I was in a terrible mood this morning. I hadn’t gotten as much sleep as I would like, the mess in the house just keeps getting messier, I bounced my own paycheck – twice – and refuse to look at the insufficient fund damage and am waaaaaaaaaaay past deadline on an article about the divine feminine that I really, truly want to write. I am usually just going with the flow on these things, but the fact I haven’t been able to sit and write the article is really bothering me – I really put my all into what I write and I do need to be somewhat in the mood, otherwise it’s just no good, but it’s interesting to try and figure out how to prioritize.
Ever the optimist, I am super happy that it’s taken me five months to have an off day, so that perked me up, as well as my decision to call into the radio show and let my awesome co-host fly solo. Followed that with a delicious meal at Dandelion, a return to the market where I got an awesome $5 all local salad from Big Wheel Provisions for Slow Food’s Eat Local Week followed by a return home where I decided to tackle the a project that was high priority – sewing Maya a new giraffe. We lost her favorite toy last week and it’s been a bit trickier to pacify her as it was the perfect teething toy, so I finally got the sewing machine out and made my first ever doll. (Thanks ma, for the supplies & sis for the pattern!). Turned out pretty sweet. I just needed a me day, I am hoping.
We shall see what tomorrow brings.
If ya’ll have any inspiration for the divine feminine article, please, help a sister out!
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Just a reference point:
Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, a 1988 interview with Bill Moyers, links the image of the Earth or Mother Goddess to symbols of fertility and reproduction. For example, Campbell states that, “There have been systems of religion where the mother is the prime parent, the source… We talk of Mother Earth. And in Egypt you have the Mother Heavens, the Goddess Nut, who is represented as the whole heavenly sphere”. Campbell continues by stating that the correlation between fertility and the Goddess found its roots in agriculture:
Bill Moyers: But what happened along the way to this reverence that in primitive societies was directed to the Goddess figure, the Great Goddess, the mother earth- what happened to that?
Joseph Campbell: Well that was associated primarily with agriculture and the agricultural societies. It has to do with the earth. The human woman gives birth just as the earth gives birth to the plants…so woman magic and earth magic are the same. They are related. And the personification of the energy that gives birth to forms and nourishes forms is properly female. It is in the agricultural world of ancient Mesopotamia, the Egyptian Nile, and in the earlier planting-culture systems that the Goddess is the dominant mythic form.
Campbell also argues that the image of the Virgin Mary was derived from the image of Isis and her child Horus: “The antique model for the Madonna, actually, is Isis with Horus at her breast”.