I’m sure you’ve heard of the Divine Feminine, also known as the Sacred Feminine, at one point or another, whether it came up in conversation, or you listened to Mac Miller’s award-winning “Divine Feminine” album. The Divine Feminine is defined as an energy which can be felt, existing in all living things on our planet. It is a “spiritual lens” if you will. The Divine Feminine represents values that we all cherish which stem from the Greek and Roman Goddesses, for example, Athena’s qualities include wisdom and art, as well as science and culture.
The Divine Feminine can also be described as “the spiritual concept that there exists a feminine counterpart to the patriarchal and masculine worship structures that have long dominated organized religions.” She represents balance, embodies women, and restores balance to worship and spiritual practices.
The Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine Exist in Duality, Not Against One Another.
Many people when they think of the Divine Feminine, they automatically think of it against the Divine Masculine, the issue with this is that the two energies are not meant to be compared. One is not greater or better than the other; we do not compare and decide that Gods are “better” than Goddesses or vice versa. The Divine Feminine is half, the Divine Masculine is the other half, and they exist in harmony together, until an imbalance occurs, which poses its own set of issues. For example, according to Deepak Chopra, Global warming as an imbalance has resulted from “too much devotion to science and technology” and our disregard for mother nature and the environment.
Deepak Chopra speaks about the Divine Feminine on his website, explaining how right now, we are entrenched in a masculine energy which is so obsessed with power, domination, corporate greed, flagrant abuse of minority rights, etc. This is the imbalance, where the Divine Feminine cannot reach everyone. Chopra says that only a society blind to the value of the Divine Feminine thinks in the way that this is a man’s world and women must put up with all kinds of abuse to succeed.
One of the most common things that the feminine energy is associated with is reproduction, but it is not limited to just that. Growth, like the birth and rebirth of things, is also a powerful feminine energy. There is an abundance of goddesses, deities, and spirits who offer much that we can learn from along the journey of becoming more connected and in tune with the Divine Feminine Energy. Doing the research and work is so important since many of the wonderful aspects of the Divine Feminine and Feminine energy have been suppressed by colonial and religious forces.
World Issues that Require the Divine Feminine.
I have to say, reading about how certain very big world issues require a feminine energy was at first a bit difficult to understand, but after a while it all kind of clicks and makes sense. Things like women appearing more and more in politics which represents a balancing, or how climate change and racial justice are “topics that focus on nurturing our planet and our people, restoring a supportive society” are important to look at through a lens of decolonization, which also includes the patriarchal way in which governments currently go about business. The Line 3 Pipeline is a very devastating example of the destructive opposite of what she and her energy represent. The preservation of our planet is a huge part of the Feminine Energy.
Below are some books recommended by Dr. Hale for you to learn more about The Divine Feminine and how you can work on getting in touch with her yourself.
“Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality”
by Carol P. Christ