THE POWER OF THE DIVINE FEMININE IN A DARK TIME: Today’s Woman

We have come a long way in a short period of time towards equality between men and women in societies around the world. But there still remains a lot of work to be done in our minds and hearts so we can see each other as true equals – different, yes, but equal in our importance and in the roles we each play.

The problem is not “out there”, but within. We must trust our true inner beauty and not buy into externally controlled ideas of beauty. We must trust our innate inner wisdom and not doubt the ways we operate, which is different for men and women.

After years of practice, my partner and I have begun to develop a good sense of humour around the way we see things differently. He understands that at times, I just need to talk and only need him to listen and “receive” me – not try to fix me. I understand that he will set up a spreadsheet in an opposite manner to how I would, or he will just need to go out as though he is on a hunt to bring back goods for us to enjoy. Some of these simple things that make up our day we do very differently.

Yet it is our differences that give us strength. As women, we add value to society to create a whole picture, one that is both yin and yang. I do not believe that women’s rights are about women becoming men. It is about being treated with the same dignity, justice and rights.

We must learn to be relaxed as women, appreciating the changing moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, and know that we are part of a much greater picture. We are the planet. We are her children that are stewards to care for the earth and all beings on it. If we treat all beings equally, this sets the correct example on how we wish to be treated.

Nature is not in a hurry, but evolves over time. So too we must take this bigger picture and not despair or fall into feeling against what is. This will pull us down. We must stay focused on who we are, take one day at a time and be with what is so that this singular moment may flower into an exquisite tomorrow.

I would like to leave you with a poem by mandala artist Mark Golding whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Brighton, while I was on my last UK tour this past fall. Mark came up to me and recited it having overheard that I love the Divine Mother. I was so moved by his spontaneous sharing, as his words spoke to me deeply. May it inspire you as it did me! Enjoy!

 

THE FLEETING MOMENT

Thy shimmering ethereal

appears so solid and so real

when truly all we ever know

is that still moment we call now

 

She tries so hard to grasp the air

to freeze the moment, ‘cos she’s scared

of freedom’s flight, its majesty

of soaring ‘bove the tops of trees

and feel the view the angel sees

of all the connectivities

‘tween thee and me

 

She knows perfection, silent grace

and then upon her perfect face

her smile appears

and so she hears

the love within her soul

 

She feels the peace that dwells within

and tingling through her softened skin

is fearlessness and dignity

for realising it is she

the Goddess, once again reborn

 

Alive, her magic and her power

that gain momentum every hour

through every day of journeying

to her perfected dreams

 

Within the essence of her soul

she holds the keys, she knows the goal

to raise communion’s destiny

and surging ‘pon her Goddess light

resolves her duty, and her right

to be the love of all

 

For – Equal in this sacred time

and space, that breathes the pure divine

empowered she

enabling me

to witness her ascending airs

of subtle breath revealing stairs

illuminating journeys of the soul

 

aurora reflected