Wonderful things are happening here on planet Earth. However, if you immerse yourself in the mainstream media, you might think otherwise. Indeed, it is a blessed time to be alive. There has never been a better time to be a sober woman! People all over the world are waking up and becoming enlightened to our global need for a shift in consciousness. Many have attributed this collective spiritual awakening to the emergence of the Divine Feminine. There are many different definitions of the Divine Feminine. In many ways, it transcends human language. Nevertheless, in this article, we will attempt to define this sacred energy that exists within all of us. We will also tell you how you can tap into this energy to help you in your recovery and your daily life.
A Definition of The Divine Feminine
It isn’t easy to describe this energy with words. Imagine trying to describe a color with words or explain what music is with language. It is next to impossible! The same is true of the Divine Feminine. It is something you feel, know, and understand. You experience its presence with your senses, and words will never do it justice. But, of course, we know you want and need words to understand this concept.
A List of Divine Feminine Qualities
To start, let’s turn to the dictionary. Divine has many definitions, but the one that stands out is “supremely good, heavenly, Godlike.” Feminine also has several meanings, but this one seems the most appropriate: “the embodiment or conception of a timeless or idealized feminine nature.” Let these two definitions roll around your head for just a moment. Remember, we are talking about the spiritual aspect of what it means to be human. Understanding the Divine Feminine is a tall order! Here is a list of qualities that describe this sacred energy:
- Action is oriented to the experience of joy rather than an outcome
- Emotional strength
- Seeks self-mastery but is more concerned with sacrificing for the greater good
- Extroverted, open
- Vulnerable and nurturing
- Still, tranquil
- Wants to “be” rather than “do”
- Gentleness, sensitivity
- Defines success by relationships
- Concerned with creativity
- Makes decisions based on intuition
- Focused on the emotional world and the inner being
The Divine Feminine can also get out of harmony. When it does, these characteristics go to an extreme end of the spectrum. If a man or woman does not properly channel their femininity, they can become codependent, overly emotional, irrational, sacrificial to one’s own detriment, disorganized, confused, and lost. This results in dysfunctional relationships, mental health issues like bipolar disorder, a constant feeling of burnout, a lack of productivity, a loss of self-worth, a “damsel in distress mentality,” and the inability to complete projects.
Tapping Into This Sacred Energy In Your Recovery
If you would like to know more about this metaphysical expression of human femininity, there are plenty of books, videos, articles, and blogs written on this topic. The question you might be asking at this point is, “How can I access the Divine Feminine to help me in my sobriety?” Tapping into this energy can be helpful on your recovery journey and in your everyday life.
1. Stop Buying Into Society’s Definition Of What It Means To Be A Woman
Society expects us to be Betty Crocker in the kitchen, June Cleaver to our children, Jenna Jameson in the bedroom, and Suze Orman with our finances….all while climbing the ladder of success – wearing high heels, no less! It’s exhausting. To awaken the Divine Feminine within you, honor your own path. It’s as simple as that. Stop buying into the lie that women are “supposed to” behave a certain way, have a perfect body, and wear a face full of makeup during Zumba class. Throw out any unrealistic expectations you may have as a result of what American culture has told you about being a woman. Just be you.
2. Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Women
As American women, we have been trained to measure our worth against the images we see in fashion magazines and movies. We look to Hollywood starlets to tell us what to wear, how to do our hair, what size and shape we “should” be, and that we should aspire to be a model of perfection at all times. This does not honor the divine. You have been programmed to fit into a cookie-cutter mold since you grew up playing with Barbies.
Nevertheless, giving yourself permission to be who you are, where you are, doing whatever it is you are doing will help you begin to align with the Divine Feminine. You are running your own race. You have been called to a very specific purpose that is uniquely yours. Love yourself for who you are and stop trying to measure up to someone else’s standards.
3. Treat Your Body Like a Temple
If you abuse your body with any self-harm, stop. If you engage in regular physical abuse against yourself, have an eating disorder, or continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, you are doing the divine a disservice. You can get professional help to help yourself stop. Be kind and loving toward your physical body. You only get one in this life. Take care of it. Drink plenty of water. Stay away from the soda and junk food. Get plenty of exercise and enough rest each day. Get a regular checkup from the doctor. Your body is a temple that houses the Divine Feminine. When you honor your temple, you will position yourself to awaken this sacred energy.
4. Disengage From Toxic Relationships
The divine is extremely sensitive to negative energy. As women, we deeply value our relationships. We want to be nurturing to our romantic partners, our friends, our children, and our loved ones. Quite often, this can lead to codependency or unhealthy relationships where we give too much of ourselves and expect little in return. To awaken the Divine Feminine within you, you also want to be the recipient of this kind of loving presence. If you are in an abusive relationship with anyone, make the decision today to take a step back. You can love them from a distance. Seek out positive, uplifting, encouraging relationships with people who recognize your value.
5. Surround Yourself With Empowered, Spiritual Women
In order to raise your vibrational energy, you need to be around other women who operate at a higher level of consciousness. This might be your sponsor or other recovering women. You want to be in the company of women who are concerned with doing good in the world rather than women who are completely self-centered. Unfortunately, many women are not in touch with their Divine Feminine. They belittle other women. Many of these women invite meaningless drama, cheating on their spouses, and neglecting their children. They are completely materialistic and often gossip. You may want to love these women from afar. Do not have them in your inner circle.
6. Pray and Meditate
Prayer and meditation should be regular practices in the life of any recovering woman. This is especially true for those who are seeking to enhance their sacred femininity. It has been said that prayer is you talking to God, and meditation is God talking to you. The Divine Feminine exists in the world of the spirit. It can best be accessed by seeking it through thoughtful prayer and sincere meditation. You don’t have to deliver any lofty prayers.
You don’t have to become a Zen master. Just talk to the God of your understanding and let God talk to you. Do meditations aimed specifically at connecting to your sacred femininity. There is no wrong way to do this. If you want some guidance, go on YouTube and do a guided meditation. Sit on the grass, enjoy the flowers, lean against a tree. It might seem weird if you are not a nature lover. But, once you begin to really soak up the power of the outdoors, you will start to feel it in your soul.
7. Stay Sober No Matter What
It doesn’t matter whether you were abusing Adderall, hooked on opioids, addicted to marijuana or alcohol, strung out on coke, or spun on methamphetamines. A drug is a drug is a drug. The Divine Feminine is sacred energy. It does not manifest in toxic, polluted environments. Don’t get high. Don’t get drunk. No matter what. The quickest way to cut off the source of divine energy is to relapse. Being in recovery is the best way to get in touch with your own sacred femininity.
8. Work All 12 Steps
If you are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, you have probably been introduced to the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous or the 12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous. Fundamentally, the 12 Steps are the same, no matter which program you attend. The only difference is the first step. As you know, the 12-Steps are integral to the recovery process. They give you the tools that you need to stay clean and enjoy a sober lifestyle. More importantly, though, the 12 Steps take you on a spiritual journey that encourages a relationship between you and your Higher Power.
Many people completely overlook the fact that 12-Step recovery is all about spirituality. It is so much more than just staying off the bottle, the pipe, or the needle. The nature of the 12-Step process will move you to higher consciousness. Remember, you have to work all 12 Steps and live the principles in your daily life! This will allow the Divine Feminine energy that already exists within you to awaken on a deeper level.
Access The Divine Feminine with Women’s Recovery
When you tap into the Divine Feminine, you will awaken to new possibilities and birth a greater level of creativity in your life. By channeling your inner goddess, your relationships will become more loving and nurturing. You will feel empowered to take your recovery to a new level. You will experience a deeper sense of personal freedom and self-love. In no uncertain terms, you will have a spiritual awakening. There is no need to be afraid when it comes to the Divine Feminine.
If you need help accessing the Divine Feminine, Women’s Recovery can help. We offer a range of treatment options to support women, including:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
- Meth addiction treatment
- Opioid addiction treatment
To learn more about the Divine Feminine, please reach out to Women’s Recovery today at 833.754.0554.