The Divine Feminine, though becoming more familiar to many, is very elusive in our society. She is hidden away, probably afraid to make her full debut. Why? Because she hasn’t had a safe place for expression.

But she is powerful. And she is inside you, and wants expression!

How to be feminine has been defined by a more masculine-oriented society. It’s time for you to discover and express your true feminine side instead of the one that has been defined for you.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to The Divine Feminine… what it is and what it is not. And how to start expressing the Divine Feminine in your life.

Where Does The Divine Feminine Reside?

The Divine Feminine resides within you. But she hasn’t had a safe place to fully express herself in this more masculine and driven world. The fact that divine femininity has been hidden away, not fully expressed and even repressed is why so many don’t know what the Divine Feminine means.

Nonetheless, she has healing powers for you. The divine feminine mysteries have been hidden for way too long. I’d like to begin the process of revealing them to you in this article.

What is Divine Feminine?

The Divine Feminine is sacred, sensual and often beyond the realm of day to day living. It’s something that can’t be seen but rather experienced and felt. It’s a healing force beyond the physical world. The Divine Feminine is also the positive expression of the feminine side of us that exists in both men and women. The divine feminine principle is within us all.

Ultimately, the reason why it’s difficult to know what the Divine Feminine principle means is that very few people have experienced it. We’ve lost our connection to the Divine Feminine. As a result, we’ve forgotten what it means to live by Divine Feminine principles and natural law which is in tune with the rhythms of Mother Earth.

Living in a fast-paced world has disconnected us from the concepts of receptivity and presence, life as sacred, loving-kindness, self-nurturing and allowing things to just “be.” All of which connect you to your divine femininity.

We have precious little time to invite the Divine Feminine into our lives. In fact, you will not experience Divine Feminine energy until you return to the place we first met her: The Female Body.

Yes! Your female body supports the presence of the Divine Feminine.  Your female body innately knows how to be feminine. When you honor, love and respect your body you’ll witness a return of the Divine Feminine within you. You’ll no longer ask What the divine feminine is because you’ll have experienced it.

What the Divine Feminine IS and IS NOT regarding the female body.

What The Divine Feminine IS
  • Inspiring
  • Held as sacred
  • Empowering
  • Honored & Respected
  • Healing & Nurturing
  • Connected to Mother Earth
What The Divine Feminine IS NOT
  • Exploited
  • Objectified
  • Power Abuse
  • Taken for granted
  • Used for material gain
  • Destabilizing to the feminine
Revealing Your Divine Feminine

When you think of your body as a sacred temple of the divine, no matter what age, shape or size, the Divine Feminine within you will be revealed.

For example, when you hold all your relationships as sacred including the one you have with yourself, Divine Feminine energy will be awakened within you. You’ll know how to be feminine and experience it in a truly healing way.

“She” will come out of hiding when you recognize and honor “her” essence within you. The mysteries of the divine feminine will be revealed. You’ll no longer ask yourself “what does Divine Feminine mean?” or “How can I be more feminine?” because you’ll have experienced “her” being expressed in your life, in your relationships, and in your body.

This precious part of you has been gobbled up by “The Image of Woman” in our society.

The Divine Feminine qualities within you have nothing to do with what our culture defines as how to be feminine.

As a result, we have turned things around and upside down. Our values have become distorted. We have lost our way. Even if you don’t buy into these values, they are consciously and unconsciously expressed in our world. There is pressure to conform.

We’ve been told a woman should…
  • Have a perfect body
  • Never Age
  • Look “Pretty”
  • Keep her emotions in check

I want you to experience what it truly means to connect to your Divine Feminine. It’s that part of you that is wild, free and sensually expressive. It’s that part of you that is uninhibited yet wiser than you can ever imagine.

The part that stays emotionally centered and is not afraid to speak your truth because you trust and honor your intuition. It’s that part of you that’s filled with gratitude because you realize how sacred life is. The divine feminine principle lives within you. It’s part of your true nature.

What You Need to Let Go of to Live in Your True Feminine

Stop buying into society’s definition of a woman. In order to understand what the Divine Feminine means you have to release old belief systems, let go of cultural conditioning and tap into the beauty, grace, and uniqueness of YOU. How to be feminine needs to be defined by you and your unique expression of it as a woman.

Your Divine Feminine qualities express themselves differently from other women. There is no such thing as One Size Fits All. The feminine divine within you knows you are a unique and important part of the whole.

Be You!

Most of all, what this means is stop being anyone else other than you. No one can be you better than you. Don’t be a poser or imposter conforming to societal norms.

Especially the norms that keep you confined and insecure as a woman. Come out of your box. Allow yourself to celebrate your female body and divine femininity. Connect to your playfulness, sensuality and erotic innocence. Honor your emotions and your intuitive side.

Stop hating your body and how you look. Stop judging yourself from the outside in and learn how to feel good from the inside out. Then the Divine Feminine principle will no longer be a mystery to you. When you do all these things, divine feminine energy will start flowing freely in your body.

I believe that each woman’s own personal and unique discovery of the Divine Feminine within will benefit not only her, but society as a whole. We need more feminine leaders promoting peace and love. They have always been around and we need more to start showing up. Let’s celebrate and support them.

You are one too. Your divine feminine wisdom wants to be expressed because it will ultimately create more peace and love in the world. But it starts within you.

9 Ways to Express The Divine Feminine In Your Life

  1. Honor Your Emotions

Most of us were taught that what we are feeling is wrong. How many times have you told yourself, “I shouldn’t feel that way.” Or told a friend, “Don’t feel bad.” We’ve been taught to avoid our negative emotions at all cost. For that reason, we have so many ills in our society.

If we could just learn how to feel our feelings and give our uncomfortable feelings a loving voice, the world would be completely different. We would have more authentic and loving relationships. We’d feel more alive in our bodies. In fact, we might even have peace on the planet!

Honoring your emotions instead of repressing them is extremely important. Because your emotions don’t go away. They are actually a source of powerful energy and vitality for you. However, when repressed will either leak out in your relationships as manipulation or passive-aggressive behavior or develop into illnesses.

It’s important to know how to process your emotions otherwise they’ll get stuck in your body, not allow divine feminine energy to flow through you, and ultimately keep you dis-empowered. Learning how to nurture, care for and acknowledge your emotions… in other words knowing how to process your emotions is one of the most valuable tools a woman can have.

  1. Love your Body

No matter what age, shape or size you are, love your body. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type typically depicted by the media.

Love Your…

  • Hair (Thick / Thin / Short or Straight)
  • Belly (Big / Bumpy / Scarred or Not)
  • Legs (Long / Short or In between)
  • Butt (Flat / Round and even Flabby)
  • Toes (Manicured or not)

You need to know that your body is perfect just the way it is. Developing a loving relationship with it is a key divine feminine principle. Divine feminine energy is not a visual…. it’s a feeling. And in fact, the human body is a magical vessel holding that energy. Be kind to your body and don’t abuse it.

Are you overeating, over-drinking, overindulging in any way? Do you live a stressed-out life? Do you have a hard time sleeping at night?

If you don’t care for, honor and love your body you won’t have access to its infinite wisdom and the power of your divine femininity. Learn how to slow down and listen to your body  Slowing down gives you access to the healing power of the divine feminine essence within you.

  1. Trust Your Intuition

We live in a world that validates logic over emotions. The idea that things don’t exist unless you can see them. That’s why when you get an intuitive hit you might often ignore it.

If you want to connect to your divine feminine, start honoring your intuition. Start trusting those intuitive hits. Pay attention to them. Especially when you get a gut feeling… don’t ignore it. Have the courage to listen to what your inner wisdom is saying and act on it. Because you have more wisdom than you probably realize.

Learning to trust yourself and know that what you are feeling and intuiting is not only valid but also correct for you. Your intuition is your guiding force. Use it and honor it.

  1. Give Your Inner Wisdom a Voice

Don’t be afraid to speak your truth. We have been programmed with “the disease to please” as Oprah would put it. Afraid to rock the boat, many of us keep our mouths shut and don’t speak up for ourselves. Are you doing that?

That disconnects you from your power because it keeps you from accessing your divine feminine wisdom. Don’t be afraid to process your emotions and then give them a voice. Stop moping around and acting like you are powerless. You’re just having an uncomfortable feeling.

An uncomfortable feeling means you have an unmet need! That’s it! Therefore, learn how to make yourself important enough to honor your needs. Having needs doesn’t mean you are needy. A woman connected to her Divine Feminine power knows how to ask for what she needs.

We haven’t learned how to give our uncomfortable feelings a voice by asking for what we need. Consequently, most of us lack good communication skills. Do you know how to speak up for yourself without making the other person defensive? Do you know how to set healthy boundaries?

It’s not easy and takes not only courage but also learning new communication skills. Communication skills that don’t put the other person on the defensive but still allow you to speak your truth.

Most of us talk from our heads and aren’t truly expressing ourselves from the power of our hearts. For that reason, disagreements cause disconnect. In some instances for years. It’s because you don’t know how to open your heart and give your inner wisdom a voice.

Learn how to speak as what I call a Divine Feminine Communicator. Someone who listens to their body, tunes into instead represses their emotions, honors their intuition, knows how to ask for what they need and has the courage to be lovingly transparent with those they are close to.

  1. Have Gratitude for Life

In the hustle-bustle of life, it’s easy to forget how special life is. But if you have ever had a life-threatening situation you quickly remember how precious life is. Or if you have lost someone, especially unexpectedly, you realized how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away.

For example, I remember being in the hospital with an emergency appendectomy. I was in the hospital for a week and I shared my room with a woman who had her leg amputated while I was there. It was life-changing to bear witness to her experience.

Most importantly, the Divine Feminine is the life-giving force. It is not something to take for granted. It is magical, mystical and very special. Your life is special. Take time to honor the life and body that you have been given.

Examples:
  • Count your blessings and be grateful for what you have.
  • Be grateful for your health and the health of your family.
  • Honor all your relationships.
  • Forgive those who have hurt you.
  • Heal and celebrate your sexuality.
  1. Create Sacred Space

A good way to do this is to take time first thing in the morning to connect with spirit. For example, this can be through meditation or other forms of stillness that allow you to connect to that part of you that’s beyond the physical.

Examples:
  • Meditative awareness of your third eye, your breath, or your body.
  • Walking meditation on Mother Earth barefoot.
  • Give Your Inner Wisdom a Voice.
  • Do spiritual invocations and affirmations.
  • Pull Oracle Cards for insight.
  • Connect to your spiritual guides and guardian angels.
  1. Use Your Imagination

Einstein said, “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.” Knowledge, facts and figures, and logic and reasoning are part of the masculine principle. Imagination, mystical events, and intuition are the feminine principles. Trusting that which is not seen is the feminine principle.

Use your imagination to create a better world for yourself and others. Because your imagination is how you create. Before something comes into manifestation it first needs to be in thought-form.

Your imagination is connected to your intuition. It is the unseen world. And it is real. For that reason, start using your imagination as your Divine Feminine tool to bring more goodness into your life.

  1. Get to Know Yourself

Do you really know who you are? And how much of who you are is the person you think you should be? What if you stopped “shoulding” on yourself and started getting curious instead? Stop living a life that was programmed into you and start living a life that is your true purpose and passion.

Do you know your soul’s purpose? As you peel away all the conditioning and beliefs systems that limit you, you’ll have greater access to your truth. The real you. The divine you. Your divine feminine essence. The guiding light of your soul.

More and more ancient wisdom is available to you than in the past. And this ancient wisdom allows you to get to know yourself better.

“I awareness” is not selfish.

On the contrary, it is self-empowering! And it increases self-love. In that way, you’ll actually have more love to give. Investing in yourself and getting to know who you are will awaken your divine feminine.

  1. Honor Your Sexuality

I would have to say that this is at the core of the Divine Feminine. If you’re not looking at your sexuality from a new lens (different from our cultural programming) then you’re living in a very limited view of what you think your sexuality is.

And I’m not saying this to be judgmental. I’m saying this because we live in a world that is riddled with shame when it comes to sexuality. Not many have an opportunity to sexually heal themselves. And our culture is sexually wounded.

Porn that depicts women in a disrespectful light is rampant on the internet. Sex trafficking unfortunately is alive and well in the world. And our educational institutions often have educators who themselves don’t feel fully comfortable with the subject matter.

If you really want to access the power of your Divine Feminine essence you need to look at your sexuality. You need to get real with yourself about what parts of your sexuality are still in the dark. You need to nurture your sexuality to wholeness. And it can be a wonderful experience and deep inner journey.

What attitude do you have about your female genitalia?
  • Do you feel confident and comfortable to ask for what you need in the bedroom?
  • Do you even know what your sexual needs are?
  • Do you feel comfortable receiving pleasure?

These are important questions to ask yourself if you want to fully embrace the Divine Feminine within you. If you want to free yourself from the common sexual issues people have, the only way to do that is to cultivate a deeper relationship with your female anatomy.

A powerful way to do that is by learning how to use the Yoni egg and understanding the benefits this powerful feminine tool can offer you.

When used properly, meaning doing the divine feminine guided practices and not just “sticking it in,” you’ll awaken your deepest divine feminine essence. This ancient practice offers you the opportunity to really get in touch with the sacredness of your sexuality. And that’s extremely important for your personal empowerment during these changing times. If you’re not familiar with this divine feminine practice start with this free course.

In conclusion…

This is only the beginning! Learn how to express your divine femininity and your life will transform. Let go of limiting beliefs and learn the ways of ancient wisdom. Be the leader of love that you were meant to be. You are here to make a difference no matter how big or small. But you need the power of your divine feminine energy in order to be a true Leader of Love and make this a better world.

Easy Divine Feminine Exercise:

Before you continue on with your day… take one brief moment and do this easy, short divine feminine exercise. Place your hands on your heart. Begin to breathe into your heart. Feel the flow of energy as you breathe. Connect to your breath. Feel the warmth of your hands penetrating into your heart. Feel the elixir of love you are cultivating within. Feel the calm.

Take this feeling with you for the rest of the day.

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Sacred Insights

I quite regularly find myself speaking to women who are uncertain about the purpose and practice of Yoni Massage and Blessing as part of the Nurturing Practice of AH (Awakening and Healing). And yet, I see the demand for this uniquely feminine body of work rising every year.

We highlight the AH Practice as the transformational core of what we will be presenting during the Women’s Retreat in Costa Rica and the weekend in Chapel Hill. I’ve been leading groups of women in this ritual of ancient blessings since 1989.

Over these many years, the women who have attended and participated in the celebrations or rituals of Yoni Blessing have either known how important this blessing was and is to them or were at least willing to “land on the moon” and take the first step! Some of them signed up because they had seen this ritual in dreams. Some felt deeply that their yoni needed to receive “permission” from a Priestess to partake in sexual awakening and pleasure. Others could sense buried treasure within and wished for it to be revealed and released.

What I have witnessed during the sacred feminine ritual of touch to the hidden access to our feminine power could be filed as unbelievable or miraculous… the receiver is often quite surprised by what she remembers as the mysteries are opened after a long slumber. A memory of a past life or a scream of terror as the Inquisition is witnessed and felt all around her. She might remember something specific that she saw or felt during an abortion or during a sexual encounter that resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. She might feel the rejection or the abandonment of a beloved…. or she might surrender to the ecstatic energy within her as tears of gratitude flow. The true gift is contact with what blocks your pleasure and freedom to feel.

Trust issues with women, with mother, and with men often come to the surface. We teach the healing practice of presence, offering women infinite space to feel and release. What is held as separation between women is surprisingly transformed into pure intimacy. Many women ask “Why were we never shown this before?” or say things like “It makes so much logical sense that women would bless one another in this way!”

No one is ever required to participate or judged if they don’t. No one who isn’t ready is expected to have another women enter and bless her Sacred Space at all during our week-long retreat. It can sound very strange, threatening, or even weird from the point of view of reading about it on your computer, but you are invited to join and perhaps not know ahead of time if you are going to join in the ritual or not. I have held women who were too afraid to partake in the ceremony and asked them to reverently gaze at the scene before them… feeling all and fearing nothing. Your safety is assured.

There are often aftershocks, much like what happens post-earthquake when the land trembles with the shifts of the earth’s plates. When women dare to show up for one another as midwives of the sacred, our earth shifts. We are never quite the same again (in a “thank goodness” kind of way) for we emerge beyond the invisible fear of one another that we didn’t know we carried, a burden that separates. I have witnessed mothers and daughters partaking in the Goddess Blessing Ritual, only to “find” one another once and for all.

There are many stories in “the naked city.” When we dare to take off our masks and costumes and truly let down our hair, many secrets unfold. It is with great conviction that Amrita and I walk with you into the great mystery… the Sacred Sexual Awakening & Healing Retreat for Women in Costa Rica, Nov. 4-11. The $500 early-bird discount expires May 1st!

Oh, and be sure to join us for Sacred Feminine Conversations April 15. We will be exploring the concept of the Maga, the archetype between Mother and Crone. You can register here.

In Service to All,
Caroline

 

Taking it Even Deeper

Are you breathing as you read this? I’m not talking about automated, unconscious breathing that you don’t even think about… can you find your breath beyond the shallow in and out that keeps you alive? Do you grow impatient with yet another reminder to Breathe Deeply, slowly, and with a focus on filling your lungs, holding for a moment, and then exhaling in slow motion before you take your next breath? What does this have to do with the divine or the feminine or orgasmic sex or whatever you are into? Hmmmmm… I wonder!

It’s as though we must re-take kindergarten over and over again, but this time it’s adult kindergarten. Our stress levels and to-do lists are over the top, so who has time to remember this breathing stuff? The power of your conscious breath can slow your thinking and calm the wild beast of your mind in a very short time!

This is very complimentary to the Breathwork Amrita wrote about in the last blog and the power unleashed via the breath when guided intelligently and compassionately… as you will experience in our Costa Rica retreat.

We are not creatures who take well to the idea of clearing our thoughts or “not thinking” because it seems impossible to do. The mind chatters on no matter what technique you apply. Some call this “learning to meditate,” but as a great thinker once said to me, “Why would I want to quiet my mind when there are so many great ideas in there to think about?”

I was speechless! He actually had a point. Something as basic and simple as mastery over the mind or the breath leaves most humans weak in the knees. And yet I write this blog as a Great Reminder… as loss of Power relates to going unconscious in your daily breath… not your daily bread… your daily BREATH.

The Divine Feminine work of sexual healing and awakening is dependent on teaching clients and students to breathe deeply – letting go of big sounds on the exhale. Breathing modalities such as Holotropic Breathwork and Shamanic Breathwork® use the power contained within the breath to assist the breather in releasing and letting go. Doesn’t it make sense that bigger pleasure and bigger orgasms can be invited with deeper breathing, faster breathing, louder breathing, controlled breathing, guided breathing, and breathing that releases energy?

For a full return of your Power, darling, begin now to access your deeper breathing into the full capacity of your lungs. You can skip kindergarten and move onto the playground sooner! I really have to work hard with clients to get them to breathe more deeply… it’s just so ingrained to contract and keep our breath shallow.

Next is another nearly impossible request… that of making sounds. So, if you have a mind to practice your Daily Breath, do so as an orgasmic step toward more vitality and peace of mind; and I will mention that more pleasure will join more Power in everything you think and do. Share a nostril-to-nostril kiss of breath with your lover and see where that takes you………..

It may take you to Costa Rica come play with us in the Sacred Feminine Mystery School’s Sacred Sexual Awakening & Healing Retreat for Women November 4-11, where we will inhale the scent of the sacred as well as the tropical… where we will awaken nerve endings in all of our sacred spaces… in all of our openings into our bodies, so that we breathe through our genitals as well as through our nostrils!

Sound like fun? I promise! Join Caroline and Amrita in sharing what we do best and love most!

With a tickle as I breathe my love to you, Caroline