Things have changed drastically since I first began seeking information about the Divine Feminine nearly 10 years ago. Stories and references to Goddesses and the Divine Feminine are much easier to find now, and yet we are barely scratching the surface when it comes to the rich herstory and philosophy that Sacred Feminine traditions offer us. Given this, here are my top five reasons why we need a school like the Home to Her Academy, now more than ever:
1. Our educational institutions do not teach our sacred stories.
2. We need more secular conversations about the sacred.
3. Book learning isn't enough.
We tend to prioritize facts, data, logic, and academic information at the expense of the vast wisdom of the body, which all too often is seen as unreliable or even nonexistent. We don’t have to choose! In fact, we are more powerful, more engaged human beings when we honor and access ALL the forms of wisdom available to us. And for those of us who have been well-schooled by patriarchal traditions, we really need to learn how to drop into the full presence of our bodies. Exploring the ways that Sacred Feminine wisdom shows up in the body can help us get there.
4. Internet memes aren't enough, either.
There's a lot more Goddess-inspired memes and videos floating around the internet these days. Unfortunately, they are usually paired with images of young, beautiful white women, are short on substance, often culturally appropriative, and many times don’t bother to verify or quote sources. We can do better than this. We MUST do better than this. There’s valid, credible information available to us, much of it meticulously gathered by women who weren’t taken seriously and were paid next to nothing for their labor. Let’s honor their efforts by taking the time to learn the real herstory that’s available to us.