Sacred Submission–The Podcast

Episode 1: Acknowledging The Sacred Whore

August 28, 2022 Adonya Season 1 Episode 1
Sacred Submission–The Podcast
Episode 1: Acknowledging The Sacred Whore
Show Notes Transcript

In this first episode, we take a journey into this repressed aspect of ourselves and move towards a space of acknowledgement and healing.

Song mentioned in episode: Eternal Flame by The Bangles

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"The ancient connection between spirituality and passionate love has in modern times become lost to the depths of the unconscious, leaving a broad sense of dissatisfaction and boredom in relationships. When the Goddess of Love was still honored, the sacred prostitute was virgin in the original sense of the word (one-in-herself), a person of deep integrity whose welcome for the stranger was radiant, self-confident and sensuous. Her raison d'etre was to bring the goddess' love into direct contact with mankind. In this union of opposites- masculine and feminine, spiritual and physical- the personal was transcended and the divine entered in. In those days, human sexuality and the religious attitude were inseparable." (From "The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts)")

Like so many women, I have a sexual trauma story. From the ages of three to five, I was sexually molested by a sibling. And having been introduced to sex at such an ridiculously early age, I thought that was how I got attention. It is because of these experiences that the sacred whore is activated. Through the years, so many of us used our bodies to get something from someone, because it was at least something from someone. We knew that there was trauma, and we repressed it, to keep us safe. And we blamed others for those moments when we weren't getting what we believe we deserve to receive, which was attention by the means necessary. More importantly, we've never even treated ourselves with respect. Because we've always looked towards outside ourselves, expecting our external world to feed us. We've forgotten how to properly feed ourselves, over eating a lot of sexual partners, so many ways that we fed ourselves and not so loving ways. So when we're looking towards this aspect of ourselves, we're not necessarily traveling to the moment when this activated in our lives. We're not traveling back there. Were more so looking at ourselves right now, at this place on our timeline. We're looking at how we've been showing up. And how we've been experiencing life with blinders on. There's not a whole lot that can be done about the past, because the past doesn't exist, there's nothing that can be done to the younger version of ourselves, because we're physically no longer there. What we want to do is dive into the shadows, sit with the sacred whore, and finally see her looking into her eyes. And one of the most powerful ways to do that is to sit before a mirror, I'm sure this isn't something new to you. Most of us refuse to look at ourselves deeply. We refuse to look in a mirror and see ourselves. Sure, we'll look at everything else the hair, the makeup, the clothing, but we won't look in our eyes because the eyes will tell the truth about how we really feel about ourselves. We won't look at her. We won't look into our eyes, because we're terrified to do so. So I invite you to sit with the sacred horror for a spell. And click the link in the description to head over to YouTube. So you can play eternal flame by the bangles. Which is a beautiful love song that I'd like you to dedicate to her. Now, what's interesting about love songs, as many of us will think of someone else when it comes to them. We won't even consider ourselves as the object of our desires. So what showed up from that suggestion? Did you start to feel like this was a stupid idea? If yes, that's her. The number of times that she shows herself to us is truly astounding. Whenever we believe that someone is going to think we're dumb for thinking a certain way or doing something a certain way. That's her. Unfortunate fortunately, we suppress her voice every time. So right now, pull up a chair. If your mirror isn't floor length and have a seat, get comfortable. Click Play. Turn your head to the mirror and look at yourself deeply in the eyes. Pay attention to what shows up. Pay attention to the sensations within the body. Pay attention to your thoughts. These are all the ways that she makes herself known. Don't falter, just pay attention. Listen with absolute reverence. You have to hear her. So be sure to have a journal nearby. Whatever she is saying even if you don't want to hear it, you need to listen Listen to her cries. Listen to the way she speaks about herself. Write it all down. Allow her to dump everything out until she is empty. Continue looking yourself in the eye. Even when your vision starts to blur, keep looking and if tears fall let them if the discomfort increases within your body, let it do so. This is her time to finally be heard.