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“I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.”
George R.R. Martin
As I wrote in a recent blog I have been noticing a trend of the Dark Goddess calling to, and appearing for many people; it seems that as our world has plummeted into times of uncertainty and darkness, so has the collective conscious and unconscious; there to greet us is Mother.
We are in Her domain now.
At first, I was unsure how I felt about the Dark Goddess, in all Her forms, particularly Lilith, becoming trends—more and more I would see articles about firsthand experiences with Her; Witches and Mystics were finally opening up and telling their stories and sharing their lessons learned from the Dark Mother.
Conversely, I also saw a plethora of historical texts that vilify Her making the rounds, as well.
Is it at all shocking that a Woman who chose Her own path, showed strength and fought for individual sovereignty has been dragged through the mud?
Is it surprising that she is so misunderstood, and even those who choose to walk Her path are demonized, too?
What is it about this primordial energy that draws people in? Why are some terrified, and others fascinated? Why are people, especially (most importantly) Women finding resonance with Her?
What IS all the hype about?
Well, to put it bluntly, the world is full of angry Women, and the people who love them.
The days where the patriarchy rules, and Women are treated as second-class citizens are coming to an end; I know that it seems like it’s getting worse, and in some ways, it is—but it must get worse before it can get better.
There must be a catalyst; that catalyst must affect a lot of people so that the Revolution can gain momentum.
And, a Revolution is coming.
The Divine Feminine is taking Her power back.
The Divine Masculine is taking His power back.
We are taking our power back.
Monotheism, and the divisive tactics of “the system” are being destroyed—piece by piece, layer by layer.
So, what is She?
Who is She?
A Sex Goddess?
A Sacred Whore?
She is all of this and so much more.
Lilith is everything that is wild and carnal within us.
She represents uninhibited sexual energy.
She is unapologetic rage.
She is the Womb of the Dragon—the spark of Creation.
She is the epitome of rebellion.
She is both apple and Serpent.
She is the Dark Mother who teaches us tough, hard lessons.
She is the personification of Shadow work.
She is every Woman.
And every Woman is Her.
The more Women and other groups of marginalized people are blatantly beaten into submission, the more power it gives to these Dark Divine Feminine energies, like Lilith.
These are the deities, and energies who refuse to accept oppression of any kind.
They are Dark Goddesses such as Hekate, Kali, Morrigan, Brigid, Hel, Baba Yaga, Aradia, Isis, Persephone, and Ereshkigal; they are rising from their dark abodes and daring us to jump into the Abyss.
Asking us to trust our senses as we navigate our way through darkness, the underworld and the unknown.
They are teaching us to fight, to have a warrior mentality, and to rely solely on Self.
The Dark Divine Feminine lives in all of us—regardless of gender but She is awakening rapidly inside of Women and THAT is the key.
When that Divine spark is ignited inside us, a door opens and there to meet us is our Magick; this is a huge reason why religion and monotheism are dying (I don’t necessarily think religion is the problem, as I have said in the past).
People are sick and tired of being told how to live, love and believe based on words written thousands of years ago that have no real-world application today. I would go so far as to argue that they never had any real-world application to begin with.
Lilith teaches us to submit to no one, to live on our terms, and to be free in our wildness.
She is not for the faint of heart and asks a lot of those who answer Her calls but, it’s worth it.
Every single moment spent in Her darkness is worth it.
Every single drop of blood, sweat, and tears have purpose.
So, if you can’t handle that, then ask yourself what are you doing on this path?
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