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Using and Reviewing the exercises of Spiritual Catalyst Teal Scott

Category: Divine Feminine Project

Divine Feminine Project – Week 2: The Role of Destruction in Creation

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This week, for the Divine Feminine Project, I have been focusing on creation. On dancing, on expression. Something interesting happens when we play with creation: we stir up the old, the stuckness, the sludge that kept us back. That lethargy. That feeling of inability to get out of our chair, bed, to get up and move, create, sing, dance. Suddenly it’s in our face. It’s taunting us. Threatening to push us back down, force our heads under the water. And in that moment, we get to decide. We get to allow the momentum of our fears to overcome us, or to don warrior paint, to fly into battle, to dissolve the ego, to tear down the old and make room for the new.

An integral part of creation is destruction. Sometimes we need to delve into the depths of our beings, into the fucked up areas of ourselves, to emerge with that inner fire, that drive, the inability to sit, complacent.

I am not willing to be a pushover. I am not interested in being analyzed or handed out Freudian theories as my party favor for participating in this life. I demand respect. I demand, from the deepest essence of my being, to sound my voice. The guttural growl, the primal scream, the self that gets stuffed down, glossed over, tamed and bound. Fuck the “good girl” archetype. If you call me a good girl I will bite your goddamn nose off! I will not submit to your every wish. I’m not your genie, your prop, your ornamental jewelry. I am not here to make you look good. I am here to exist, to kindle the fire in my belly, I am here to live instinctually. It will be messy. I will spill blood from the depths of my being. I will cry and laugh and howl at the inappropriate times. No amount of biblical references, witch burning or body shaming can subdue me.

I am owning my wildness.

Warrior Kali, ignite the fiery burning in my belly. Give me the strength to live fully, destroying all false sense of self. Help me to reclaim the WILD essence of me. Allow me to rage, to destruct, to unleash the beast whose voice needs to be heard. Guide my blade as I eviscerate feelings of meekness, fear and doubt.

 

A-WOMEN!

 

Divine Feminine Project – Week 2: Creative Expression

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Photo by Elena Stanton Photography

Divine Mother, thank you for cradling me in the womb of your loving energy. Thank you for drawing tribe and community around me. Thank you for allowing me to create safe and sacred space wherever I am. Thank you for your love.

Oh, beautiful tribe. I love you so. For anyone reading this who would like to be surrounded with loving light energy of the divine feminine, add me on facebook and ask to be added to our facebook group. We welcome you with open arms!

And so. Week one was a gathering of spirits, a quiet and hallowed place to rest and renew. To gestate and receive nourishment and energy from the divine mother. We felt the warmth of those gathered around us, holding space for our deepest dreams. From this place, I have been experimenting with expression. Screaming into a pillow. Dancing around wildly. Sitting quietly and simply allowing. I used to feel so stuck. So locked up inside of myself. When I feel that now, I wonder, how am I constricting that divine energy flow? What can I do to turn it back on, to begin allowing again?

Last night my deep, inner knowing told me, clearly and gently “You are a writer. You are a poet. Embrace this joy and purpose.” I felt so enthralled, infused with a burst of energy that I could not sleep. And so the quiet moves into a space of movement. A yawn and stretch, a testing of limbs kept stiff and tense for so long.

We may now feel the gentle stir of our inner selves, our sense of knowing, ready to move, create, sway, undulate, to connect and expand! We move on to week two, taking that safe space, that sacred circle with us, wherever we go. Unfurling it, spreading it out like a picnic blanket before us, welcoming everyone to join in the feast.

In her How to Awaken the Divine Feminine video, ten minutes in, Teal speaks of creativity. If you feel you need some guidance, she recommends the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  

I’ve been asking myself the question “What creative things did I love to do as a kid?”

I used to dance. Sing. Write poetry. Draw. Act. Make up stories and get lost in them.

This week, my priority is in expression, in creativity. In opening myself to ALLOW goddess energy, divine feminine energy, to move through me. This is no longer about the ego. This is not about getting it done, forcing it, pushing through, making it work. This is about allowing, opening and receiving all that we need, in any given moment, at any given time.

Every day this week I will dance and write. I will allow that balance, of sitting quietly with focused energy and the movement, freeing the mind from any restrictions, flowing openly.

And I pose the question to you, my beautiful tribe:

What can I do to allow creativity energy into my life?

How can I play, experiment, open up, express myself?

And in the midst of this, we think of community. Of gathering together. Of widening the circle, inviting both women and men to share in these experiences together.

A-women.

PS click here to watch my youtube video on this topic. Namaste!

 

Divine Feminine Project- Week 1: Creating Safe Space

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(Photo by Elena Stanton Photography)

Great Goddess, I call upon your divine presence. Allow me to embrace my power and wisdom. Allow me to see my own beauty and magnificence reflected back to me in every atom of this universe. Allow me to ebb and flow, to move and be moved, to heed the call of intuition. A-women.

I am so thrilled that so many wonderful women and men are interested in honoring this beautiful divine feminine energy! I feel truly surrounded by my tribe. Thank you, to each and every one of you. I’d love to reiterate that if you read this at any time and want to join in, please add me on facebook and I will invite you to a group on there specifically created to support one another.

My intent for this first week is to plant seeds. To sit quietly with intention and reflection and see where spirit guides me. To create a safe space and community of support.

The very evening the ball started rolling on this project, I started my moon cycle. As I mention in my video, it is a very powerful time for me. I feel deeply rooted in my divine feminine energy. My body draws boundaries that I don’t always feel powerful enough to. She demands respect, time alone, whatever it may be. She has the power to decide and the power to change her mind.

Since beginning this, I have felt so called to tune in to my body. To bow before her. To give her exactly what she asks for. This cycle has been an especially intense one for me. I’ve felt especially tired, achy, with much stronger cramps than usual. I generally wake up early, but on my moon cycle, my body demands sleep. Yesterday, I woke up later, received the wonderful gift of my partner bringing me raspberry leaf tea with honey in bed, and took care of myself. I watched youtube videos that inspired me, that centered me, that reminded me of the power of creating my own reality. Everything felt magical and inspired.

We went to lunch and I felt such immense gratitude for it all, for everything. The long drive there down winding, mountain roads, showcasing the flickering leaves in shades of reds, oranges and yellows. We snaked through farm land, little towns and into Roanoke, VA, a place I haven’t spent much time yet, but I feel called to. We let our intuition lead us to a restaurant with amazingly delicious food. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway home, and I was tickled by all the smallest things. My abdomen felt heavy and crampy and just as I said I’d love to have some pj pants to change into…I happened to spot some in the backseat! It’s moments like these you get to choose that either your life is mundane or magical. Mine is magical. And so are those pj pants!

We arrived home and there was a letter waiting for mefrom a previous employer. It says they have a record of an uncashed check from three years ago and if I have a notary sign a document they sent, they will reissue the check to me.

Oh, universe. I am beyond madly in love with you.

And in that moment, it didn’t even feel super shocking. It felt like “Oh, of course!”. Of course the divine mother provides for me. Of course I am supported. Of course, when I follow my highest joy, everything falls into place.

Sometimes, our days don’t feel like this. We know we’re loved and supported, but we don’t feel it. We feel so disconnected from it. And that’s ok. That is the importance of tribe, of community, for me. We don’t all need to be perfect, or feel perfect all the time. There is always, always, always exactly what we need for us in that moment. There is no shortage of love and understanding. It’s simply what we allow in.

 

Divine Mother, please bless me with the gift of your Allowance. Help me to allow it all, to let it all in, and let it all go. A-women.

To connect further with the Divine Feminine, we may all ask: How, in this moment, can I open up to allowing?

 

Divine Feminine Project – Week 1: Creating the Sacred Circle (Inspired by Teal Scott)

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(Frequency Painting by Teal Scott – Feminine Interconnectedness)

 

Welcome beautiful beings, divine goddesses, magnificent manifesters!

 

Today we set the intention of creating & entering the sacred circle, to awaken the divine feminine within us all. She is ready to stir and wake, stretching her limbs in graceful movements, embracing her power and moving through her fears.

 

Are you interested in joining other women on this awakening journey? If so, add me on facebook and I will add you to a closed group – none of your posts in that group will be seen outside of it – where we can come together. There we can create a place to share our reflections, inspirations, challenges, and community.

 

Don’t have a facebook? Follow my blog and comment here or on my youtube channel – I will be posting many videos in conjunction with these blog posts. Leave links to your own projects and inspirations.

 

Our journeys are all unique – I have had much resistance in the past to embracing my powerful divine feminine. For me, this first week is all about creating safe space, about reflection, about mindfulness, understanding what I’m resistance to and why. This week I will be celebrating Divine Feminine by :

 

  • Inviting Divine Feminine / The Goddess to move in my life, each day. That she may move within me, guiding my actions, giving me courage and strength to step into my power. That she may nourish and nurture me. That she may flood me with unconditional love and guidance. How can I best serve Divine Feminine / The Great Goddess today?
  • Taking time each day to put love and respect into my physical expression. To set some time aside to consciously choose which clothes to adorn my body with, which essential oils to use, which meals will best nourish me, what I wish to put my attention to.
  • Reflect on my relationship to the traditional female gender roles. In Teal Scott’s video How to Awaken the Divine Feminine, at 4:51, she speaks of this exercise. We can start by listing out traditional female gender roles. Next, we ask the following questions:

 

-Do we do them because we love them or because we feel we must to be accepted?

 

-Does the answer we receive come from a good emotional space or negative emotional space?

 

These questions may bring up deep emotions, anger, resistance, frustration, joy, the entire spectrum of emotion. Here in our sacred space, we may express ourselves. I plan to do a LOT of expression writing – nonjudgmental writing devoted to expression, whatever it may be. I also plan on identifying beliefs that no longer serve me, and work on changing them.

Thank you sisters, for joining with me!! Let the healing begin 🙂

 

 Watch my youtube video here for more on this first week of the project.

 

 

Divine Feminine Project – Hey Laaaaadies!

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Welcome, beautiful beings!

It’s been a while since I completed the Money Manifestation Challenge, but I’ve still been busy. Check out my other blog, The Root of the Root, for the projects and musings I’ve been up to over there.

And so. Here are are. Ready, as always, for more expansion, growth, to take the deliberate action and steps to allow in more abundance and freedom with every day.

I invite you, sisters & brothers, with open arms, to step into this sacred circle, to join me on this upcoming journey –

The Divine Feminine Project.

What: Divine Feminine Project. Teal Scott has a magnificent video on the divine feminine wherein she details ways to awaken the divine feminine in us. This is the next project here at The Happiness Review – all are welcome to join in!

Why: I am feeling called to embrace my authentic power, rooted deeply in the divine feminine. I am feeling called to gather together in a beautiful tribe of women, men and anyone who wishes to support and respect the divine feminine in us all.

Where: Here! I’ll be posting here on The Happiness Review, along with my Youtube channel.

When: I will be officially starting the project on Monday, October 7th. You’re welcome to join in with me or go at your own pace, whenever you feel called to.

How: I will be blogging and posting videos on my youtube channel. How would you like to explore your own divine femininity? Contact me if you’re interested in joining in and I can create a facebook page centered around sharing in these experiences.

To my soul brothers – Thank you for reading this! This exploration of divine femininity is not an exclusion of the divine masculine – far from it. We appreciate your love and support, your respect and honor. We in turn honor you. We invite you to create your own sacred space, to explore Teal’s video on Divine Masculine or to take this time to honor the beautiful women in your life, to bless their essence and power.

Watch my youtube video on The Divine Feminine Project here and share with others as we open ourselves up to support, love and healing.

Watch Teal’s video on Awakening the Divine Feminine to delve into the journey with me!