The Divine Feminist

The Divine Feminist

Feminism, but connected. The Divine Feminist is a deep dive into feminism for today; the kind of movement that recognises the everyday struggles as symptoms rather than causes of our toxically unbalanced society. So how do we fix that? By reconnecting with ourselves and remembering that there is another way... a way to the sacred balance that represents the road to fulfilment for each of us, and paves the way to a more balanced and fulfilling world.

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April 27, 2021 40 min

As we move into the Earth energies of Taurus season, Ceryn invites you to journey with her around the idea of beauty.

That word in itself may trigger something in you around a concept that has for so long been weaponised against us and used to play us off against one another. And certainly to even talk about the idea of beauty we have to dive into that concept of physical attractiveness which has become so conflated with it.

But wha...

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As we continue our Aries season journey with the qualities and concepts associated with fire, Ceryn invites you to consider the power of your own creativity.

So often we're told that creativity is a label which references only a limited number of activities, all associated with beauty and art, all of which are considered a "waste of time" unless we are "good" at or able to make money with them.

But to see the forc...

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As we navigate our way through Aries season, when better to connect with the elemental energy of fire and with one of the emotions most closely associated with fire: Rage.

Rage is and can be a powerful force, and maybe that's why our world is so keen to keep it under wraps, encouraging us to feel scared or ashamed of our own anger.

Yet journeying through that fear and shame to understand and befriend our true rage can bring us so...

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Trigger warning: The introduction to today's episode contains mention of recent news around Meghan Markle and Sarah Everard, including a content trigger warning for racism, suicide and violence against women.

Fresh from a journey into the idea of choice and expectation, Ceryn invites us to dive into a discussion of our our legacies within this life.

From the  passions and overall purposes that drive us to the everyday actions tha...

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TRIGGER WARNING: Within this episode is a brief mention of abortion, which is spoken about for approximately two minutes at around the 36 minute mark.

The world we live in likes to set us very clear expectations. Wherever we are and whatever roles we do or don't take on, you can guarantee we'll be given - subtly or otherwise - a checklist of what it means to "succeed". Yet the path to fulfillment is never and should...

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Putting boundaries on our time and energy is one of the most important things we can do to care for and respect ourselves.

But in a world that so regularly tells us we should be caregivers whose worth is judged by their productivity and by how exhausted they are at the end of a week, the whole subject can be tough.

From stepping back from the constant busy-ness for long enough to discern what our needs are to bucking the trends of s...

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Once something heard only in the most spiritual of conversations, those from all walks of life are increasingly realising the importance of grounding themselves and their energies.

In a world so full of noise and mistruth, it's never been easier for us to be distracted, caught up in anxiety or thrown off course, making it more important than ever to root ourselves deep into the Earth, the present moment and our own truth.

But wh...

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Happy New Year from the Divine Feminist!

As we move into a new year, not to mention a new Aquarian age, Ceryn discusses the importance of pausing to re-connect and consider the intentions that will help us to move forward.

She then discusses the idea of self-reconnection; reconnecting with your whole self over and above the boxes this world of ours may or may not have put you in.

From there, we delve into what that path involves, con...

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After a little break, the Divine Feminist is back for a whole new chapter!

And as we approach the end of the calendar year and the Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn, when better to talk about the endings and beginnings that we encounter along our journeys.

Pondering those subjects leads Ceryn to talk about her own experience of beginnings and endings, and to share why she believes both should be honoured, respected, griev...

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What does the word power conjure up for you?

For so many of us it's something that the chosen few have access to; the prize offered to those who won the lottery of privilege or checked off the qualities on a list that immediately gives them permission to control others around them.

But who says that's the case? And what if that were to change?

From presidents to witchcraft and superheroes to the coaching industry, Ceryn delves...

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The world likes to tell us our fears are bad.
 
 It likes to tell us they're unnecessary and evil and more than likely need to be vanquished like some sort of beasts that are actively working to keep us from our full potential. But what if that's not the case?
 
 Lately I've come to believe that our fears have been given a pretty bad rap; that in fact maybe they're the gatekeepers of our potential - the voices that can...

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At the start of each episode I ask "how are you? How are you really?"

This week with my hand on my own heart the answer came through plain and simple: "Exhausted." I'd like to tell you I listened first time around, but as you'll hear, that wasn't quite the case.

Let's talk about why that is; about why so many of us have a problem with stopping, pausing and giving ourselves the permission to take a bre...

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August 24, 2020 49 min

It may be the only place we can truly call home for the whole of our stay here on Earth, but how many of us feel completely connected to our bodies?

The societies we live in are so keen to disconnect us from those bodies, to encourage hatred of them and division because of them that you could be forgiven for forgetting how it felt to feel truly at home in your physical self.

Yet this process of reconnection that divine feminism invo...

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August 12, 2020 48 min

Do you trust yourself? Every part of yourself?

We live in a society that's all too keen to detatch us from the wisdom within us, and in doing so to leave us thoroughly distrusting from ourselves. But that's a dangerous place to be.

Not only because we find it ever more challenging to hear and listen to what's truly right for us, but also because it leaves us constantly searching outside of ourselves rather than turning to...

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We humans are ever-moving, ever-changing beings; something we all embrace more of as we adopt the more cyclical, feminine approach to life.

But how do we mark the phases that comprise those changes?

Looking specifically at the feminine archetypes that each woman is said to embody throughout her life, this episode talks about the challenges that occur if we fail to pause and take stock of the phases we've moved through, and at ho...

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July 4, 2020 54 min

We've talked a lot about this thing called Divine Feminism. But about now you may well be asking: "So what?"

In this episode we go back to the fundamentals of Divine Feminism, and why each of us - and our society and world - so desperately need that reconnection and rebalancing. 

Covering off everything from the oppression we know and gate, to leadership, community and community, Ceryn shares experiences from her own stor...

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We can't talk about feminism - including Divine Feminism - without talking about activism.

But in a world beseiged by Insta photos of quirky protest signs, and people promising to change the world with offers of love and light, what does that word even mean? And where does it begin?

Join Ceryn for a discussion on the subject of activism, and on how we take our inner change out to make a difference in the wider world.

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Published at a time when many parts of the world begin to see shoots of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, this week's episode of The Divine Feminist delves into the time between times and world between worlds that many of us seem to find ourselves in.

Sharing a little of her own lockdown journey, Ceryn speaks of the experiences many of us have had during this time of sheltering in place, and asks how we navigate a world that...

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Anyone else finding that this period of lockdown has encouraged a host of deep healing and even deeper thinking?

With that in mind, a year after the birth of the Divine Feminist podcast it turns out that this idea of divine feminism is ready to explain itself a little more deeply to the world... So grab a cuppa and let's get philosophical!

Our world right now is determined to separate us; to remind us that we're all out for o...

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Following on from last month's discussion on re-membering ourselves in times of trauma, Ceryn chats about trauma, safety and being a multi-faceted human with fellow therapist Jane Claire Bradley.
 
 Jane is the integral counselling therapist behind Rebel Therapy and is also a writer, performer and creator and host of the monthly spoken word nights That's What She Said in her home town of Manchester. Elsewhere Jane hosts writi...

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