What is the Divine Feminine and how does she show up in the world?

The Divine Feminine comprises a multitude of archetype energies, deities, virtues, and personifications of principles and ideas/concepts that drive and inspire the motivation, desires, and behavior of individuals—and of humanity as a collective. SHE is “anima,” the spark of inspiration, catalyst of change, and siren of desire.

The Divine Feminine is experiencing a re-emergence—a rebirth into the collective consciousness. For centuries she has been downplayed, demeaned, removed from her place of honor and reverence by the dominant patriarchal culture. We are now in a time when the Divine Feminine is the subject of intense interest and many conversations and she is beginning to receive the veneration and devotion she deserves. The Divine Feminine represents the supreme level of feminine expression and manifestation in the universe. She comprises the best of the feminine in all its measure.

Women subjugated to male thinking and ideals can lack examples and models to nurture their inherent connection to the divine. By considering the stellar qualities of positive, “divine,” archetypes women will find models of thinking and behavior that nurtures spiritual and psychological advancement.

As multifaceted, spirit-embodied beings, we each have a complex psychological and emotional constitution that produces one’s inner health and outer reality. Each one of us, male and female, carries within our psyche both Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine archetype energies. From these archetypes come our conscious thoughts, plans, desires, goals and agendas.

These archetype energies intertwine and cooperate to produce a uniquely personal expression and experience of life. Sexuality is just one expression in which this confluence of energies distinctly manifests. A female gendered person does not mean that only feminine energy is present. Also, a person’s sex (chromosomes) and the archetypal energies present in the psyche are not dependent on each other.

Developing a harmonious relationship of “inner” masculine and feminine is humanity’s evolutionary challenge and a process of spiritual advancement. It is through the integration and harmonization of one’s inner masculine and feminine that we reach higher, integrated, holistic consciousness. For Men: it is advantageous to contemplate and integrate the “feminine” archetype qualities listed here into their inner feminine —or “anima.”

By developing healthy, integrated aspects of the divine feminine and divine masculine within the psyche real progress can be made in gender reconciliation and achieving an egalitarian society.

Goddess, Queen, Priestess, Warrioress, Lover, Wise Woman

There are many Divine Feminine archetypes—each with their unique expression of Divine Feminine energy—six have been chosen to represent those with the strongest influence on conducive psychological functioning and one’s psycho-spiritual evolution. By regular conscious feeding of these archetypal energies—weaker aspects are nurtured to fullness.

A Suggested Practice

Those seeking to discover and nurture their expression of the Divine Feminine will want to:

1.     Contemplate what the “fullness” of each archetype expression means to you.

2.     How do these archetypes currently show up in your life. Look for areas and ways you are already embodying #1. Don’t look for the places you are deficient or lack in the fullness of the archetype. Only look for what you ARE doing.

As you acknowledge and accept what you are already doing, you will notice more places where you already are, or are beginning to, embody the fullness of the archetype. Its like seeing in a dark room, after some time your sight “adjusts,” or expands, and you see more of what was already there. As you contemplate each archetype, you will notice more and more areas where it already exists in your awareness and behavior. This is due to radiation of the archetype energy spreading out in a “blossoming” or unfolding effect within the psyche and happens whenever archetype energy is accessed and stimulated.

Contemplation also strengthens the awareness. Two things are accomplished—you see what is already there, reinforcing what is presently integrated, and you strengthen what is beginning to emerge in your awareness, behavior, and ability.

Any aspects of the archetype that seem “new” can be integrated by imagining: “what it would feel like?” —to think or behave in this new way and see what shifts of thinking and behaving that produces. As you do, look for circumstances or opportunities that could be positively affected by adopting these higher concepts, principles and motivations and seek to enable their presence.

by Sunyata Satchitananda

{Part II tomorrow 🙂 }

{The Divine Masculine coming soon too ;-)}


The Gifts of the Divine Feminine

These are in tune with Nature’s Cycles of Birth, Life and Death – the ability to create life in all forms and to destroy what is no longer needed.

~The Protector – Energetic protection and the setting of boundaries so her and her loved ones are safe.

~The Healer – The power of healing, through plants, animals, energy and cutting edge methods. She has healed her pain and now heals others.

~The Wise Woman – In touch with the void, the sacred silence, the Higher Self, a strong Intuition, in sync with the moon, the cycles of nature and the dream world; knowledge of past lives.

~The Muse – The creatrix, the artist, the architect of her world. She knows the laws of Attraction, Magnetism, Receptivity, attracting in all that we desire. Keeping the well full so we can give more.

~The Wild Woman – Uninhibited, passionate, beautiful in her primal state.

~Mother Earth – Nurturing, loving, compassionate.

~The Sensual Goddess – Sensual, our pleasure is sacred, our sexuality is life force.

~The Nymph – Playful and in awe of this world.

~The Warrior – Bold and fierce, stands for her truth, goes after her desires.

~The Mystic – A knowing of the unknown, of ancient forgotten knowledge and ritual.

Featured photo by Ava Sol



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