Men & Women are equal value and different for valid reasons.
“Men are worth $1 and women are worth 100 cents, as you can do a hell of a lot more with 100 cents!”
- Elsa Rabold
My intention is to allow the timeless essence and powerful free spirit of Elsa Rabold to speak through this feminine vessel of intuitive senses (cents). It is time to celebrate the change makers and shape shifters, that embodied this feminine wisdom and life force magnetism. It is time to honour all the great women that came before and opened doorways for others to explore. Elsa Rabold, you were and are a timeless RARE breed that created waves upon the earths grid, honouring your Spirit, heart centred service and name.
Let us celebrate the creative and sensual power of the strong feminine as we strive towards living together in peace and harmony, yes, as men and women on the new earth. It is key to understand and respect our differences as we are different for a reason. God made women into sensual works of art for a reason and much of the ancient mysteries where placed into the feminine, to honour the sacredness and minimise its misuse. To my beautiful friend, Tania Wursig, granddaughter of Elsa. Thank you for your childhood stories and introducing me to the rich and colourful tapestry of Elsa. What an inspirational and powerful force of nature and true expression of the raw feminine, and an essence we each embody with grace.
What is Feminine sensual essence?
I am drawn to the potent words from the 90’s from a newspaper article “The importance of being earnest about yoga” By Elsa Rabold.
Source : Sunshine Coast Local paper
“ And yet, little has really changed if you look back at the history of men on earth from the known beginnings” - Elsa Rabold
Why is this?
Think about what the world can do when more women that embody this natural feminine essence are leading the changes for restoring harmony, peace and co-creation upon the earth. To sit in sacred circle and have very real, uncut conversations where the sacred earth is honoured and the ancient wisdom, and teachings of natural law become the way.
Yes, a circle where men and women sit together! Real conversations, with no BS of lip service and the 'easily offended' observe, until invited to sit in peace.There is a path of initiation, rites of passage.
The beauty is within the simplicity of life.
To let go of all suffering, as this too shall pass.
Yet, humans seek power and control.
Driven by fear and competition.
When you only have $1 you hold onto it with everything you have.
What you cling to, brings suffering.
When you have 100 cents in your purse, you are more free and giving.
Each cent have be spread around, this comes back 100 fold.
The masculine is direct action, finite manifest
The feminine is fluid, expansive & infinite
The masculine is the container for the feminine to unleash into.
Both co-exist and both are vital.
It is a dance and each play a key role.
Both are within and it is up to the individual
To take responsibility to simplify their lifestyles.
As each individual loosens their grip on control,
greed and seeking external power,
Trusting and surrendering into the art of allowing
Grace begins to flow and the world begins to balance.
It is the feminine that leads the masculine into higher realms,
Women hold the power and the codes into higher states.
We are calling out for men to step up and hold space
To shift beyond unrestrained lust & desire.
Perhaps, then there will be no more games of survival, as no one will be left behind and we return to simplicity and a world that THRIVES. After all, it is fear that keeps the individual bound in survival. Fear of rejection is a big one.
There will be no more scarcity and abundance for all that tap into the 100 senses and the magnetic feminine art of being.
I love the K.I.S.S analogy by Elsa :
Keep a strict rule in mind, pin it on the wall.
K - Keep
I - It always
S - Safe and
S - Simple
Let me be clear, we do not need more women that act like men!
There is deep healing to be done and this is one reason why I am here. The layers of protection run deep and much is from the armour is self-created to protect themselves in the male dominated corporate world. Thankfully, men have been shifting and so too are women.
We need women that are unapologetic in their feminine essence and stand in their essence and truth. A woman that knows her own inner masculine truly honours the men in her life, especially her sons. If sensuality and comfort for men was not part of our essence and role as a woman, why did God make the feminine body a work of art?
“Spirit is felt beyond the size of a vessel, pure radiance in a being is a boundless glow” - Zoe-Anna
To witness a man in his strong and fierce warrior spirit is sexy and to then see him hugging his fellow brothers, dancing and singing embracing his feminine, this is the real truth of a man. Men were hunters, and women cared for the young and gathered. Women honouring their curves and oozing sensuality, a softness to return home to, the dancer, the warmth of the love within the family. This concept we have lost in western society, the concept of Tribe. Tribe and love is the glue that brings communities together. Where couples were supported to spend time alone in the arms of one another, children looked after by the Tribe, as family. This is the norm in Tahitian culture.
As women, we are designed to multi-task as we have direct access to our INTUITIVE (inner-senses/cents) gifts.
The feminine spirit is playful, kind, strong, compassionate, imaginative, sensual and creative. A body that is welcoming to soothe and embrace the raw masculine determination, and the ability to balance it all in a heartbeat. Men are simple creatures, a woman yields in openness, surrendering with ease as he penetrates her with is masculine drive. The feminine and masculine ‘lock & Key’ unite in total balance of surrendering into one another. In the love making, he softens into her, his creativity restored and she breaths into his strong essence, a union where time pauses.
The 100 senses woman embodies a clever persona to interchange masks, to weave between the stands of life. Mother, friend, lover, chef, performer, artist, creator and so on. She has the ability to be the master weaver, and the arts are her craft. The Poet, the Scribe, the Artist, the Dancer, and of course the Mother. A powerful creature that has to ability to give birth to another human being, now that, is insane.
Elsa in headstand with Anouk as a baby, great granddaughter, daughter of Tania, and granddaughter of Oma (Tanias mum).
Sadly, many crafts are now dominated by men, the women not getting seen in the same realm of honour or realm. WHY?
Men stand together, supporting one another, they are straight with one another, respect and honour is a given. They are driven by results.
Women may stand together, then behind the back many play fake niceties of bitching, comparing, competing or slaying one another, in a race to get to the top. They are driven by fear. To be the best, look the best and fear of what they may loose. They are slowly suffocating and it is one of the biggest turn offs for men!
The balance has tipped too far the other way with more pressure on men to do more and women so obsessed with training to sculpt their bodies, chasing the high powered careers, and building up a concrete exterior as they think they have to act like men. This is not feminine empowerment!
It has shifted from self-love to feminine narcissism.
True warrior men are longing for deep connection, and with one woman that takes responsibility for self, in all aspects of her life. He is tired of the complaints, the whining with what is wrong, doing everything to fix what she is not happy about. Fuck it is tiresome. He loves meaningful conversations of realness, minus fake pretences, not caring if your hair is out of place, he loves the inner wild, hair roughed up whilst snuggled in bed look. It gives him permission to be free and be himself, minus the fake pretences of niceties and whats in it for me deal. He longs to be SEEN, honoured, celebrated and loved.
I hear Elsa, in her SÂCHICH (SEXish) accent :
“Stand up straight, pull your shoulders down and back. If only you knew how beautiful you are, but you are much more beautiful if you stand up straight!!”
There is a magnetism that others desire, and that is exactly what I can teach you as this is exactly what I embody. Ask the men and the women that embody this. I am not a threat, I am your greatest ally, women.
The Great Mother Earth supports us, when we ask and command from my hearts.
The Great Mother Earth takes back what we no longer are to carry.
The Great Spirit supports us, when we dance and rejoice upon her flesh (earth)
The Great Spirit dances from root to crown, radiating out our inner light.
The Great father skies blows winds, rain for purification and change.
The Father sky sends bolts of lightning, roaring thunder to shake it up.
We are earthlings, walking one another home.
We are spirit and we are sensual beings of love.
Nature cannot be controlled.
The feminine cannot be controlled.
Chaos & stillness work as ONE.
I wish to honour all the women that multitask, that get shit done and the stuff many never see. To the strong backbones of women that have led and held tribes together for centuries, and that understand and respect the power they have within society. The tides have changed and it is the feminine Rising, and this rising I began writing on in 2017, and wow, here we are.
From gaining richly warm insights into the depths of Elsa, through Tanias words and the many pictures, I feel blessed to have loaned to fully immerse into this phenomenal woman’s essence. An inner sensing to who Elsa was as she dances forever free within the canvas of infinity. I see her upside down in Sirsasana (headstand) eyes closed and poised in full focus and grace. We are all connected by Spirit. I feel her within my words and a kindred spirit, larger than life that radiated magnetism and passion wherever she showed up. I giggle as my yoga teaching feels very familiar to her style, take people on a journey, encourage them to explore a life of yoga on and off the matt, and be still and stay when you want to leave the posture. A practice / discipline to give your full attention to with uninterrupted presence or simply, don’t do it at all.
My path very similar with my own mother introducing me to gymnastics as a child, then later exploring Yoga in my 30’s and still popping up into headstands at 50, I look forward to continued yoga well into my 90's.
Else Rabold, born in Germany, emigrating to Australia in 1953 and is an Icon of Australian Yoga, who was still teaching yoga classes on her 90th birthday. She walked, breathed everything she stood for and this I refer to as a rare breed. I would like to honour Tania, a woman I love, adore and respect that is a pioneer in the art world. A woman that captures the raw feminine spirit and the beauty of the Goddess. It is the dancers, artists, poets /writers and creatives that are here to give hope within a world that sees so much loss, hate and suffering. At this close, I am drawn back like a sweet magnolia to the words at the beginning:
“And yet, little has really changed if you look back at the history of men on earth from the known beginnings”.
Let us not forget Elsa's words spoken 30 years ago!
One thing I have personally learnt is :
Humans are slow learners and hardwired to excuses.
Yoga is a great way of beginning to break the pattern and to be the change you wish to be in the world.
The Feminine has RISEN and it is time for voices to express from a healed perspective. To shine your radiance within your creative unapologetic expression. Men stand alongside us, poised, proud and be willing to listen. It is time for us to unite as this is not about making men wrong, either.