Updated: Dec 31
What is a Goddess? The forbidden and forgotten energy the word holds has long pushed the very thought of her out of our minds. She’s there, in whispers of ancient stories. Across all cultures, she is buried. Silent, but present. Forgotten, but present. Forbidden, but still present. The Goddess has been banished to mythology and replaced by the patriarchy. In today’s common experience, there is only room for the male God, male leadership, male approval.
Female empowerment is tolerated, but only so far.
Be powerful and strong, but make sure to check for approval for how much and what limits. Be spiritual, but only in submission to male spiritual leadership. Speak up, but don’t point out any male misbehavior. Take great care of yourself, but damn don’t be so selfish. Be successful, but don’t outshine your spouse - that’s emasculating. Become a leader, but take the time to stroke and soothe tender male egos. Shine bright, but still know your place. Invest in yourself, but not if it’s inconvenient to others. Be radiant and beautiful, but careful... you risk the reminder males will take what they want. The GODDESS today is not waiting for permission to BE. She is not waiting for permission to shine, or succeed, or speak up, or take back all of herself that has been consumed with thoughtless assumption. She is TIRED of being given a leash. Tired of being caged and governed by twisted and oppressive rules. Tired of her priceless presence being used and abuse