The Awakening

I have a friend on facebook who utterly intrigues me. She’s a twinflame matchmaker who’s on a mission to help women become high healed priestesses and engage in their bli$$nesses (bliss + business). Her website, photos, and messages are awash with pink and all things girly. She talks a lot about healing the divine feminine and awakening the feminine energy which is in all of us — men and women alike.

Also, yesterday was the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. Another friend shared this picture and message: “Happy winter solstice! To the divine, sacred spirit of the feminine opening everything.”

Winter solstice

I have no idea whether this is photoshopped or not.

Β What I’m saying is feminine energy has been on my mind. I’ve been thinking about what it means and noticing there’s been a distinct imbalance in my life, a skewing toward the masculine energy more than the feminine. It seems to me masculine energy is all about doing, acting, moving, while feminine energy is all about being, receiving, and stillness. Given the choice, I’d much rather “do.” Tell me the action to take and I will. Stillness, having patience, these are much harder for me but I’m being called to bring forth my feminine energy more and more.

On Wednesday, I had a conversation about fear and my therapist asked me what my typical response is. My typical response is to power through it. To rush through fear like a warrior charging into battle, but the warrior doesn’t always work for me because sometimes there’s no action to take. Sometimes all my fearful self wants is a hug, which means nurturing and caring for me. Calling forth my softer side.

I won’t say my softer side has been lying dormant — it hasn’t — but cultivating the feminine within me has been a process, an awakening of sorts. If you think about it, waking up requires more than opening your eyes — you also have to throw off the sheets and sidle out of bed. I opened up my eyes long ago, and now I’m stretching.

I guess I’m writing this post because I’m noticing the value of the feminine and I want to encourage other people to engage their softness too. I used to think soft meant weak, vulnerable, open to attack, but the more I’m dismantling my fear, the more I notice it takes a lot of courage to be soft, to be vulnerable, to nurture. And it doesn’t mean I have to be one way or another — sometimes the warrior is necessary, but so is the pink fuzzy blanket.

I also want to say here, in the past I might have berated myself for not being where I want, for not being “awake” already, but I’m noticing there’s deliciousness in waking up. There’s softness in the process. This is me encouraging you to be OK with where you are, to know whatever awakening you are going through it’s perfectly fine for it to be gentle, for you to not be finished with it yet. Savor where you are, you’ll be awake soon enough.

I dream of a world where we don’t rush the process. A world where we understand we wake up (metaphorically speaking) when we’re ready. A world where we value both the masculine and feminine side of ourselves. A world where we live in harmony with ourselves calling forth what is needed when it is needed.

Another world is not only possible, it’s probable.

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6 comments… add one
  • Amanda Noelle Dec 23, 2013, 9:42 pm

    Girl, I LOVE this blog. So glad I found you here. Your words meant a lot to me, and I feel so honored to be mentioned in your post. I love love love the photo as well, and felt it symbolizing the energy of the Light we/you’re bringing in. High-Healed Priestess power! Yes, fear and vulnerability is powerful fuel. My giant fears are getting transformed into GOLD, which is why I am getting rich because I was the queen of fear, so people are attracted to me because they related to me. Ironic, hey? Lots of love <3 Amanda

    • Rebekah Dec 24, 2013, 11:06 pm

      =) Thank you. Those words almost feel inadequate — I hope you can feel the sentiment beneath them. Thank you for the work you’re doing and for showing me what is possible. <3

  • Jess Webb Dec 24, 2013, 7:45 am

    Hi Rebekah! πŸ™‚

    I just found you through Amanda’s post on Facebook sharing your blog and I really resonate with what you shared in this post so wanted to leave a comment and say hello from another soul who is enjoying waking up! πŸ˜‰ xo

    • Rebekah Dec 24, 2013, 11:07 pm

      =) Thank you Jess. I appreciate hearing from you and am glad it resonated. <3

  • Ilona Dec 24, 2013, 9:08 am

    Beautifully written. Very inspiring, thank you….keep doing what you are doing. πŸ™‚

    • Rebekah Dec 24, 2013, 11:08 pm

      <3 Thank you Ilona, I appreciate hearing that. =)

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