Awaken the Spiritual Woman
This book presents an opportunity for women to discover the wisdom of their bones through prayer and ceremony. It creates an experience for heartfelt sharing and a deeper look within themselves and their mother-daughter relationship for inspiration and strength to heal and evolve. The reader is guided through a process that uses the shadow self as the Source for women to create unconditional love. More
In Awaken the Spiritual Woman, author Kellyna Campbell presents a spectacular and instinctive perspective for women to honor their mother-daughter relationships, through the use of prayer and ceremony. The book opens with the enormous benefits that we can experience, through the use of very ancient and familiar techniques. A typical ceremony begins when a sacred space is set by creating an altar through the use of pictures, candles, water, & other tools. Setting the space and offering a prayer, creates an atmosphere that opens the heart for deeper communication with oneself or between the participants. The ceremonies presented in the book include personal solitude, honoring mother-daughter relationships, prayer circles, rites of passage, and ceremonies in nature. Kellyna says that ceremonial work creates an experience for a deeper sense of self, heartfelt sharing, and the opportunity to honor our primary relationships. This profound understanding becomes the source of inspiration and strength for women to heal and evolve.
Awaken the Spiritual Woman teaches us the need to break the “Holy Mother” image portrayed by many mothers or mentors. The “Holy Mother” image creates the illusion that Mother is perfect, and does not have any faults. Kellyna says that this image is one of the biggest thorns that will keep mothers and daughters from having a deep relationship. She then invites women to explore their personal, hidden belief systems, and to embrace her shadow self. This discovery is necessary so each woman can strengthen her soul. Paradoxically, this "womb of darkness" is the Source that will allow her to become a beacon of light and finally understand her family lineage on a much deeper level. This realization gives her the opportunity to become the alchemist of her life. Each woman can now formulate the ingredients that will truly feed her soul and the soul of the planet for many years to come.
Kellyna says that this remembrance will awaken past trauma, the pain of separation, and difficult family patterns. As the woman awakens herself, she becomes aware of her innate power, thus creating an opening for true healing to occur. Once she becomes strong in herself, she can identify which outside influences are distractions that keep her from the reunion with her soul. In healing these disowned parts, she is able to change her perception of the past -while creating a future of unlimited possibilities.
Young women who have strong female role models are able to bring hope to their peers, by stepping away from the societal norm and standing as “way-showers” for future generations. When role models use ceremony as an aspect of daily living and share this with their protégés, this gives them the inner strength to bring other women together. Through this reunion with themselves and each other, they will be able to step into a place of unconditional love, and create the opportunity for the world to listen.
The manuscript is approximately 92,000 words. It has ten chapters and is divided into three sections: Mother-Daughter Relationships, Prayers, Ceremonies & Rites of Passage, and Portals of Healing. The first section states the main issues between mothers and daughters, and gives the reader exercises such as “Releasing Jealousy” or “Making Peace with the Rebel” for working with these challenges. The second section introduces the nature of ceremonies and offers various different ceremonies for mothers and daughters, young women, and adult women. The third section states our ability to heal our body, mind, and spirit by identifying thought patterns, and the misuse of energies that creates disease. The book is written in an easy-to-read style, making it palpable for both young and adult women. Although it is written primarily for mothers and daughters, it is beneficial to all people who are concerned about their personal relationships, and the future of this planet.