A Goddess is a divine being embodied in a feminine form. But contrary to our modern cultural understanding a Goddess is not a woman with more sex appeal and supernatural power, every woman is a Goddess.
When you connect with ancient Goddesses archetypes, it is a way to connect with your intuition, your divine feminine and the Earth, the elements, the season.
When you embrace and embody your inner goddess you draw in a beautiful feminine energy that allows you to go through life in complete flow. With feminine energy also comes masculine energy and when worked in harmony and balance, bring in a true sense of being.
What is a goddess? What is the energy it brings and what goddess can we call on when we need more feminine flow?
During this article, I’ll be using Hindu goddesses to explain to you more about your inner goddess.
Let me take you through all things inner goddess so you can start living in alignment!
What is a goddess and goddess energy?
As mentioned, a goddess is a female deity. In many religions and cultures, gods and goddesses are worshipped for possessing supernatural powers. You have goddesses in many forms from the brave warrior to the erotic lover and they are a way to connect and align with your divine masculine and feminine energies.
But what and who is a goddess that is inside of us? Well, I found this beautiful definition from blogger Breyana I’jae. An inner goddess is...
“a woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels, mind, body and spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life, increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her because of her sense of gratitude and abundance. A woman who is so beautiful, brilliant, and wholesome that she is simply not like any other woman on earth and therefore possesses some sort of uncommon spiritual element that while it cannot be solidly defined it is clearly present”.
What does it mean for you to cultivate your inner goddess?
It does not need to be anchored in mythology but rather what archetypes and qualities resonate with you and you embody.
Goddess energy is all about Shakti Prana (more on this soon), life for of the feminine energy, these help with:
Sadhana (which means ‘actions that reclaim the Divine within’): Honoring yourself as a sacred vessel for the divine feminine and cultivating daily sacred rituals to develop your bhakti, or loving devotion, in your life. More about daily ritual here
Intuition: A deep connection to yourself and your authentic voice of truth in all situations
Creativity: Unleashing ease and creative energy
Flow and Abundance: Fulfillment in your finances and abundance is all areas of life including relationships
Vitality and Radiance: Beaming with health, happiness and beauty. When you feel like a Goddess on the inside, it shows on the outside with your vitality which magnetises people around you!
The types of goddess
You really can cultivate any goddess that speaks and resonates with you. I challenge you to go deeper and research the type of goddess you wish to embody. A goddess comes from all types of cultural and religious backgrounds including Greek, Hindu, Egyptian - just to name a few.
What is masculine and feminine energy?
All of us have two types of energy - masculine and feminine energy. We all have both of these energies within us and when used in alignment, can bring in a true sense of being.
The feminine energy represents the flow and abundance, where the masculine energy is the doing and the action. Goddess and god - one and oneness. The masculine and feminine must align.
In Hinduism there are both masculine and feminine deities representing the supreme power of the universe.
All of these gods and goddesses have both male and female counterparts.
Hindu goddesses are the representation of Shakti, they are powerful and play a central role in the creation, protection, and destruction of the universe. The goddess is the divine feminine! However, shakti is present in both men and women. In Taoism, shakti is known as chi.
Shiva represents the masculine energy. The action.
If you only apply the masculine energy in business then you will exhaust yourself. You will burn out, you will compare yourself.
Embrace your feminine energy, it is the energy that can move mountains.
Like the chinese proverb says: “When sleeping women wake, mountains move”.
When our Shakti is activated, it awakens our Goddess essence and personal power. I’ll share my unique 7 steps method to understand and empower your inner goddess in my Goddess Embodiment Sisterhood.
The goddess energy in business
Goddesses and gods representation is called Murti (in sanskrit) and as well as crystals it is about letting them come to you. I’ll invite you to google their name and look for their representations and see with which one you connect the most.
The number of goddesses in Hinduism ranges (on Google you will see 33 and 33 million). But the most well known are Aditi, Durga (a fierce, demon fighting Goddess who sits upon a lion. Her name means one who alleviates suffering), Lakshmi, Kali, Saraswati, radha, Ganga, Parvati (Consort of Shiva and mother of Ganesh. She is the Goddess of love and devotion).
The three I'm going to cover are LAKSHMI for the abundance mindset, KALI for Fierceness, Boldness, SARASWATI for creativity and putting things into practice and stepping into actions.
Let's go deeper about Lakshmi:
Who is she?
Hindu Goddess of abundance of spiritual knowledge and wisdom as well as material wealth and prosperity. She is also the Goddess of light celebrated at Diwali. Diwali festival represents this abundance with people wearing their finest clothes, illuminating the interior and exterior of their homes, lighting fireworks, and sharing gifts. The first time I connected with her I saw her beautiful eyes looking at me full of love. Lakshmi main archetype is the mother
How to harness her energy within you and into your life and your business?
The mother archetype could be a source of inspiration for a nurturing and unconditional love energy. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother. It is not necessary to be a biological mother to have this archetype as you are always mothering a project.
First step to start today to honour your Lakshmi Goddess energy: Journal about abundance. “What does abundance mean for you?” and “what kind of abundance do you want to call in your life?”
Let's go deeper about