Brothers and those who do not identify with the feminine: please offer the fertilizing potency of your love and support for this project by holding us in your thoughts as we endeavor this working. Be our “birth partners.” Each full moon, take a moment to hold the project in your thoughts and envision that you are waiting eagerly to hear of a beloved sister, friend, or partner who is giving birth to a new baby. Send us energy. Send us Reiki. Sing or drum for us. Join your own ideals with our ideals to help us shape and raise the future we are creating. Please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org us know you are sending your support. It means the world to us, literally.
EVERYONE: even if you choose not to participate, please consider sharing this widely, with a link to your post about it using social media, or by word of mouth, or via your mailing list. If you are able to translate the project into a language other than English, please let us know by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Please share widely!
The women of the Amazon Priestess Tribe, a matriarchal society living in Northern California, USA, who are dedicated to the Goddess in all of Her forms, invite the women of the world to join us in a collective ritual enactment to synchronize our Divine Feminine consciousness under a shared protocol in order to bring forth a healthy and sustainable future.
We have observed the flailing desperation of the patriarchal current attempting to retain its imbalanced and unearned power on this planet by demeaning women and children who are the source of all life, and the only hope we have for the future of humanity. Patriarchy would cut off one of its own limbs rather than healing the whole being. Patriarchy seeks to end the world rather than fixing it. Patriarchy seeks to be right rather than to do what is right. We see examples of this in the news every day, and because these reports are so widespread, it would be easy to allow ourselves to fearfully expect that the patriarchy will prevail.
Please note, when we reference “patriarchy,” we are not speaking of men exclusively. Rather, we are speaking of a worldview that places conquest, greed, and dogma above collaboration, generosity, and evolution. While patriarchal thinking has long been embraced and promoted by males in positions of unearned power, patriarchy in 2012 is not the exclusive provenance of men. We see patriarchy as the tendency toward positioning one’s self at the center of the discourse, and aggressively seeking thoughtless, unchecked, self-benefiting “progress” at the cost of sustainability. Patriarchy harms all beings, men and women alike, and it is our desire to uncoil its grip on the collective mind by helping our sisters and brothers to see that another way of thinking is possible.
Today, we encourage our sisters to put aside fear and remember Who We Are. Whether or not we have individually given birth or raised a child, we are all, collectively, the Mothers of consciousness. Just as a thoughtful Mother teaches her child the basic aspects of life, we can teach the world how to create a sustainable future instead of merely accepting what is currently being handed to us.
If you would join us in this effort, please 1) let us know by sending an e-mail with your first name or pseudonym, general geographic location, and any links to social media you wish to share to firstname.lastname@example.org, 2) share this message and its intent with other women you know in person or via social media, and 3) do the following ritual at your own altar each Full Moon between now and December, 2012.
The Ritual Working:
Procure a small stone or crystal that you will use in this work. Know that you will be releasing possession of this stone on Dec. 21, 2012.
Stand at your altar or in your sacred place, holding your crystal. Clear your mind and begin breathing deeply, inhaling through the nose and exhaling with a small sound, “Ma.”
Read and contemplate the following ideals we have envisioned for the world of the future, and add your own if you’d like. Please note- when contemplating this vision of the coming world, don’t waste any time lamenting that it is not here yet. Focus instead on the joy you are feeling as these things come to be in fullness.
Honor for elders: respect for their wisdom; regard for their needs in policy and care; inclusion of elders as an active, vital part of thesociety they’ve shaped.
Honor for children: regard for their creativity and imagination; cultivation of their individual and collective genius; teaching them respect and dignity by modeling these virtues in our own behavior.
Access to education and service opportunities for all, including re-skilling toward practical, sustainable lifestyles.
Healthcare that is free/affordable, accessible, and provided with genuine skill; commitment to the health of the whole being; availability of birth control and other critical women’s procedures regardless of personal, political, or religious concerns; compassionate healthcare for every stage of life.
Clean water and air; reversal of global warming; transition to renewable energy sources; creative adjustment of lifestyles as needed to facilitate these changes.
Healthy, natural, affordable and sustainable food; respect and support for those who tend the land and her creatures; awareness of the food chain and its implications as a regular part of education and daily life.
Awareness of our part in the ecosystem and our kinship with all living things; vast acreages of pristine wilderness; restoration of rain forests, glaciers, and oceans.
Equal and ethical representation in directly-elected government; a movement toward honorable leadership from the grassroots level.
Equal rights and freedom of expression for all, with awareness and respect for the complicated levels of identity, including but not limited to: race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual identity, religion or faith, ability.
Freedom from violence and intimidation as a means of exercising power.
Sisterhood and community, women allying with one another and offering one another respectful, mutual support.
An atmosphere of inspiration, excitement, and celebration, over mere survival.
Legal equality for all, with respect for diverse traditions and cultures in every country.
Re-claiming and honoring women’s roles and skills through history and today.
Deep respect for one’s own body, and accurate education that highlights women’s miraculous creative nature, including reverence for their holy blood.
Your own additional visions.
Holding this vision of the future in your mind, anoint the crystal with your body’s natural sacred fluids (you might choose one or more: blood, spit, woman honey, or milk). Take a moment to honor your body, and to honor the sacred fluids that issue forth from the body as the natural wisdom of creation.
Speak aloud the following affirmation or prayer:
I dance at the edge of the world
Like my ancestresses before me
I am a sacred vessel
My blood is indomitable
Cradling the now at my breast
Nurturing the future unfoldingThere is nothing to fear
I am a Mother of the New Time
Repeat this practice at every full moon for the rest of 2012. If you feel like it, post to your social media that you are doing this by referencing the project as Mother of the New Time or #motherofthenewtime and including a link to the web site http://www.motherofthenewtime.com. Invite other women to participate if you wish- have them e-mail us with their name or pseudonym, any social media links they wish to share with us, and general geographic location at email@example.com, so that we can keep a count of how many women are participating, and what geographic areas they represent.
On the Winter Solstice, 2012*, as one cycle of time ends#, bury this stone in the Earth, in a place sacred to you, and envision yourself digging it up and re-discovering it in a future life, in another body, at a time when it is needed. All time is cyclic and present, and when we engage the future, we shape the Now.
It is done.
Blessed be the Earth, blessed be the women and children, blessed be the future.
*Much has been made of the end of the Mayan calendar. Yet since the dawn of humankind, many calendars have come and gone. By creating magic for the future, we create the future.