My friend Erica nails it

By Erica Joy Olsen

Fellow Pisces

Very proud of and for her

My latest addition to my compassion toolbox. I have a new found appreciation for the masculine struggle. We live in a world where a concerted effort was made to replace the wild man with the savage man. Becoming civilized and christianized (I’m not talking about Jesus’ teachings. I’m talking about how it was manipulated to subjugate people), being told to blindly follow orders, to turn the other cheek, being told that in order to receive spiritual enlightenment one had to turn away from sensuality…. The women became evil temptresses…. Some men even castrated themselves.
Over the years boys stopped seeing their fathers working a trade with their hands that would be handed down to them. They saw their fathers distantly, exhausted from having to comply and work to make someone else rich.
As necessary as feminism was and still is, men were asked by women to tame themselves, but by other men to blindly follow orders, turning warriors into soldiers, making them capable of committing atrocities… but some fights are still worth fighting, yet it’s hard to tell which ones, and whatever you choose it can feel like damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
We were all separated from our ancestors, deprived of important initiations. Men’s left(Feminine) sides withered. Women’s right(masculine) sides withered. I mean, regardless of gender we weren’t even allowed to hold a pen in our left hands!
Men were ostracized for expressing feelings, necessary for them to make informed compassionate decisions that could actually protect and serve. Women were robbed of their ability to make decisions for themselves and became mere objects.
This isn’t a man vs woman issue to me anymore. This is an US issue. Because we are all imbalanced and need to reclaim what we lost! But i will say that men still have the upper hand in making these long overdue changes, in standing up against the abuse of patriarchy, and they need help from the feminine to do this.
Whatever issues you have with androgeny, gender fluidity, trans, my take is that it’s the necessary evolutionary response to what has become of us.
I could go on but let me finish by saying that I SEE YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!

Woman , May I ?

May I call you….

When life has hurt you so much
And despair strikes

May I stand behind you and support you

When the pain is so bad
That you hoist yourself up in a steel armor
So that nothing can touch you

May I still be close to you

When your heart has grown cold and bleak
Because it has been disappointed so often

May I warm it again

When your heart is too heavy with grief
So it feels like it wants to come out of your chest

May I help you carry your sorrow

When you think that no one listens to you anymore
To the stories of your pain

May I hear them again

When you feel supported by me
And have felt my love

May I then be with you?

Ineke Akkerman

Awakened Woman

An awakened woman is a gift for all willing to
receive her love of endless majesty, as she has
bared all of humanity within her physicality.

An awakened woman will never be forsaken, as
she has found her place within all of creation.

Unconditional love flows through the vessel,
where her soul resides; grounding the energy
from the most high.

She is a free spirit, untamable yet stable; she
inspires others by her humble grace and the
light that shines beyond her face.

An awakened woman’s heart is by divine design, as she will meet you in the depths of eternal
time.

As you embrace her love she sets your soul a
blaze, inviting all to remember the eternal light
resides inside.

An awakened woman knows just where to kiss
his mind, unleashing his masculine divine.

Her sacred sensuality will take you into the
depths of ecstasy; lifting you into a whole new
reality.

When you find an awakened woman you had
better fully be there, as she is not looking for
someone to complete her, she is already there.

I Am

I am the womb
of every hope
I am the fire
of every season
I am the queen
of every hive
I am the tomb
of every life

I am a drop
of morning dew
I am a star
in the evening sky
I am the light
by which you read
I am a word
in this very book

~ from the Song of Amergin
(Note: Amergin was a bard, druid and judge for the Milesians in the Irish Mythological Cycle.)

“How do you find the goddess? By looking where you are. . . . She is everywhere, penetrating every moment of every life with feminine power. There is not a single part of life that she does not touch; there is not a single place on this earth where she cannot be touched.

When did we first learn to forget her? Did we not all, as children, know the pervasive power of divinity? Did we not all once know how to fall between the slats of time into a timeless world where she endured? We can get back that sense of wonder at the radiance of creation. How? By looking. Looking everywhere, looking at each moment. She has never left us; we have never left her. She is here, in this precious moment, as surely as she has ever been.”

~ Patricia Monaghan, The Goddess Companion, February 19th

Art: Andrea Redmond
Cailleach Moon Cottage
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Matriarchal World

“A “matriarchal world” does not mean matrilineal or that one queen shall rule the world. It simply means “a world in which a Mother’s Heart leads all social institutions, corporations, and governments.” All humans-men, women, or transgender-can embody a mother’s heart if they so choose. We are destined for extinction as a human race unless a mother’s heart assumes leadership of the world.”

― Ananda Karunesh

“Gaea – The Divine Mother’
From the Spellcasting Oracle, Hay House 2020
By Barbara Mikklejohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters
Art by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman (SheWhoIs)

Mother Goddess

Mother, goddess, show me the secrets of my heart.
Show me where I have wandered off my path.
Show me how to find my path again.
Fly before me, illuminating my path.
Fly before me showing me the broad road
into my best future. Show me the way!
Prepare the way for my searching feet!
O mother of light, you who dwell in the south
on nine wooded hills, O show me the way!

~ Siberian Shaman Prayer
(from The Goddess Companion by Patricia Monaghan)

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Wolf Woman / My personal totem of nature

“Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mates, and their pack. They are experienced in adapting constantly to changing circumstances; they are fiercely stalwart and very brave. Yet both have been hounded, harassed, and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors. They have been targets of those who would clean up the wilds as well as the wildish environs of the psyche, extincting the instinctual, and leaving no trace behind. The predation of wolves and women by those who misunderstand them in strikingly similar.”

  • Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Wolf Woman (WIP)”
Mixed Media
2021

Who She Is

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”
Mixed Media
2017

She’s Opening her Phoenix code ; Ignited

She’s opening her phoenix code.

That is because she’s ignited a sacred fire inside her that holds the fire of the sun. It’s burning to ashes all that is untrue in her life.

No one else but she herself can now shine the light to who she’s becoming. She’s always looked for mentors and idols to emulate. Not any more.

She’s evolving into a woman who is unique. No one in her world really fits the template for who she is becoming. Her path is singular, specially laid out for her. She’s realising that at this time she has to fall back on herself to mould, forge and craft her new self.

She did have heroines and heroes in her life, but the more she’s maturing, the more she’s acknowledging her own awesomeness. This is new for her, re-creating herself from her own example. Her work with ending the cycle of victimhood and coming into a deep honouring of herself, is birthing this new being. This time round, her imagination is powerfully by her side, showing her who she truly is.

She’s living in times of transition, and she’s excitedly stepping into this unfamiliar journey that is beyond standards, beyond regular & normal. Even beyond ideal. If she needs a teacher or mentor now, she’s choosing the one who will teach her how to tend her own sacred fire.

The key to owning all of herself, is to be her own source.

She’s remembering the art of reincarnating in the same body.

The more she stands in her own singularity, the better she fits into her world.

~Sukhvinder Sircar

Art by Boris Indricov http://www.indricov.com