Unleashing the Goddess: the Madonna-Whore Fallacy

At some point in the space-time continuum, the true expression of the Divine Feminine has been hijacked. She has been subjected to distortion, along with her counterpart the Divine Mas2013-11-16 00.33.14culine, to become something less potent and incredible than she is.

She’s been buried under the collective understanding of the Madonna-Whore dichotomy, and we’ve been misled to choose one of these options, when the truth is so much more expansive, so much more divine.

The truth is the Goddess.

At what point did we decide to believe that a virgin (and not the Goddess)file000369766647 was the rightful counterpart for the God, the only proper mother for his son? At what point did we relinquish our right to the sexual and creative power that defines the Goddess?

The power of the feminine is immense, and has been calling to us for several millennia, as we’ve felt the ripples under the distorted structures of patriarchal, oppressive rule.

She has been tickling something in the backs of our minds, hearts and wombs, reminding us of a power we know exists deep within us, that we haven’t quite been able to grasp.

We’ve tasted her from time to time, as people have joined together in collective rebellion against the old structures, rising up to question injustice, hatred and imbalance.

She will not be denied, and her power has only increased as it spent so long underground. She grew tired of grieving for her daughters killed, raped, denied, enslaved, exploited and otherwise misused. She grew weary of shouting to be heard. She grew weary of running.

So she made a choice.

For her protection and that of her daughters, she would diminish her light and live under the structures imposed by those in ‘authority.’ She would temper her power and adhere to the rules of the majority. She would give up her right to be equivalent, and instead be ‘safe.’

The distortions in the Masculine increased without his partner, his complement, and the imbalance grew. The God missed his Goddess, the Divine embodiment of all that the Feminine implies.

He missed the wildness of her sexual, creative power and the softness of her Love.

He yearned for her receptivity and her playfulness.

He lost touch with the capacity to feel and express the deepest, darkest aspects of himself, and the safety of her open arms and heart.

He sexualised his feelings, and sought release through connections that became an excuse to hide from himself.

The Goddess was split in two: the desire to possess her wildness was constructed as the Whore; and the Madonna became the longed for nurturer and partner. The disdain felt towards the Whore was palpable; her representation of forbidden longing cast her as the temptress of otherwise virtuous men. The Madonna was the distorted version of perfect complement, without the fire in her belly.

We’ve been asked to choose one or another, and sometimes both. Some want the Whore in the bedroom and the Madonna in the kitchen (or vice versa).

We’ve split ourselves in two, trying to fit into the distorted structures that cut us off from the truth of our divine power.

We’ve tried to be what we’d agreed on, to remain safe.

We’ve tried to mould our deep, connected knowledge of our sensuality and sexuality to the shape of the distorted structures imposed from without. We’ve tried to nurture and mother others, while disconnected from our womb centres.

Ultimately, balance wins out. Truth wins out. The Feminine can no longer lie about her true nature, and the Masculine cannot survive without the complementary energies provided by his partner in her right power.

The Goddess is the Whore AND the Madonna, the lover and the mother, the playmate and the partner. She is the embodiment of the divinity of the Feminine and knows balance in herself. She is Oneness and duality. She is joy and pain, love and hate, man and woman, life and death.

It’s time to redress the balance, and for us to embrace the Goddess within. This is not a gender war; it is a battle to reclaim the inherent equilibrium within us all. It’s time to relinquish ties to the stories sold to us for millennia, and to welcome the Goddess in all her glory, to stand side-by-side with her counterpart, the God.

Big Love,
~ Jenny

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