Some People Claim that there’s a Woman to Blame…

By Kelly Sullivan Walden, co-author of Dreaming Heaven

We tend to minimize—I know I did—the impact of the role our mothers play on our development as humans, as well as our ability to trust life. I read a statistic published in Psychology Today that said (and I paraphrase) that even the best mothers only get it right 60{c449f0db43faa495564be4adf6c54736984e7913eb2c63d352f0a15adc93b417} of the time. Yet, as babies, we are completely dependent on them. Russell Farrell wrote the lyric, “The first cut is the deepest.” And for many of us, that cut happens with the feminine God (Goddesses) in our worlds.

The Place of the Woman is where we become embraced and immersed in the unconditional love of The Mother; redeemed in our relationship with the feminine; and ultimately healed and set free to love with an open heart.

One of the questions people ask me after they’ve seen the Dreaming Heaven movie is, “Why were you crying so much in the Place of the Women?”

My answer often starts out a bit defensive (Gini Gentry would say it’s my attempt to keep my “cool card.”) I say, “I’m normally not that emotional. Sure, I cry when I’m sad or touched by something beautiful…but normally I’m pretty even-keeled. But, there is something about Teotihuacán and the permission given on a journey like this… especially in the Place of the Women.  In this womb-like cavern I felt embraced by profound safety and love, and I was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to release shards of pain I’d been carrying for eons… that no human could handle.”

I felt permission to be the healthy version of “La Llorona”, the weeping woman (depicted in children’s stories as a frightening character that grieves for her dead child.) I wept my heart out for the children I hadn’t yet been able to carry to term in this life…and for all the women, past, present, and future, who have or would ever experience an excruciating loss. Here, in the Place of the Women, in the well that leads to the heart of the great mother—knowing she could handle it—I gratefully released all my sorrow to her.

It was also a privilege to create a “tunnel of love” for the men to enter (as seen in the movie) as a way to embrace them energetically as they entered this place of forgiveness. It melted my heart to look upon their faces as they entered and see these strong men as innocent little boys before the great mother.

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This is an excerpt from Dreaming Heaven  by Gini Gentry, Lee McCormick, Francis Rico and Kelly Sullivan Walden.  It is published by Hay House (Sept, 2013) and will be available at bookstores or online at

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Kelly Sullivan Walden is the co-author of Dreaming Heaven:The Beginning is Near (Hay House),  the powerful JourneyBook, DVD and meditation that enables you to walk in her footsteps along with her fellow guides as they take you on a journey to your authentic self by following the pathways of the great mystery school at Teotihuacan, Mexico, first created by the Toltec masters thousands of year ago. Kelly is  the author of seven books, including the Bestseller, It’s All In Your Dreams, and Dream Oracle Cards. Walden is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder of Dream-Life Coach Training.  Blogger for the Huffington Post, Kelly is also a regular dream expert on FOX news, she hosts the radio show, The D-Spot, and she’s recently been seen on Dr. Oz and the Ricki Lake Show. Currently in production of a Dream TV pilot about her unique work, Kelly, her husband Dana, and dogs Shadow and Lola are dreaming heaven in enchanted Topanga Canyon, CA. To find out more and receive free dream gifts, go to: and

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