Different Ways #08 Lilith and the Nature of Negative Space, Part Two
Calling forth our inner Lilith. Why bother? One might ask this.
I like to think at some juncture of our lives, we all stop for a moment to contemplate our choices. Picking up that thread is not everyone's desire and that is as it should be. Those who do inquire or wonder, however, may find that the existing paradigms of religion and dogma often fall short of what works in the name of a spiritual experience and teaching for them. Where does one begin with questions that are too big and outside the parameters of our understanding?
I'll tell you what I did. I began studying the archetypes who often held certain teachings within their stories. All that was required, really, was enjoying a good story and being willing to look at myself in an openhearted and subjective manner to see if anything resonated. Lilith was an easy call once I understood and claimed my own nature from what I was told by others what I was about (my nurture) via shaming. Operating contrary to programing is holding negative space and claiming the eye of the storm. It is the way of the feminine energetic.
I don't fancy a lot of ritual or parading around in the name of myself or any other but I do enjoy a good mystery and this is how I approached discovering my inner Lilith. Everyone will do this differently. I'm just here to tell you that there is no wrong way to seek a broader understanding of the choices we are making in our lives and an archetype can be your guide if you want to receive and utilize it.
I think there is a very rich legacy in discovering our inner dark and wild female who is resplendent with the energies that have been long suppressed. To look at her without the shaming and vilification is to reveal a world within ourselves that is rich in abundance and fervor. In this audio file I explore, self-validation, being authentic and a possible better understanding of the lesson in unrequited connections. These are ideas and teachings I've received under the influence of Lilith and using her lens.
Thank you for listening.
Different ways, Chapter 26, pp. 212-214
Music: This version of the Willie Thrasher song, "Wolves Don't Live by the Rules" is a favorite of mine. Elisapie's rendition in this video is mesmerizing. The reflection of her eye by the camera catching what she is seeing while she is singing tells a story of dimension. It reminds me of Lilith watching and advising her children as we all begin to understand our need to explore risk and respect our need to expand our lives by embracing the wild; let it surge forth from within us as we meet and engage with the earth in a language the planet understands.
"...the cry of the wild is the only way they can see..."
Thank you for joining me here. The memoir Different Ways: Revealing the Feminine can be purchased through my website using a link to Village Books at AlltheDifferentWays.com. There is also an eBook version available at Amazon.
The blogCast that outlines my intentions for this series of readings from my book, Different Ways, Revealing the Feminine can be found here on the post, Between the Lines.