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Hey Beautiful, I’m so glad you’re here! This week I have the pleasure of sharing a guest post written by my friend and Transformation Goddess, Kara Maria Ananda. Kara has been a featured guest in the Divine Feminine Spotlight Series and will be joining us for the Goddess Talk Sessions Global Event this September. You are going to love this post!


Women have known natural ways to support the health of our wombs, breasts, bodies, cycles, and sexuality for thousands of years. In cultures all over the world, there are traditions of women healers, often known as wise women, shamans, midwives, and herbalists.

The sacred wisdom of women’s healing arts has been passed along from women to women for generations through art, song, stories, apprenticeships, visions, and dreams. This is the knowledge of the ancestors, grandmothers and the wise women. The midwives, herbalists, healers, priestesses, shamans, granny healers and medicine women.

Since prehistoric times, women were healers. In Paleolithic times, humans honored the divine feminine through art, culture, and ceremony, and thus women’s health and spirituality were honored and nurtured. In cultures that are honoring of the divine feminine, women had powerful roles as medicine women, both as healers and as shamans or priestesses. This was the way of women healers from North America, to Ancient Europe, to Africa, Asia, and South America.

It is only in the past few thousand years that women’s central role as healers in society has been suppressed, and at times quite violently. In the Middle Ages, thousands, if not millions of women, were killed throughout Europe, and wisdom of the wise women for healing and midwifery was lost or sent underground. Throughout the times of the European witch hunts, the healers and midwives were targeted as the worst of the witches, because they provided healing outside of the church’s select group of approved male doctors.

The teachings, songs, and stories of the ancestor midwives, wise women, and grandmothers are encoded within our DNA, we just need to remember how to download this primal wisdom once again into our bodies, hearts, and spirits through the ancient practice of shamanic women’s healing arts.

A Chukchee proverb is “Women is by nature a shaman” and women is by nature also a healer. We each have by our birthright the ability to heal ourselves and support each other in healing.

In our physical bodies as women, our womb is the source of creative energy which manifests in all aspects of our lives as our health, wealth, sexuality, and relationships. As we embrace the power of the womb we reclaim the ability to create our lives as we choose with abundant authenticity.

Our physical health, energy and vitality as women is intrinsically interconnected with our emotions, beliefs, and feminine spirit. Through deepening our awareness, health, and self-care of our sacred feminine sexual energy through our breast and womb health, we are able to create balance within our hormonal cycles and conscious choose how to channel our powerful feminine creative energy for love, vitality and success.

Through natural health practices women can achieve healing and rejuvenation of our feminine bodies and health. Women today are finding relief and healing through massage, energy healing, acupuncture, bodywork, nutrition, herbal healing, superfoods, essential oils, exercise, yoga, meditation, dance, and upgrading our belief systems. Natural healing has the power to transform women’s health and wellness.

There are many more options available to women than drugs and surgery, the big two choices from Western allopathic medicine, which views women’s reproductive organs as good for two things: making babies or making cancer. Thus, doctors today are quicker to recommend preventative removal of a women’s breasts, uterus, and ovaries over cleansing, nutrition, acupuncture, massage therapy and plant-based medicine. Women can take charge of their health and prevent and treat many hormonal, breast, and pelvic health concerns naturally and avoid medical intervention.

However, when medical treatment is necessary, natural healing arts can also be used in adjunct to speed healing, ease pain, decrease anxiety, and increase effectiveness. For example, women who use acupuncture in conjunction with infertility treatments have higher rates of conception. Women who practice yoga, tai chi and meditation recover better from breast cancer treatment.

My passion is to empower women’s vitality, sensuality, longevity and prosperity globally through natural health education. Through the reclamation of women’s healing arts we can access a higher awareness of our inherent feminine vitality and allow the healing of the feminine to bring balance to our communities and the planet.

There is an infinite source of creative energy potential within our cycles, wombs and breasts that are available to tap into for manifestation. Healthy vibrant women are powerful innovators, healers and leaders which our world needs today to create a conscious transformation for peace, abundance, and wellness for all. Let us keep respect for the ancient wisdom of women healers in our hearts as we co-create a new feminine health revolution.

Kara Maria Ananda

Kara Maria Ananda is a Healing Arts Educator, Conscious Living Mentor, Holistic Business Coach, Social Media Consultant, Speaker and Writer. She has over 17 years of experience as a wellness entrepreneur in bodywork, women’s health, birth, education and coaching. Currently she shares her passion for healthy living, creates leading-edge holistic online educational programs and offers business coaching for wellness entrepreneurs. You can find her at www.karamariaananda.com

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Shann Vander Leek

Shann is a Transformational Leader, Award-Winning Podcaster, Best-Selling Author, Voice Over Talent, Podcast Coach, and Producer. She lives in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan with her beloved husband and mouthy old cat. This Goddess Shines!

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  • Lisa Jan 14, 2015, 8:24 am

    What a powerful read Kara Maria Ananda! I loved it. This one sentence especially resonated with me, A Chukchee proverb is “Women is by nature a shaman” and women is by nature also a healer. By going within we can heal and reclaim our birthright! By doing so we can support and help our sisters heal. Thank you Kara and also thank you Shann for featuring this!

    • Kara Jan 14, 2015, 3:36 pm

      Thank you Lisa!

  • kimberly Jan 14, 2015, 9:43 am

    I loved this article! So inspiring and strong. I think this message is so needed today. And the more this truth grows the more this earth will turn around! Much love and gratitude for posting!

    • Kara Jan 14, 2015, 3:37 pm

      Thanks Kimberly!

  • Debra Reble Jan 14, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Kara thank you for sharing your insight and feminine wisdom. I love that you mentioned that women can benefit greatly with holistic practices especially recovering from breast cancer. Having healed myself from breast cancer using these practices, I feel it’s so important to empower women with this knowledge. Blessings

  • Sheila Callaham Jan 14, 2015, 4:48 pm

    Kara, what a beautiful article that totally resonates with me. Your words confirm what I’ve always believed in my heart. As I read, I saw a vision of my mother, walking stick in hand, pointing out yellow root and pipsissewa. I’m going to post this line on my wall as a constant reminder to who I am: “Women is by nature a shaman” and women is by nature also a healer.” Together, as women, we can heal the world!

  • Teresa Morrow Jan 14, 2015, 8:26 pm

    Kara,

    Thank you for your post about women healing and health. This part resonated with me “Women today are finding relief and healing through massage, energy healing, acupuncture, bodywork, nutrition, herbal healing, superfoods, essential oils, exercise, yoga, meditation, dance, and upgrading our belief systems.”
    I use some of these on a regular basis and am amazed on the difference I see as I implement them. Also, thanks to Shann for sharing Kara’s wisdom with us.

    Teresa

  • Mary Pritchard Jan 15, 2015, 12:21 pm

    Kara,

    This so resonated with where I am in my life right now.

    “There is an infinite source of creative energy potential within our cycles, wombs and breasts that are available to tap into for manifestation. Healthy vibrant women are powerful innovators, healers and leaders which our world needs today to create a conscious transformation for peace, abundance, and wellness for all. Let us keep respect for the ancient wisdom of women healers in our hearts as we co-create a new feminine health revolution.”

    Thank you!

  • Kara Jan 16, 2015, 1:32 am

    Thank you everyone for your insightful and beautiful comments! I so appreciate all of you and thank you Shann for sharing this article!

  • susanne Jan 16, 2015, 1:11 pm

    Beautifully and eloquently written. I used to have severe policystic ovaries and was told by doctors at a young age that i would not be able to have babies. When I started my healing journey with Angelic Reiki, I became pregnant and healed my ovaries. Last year I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and when doctors told me I would have to be on medications for the rest of my life, I refused to believe that. I cleaned up my nutrition and been juicing everyday, I now am free of the disease. I understood that It was connected to me speaking my own truth. Blogging has allowed me to do that and cleaning up my diet. Thank you for reminding us how powerful we women are. 🙂

    • Shann Jan 16, 2015, 1:15 pm

      Susanne,
      Thank you for your kindness and for sharing you story. I was just diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and would LOVE to know how you healed your thyroid. My (soon to be former) doctor recommended that I take the medicine and pretend it is a vitamin! UGH…
      Please reach out if you feel so inclined. I’d love to get ahead of this.