The Divine Feminine is the innate essence of the earth we live on, the Mother from which all we are and all we have was created. She is also Shakti; the fundamental creative power of the universe.
She is in all of us, she's in our right brain hemisphere, and the left side of our body. She's in how we listen, forgive, intuit and empath. She’s there when we feel compassion and gratitude. When we nurture our silence, going within to meditate or pray, we are connecting to the deep Divine Feminine inside all of us.
As we step outside onto the ground with our bare feet, we are connecting with her, skin to skin.
As we tend to our garden; planting seeds, pulling weeds, harvesting, and composting we are working with her and her rhythms.
As we watch the moon change nightly in the sky, we are connecting with her cycle of birth, growth, completion, and renewal.
There are a myriad of Goddesses, archetypes, and stories that describe her, these are windows into working with her as a primal force. Some may resonate strongly with us from our cultural upbringing, others have come to us from outside our knowledge base as emissaries to draw us purposefully into her energy. As we open ourselves to her flowing grace and power, she will teach us how best to connect with her.
If we have worked with MariEL, we have amplified our connection to the Divine Feminine to be a conscious conduit for her primal energy. Our vibration resonates with hers, and we will find ourselves being drawn into places and situations that are in need of that energy to come into balance, or healing or harmony. Many times we won’t realize that, we’ll just be living our day-to-day life, going where we need to go and doing what we need to do. But if we apply our spiritual practice; through meditation, prayer, shamanic journey, we begin to tap into another level of being, and we will be able to intuitively know when we are being called into service.
Once attuned to MariEL, we are radiating that energy 24/7 and when we work consciously with our intuition, we may often know how to be of service. Sometimes it is simply to BE, to radiate the light that we are into the area, the group, the situation. Other times we may be out in nature and are drawn to take off our shoes and form a conduit directly with our body to the land, channeling MariEL to the area.
If we find ourselves in a difficult situation with other people, wondering what THAT is all about, consider the possibility that we were drawn there in Divine perfection to add the light of our being to the situation to raise consciousness. And also of course to shine light upon the shadows of our own issues that are coming up to be healed - that’s the “practice” part of our spiritual practice.
No matter what form of spiritual practice we use; MariEL, Usui Reiki, Shamanic journey, meditation, prayer, kirtan, dance, if we set our intention to connect to the Divine Feminine, she will be there. By setting a second intention to allow our intuition to be open and receptive, we will be consciously interacting with and embodying her Divine essence.
Goddess knowledge card deck by Susan Seddon-Boulet
To help you tend to soul issues that may manifest in physical, emotional, mental or spiritual aspects of your life, and to give you tools to empower your path to harmony and well-being.
-There are so many kindred spirits doing the work out there. I include these links to help our community connect with one another.
FAIRY CONGRESS - Offers a summer weekend gathering in person with workshops, circles and of course faeries and nature beings! They also offer a winter virtual weekend with amazing guest speakers like Orion Foxwood, David Spangler and R.J. Stewart. I highly recommend joining the online network to participate in monthly workshops, circles, and book clubs.
SACRED HOOP Magazine Guide to Shamanism Compilation- http://www.sacredhoop.org/Pages/FreeGuide.html
Owner Valeria Pearson lovingly created SOLE TO SOUL YOGA studio with a community focus. There are classes for all levels and events that lift the spirit. I am delighted to partner with her to offer a kirtan chanting circle once a month.
My friend and herbalist mentor, LAWRENCE BIRCH is a Certified Clinical Herbalist, plant whisperer and shamanic practitioner. If you need custom tincture blends or are interested in a wildcrafting apprenticeship, he is the teacher extraordinaire:
ROGER WHEELOCK and GAYLE RUTH are shamanic practitioners and teachers in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. https://www.rainmother.com/ I am grateful to be able to take part in ceremony with them, and to support their love for the Peruvian people through the World Ayni Association. Roger has a practice in Asheville, NC https://www.communityshaman.com/
NEW WORLD KIRTAN = Kitzie's podcasts include interviews with artists and kirtan music. I love attending her weekly Satsang group and the New World Kirtan Band concerts -