There’s A Presence…That Seems More Present… Who Is She…


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Who Is She… This presence that feels new to many of us… Is she new… or are we simply and subtly being reminded… she has always been with us… we just had to be more present ourselves to experience her… I wouldn’t mind ending this write-up with this sentence… we just had to be more present ourselves to experience her… However, I won’t end there… I want to write further about her… I want to share how amazing she is… I want to talk about how blessed I feel when in tune with her glorious rhythms… especially felt when I am fully welcoming her… She is quite a presence… She too is quite brilliant… quite immaculate…

Do you know who she is yet… Maybe she’s you… Maybe she’s me… Maybe she is plainly a part of each of our lives… She goes by a myriad of names… yet, the one that, perhaps, we all might be familiar with is… Divine Feminine… I’m speaking about the nature or quality of our liberated being-ness… The spirit in us each… intuitively encouraging and allowing our fluid gestures of softness…  audacious characteristics of gracefulness… instinctive natural receptivity… and spontaneous heart of bequeathing… The free spirit in us all who too is an angelic guardian of love… of Good Will…

I have immeasurable reverence for her… I am, in these moments, almost wordless as I am thinking about her, mostly since, in truth, words cannot precisely capture her presence… definitively or even descriptively… Her true nature, qualities… characteristics… And yet, I’m compelled to share my thoughts about how she has so beautifully increased my life… and my relationships with others and with the world, at large… My heart smiles tremendously and often as I continue to open myself more and more to the blessings of Divine Femininity… the blessings of gentleness… kindness… benevolence… living honestly… and the blessings of conscientious familial and acquired friendships… She opens the way for us to completely be our truer selves…

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My truer self… I am a woman… I’ve written this before… Nevertheless, I am a woman who once found it difficult to write about being woman… I wasn’t struggling with being a woman… simply, I was still learning what it really means to be a woman… Some of us can say… It’s not easy being a woman… for we think and feel our world is male oriented rather than female oriented… Some of us can say, It’s not easy being a woman… for we have been taught and conditioned by a stricter… firmer society… Nevertheless, women have always been a primary part of my life… and have been instrumental in raising me and cultivating my awareness… Therefore, I have since birth been learning what it means to be a woman… and have been encouraged to find my own way toward the meaning—being woman…

Coming into my own… I’ve witnessed women relishing their very she-ish ways… and at times, delighting in their he-ish ways… I believe both a woman’s she-ish and he-ish ways have appealed to me, probably because I am of the belief that both women and men are gifted with masculine and feminine rhythms… Meaning… there is complimentary energies existing within us… causing us to have a more organically balanced life… Albeit, there are occasions when we, women and men, express more of one energy than the other… As Ecclesiasticus mentions, there is a time for everything… a time to be firm… and a time to be gentle… there is a time for physical strength… and a time for delicate touch… There is a time for day… and a time for night… There is a time for the sun… and a time for the moon and stars… there is a time for somatic motion… and a time for actual stillness… There is a time to talk… and a time to be silent…

Perhaps, as women… this is for men too… we have during phases of our own lives become more partial to one way of being over another… This, of course, can be due to many things and reasons… Maybe the type of work one has chosen requires a firmer way of existence… maybe not… Maybe mother or parenthood has brought forth an inclination to be softer with one’s self and soft with one’s new child… Maybe a chosen exercise requires more strength and/or motion rather than carefulness and/or rest… There are numerous examples I can share… though, I think you know where I’m going… Speaking of life’s phases… In my mid-twenties, I started to hear about our world being a world slanted toward patriarchal privilege… Naturally, being the curious individual I am, I became interested in learning more about this… I read books, researched and subsequently wrote papers about what I was learning… Some of what I had learned, I could relate to, yet not necessarily directly… What ended up being most important for me to know, especially during this phase… and experience of my life was… I have the freedom and courage to explore my own understanding of the world I am part of… Exploring my own understanding, inevitably, caused me to examine in more thoroughness my own life… and my own opinion(s)… or perspective(s)…

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The most essential research and study one can ever perform is… spending quiet moments with one’s own heart and inner muse… It is easy to align ourselves with the multitude of beliefs that are shared with us throughout life… However, someone else’s belief(s) may not accurately reflect our own personal worlds… I think this is wonderful… We all are not the same… We each are original manifestations… beings living unique lives… No one and nothing is like another… Our cultural heritages are rich with multiversity… We get to discover, through simply living, who and what we are independent of others… even as children… So what am I really saying, your world is plainly a reflection of your very own beliefs… Whether or not your beliefs were first yours or someone else’s… Your world is, to a good degree, made up of… what you believe about yourself… what you believe about others… what you believe about the rest of life… and life itself…

In my twenties, I was given an opportunity to know a world that others experienced… I was also given an opportunity to know more a world I whole heartedly wanted to myself personally experience… As I began to learn my self more… as I began to understand my own mind… my own emotions and feelings… I too began to further know… I have direct input into the world I want to be part of. The world I wanted to be part of… the world I am now part of… doesn’t reflect a world of patriarchal privilege… It reflects a world where both the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine rhythms exist together harmoniously and are openly and lovingly embraced… There is indeed a time for one to be more prevalent in our lives than the other… but above all, Divine Order and Proper Balance… should be… and is for me… at all times…

To end… The last part of the preceding paragraph was confirmed for me… and for my family… as we were receptively moving into the New Year—2020… We decided to take a family road trip right after Christmas day… We packed our bags on Christmas evening… woke up bright and early the next morning and headed out shortly after our meal… We headed south… We were to begin our road trip treating ourselves to a family spa day… Our plans were slightly changed while on the road, but ended up being perfect… We instead focused on and found a great resting place for our first stay south, had a wonderful vegan dinner at one of our favorite places in Woodstock, NY, then went in early to prepare for our second day of travel, which included our re-scheduled family spa day… It seems our conscious decision to treat ourselves to a day of relaxation and rest set the tone for the rest of our road trip… We felt more ease and comfort during our travels… more in tune with each other and others… more in synchrony with our choices as we spontaneous adventured into each new day and toward each new location… I felt, sincerely, the New Year is going to be quite amazing for us… for me… and for my family… I knew, without any doubts, this would be so while at our final destination south… While at our last location, on the morning of New Years Eve, which was also the day before my family and I’d begin our travels back north, we attended a truly beautiful and enlightening ceremony given in a Hindu temple… Part of the ceremony included acts, words and song to honor the sacred and divine feminine… As we attentively witnessed and actively participated in the ceremony… we began to feel ourselves opening more to the organic rhythms surrounding and reaching us… We felt lighter… We felt softer… we felt peaceful… and genuinely grateful… I knew, whether consciously or unconsciously, as my family and I were leaving the temple, this is what I want to always feel… And so… I continue to acknowledge and give forth reverence to Her… She who is in me… She who is in you… She who is in life… She, who, too is prevalently in our world… the Divine Feminine… BIG SMILE…

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We have the capacity and potential to always be a blessing in our own lives, in the lives of others and in this magical and magnificent world of ours…

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