MAIDEN TO MOTHER
A 9-month initiatory journey
for creatives to heal the Mother wound
and ignite the fire of their true expression.
MAIDEN TO MOTHER
A 9-month initiatory journey
from Maiden to Mother
Resurrect yourself from the death grip of external expectations and birth yourself into the fullness of your own center so you can be who you came here to be.
You feel it, don't you?
The ache. The hunger.
To claim your adulthood.
To inhabit your full woman.
To bring forward the medicine that has been written on your soul since the beginning.
But your power is stifled.
Your voice muffled.
Your gifts underground.
You still feel like a young girl in a woman's body.
IT'S TIME TO CROSS THE THRESHOLD
INTO YOUR OWN BECOMMING.
We've felt the restlessness of our mothers, the insatiable hunger of the women before us, and now it's in you. You don't feel anchored. You're being pulled in 100 different directions. You just can't seem to make big moves toward the life you want. But you can feel in your bones that now is the time to go toward the hunger, to feast in the fullness that is yours to have.
Following the rules hasn't gotten you to where you wanna go because the rules are meant to inhibit your blooming, not encourage it. The good girl is starting to suffocate your power. The weight of external expectations is dimming your fire and you're scared it might go out completely if you don't figure out how to leave the cage.
You are starving for the version of yourself that has been shunned, dimmed, shamed, and quieted to be able to come to the table. You want to be nourished, to be seen, to be celebrated by OTHER POWERFUL WOMEN. You've had too many experiences of people trying to tame you and take from you. But you are ready to be FULL.
You can feel the way you are continuing to shape-shift. To become whatever version of yourself fits external expectation. To deny the thing you want, the thing you ARE. You are spinning in a shade of the story - "Am I good enough? Can I just be ME?" But all this shape-shifting has you confused as to who the fuck you actually are and you're done. You want to use your shape-shifting powers for the work you're here to do in the world. The gifts you are meant to share.
You are here because only the truest, deepest, most aligned self expression will ever satisfy you.
for you if
YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO GROW UP and you need a space that will call you into your adulthood. A space that won't let you keep wiggling around the woman you are being asked to become. No more collapsing back into powerlessness. It's time to wield your power.
YOU HAVE AN ACHING DESIRE to express your heart's deepest medicine, and you know an initiation is necessary to do so.
You feel in your bones that YOU ARE AT A GREAT CROSSROADS - stay spinning in the same, or start to create a new powerful possibility for your life.
YOU'RE CARRYING THE WOUNDS OF YOUR MOTHER and internalized patriarchy and it's keeping you confused, questioning, and dimmed in your true expression.
You've been able to accomplish some success in your creative endeavors, you know YOU HAVE DEEP MEDICINE TO SHARE, but you need support and an on-going space of devotion to really trust it.
YOU ARE READY TO LIVE, work, and create in a way that honors your body, that celebrates pleasure, that is connected to the Earth, your natural rhythms, and your deepest wisdom. To reclaim the feminine heart of life.
YOU'VE GOT BIG DREAMS, big desires, and you're afraid deep down that they aren't possible, they aren't meant for you, and you'll never be able to birth them into being.
You've been doing a lot of self-healing work, but you've got a big suspicion that communal witnessing is a necessary component for this next iteration of who you are becoming. YOU CAN'T DO IT ALONE. You can't keep hiding behind computer screens.
NINE MONTH BREAKDOWN
This is a general overview of our journey together.
THRESHOLD is a specific journey but is uniquely crafted based on the women who join.
Orienting to the place we find ourselves. Naming what is in the way of full expression. Starting to touch the places of disconnect in the fabric of our power and potential. The grand design of patriarchy and how it's alive in us. Unhooking. We know we are called to our own full expression, the devotion of our deepest center.
Fortifying the courage and devotion required to meet the journey ahead. We are gathered to heed the call. To say yes to the emergence of our fullest, truest, most aligned expression, and what it will ask of us. Healthy discernment.
Grieving the wounds of internalized Patriarchy. The grief of the Mother Wound. The soul wound of the child who was no seen, heard, or loved in the way she needed for her radiance to shine without shame. The harm that must be named to heal. The wild heart longing to express.
We submerge underneath the expected, call upon our courage to reclaim the lost parts of self; sex, body, soul, earth, ancestry. To rescue the pieces that got cast out. To get low to the ground so we can hear the Mother tongue of our own womanhood. Clarity + Truth.
The farewell to the one who needs to be rescued. Who yearns for saving. Who needs to be told who she is and what to do. Leaving behind the false claims, the patriarchal death traps to find our own center. The Phoenix who sets her own funeral pyre ablaze in service to her rebirth. Rebuilding empowered safety + vitality.
Emerging from the cocoon. Returning from the Underworld, we start to blossom open, reorienting to the world around us as a new iteration of self. Moving from isolation to embodied belonging as Mother.
Empowering new identity. The celebration. The new life.
The one who knows. The one who trusts. The one who can follow her knowing. The nourished woman - The Mother. Sacred service.
The bigger, bolder sharing of heart medicine and soul expression. Anchoring into what is required in this new way of being, living, receiving, and relating to life. The trust. The power. The deep alignment and integrity.
The devotion to sacred life and the way that life moves through you. The embodied yes of your heart's truth and the support necessary to continue to answer the call. How does the woman in full bloom move through the world?
is here to hold you through
the process of growing up.
It's a bridge from who you have been to who you are called to become.
From the young girl to the full woman.
It's a space for your gifts to emerge.
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
Everyone's initiatory path will be different, but these are some of the things we'll traverse together:
It all starts with the Mother. We'll traverse what is required to start to heal this deep and original split. This journey takes you through the journey from Maiden to archetypal Mother.
Resourcing and Receiving
Building out the layers of support necessary for you to do the thing, have the thing, say the thing, embody the thing. No more skating by on scraps. Bringing in nourishment, learning how to receive.
Learning to really hold your own energy, your own power. Creating a healthy energetic field that lets in what's good & in service to your expression, and keeps out what extracts, harms, and doesn't serve.
Moving, sounding, and exploring in new ways. Ways that are more wild, more free, less tamed. Leaning into bigger risk. Moving through the dark, senses heightened.
Creating the space, trust, and courage to reveal your biggest dreams, your wildest visions. Allowing yourself to be seen. Trusting the pull of desire.
Connection to Body and Earth
Learning how to commune and resource more deeply with Earth, The Mother, ancestry, and body.
Cultivating healthy rhythms of practice and devotion, together. Moving, touching, writing, praying, speaking, singing, dancing, bowing before Life.
This journey is for those who have been walking the path. Who have done a significant amount of healing and self-discovery. You have a solid foundation of support. This is not a beginner-friendly program.
The Mother initiation usually starts to unfold for women in their early to mid-30's and can continue into early 40's. This is not for women in their 20's or older than late 40's.
The live group calls are mandatory. This journey is 90% live teaching and experience. It is a very intimate journey. Your participation is required. No hiding in isolation.
You must be willing to traverse unknown territory. This program will weave together my work in the realms of body, sexuality, spirit, the Earth, creativity, and trauma resolution. I'm showing up in deep devotion to our full power and possibility.
You are ready to fully step into your adult self. To embody your wise woman, and take full responsibility for what you create in the world.
This program is here to help you more deeply express your hearts medicine. While you don't have to know exactly what your creative heart's medicine is (it will most likely evolve on this journey), you are ready to hone in on YOUR MEDICINE, and you have a strong sense of what that is.
This is an advanced group journey.
Limited to 6 women, so please only apply if you meet these requirements and this program feels like a deep yes to you.
ˈthresh-ˌhōld noun - the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or BE MANIFESTED.
9-Months of powerful support
Opening virtual retreat
27 Live teaching/coaching sessions
Weekly devotional practice
3 - 1:1 coaching sessions with Whitney
In-person threshold-crossing retreat in Mexico
A VIRTUAL GATHERING
Threshold begins with a two day virtual retreat, dedicated to anchoring into the container, why you're here, and what's ahead.
" THRESHOLD was PROFOUND and
Because of it I will never be the same, and am also more myself than ever before. I received archetypal initiation, the deep feminine connection and community that I’ve longed for, true nourishment, an abundance of life-giving reflection and support, and now, I am fully rooted and expanded in my fullness and this new phase of my life. Whitney and the spaces that she creates are life-changing beyond words.
I had been working to heal the wounds around my mother for decades.
It wasn't until I went even deeper, back to the original split - from the Great Mother - that I could really heal.
It wasn't until I found the Mother in me that I could start to love my own mother rather than always feeling wounded by her.
It wasn't until I went through this initiation from Maiden to Mother that I could start to step into who I was without feeling like I was under the weight of her unrealized dreams, the ways patriarchy stripped her of these rites of passage, the way this culture failed her.
It has failed all of us. But we can be an active participant in the forging of the future when we consciously cross the threshold and move from Maiden to Mother. When we acknowledge the wounds and fill in the places of lack with the deep river of love that the Great Mother provides.
I want every woman to know that love.
I want every woman to know her power.
I want every woman to make the journey to grow up and into her full bloom.
Let's journey together.
It's time to follow the call
of your one deep heart.
Too many of us have been holding the unrealized dreams of our Mother. I know I was.
In a patriarchal culture, we're all holding the wounds of the separation. What I call the original splits from our feminine essence.
We see it in our mothers and the grief is almost unbearable. And then it keeps us from our own journey. From reclaiming ourselves not just for our own benefit, but for our mother's who birthed us, and all the women before, and all the women yet to come.
TO BECOME THE MOTHER IN YOU, YOU MUST CROSS THE THRESHOLD.
You need a village.
One of the biggest, deepest challenges I see for many powerful creators is getting the amount of external support and mirroring that they need to start to really expand and share themselves in shameless, big ways. If we weren't fully seen, celebrated, and encouraged in our gifts as little ones, that need is still waiting to be met.
But what if you have a space of deep, supportive mirroring? A small, intimate group of women on familiar paths that could see, celebrate, and encourage you? Self-sufficiency will only get you so far, when feeling alone, isolated, unseen, and unheard is part of your deep wounding.
What if you could be in a space that held you in your highest potential, that saw you in your truth and wouldn't let you wiggle away from it?
Our truest expression isn't meant
to happen in a vaccum
If you've done a lot of deep self-healing work, chances are the next big part of healing for you is receiving and sharing your soul medicine and expression with others.
That is a huge component of this group: intimacy, connection, community, celebration, mirroring, practice in our bigness, being immersed in a culture of shameless self-expression.
This is a big and intimate journey loaded with deep layers of support, potent teachings, sacred rituals, rites of passage, and big celebration.
This is not a journey for those that don't feel called to go deep in an advanced space. Please enroll only if you are ready and willing to make the commitment to this transformational work.
If you are interested in joining, you must fill out an application.
Once I've reviewed your application, and it feels like a right fit, we'll connect on a call to ensure this journey is right for you right now.
RETREAT IN MEXICO
A 5-day all-inclusive in-person retreat in San Fransisco, Nayarit, Mexico.
In person rite of passage from maiden to mother at the edge of paradise.
APR 1 - DEC 19 2023
Official dates coming soon
FULL PROGRAM DATES
"I've never felt so loved on, so seen, and so supported ..."
This Threshold experience was profound, life changing, and life affirming. I've never felt so loved on, so seen and so supported as I stepped out of my comfort zone to reclaim my truest, most essential self. This experience meant total, loving connection with other women as we all dived into some pretty deep waters. I'm so grateful I said yes to this journey. That small decision to take a leap into work that I was frankly scared of, led me to understand that there is an ancient divine feminine presence we can all tap into and access. I know I will continue to devote myself to this feminine power, her tenderness and her wisdom, for the rest of my life.