The Sacred Feminine… (I mean who the hell is she anyway?)
There is a lot of talk these days about the Sacred Feminine.
And it is my opinion this is a damn good thing, yes indeed, she does need to be brought to the table in our conversations, in our thoughts and actions, to dance floors and to bedrooms and community gatherings and, yes please!!! the halls of parliament….
But who, and what, exactly is she?
Well, where to start? Most of us have been raised in a world that values logic and reason and results that can be measured, ideally in a laboratory by men in white coats…
Well guess what! The Sacred Feminine cannot be accessed through any of these means.
She is a mystery, a mystery that lives though our bodies, a mystery that cannot be measured, verified or validated. She is so obvious that we could forget to honour her; we could get so stuck in our ideas that we forget to feel her in us, as us, dancing into existence through us.
She is the most natural thing in the world.
Indeed She is nature itself.
She speaks to us in our natural urges to nourish, to be nourished, to feel, to connect, to love, to be loved. She shows her face sometimes as a ferocious love that will do anything required to protect what is most important to us, or as a wildness that lives to express itself through our feelings, yearnings, movements and emotions.
And sometimes she is felt as a knowing that defies logic but is undeniable, a knowing that churns in our bellies and rumbles in our wombs and informs us when we are doing something that is just oh so wrong for us; or a glow that shines from within when we are walking the path of our deepest truth.
Yet none of this can be put under a microscope, or bottled, or sold or scientifically validated or categorized…..
But does that mean that she does not exist?
What many women are finding, in the playgrounds of their own bodies, in the deep intimacy of solo and shared lovemaking, in the wildness and intensity of their authentic emotional experience and in the increasingly popular Sacred Feminine circles where women come together to explore, embody and celebrate the Sacred Feminine within them…
What they are finding is that the Sacred Feminine is very much alive and well, in fact it kind of feels like she is waking up, stirring from a deep slumber, stretching her limbs, shaking us up and beckoning us to hurry up and get out of our heads and listen!
She is asking us to hurry up and do less and feel more and trust ourselves and trust her.
And so despite the completely illogical lunacy of it all (luna-moon-take note) getting a sense of the Sacred Feminine is surprisingly simple.
Our quest to know Her is all about listening.
To find Her we need only to sink deeply into the wisdom of our own bodies, we get to know Her intimately when we allow and embody our natural feminine qualities of receptivity, authenticity and compassion.
Quite simply our ability to know what the hell the sacred feminine is rests purely in our ability to feel Her and become a vessel for Her expression.
And this comes with a warning label; for when you let Her in, nothing will ever be the same again….
Amongst other mysterious phenomena: life will never again be boring, sex will never be two- dimensional, emotions will flow out easily and majestically and you forget to apologize for who you are….
Your emotional energy will be become a strong power that activates and motivates all you do, you will not dance in a conventionally sanctioned manner; it will be wild it will be delicious and the dance will come from deep within, people will notice that you have ‘something about you’. In your daily life you will know what to do from somewhere very much other than your head, you will feel unexplainably intimate with life, you will be filled with a love and wonder that rips you apart at the seams, and you will have signed up, better or for worse, for the adventure of your life….
Sonja Shradha Devi
Sonja Shradha Devi is a modern day priestess guiding women to embrace their feminine wisdom, power and sacred sensuality. She is a teacher of Sacred Feminine Yoga and the Tao Tantric Arts and a women’s Healer, Coach and Author.
She is an assistant teacher for the Spring 2014 training of Tao Tantric Arts in Bali.