will benefit, and therefore so will all of Life, starting with our most vulnerable, our greatest masterpieces: children. Our Mother Earth will benefit because when women stand in our power, we honor our planetary Life support system with the gentle yet potent fire in our hips, hands and hearts.
February 2021, post-surgery, pre-removal of 52 titanium staples
Your support for RebirthHer is an affirmation that we can be led by the Love we feel within our wombs, and that when we follow its lead, all of Life benefits!
Stay tuned for updates as the petals of this RebirthHer project open wide to receive the divine Light of the sun.
in Love, Jessica
Halloween 2021, Mama Nature with my daughter-cat, Helena Beam