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Goddess as a Compass – Living the Archetype

Goddess as a Compass – Living the Archetype

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We are born into a story both written and unwritten. Sometimes the storyline is obvious, other times it takes a little digging. The divine feminine holds stories rich in archetypes through the strength and power of the goddesses that embody them. An archetype is the original pattern or model of which other things are based; this is how we can see our story reflected in the personalities of these sacred beings and gather the wisdom they hold for us.

As we navigate life we can dial in to any of these goddesses for support. We’ll often find that we might need more than one goddess over the course of our lifetime. This is good, as it shows us how we’re growing as well as the amount of assistance that’s available to us!

My journey has embodied many goddesses as I’ve navigated life, especially for major life events. Persephone was the first and her energy also plays an overarching theme in my life; from learning about my lineage of abilities as a child to exploring them, fearing them and ultimately returning to embrace them. I was also born in the Spring and my name is Winter, further tying me into the myth of Persephone and Demeter.

Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of divine creative power, purpose and passion, appeared to me while getting my degree in healing work. Isis came when I began to focus on my healing work with women and keeping of the feminine mystery. Erzulie, vodou goddess of love and beauty, showed up when I began to have doubts about embracing my gifts to live authentically as my whole self. And of course Kali, goddess of creation, preservation and destruction revealed the time for change when I was in an unhealthy and toxic relationship. All of these goddesses presented themselves to me in some form or another to be embodied, knowing it was time for assistance and guidance.

These resources are available for you too. Think of a theme that is presenting itself for you right now. What area of your life is drawing the most energy or attention for you? What are you trying to bring into your life? Pick a new moon to start your journey and explore the goddesses; here are some suggested ones along with their areas of wisdom so you can see which one resonates with you. If you don’t see what you need in this list, you can do some research for the area you’re looking into and the goddess who rules it:

Juno – Roman goddess of marriage, love, protection and childbirth

Brigid – Celtic goddess of inspiration, healing, hearth and home

Aphrodite – Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation

Quan Yin – Buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy

Saraswati – Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning

Once you choose your goddess to work with, explore her story. What crystals, flowers or herbs does she like? Is there an animal that she favors? Spend some time with her. As you sit with her, you’ll feel her energy grow stronger around you as she begins to supports you. Write about your experience with her, create a drawing or a song. As you create, you begin to dance with her energy and see how she flows. As you deepen your experience of her, you deepen the experience of yourself.

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Winter was trained at an early age to work with energy on all levels; for healing the spirit through Source, manifesting dreams into reality, and consulting with Divine energy for guidance and assistance. Her work is shamanistic: divinely guided and uniquely attuned, she is focused on helping others building trust within.

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Winter was trained at an early age to work with energy on all levels; for healing the spirit through Source, manifesting dreams into reality, and consulting with Divine energy for guidance and assistance. Her work is shamanistic: divinely guided and uniquely attuned, she is focused on helping others building trust within.

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