Heart of Mary: A Celebration of the Sacred Feminine
by Holly Austin Grimes
For those who are able to discern the subtle flows of spiritual energies, it has become increasingly apparent that mankind is involved in a process of rediscovering the vital importance of the sacred Divine Feminine. Historically, it is widely accepted that some of the first forays into religion were centered on veneration of the Goddess, the Mother, the bringer of life, the great mystery represented by the feminine. However, we have long been ensconced within a heavily patriarchal favoritism in more recent eras, from which has originated a stark imbalance that has resulted in the chaotic state and overabundance of untempered power that we see in the world today.
The return of the feminine energies marks a return to love, a return to reason, a return to sanity in a world gone mad. She brings with Her the powers of compassion, forgiveness and healing to a realm too long held in the clutches of hatred, vengeance and destruction. She reminds us what it means to be human, and what it means to be something beyond human. She comes to tame unrestrained aggression with the scepter of wisdom; she comes to end the rule of war with a contract of understanding. She brings nurturing where there has long been neglect and abuse, insight to the confounded, intuition to rekindle inner sight, and creativity to allow us to begin to rebuild anew.
Restoration of the Sacred Feminine
This restoration of the Sacred Feminine is about a glorious reunification, a mending of the rift between the corresponding energies of the masculine and feminine – not about supplanting one force with another. There is not a battle being waged here to be won, but rather a joyous reuniting of spiritual lovers to be enacted. At the conclusion of this cosmic marriage feast will be the ecstatic dance of truth and freedom, and we are all invited.