One of my personal pet peeves regarding the Divine Feminine is the lack of a female human who rises to the level of Savior or Goddess, especially in the West. I have written about this pet peeve of mine in My Karma Ran Over My Dogma and in Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom. There are, of course, female figures in religious texts but there isn’t a woman with a detailed history, with stories about her life that have ever risen to the level that Jesus and others have.
So this was my complaint (again) to the Divine a few weeks ago. I wanted a direct connection to a female image of the Divine that I had some personal history with in terms of “I knew about this woman growing up from spiritual texts.” Quan Yin, while a lovely figure, was unknown to me until a few years ago. I have no personal history with her or any other figures outside of the Christianity in which I was raised. This issue has seemed important to me in order to balance out the vast inequity in so many male figures in so many religions, including Christianity that rise to the level of Divinity.
Anyway, so I said to the Divine, “I want a concrete sign of the Divine Feminine.”
Be careful what you pray for!
The next day, I saw a neighbor had offered her free Mary garden statue to anyone who was willing to move it. Note: it was made of concrete.
Needless to say, it’s now at my place!
About a week after I received this statue, I had a typical energy download—major headache that wouldn’t completely go away no matter how much I worked on my hara line to get the energy to flow. By the time I went to bed, the pain was 80% better, but the lingering pain would have to get resolved while sleeping, which is also a typical way for an energy download to completely integrate for me.
That night while the new energy worked through the old energies and integrated itself into me and the pain completely disappeared, I had two very lucid dreams. I won’t go into the details of either of them, except to say that I understood their meanings easily and they clearly had themes of integration that are specific and common for me.
Two nights later, I had another lucid dream: I could see far above me in the sky, Mother Mary descending towards me. I knew it was Mother Mary, partially from her blue dress and partly from my intuition. As she came closer, I saw her as a cartoon figure (sometimes intuition is funny/odd/comical—in this case, literally comical!) and as she came down to my head, I felt energy flood all over me. I was then immediately given an energy lesson and found myself on a dense energy plane, out in the middle of the Puget Sound. Again, I won’t go into the details of that particular lucid dream, but it was the first time I’ve ever had such a type of an energy lesson, and it was particularly vivid.
This subsequent lucid energy lesson was the direct result of Mother Mary coming to me. The other direct result that I realized over the next few days, was that I had received a physical healing from issues I has having with my body from past life traumas. Thus far, in the four weeks since Mother Mary came to me in that lucid dream, I have had no more issues. Mother Mary also made an appearance to a student in a Reiki class I taught a couple of weeks ago. It seems the Divine Feminine is alive and well and working to help us in any way that we can to connect meaningfully with Source, who is beyond all yet in all.
What are your connections to the Divine Feminine? How can you make them more “concrete”? How can you both ask for what you need from the Divine and at the same time "let it be"?