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Regena Thomashauer on The Power of Pleasure

Return to the Divine Feminine with Regena Thomashauer

Meet Regena Thomashauer

Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. “Mama Gena”) is a teacher and best-selling author, mother, and media personality, and founder and CEO of the School of Womanly Arts, which began in her living room in 1998 and has since grown into a global movement. She believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet and that as people of all genders reclaim the magnificence of the feminine, the patriarchy will fall, liberating us all.


Thomashauer’s approach stems from decades of research in the social, cultural, and economic history of women. Her distinctive style — at once irreverent, unwavering, affirming, and swear-y — has engaged thousands from all over the world.


In addition to leading the School of Womanly Arts, Thomashauer has authored four popular books, including her newest New York Times Bestseller, Pussy: A Reclamation, and has been featured widely as a leading expert in modern feminism. She lives and works in New York City.


The Disappearance of the Divine Feminine

Ok, my dear friend, I’ve gone a bit out of my comfort zone on this one, but it’s because my life has transformed in part because of what we discuss in this interview. I, like many women, suffered silently in the self-contained cage of self-loathing, lack of worthiness, and people-pleasing. I found myself exhausted, depressed, and with a major thyroid health condition (no surprise that it’s related to not speaking my voice). Regena, a.k.a “Mama Gena,” had the bold, badass courage to step outside of her introverted self years ago, after suffering massive abuse from her brother, to share with the world what’s been missing over the past 5,000 years; the power of the feminine.


I had read Mama Gena’s book, Pussy: A Reclamation, and it took my breath away. I had never considered the grave damage that has been baked into our society and culture. The shame, not feeling good enough, and stuffing down my voice and feelings for years on end was, in part, an after-effect of the disappearance of the Divine Feminine many years before. Mama Gena goes into exquisite detail in her book and at the School of Womanly Arts (which I gratefully attended a year ago in NYC) about how to reclaim our connection to joy, sensuality, and pleasure.


So yes, beware, dear one, there is swearing and lots of use of the word ‘pussy’ in this interview. Regena talks very openly about why she chose this word and why it might just help you to reconnect with your own divine power and birthright. This quite possibly was one of my favorite interviews, and I hope that it illuminates the Goddess Being that you are (and for men, or whatever gender(s) you connect to) the Divine Feminine that is looking to emerge in your life. We as human beings were meant to express both the feminine and masculine. This interview is a call to action to reclaim your radiance and feminine glory. The feminine is all about giving yourself time to be present, still, receive, connect, collaborate and tap into your inner guidance.


Reconnecting to the Divine Feminine Within

Regena Thomashauer reminds us how detrimental it is to our wellbeing to connect to the Divine Feminine within us. Mama Gena says this is the gateway to good health and happiness. This remembrance that we have this divinity within us that should be honored. Here are some powerful takeaways about expanding the Divine Feminine within:


    1. We’re in a crisis of confidence, self-depreciation, and self-doubt. The way out of this is to connect to your power source, your pleasure, joy, and heart’s desires. When women do this, we step into our power from a place of confidence, abundance mindset and move away from scarcity and fear.
    2. There has been an overtly patriarchal focus in our society and culture for the past 5,000 years. What’s being called for now is a reclaiming of the deeply healing, nourishing, and light-giving feminine power. A woman who owns her pleasure, or as Mama Gena says, her pussy, owns her life.
    3. When we disconnect from our desires, we disconnect from living our truth. This can affect your health and overall wellbeing as this disconnect leads to eating disorders, depression, and disease. Pleasure becomes the elixir to heal and support a women’s connection to her highest self. This can be tricky as women tend to take care of others but not themselves. You have to build pleasure into your day!
    4. Mama Gena shares how she builds pleasure into her day and makes it a top priority. In working with thousands of women, she has seen how tapping into our range of emotions and honoring pleasure can change your life for the best.
    5. It’s time for the feminine genius to re-emerge, which is all about collaboration, joy, pleasure, and connection.
    6. She explained that women are like the 88 keys on a piano but have been taught to play just one key. We have a range of emotions meant to be felt and expressed all the way through. Mama Gena’s books and works can teach and help you to learn how to do this.


Final Thoughts

Regena Thomashauer, aka Mama Gena, reminds us that feminine power is a trait we are meant to own. Giving away this power is what leads to illness, depression, and overall unhappiness. That reconnecting to the Divine Feminine or the power of the pussy is to remember what it is to stand in the glory of our womanhood and be accepting of all the beauty that exists in who we inherently are.


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