Closing article for Women’s History Month
The Goddess Circle
Historically, women have lacked support, entitlement and validation for centuries. There is one source of support, however, that has kept us strong; and that is the Goddess Circle. Whether it is a circle of family women, friends or a like-hearted community of women, solidarity and sisterhood has allowed women not only to survive our political slavery for centuries, but to thrive and help our families and communities thrive. Do you have a Goddess Circle?
The Women’s History Month Series
This article is an extra yummy treat in the Women’s History Month Series. I did one article per month, but I don’t know how, there is still one month to go (perhaps I started earlier or the abundance of the Goddess created more space), so here’s the delicious dessert for the series.
Read the other articles in the series here:
- Women’s History Month-Wearing your Unique Gifts
- Women’s History Month-Heart-based Female Leadership
- Women’s History Month-From Appearance to Experience
- Women’s History Month-What I wish my mother had told me
The Goddess Gifts
The Goddess Circle magnifies and spreads many of the powers of the Sacred Feminine or Shakti Energies. Here are a few of the essential powers:
- Emotional Intelligence
There are so many more! But if your circle of female friends, family or peers values and promotes these Sacred Feminine gifts or powers, it will propel the members of the circle into joyful, ecstatic living and working.
I’ve separated these gifts into four sets so that I can briefly describe them in this article without going on forever. But if you print this and bring it to the circle, you can use this as an exploration that yields a Goddess Circle Agreement to enrich your relationships and dispels the Shadows that steal support among women.
The Intimacy Gifts
Women are masters of receptivity. We are wired to listen not only to what people are saying, but to micro-expressions, voice subtleties and even vibrations, so that through listening, empathy, resonance, body language, emotional intelligence and the art of communication, we create deep intimacy and go beyond the surface pretty quickly. A circle of women healing themselves can quicken the participants healing miraculously!
The opposite of true intimacy is superficial competition based on who’s who, who is prettier, younger, has better clothing or is better off. This type of energy is not in harmony with the Goddess and is a copy of the dog-eat-dog mentality that Patriarchy has instilled in our minds.
Gossip is EVIL, sisters. It creates dark energies and destroys the beauty of the circle. Communication strives to listen with all our senses, to understand with the heart, to express oneself truthfully and to listen to the possibilities in the dreams, to the solutions in the questions. How miraculous it is when we truly communicate! Innovation, creativity, and solutions that benefit the entire circle as well as the individuals are the product of communication.
The Empathy Gifts
- Emotional Intelligence
Until fairly recently, we had forgotten the wisdom of the Sacred Feminine that emphasizes emotional creative channeling. Emotions were devalued as female “hysteria” or at best as a woman’s peculiar gift. Luckily this understanding has resurfaced with the name of Emotional Intelligence, and we now understand that the best leaders are those with emotional intelligence because they can connect to the team and motivate it to work. We know more about Emotional Intelligence now and appreciate that it allows us to learn, change and create in different ways than logical intelligence.
Empathy is the emotional resonance that allows us to feel with another, to walk in their shoes. It is one of the most powerful binding agents.
Passion is magnetic. If empathy binds us together, passion magnetizes those who resonate with that emotional vibrancy, so that it creates movements that can change the world.
Compassion is the result of empathy and allows us to temper judgment with mercy, to practice unconditional love or at least acceptance, tolerance and flexibility for the mistakes or misfortunes of others. Compassion also allows forgiveness, one of the greatest powers of the human emotional field; right up there with gratitude.
The Ceremonial Gifts
Women are the heart of family and community. For more on this, click here. Historically, we have created the rites of passage and ceremonies that keep us together, celebrate growth, happiness and abundance and help us cope with crisis and grieving.
The soul, the seat of intent, is the powerhouse that illuminates a woman’s wisdom. It works in the Heart Chakra, guiding us to the right ritual, the word or gesture, the embrace or giving space and to other practices that facilitate our community’s life and emotional processes. We know when to make and serve the food so that it comforts the grieving in a funeral. We know how to offer the help without offending. We know, when we listen to our Soul, how to enter Oneness to know, heal and communicate at a distance.
Their archetypal spirit rises from the Goddess Circle to guide and support each of us and to charge our Heart-based Female Leadership, so that we can go back to our family or pack and help it thrive.
The Creative Gifts
Creativity is a function of the right brain hemisphere, of the heart and emotional field and of the imagination.
In the Female Hara Center (located in the Sexual Chakra), you can summon and refine energies for miracles, healing, manifesting, resilience and amazing feats. That is all available to you in the Female Hara Center.
For centuries, women have been slaves of a more or less evident type. But we have still not only survived, but stayed at the center of our families and Tribes as the heart of the hearth. We learned to adapt, to use the myths around our gender to survive and thrive and to mask our power in ways that allowed us to apply it invisibly. Though this masking of our power and manipulating the myths that oppress us needs to change now ~so that we can balance the male and female energies in humanity~ this adaptability and camouflaging abilities have served us well. They can still help us maneuver and strategize in ways that minimize confrontation and create innovative solutions.
When women harmonize with each other for a common goal while honoring the individuals in the group, a powerful electromagnetic field of creative, intuitive vision is generated. This field is a net of all the Sacred Feminine gifts of each member combined and multiplied by the resonant fields of the Sacred Feminine in the Natural or Elemental World and the Sacred Worlds. In other words: we bring down the Goddesses!
If you have a Goddess Circle, use these reflections to value and nurture it. If you do not have a Goddess Circle, seek one. If there is none, create it.
Light and love,
The Dream Alchemist
My heart tells stories that illuminate the path to your Dreams.