5 tips to nourish your inner goddess
It’s time to be who you really are
About 10 years ago, I spent four months at the Kripalu Institute for yoga + health in a program called the Semester Intensive with a group of young adults. We participated in a buffet of spiritual practices while we were there including a clearing ceremony with a Shaman.
When it was my turn to be cleared, the Shaman looked me in the eyes and he whispered,
“It’s time to be who you really are.”
Bewildered, I didn’t say anything. In my head I was thinking: What? What does that even mean?
Then, suddenly, I felt this huge rush of power streaming up somewhere deep in my belly and it flickered up through my whole body like a flash of fire and energy.
It was powerful, fierce and wild.
And the instant I felt it, the Shaman looked at me and whispered,
After that moment, I spent the next 10 years of my life trying to figure out how to do just that. During that time, I did more spiritual work including a lot of yoga, a deep dive into the idea of art making as a spiritual practice and I participated in more shamanic work.
Turns out, I’m a bit of a transformation junkie.
I came to understand that what flashed up through me that day in the clearing ceremony, was an encounter with goddess energy, divine feminine flow.
I’ve come to believe that there is a universal goddess energy that runs through all of us. Not only that, but I also believe that we also each possess our own unique blend of this goddess energy that is ours and ours alone to express in the world.
And she wants to be expressed. And she wants to be expressed through YOU exactly as YOU really are.
Some kind of magical
So you might be sitting here thinking, that is nice and all, but I’ve never felt anything like that. If you haven’t, no worries. I have only felt it that intensely that one time. It is much more likely that you experience your inner goddess energy in more subtle ways.
It’s that feeling that you are being pulled towards something, the feeling of joy spontaneously bubbling up from inside of you, or those moments where everything seems kinda magical.
When you are connected with your inner goddess energy, you feel:
When you are connected to your inner goddess energy, you feel an overflowing juiciness, an awareness that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, and you feel motivated and courageous on your path.
Not feeling that way? It happens. Life gets us down, we feel stuck, disconnected, and zapped. But the good news is that we have the opportunity in every single moment to plug back into our personal goddess energy, to get a hit of it, even if only for a few moments. Sometimes that’s all it takes!
Below are a few ways that you attend to your own goddess energy.
5 tips to nourish your inner goddess
Engage your creativity
It probably goes without saying, but playing with creativity is one of my favorite ways to connect in with the goddess energy within. Any creative activity that moves you out of regular time and space and into the space of flow, can help you juice up your goddess energy.
Whatever creative activity that brings you the most joy, be it painting, baking, dancing, writing, whatever you can lose yourself in. Go do that.
My favorite part of the hot yoga class I’ve been attending over the last few months comes at the end, after all the flow and movement and sweat, when we begin moving gently towards Savasana and that’s when I notice myself shifted from the beginning of class. My thoughts are quieter, my awareness is heightened and I can sometimes feel a tingling sensation, like my cells are bubbling. It’s my goddess energy, awake and flowing.
Find a good vinyasa flow class at your local yoga studio + get flowing.
Start a Lunar Practice
Following the moon is a powerful way to align yourself with the universal goddess energy (which will in turn awaken your personal goddess energy!) By simply paying attention to where the moon is in the sky, we can begin to notice how it affects our own energy.
Journaling on the moon cycles, taking salt baths, or having ceremonial fires around the full and new moons are particularly powerful ways to harness the energies of the moon.
Make an offering to Nature
Getting out into the natural world can be totally re-energizing. If you can shut out the normal mind jumble for a few moments while you are out there, it’s an amazing way to experience the goddess in her raw, powerful and wild form. It's what you experience in the thin air at the top of a mountain, during a thunder and lightning storm, or when a silent, giant wild beast crosses your path. About a year ago, I started a practice of bringing an offering of seeds and herbs out with me on my outdoor adventures. Once I’m out there, offer it to the land in gratitude.
Go on a hike, or a jog by the river, get outdoors on skis, a boat or your own two feet. Bring with you some small token of your appreciation for the natural world.
Practice self love
When was the last time you did something completely nourishing for yourself? When you nourish and love yourself, you are also nourishing and loving on that goddess energy within, and when she feels it, she leaps up in response to nourish and love you back.
To get the high vibe connection with your inner goddess going, ask yourself what would be most nourishing and loving thing you could do in this moment. Then go do that thing.
How have you experienced your own inner goddess? Do you have any other tips on how to nourish your goddess energy?