Happy International Women’s Day! I couldn’t think of a more appropriate day to write my first blog post exploring different ways you can honor and embrace your Divine Feminine.
The Divine Feminine is simply an inherent, sacred femininity within all of us and all of creation. When you explore and tune in to your feminine side, you bring a nourishing, empowered energy into your life and those around you.
Here are some simple ways to tap into your inner earthy, feminine goddess:
ADORN YOURSELF For centuries, women have adorned themselves with items from nature, jewelry, and clothing to express themselves. Adornment is a sacred connection between your inner and outer being. Adorn yourself with your favorite jewelry, textiles, flowers crowns, braids, makeup. // Do whatever makes YOU feel beautiful. //
CONNECT WITH PACHAMAMA Mother Earth is the one of the most powerful feminine beings out there. Show her some love: make a flower mandala, plant an herb garden, go for a walk in nature, tune into the cycles of the moon, start a compost, watch the sunrises and sunsets. // There are truly endless ways to show her love and respect. //
MEDITATE Developing a meditation practice can be a challenge, but it is worth it (I still am not consistent with mine--be patient with yourself!). Start by creating a sacred space. It could be one with candles, crystals, feathers, incense, etc. or just a comfortable, clean corner of your room. Whatever you prefer, make a space for you to tune in. Honor whatever thoughts come your way, and turn your focus to your breath. If sit down meditation isn't your style, start a weekly hike in nature, or attend a yoga class. There are many forms of meditation. // Do what is right for you! // (Making Space by Thich Nhat Hanh is a great reference for starting a meditation practice.)
PRACTICE SELF LOVE "The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself." -Steve Maraboli // Taking time for yourself is not selfish, it is necessary. Slow down, take a trip alone, go for a hike, drink wine, take a bath, eat lots of dessert, dance, listen to a record, go to a farmer's market, drink tea, cook real food, visit a museum, journal. // Again, do whatever makes YOU happy! //
EMBRACE YOUR FEMININE INSTINCTS The world can always benefit from more feminine instincts. Having compassion, trusting your intuition, expressing your emotions, nurturing yourself and others--all of these things are true to the Divine Feminine within us. Honor and respect these beautiful feminine traits within yourself. (I can't recommend Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés enough to explore these traits and all things feminine.)
You probably noticed the recurring theme of do what is right for you. Embracing your femininity can manifest itself in so many different ways, but it all goes back to honoring your truth.
And with this, I hope your creative juices are flowing and you are feeling inspired to tune in to your Divine Feminine.
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I would like to be known as
an intelligent woman,
a courageous woman,
a loving woman,
a woman who teaches by being.