Embodying the Divine Feminine-13 Daily Tips
The Divine Feminine has many faces and shows up in many different ways in each of our lives-whether we are embodied as women or an men. I have found it helpful to explore these aspects through 13 different faces of the divine feminine-or archetypes-as laid out in the work of Ariel Spilsbury, author of the 13 Moon Oracle and co-author of the Mayan Oracle. Below is everyday wisdom that I have gleaned from working with these 13 archetypes over the past years.
1. Wisdom from the Great Mother: Feed the Feminine First! BEGIN each day doing something that deeply nurtures your feminine side. If you wait to do it later in the day, it will likely not happen. For me, feeding the feminine first means waking up without an alarm clock, allowing myself to take time to note my dreams before getting out of bed. It means making a slow cup of tea to start my day and spending a little time out in the garden-before I open my computer for the day. Feeding the feminine first means starting my day with JOY!
2. Wisdom from Compassion: Cultivate self love. Many of us spend much of our life attempting to gain love from those around us. We wonder why our partner doesn’t love us in exactly the way we want to be loved, or why our boss doesn’t appreciate us more. At the root of these symptoms is often a certain lack of self love. Here’s an exercise I suggest to cultivate deeper self love. It’s called the Mirror Exercise. I am providing a slightly modified version from the one taught to me by Jack Canfield. Stand in front of a mirror each night before bed, look into your own eyes, and tell yourself all the reasons why you are wonderful, loveable, and worthy of appreciation. Use specific examples from the day. Spend a few minutes on this exercise, and at the end, look yourself in the eye and say “I love you!” For more details on this exercise, see tinyurl dot com/jmirror and scroll down to the section called Mirror Exercise.
3. Wisdom from the Priestess: Schedule unstructured time. Our Western culture tends to be ruled by the clock. We have a tendency to have very full, busy lives, with insufficient “down time.” It’s common to be holding down a worldly job while also attending to the needs of our partner, family and home. A good dose of unstructured time is a needed antidote to this fast-paced, highly-planned lifestyle. And we often need to put this unstructured time into our calendar or it will never materialize. In this time, we give ourselves permission to listen to that still small voice inside us. Ask yourself, “what would be most enjoyable or nurturing way to spend this time? What am I needing right NOW?” You may want to simply sit in your room and listen to music. Or play with your child or your pet. Or take a bath. Or read a book. Whatever will bring you joy in the moment is the RIGHT answer for you. So stop. Ask. Listen. And when you get a soulful answer, act on it! You’ll find that you feel much more spacious and joyful in your life.
4. Wisdom from the Creator/Destroyer: Set clear intentions. As human beings, we have the potential to be incredibly powerful creators. But it’s quite common that we are actually NOT Px7 primal flow living the life of our dreams or fulfilling our aspirations. One of the root causes we don’t end-up creating our desired future is that we don’t set clear intentions for what we want to create. So ask yourself what you truly want to create in your life, and write down the answer in great detail. I especially recommend doing this exercise each month during the new moon phase, and then working with each phase of the moon for full cycle (28 days) to incubate the dream and move it towards manifestation.
5. Wisdom from the Lady of Communion: Connect with nature. Nature is the living, breathing, Great Mother or Gaia herself. As we spend time in nature we attune with Her rhythms, Her sounds, her organic pace for unfolding in the Universe. I find that my worries seem quite insignificant when standing among the ancient trees-merely blips on the radar screen of life. In nature, I imagine how many children have been born, beloveds have died, wars have been fought, and kisses exchanged-and the trees just keep on growing, unruffled by it all. Spend time in nature, and allow her to teach you through her infinite, timeless wisdom. The is full of answers if we are willing