I found a book by Sue Monk Kidd, author of Secret Life of Bees. It is her story of awakening to the Divine Feminine.
It is phenomenal! She is my older sister! a Southernn Wombn, a Southern Baptist, and even the oldest and only daughter with three little brothers.
Reading this book is like coming back froma long adventurous scary journey, and having someone show you a map. YOu read the map and say, Oh I remember that. I was there, I shoulda taken that turn! etc.
Her early theme at least is the uncovering of her feminine wound, which basically stated is A woman is inferior to a man.
And I have a much deeper understand of womb centering and the POWER of transfiguring that wound hidden deep in the womb into a Temple of the Divine!
I asked, why did we choose this. We are not victims of a masculine take over... Goddess must have allowed it.... yes???.... The only thing I can come up with is that there is a special really powerful energy released or created in the transformation... the power of healing is a necessary energy now.
What do the Divas think? Any other thoughts? Is it important? Or do we just focus on naming and feeling the wound so we can heal it ... It is an entry point for the Goddess. It is necessary somehow... and we don't dwell on it . We name it Feel it heal it and transform it, all in one light blast awareness.
I agree with what you've said Diva Carla that there is tremendous powerful healing and Bliss in uncovering and enjoying Feminine Power. I don't spend to much time anymore with the 'wound' part. I wouldn't get out of bed if I focused on healing the wound of being a Black woman in this world so I just am learning to focus on the Bliss of it.
I hear you about the wound. I think time spent with the wound is the time of discovery and transformation. and sometimes we need to revisit it, like in healing old wounds moon.
I am curious and want to hear from other Divas and Diva Mama. What purpose does the wound serve? And what of the idea that awareness of wound, acknowledging the wound, the broken seal of the wound... is that the entry way for the Goddess into a world handed over to patriarchy? So we honor that place and transform it into the Temple it iz.
My thoughts now. And I am sure they will ripen and mature and my inner standing will shift.
In fact, I want to make clear that once a transformational spirit journey is underway, the wound is blessed, honored, adored, and experienced as joyful. The wake up call.
And feeling it, naming it is a saving. A buried unacknowledged wound is a breeding ground for dis-ease and the insidious strategies our soul will use to get our attention or take us out of the game. As Sue says at one point: how many times will the Feminine call before she gives up? She wrote a story about a woman who is sleepwalking cause her soul wants her to change her life. She doesn't change even when she winds up on the roof one night. She ties herself to the bed.
She gets free and drives in her sleep and wrecks the car... she finally wakes up and starts changing.