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Full Moon Ritual

The Seven Gates are seven energetic veils that guard and protect a woman’s sexuality and her innate ability to completely surrender to a man. Many of us may have forgotten how sacred our sexuality truly is, dis-connecting at an early age or hardening up due to disappointments or heartbreak in relationship.

This may be the first time that you have come across this material and it may seem a little un-nerving, yet deep within your soul – you may remember a time when all this was perfectly natural and innocently shared.

If at any time you feel any feelings of guilt, shame or fear simply breathe deeply, stop where you are and wait for the sensations to dissolve (which they will). This is all part of the healing, as you slowly and gently drop your awareness back down into your femininity, with the support and love of the Moon, the celestial feminine planetary body.

Prepare your body by having a salt bath with beautiful oils and delicious scents of your choice in the water. Bathe in candlelight, perhaps playing some sensual music to relax as you begin to open to your emotions and sensations within your body. Dry yourself off, and again lavish your body with oils to anoint your exquisite body for the sacred work that you are about to give yourself to.

Ideally you will be feel comfortable to be naked while wrapped up warmly (here in the northern hemisphere (!)) with a blanket as you prepare. Or if you are lucky enough, with a simple light shawl covering you.

Sit quietly in either a cross-legged position or on a chair with a straight spine and bring your attention to your heart. Place your left hand over your heart centre (receiving hand), and the right (giving) hand over your womb. These are a woman’s 2 hearts. Feel a figure 8 of gold light connecting your 2 hearts. Breathe gently.

Opening the Gates


At this point if you feel safe and secure and know that you will not be discovered you can slowly loosen your blanket/shawl to expose your nudity ever so slightly, as you allow the lunar rays to bathe your first gate. If it is too cold, simply use your awareness to penetrate your first gate by guiding the lunar energy there with your intention and breath.

Start by focusing on the entrance to the 1st Gate, the lips of the yoni, (vagina) the lips of love, the opening into the yoni: where you allow energies in, and where you give energies out. The yoni is the opening into the infinite. You may physically touch any of the gates as you deepen, and breathe into them.

First Gate


Breathe into your first gate, gathering the energies of the moon by guiding the lunar light into the entrance of your yoni. Feel these energies as healing, loving, nurturing, feminine and nourishing.

What do you feel here? What colours, sensations, feelings are here? What is her real form and shape?

What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her?

Second Gate


When you feel ready move to the second gate – the gratitude spot (G-Spot). Again, simply breathe, using your awareness as a means of guiding the lunar energy. Start by focusing on the Second Gate: the Gratitude-Spot, the waters of ecstasy and freedom.

Visualize a streaming blue waterfall, wild and free. Breathe deeply flooding this area with a sense of awakened consciousness. Bring your soul into this area, filling your second gate with your loving presence.
What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her?

Third Gate


When ready gently drop into the Thirdd Gate: the clitoris, the blooming rose of pleasure and joy. Visualize a blooming, red, ripe rose. Feel or sense the lunar rays of light dancing upon you.

What is its sound? What do you feel here? What colors, sensations, feelings are here? What is her real form and shape?
What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her?

Continue to breathe in a circle. Imagine your Inhale coming from the radiance of the moon as you draw the energies of the full moon into your first three gates. Exhale as you inwardly travel from your first three gates towards the moon as you complete the cycle. Feel the connection between celestial feminine being, and human feminine being.

Allow yourself to feel supported, cherished, honored, connected and most importantly ‘part of and belonging’ to the sacred feminine that is being birthed right now in our lifetimes. Through our bodies and hearts we can be the vessels for balance and harmony for our species and our place in existence.

Close the Ritual by offering a few words of prayer…

Covering yourself as you bow your head in gratitude… for the gift of remembering.

The Seven Gates are seven energetic veils that guard and protect a woman’s sexuality and her innate ability to completely surrender to a man. Many of us may have forgotten how sacred our sexuality truly is, dis-connecting at an early age or hardening up due to disappointments or heartbreak in relationship.
This may be the first time that you have come across this material and it may seem a little un-nerving, yet deep within your soul – you may remember a time when all this was perfectly natural and innocently shared.
If at any time you feel any feelings of guilt, shame or fear simply breathe deeply, stop where you are and wait for the sensations to dissolve (which they will). This is all part of the healing, as you slowly and gently drop your awareness back down into your femininity, with the support and love of the Moon, the celestial feminine planetary body.
Prepare your body by having a salt bath with beautiful oils and delicious scents of your choice in the water. Bathe in candlelight, perhaps playing some sensual music to relax as you begin to open to your emotions and sensations within your body. Dry yourself off, and again lavish your body with oils to anoint your exquisite body for the sacred work that you are about to give yourself to.
Ideally you will be feel comfortable to be naked while wrapped up warmly (here in the northern hemisphere (!)) with a blanket as you prepare. Or if you are lucky enough, with a simple light shawl covering you.
Sit quietly in either a cross-legged position or on a chair with a straight spine and bring your attention to your heart. Place your left hand over your heart centre (receiving hand), and the right (giving) hand over your womb. These are a woman’s 2 hearts. Feel a figure 8 of gold light connecting your 2 hearts. Breathe gently.
OPENING THE GATES
At this point if you feel safe and secure and KNOW that you will not be discovered you can slowly loosen your blanket/shawl to expose your nudity ever so slightly, as you allow the lunar rays to bathe your first gate. If it is too cold, simply use your awareness to penetrate your first gate by guiding the lunar energy there with your intention and breath.
Start by focusing on the entrance to the 1st Gate, the lips of the yoni, (vagina) the lips of love, the opening into the yoni: where you allow energies in, and where you give energies out. The yoni is the opening into the infinite. You may physically touch any of the gates as you deepen, and breathe into them. 1st Gate Breathe into your first gate, gathering the energies of the moon by guiding the lunar light into the entrance of your yoni. Feel these energies as healing, loving, nurturing, feminine and nourishing.
What do you feel here? What colours, sensations, feelings are here? What is her real form and shape?
What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her?
2nd Gate When you feel ready move to the second gate – the gratitude spot (G-Spot). Again, simply breathe, using your awareness as a means of guiding the lunar energy. Start by focusing on the 2nd Gate: the Gratitude-Spot, the waters of ecstasy and freedom.
Visualize a streaming blue waterfall, wild and free. Breathe deeply flooding this area with a sense of awakened consciousness. Bring your soul into this area, filling your second gate with your loving presence. What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her? 3rd Gate When ready gently drop into the 3rd Gate: the clitoris, the blooming rose of pleasure and joy. Visualize a blooming, red, ripe rose. Feel or sense the lunar rays of light dancing upon you.
What is its sound? What do you feel here? What colors, sensations, feelings are here? What is her real form and shape? What does she want to say to you? What specifically does she want from you to open and connect to the other gates? How does she want you to recognize and honor her?
Continue to breathe in a circle. Imagine your Inhale coming from the radiance of the moon as you draw the energies of the full moon into your first three gates. Exhale as you inwardly travel from your first three gates towards the moon as you complete the cycle. Feel the connection between celestial feminine being, and human feminine being.
Allow yourself to feel supported, cherished, honored, connected and most importantly ‘part of and belonging’ to the sacred feminine that is being birthed right now in our lifetimes. Through our bodies and hearts we can be the vessels for balance and harmony for our species and our place in existence.
Close the Ritual by offering a few words of prayer…
Covering yourself as you bow your head in gratitude… for the gift of remembering.


Anaiya Sophia

About the Author

Anaiya Sophia is an independent mystic of an almost forgotten faith and a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. She carries an Oral Transmission from the Sacred Feminine Mysteries which she weaves into all her gatherings. This mystical tradition is a continuous lineage with the Feminine Principle that throughout the centuries has preserved its spiritual dignity, without need for permission or recognition from any other source. Anaiya breathes the Wisdom of the Feminine Principle into the transformational processes we long for.

She recognizes the need for Initiation, and uses the vast intelligence of her years to orchestrate those Rites of Passage. Her methods carry the hallmarks of a mystic, so unmistakable in today's sugarcoated world of partial truth and placating love. Her ferocious allegiance to direct experience and radical revelation imparts a wisdom that enflames you.

Anaiya is no spiritual lightweight. She has spent the first half of her life soaking up the Christ teachings of the Sacred Heart and Mary Mysteries of the Holy Body. She now turns her attention to Gnosis - the absolute 'in your face' obliterating truth of Direct Connection!

Her realm of transformation lies within the internal conflicts and influences within us that resist the staggering awakening that lies before us. She beckons us towards the Initiatory Rites and powerful processes that ignite the Permission and Power to Speak Up, revealing our divine remembrance in ways that can, and must be lived. She addresses head on the many challenges that stand in our way and the inner alchemy to overcome them.

Her books include:

  • Open your Heart with Kundalini Yoga (Harper Collins, 2002)
  • Pilgrimage of Love (Lulu, 2011)
  • Womb Wisdom (Inner Traditions, 2011)
  • Sacred Sexual Union (Inner Traditions, 2013)
  • The Rose Knight (Lulu, 2014)
  • Sacred Relationships: The Practice of Intimate Erotic Love (Inner Traditions, 2017)

Anaiya lives in the Occitan region of Southern France with her beloved husband Pete Wilson. They operate a Bed & Breakfast where individuals and small groups can come and stay. All their guests leave forever changed.

Anaiya is able to conduct Baptism, Marriage, Divorce and Death Rite Ceremonies.

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