by Mary Lane
Divine Nourishment is a book designed to acquaint you with the rhythm and
flow of the Earth’s wisdom through our relationship with nourishment.
We witness the self similarity of our own human journey with nature as life
flows through the seasons of birth, life, death and rebirth. We open to the
wisdom and feminine energy within ourselves that is desperately needed to support balance and harmony in our world.
For generations, the lack of understanding and acceptance of feminine wisdom has created self-rejection for women in societies across the world. The deep, collective wounding of the Divine Feminine has buried this wisdom in the shadowy depths of our souls. Reconnecting with nature is a valuable step toward healing.
In this book you can embrace the essential, energetic qualities reflected in nature and in your own physical, emotional and spiritual health. You will see how the seasons flow throughout the yearly cycle supporting life, death and transformation with no beginning and no end.
You’ll receive practical information to apply in your daily life that is nourishing and appropriate for alignment with the journey; healthy, organic seasonal foods, humanely raised and naturally grown, along with recipes, potions, tonics, practices and cleanses.
We will use the ancient Taoist 5 Element System to articulate the language of nature. The Taoists are one of many ancient cultures who embodied their oneness with nature and created a way of life to support it.
Your feminine aspect will experience the essence of each season through stories that embody it. The masculine should apply these principles in a practical way through daily activity. This dance of cooperation creates the harmony within each of us, the balance the world is crying for.
Healing and reclaiming the Divine Feminine is an exciting, distinctive journey. I offer my discoveries to heal and learn together, with deep gratitude for the universal support we accept and will continue to receive.
Mary Lane: Through Mary’s 30 year career as a professional chef she awakened and deepened her understanding of the connection between food and nourishment, the wisdom of nature, sexuality, and the Divine Feminine. She discovered the desire to reclaim these aspects of ourselves lies beneath the surface of our collective movement toward sustainability and balance. She draws upon the wisdom of her own journey and weaves it with her expertise in the ancient Taoist 5 Element System of Nutrition, Plant Spirit Medicine, sacred sexuality, wildcrafting, and professional training as a chef. She is dedicated to supporting women to transform the self rejection buried in the shadowy depths of their unconscious to self care, honor and love.
She is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Nam Singh’s Academy of 5 Element Nutrition and Cooking with Chinese Herbs, Eliot Cowan’s Plant Spirit Medicine Training, and Clayton College of Nutrition. She apprenticed Marie Mellinger in wildcrafting wild foods in the Blue Ridge Mountains, studied with several teachers in herbalism, and has a strong background in Sacred Sexuality.
She has owned her own restaurant, flown the world as a high end private chef, catered numerous health and spiritual retreats, and was formerly chef and recipe developer for the highly acclaimed web site, worldshealthiestfoods.com.
She offers classes, workshops and private consultations on eating, cooking and living seasonally to align with the rhythm and flow of our environment, and provides intimate nourishing seasonal nature retreats for women in her mountain home near Asheville, North Carolina.