When I was young I had many dreams in which I was visited by a woman dressed in a white flowing robe, like the Goddess Diana. In my visions we would walk on a beach or sit under an oak tree and I’d tell her my troubles or concerns and she would help me see a better perspective. I felt safe with her. I realized that the Mother God, the divine feminine, was looking out for me. My own feminine principle was emerging within me and creating much-needed balance in my life. I believe that a similar kind of balance between the masculine and feminine principles needs to happen in the world today. For the last couple of thousand years, certain organized religions have put a very masculine face on God and spirituality. This has helped make masculine energy dominant—and masculine energy has a dark side that brings about competitiveness, war, and the need for power. Before the rise of “god the father,” goddess worship was the norm. The qualities of intuition, compassion, and integrity as well as the practice of magick were highly valued, and this was reflected in systems of goddess based religions. Feminine energy was strong, and people were more in touch with nature. We need to recognize the divine feminine energy within ourselves, and then bring this energy into the way we live our lives and work for change in the world. The Goddess is the catalyst for creating that balance.
The Goddess has been stifled for a long time, but SHE is re-emerging. Many of us are striving to live more in touch with feminine energies, and in doing so we are progressing toward a "goddess revival." The Goddess should replace and will replace man-made "father god" concepts. I truly believe that if we are to create peace in the world and make it a better place for future generations we must accept that there is a Universal Goddess and a divine feminine aspect to our spiritual natures. When this feminine energy comes alive in the hearts of men and women, it will bring harmony between the masculine and feminine principles in the universe, as well as within us.
© Darrin W. Owens