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92. Feminine Spirituality: Reawakening the Goddess in YOU (For Men and Women!)

If you’re interested in the heroine’s journey, the prevalence of the Goddess and matriarchal societies throughout human evolution or harmonizing your own internal masculine and feminine energies, this episode is for you!

In today’s introspective solocast, I draw on a major theme of this show: Reawakening the goddess in YOU to bring healing, spiritual connection and empowerment to all life on our endangered planet. This show exists to promote the ideal of holism as an alternative to the imbalanced and struggling system within which we live. It is a fact that our modern society emerged from a blueprint drawn up by the patriarchy that excludes the archetypal Feminine within us all– symbolized by the intuitive, the spiritual and the cyclical, regenerative nature of life. In valuing competition and exploitation above all else, humans have dissociated from the feminine half of the balanced duality of which all is born. Denying the Feminine within us has generated a cascade of worldwide issues: from the normalization of chronic stress (and the multitude of mental and physical health issues directly caused as a result) to the devastating effects of the undeniably anthropogenic seventh mass extinction.

I named this show Awakening Aphrodite because I, like many, was heavily inundated into living imbalanced in the masculine polarity of myself. I begin this episode by sharing my personal experience with burnout, trauma and shutting down my Feminine, referring to The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest For Wholeness by Maureen Murdock, As Above So Below by Ronald S. Miller and Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen’s research for the mythology, anthropology and facts on the oppression and need for the Feminine in all aspects of life. I tell the ancient Greek tale of Persephone and relate her journey to the Jungian subconscious and the human need to acknowledge sacred rites of passage. I also discuss the rise and fall of egalitarian societies, the idea of “God” as a woman, and the symbolism of the feminine-masculine dynamic as it relates to ideas, career, creation and rediscovering the heart-connection that joins us all. Please enjoy, subscribe and I’d love to hear your thoughts in a review or comment!

00:03:31 See Episode 74 With “The Body Keeps The Score” By Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk

00:07:44 The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest For Wholeness By Maureen Murdock

00:09:03 As Above So Below: Paths To Spiritual Renewal In Daily Life By Ronald S. Miller

00:12:02 See Episode 90 With Nicole Duvaney

00:13:43 Persephone’s Journey Through The Worlds

00:15:31 Upcoming Episode With Susan Wilson Scheduled For May 3rd!

00:24:14 See Episode 83 With Jean Shinoda Bolen

00:33:45 When God Was A Woman

00:40:34 The Wiccan Movement And Goddess Symbolism

00:43:51 Changing Of The Gods: Feminism And The End Of Traditional Religions By Naomi Goldenberg

00:48:29 Men Need The Goddess Too!

00:55:00 Prehistoric Egalitarian Societies

01:00:39 The “Dominator” Mentality

01:01:16 Closing Thoughts & Inspirations

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Amy Fournier is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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