This topic of ‘the Divine Feminine’ has been on my mind a lot recently. I remember several years ago; I was getting a psychic reading from someone, and I mentioned during the reading that my pants were tight and they said something like ‘yeah you need to stop wearing the pants.’ I was kind of taken aback, but I knew what they meant. At the same time, my thoughts were ‘well someone has to.’ How do we get through life without ‘taking care of business?’ Having an achievement-oriented mindset, I’m all about what do I need TO DO to get from A to Z.
Society also programs us to be action oriented. It seems the Feminine Energy has all been but squashed. Feminine Energy is about allowing, receiving, and holding space. How many times do we express an issue or problem to someone and immediately they tell us what to do, think or feel instead of holding space for us to allow us to have our experience.
I read something about how allowing others to help us is an example of allowing Feminine Energy. I thought back on how many times people have offered to help me and I’ve immediately just responded with ‘thanks, but I can do it.’ And I remember thinking to myself, the next time someone offers to help me, I’m going to let them. Well shortly thereafter, I got my chance. I was putting several bags of soil in the back of my car, and I could practically feel this guy near me stressing out seeing me do load the bags myself. He offered to help, and I let him.
I had yet another opportunity shortly thereafter when I attempted to change out my front door deadbolt at 7 PM at night. I don’t know why I continue to think I can do something like that, knowing full well that my mechanical skills are on the low end of the spectrum. Nevertheless, I still tried and as you can imagine – it did not work out so well. I tried putting in the new one, couldn’t, so then I tried to put back the old one and couldn’t figure that out either. Trying to hold back a complete panic attack, I called one of my neighbors to see if they could help me. They didn’t answer. One of my other neighbors, who I have never introduced myself to, just happened to be getting home. I quickly introduced myself and asked if he could kindly help me with the door. He was able to put in the new one for me.
Letting others help turned out to not be so hard after all.
I’ve tried to be more conscious of this energy. It has also made me realize how rather than focusing my energy outward so much, it’s almost like you are pulling back. Everyone always says, ‘lean in’, well how about ‘lean back?’
This energy almost feels like this ‘sat’ energy – sitting, leaning back, allowing.
Awhile back I learned a particular visual meditation and it’s one that I practice quite regularly. In the meditation, you are supposed to walk through this field and then go into this white tent for the meditation. However, being the little creative that I am, I always imagine bringing a bag of food for all the little animals that I imagine in the field, so I bring bird seed, peanuts, and apples to feed the birds, squirrels, foxes, deer and even skunks. I just imagine sitting down in the grass and all of these little woodland creatures coming over to me and we sit in a circle, and I hand out food for them. And THEN I make my way over to the white tent to do the meditation. That feels very feminine to me as the holder of space, letting others INTO a space that you create. As these animals all gather around, I am always delighted to create and host a little imaginary meal for them.
When I think of the Divine Feminine Energy, I also think about Full Moon Ceremonies. A few months back, I was invited to attend one for the first time. During one part of the ceremony as the ladies all gathered around the fire, it seemed to stir up a sense of familiarity in me – like I’ve done this before. It’s amazing how fire always has the ability to activate dormant memories. The power of intentional ritual and the gathering together of either women or men is a tradition that holds such power.
Being with all of the women there, sharing our experiences and feeling the encouragement and support to be vulnerable was truly a treasured experience.
As we continue to navigate the evolvement of society from 3D to 5D, I think the Divine Feminine Energy will finally be expressed more fully. As more and more people quit their jobs and find fulfillment in areas that feed their soul, I think we will continue to expand and be comfortable in allowing this Divine Feminine Energy to permeate our lives offering us a sense of peace and sacredness every day.
In love, light and gratitude,