Striving for balance in this world
Relearning how to listen and observe
Connecting with the creative force within
Embracing the sacred feminine!
For all of us in the northern hemisphere, we have reached the height of summer. Today is lughnasadh, one of the cross quarter festivals, all of which represent a change in the manifest energy. Right now, it is the time of the grain harvest and our opportunity to express our gratitude to the earth for providing us with so much abundance. As well as taking stock of our own personal harvest.
Lugh is an old Irish god, who died at this time of the year. His death represented the death or sacrifice of the male ego, which gives way to the rebirth of the feminine power. This is the energy shift that is happening right now, as we let go of our active phase and move into our more receptive phase. Through this, we achieve balance within our lives. Embracing both sides of ourselves.
This is what we are witnessing in the world right now. This huge shift of power and energy, as the time of the patriarchy comes to an end and hopefully we enter a phase that embraces both the masculine and the feminine!
Now is the time to create, to manifest. Our earth mother is the seed, she is the womb, she is the soil, that we and so many depend upon. The sacred feminine, creating regenerative power, providing us with abundance. This is what we need to embrace right now. Listen to and observe the earth, bare witness to the messages that she sends to us. We are all creators, so lets create!
When we have been touched by nature and allowed ourselves to reconnect with her, we are brought to a place of inner silence and oneness. When we take the time to sit outside and observe, how the intricate relationships within nature enable all life forms to thrive, we begin to understand how important it is to embrace all sides of ourselves. We hold both masculine and feminine energies within and both are vital for our well being.
At this time of the year we honour the mother aspect of the triple goddess. the great provider, bringing with her fertility, growth and abundance. Which is, what we as individuals are experiencing right now, as well as the land around us. When we embrace Mother Nature , she gifts us with the ability to align our lives with the natural rhythms of the earth. Cycles that never end and opportunities for deep reflection, that lead us to explore and create.
The feminine energy is all about creation, it is about birth and rebirth. The ability to birth life and new ideas. To learn from our experiences and challenges and rebirth ourselves anew.
As a woman who birthed three children, I embraced my wild, feminine energy. She came in many different forms, during my pregnancy and my birth and now as a mother. I learned to nurture myself during pregnancy,a gift I carried with me into motherhood. It was something I always carried with me, but it was a side of me that I showered onto others, my desire to nurture those around me
But how can I really nurture them, if I first do not nurture myself, this was a cycle of growth, a cycle that is so prominent in nature, within ourselves. Observing, learning and growing!
Birth took me on a journey, a journey that re connected me with the animal within. This wild ancient sense of self, that knew exactly what to do, to birth my children. My primal self that connected with my ancestors, my ancestors that I called in during my mother blessing. Opening myself up to the sacred feminine!
This was the start of motherhood for me, returning to Ireland to birth my daughter and reconnect with Brigid, the ancient Celtic goddess of fire, poetry, healing, childbirth, and unity. For me Brigid really represents balance, recognizing the masculine and feminine within us all. To sit strong in our gentleness and be gentle with our strength.
In order for us to move forward, we need to do so in unity. We need to seek inner balance and peace. To acknowledge the importance of both our masculine and feminine energies, allowing us to create more tolerance and respect for one another! Because the Sacred feminine is not about focusing only on the feminine, it is very much about embracing unity and balance. The very things that are needed so that we can grow!
We are so much more that what we have been told!
So many of Our stories are yet to be created, those pages bare, for what lies ahead, but in embracing our whole self, we welcome balance and harmony. We finally re- connect and remember and we move forward so much stronger and self assured.
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