“Whatever else you do, listen to your Deepest Self. Love Her and be true to Her. Speak Her truth, always.”
– Sue Monk Kidd
I am reading a book at the moment called The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. It is a beautiful book by Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees. It describes Kidd’s own journey toward the Sacred Feminine.
“There is no place so awake and alive as the edge of becoming. But more than that, birthing the kind of woman who can authentically say, ‘My soul is my own,’ and then embody it in her life, her spirituality, and her community is worth the risk and hardship. And that is what I have come to tell you – I have come over the wise distances to tell you: She is within us.”
The journey toward Sacred Self is a journey of passion and longing. It calls to us. And once we hear the call, it is my experience that we cannot “un-hear” it. That calling and longing is within us forever.
“To discover who she is, a woman must descend into her own depths. She must leave the safe role of remaining a faithful daughter of the collectives around her and descent to her individual feeling values. It will be her task to experience her pain . . . the pain of her own unique feeling values calling to her, pressing to emerge.” Judith Duerk (Circle of Stones)
I believe that accessing that deepest self, that Sacred Self, is where we truly tap into our power. I believe that is where intuition lives and where we can be most powerful. Powerful Beyond Measure!
Sometimes we fear descending into our own depths, into that darkness of the unknown. But that is where our intuition is. But as Caroline Myss points out, we often fear pursuing our intuition at all:
“We often hesitate to follow our intuition out of fear. Most usually, we are afraid of the changes in our own life that our actions will bring. Intuitive guidance, however, is all about change. It is energetic data ripe with the potential to influence the rest of the world.”
That is my search! The search for that energetic data ripe with potential! That search for Sacred Self!
To close, I would like to share a TED Talk by Isabel Allende about passion. In this powerful talk, Allende calls to women to follow their passion: We must begin to make fundamental changes, real change calls for feminine energy. Allende calls for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work, passionately, to create a better world. And I believe the first step in that direction is that search for Sacred Self.
Please let me know what you think of this TED talk. And as always thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.