Excerpt from Wild Feminine

By Tami Kent

The Wild Feminine Landscape

In my work I use words and phrases like root, feminine terrain, and wild feminine ground or landscape to evoke the resonance between the female body and the earth. Words that compare our bodies to the land, where we sow our chosen seeds and learn to grow what will feed us, reveal our truest form as women.

I call the inner range of the female body the wild feminine landscape: a place where we can interact with the energetic and physical patterns that record our relationship to the feminine and define our inherent creative potential. These patterns in the root of our bodies form a filter through which we perceive our creative lives, shaping our experience of womanhood but also giving us the ground to discover our abundance. Presently, our root patterns typically reflect cultural or familial limitations, rather than our authentic nature, and often restrict our creative range. In learning to read the physical and energetic patterns of the pelvic bowl, we can challenge these restrictions and reacquaint ourselves with our full feminine landscape.

Changing Form
The key to changing the form that shapes your inner landscape is to examine the internal patterns that organize your relationship with the outer world:

  1. Proprioceptive maps (based on perception of space and position arising from sense stimuli within the body) are patterns formed from the internal sense of body awareness.
  2. Kinesthetic maps record information for movement patterns.
  3. Layers of tension or softness within the body often give meaning to sensory information or emotional information.
  4. Mental constructs give form to what is expected or possible.
  5. Inner pathways channel energy flow in the body.

Together, these patterns interact to inform your daily movements, habits, ways of being, and potential for engaging with each experience. Working with and realigning these patterns for body awareness, movement, tension, mental habits, and energy flow can change how you embody—or literally inhabit your body—and utilize your creative energy. Though we have these patterns and layers throughout the body, we will focus on the pelvic bowl and the root patterns that define creative flow.

To reconnect with the root of your body and begin the process of working with your own form, you must first encounter the energy of long-held, often unconscious, emotions and mental attitudes (patterns) preventing you from cherishing your womanhood and accessing your core radiance. As you meditate on your pelvic bowl and identify the history held in your core, you will learn what feminine aspects you have come to value or disregard for yourself. You will begin to recognize how patterns you carry can diminish your own abundance or cause you to live outside of your center. You may not know the stories of your ancestors, nor how those stories have formed the range of your feminine self, but you can look to the energy in your pelvic bowl and discover the gifts and challenges of your heritage and how they affect your energy flow. By clearing energetic obstacles from your core or studying your root energy patterns, you can reshape inherited patterns associated with feminine roles or the use of your creative energies, and experience delightful new ways of physically, energetically, and spiritually embodying your feminine form.

We live in our bodies. We have thoughts and identities, relationship patterns and emotional patterns. We tend to think of the patterns in our bodies and the patterns of our lives as permanent forms, but each—from our deepest cells to the vastness of our creative capacity—is a dynamic expression that can evolve and change, and respond to the environment that surrounds it. By exploring the body, mind, and spirit aspects of our female forms, we encounter both the possible limitations that may restrict our femininity as well as the source for our inspired expression. Rather than a solid structure, we discover the vibrant nature that exists in and around us.

Wild Feminine by Tami Kent

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit and Joy in the Female Body

2012 Nautilus Silver Award Winner!

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, & Joy in the Female Body offers a unique, holistic approach to reclaiming the power, spirit, and joy of the female body and to understanding its connection to creative energy flow. By restoring physical and energetic balance in the pelvic bowl, women can learn to care for themselves in a nourishing and respectful manner, heal spiritual fractures, and renew their relationship with the sacred feminine.

Wild Feminine reveals the amazing potential of the female body: the potential to create, to heal, and to transform the energy of a woman’s everyday life. Journey deep into the heart of your body. Travel the terrain of feminine wounds. Go to your root place, the center of all womanhood and radically shift your relationship with your body and spirit. Wild Feminine gives you the tools to awaken and retrieve your ancient wild self, restore your creative energy, and reconnect to your sacred center. Learn more >>

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