Dear Body – A Letter to My Body
by Mary Lane
author, "Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food.”
mentor at the Wise Woman University
I did not honor the agility, unlimited energy and vibrancy of your youth until it was gone. I did not honor your beauty, sensuality and sexual aliveness of your maiden years until it was gone. I spent years in non appreciation of you, tried to fix you through artificial means, thinking it was your fault I didn’t love myself. Spent the following several years in self hatred for betraying you.
Spent the next several years trying to rectify my past relationship with you through the food I have fed you, hoping in some small way this was enough. I feel your appreciation for this level of care as I approach the auspicious passage of my 60th birthday.
You have overcome all my ignorance's and continue to give me the ability to wake up every morning pain free with enough energy to do my hiking, gardening, dancing, living. However, am I truly honoring you enough?
You have selflessly walked with me through every step of my journey in this life, even though I have taken you for granted. Your resilience that has enabled me to come to this 60th year is no longer lost on me.
I have traveled enough miles now to gain enough wisdom to know that the day will come when I have to say goodbye to you, my dearest friend that has stood by me no matter what.
Without you I could not take this sacred journey, experience the many twists and turns, pleasures and pains that has allowed me to grow and evolve as a soul. Without you I could not experience myself as an expression of the Divine.
I honor my role as steward of your health knowing that every morsel of nourishment I offer you comes from our Beloved Divine Mother.
You are made of her, you carry her wisdom, and you obviously carry her compassion. I will honor each breath you take knowing it has been given as a gift from spirit, so that I may know myself.
Instead of waiting until I have moved onto the next phase of my journey that does not include you I am choosing on this day, and every day to give you thanks and treat you as the Divine gift you are in every way. I will listen to your wisdom, honor your intelligence, offer you rest and care as you carry me to your last breath.
And, I will celebrate you and never ever consider you “less than” because our time together is temporary. Instead I will cherish every moment we have together, “because,” our time together is temporary.
Your grateful best friend
Mary Lane, author of Divine Nourishment, A Woman's Sacred Journey with Food. Through Mary’s 30 year career as a professional chef she awakened and deepened her understanding of the connection between food and nourishment, sustainability, the wisdom of nature, sexuality, and the Divine Feminine. She draws upon the wisdom of her own journey and weaves it with her expertise in the ancient Taoist 5 Element System of Nutrition, Plant Spirit Medicine, sacred sexuality, shadow work, wildcrafting, and professional training as a chef. She is dedicated to supporting women to transform the self rejection buried in the shadowy depths of our unconscious to self care, honor and love.
Mary Lane is the author of the book:
Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food
Her website is: www.divinenourishment.net
She is a mentor at the Wise Woman University
A Woman's Sacred Journey with Food
by Mary Lane
Divine Nourishment is a book designed to acquaint you with the rhythm and flow of the Earth’s wisdom through our relationship with nourishment. We witness the self similarity of our own human journey with nature as life flows through the seasons of birth, life, death and rebirth. We open to the wisdom and feminine energy within ourselves that is desperately needed to support balance and harmony in our world.
For generaddtions, the lack of understanding and acceptance of feminine wisdom has created self-rejection for women in societies across the world. The deep, collective wounding of the Divine Feminine has buried this wisdom in the shadowy depths of our souls. Reconnecting with nature is a valuable step toward healing.
In this book you can embrace the essential, energetic qualities reflected in nature and in your own physical, emotional and spiritual health. You will see how the seasons flow throughout the yearly cycle supporting life, death and transformation with no beginning and no end.
You’ll receive practical information to apply in your daily life that is nourishing and appropriate for alignment with the journey; healthy, organic seasonal foods, humanely raised and naturally grown, along with recipes, potions, tonics, practices and cleanses.
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Divine Nourishment with Mary Lane
This class is designed to introduce you to the rhythm and flow of the Earth’s wisdom through our relationship with nourishment using the Taoist 5 Element system of nutrition.
The Taoists are one of many ancient cultures who embodied their oneness with nature and followed a way of life to support it.
You’ll receive practical information to apply in your daily life that supports you to balance seasonal meals and nourish all your organ systems that is compatible with your lifestyle. You will be given a foundation that not only mirrors back to you your self similarity to nature, but it is a spring board for cooking as a sacred art in co-creation with our Divine Mother Earth. It is a beginning class that lays a basic foundation in which to expand upon and explore how we embody the soul of nature on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
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Six Week Course by Mary Lane
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This introductory course guided by Mary Lane through webinars, teleconference discussions, and sharing circle, practices, dance, journaling and time spent observing nature as it reflects our inner landscape will support you to align your creative sexual energy with that of the natural world.