Friday, April 17, 2009

Sacred Feminine - Wise Woman


You hear a lot these days about the "sacred feminine" but how do we interpret this? I think the sacred feminine is the soul of women, the primal part of us that is who we are at our roots. Women have a natural born intuition, a sensing, a knowing, a being that has become lost over the years of patriarchy and masculine domination. Yes, masculine domination in the world. As civilization developed, the essence of the feminine was lost and the world became a place where feminine uniqueness became subordinate in largely male created civilization. The world is now off balance, out of kilter, in deranged order.

Progress has been made with feminist and womanist efforts, but even these causes are somehow trying to compete in a man's world, on a masculine playing field. As glass ceilings are broken by women in the political and business worlds, has women's energy become more "womanly" or just a female version of male energy? Do young girls strive to become the women there were created to be or strive to be women coveted by men or women in male persona to garner the same opportunities as men? The masculine - feminine off balance is subtle, almost unrecognizable these days.

We, as women, need to dig through the bones of lost woman to find our primal selves. Find her, find her innate wisdom and being. Bring her forward; let her bloom. This is soul work. Hard work. We need to reconstruct ourselves into ourselves. I believe the future evolution of earth depends on it.

Inside each and every woman is a wise woman who knows what only women know. She comes from the eternal feminine divine, the circle of all women who ever lived or will ever live. She is our grandmothers who were and our daughters to be. She's there weeping in our souls and longing to speak to us.

I found a wonderful piece of art by Margaret Carpenter Arnett titled "Wise Woman." She has graciously allowed me to post this piece here. You can visit Margaret at http://www.margaretcarpenter.com/. You will be enriched by her soul.

19 comments:

claire bangasser said...

I think I have experienced the Feminine Divine more than read about it.
For reasons that I cannot explain, I feel somewhat as if the Feminine Divine is awakening after centuries of slumber.
Is it women's power, something that is within women, a sort of feminine divine collective unconscious (the total being greater than the sum of the parts)?
Is it cosmic?
I could not say.
Is it just women baby boomers growing older????
I see it appearing and reappearing all over the world in the many ways women saints and goodesses are expressed.
This is why I think it is time to recognize the Feminine Divine in Godde's face as well.
Maybe I am just too anthropomorphic :-)
Thank you for a good reflection, Judith!

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韋志 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

柏勳 said...

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Undertake no more than you can perform. ............................................................

asdas said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。....................................................................

慧君慧君 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債............................................................

佩璇佩璇 said...

支持你就對了!..................................................................

婷珊 said...

Quietude is the crown of life.............................................................

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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat...................................................................

珮君 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考............................................................

茂慧茂慧 said...

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淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

開懷幸福的生活,是每個人的夢想~~希望大家都能夠實現!............................................................

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不錯唷~我會常常來 >"<............................................................

宋香君 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................

珍盈洪 said...

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偉曹琬 said...

說「吃虧就是便宜的人」,多半不是吃虧的人。......................................................................

智黃黃黃元 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................