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the divine feminine

Inner Power

 Your feminine side gets expressed when you move with the flow of life, embrace your creative energy, dance, play, and attune to your internal process.

Traits that are most often associated with the feminine are things like connection, empathy, nurturing, and emoting. She is pure energy and flows and changes like the water of a river. She has a diffused awareness, thinking many things at once and she finds details and intricacies that escapes the masculine. She is born to receive.  She is most identified with her feelings and craves love deeply to feel fulfilled.

Drive, focus, assertiveness, and confidence tend to be seen as more masculine traits

Your feminine side gets expressed when you move with the flow of life, embrace your creative energy, dance, play, and attune to your internal process.

illustrations by Lana Elanor

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Embrace your divine feminine power

Feminine energy is free-flowing and not bound by rules; it is not restrictive and does not abide by social norms. Intuitive feeling and creativity are commonplace, along with being collaborative and expressive. 

Tanya Kart

 Live to please yourself, and honour that promise. 

Do not be afraid to speak your mind. As a woman, you have a voice. You have valid opinions and ideas, and they deserve to be heard. Do not let naysayers, haters, or trolls deter you from speaking your mind. 

Express yourself through creative means. Don’t overthink it, just follow what you are naturally feeling in the moment. This can take the form of writing, painting, music, a DIY project, computer programming, cooking, baking, tinkering, etc. Whichever outlet you choose to express your creativity is valid towards embracing your feminine energy.

Reclaim your own beauty. By reclaiming the word “beautiful” and making it your own, you are subverting common ideas of standard feminine beauty. Be the change you want to see.

Maintaining well-being will help you put an emphasis on your physical and mental health.

Connect with nature or natural elements: water (soaking in a hot bath), fire (lighting scented candles or gazing at a fire pit), wind (taking a walk outside), and earth (gardening or surrounding your environment with interior plants).

Find routines that help you feel grounded, and take the time to reflect. This can take the form of meditating, journaling, a skincare routine, etc. You decide what works best for you. 

 Live to please yourself, and honour that promise. 

Trust the process
Connect with your heart
Focus on the present
Let your creativity flow

Male and female energies are not opposites but existing complementary energies within each being that can be represented by various symbols and figures. There is no physical gender, these energies exist in balance.

Yin and Yang are a balance between negative and positive, passive and active, feminine and masculine. The two energies depend on one another—note how the symbol doesn’t cut harshly in a straight line down the middle. The black and white shapes swirl into and out of each other in harmony, changing, flowing, and making room for every possible version of balance.

Like the sun and the moon are interconnected and essential both are to the functions and movement of this planet.

The divine feminine is closely connected to “receiving”

or “hidden” while the masculine is “doing” or “visible.

Feminine energy is connected with fertility, but again, doesn’t need to be reduced to human reproduction. Growth, whether it’s spiritual, physical, or emotional, celebrates feminine energy in that we give life to something that was not there before. 

The divine feminine is closely connected to “receiving”

or “hidden” while the masculine is “doing” or “visible.

Start by researching the sacred feminine within your own cultural, spiritual, and ancestral traditions—she’s most likely there. If you find a goddess or figure that resonates who lies outside of your traditions, remember to seek your truth with respect and authenticity, rather than with a mission to co-opt beliefs as part of a fleeting trend. Many feminine deities and those who embody them have been vilified as witches by old orders and customs.

 The feminine embodies many things, a woman, a moon, a chalice,  a lush garden. flowers, scent, the senses. Barefoot feeling the fertile soil beneath your feet. 

Reads:

  • Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality by Carol P. Christ

  • The Divine Feminine: Exploring the Feminine Face of God Throughout the World edited by Andrew Harvey and Anne Baring 

  • Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens: The Divine Feminine in the African Religious Traditions by Lilith Dorsey

  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk

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