The Divine Feminine is about including and valuing the feminine as an equally fundamental dynamic of the creative life force and the Divine. This force, or She, is rising again in our culture, after having been subdued and ostracised by more than 5,000 years of patriarchy. Women are hearing Her whispers internally within themselves, and externally in the world, as more and more of us are turning to Her for support and guidance.
Women can compete with men in so many arenas today but we are finding that living our lives in such a masculine way doesn’t totally fulfil us or replenish our feminine bodies and souls.
So what can we do to balance our hectic, right-brain, masculinised, achieving lives? Here’s FIVE tips to get you started:
1) Talk to Her every day – light a candle each morning and ask for Her guidance that day.
2) Treat your body as Hers – we are each incarnations of Her, so be as respectful of your body as you would of Hers. Bathe yourself in beautiful oils, cream your skin gently, whisper soothing, loving compliments to your body parts as you do your daily bathing rituals.
3) Participate in Her creative gifts regularly – dancing, painting, drawing, sewing, singing, writing, to name a few– enjoy whatever your particular creative pursuit is. You don’t have to be good at it – just enjoy it and feel Her life force running though you when you spend time doing it.
4) Track your Hormonal Cycle – the very essence of being a woman is reflected in our hormonal/menstrual cycle and affects our sensuality and our sexuality. Knowing every day where you are in your cycle and how the level of hormones affects your mood and your thinking patterns will keep you deeply connected to your feminine essence and nourish and replenish you.
5) Allow Mother Earth to soothe you – spend time in nature and allow Her beautiful earth, water and air to feed your soul. Walk on a beach, in a forest, swim in the ocean or a lake, sit under a tree in a park, go barefoot on the grass (remember Julia Roberts getting Richard Gere to do that in ‘Pretty Woman’?) to ground and centre yourself.
It is vital for us as women to understand how and where the Divine Feminine exists and comes into our life – so use these tips to nurture Her and invite Her in!