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How to Embody Divine Feminine Archetypes with Courtney Tiffany

Author Courtney Tiffany shares how to embody archetypes of the Divine Feminine to help you heal and grow spiritually.

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Our Divine Feminine energy can be so potent in our spiritual path because of the way it invites us to ebb and flow, literally awakening life force energy within. Yet, as such an integral part of our energetic makeup, opening ourselves up to the Divine Feminine can feel overwhelming and confusing.

Fortunately, we have beautiful souls to guide us through this sacred energy. I sat down with Author and Modern Priestess Courtney Tiffany to discuss her work with archetypes of the Divine Feminine and how embodiment of those specific archetypes can help us self-heal and grow spiritually. We also chatted about it on Instagram Live recently, and you can watch that here.

1.Tell me about your spiritual path and how you were called to a deeper understanding of feminine archetypes?

My journey began after my children were born. My life completely changed after having two kids in the span of 13 months and I dove deep into my new role of being a mother. But after a few months, I had a bit of an identity crisis and began feeling lost. I didn’t know who I was outside of being a mom, I had been so consumed by motherhood that I neglected all of the other parts of myself. That is when I went on a journey to find myself again and in the process learned about spirituality, the Divine Feminine, goddesses, and archetypal embodiment.

Through years of research, workshops, and exploring the archetypes on my own I uncovered thirteen different archetypes of the Divine Feminine. Through this work, I realized each archetype is expressed differently and has a different energetic frequency than the others. By isolating that energy (for example the Maiden vs the Crone) we can tune into the gifts and wisdom of that particular thread of Shakti. By working with specific archetypes, I was able to heal myself, reclaim my power, and embody my truth.

2. For someone just at the beginning of rebalancing their Divine Feminine, what exactly ARE feminine archetypes?

I view the feminine archetypes as different threads of Shakti. Shakti, or kundalini energy, is creative life force energy. It’s energy that pulsates through every being on earth, yet can be expressed in a multitude of ways. Shakti energy is both creation and destruction, it can be gentle and soft or raging and fierce. Take for example the nurturing, supportive, loving energy of the mother, versus the fierce, protective, strong energy of the Warrior. Both are feminine archetypes, but they expressed differently. And most importantly, they feel differently in our bodies when we embody them.

3. How can archetypes help us on our spiritual journey?

Archetypes are great tools to help us not only learn more about ourselves, but they gift us with the mysteries of the Divine Feminine and allow us to heal any blocks or traumas we might be unconsciously holding onto. On my personal journey, it was the Queen who helped me step into my sovereignty. It was the archetype of the Witch who allowed me to reclaim my power and view my life through a more magical light. It was the Warrior who helped me establish boundaries in my life, which as an empath and recovering people pleaser, was a necessary adjustment. The Dark Goddess held my hand as I explored my shadows. These are just a few small examples of the gifts of the archetypes. The things you can uncover with the archetypes are limitless.

4. What are the different archetypes?

In my upcoming book, Feminine Archetypes, I explore thirteen archetypes of the Divine Feminine. They are the Maiden, Wild Woman, Warrior, Huntress, Lover, Witch, Priestess, Queen, Mother, Dark Goddess, Hearth Keeper, Mystic, and Crone.

You might know these archetypes by other names, but each of these archetypes has unique energetic frequencies that can help guide us to reclaiming and embodying our truth. Working with archetypes in our lives tends to be a cyclical process. We may start a new project and feel the excitement and passion as the Maiden, but then blocks might come up and we work through them with the Dark Goddess, before being swept away with the blissful surrender of the Lover. There is a time and season for each one.

It’s important to note that ALL of the archetypes are available to you right now, they are all expressions of yourself. Because you are not just one thing. You are more than just a Mother. You can also be a Warrior, a Mystic, and a Lover all at once. Even if you don’t identify as a specific archetype, it’s energy and wisdom are still available to you.

5. How can we start to work with the archetypes?

Start by writing down the archetypes listed above and feel into how your body reacts to each one. There is a wisdom, a deep inner knowing within our bodies, and learning to listen to it can be a powerful tool. Make a list of attributes or characteristics on what each archetype means to you. How do you perceive them? Which one are you most drawn to? Which one do you want to learn more about? Which one do you feel the most resistance to? Then ask yourself why for each response.

If you are looking for support to explore these parts of yourself, check out the archetypal activations I am currently offering. These potent activations are energetic journeys that help you open the doors to each archetype within yourself and teaching you how to divinely embody each one.

Visit my website www.courtneytiffany.com. to learn more about my work, sign up for my newsletter and download a free gift to help you on your archetypal journey.

 

Leena Lemos is the Founder of House of Enlightenedhood, author, podcaster, and speaker. As a leading millennial voice in spirituality, Leena is on a mission to disrupt the current spiritual paradigm to make spirituality more accessible to every soul on this planet.

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Honoring Our Light and Dark Phases

On episode 1 of Spirituali-tea, Leena Lemos explores the seasonality of life with predictive astrologer Crystal B.

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Welcome to the first episode of Spirituali-tea with Leena Lemos! The intention of today’s talk show is to create a safe and light-hearted space to nerd out about all things spirituality and soul development.

About Crystal B.

Crystal B. is an expert professional astrologer working with clients all over the world. She is a second-generation astrologer and has been around astrology all her life. Her office is located in Montclair, NJ. As a public speaker, writer, teacher, coach, and Astro Therapist she has become a trusted source of astrological information. She is passionate about using astrology as a tool for spirituality, mental health, and mindfulness. Additionally, she specializes in Past Life Regression in connection with our astrological influences. Crystal develops and facilitates custom astrology events and works with prominent colleges, including Harvard, Barnard Columbia, and Rutgers.

Click here to buy your copy of Crystal’s New Book, Feed Your Moon, OR find it at your Barnes and Noble! 😉

See Crystal’s skins photoshoot here.

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The Divine Energies

Natalia Santos shares a poem about leaning into Divine Masculine and Feminine energies.

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Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine

The essence of divine energies,

Allow yourself to feel the energies, allow yourself to be.

Do not tin the energetic energies. Do not judge them, let them be.

Explore and understand the flows and stillness of femininity.

Exercise and explore the actions of masculinity. Allow them to merge, grow together, blend and infuse.

Be the creator spirit that you desire to be.

Pour yourself that glass of tea,

Watch how it pours into your glass. The flow of the feminine. The cup of the masculine.

The watery trickle of imagination, daydreams, and creativity.

To the grounding of the cup which hits the root. Ravaging roots circling into the ground.

We watch in awe. As they work together.

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No. 3: Wait, No Fireworks?

Leena Lemos reflects on her “forced” spiritual awakening and how shadow work changed everything.

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The Spiritual Anthropologist is a raw, humorous, and inquisitive weekly column by Leena Lemos that explores the dance between the human experience and the spiritual being.


When I first began my journey, I spent almost four years trying to force a “spiritual awakening.” I wanted my spiritual gifts and I was done waiting for them. I visited all the crystal shops looking for the perfect stone to open my Third Eye. I listened to lightcode DNA activation binaural beats. I visited intuitive healer after intuitive healer, aching for someone to validate my spiritual existence.

Accurate portrayal of my conversations with spirit:

INT. LEENA’S BEDROOM – NIGHT

Leena sits in a lotus pose, surrounded by candles, crystals, and her latest oracle card pull. She huffs and puffs as she looks up to the ceiling.

LEENA

I’m ready for my spiritual gifts, uniiiverrrseeeeeeeee!

She opens her arms wide as she waits for the light beam to strike.

LEENA

K now. And now. Likeeeeeee now. Did you do it yet? Hello? Is this thing on?

The universe does not make a peep.

LEENA

Alrighty, then. I guess ya busy or didn’t get the memo. It’s fine. Time to keep searching.

THE END.

And I kept searching and pushing, but that spiritual activation, as I imagined, never came.

I thought my big spiritual upgrades would be accompanied by fireworks as my magic powers activated Captain Planet-style. I assumed my physiology would short circuit, causing a divine electrical surge to flow through my veins. I couldn’t wait to be that version of me, I always thought. That’s when I will truly be “spiritual.” That’s when everyone will finally see how worthy I am. That’s when all the hurt and pain will magically dissipate.

And then one day, I looked in the mirror and I didn’t recognize my own face. In trying to force a spiritual awakening I traveled even further from what I was actually searching for…self-love.

I was using my shallow form of spirituality to safeguard the young girl who built a Game of Thrones‘ size wall after high school trauma. I wanted outward recognition for the vibrant heart I kept hidden from the world. I wanted others to see my wise, cosmic, and claircognizant soul, so I could finally embody it in the “real world.”

I was ready to shine my light and was convinced it was only possible after a certain level of spiritual awareness.

After looking in that mirror, everything changed. When I turned inward, the painful truths and experiences that made me feel like I’m not enough began to bubble to the surface. I slowly began to accept that a complete universal makeover that is so divine it overpowers all of my wounds was just another escape from self-accountability.

I was caught in a limiting-belief paradigm that so many of us have fallen privvy to in the age of comparison culture on social media. And that’s the idea that there is a spiritual ladder to climb. That there is a pedestal that comes with a spiritual facade. That you are separate from your spiritual gifts. That you are separate from the universe.

I’ve worked through massive transformation this year. Massive loss. Massive burnout. Massive unlearning. Massive Healing. Massive Expansion.

Through doing the deep shadow work, I’ve seen first-hand the magic that happens when we alchemize parts of our soul that no longer serve us. It is not a gift we are given in lightning-beam form from the universe, but one we create sacred space for through our self-healing.

We are so capable. We are so powerful. We are the only ones who get to decide whether or not we grow. I’m still healing the remnants of shame that kept me from going inward sooner, but whether you call it ascension, raised consciousness, spiritual upgrades, awakening, the labels all agree on one thing: Our growth involves a perspective shift. But one you can’t see it until you’re on the otherside of it.

The truth is, most of the time, we have no idea this shift has happened until we’ve already unconsciously experienced it. But it’s the slow integration, when you are in complete universal flow, that is much more magnificent than Pomp and Circumstance.

The more I transform, the more peace I find in stillness. The more love I’m willing to give to myself and the world. The more joy I find in the present moment.

Our ego wants fireworks. It wants credibility. It wants recognition. Yet, our soul rising feels much more like a soft warm afternoon breeze. It’s light. Its fluid. It’s graceful.

I hope by sharing this reflection on my spiritual growth, you feel confident in just one thing: You are exactly where you need to be in this now moment. Celebrate it. Honor it. Send it love. Yet, don’t forget how entirely capable you are to make space for magic. The universe will not give you a pat on the back because you are already whole. You are already all that you’ve ever wanted to be.

Perhaps you just need to clean off your mirror to see it.

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