At times, God is referred to as male, female, both, or none. However, linguistically, across organized religions, especially, Abrahamic faiths, God is associated with “he” and “him” masculine pronouns.
The divine feminine is a concept in spiritual science that sheds light on the feminine counterpart to the masculine structures that dominate organized religions. Before we get into other attributes of divine feminine energy, it is important to understand that it is not a new concept. There are a plethora of Goddesses, spirits, and deities across the world from centuries that most readers might not know. The ancient Norse Goddess Freyja, ancient Egyptian Goddess Hathor, the ancient Greek Goddess Aphrodite, Hindu Goddess Durga, and ancient Roman Goddess Venus, etc., are some popular examples.
Some readers might deduce it to gender-specific God worship and wrongly perceive that divine feminine means having a female God for women. It would be as simplistic as saying that we need to start having a male and a female president. The aforementioned divine feminine figures were and are worshipped by men and women alike. We all possess both the feminine and the masculine qualities and divine masculine and divine feminine can’t exist without each other. It is all about finding the right balance instead of denouncing one and endorsing the other.
Feminine energy embodies the healer, the nurturer, the compassionate peacemaker, the recipient, and on the other side, the masculine energy is focused on logic, protection, building, taking action, and accomplishing. Domination and aggression can be felt in those who tilt too much towards masculine and disempowerment and stagnation might be a result of too much feminine inclination. In this fast-paced world of instant information, instant food, and instant gratification, most of us are always on the go, always working at something, sacrificing our personal life to achieve our goals, and neglecting our health for that promotion at work. A vast majority of us are having to incline more towards divine masculine territory to perform and compete in the current workplace. This has made many of us have lost touch with our divine feminine.
You can think of connecting to divine feminine energy as embracing your intuitive wisdom or inner Goddess. Tapping into your divine feminine energy will help you get in touch with your spiritual side and listen to your intuition or gut feelings. It will help you discover your true nature, allow you to sync your body with the cyclical nature of the universe, and beyond.
Here are a few ways to connect to your divine feminine and implement this knowledge into your routine life:
It starts with reclaiming all aspects of your life from the prevalent hectic lifestyle starting with getting proper rest, prioritizing “me time,” and practicing self-love. Be it getting more done at work or binge-watch the latest season of your favorite show at home, your sleep goes for a toss. Those decisions bleed into the morning, and you miss your workout, and boom you are late for work and still sleepless, and the vicious cycle of trying to catch up begins.
If this story feels relatable, you need to pull back the reins of your routine by replacing doing a lot with practicing doing nothing, just simply be, resist the itch to pick up your phone, laptop, or remote of your TV. Challenge yourself to sit in silence, even without music for 5 to 10 minutes. Developing the power to pause will allow you to go deeper.
Next up, you need to learn to prioritize me-time by developing a routine that may include praying to God, meditating, an afternoon power nap, or earthing. Train yourself not to skip it for petty chores. You might want to incorporate feminine energy into your space to facilitate consistency. It can be achieved with the usage of soothing colors, lighting, in a secluded area of your choice to ensure a calm environment. If you don’t have the luxury of cultivating a sacred space for yourself, you can use a crystal on the go or meditation pillow at work.
Practicing self-love and embracing your sensuality are essential ways to embrace the divine feminine. We often say things to ourselves that we would never dare say to anyone else. Repetitive use of negative self-talk can be quite detrimental to your inner peace and needs to be stopped at all costs. Instead, be willing to fire up the divine light within yourself and try to see yourself in the eyes of God, Goddess, source, or sacred feminine. Many of us have forgotten the simple pleasures of life like cooking just for ourselves from scratch with fragrant spices and condiments, lighting a couple of scented candles, and taking a long bath. Sitting by the window and seeing the sun turning from yellow to orange and finally set sipping your favorite fruity drink, etc… Pleasure your senses with such calming and relaxing things will allow you to immerse yourself in the energy of the sacred feminine.
Journaling is a powerful tool for self-improvement and improving your self-worth. Once you get a hang of it, you will realize the amount of load you were carrying everywhere. By daily writing a couple of pages about your worst fears, innovative ideas, past regrets, crazy thoughts, plans for the future, and more, you will be able to reflect and connect with your feminine energy through tapping into your inner creativity.
Developing your intuition is another great way to get in touch with your sacred feminine. We receive information from outside all day and learning to receive it from within by turning in can be revolutionary. Interpreting your dreams is a way to reflect on your inner world for tapping into your subconscious mind. Noticing the symbolism in your dreams, connecting the dots, and tying it to things that are coming up in your life is where you strongly begin to connect to the divine feminine.
Finally, you learn to go within to find solutions, contemplate options for desirable outcomes, and reevaluate your decisions before acting by incorporating everything you learned by connecting with your sacred feminine. Developing the habit of going inside to look for answers before taking any actions on the outside will incorporate divine feminine into your life.
To learn more ways to connect with the feminine divine, you might want to read Carol P. Christ’s “Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality.” It is also worth sharing with your Goddess circle as it features affirmation of life, beauty, and love rather than prevalent patriarchal domination.