Who is the Maiden and how can you embody her archetypal wisdom, even when you are past the physical aspect of her phase....?
The Maiden represents new beginnings. She is young at heart, full of optimism and energy. She is self-reliant and embodies independence, strength and confidence. She teaches us to stand up for ourselves and pursue what we believe in.
There is a sense of playfulness and curiosity about her as she explores her world.
The Maiden is that precious part within each one of us that is our innocence, purity, and raw energy.
How do we embody the Maiden?
The Maiden archetype is the energy that women embody during the pre-ovulation phase of the menstrual cycle - this is when we have an extra spring in our step.
The Maiden symbolises rebirth and is associated with the spring phase of our menstrual cycle, the springtime of the year and the crescent-to-waxing phase of the Moon.
As we move into our personal spring phase, we are ready slowly re-enter the world to start planning and organizing the month ahead. It’s during this phase we start to feel more energetic, motivated, full of optimism and ideas as our oestrogen starts to rise. When embodied, this archetype appears to easily juggle a whole stack of interesting projects and activities.
We can imagine the fresh, rising energy of an emerging young woman, full of enthusiasm and authenticity…. Take a moment to imagine this vibrant energy and breath it in, allowing it to stir your senses.
Now is the perfect time to get curious and to think big: what can you change in your life for the better and plan how you can make it happen.
So how do we coax out our Inner Maiden and nurture her emergence?
The Maiden stands firmly, rooted in her own power and will bedazzle everyone with her magnetic appeal, attracting opportunities and people with ease. We can bring our inner maiden to life by...
- Being assertive (asking for what you want)
- Making plans and being social
- Making conscious choices – surrounding ourselves with inspiring messages, people & vibrations
- Taking time to discover our unique gifts
- Celebrating the success of others
- Dressing up! Adorning and anointing ourselves (Dressing in ways that make you like your truest and most beautiful self)
- Being flexible and adaptable.
- Taking time to unwind.
- Strengthening your Solar Plexus, the seat of your personal power and self esteem through mediation.
The idea is to nurture the emergence of your inner Maiden at the pre-ovulation stage and allow her healthy aspects to develop with the support of your body and emotions. When we harnes and maximise the maidens’ positive aspects, the easier it becomes to embody her archetypal energy during this part of our cycle and the simpler it becomes to propel ourself forward in life.
At another stage in our cycle, this same vibrant, creative, assertive energy would feel like an huge effort, because your whole being (including the natural cycles of nature) will be urging you to slow down.
The Feminine archetypes are portals to accessing our inner power, their imagery awakens within us energies and inspiration, that give us insight into our strengths and weaknesses. Archetypes are medicine for our human experience that transcends the limits of time and space.
The invitation is to get to know yourself, make friends with yourself, and most importantly learn to trust yourself!
The idea is to use archetypal wisdom as tool for stepping into the energy of the empowered feminine at any time! When you are in alignment with your feminine power this is when we gain access the most sacred experience of all... being a woman and embodying our full potential.
We all have our own inner goddess and working with a specific Goddess, gives our inner divine feminine extra va va voom. Take some time to explore the energy of the Maiden Goddesses below and see who comes forward to light your path ahead.
- Kuan Yin
I'd love to hear who resonates with you.. leave your comments below!
Till next week, when I share with you the magic of the Mother.
May your inner goddess continue to rise within you and light your way ahead!
Fionn and Belinda work with the Goddess in all her forms as part of their own transformational work and feel called to offer Workshops and Cacao Ceremonies to support others with these powerful teaching tools, enabling us to create a more fulfilling and magical life.
The Goddess is rising within each of us.... may she light your path ahead.
Wise and Untamed
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