Women, as a powerful energy source, must take the lead to transform our world to a consciousness of love, harmony, and peace. As conscious evolutionaries of love, we must step into our divine feminine power, shine our light―and, in the process, elevate our consciousness to love.
This is a time of unprecedented transformation, an awakening of the divine feminine energy on the planet. As a spiritual midwife, I embody the divine feminine and assist women in the natural unfolding of their true being and expressing this powerful energy on earth. I show up in my power by tapping into my intuition, listening to my heart, and trusting the power of love that is my divine feminine nature.
Yet, I haven’t always embraced my divine feminine energy. Having a stronger masculine energy, it’s been a lifelong challenge embracing my divine feminine energy and feeling comfortable expressing it.
When I was ten my body developed quickly, and I felt self-conscious as boys began to notice. I stopped playing sports and swimming at the local pool because these activities drew attention to my body. Shame set in. I refused to wear a bathing suit or anything remotely revealing, and did everything I could to hide my body. The more self-conscious I became, the more self-critical and depressed I was. It was with this resulting sense of unworthiness that I began eighth grade fearful of being teased and bullied for my highly developed body. Throughout adolescence and into young adulthood, my choices reflected this alienation from my feminine energy and body. I tried to become invisible so I wouldn’t draw attention to myself.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my late forties, I knew that I was being given a wake-up call to acknowledge and accept my female body, release my deep-seated self-consciousness, and integrate the divine feminine energy into my life. I also recognized that my past history of sexual abuse and being an empath made me highly vulnerable because of the emotional processing that can congest the heart center, especially in an area of the body uniquely associated with giving and nurturing.
Here are 3 Ways I Embraced My Divine Feminine Energy to Heal:
Dance Lessons: I started taking dance lessons so that I could become in touch with my feminine body sensuality, and power. Dancing allowed me to be fully present in my body and not disassociated from it. When salsa dancing, I found that I naturally moved to the sensual music and felt the vibration of my feminine energy all through me. Dancing physically and emotionally connects me to my feminine energy more than any other ritual. I especially love dancing in the rain!
Sacred Feminine Rituals: Sacred rituals bring my divine feminine and sacred masculine energies into balance. My first sacred feminine ritual of the day is the practice of gratitude. Before I get out of bed, I place my hand on my open heart and focus on three things about myself and my life that I’m grateful for. I also light a candle on my altar and set my intentions for the day and for my life. I start the day in a sacred space of meditation whether that is walking, sitting in solitude, or writing in my journal.
Water has become an essential element in my rituals. A special ritual for me is sitting outside in a warm rain, letting cleanse and lift my spirit. When I was in Istanbul, Turkey for my 50th birthday, I discovered the sacred ritual of the hamman bath. In this community bath house, women come together to bathe, steam and talk with one another. I now incorporate bathing as a ritual of release, cleansing and beginning anew.
Re-scripting Negative Beliefs: I’ve revised my inner dialogue by re-scripting old beliefs such as: “My feminine body is ugly and I need to hide it, I could never be a goddess, to goddesses are beautiful, your feminine body is exquisite and you don’t have to hide it anymore.” The more I connected with the divine feminine through my heart, the more I began to appreciate, accept, and embrace my feminine energy and body.
Today I completely embrace my feminine body, sexuality, and power no longer hiding it, feeling self-conscious, or disregarding its needs. I take time to notice, appreciate, and cherish myself as a mature midlife woman. I practice sacred precious self-care as an essential, not a luxury. I embrace my sexuality as an expression of my creative feminine energy and channel this energy into my everyday life.
I walk in beauty as divine grace in motion. My feminine energy is a source of strength, compassion, and courage. What makes me strong, loving, and confident is embracing my true essence and calling upon that feminine power and wisdom whenever I need it. Through my feminine spirit, I make love with life, play with passion, and live on purpose in every moment.