Sacred Feminine Energy
Sacred Feminine energy, women in general, have learned to give of their own sustenance, of their very body, often times until they are left physically and emotionally spent. Feeling depleted and empty, we look for validation, approval, and worthiness from others outside of ourself. Not finding it in the external, one is left feeling shamed, blaming self, and overcompensating to fill the emptiness. Our vessel runs dry.
You must give to yourself what you seek in the external. You must give yourself love, attention, pleasure, support, creativity and appreciation. It is an act of sacred devotion to Love yourself. Spirit requires this devotion from you, because Spirit needs your gifts poured out into the world as love and service. In truth, you can only give and serve from your surplus, your overflowing full cup. It is the creative juices from Self-Love that feeds you and fills your cup to overflowing. When you know this, you make decisions and follow through with action guided by Self-Love.
Here's where the miracle happens. When you have filled yourself up with Self-Love, Pleasure, Nutrition, Rest, Healthy Boundaries, Creativity, Self-Appreciation, Spiritual practice—the most Spiritual act of Self-Love is to give your love to another, especially one who challenges you to love, one you may not want to love, one you have "issues" with. This generosity opens the ocean of waters and fills your Divine sacred vessel to a never ending of overflow.
Truly such Spiritual Self-Love will stir up the shadow as no other. To deeply feel into the sacred Self, to be able to see and express our value, beauty, and power, this is to experience the very essence of the Divine Feminine. The magic and miracle of being a woman is that our Shadow turns us toward the Light. What we see in our Spirit is the Light of our own Love reflected. The Divine Feminine lives and breathes through each of us. Her vibration is expressed both individually and collectively. When we choose to recognize and honor the Divine Feminine, we are choosing to recognize and honor our own sacred Selves.
This is the powerful Divine Feminine, for She is We and We are She. We are all holy women, the daughters, the priestess, the Goddess container, the sacred chalice of all mysteries, the Great Mother of All That Is. There is no separation. When Self-Loving, individually powerful Women gather to stir each other's shadows, support each other's growth, reflect each other's Light, and work together, Sacred Feminine power is reclaimed in the collective body. She emerges as a loving, transformative creative energy. Natural order and balance is restored. That's how Sacred Spirit Self-Love changes the world. It is the only thing that can.
What You Hold, May You Always Hold
Clare of Assisi
What you hold, may you always hold.
What you do, may you do and never abandon.
But with swift pace, light step,
so that even your steps stir no dust,
securely, joyfully, and swiftly,
on the path of prudent happiness,
agreeing with nothing
which would dissuade you from this resolution
or which would place a stumbling block for you on the way,
so that you may offer your vows to the Most High
in the pursuit of that perfection
to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.
(English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM
Original Language Italian)
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