♥ Cleopatra, Maria Magdalena, Morgane le Fay and so many other women have been upholding the Sacred Wild Feminine as true priestesses ♥
To paraphrase: ‘Every woman is a priestess except the ones who don’t know it yet.’ But what is a priestess? What is so deeply shared among us?
Inside I know. The priestess is my deepest expression of being a spiritual woman. It expresses how my life is interconnected with all other people, nature and life in general. It expresses my cellular knowing of the mystery. Of a world beyond good or bad. Of the sacredness of body, dance and nature.
Still, this question often throws me. Identifying as a priestess for over twenty years and training priestesses now for over 8 years I get this question often, and no amount of elevator pitch training has helped. There is so much beauty, power and colour to the word priestess. Each time I hear it or speak it my soul begint to gently hum. But when the question is asked to me directly, it throws me.
For my mind thinks I have to explain and justify. Explaining and justifying are two killers. Working as priestess and training priestesses hasn’t changed much to that, interestingly enough. What is changing it right now, is social media. Is seeing there are literally hundreds of thousands of women from all over the world connecting in priestess circles, in wild woman sisterhoods, and so forth. We are finding each other and we are all totally thrilled. We are discovering in our bones that we all hear the same call, share the same knowing, and are doing the same joyful work. For me, I feel the need to explain or justify is falling away. I can be. I can say what I feel and know.
Being a priestess is my answer to our planet’s call to honour again life, nature and the mystery. Whether I am at work or at home, with sisters of with colleaugues or with family. Being a priestess invites me to take my role as woman to stand in my own power next to a man, and also to take the role of holding us both in love. Ancient traditions all tell of this double role of women. Being a priestess means taking sacred time with women, to nourish this feminine power in me, and to become all that I can be. It means creating amazing life giving rituals. Aligning with nature and her cycles. Being a priestess means learning how every meeting, every love making, every dinner, every moment can be turned into a divine moment. Being a priestess means doing my inner work to clear all in me that is still obstructing this flow, becoming more and more a channel for the Sacred Wild Feminine.
Being a priestess means dancing at every opportunity ♥
Do you resonate with this priestess? Can you feel that deep down, covered under dust and mud, is your inner priestess and she is rising? I would love to read your comment, your experience, or whatever you would like to share on this topic ♥
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