Nearly two hundred women gathered in ceremony at the Omega Institute on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to be the first to receive an energetic transmission -a rite- from a lineage of women from the jungles of Peru.
With a half-circle of men drumming and chanting on the perimeters of the room, each woman walked a metaphorical path through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus, where they were met by a female shaman who administered the “13th of the Munay-Ki”–The Rite of the Womb–intended to heal all women of the suffering they carry in their belly.
Having received the seeds of healing, each woman then proceeded down the ceremonial birth canal into new life–greeted and supported in love by men.
Marcela Lobos was the first to receive the 13th Rite in March of 2014—a twelve-year
journey she never could have foreseen in 2002, when she had a dream that began it all.
In this dream, she was pregnant with a dead baby. Having grown up in Chile, a country of dictatorship and terrorism, Marcela was always in fear and in her dream, terror nearly paralyzed her as four midwives in white helped deliver her dead baby while men with guns waged war outside the door. She awakened, startled and shaken, sensing that the dream was significant, but she had no understanding its meaning.
Two years later, while organizing her room, one of her journals fell to the floor and opened directly to the page describing her dream. After a cursory read of it, she set it back on the shelf to focus on her tasks when a brutal knock came at her door. As happens with those with post-traumatic-stress-syndrome, Marcela was instantly transported into her past of war, terror and oppression and she spiraled into an uncontrollable panic.
She’d been studying the Medicine Wheel with Four Winds Society and heard a voice say, “Marcela, apply what you know.” Just then, a female jaguar spirit appeared. “I will teach you the way of the luminous warrior. Focus on your light.”
Everything looked black to Marcela, but as she applied the principles she’d learned,
tangible light filled the room and surrounded her. The banging continued but her terror quickly began to recede. It was then that the four midwives from her dream appeared out of the hearth and said to her: “Now it is time to deliver that dead baby.” In that moment Marcela understood that her “dead baby” was the fear she had carried deep in her belly for almost three decades.
Marcela moved closer to the fire as a lineage of women came forth, laying
hands on her and helping with the release of that fear to the fire. Later, dancing in celebration, these women told her, “Now you have understanding and you have the right platform to give this message to the world. We’ll be near you and we’ll keep teaching you.”
For ten years, this lineage of women strengthened and supported Marcela in her shamanic training and stood by her side as she led journeys to the jungle and to the Andes of Peru and Chile.
But it wasn’t until March of 2014 that Marcela was told it was time to share the rite of the womb.
She had taken a group of women to the female shamans of the Shipibo Nation in the Amazon jungle. During a shamanic journey with them, Marcela was met again by the four midwives who told her: “Marcela, your womb is ready to offer the 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki for women. We’re going to give you a transmission.”
And the women proceeded to transfer great wisdom about life into her body. In the transmission, jungle plants were carefully chosen by the women and then poured in the form of a green juice in every vein of Marcela’s body. The women then took this green juice to her womb turning it into a neon sphere of energy.
“This was a purification of my body and psyche,” Marcela has said. “And in giving me the medicine, they gave me the rite, which came as words, and I was told to give the rite to as many women as possible. That it would heal men. It would heal all of life.”
They said to Marcela:
“The womb is not a place to store fear and pain.
The womb is to create and give birth to life.”
Marcela was told that the very first person she needed to offer the rite to was her mother. And so she visualized her mother in the space and felt their wombs become one. She whispered the rite to her mother and saw the vibrant green of her own womb transferred to hers.
Marcela continued to “receive instructions” on how to bring this to wider audiences and on October 11th she launched the 13th Rite of the Womb with the women at Omega—all of whom are now able to offer the rite.
On October 30, Marcela wrote this letter to the women who have received the rite:
I am so grateful for each one of you who received the Rite of the Womb and I am also so grateful that you want to share it with other women.
After the events at Omega and Joshua Tree, I feel complete with the task of birthing this rite to the world.
Now it belongs to all women who are open to receive it, and also to those
men who find it essential to their healing.
Now it is up to the lineage to keep growing this healing to the four corners
of the world, and in this way, bring healing to our Earth.
And now you are the lineage as much as I am the lineage. We are becoming women who freed themselves from suffering.
Keep nurturing the rite until there is no more fear or pain in your womb.
Much love always,