August marks women’s month In South Africa as we celebrated national women’s day on 9 August. It really got me thinking about women’s rights. How far we’ve come as female replicas of the human race. How this has affected society. Our journey as spiritual souls manifested in a physical world. In this blog, I explore inspirational women figures. Women that have made an impact on women’s rights in terms of spirituality. Drawn from Christianity, Eastern Tradition and Hinduism. Feminism is on the rise. Here is a list of female figures that have ignited a spark in my spiritual journey. As a feminist woman seeker.
For those beginning to walk down the spiritual path. You will realise almost all enlightened beings and spiritual teachers are male. It’s quite a disappointment for the modern feminist. Were women seen as unworthy in the eyes of spirit? Did male supremacy segregate women from spiritual liberation? It makes a very debatable topic.
A scripture was found proving the Gospel of Mary, according to the Jesus code on Netflix. There is a movie on it too. You can watch the trailer below. Mary was worthy as a disciple of Jesus by Jesus- Son of God. Perhaps even Jesus’ lover. How scandalous? Jesus had many women followers and this is all just proof of spiritual liberation for women. It was Mary whom first saw Jesus-Christ, risen from the dead. She was the very first ‘Christian’.
My first encounter with the Goddess of Mercy or Guan Yin was in Thailand in 2014. Guan Yin is an East Asian Bodhisthavva. She is associated with compassion and idolized by many Buddhists. In Thailand, she is the bearer of good luck, fortune and fertility. Many of her followers refrain from eating beef. As it is believed her father the emperor lived out his karma by being reincarnated as a cow. Pretty cool for us Vegetarians. Great inspiration for newly found wannabe veggies. Goddes of Mercy or Guan Yin portrays the significance of women in terms of spiritual aspirants. I like to think of her as a symbolism of Vegan activism.
Hawaiian born woman, Mrs Takata is the face of modern day Reiki. Credited with introducing Reiki to the West. Reiki is a form of energy healing through channelling. The practitioner will call upon guides and Reiki masters to allow universal life force energy to flood through the practitioner and into the client. Universal life force energy, known as prana in Yoga brings healing through restoring energy to its original state. Mrs Takata received Reiki masters in 1938. An era that was governed by male supremacy and war.
Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy that moves through the entire universe. She is the personified concept of divine feminine creative power. In Hinduism, every god has a Shakti or Life force Energy. Shakti is idolized and worshipped by many. She is an archetype that you can call on to for strength, fertility and power.