Divine Feminine? Feminine Face of the Divine? Goddess? What’s in a Name?

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Reflections by Genevieve Mitchell

I’ve given much thought to what to call the Divine in my life.  I want something that is a reflection of me.  Who am I?  I am a female, a woman, a mother, a grandmother, a priestess (or am I a woman priest?).  I am one who tries to walk in the sacred connection with that vast world of spirit, grace, mystery and the unknown world of Gods and Goddesses.  But the cultural and societal face of God to me always comes back looking very much like a male, ie using “He” Him”” His””King”, “Lord”, “Sovereign”  That view of God is not me, it’s not a reflection of my face, my body or my experience, Spirit is SO much bigger than the cultural definitions that I grew up with.  But when I am talking with others, how should I refer to the Divine?  As “She”, as “Goddess”, as the Feminine Face of God?  As the Divine Feminine?  It’s not clear to me…Perhaps it’s the connection that’s more important than the name.  What do you think?shutterstock_134796932

Genevieve Mitchell is Partner at Goddess Ink Publishing, www.goddess-ink.com, offering books, classes and resources on feminine spirituality, goddess studies and the Divine Feminine. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goddessinkbooks/.

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