CALL TO ACTION: Creating space for the Divine Feminine is more than just trendy words or room decor. It is a promise we make deep within our Spirit to develop a relationship, a communion with the Feminine aspect of God no matter what we believe or practice. How do we do this when there are scant few holy books to guide us, when there isn’t an established protocol of communion laid out for us?
To simply mimic what has been done for the patriarchal aspect of God might be a beginning, but consider this: Do you have the same relationship with your Father as you do your Mother? What are the differences? The expectations? What is your heart’s deepest desire?
These are noteworthy considerations that serve as today’s journal prompt. What do we mean by a relationship with the Divine Feminine? How do we even know where to begin?
I have known for years that this was a calling within me. It began as a question (Why is there no Mother in the sacred trinity? Why aren’t we told about God the Mother? I imagined She had done something terribly wrong and was ostracized somewhere beyond the realm of reach. After all, this was largely the lesson I got from the Bible of what happens to most women: punishment, banishment, turned to salt, leprosy, stoning – it seemed it never ended well for any woman of the Bible, and that mostly they served as a warning on how not to be. That and that God didn’t like women. It breaks my heart to even write that, but it’s true.
That isn’t entirely the Bible’s fault – more the hermeneutics which most Christian sects employ. The Bible is a vast, profound book of mystery and wonder, but it’s largely used as a tool with which to generate fear and judgment, and to gain and maintain power over others. Even those that regularly attend church rarely visit the depths of it, instead letting pastors and ministers decide which verses are important. But I digress.
It took a lifetime of searching and querying, stumbling and gestalt to even begin to know where and how to look. My art is a result of that searching.
Beginning a relationship with Her is something that each of you have already begun, but isn’t it interesting to consider how came you to be here? I have more to add, but if you feel inclined I would love to know what event or things led you to seek Her. This is your opportunity as priestesses and abbesses to confer light in the dark, and wisdom to the thirsty. I believe much can be revealed when we simply gather round and intuitively discourse (as ancient women knew).
I feel these answers could well be a lamp in the dark for many coming upon this post.
“The Cosmic Egg”