The Divine Feminine

The Mother Goddess Gaea, in Greek Mythology, the mother and creator of the gods and the universe. Painted by Anselm Feuerbach.

The Mother Goddess Gaea, in Greek Mythology, the mother and creator of the gods and the universe. Painted by Anselm Feuerbach.

We come into this world through the feminine, the Mother Earth, represented throughout the history of human mythology. For much of human prehistory, the guiding myth for humanity was centered in the notion of the Great Mother, from whom all life flowed, through which all life was interwoven and connected. We come from oneness, from love, the Mother Goddess representing the sacred and indivisible wholeness to which we ultimately must return.

The feminine energy, however, has been repressed in our culture, but is an indispensable aspect of human consciousness. It must be brought back into consciousness and restored to full balance with the masculine if we are to achieve a harmonious balance between these two essential ways of experiencing life.

As the wonderful author Anne Baring notes in her work, The Divine Feminine:

This is why the image of the Divine Feminine is returning to us now, to help us recover not only our sense of trust in life but also the relationship with a dimension of consciousness that we have, in our drive to be in control of life, ignored.”