What is a Priestess you ask? Well this is what it means to me.
Webster's definition is: 1. A priestess is a woman who officiates in sacred rites. 2. a woman regarded as a leader ( as of a movement)
This is true and she is so much MORE. She is able to position herself between the visible and invisible worlds between the two dimensions. She works with subtle energies and is an emissary of the Divine Feminine represented here on earth.
She serves the spiritual needs of her community and in these times is very needed. A priestess is a woman who helps others connect to the divine so that they can heal and actualize their soul's unique path.
The priestess is a collective archetype that is in the collective consciousness as a constellation of characteristics of the divine feminine expression through us. We must learn to walk as her. We must train ourselves to embody her and the sisterhood.
She is just a girl with a big dream who is living in purpose, is a leader with class and recognizes she has a Goddess deep within her.
The history of the priestess is one of great trauma. In fact, I have learned that a lot of us are having to heal our witch wounds. The witch wound is the deep seated fear of being terrorized, betrayed and forced to be subservient. I learned that last month from Desiree Dunbar. She is a Modern day priestess as well. You may want to ask which of these witch wounds play out in your life. Is it terror? betrayal? or subservience? I had to work through all of them by healing it the feminine way so that I could feel safe in my body, feel free, powerful, successful and happy.
In 2016, I took two courses with Velva Dawn Silver. She is the head of the Goddess Healing Matrix System- Higher Priestess Practitioner Course- trademarked. I have level 2 designation. What that course did for me is that it opened the door to the Goddess world. Prior to that I had learned to heal my mother martyr archetype and become a more empowered woman. I now walk in way more woman energy and I am healing my inner little girl.
My spiritual journey began after the stage three cancer diagnosis in 2011. I was deeply wounded, sick and in need of deep transformation. I had heard the whispers of migraines and diabetes and ignored them. I guess you could say I had so much deep work to do that God sent cancer to awaken me! Through the darkness of such a serious illness, I discovered my light. God brought me to my knees and while I was down there I prayed for help. The help came in various teachers and through them I discovered my magic! He has helped me through the feminine part of Him. The Divine Feminine has helped me RISE and HEAL.
Through the Goddess work, I tapped into Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene and a host of other amazing Goddesses. The healing that is occurring is nothing short of a miracle.
I have learned how gratitude for my life shifts everything! And I fell in love with my SELF. It is the catalyst for change. Love is the greatest healing energy and with God and the Goddess I am healing and I am allowing the Divine feminine to evolve through me.
I remember one day when someone asked me if I was a witch... haha... that had bothered me. I really had had no idea what it meant. Now I do. Old programming made me feel like I was doing something wrong, bad, evil, dirty, ugly and wrong. I am so grateful I discovered the truth.
Long ago, the priestess of the past observed the patterns of nature. They honoured Mother Earth with seasonal rituals. Women were seen as the embodiment of the Great mother and were honoured and celebrated as she was able to grow life in her. Later in History, Roman, Greek and Egyptian priestesses lived in holy temples. They were held in high esteem. And then men began to fear them and persecuted and put them to death. Those managing to get away, fled their temples and went into hiding.
Today in the midst of the old falling patriarchy, a modern day priestess is emerging. She brings wisdom, and integrates spiritual teachings with her own flavour and spins on on it. This is why I feel strongly guided to pursue this part of me. I believe I was Her in many lifetimes. I resonate deeply with Atlantis, Egypt, Biblical times, Roman times, Gypsy and witches. I believe this lifetime is to help me empower myself.
The three pillars of femininity spirituality are healer, priestess and goddess. The three stages of the goddess are maiden, mother, and crone.
I learned with Desiree Dunbar, the nine stages of sovereignty are:
I learned the five things I needed to harness to be the sovereign Goddess I am are:
They recognize that through my healing, I am answering a Divine calling. It is a deep calling of purpose and I have a big job left to do. I listened to the call of the Divine Mother. That is why I had a deep mothering energy my whole life. I just didn't know how to direct it in an empowering way. Instead I smothered. Now I know better. Now I am doing better.
This also meant that I had to let go of people, places and things that didn't have this vision as me. I needed to pray for gentle and kind friends and teachers. Now I feel that I must share the path of the priestess. It is a path of deep integrity and takes tremendous dedication. I have it. All those years of Health Information Management and integrity has served me well. I am integral. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am faithful, integral and dedicated to my healing through passing through deep reflection of my life, prayer, meditation, and speak my truth with love. Hard work brings with it many rewards. I recognize my divinity. I recognize my worthiness and mostly I recognize the amazing feminine soul I AM.
I am holy. I am healthy. I am happy. With that energy I am better able to serve the beauty of life with so much love in my heart and with my whole body, mind and spirit. I am no longer playing small. I no longer subscribe to drama or people who choose to live out of alignment with lies and deception. I choose to help raise the vibration of Mother Earth. I choose to see the sacred .
The way I see it now, I had to grow through what I went through in order to become a Priestess. A woman who is standing in
I honour the light within the darkness, I am light and my heart is open. I have infinite abilities and I accept who I am and who I am not. I change what I can. I am love and lovable. I am here present in the NOW. I look forward to the future with LOVE and POWER.
So let me reintroduce myself!
Hi everyone, my name is Giuliana Giuliano Melo and I am a Priestess!!! I would love to hear from you. You can leave comments below or email me. I am facilitating a new course - 8 Goddess Sisters of Divine Feminine in September if you wish to join. Here is the link fb.me/e/ZNFHXvJq
If I can be of service please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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