feminine divinity

Repeat after me: I am the woman of my own dreams. I require no validation. My wish is my command. My life is my own. I build it. My voice is my own. I use it. I am relentless in my dedication to trusting myself. I am insatiable in my thirst for the extraordinary, and I do not settle for the mediocre.
—  Robin Lee

“It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s heartbeat. Actually, the first sound to vibrate our newly developed hearing apparatus is the pulse of our mother’s blood through her veins and arteries. We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month-old fetus in the womb of her mother.

This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself is born. And this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother. We all share the blood of the first mother - we are truly children of one blood.”

– Layne Redmond

Medea (the one with the good advice), is taught the ways of magic by another powerful and legendary witch of the Greek myth, her aunt Circe. The name “Circe” is evident of the magical circle, the one that protects the initiators of magical incantations and spells. Euripides is the one who insists that Medea kills her children, other ancient sources do not share the view of the tragic poet. Indeed, a deeper analysis of the myth may reveal that “the murder of Medea’s children” may not be actual murder but a metaphor echoing a magical ritual intended to bestow immortality on Medea’s sons. Medea herself seems like a goddess that Zeus wants to marry. It is also said that the habitants of Corinth, where Medea had found shelter, feared Medea’s influence and killed her children. The Corinthians blamed Medea for the unspeakable murder because they wanted her to leave their city. In any case, Medea will find her mate in the face of another fabulous hero, Achilles when they meet each other in the Isles of the Blessed (μακάρων νῆσοι).

Medea and the Dragon by Maxwell Ashby Armfield, 1914.

I am healing and my healing will heal the women in the lineage of my bloodline. I will heal my mothers and my grandmothers and my aunts. I will heal my ancestors. I will heal with hopes of liberating and breaking generational trauma and cycles. I heal with blood and sweat and tears. I rip into the wound and settle into the dark warm walls of the womb to be reborn. I heal to remind my mothers of the ways they healed themselves before, of the magic hidden to them but seen by all. There is coal down in their bellies. Still warm, still burning, amber ashes that can ignite again. I heal to teach them that fire can burn again, to not be afraid of being burnt alive. You will always rise.

Pachamama- Divine Feminine 

Pachamama is a goddess of the ancient indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, but a more literal translation would be “Mother World”. She was a fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting but who also caused earthquakes.

Dr. P. P. Flambas, - Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Analysis 

Image Credit - Pacha Mama by Jose Garcia Chibarro