The rise of the Divine Feminine has become a popular concept in spiritual circles, and for good reason. The masculine energy (yang) has been the prevailing energy on the planet for thousands of years. And while it has led to improvements in productivity, industry, technology, commerce, and mobility, it has also come with abuse of power, war, corruption, greed, and superiority. This overbalance has hit a tipping point to where the feminine energy (yin) must be integrated to bring balance to the planet.
It is already naturally happening within businesses. The energy of the Divine Feminine has brought in a renaissance of new ways of doing things, new inventions with beauty, art, and design being the x-factor. This has also led to an immersion of spirituality into our everyday living. Businesses that are now thriving are based in fairness, creative innovation, and conscious design, while also fostering compassion to people, animals, and the environment. Incorporating the Divine Feminine energy has become essential to new businesses and the new economy, whether they are aware of it or not.
The emergence of women in the workplace and female entrepreneurs has also helped integrate feminine principles in business. Women have fought their way out of the home and into the workplace for years and with considerable success. In doing so, women have integrated more masculine energy while many men have begun to embrace traditional feminine roles such as child rearing and homemaking.
While gender does not define masculine and feminine energy, it is one of the more common expressions of it. Those who are on a path of self-actualization and ascension are coming more into balance of their individual masculine and feminine energies to where gender roles are becoming more blurred and a true integration is taking place becoming a model for the planet as a whole.
Because most of us have grown up and learned primarily under the reign of masculine energy, it is important to recognize what constitutes feminine energy in order to gracefully evolve into our new world. Regardless of gender roles, your home is a great way to integrate the energy of the Divine Feminine.
The sense of home—and even a house itself—embodies feminine energy due to its nurturing, protective quality. Simply bringing more beauty, intention, and creativity to your space can invoke the Divine Feminine into your space and into your life. Here are some easy, practical ways to do so.
- Create a Sacred Space in Your Home
Masculine energy is action-oriented, while the feminine is about stillness and receptivity. In terms of space, feminine energy is supported by quiet space. This could be in the form of a meditation area, a cozy reading nook, an altar, or even empty space. If you think about music or art, it is the white space or negative space that often make the difference.
In considering what you want in terms of a sacred space, reflect on this quote by Joseph Campbell:
"To live in a sacred space is to live in a symbolic environment where spiritual life is possible, where everything around you speaks of the exaltation of the spirit. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you might find that nothing happens here. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something will eventually happen. Your sacred space is where you find yourself again and again." -Joseph Campbell
- Enhance Your Intuition Through Your Home
We've all had an experience where our intuition told us something that simply did not make rational sense to our mind, only to find out later that our intuition was right. Intuition comes from our right brain, which is feminine energy, while logic and rationalization comes from our left brain, which is masculine energy.
To enhance your intuition, create an environment that best supports it. Consider more abstract artwork. Specific imagery is finite in its meaning as opposed to allowing for creativity. Using monochromatic or soothing colors can also help the mind to dream and imagine. Also cutting down on clutter will minimize distractions and allow the monkey mind to rest.
- Promote Your Creativity Through Your Home
Like intuition, creativity is a product of feminine energy. We are all creative, and each one of us has creative gifts that can benefit the world. Do you have space in your home that supports your unique expression of creativity?
For example, maybe your traditional home office becomes your art studio. Do you want to write, but have no writing space? Or maybe the kitchen should become grounds for cookbooks and experimentation. Our home should support all aspects of ourselves. If your home isn't supporting the best creative expression of you, then consider ways to make those shifts.
- Nurture Yourself Through Your Home
The Divine Feminine energy is loving and nurturing to others and oneself. Your home is an extension of you, and when you love your home, you are loving yourself. When you take care of your home, you are nurturing and taking care of yourself.
Extend love to your home with fresh flowers, music, or aromatherapy. Bless your home with a space clearing or just give it a nice cleaning. Like any relationship, when you give it love and attention, it will support you in return.
- Bring Beauty Into Your Home With the Five Elements
In addition to being an energetic extension of yourself, your home also has a soul. One of the best ways to honor that relationship is to incorporate the Five Elements of Feng Shui—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water—into your home.
Your home is the connector between you and Mother Earth. It is where we have the opportunity to live in harmony with nature. In my book, Decorating With the Five Elements of Feng Shui, I provide various ways to do just that. As a result, your home will feel and look great, in addition to supporting your own personal energy.
Some simple ways to incorporate the elements is using them in their rawest form. For example, use candles for Fire, plants for Wood, clay pots for Earth, crystals for Metal, and a fountain for Water. These are great ways to bring in natural beauty in fun and creative ways. In doing so, you will awaken the Divine Feminine within you and your space.
We all need a sanctuary to come home to—to nurture us, inspire us, support us, and surround us with beauty in ways only the Divine Feminine can. Why not create your sanctuary today?