If you go on Facebook often or are part of women’s circles or empowerment conversations, ultimately you hear the word Goddess. Goddess is tossed around a lot today and in fact, there is a reclamation happening of this Divine aspect of who you are.
In ancient traditions, Goddesses were revered for specific traits and qualities.
In India, Kali is honored as the Goddess of destruction. With her red tongue hanging out, black wild hair, bloodied sword, skulls dangling as a necklace, holding a severed head, she uses her sword to cut off all that separates us from out true Nature.
In Egyptian mythology, Isis is worshipped as the Goddess of Fertility and Motherhood which basically makes her the Goddess of Creation itself. Isis was also known as a magical and powerful physician with the ability to cure body, mind, and Spirit. Through Isis, women have discovered the Divine Feminine within. And once they discover the Divine Feminine, they realize they can heal others in times of need. They can stand as independent strong women, rather than just “existing” in the patriarchal world.
These Goddesses are meant to remind you of your inner wise woman. We might cling to certain Goddesses to help bring forward more of the qualities they embody. The truth is, these qualities exist in every woman.
Lured by my desire to experience more aspects of the Goddess within, I started taking pole-dancing classes in August. I felt that there was part of my Feminine Essence I couldn’t quite grab ahold of. I would have fleeting moments with Her, but couldn’t sustain for long periods of time. Or, maybe like you, I had merely forgotten about these innate parts or assumed that certain qualities just “weren’t me.”
In dance class, there is certain music that brings alive my “Erotic Creature.” And, for this creature to be coaxed into the world, I also need to feel safe. In my class, there are no mirrors so I can’t fixate on how silly or clumsy or unsexy I might look. The room is almost dark, except for some candles.
And every woman in the class cheers me on.
What I realized, is that when I get out of my head and into my body and the pleasure she derives in that space, my inner Goddess can flourish. She declares herself.