Motherflower: Be Loved in 2023

Motherflower is a ceremonial performance that combines art, music and poetry, invoking our connection to the feminine divine. The refrain of the piece is “Be Loved”, the healing command of the Mother.

Motherflower ceremony in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, January 2023

Visually the piece consists of twelve paintings, each depicting an aspect of the feminine divine as it appears in my own dreams. At the center is a flower, sewn in rainbow colors, that embraces the participant in a cocoon-like, fragrant womb, while spoken word and sound collage with singing bowls create an environment rich in vibrational warmth.

A bilingual poster for the ceremonial performance at Piramide Mandango Vilcabamba

The piece began as a feminist rant, outlining the fundamental psychological factors contributing to misogyny, a personal and cultural complex which exercises a profound effect worldwide. Intuiting powerful emotional values associated with each of these factors, I searched through my dreams for images with corresponding universal affects, images of what Carl Jung would call archetypes. There in my dreams I found goddesses in surprising configurations, identified both explicitly and implicitly through astonishing symbols. I also discovered that the dream archetypes do not always correspond to the meanings of the Gods and Goddesses that I was taught in school. Taken together with accompanying images which emphasize their significance, these dream formations indicate the evolution of divine feminine symbols within a changing culture in which existing complexes and biases about gender are in a process of reevaluation.

Motherflower recording session in Prague, Czechia feat. Shalom Neuman

As of this writing, I have performed Motherflower three times in different countries, but not yet in the US. The piece is flexible and is still evolving, and this improvisational adaptability is part of what makes it such a powerful experience for the participants, because it can be done in a variety of forms to suit the circumstances.

Motherflower premiere performance at La Finca Sagrada, Vilcabamba Ecuador

In 2023 Motherflower performances took place in southern Ecuador and Prague, evolving unique forms as experiential, interactive ceremonies. The paintings and poems will soon appear in print under the title Goddess Arise! in World War 3 Illustrated #53: My Body, Our Rights. This publication will be in bookstores in June 2023.

An excerpt from Goddess Arise! in World War 3 Illustrated #53: My Body, Our Rights.

Motherflower Around the World: Ecuador, Paris, Prague!

Announcing the Motherflower Rebirthing Project

Rebecca Migdal, December 20, 2022

Motherflower is a ceremonial performance that combines art, music and poetry, invoking and healing our connection to the feminine divine. At the center is a rebirthing flower that embraces the participant in a cocoon-like, fragrant womb while art, poetry, music and song create an environment rich in visual and vibrational warmth. The Motherflower journey will be sustained by offerings, symbolic and physical exchanges of materials and energy at global sites where the Mother Goddess has been honored, connecting sacred goddess places around the world in a web of wholeness.

A Global Offering of Archetypal Interconnectedness

I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation in Jungian Studies. As part of my research, I plan to visit sites that carry strong connections to the feminine divine. My intention is to make offerings and hold space for listening, allowing the place to teach me. I hope to learn from Nature and the Earth through creative listening and response. While my approach arises directly from my dream work, depth psychology and art making practice, it is informed by what I know of First Nations traditional spiritual teachings, as well as ancient cultures, religion and myths from my own lineage. I believe connecting to sacred places is a powerful way to become more aligned to the great dance.

The plan is to conduct healing goddess ceremonies and make small offerings of minerals, shell and organic materials, and also elements like water and soil. The purpose is to heal and be healed by a deeper connection to the feminine divine. The method is to attend to the ways the earth speaks to us, in the language of dreams and imagination, and through the human-modified ritual landscape, where architecture holds space for the sacred power of Nature.

Encountering Wholeness

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.

-Rumi (trans. C. Barks, J. Moyne)

An encounter with the Goddess, with Nature, requires that we acknowledge both darkness and light as divine and necessary.

I have learned that in Nature one is surrounded by signifiers and synchronicities that reveal the hidden pattern in which we are all enmeshed. To resonate in harmony with this pattern, we open our schedule to what emerges.

Come for the Art, Stay for the Healing

So far our itinerary looks like this:
(We will be adding information and performance dates and times in the coming days.)

Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Ceremonial Offering and Motherflower Performance,
Date and Time TBA

January 4, 2023, 4-5 pmLa Finca Sagrada, Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Ceremonial Offering and Motherflower Performance,
Spirit House

January 8, Cuenca, Ecuador

Ceremonial Offering January 8, 2023, Time TBA,
Baños de Agua Santa

January 11, 2023 4-9 pm Paris, France:

Ceremonial Offering, Date and Time TBA,
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris,
6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

Motherflower Performance,
Galerie Joseph Paris, 116 rue Turenne, 75003 Paris, France

January 14 Prague, Czechia:

Ceremonial Offering, Time TBA,
House of the Black Madonna,
Ovocný trh 19, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Motherflower Performance: TBA

If you wish to attend and participate in one of these events, you are gladly welcome to email me at You can also check back on this page for updates.

If you have a place in mind where we could make an offering or do a performance during our itinerary, please let us know!

Intimate Partner Violence Escape Room

My book is now available for purchase at Book & Puppet!

Intimate Partner Violence Escape Room:
From abuse to freedom, survivors tell their stories

Through the stories of six women, learn how relationship abuse can happen to anyone, how to escape, and what communities can do to help. Illustrated by the author.

Relationship abuse can happen to anyone.
Through the stories of six survivors, learn more about intimate partner violence, the number one cause of injury to women.

• how to know if you are in danger

• how to escape

• what communities can do to help

A graphic guide, illustrated by the author.
​​​​​​​60 pp, BW