We all have an inner goddess, a divinely feminine side which nurtures, guides, and shows compassion to us. She can be gentle, merciful, and beautiful. At other times she might be fierce, passionate, and bold. By acknowledging and connecting to her, we can tap into her gifts–her strength, her creativity, her wisdom. There are countless ways to get to know your inner goddess. And in a special workshop, Claim Your Goddess,presented by Janelle Hoyland this Saturday, you can do just that using Janelle’s unique methods to powerfully connect with your core passions and manifest your heart’s desires. In this post, though, we’re going to cover a few additional ways we believe you can get in touch with her.
There are many crystals which have been associated with the sacred feminine. Because all crystals come from the earth, it can be argued they are all uniquely aligned with goddess energy. While that may be true, a select few are particularly adept at carrying her frequency. Keeping these crystals on or near you and paying attention to how they make you feel and what goddess images, phrases, or experiences cross your path during that time can help you tune in to your inner goddess. Additionally, meditating with them – spending a few quiet minutes alone – can help you go deeper into knowing and understanding your inner goddess.
Rose quartz – this pink massive quartz variety is known for opening the heart chakra and allowing us to connect with feminine virtues such as compassion, mercy, love, and nurturing. It is especially connected to the goddesses Isis, Kwan Yin, and the Virgin Mary.
Larimar – this soft blue mineral from the Dominican Republic clears the throat chakra so we can stand in our truth, allowing us to be our authentic selves. In so doing, we give permission through our vibration to those around us to also be more honest and own their truth. Larimar connects to goddesses associated with water and the sea such as Yemanja, Aphrodite, and The Lady of the Lake.
Oracle decks provide a simple and beautiful means for hearing our higher wisdom and connecting with deeper parts of ourself. Many decks have been created specifically around the goddess theme. Below are just a few of our favorites. You can pull a card a day, a week, or a month from one of these and set it somewhere you will see it regularly. How does the goddess on the card make you feel? What do you notice about her? How would you like to be more like her? Less? These kinds of questions can open you up to the goddess inside who’s trying to speak to you.
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards – The goddess-inspired deck by Doreen Virtue, every detailed card features the name, a full-color art depiction, a core statement, and an inspiring quote for a unique goddess. An example would be, “Green Tara: Start Delegating, Ask others to help you instead of trying to do everything yourself.”
Journey to the Goddess Realm – This oracle deck from Lisa Porter features a full-color artwork image of each goddess including her name and a virtue that she rules. An example would be, “Amaterasu: Inner Beauty.”
There are limitless resources on goddesses and ancient mythology at your disposal through books, but we wanted to share two of our top-sellers on the subject with you. As you read through one of these, pay attention to which myths and stories draw the strongest emotional reaction out of you. Which goddesses’ stories do you empathize with the most? These are important indicators of your personal goddess energy.
Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, by Joseph Campbell – A breathtaking read that takes you deep into the ancient feminine myths of Sumeria and Egypt, through the Greek and Roman goddess classics, and into the mysteries of the romantics of Europe as only Joseph Campbell can.
Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines, by Patricia Monaghan, PhD – A reference guide that covers goddesses and heroines across history from Asia, Egypt, the Mediterranean, India, Tibet, Ireland & Scotland, Greece, Italy, Scandinavia, and much more.