The Divine Feminine can be seen as an endlessly nurturing, creative, generative, and adaptive quality. We all have masculine and feminine energies within us. When we find ourselves out of balance and stepping too intensely in the masculine (active, aggressive) principle, we can look to the earth for clues about how to get more receptive and begin to heal and reintegrate some of our damaged or discarded feminine qualities. Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, wrote, “We need Goddess consciousness to reveal earth’s holiness. Divine feminine imagery opens up the notion that the earth is the body of the Divine, and when that happens, the Divine cannot be contained solely in a book, church, dogma, liturgy, theological system, or transcendent spirituality. The earth is no longer a mere backdrop…”
Mother Earth as the Original Divine Feminine
Mother Earth was here before us and will remain here long after we’re gone. She’s the original creative principle and when we talk about the feminine archetype, she immediately springs to mind. Our cultural advances have shifted the ways in which we relate to her and therefore, to the feminine within each of us. We live on a polary planet (the north and south poles create a magnetic frequency) and as such, our lives are often about finding balance. We can think of this balance within the Eastern ideas of yin (feminine) and yang (masculine). The feminine principle can be described as the endless creative flow of energy, whereas the masculine is the container for that creativity. Both are necessary. However, we’ve lost some of that receptive feminine. Other divine feminine qualities include creativity, sensuality, and a deep nurturing. We can look to the ocean or the very ground of the earth itself for clues as to how to activate our receptive and feminine energy. Water flows and the earth receives, all the while urging us to surrender.
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