The Rite of the Womb

The 13th rite

There is a lineage of women who freed themselves from suffering. This lineage of women wants us to remember:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.

The feminine spirit of the jungle reminds us of this simple and vital truth:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
This lineage of women through the jungle medicine has given us the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki: The Rite of the Womb.
Once you receive it you share it with as many women as possible.

You raise your hands and summon the lineage by saying:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.

You activate the rite within yourself by placing both hands over your womb and repeating:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.

You transmit the wisdom from your womb to hers:
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
She affirms that she received the wisdom in her womb.
The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life.
Let’s heal our womb; let’s heal our mother’s, sister’s, and daughter’s wombs. And in this way bring healing to our Mother Earth.

Nurturing The Rite

Once you have received the Rite of the Womb you nurture its power with the following practices.

If you still have your menses then on your next cycle you find an intimate space and time to give some of your menstrual blood to the Earth. You can bleed directly on the Earth or you can collect some of your blood on a small container and pour it on the Earth while repeating the following words:

I release my fear so I may embrace freedom
I release my pain so I may embrace joy
I release my anger so I may embrace compassion
I release my sadness so I may embrace peace

And you can add any other words that ring true for you.

If you are in your years of plenitude, after menopause, then you’ll do a ritual on the next dark moon. You create an intimate space to offer red wine to the earth while repeating the words:

I release my fear so I may embrace freedom
I release my pain so I may embrace joy
I release my anger so I may embrace compassion
I release my sadness so I may embrace peace

And you can add any other words that ring true for you.

You do this at least once and up to thirteen moons to fully empower your womb.

If a girl before menarche, first menstrual blood, receives the rite and she wants to do a ritual, then she offers flowers to the full moon. This is because her womb is still blossoming and has not yet release her first flower. She can also repeat the words:

I release my fear so I may embrace freedom
I release my pain so I may embrace joy

She is guided to say only the first two sentences so she does not become overwhelmed and then she is guided to say anything else that rings true for her.

Share the rite of the womb with the women of your community. Every time you transmit the rite you strengthen its power in your womb.

Sacred Space

It is very important to create an inviting atmosphere for the lineage to come through when you share the rite. If the space feels inviting to you and the women that will receive the rite, then the place will feel inviting for the lineage.

INDOORS

If the ceremony will happen indoors then you need to build an altar. It does not need to be big or complicated, but it needs to provoke sacredness and beauty.

On a flat surface, like a table or bench, set a nice cloth and in the middle put a bowl with water. This is the most essential element of the altar because the water will absorb the prayers and then you’ll offer it to the Earth for her healing.

Then you can add thirteen candles around the water to honor the thirteen moons of the year and also to activate the altar with the flames. Finally you can enhance the space and the ceremony by having flowers or flower petals in the altar (specially lavender and roses).

After this guidelines use your intuition and check directly with the lineage about adding anything else. Ask a question and tune for an answer remembering that you are also the lineage.

OUTDOORS

If you have access to a place in nature that feels good and inviting then you may perform the ceremony there. It isespecially ideal if you have a lake as it resembles the womb of the Earth and we want to share this healing with the Her. But, it can also be under a tree, in a forest, by a big rock, by a river, a mountain, or any place that helps you feel the sacredness of life.

OFFERING

Either indoors or outdoors, it is important to share the healing with Mother Earth. Every woman that receives the rite can offer a healing prayer for Her.

If you are indoors, you can use the flower petals to blow your prayers into and then put the petals in the bowl of water. At the end of the ceremony you release that water directly on the Earth or a river or a lake.

If you are outdoors, you can also blow your prayers on rose petals and give them directly to Mother Earth. If you feel that there is something more appropriate to blow your prayers into then go with your intuition.

This lineage of women through the jungle medicine has given us the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki: The Rite of the Womb.

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