the Divine Feminine

Women’s Mysteries: Where Did They Go?

 

         We are in a time of great changes, the world is in transition from old archaic forms, which are breaking down before new forms can arise. 

Taking place right now is the long-awaited rebirth of the sacred feminine, which promises to bring balance back into our world. 
The spiritual beings that work in concert with Earth consciousness are streaming upon us the energy and love of the divine feminine. We here on Earth must open our soul forces to receive that love.

We must receive, move, and integrate this feminine field into our world. The successful rebirth of the divine feminine depends especially on every woman’s ability to begin the process of emergence—emergence into a recognition of spiritual gifts, creative power, passion, and life purpose. As women emerge so, too, the divine feminine emerges.

 

         What can women do to help this process? One step is to focus on educating themselves, for within education lies knowledge that leads to expansion and freedom.

I have created the Medicine Women Lodge, especially for this reason. I have been working in groups and with women for thirty years. Sitting in circle with women is an amazing experience, and as close as possible I have designed the Medicine Women Lodge to be a transformation experience for all women. Those sisters who are just starting their inner-work & artistic practice to more advanced I offer an advanced coursework. 


 

         Birthing is never an easy time. The time just before birth is critical, fraught with pain, fear, and contractions until the head crowns and the child is born with the mother’s last great pushes. Who is willing to help our Earth in her labor pains? Who will greet this feminine force and open to it? The work of men is to anchor their divine masculine principle, which calls the feminine field to blossom.
 

         The second thing a woman must do is to heal her wounds so she can actualize her dreams. A woman’s wounds lie not just within her own story, however; her wounds are embedded within a historical, political, and religious context of gender suppression. In order for women to be educated about women’s power issues, they need to know when they had power and when they lost it. For most of us in the West, this heritage lies in Europe, and so we go back into pre-history to study the Goddess traditions.
 

excerpt from my book, "Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul; an inner work book for Men & Women. ©2000

“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.”
-Clarrissa Pinkola Estes

Accepting Spirit Gifts and Discovering Life Purpose

        
In my Alchemy classes, most women had spiritual gifts: hands that would get hot (healing abilities); psychic abilities—seeing, divining, clairaudiance, clairvoyance and prophetic dreams. These women had extraordinary gifts, and they rarely if ever talked about it—to anyone—let alone used their talents.

        
Until we broached the topic in class of women having spiritual gifts, they really had not given it too much attention.  They did not know they were keeping silent about it. This is how insidiously our cultural negation of female gifts and traditions affects women. They don’t even realize they are being repressed because they have grown up in a cultural model that accepts the silence of women (and their shamanic talents) as normal.

        
Our spiritual gifts define our life purpose. If we do not have a cultural container for women’s wisdom ways, how can we identify female gifts? If our culture denies this information, through writing women out of history, women must self-educate. For anyone, regardless of gender, identifying our spiritual gifts will point us toward what we are to give to the world.

        
We have to access this information. Otherwise we can just drift from job to job, filled with frustration and impotence. If women gain an understanding of their life purpose and go forward toward manifesting destiny, they may encounter that cellular fear that feels like they will be killed for their beliefs or for being seen.

        
Many women are manifesting their life purposes, but a great many women are still floating in personal limbo. Circles provide a safe place in which to start talking about gifts of spirit and the historical punishment of women for their sexual and spiritual gifts.


excerpt from my book, "Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul; an inner work book for Men & Women. ©2000

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