This picture along with the words caught my attention. There has been so much written about the Divine Feminine, Goddess traditions and women’s empowerment. It is not my purpose here to delve into these important and very extensive areas as this post would be very, very long!
However, I was taken by the simplicity and power of this picture as well as the words. Masculine acknowledging feminine awareness which is different from his. His understanding that women do have “another system of knowledge” that a man may not possess in the same way. An honoring if you will, and an invitation to bring this understanding and intuitive wisdom to the “counsel table” for all to benefit from.
It is time that this honoring and acknowledgement take place once again. Our global, national, community and family well being depends on it! We as women also need to accept the gifts that we posses, and be willing to use them in powerful, insightful, and compassionate ways
Below you will find a video done by the BBC that takes us on a journey into ancient times. This video explores a little-known ‘golden age’ for women, when historical characters such as the Empress Theodora in Byzantium, Wu Zetien in China (the Empress who called herself Emperor), the early women of Islam (2 of Mohammed’s wives) and Anglo-Saxon Hilda of Whitby, used the power of ancient traditions and new ideas about religion and philosophy to wield influence in what appeared to be a man’s world.
Women wielding their *power* in deepest human connection with/in the Divine.
We can gain understanding and inspiration from these women who were not willing to back down on using their innate sense of the much larger picture to create positive changes in a mostly male dominated world. It was a pleasure to be introduced to these women who paved the way to the sacred of their times!
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