Are you going through an awakening process? Many people around the globe are experiencing some form of awakening right now. Your awakening may differ from another person's, but know that in some capacity we are shifting into Age of Aquarius.
I believe that in this New Age humans should tap into the ancient wisdom of our elders, stories and belief systems. As we awaken energetically, we need to realize that life consists of ebbs and flows.
Much of what we learn in spirituality (and read through the mainstream) is that everything is light and airy. Many believe that once we ascend we are “saved from the darkness.” I’ll try to say this as eloquently as possible. It’s bullshit.
Planet earth is an incarnation of polarities. The dark (hate, evil, violence) will never go away. We must ascend ourselves energetically and become our own warriors to deflect, and battle, the darkness (struggle, obstacle, challenge, unimportant people) that comes our way.
This year, I picked up a pack of Doreen Virtue’s goddess cards. These cards deepened my spirituality. The more different goddesses popped up in my readings, the more I realized how much we can learn from goddesses (and gods too).
Whether they’re in a love triangle, or overcoming betrayal, these energetic beings teach us important life lessons.
With an aware, wise and balanced mind, you too can overcome your obstacles, guilt and heartaches with the story behind every goddess. The biggest lessons from all these goddesses are that they can be found (and connected to) in nature. They've risen above the
Here are four examples of goddesses who overcame (or represent) struggle that we may encounter throughout our human experience.
Healing from Love
Most humans will experience heartache at least once in their life. This does not always mean romantic love, but any relationship. Isolt can ease your heartache. She is a Celtic goddesses who was caught in a tragic love triangle with her husband, King Mark of Cornwell and a noble knight named, Sir Tristan. She was courageous in respecting her husband but also acknowledging her love for the knight.
She reminds us that regardless of the situation love is real and powerful. She can be found in the forest and amidst the trees. I was once in a love triangle and know how agonizing the pain can be. But Isolt teaches us that some romantic connections are here for lessons no matter what the rational mind thinks.
Endings and Beginnings
Those who do not understand the natural cycles of birth, death and rebirth fear Hindu Goddess, Kali. In this life, we continuously shed the old and welcome the new But, how afraid are you to change? Kali pushes us out of comfort zone, not only to grow, but also to fulfill our soul’s mission. She reminds us that when one door closes, another door opens.
Label and Judgment
This gospel Goddess, Mary Magdalene, has been labeled everything in the book from being a prostitute to a sinner. Instead of worrying about what everyone said about her, she chose to do her work from a higher level of consciousness. Mary teaches us to deflect the critics and “nay-sayers.” If we constantly listen to the people at the bottom, we'll never rise above our struggle.
Sedna is an Alaskan Goddess and daughter of the creator-God, Anguta. While at sea, he throws her into the ocean. As she held onto the boat, Anguta cut off her fingers and Sedna sunk to the underworld. Her fingers transformed into seals, whales and walruses, which were hunted by the Inuit people for food. This story teaches us that betrayal is part of the human experience. What we can do is channel our “loss” or story into something greater that can help mankind.
These are several examples of how Goddesses can help us in real life situations. These brief stories also teach us that life is not perfect and neither are people. The divine is here to help. All we have to do is ask.
Who is your favorite Goddess? What story did she teach you?
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com