Now is a time of great influx of light as the Divine Feminine becomes more awakened in all of us. The ancients looked to this time in great anticipation. So, why aren’t we cheering and dancing in the streets? The simplest answer is, because we have work to do.
For thousands of years the patriarchal force has been dominating all of mankind- men as well as women. It’s this out-of-balance negative patriarchal force that has shaped much of our world’s systems, that is, up until now. The Divine Feminine is the emerging balancing or equalizing force.
During the few weeks before Winter Solstice, when our physical world gets darker and colder, areas which may be out of harmony, get triggered or stimulated so we may heal or resolve them and find our way back to balance, to the light. This same energy may mark the greater part of 2012 as we ‘lighten’ our load. It’s all about the light.
As the Divine Feminine, makes her presence known in your life by illuminating your inner landscape, you may cry in the face of injustices, bristle with imbalance, and shiver in the wake of violence-word or deed. For those of you on the spiritual path, you may find some of your belief systems challenged, your fears and tempers flaring. Memories of unjust behaviors may trigger sadness, anger or anxiety. Take heart, these emotions/programs from misaligned belief systems are surfacing to be healed.
You may find the greatest relief from slowing down, watching your thoughts and monitoring your own reactions to people and situations. If you look upon it all from the compassionate-witness point of view you should find the emotional discomforts minimized. Learn from your past and the past experiences of others. Forgiveness is the key. Forgive it all. Forgiveness is not about condoning harmful behavior, it is acceptance that the past happened. Release your attachment to the past happening any other way than the way than it did happen. Learn from the experience. Forgive yourself and let it go. This is the way to freedom and a more open heart.
If you find yourself stuck in negative thinking, change your breathing, get out in nature, change your mind, shift your focus. Focus on the beautiful things in your life, all those things for which you are grateful.
What is the Divine Feminine?
In a polar universe the feminine is not the opposite of the male but the counter point. She is the wise place from which all things are created. She is the holder of possibilities, the well of dreams, the nourisher and healer of our hearts. She sets the rhythm for life and creation-when it is time to sow, time to rest, and time to harvest. Highly intuitive, she gives and receives in a manner benefiting the whole. She is active and powerful as well as passive and accepting. She neither attacks, nor retreats but stands steady, strong. She embodies these aspects and more.
What is the Divine Masculine?
The Divine Male is the intellectual, initiating, action-oriented force in our duality bound world. He is protective, methodical, connected with nature. He is nurturing, sensual, and creative. He feels deeply, seeks wisdom, and strives to assimilate the divine in everyday life. Of course these are only a few of his numerous gifts.
Working together in both male and female bodies, the Masculine and Feminine flow, live, and create intuitively and harmoniously, in a way which benefits the greater whole and the individual at the same time.
Looking to the Archetypes for Guidance:
Feminine=Goddess, Queen, Priestess, Warrioress, Lover, Wise Woman
Masculine=God, King, Priest, Warrior, Lover, Sage