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Stillness
Glory To The Goddess
Death Of Shame
The Fountain
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Cool Water
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Terms Of Use
Chapt. 1: Sacred Infancy
Chapt. 2: Sacred Childhood
Chapt. 3: Sacred Adolescence
Chapt. 4: Sacred Womanhood
Chapt. 5: Sacred Motherhood
Chapt. 6: Sacred Healing
Chapt. 7: Sacred Maturity
Chapt. 8: Sacred Matronhood
Chapt. 9: Sacred Female

Death of Shame
The death of shame is the birth of life. Shame will keep you from showing yourself to the sun. Shame will keep you indoors. Shame will keep you in long slacks during the hot summer. Shame will keep you off the beach. Shame will keep you from letting me in. Shame will keep you from trying something new. Fear of shame rules your life, so you have no life. The death of shame is the beginning of life.

But here is a secret: NO ONE CAN FORCE YOU TO FEEL SHAME!

Just for an experiment, recall a situation in which you felt intense shame. Do not run from the feeling of shame. Feel it. Does this shame makes the area around the sides of your ribs tingle and burn? Does it feel like your skin is crawling off of you?. What does your shame feel like? Like a big hole in your stomach? Like your skin is burning? Feel it, get acquainted with it. realize that nothing is really happening to you--there is no real danger. Just feel the feeling. Soon you will be saying to yourself, "Oh, is that all? I can handle this. This will not kill me--even if I accidentally allow someone to invoke this feeling in me, I am not afraid of it. It's just a strange, uncomfortable feeling."

It will become amusing to you when you realize that you don't have to feel ashamed. You have a choice, now, now that you know the truth. No one can make you feel ashamed. This is YOUR body, not theirs! These are YOUR feelings, not theirs. And you can choose what you feel by choosing what you think.

When someone attempts to shame you, a strange thing will begin to happen. You will step outside of the situation and see it for what it is. And it will no longer have power over you.

Neither will you have to run or avoid situations which used to shame you. Trying something new will not be a traumatic, shaming experience. Losing a job or a relationship may be painful, but it will not continue to contain the pain and suffering of shame long after the initial shock has struck you.

Realizing that only YOU can make yourself feel shame is one of the keys to the Kingdom.

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