Priestess (definition): A woman who has been called, through her own unique gifts, to be in service to the healing and betterment of the world and its inhabitants.
We are living in and through a critical time of human evolution. The world we have known, that is rooted in oppression, is imploding upon itself. As the old world is dying, a new world is being born to take its place. In support of this transformation, the ancient order of the priestess has been called forth as thousands (perhaps millions) of women (and men) come forward to be of service to this simultaneous dying and rising.
As in the days of old, the priestess serves her local community and the world by BEING a vessel through which this transformation is taking place. As gold is tested in fire, the priestess is literally the fire in which the dying world is purged of its impurities and made into something new. The priestess does this through her own unique giftedness and Divine calling. Depending on her calling the priestess’ task may include one or more of the following:
- Wisdom Keeper
- Knowledge Keeper
- Facilitator of Ritual
- Midwives of Birthing and Dying
Priestesses have always existed in our world, but it has been several thousand years since priestesses of this magnitude have been called forth. More pointedly, it has been several thousand years since women (and men) have had the freedom to step into and share their gifts in the world without having to fear being burned at the stake.
Owning the priestess calling, is still no easy task. We still live in a world where women’s powers are considered at the least suspect, and at the worst, demonic. Women who commune with the Divine, who have the uncanny ability of knowing things, or who have demonstrated the power to heal, continued to be labeled witch, heretic, or in league with the devil. None of this is true, but that does not prevent others from treating the emerging priestess with condemnation and scorn.
Every priestess who has come forth for the sake of the current transformation has experienced profound suffering – if not at the hands of others, then because of the obstacles she has had to overcome in heeding, cultivating and living out her calling. Unlike the days of old, or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter lore, there are no formal academies for teaching a priestess how to 1) identify her calling, 2) discover and develop her gifts, and 3) learn how to share them in the world. Furthermore, there are no schools where one is supported in learning how to move through and transform both the inner obstacles and past conditioning that would otherwise prevent a priestess from sharing her gifts. (or are there???? Wink wink).
In ancient times, the priestess was the center of the community/clan or tribe. She and her fellow priestesses (also known by titles such as shaman, medicine woman, etc.) were responsible for the wellbeing and wholeness of the community. The priestess read the signs of the weather, healed the sick, educated the young, mediated conflict, presided over planting and harvesting, acted as midwife at both birthings and dyings. The priestess ensured harmony and balance within the community and in their relationship to the natural world. For their service to the tribe, the priestesses’ needs were provided for so that they could focus their energy and attention on their calling. The priestesses’ services were valued and the provision for and protection of the priestesses was of utmost importance to the communities they served.
In the world in which we are living, this is unfortunately, not the case. But soon this will no longer be the case. When the dying world realizes the critical role of the priestess in helping to restore order, balance and harmony in our world, the priestess will once again be held in high regard and cared for as such. In the meantime, we do the best we can to share our visible and often invisible gifts and trust we will be supported as together we find our way through this unprecedented transformation of our world and our species.
Caring for the Priestess: returning to the original model of support
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