In my post describing New Moon Intention Setting, I briefly discussed the feminine energetic vibrations contained in Moonlight and realised this was probably the perfect jumping off point to start discussing the Divine Feminine.
In truth, this has always been the deeper, underlying current flowing through all of the writing and the work here.
There is so much written about this subject, and it’s a bit of a controversy minefield, because a discussion about the Divine Feminine will often turn into a discussion about female suppression, feminism, the patriarchy, and a whole heap of enormous philosophical subjects with equally large and tumultuous histories. Which are interesting, and vital and require the engagement of man and womankind. But that is not where my focus lies. My reason for doing this work is to find a way forward, a way of growing, practically, in the lives we are currently living, and to write about that, rather than analyzing the events that got us all here.
The way forward that I see is through the Divine Feminine, it has always been that way, and I want to explain a little about that. But first, a brief introduction, in my words, about what this term means, and why it is important now.
We are currently operating from a polarity consciousness. You may have heard or read about Unity Consciousness as something that does exist, and something we will eventually attain, or join with, but right now, for the majority of humans, everything we perceive has an equally opposing force or value. This means that light is paired with dark, good with bad, male with female, God with Goddess…. etc. That is one pairing, which hasn’t been spoken of much in the last few thousand years, at least not in Western Civilizations, and certainly not as an integral part of our faith systems. But non-the less, we cannot perceive one without accepting the existence of the other, and this is becoming clearer for a lot of people now.
What also comes with fresher, modern perspectives, or perhaps they are perspectives infused with ancient, remembered beliefs (I think that’s a fair description of mine, which is what I am describing here) is not the view of God and Goddess energies manifesting as grey-haired deities sitting in clouds, all seeing, all knowing and almost all damning; but the divine presence that weaves into and through every single thing here on Earth, including us. We too contain the divine.
I mentioned in the last post, the qualities of masculine or Shiva energy; it holds the vibration of action, initiation and power. The energy that the Moon reflects holds a feminine vibration, that of Shakti, containing qualities such as receptivity, emotion and intuition. I want to clarify again, how discussions on these themes are not intended at all to be discussions of gender. Both men and women contain masculine and feminine energies.
This fundamental duplexity of energetic resonance gives rise to all manifested forms and expressions on Earth. Examples of how this works are unending, and ways the two forces synthesize are rarely clear-cut. Here’s one example: If you think of a pride of lions, it’s the lionesses that hunt, strategically working together to encircle their prey before they express ‘masculine’ energies, in the boldness and power of making a short, sharp kill. In the meantime, the males of the pack are taking care of, and nurturing the young, manifesting, or channeling ‘feminine’ energies.
Here’s another example: Picture a decaying forest floor, open and receptive to the elements. I recently watched a really poignant film made in this environment, which captured the moment mushrooms were springing up, penetrating the forest floor of leaves and mulch, as the first visible signs of life and rejuvenation. The complex interplay of masculine and feminine energetic forces, of the yielding and the vigour, working together, was stunning.
It is clear that a balance exists in nature, and it’s beautiful.
Bring this model into the realm of humans, with the God/Goddess standard, and the energetic resonances that we know are contained within each, and we can see how beautiful life could be, crafted by the efforts of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies, working through us, as inter-dependent and mutually supporting forces.
I don’t know if it was ever really like this, and I have no desire for nostalgia.
But what did happen was that thousands of years ago – thirteen thousand years, to be more precise, and the reason it’s been this length of time becomes clear below – this interdependency began to swing drastically out of balance, and the Divine Feminine aspect began her decline into virtual disempowerment. What this means is that the feminine energetic qualities we have discussed, of receptivity, openness and nurturing, along with healing, renewal, interconnectedness, intuition and wisdom, plus many, many more, lost their potency on Earth. The human creation that continued to happen here, happened using less and less of these qualities, resulting in less and less of these qualities.
This disempowerment wasn’t caused, as many believe, by the rising and over-powering effects of Divine Masculine energies. Think about it: The near obliteration of women’s mysteries and the value of intuitive and innate knowledge, the suppression of women’s rights, the destruction of female traditions … these are not outcomes created by anyone owning true power, or of anything that could be described as ‘Divine’.
In all of this time, the Divine Masculine has been just as lost as its Feminine counterpart.
Our histories are hugely complex, but I believe this to be a huge part of the reason why our Earth has become so damaged, and why societal structures are continuing to break down. We have all been living through not just an energetic imbalance but also an almost total disempowerment of both energetic essences. We forgot how to be powerfully, divinely feminine, and how to be powerfully, divinely masculine.
But remember, this is the way it was supposed to be, and now things are changing.
You will probably remember the date 21/12/2012 that was given for the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the culmination of the almost 26,000 year Grand Cycle (so our 13,000 year decline is equal to one half of the Grand Mayan Cycle). Adding to astrological synchronicity, this coincided with the completion of the Precession of the Equinoxes (an astrological phenomenon explained here). At that time, the media were writing ‘End of the World’ headlines (and when the world didn’t end, the Mayan prophecies were shamefully mocked by many).
It also marked an event known as ‘Galactic Synchronisation’, which described the solstice sunrise aligning with the equator of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This meant that on our darkest day, the suns rays shone directly into the galactic core of the Milky Way (just below what is known as the ‘Dark Rift’, where there is believed to be a black hole). For those that understood, the Mayan Prophecy told us that this event would mark the end of one world age, and the birth of another.
The date marked the tipping point, imperceptible to many, of the ascendency of the Divine Feminine.
But, the age we are entering is not one where the Divine Feminine will reign supreme, or overtake the Divine Masculine. Balance and ascendency of both is required, but first it is necessary for the female to begin her rise.
As I see it, there are three main reasons, which correspond with three big transitions that we need to make, for the sake of humankind and our beautiful planet.
These will be described in my next post.. part TWO in this short series on the Divine Feminine!