Empowerment in degenerate times
Women are tasked with not only bringing new life into the world, they also tasked with supporting life which is why after the often dangerous process of pregnancy and childbirth, they get to spend long hours nursing, preparing food and maintaining a warm and safe environment for children and spouses.
Inasmuch as the civilisation and the society we live in is probably corrupted making life a struggle, the foundations for life are unchanged. Everyone needs a stable and nurturing environment in which to grow and prosper, and this is her task in addition to the often called upon need to participate in earning money just to survive.
The routine of menstruation often helps women to remain
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Menstruation from Cultural Perspectives
The menstrual cycle is a bane in many women’s lives and those few days of bleeding are understood and managed in varied and interesting ways by cultures around the world.
But for those less educated or impoverished, it’s their most dreaded time of the month. Without access to sanitary products, many girls are hidden in shame, forced to miss school and some become susceptible to infections. In places where women’s bodies are viewed with suspicion, damaging social stigmas and myths cast them away from the community, limiting their job options and social interactions, which inevitably takes an incalculable socioeconomic, physical and mental toll on their lives.
Examples of attitudes and practices:
Nepal A recent news story
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A crime against humanity
Marriage is a global institution and if we step back into history there was a natural pairing off mostly between young men and women as they reached a balance of physical and mental maturity that enabled them to live happily and raise a family.
It is probable that there has always been some deviant or criminal behaviour within tribal groups but more so in the field of conquest. But the majority of the world’s population who had achieved a sense of balance and purpose in life would instinctively know when the time for marriage was right and this time was defined as when the girl is capable of bearing children and caring for them.
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An age old practice
For the past 6000 years women have been second-class citizens although since the Industrial Revolution, it seems as if they have been allowed a degree of freedom. Allowed away from the kitchen and child-minding provided they look pretty and don’t have an opinion.
When times get tough women most often find themselves confined to the kitchen except on rare occasions as when back in the 1700’s, women stormed the palace of Versailles and demanded social equity. They didn’t get it then and it wasn’t long before French women became the most oppressed in Europe.
In today’s Middle Eastern war, it is the Kurdish and Yazidi women who have taken up weapons against daesh as have other
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The gateway and the universe
Some argue that beliefs of women being divine and givers of life are pagan and erroneous, yet without our mothers we do not exist. Instead of believing, our ancient ancestors understood that without the sun there could be no life on earth and without the earth, we could not exist here.
Therefore the sun was seen as the father and the earth as the mother because life comes through the substance of the earth that is powered by the energy of the sun. Another understanding is that everything physical is feminine in nature while space which has no apparent physicality is seen as masculine. This is because our spacious universe holds the physical in place
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An unfair history heralding our peril
A Dancer of Ancient Egypt (1916). George Owen Wynne Apperley (English, 1884-1960). Oil on canvas.
For the most part, men seem rather straightforward and uncomplicated yet somehow twisted by social pressure and the competition to survive and advance in modern life. Many women have also become masculine in their attitude and behaviour.
Woman are normally seen as being much more complex, less logical and often impossible to understand. While it is man who provides the spark for new life, it is woman who often induces that spark and facilitates new life into the world.
In an esoteric cosmological sense there are two aspects to life, yin and yang, internal and external, masculine
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One of India’s Famous Women
Jai Guru DevJai Sri MaaJai Maa Kali
Sarada Devi was the wife and spiritual counterpart of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Born into a poor family in the town of Jayrambati West Bengal in the year 1853, she was betrothed to Sri Ramakrishna at a young age (as was the custom of the time), later following her husband to the famous Dakshineswar temple complex at the age of 18.
The couple lived completely celibate lives, dedicated absolutely to the path of divinity. Sri Ramakrishna at this time an already famous spiritual luminary, himself worshiped Sri Sarada Devi as a manifestation of the mother Goddess. After the passing of Sri Ramakrishna she took up the guidance of
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I Was About To Marry My Lover Till I Saw His Facebook Messages:
There are many charming young men seeking attractive girls for pleasure and sometimes to wed. This is a cautionary tale about dating a Muslim boy and how she saved herself ‘just in time’.
What I Saw, I’ll Never Be Able To Forget. I am an army brat who has led a very liberal and easy going life. Integrity and honesty were my first and foremost virtues. I belonged to no city because we were transferred every 3 years. Adaptability was my biggest asset.
He belonged to a typical conservative Muslim family living for years in a notorious town of west UP. The family was
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Are we being real or just kidding ourselves?
There is an old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is true. Any number of people can look at something but not all will agree that it’s beautiful because everything we see is in fact an interpretation of our own mind. The idea of beauty is also associated with ideas of glamour, however glamour is a completely different subject although it can complement or even replace beauty.
The ideas of beauty are mostly associated with sight, sound and touch. When we see someone or something, the light reflected from the object passes through the lens of our eyes to land on the retina from where an
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A formula for happy babies
Baby massage has long been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition of India and today its usefulness is catching on in the west. Mothers are discovering that by rubbing their children from birth keeps them more contented, better socialised and less inclined to act up.
When babies are unusually or unreasonably temperamental, when they cry for no apparent reason or they wake up crying, it’s hard to know exactly what’s wrong with them. It could be colic, it could be wind or a whole host of other things.
But the improved mother baby bonding that is achieved through regular massage can give mothers a deeper perception into their child’s condition and the massage also
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Awakening the Goddess Within
It is thought that this simple Qi Gong exercise to increase Women’s Vitality, Sexual Health, Fertility and Pleasure has its roots in tantra and can be performed once or twice daily, except during menstruation or pregnancy.
The Female Deer Exercise tones the female endocrine system, increasing overall vitality, sensuality, centeredness, and turns uncomfortable bottled-up sexual desire into relaxed, enjoyable sensuality. It cultivates sexual energy, improves overall vitality and mental alertness, improves sexual enjoyment, and reduces or eliminates many common women’s ailments. It is simple to perform, takes only a few minutes and is very pleasurable.
Together, the two phases of the female deer exercise spread sexual pleasure and energy throughout the body, increasing the potential for
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