By Pamela Wells
We have forgotten and been denied the sacred power of the divine feminine. Without her, we impoverish our lives of the sacred meaning and divine purpose of being alive, we lose our ability to heal, nourish and transform ourselves and our world, and we deny ourselves the wisdom and the sacred power that belongs to the creative cycles of life which contain the sacred mystery of divine love.
The feminine IS the core of creation that is LOVE. She and the Great Mother are one and the same. Every woman instinctively knows that she is at the center of this great mystery of bringing life into the world – the sacred transformation of light into matter. Every woman intuitively knows that nothing can be born without the feminine Creatrix.
Humanity plays a central role in creation, what we deny our selves, we deny all life on earth. Culture’s patriarchal focus of a disembodied transcendent God has divided spirit and matter (mother) and left us without the beneficial wholeness of the two united in oneness. When we look at the world today, we see a world exploited, polluted and raped by greed and power. Without the return of the sacred feminine principles of life, the world will not heal.
Most of the historical sacred feminine wisdom is lost because the days of the priestesses and temple ceremonies were orally transferred and not written down. Even so, we can still begin the work of bringing the wisdom of the divine feminine back by reconnecting with her at her creative core. We begin by asking our Great Mother Goddess for forgiveness and help, listening and being receptive to her wisdom and finally committing ourselves to becoming fully awake by responding to the present need in the world in a new way that combines the wisdom of feminine oneness with the light of masculine consciousness.
Reawakening to the divine feminine means:
• Learning to see “behind our eyes” by fearlessly exploring our interiors.
• Staying in present time for our own needs as well as the moment’s.
• Integrating and combining the parts together to form a whole.
• Seeing connections and how they relate to one another.
• Returning to being in touch with own bodies, imagery and truth.
• Going deeply into the cycles and mystery of creation in order to become empowered and reborn in a new way.
It is time for women to realize that we all pay the price for unconsciously colluding with the masculine culture and betraying our own authentic nature by not acknowledging our own selfish desires and acts of martyrdom out of fear and jealousy. We must stop projecting our pain and anger onto men and in so doing become agents of anger rather than going deeper into the mystery of the pain and suffering that is part of the great feminine initiation into the cycles of creation. In going deeper, we honor the pain and suffering that Great Mother Goddess embodies and find the wisdom and ability to forgive what is hidden in the darkness to be reborn in a new way, uncontaminated by the egoiccentric masculine power complex. We can then move forward focused on the present moment where anything is possible and no separation exists if we listen to and respond courageously to our intuitive wisdom.
By traveling into our own mysterious depths, we return to our innate wisdom and learn to take responsibility for the source of our own suffering. We can ask Great Mother Goddess for help us in seeing the one light within that is shared by all of humanity – a reflection of divine life in everything within and around us. Merged in the memory of feminine consciousness, we realize we are no longer separate from the masculine and we are then able to combine our own interior masculine principles with a new understanding of the wholeness of life that will help us heal our selves and the world.
It is time for the feminine to return home and reclaim the sacred life in which we all are a part. She needs to be known again for she is part of the real miracle of being alive that belongs to blood and breath and not as an icon or a distant myth. All we have to do is open ourselves enough to see the invisible world within that unites both inner and outer worlds. She will help us reclaim our sacred power and wisdom, reconnect us to the whole of life and return us to our authentic selves. If we are true to her, she will birth us back into a world where wonder, joy and the magic of creation remains.
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