We are creating now in our local communities a place for us where we can meet each other and at the very same time take care of ourselves and one another. It is time to create change at the very fiber of our cultures that will help build good relations. The Red Tent Temple Movement raises up a Red Tent in our local villages, cities and towns for us to honor our blood cycles and womanhood journeys. And the Red Tent Temple offers women a state of beingness rather than our continual doing mode. How about not do anything for a few hours? Or seeing what happens when we don’t have a plan or a direction? Are we keeping ourselves busy so we don’t feel? Where are we hiding in our busyness that may speak to our hearts when we finally take time to slow down? And most importantly as the world around us begins to shake we are growing a firm foundation of connections locally of wisewomen who are gathering in our tents sharing support and wisdom on our womanhood journeys.
The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simutaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through perimenopause and menopause.
We are looking for another way, a way that is more consistent with our actual rhythms, cycles and ways of being in relationship to each other that support, foster and give us strength and courage. Here in the Red Tent we can journal, rest, receive or give energy work, draw, read, share or listen to women’s wisdoms in the stories we share. We cook one another food and drink teas for our wombs and bellies.
It is a day out of the month on or near the new moon to step out of a kind of world that keeps us occupied. Inside the Red Tent Temples we give ourselves time to remember who we are at our very core, honoring that to do that remembering we must turn from our identities and roles towards the innermost temple of our own hearts. Come into the Red Tent Temple and stop for a breath and to be in your body. In the quiet and sometimes celebratory company of wonderful women, feel. In what you feel, there is much that is waiting for you.
It is time. The women are ready to co-create a vision in the societies we live in and make a place among us where women are honored by honoring our own unique journies of womanhood. A place for our elders and our young women. A place for us to come alive. Who knows where it will lead us? Women who are part of this important grassroots movement may never know what an important role they will play by bringing this into our culture at large. Now we are learning how. Join us in a revolutionary act. It is more than a woman’s circle. It is a deep learning process of unlearning the busy and finding the moment.