The Gold Tent: Rebirth of the Menopausal Woman
Audio Program with Gemma Summers & Shushann Movsessian
In this two-part series, we offer women an opportunity to discover menopause as a mystical journey of metamorphosis and rebirth. The menopausal journey is rarely spoken of as a sacred, life-renewing and restorative passage, but more often as an embarrassing medical condition that’s best not mentioned.
In a society where women’s ageing is seen as something to be feared, it’s no wonder many women feel confused and frustrated during the menopausal transition. But in fact, menopause is a time when we need to connect with others on the journey and affirm our worth and wisdom, as well as share our discoveries.
In the Gold Tent we leave behind the silence and uncover the amazing truth of this liberating process. We reclaim ourselves as mature women at the height of our powers and speak about the spiritual meaning of menopause and the new life it brings.
The Gold Tent is for women who have passed through the menstruating/mothering phase of life and now need to explore the next stage of their womanhood. Like all significant life passages, menopause involves an initiatory process of death and release, before restoration and rebirth can occur.
In most indigenous societies throughout the world post-menopausal women are traditionally viewed as community leaders with considerable power and status. For these societies with their close ties to nature, the menopausal woman was someone who had full access to her spiritual powers: Her life-giving menstrual blood was now “held within,” giving her access to higher wisdom.
Who is the Gold Tent for?
- Women in the menopausal spectrum from peri-menopause to post-menopause. This usually occurs between the ages of forty-five to fifty-five.
- Women who’ve experienced a sudden or early menopause due to illness, surgery or other factors.
- Women who haven’t had a period for many years and are now on the other side of the Great Transition—that is, the post-menopausal woman.
- Younger women who want to know what’s ahead and be inspired about menopause.
Gemma & Shushann: Your Guides on the Gold Tent Journey
Gemma and Shushann have led women on journeys of change for many years through their Women’s Retreats, City Soul Spas, Meditation Circles, Soul Coaching and Audio Programs. They are both experienced psychotherapists, as well as writers and teachers on women’s psychology and spirituality.
In their own words: “We see menopause as the Mother of All Transitions, the crowning achievement of a woman’s physiological, emotional and spiritual transformation that she undergoes as part of her sacred life cycle.”
Only $22 for our 2-Part Audio Program
Part 1: The Mother of All Transitions: Death of the Fertile Woman (60 mins)
* Living Deeply from the Feminine Soul
* A New Spiritual Awakening
In our first one-hour program, we explore the initial phases of the menopausal transition and the ending of the fertile years. During this time, we are initiated into our own symbolic death through our body’s physical and hormonal changes. Our identity as a physically fertile woman, sexual mate and mother figure are all under review. We are in the limen—the transitional space between worlds—and we don’t know yet what’s on the other side.
In this session, we also discuss the signs and symptoms of menopause and decode their mystical meaning and how to best work with them from a psycho-spiritual point of view. We’ll enjoy gentle moments of meditation to continuously release old fears and beliefs, as we open up to our inner channels and receive the first three gifts of menopause: emotional freedom, feminine soul power, and spiritual awakening.
Part One Highlights:
- Learn about the first 3 Golden Gifts of Menopause.
- Hear the amazing truth about what menopause is really all about.
- Understand what your symptoms are telling you and nature’s surprising wisdom.
- Discover how Sacred Practices can help you ride the wave of menopause.
Part 2: Birth of the New You: Emergence of The Wise Woman (60 mins)
* Shifting from External to Inner Authority
* Cosmic Lovemaking & the Tantra of the Older Woman
The post-menopausal years start one year after your final period (officially 13 months or “moons” after your very last period) and continues for the rest of your life. After shedding your menstrual identity and travelling through a time of transition, you come to a new place. You have moved from the fertility of the body to the fertility of the soul—to the Essence Self. You now see what menopause is really all about: What looked like a death was merely a portal to your rebirth and the emergence of a new you.
Having released what no longer serves you, you can now claim what’s truly important in your life and make it centre stage. There is a new sense of joy and purpose as you become the creative visionary you always knew you were, embracing your own knowing with grace and confidence.
Through this powerful metamorphosis the mature woman emerges, standing in her wisdom and power. She has gained a sense of presence and inner authority and can now hold the virtues of patience, compassion and fortitude, born from her release and surrender, and from a reconciliation with her past. She has faced her mortality and now experiences a fresh desire to follow her passions and speak her truth.
After the death of her procreative self, the menopausal woman is free to follow her true soul-calling and dreams. She is free to let go of the past and embrace life fully. She is now a tantric lover of the Divine, a partner with life. Now, more than ever, her purpose is to fully experience and express her love of life and her ecstatic connection to her own unique path.
Part Two Highlights:
- Learn about the second 3 Golden Gifts of Menopause.
- Hear how Sacred Practice invites the divine to be your cosmic lover.
- Enjoy our “alchemical egg” deep meditation for nourishing your feminine centres.
- Understand how menopause transforms your sexuality and spiritualises it.
Questions We Discuss in our Gold Tent Audio
1. How do I find a renewed life-purpose, born out of my menopausal process?
2. How do I release the Fertile Woman and receive the Dark Feminine as teacher and guide?
3. How do I move from the personal to transpersonal, from the monthly to the cosmic cycle?
4. How do I use the Shakti Energy Surges of menopause to open my intuition and creativity?
5. How do I make daily ecstatic love with the universe in a new divine partnership?
Benefits of the Gold Tent Audio Series for You:
- You’ll learn about the 6 Golden Gifts of Menopause. Without fully understanding these gifts, you may not get the full benefit from them, or even know they exist.
- You’ll receive empowering information about how to work with the symptoms of menopause.
- You’ll learn simple but effective practices to help you connect to life as a Cosmic Lover.
- You will hear a new model of sexuality, one befitting the sacred menopause transition.
The Gold Tent Movement is Here
The Gold Tent is a symbol of women’s physical, emotional and spiritual achievement in reaching their post-fertility years. We welcome you in exploring what this new life chapter means for you now. Step inside the Gold Tent and join the circle.
Gemma: “One day my periods just stopped and the wild ride began. I had all the usual symptoms, along with other mid-life stresses, creating a stormy period in my life. After initially resisting these challenges, I finally surrendered to the journey. To my surprise, a new life—and light—was waiting for me there, once I started working with the process of menopause, and not against it. Menopause can be a profound turning point in your life, an opportunity to slough off everything that no longer works for you and start following your own bliss, your own guidance about how to live.”