For me, Divinity has always been a sacred presence, a circle around me encompassing all directions, guiding and illuminating, sensed as beauty and unconditional love, with the strongest connection happening when I spend time in nature away from the distractions of the left-brain world. Wild nature is truly the lens through which myth, magic, and the sacred appear. My bond to nature is a luminous connection and I am Gaia's daughter - She is my first love ever and always. "Whenever I go into wild nature I renew my wedding vows." In nature it becomes crystal clear that the divine presence emanating from and animating the natural world and indeed, the entire universe, is FEMININE - abundant, fertile, yin, cyclic, ever-renewing, forgiving, and above all, loving and nurturing. All things are born and nurtured by a mother - this love and nurture is the great cosmic principle of all life. It is so obvious, yet our civilization, based on 2000-plus years of patriarchal rule, has tried very hard to conceal this great and beautiful feminine truth. It is time to realign ourselves, men or women, with the Great Mother, to bring the principles of the Divine Feminine back into our lives, to recover what has been lost, and to bring a much-needed balance back into the world.
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for neurodecolonization, social justice, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.