We honored to share this guest blog post by the lovely Renee Scheer on the Divine Feminine and living an empowered, connected life. Renee is a recent graduate of our Certified Sacred Women's Circle Creatrix Training. Please comment below and let us know your thoughts!
Do you ever feel like you need a little pick me up, or disconnected from your body, or unsure of yourself? I’m pretty sure we all do at times. I find that one of the best ways to reconnect is to get back to basics and do something to honor my divine feminine, my inner muse. Here are 6 easy ways to get back to you.
- 6 Ways to Connect to the Divine Feminine -
Read Women Who Run With The Wolves
This book is truly life changing. The author succinctly describes the wild woman in her natural state of being with stories and revelations. It’s about intuition, facing and understanding our shadows, and how we as women can come back to our ancient wisdom. The first chapter tells a story about LaLoba, the old woman singing over the bones. This story translates to our own resurrection and there is a passage at the end of the chapter that hit a nerve the first time I read it.
“What has happened to my soul voice? What are the buried bones of my life? In what conditions is my relationship to the instinctual self? When was the last time I ran free? How do I make life come alive again? Where has LaLoba gone to?
There is so much good wisdom in this book that it will spark your own questions and curiosities about your true nature as a wild woman.
Nurture Your Moon Time
Our menstrual cycles are a time to care for ourselves and honor our mental, spiritual and physical bodies. When we bleed each month our bodies are going through a cleansing process. It’s a time for rest, solitude, contemplation and honoring. You might feel fatigued or emotional, sick or in pain. Everyone’s cycle is different so it’s important to listen to what all of your bodies (mental, spiritual and physical) are telling you. It’s ok to cancel plans. It’s ok to stay in bed. It’s ok to take time for yourself. Soak in hot salt bath, close your eyes and gently caress your pelvis, meditate, light a candle, give yourself a nurturing massage with essential oils, have a conversation with yourself or your ancestors, and do whatever you feel called to that makes you feel honored to be a woman.
Engage In Sisterhood
In our natural state of being, women are called to gather in sisterhood. Like a pack of wolves, we desire to care for and be cared for. Our instinctual nature is to find our pack and be part of family. Our sacred sisterhood is our family. If you are not engaged in relationships that encourage, honor and celebrate you, then it’s time to set boundaries and begin calling in your sisters who will. This is a time for women to rise together in love without competition and judgement the way our ancestors did. It’s really so important to gather together, hold hands, share hugs, cry, or do whatever feels good in their presence so that you can be held in love. When you have the support of divine sisterhood, there is nothing you can not do.
Do Your Soul Dance
Get up and dance, dance dance. Conscious dance or ecstatic dance is an extremely powerful way to reconnect and honor your divine feminine. I’m sure you have heard the phrase “dance like no one is watching”. It’s a real thing. The best way to do this is to start slow. Make yourself a playlist or find one online and let the rhythms move you from stillness into pure dancing bliss. Remove all thoughts and ideas of choreography from your mind and let your soul express herself in her natural state. Let your body do what feels good. There is no wrong way to do this. Do it alone or do it with your soul sisters and let yourself be wildly free. You won’t regret it.
Participate With Nature
There is a quote by poet Rainer Maria Rilke that truly sums this up.
“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
When I speak of participating with nature, I am referring to showing up with it. Having a conversation with it. Touching it. Feeling it. Breathing it. Being one with it. Learning from it. Just like the natural rhythms of nature, we also have rhythm. What can we learn from this? Dark and light, change of seasons, moon cycles, death and rebirth all teach us there is no right or wrong way to be, to feel. When you are feeling dark in your shadow self, go out at night and look at the sky. Notice how the black sky is lit by moonlight and stars and that even though there is darkness, there is still light. When you feel tired or lonely in autumn or winter, go out and be with the trees. Notice how even though their leaves have withered and fallen to the earth that they continue to stand tall in their knowing that new buds, new life will form and how patient they are in their stillness as they wait for next season. Concentrate and feel the earth beneath your feet, and all the roots and soil that lay under her. Learn from her and you will understand your own natural rhythm.
Listen To The Call
Like the animals in nature, we too have strong instincts. Ours, however, become more complicated as humans. When you hear a wolf song, do you ever wonder what they are communicating? I know I do. But what I know for sure is that their songs have meaning. Their instinctual nature to communicate this way keeps their pack safe and strong. These creatures do not have egos and they do not live in separation. They are part of the natural world that teaches us so much. Women are often compared to wolves for their instinctual nature but so many women ignore the call. Listen to the call when your intuition rises up to tell you something. How will you know? How can you be sure? Lean in. The beauty of intuition is that it comes from your divine, spiritual nature. It is not wrong. You will feel it in your body. There is true knowing. And if you need assistance, clear your mind, focus on your breathing, and connect to your womb space. All the answers you need are right there.
About the Author~
Renee Scheer is an Artist, a Muse and a Certified Sacred Women’s Circle Creatrix. She is passionate about creativity and artistic expression and is a believer in magic. You can learn more about Renee at her website here: www.reneescheer.com