You are the very spark of creation;
In gratitude I open my heart.
Oh Mother, you are the essence of eternity…
I see you in the reflection of your healing waters.
I feel your beating heart pulsating from the depths of the earth.
I hear you, Oh Mother, in the song of the sparrow…
Your buds opening and the fragrance of your flowers…
Your breath caresses me, with the whispering of your winds against my naked soul.
Oh Mother, teach me the way…
Oh Mother Divine.
~Dana~Dharma Devi, from her CD, In The Garden
Embracing the Sacred Feminine is designed to take women on a deep healing journey to connect with the Sacred Feminine for healing of body, mind and spirit.
Guided Meditations by Ashanna Solaris, Sacred Sound by Dana
For many years, most of my travels have led me to explore the mysteries of the what is called the “Sacred Feminine.” It has been a great joy for me to share these discoveries in my gatherings and retreats for women. In India, they call her Shakti, Lakshmi, Durga, Kali, Saraswati…. In Christianity, the Mother Mary… In China, she is Quan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion… Hawaiians call her Pele… In Ireland there are Celtic goddesses… She is truly everywhere. There’s Artemis, the moon dancer; Kachina, the butterfly maiden of the Hopi’s; the Roman Fortuna; Ix Chel- the Mayan Goddess; Tara, the compassionate Tibetan Goddess; The Willendorf Earth Goddess… Medicine Women… She is as endless as the unlimited kinds of flowers there are. For centuries in every culture we have come to revere the divinity of women and their healing powers, far too many names to mention here.
Through out my life while trying to understand the complexities and mysteries of being a woman, I have come to realize how very much my own dear mother has been a constant source of inspiration for me, both through her challenges and victories in life. Before she died, she truly knew she was connected to the Divine. Although I have been to India 17 times to participate in the Divine Mother Festival, I am still discovering the deeper meanings of Goddess, the Sacred Feminine, and more importantly, what it means to be a woman ~ here on earth, grounded & fundamentally living a life connected to nature, and each other. I wrote the words in the song above, as an ode to our dear Mother Earth- the most important Mother Goddess of all.
Women’s Circles, Monthly, in the San Francisco East Bay
Women’s Retreat: Embracing the Sacred Feminine
Women’s Retreat: One Day Rejuvenation Retreats
Journey to India for the Divine Mother Festival
“Thanks Dana! I’m so glad to be able to share my joy at my daughter’s birth with you! Throughout pregnancy and more now that I’m beginning to parent I have thought so much about the many lessons I have learned from you and the breathwork community. I am so proud that my daughter was born in a safe and loving environment, surrounded by support for both of us. A lesson that I know will stay with her (and me) forever. So much love to you.”
~Maeve Jordan, New Mother