What is little known, or has been almost forgotten, is that our bodies are sacred and that the body of a woman is sacred in a very particular way.
And if you realize how much and for what a long time the feminine has been violated, and how the feminine body has been treated and regarded, it becomes all too clear how vast the consequences to the spiritual and to the inner light altogether are.
We are used to see this from the perspective of women, and this is of course true: women have been hurt and violated. But widening your view and looking at it from the perspective of the light, of the sacred in the world, of the divine, we see the tremendous violation and denial of the divine, which occurs when you suppress it that much in relation to women. Why is the body of a woman sacred in a particular way? Because she has the possibility and the capability to bring the light of a soul into the world.
There is an expression… people say, they “make children”. I don’t like this expression, because women don’t “make” the children, men don’t make them either, neither are they made by both of them together.
What we do is, we make ourselves available and we guide them into the world. We do not make them. And a woman is created in such a way that she can be very close to this and can contribute a substance of her body and of herself, also of the inner substance, not only the physical one, so that the light of a soul can manifest and take on a physical body.
This means, at first she receives the soul. This is the beginning.
There is a tradition that says that in the beginning the soul that is coming into the world is sitting on a woman’s shoulder, before the child matures in the womb. And the woman is created like this – she receives. Like an antenna that receives. She is able to receive a soul. Of course, sometimes a woman and a man receive a soul together, but it is the shoulder of a woman where she is landing.
And secondly the woman prepares a space for this.
She opens a space so that the soul can come closer and find the conditions to manifest within this space.
And the third aspect is that a substance in women – a sacred substance that is living in the cells of her body and in her spiritual centres – participates in the process of light taking on form. Without this substance it is not possible.
from a talk by Angela Fischer
at the event
“The Feminine and the Earth”
artwork from an original entitled
“One Step Closer”
by Nigel Hendrickson