The Divine Feminine – What Is It?
The Divine Feminine, though becoming more familiar to many, is very elusive in our society. She is hidden away, probably afraid to make her full debut. Why? Because she hasn’t had a safe place for expression.
The Divine Feminine Resides Inside You.
But she has not had a safe place to fully express herself in this more masculine and driven world. The fact that she has been hidden away, not fully expressed and even repressed is why so many don’t know what the Divine Feminine means. But she has healing powers for you. The divine feminine mysteries have been hidden for way too long. I’d like to begin the process of revealing them to you in this article.
The Divine Feminine – What Does it Mean?
- The Divine Feminine is sacred, sensual and often beyond the realm of day to day living.
- It’s something that can’t be seen but rather experienced and felt.
- It is a healing force beyond the physical world.
- It’s also the positive expression of the feminine side of us that exists in both men and women.
- The divine feminine principle is within us all.
What is the divine feminine principle? It’s difficult to know what the Divine Feminine means because very few people have experienced it. We’ve lost our connection to the Divine Feminine. We’ve forgotten what it means to live by Divine Feminine principles and natural law which is in tune with the rhythms of Mother Earth.
Living in a fast-paced world has disconnected us from the concepts of receptivity and presence, life as sacred, loving-kindness, self-nurturing and allowing things to just “be.” All of which connect you to your divine feminine.
We have precious little time to invite the Divine Feminine into our lives. In fact, you will not experience the Divine Feminine until you return to the place we first met her: THE FEMALE BODY.
Yes! Your female body supports the presence of the Divine Feminine. When you honor, love and respect your body you’ll witness a return of the Divine Feminine within you.
What the Divine Feminine IS and IS NOT regarding the female body.
What The Divine Feminine IS
- Held as sacred
- Honored & Respected
- Healing & Nurturing
- Connected to Mother Earth
What The Divine Feminine IS NOT
- Power Abuse
- Taken for granted
- Used for material gain
- Destabilizing to the feminine
Revealing Your Divine Feminine
When you think of your body as a sacred temple of the divine, no matter what age, shape or size,
the Divine Feminine within you will be revealed.
When you hold all relationships as sacred including the one you have with yourself, the Divine Feminine will be awakened within you.
She will come out of hiding when you recognize and honor “her” essence within you. The mysteries of the divine feminine will be revealed. You’ll no longer ask yourself what does Divine Feminine means because you’ll have experienced “her” being expressed in your life, in your relationships, and in your body.
The problem is, that precious part of you, that’s in hiding, has been gobbled up by “The Image of Woman” in our society.
The Divine Feminine essence within you has nothing to do with what our culture defines and says a woman should be.
We have turned things around and upside down. Our values have become distorted. We have lost our way. Even if you don’t buy into these values, they are consciously and unconsciously expressed in our world. There is pressure to conform.
We’ve been told a woman should…
- Have a perfect body
- Never Age
- Look “Pretty”
- Have her emotions in check
I want you to experience, what it truly means to connect to your Divine Feminine. It is that part of you that is wild, free and sensually expressive. It’s that part of you that is uninhibited yet wiser than you can ever imagine. The part that stays emotionally centered and is not afraid to speak your truth. It is that part of you that’s filled with gratitude because you realize how sacred life is.
Stop Buying into Societies Definition of Woman
In order to understand what the Divine Feminine means you have to release old belief systems, let go of cultural conditioning and tap into the beauty, grace, and uniqueness of YOU.
Your Divine Feminine essence is going to express itself different than another woman. There is no such thing as One Size Fits All. The Divine Feminine within you knows you are a unique and important part of the whole.
What this means is stop being anyone else other than you. No one can be you better than you. Don’t be a poser or imposter conforming to societal norms. Especially the norms that keep you confined and insecure as a woman. Come out of your box. Allow yourself to celebrate your female body. Connect to your playfulness, sensuality and erotic innocence. Honor your emotions.
Stop hating your body and how you look. Stop judging yourself from the outside in and learn how to feel good from the inside out. Then the Divine Feminine will no longer be a mystery to you. When you do all these things the divine feminine will start flowing freely in your body.
I believe that each woman’s own personal and unique discovery of the Divine Feminine within will benefit not only her but society as a whole. We need more feminine leaders, teachers and role models and they are showing up. Let’s celebrate and support them. You are one too. Your divine feminine wisdom wants to be expressed.
7 Ways to Express The Divine Feminine In Your Life
1. Honor Your Emotions
Most of us were taught that what we are feeling is wrong. How many times have you told yourself, “I shouldn’t feel that way.” Or told a friend, “Don’t feel bad.” We’ve been taught to avoid our negative emotions at all cost. That’s probably why we have so many ills in our society.
If we could just learn how to feel our feelings and give our uncomfortable feelings a loving voice the world would be completely different. We would have more authentic and loving relationships. We’d feel more alive in our bodies. We might even have peace on the planet!
Honoring your emotions instead of repressing them is extremely important. Your emotions don’t go away. They are a source of energy and when repressed will either leak out in your relationships as manipulation or passive-aggressive behavior or develop into illnesses.
It’s important to know how to process your emotions otherwise they will get stuck in your body, not allow divine feminine energy to flow through you, and ultimately keep you disempowered. Learning how to nurture, care for and acknowledge your emotions… in other words process your emotions is one of the most valuable tools a woman can have.
2. Love your Body
No matter what age shape or size you are, love your body. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type typically depicted by the media.
You need to know that your body is perfect just the way it is. Develop a loving relationship with it. The human body is a magical vessel holding your soul. Be kind to your body and don’t abuse it.
Are you overeating, overdrinking, overindulging in any way? Do you live a stressed-out life? Do you have a hard time sleeping at night?
If you don’t care for, honor and love your body you won’t have access to its infinite wisdom. You need to learn how to slow down and listen to your body This will allow you access to the healing power of the divine feminine essence within you.
3. Trust Your Intuition
We live in a world that validates logic over emotions. The idea that things don’t exist unless you can see them. That’s why when you get an intuitive hit you might often ignore it.
If you want to connect to your divine feminine start honoring your intuition. Start trusting those intuitive hits. Pay attention to them. When you get a gut feeling don’t ignore it. Have the courage to listen to what your inner wisdom is saying and act on it. You have more wisdom than you probably realize.
Learning to trust yourself and know that what you are feeling and intuiting is not only valid but also correct for you. Your intuition is your guiding force. Use it and honor it.
4. Give Your Inner Wisdom a Voice
Don’t be afraid to speak your truth. We have been programmed with “the disease to please” as Oprah would put it. Afraid to rock the boat many of us keep our mouths shut and don’t speak up for ourselves. Are you doing that?
That disconnects you from your power because it keeps you from accessing your divine feminine wisdom. Don’t be afraid to process your emotions and then give them a voice. An uncomfortable feeling is typically related to an unmet need. Learn to ask for what you need.
We haven’t learned how to give our uncomfortable feelings a voice by asking for what we need. Most of us lack good communication skills. Do you know how to speak up for yourself without making the other person defensive? It’s not easy and takes not only courage but great communication skills to communicate in a way that creates connection.
Most of us talk from our heads and aren’t truly expressing ourselves from the power of our hearts. That’s why during disagreements we disconnect. In some instances for years. It’s because you don’t know how to give your inner wisdom a voice.
Learn how to speak as, what I call, a Divine Feminine Communicator. Someone who listens to their body, tunes into instead represses their emotions, honors their intuition, knows how to ask for what they need and has the courage to be lovingly transparent with those they are close to.
5. Have Gratitude for Life
In the hustle bustle of life, it’s easy to forget how special life is. But if you have ever had a life-threatening situation you quickly remember how precious life is. Or if you have lost someone, especially unexpectedly, you realized how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away.
I remember being in the hospital with an emergency appendectomy. I was in the hospital for a week and I shared my room with a woman who had her leg amputated while I was there. It was life-changing to bear witness to her experience.
The Divine Feminine is the life-giving force. It is not something to take for granted. It is magical, mystical and very special. Your life is special. Take time to honor the life and body that you have been given.
- Count your blessings and be grateful for what you have.
- Be grateful for your health and the health of your family.
- Honor all your relationships.
- Forgive those who have hurt you.
- Heal and celebrate your sexuality.
5. Create Sacred Space
A good way to do this is to take time first thing in the morning to connect with spirit. This can be through meditation or other forms of stillness that allow you to connect to that part of you that’s beyond the physical.
- Meditative awareness of your third eye, your breath, or your body.
- Walking meditation on Mother Earth Bare Foot.
- Give Your Inner Wisdom a Voice.
- Do spiritual invocations and affirmations.
- Pull Oracle Cards for insight.
- Connect to your spiritual guides and guardian angels.
6. Use Your Imagination
Einstein said, “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.” Knowledge, facts and figure, logic and reasoning is the masculine principle. Imagination, mystical events, and intuition are the feminine principles. Trusting that which is not seen is the feminine principle.
Use your imagination to create a better world for yourself and others. Your imagination is how you create. And creation
7. Get to Know Yourself
Do you really know who you are? And how much of who you are is the person you think you should be? What if you stopped “shoulding” on yourself and started getting curious instead. Stop living a life that was programmed into you and start living a life that is your true purpose and passion.
Do you know your soul’s purpose? As you peel away all the conditioning and beliefs systems that limit you, you’ll have greater access to your truth. The real you. The divine you. Your divine feminine essence. The guiding light of your soul.
More and more ancient wisdom is available to you than in the past. And this wisdom ancient wisdom allows you to get to know yourself better. “I awareness” is not selfish. It is self-empowering. And it increases self-love. In that way, you will actually have more love to give. So investing in yourself and getting to know who you are will awaken your divine feminine.
Great ways to get to know your Divine Feminine Self
- Have an Astrology/Love Card Reading
- Stop Repressing Your Emotions and Process them Instead
- Learn about and do the Jade Egg Practice
These are just three examples of things you can do to create more intimacy (in-to-me-I-see) with yourself. These three things have made a huge difference in my life and learning to fully honor myself.
- Astrology is a great tool to understand your soul’s intent.
- Learning how to deal with your emotions, in a productive way, is life-transforming and empowering.
- The Yoni/Jade egg practice is a powerful ancient tool to transform your relationship with your female anatomy.
That’s just the beginning! Start honoring the divine feminine essence within you and your life will transform. Let go of limiting tradition and learn the ways of ancient wisdom. Be the leader of love that you were meant to be. You are here to make a difference no matter how big or small. But you need the power of your divine feminine in order to be a leader of love.
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I’m Anna-Thea, an author and Certified Divine Feminine Educator. Women tell me, “I need to connect more to my feminine side, I just don’t know how.” I have easy to use online courses that give you the tools and know-how to access your divine feminine essence. If you would like to find out more check out my online courses.
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