How the Joy and Work of the Womb Really Began for Me
By Chantell van Outeniqua aka Sister Shanti Creator of MAGDALA Yoni Steam Goodies
As the waters of my womb grew during my sprouting into motherhood so did the water realms of elemental spirituality open up. I started feeling deeply drawn to mermaids and pearls, rivers, oceans… I started going deeper into moon mysteries, deeper than I have ever gone before. The plant realm started talking to me about different ways to work with them. Becoming a mother has called me to walk deeper.
When my son was 5 months old I was missing my moontime so deeply. I craved that release that came with each flowing moon. On all the levels of being I was so ready for bleeding again.
And so for the first time in my life I was drawn by some sort of Feminine~Earth~Mother~Magnitsm to create a yoni steaming ritual for myself. I gathered the herbs I had created to preserve my sons placenta during lotus birth. The herbs were all hand harvested from our magical garden. Rosemary, holy basil and lavender – dried and pestled to a fine within the mortar. Tumeric, cloves and salt of the sea. I boiled up the herbs and spices in a pot, lit some candles and then placed the warm pot on the Earth and I squatted over it with my long dress keeping the steam in. The feeling of immediate release and gratitude came towards my place here and now on Earth Mother. I squatted and swayed and hummed for 20 minutes and I went to bed that night feeling light and clear.
The next day my moontime was present and tears of joy streamed down my face. Ever since then I am in awe of the plant people and the connection we have from our hearts and wombs… to follow one’s path clearly.
Then I started recommending yoni steams to the sister circle, to all the sisters who were talking stories of the womb. With the recent 5000 year history breathing down our necks and up our thighs we all require to meet with our wombs, to find out where she is at and what she is holding… the creativity and the blockages.
Yoni steaming is a wonderful way to connect to this creative centre. Simply honouring the physicality of our wombanhood, all that we carry… the Past, the Present, the Future. The pain, the here and now, the creativity waiting to be born.
And so moving to Hogsback, the mountains of water and plants of Africa and Europe, the ancestral mountain with so many stories to tell, I was drawn to start harvesting the highest quality yoni steam herbs and everything fell into place without effort and this creative process of medicine is an ever abundant joy.
I trust that the medicine of earth mother shines through in the physical product as we, the daughters of Earth, are called to step deeper.