Goddess Rising: Awakening the Divine Feminine
Today’s modern society can best be described as a paradox: On the one hand, our culture seems to be quickly evolving into a luminous ”golden age” of consciousness we’ve never witnessed before. People are coming together in refreshing ways to nurture the planet, create sustainable
Today’s modern society can best be described as a paradox: On the one hand, our culture seems to be quickly evolving into a luminous ”golden age” of consciousness we’ve never witnessed before. People are coming together in refreshing ways to nurture the planet, create sustainable communities and work for social change. Veganism has hit the mainstream; yoga and meditation studios abound on every corner. In lieu of sticking it out in corporate jobs, more professionals of all ages are walking away from empty paychecks to live their dreams and nurture their truest soul callings. This awakening of human consciousness is creating movement towards greater creativity, compassion, wellness, communion with nature and a sincere respect for religious, ethnic and gender diversity.
On the other hand, our world is grappling with the backlash of social pariahs like racism, sexism, homophobia, class inequalities and religious intolerance, often leading to violence; unbridled materialism which has led to global warming, environmental decimation, natural disasters and severe weather across the globe; and patriarchal world leaders on every continent who seem hell-bent on hoarding wealth and power instead of serving their constituents.
As outdated patriarchal structures rise in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater. It’s clear that now is the time for balance to be restored to the planet. But how do we bring balance to what seems like two opposite extremes?
For more insight, I sat down with Mare Cromwell, award-winning author of The Great Mother Bible and founder of the 1,000 Goddesses movement in Washington, D.C., which last year gathered hundreds of light workers on the National Mall to honor, heal and pray for Mother Earth. As an intuitive healer, Mare believes balance can only be restored by awakening the “Divine Feminine”, which is helping both women and men reconnect to Source and step into more nurturing relationships with themselves, their communities and the planet.