The consultation for the Gender Recognition Act is already upon us and women are already doing amazing work. Our movement is gaining momentum every day and we need to take our power back in as many ways as possible.
There are many parallels between the trans attack on women and the witch hunts. The main difference is that last time around women were demonised for gathering together and exercising spiritual power. Whether you believe in spirituality or not it cannot be denied that women gathering together to pray and dance chant is powerful or the patriarchy would not have worked so hard to prevent it.
A woman named Ani Marimba said that ‘Culture is the immune system of a people’ Whilst our womens culture alone will not protect us from patriarchy it can be a powerful tool in giving us strength, hope and solidarity.
Not only this but much of womens spirituality is and was centred around the connection of our bodies to the rest of the universe. Womens menstrual cycles being in line with the 13 moons. To celebrate our bodies link with the universe is a radical act in times when we are being made to deny our biology.
This is for all women of all faiths, all spiritualities, all beliefs. Even if you are not spiritual or religious you can take this time to connect with other women, Light a candle, take time to meditate and reflect on the work you are doing to protect women.
JOIN US on the new moon partial solar eclipse of Friday the 13th.
Please share this with your contacts Please use your own prayers or if you are not sure what to do you can chant the Gayatri mantra:
“Gayatri is the Mother of all scriptures (Vedas). She is present, wherever Her name is chanted. She is very powerful. The One who nourishes the individual being is Gayatri. She bestows pure thoughts on anyone who worships Her. She is the embodiment of all Goddesses. Our very breath is Gayatri, our faith in existence is Gayatri. Gayatri has five faces, they are the five life principles. She has nine descriptions, they are ‘Om, Bhur, Bhuvah, Swah, Tat, Savitur, Vareñyaṃ, Bhargo, Devasya’. Mother Gayatri nourishes and protects every being and she channelizes our senses in the proper direction. ‘Dhīmahi’ means meditation. We pray to her to inspire us with good intelligence. ‘Dhīyo Yonah Prachodayāt’ – We beseech her to bestow on us everything we need. Thus Gayatri is a complete prayer for protection, nourishment and finally, liberation.”
[‘My Dear Students’, Vol 3, Ch 2, Mar 19, 1998]
The actual eclipse is at 3am GMT. If there are any women able to chant at this time also that will be great.