This month in the Embracing Shakti Temple our featured embodiment of the Divine Feminine is Airmid, the Irish Goddess of Herbs and the Art of Healing. She is a goddess who takes things slowly and is content to wait. She understands that healing and growth can take time and she embodies the sweet quality of patience.
Airmid was a member of the Tuatha De Danaan, the most ancient race of deities in Ireland. She and her brother Miach followed in their family’s footsteps of being incredibly powerful healers. Both were more skilled and impressive than their father, Dian, who was so envious of his children’s gifts, he murdered Miach.
Deeply grieving, Airmid went to her brother’s grave and laid a cairn of stones around the burial plot. She went there everyday to grieve. Then, after a year, she noticed three hundred and sixty-five herbs grew on that spot, one for each day and one each to cure a specific part of the body. She spread her cloak and began to gather up the herbs according to their properties. Dian learned of this, and again in a fit of rage, he overturned the cloak scattering the herbs to the wind, so no one but Airmid would ever understand their healing gifts.
Little else is known of Airmid in Celtic folklore, but after falling out with her father, she spent her time in the mountains where she tended to fairies, elves and humans that needed medical attention.
It is through the essence of Airmid that we may learn to use and appreciate the sacred power of plants. The symbolic number 365 tells us that, with time, we can heal our wounds and that herbs have power throughout the solar year, whether in seed and root, bud and stem, or flower and leaf.
Here are some suggestions to evoke the energy of Airmid so that you too may connect to the secrets and powers of the plants around you:
- Go for a walking meditation and gather plants along your away. Pause and reflect upon each species that you choose and ask permission to take a piece of the plant with you. Find a quiet place to create an earth altar with your gatherings and sit in final reflection of the abundance and beauty of plant life everywhere.
- Sit outside and take 20 conscious connected breaths. Breathe in and out through your mouth and drop the breath right into your belly. Every breath you take in has been imprinted by the plant that created those Oxygen molecules. This is medicine that I believe is activated by consciously breathing. Take in the healing that the plants around you are providing all life.
- Plant a garden, flower pot or window box in Airmid’s name and ask her blessings for the growth of your herbs. Do some research and learn about new ways that you can use the plants that you grow. Great opportunity to get creative!
How does Airmid’s story inspire you? Do you have another practice that connects you to the plant world? Or do you have a picture of your garden or earth altar to share with us? Please head over to my Facebook page and post away!
There was a time in my life where I placed everyone and everything around me as more important than ME….
There was a time where I felt ashamed and stuck in guilt around feeling pleasure and in honouring my desires through my sexuality.
And there was a time where I felt isolated in my journey, yearning for a group of women who were in my life to support me.
AND this is where the power of Shakti comes in.
Feeling at ease and comfortable in your body, womb, heart, and sexuality is a foundation for how we can amplify the Goddess in the world…and it is the foundation of the work we’ll be diving into in the Embracing Shakti Temple opening March 1st.
AND as a mother of three children running a yoga studio, multiple online businesses, and nourishing a partnership with my incredible husband, finding the space to carve out time for my own self-care and exploration of my sensuality is no small task.
Shakti has been waiting for you to:
✨ Know that you are love, divine and sacred
✨Listen and trust your intuition
✨FEEL YOU are truly worthy of what you desire
✨ AND Reclaim your magic, voice, and wisdom
We are being called to remember and awaken to this life force inside of us, by honouring it, listening to it, and celebrating it…with the support and witnessing of other women.
Sister, this is your sacred choice point. Join me in remembering your feminine wisdom, energy and innate power in community with other women, from the comfort of your own home.
Are you ready to embrace the most exquisite version of you?
By making a Conscious Commitment with yourself for as little as $33USD a month, this Temple will hold you accountable and give you the community and resources you need to return to your inherent shine, sensuality, liberation and voice.
Join me in the Saying YES to becoming a Sister of the Embracing Shakti Temple today!
If there’s a belief I can stand behind is that if we are going to heal the planet together sister – we NEED to do the work for ourselves first.
There is of course a deep importance to activism, action, and being vocal in the world about what we want to see change. (In this moment I want to acknowledge all of the people on the ground championing water rights, environmental protection, and legislation moving us forward).
AND we don’t necessarily need to sacrifice our dreams towards a cause.
THE CAUSE IS FREEING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM FROM SHAME & GUILT
We need to return to feeling in our wombs and our yonis.
Shakti energy is the missing piece in a woman’s initiation into her full and complete womanhood, and yet many of us are only now coming into this realization now.
Embracing Shakti in your life is as much about embracing and honouring the fullness of your sexual beingness, honouring the divinity of your full, sensual, perfect self. It is the full adoration of your movements, your embodied presence, and moment-to-moment worship of your being.
AND doing this important work in a community of other women is one step towards mending the circle of the feminine.
Imagine a place where you can connect with women from around the world, and explore with each other information on:
✨Global Goddess Culture
✨Goddess Frequencies and Archetypes
✨Rituals and Ceremonies
✨Self-care and gentle energy practices to move energy in your body
This Embracing Shakti Temple collective of women is a place where we all come together to share our stories, ideas and visions of how we want to show up fully in the world as fully embodied women.
Together we will learn to identify the patterns and behaviours in our life that do not serve us well and how to break free of overwhelm and tap into our natural powers of creativity and manifestation.
The EST brings women from all over the world together in community and sisterhood support as this global awakening of the power of the feminine opens us into infinite possibility.
On this journey you’ll be guided through monthly ceremonies that celebrate the important passages of life. Over time you will learn lunar & seasonal ceremonies, goddess & archetype rituals, life stage ceremonies, and many others. You will easily be able to recreate these rituals on your own and be empowered to create your own unique imprint on what you have learned so your ceremonies are exclusively your creation.
This can be YOU love! If you choose it and say YES!
With proven exercises, powerful ceremonies and transformative practices along with the online sisterhood, the Embracing Shakti Templ will be there for you every step of the way as you release emotional baggage, sexual insecurities and detrimental patterns that hold you back from being the most luminous version of you. What awaits is a woman who feels whole, seen and exquisitely alive!
JOIN US IN THE EMBRACING SHAKTI TEMPLE HERE >>
Temple doors close on March 1st until later this year, so THIS is the time to embrace new change and beginnings!