Catherine Ewing, LCSW, MDiv, is a Transformational Life Coach who creates a sacred container where women in midlife can take a personal journey of self-discovery, transformation and spiritual awakening. Here each woman will discover the ancient wisdom of her heart and learn the language of her Soul. With Catherine's loving support, women release old traumas, unsupportive beliefs and emotional energy. They learn to recognize their Divine nature, to love themselves and create lives of greater passion, purpose and authenticity.
What does being an Everyday Goddess mean to you?
Being an everyday Goddess means living your life with as much authenticity, transparency, self-love and heart-centered presence as possible.
It requires a commitment to knowing yourself deeply, recognizing your divinity, consistently working at clearing the cellular memory of any and all energy that constrains, limits or otherwise keeps us from shining our light and love into the world. It is a process of balancing our energies so that we are holding and honoring both our masculine and feminine energies. Being am Everyday Goddess means that one is always asking the question, Who am I, what unique gifts to I bring, what do I want, what brings me joy?
At what age did you awaken to the presence of the Divine Feminine and would you describe it as a sudden awakening or a gentle unfolding?
I believe I have always had a special connection to the Divine Feminine. As a child raised in the Catholic Faith I was connected to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As a young adult and while raising a family the connection was less clear. In my 40s I began meditating regularly, became part of a Women's Circle that focused on the Divine Feminine in her various forms. Going to Israel with a group of Spiritual Peacemakers and being ordained there further reawakened my memories of the Divine Feminine. I've been part of a circle that works with the energies of Mary Magdalene and Jeshua for over 6 years now and that has further awakened the energies of the Divine Feminine within me.
What roles in your life had to transform in order for you to live authentically?
Perhaps the most significant role that had to transform was that of wife and full time mom. I chose, after 30 years, to leave my marriage and to have my children stay with their father. They were 14, 16 and 21 at the time. There's a lot more to say about that, but that's the short answer. 🙂
What have been some of the greatest inner gifts you’ve experienced since stepping into your feminine power?
It has been such an evolving process over the last 20 years that it's a little bit challenging to answer that question. I'd say, overall, I am much more deeply grounded in my spirituality and my faith. As I have let go of energies, beliefs, patterns that no longer serve me, I have become softer, more open, less judgmental, more forgiving, more trusting in the support of The Universe. I attempt to live more from my heart than my mind; look for the good; think, speak and act with far more consciousness and intention; and let my gifts and light shine in the world.
Can you share some of your favorite sacred feminine rituals?
I generally start my day with a few minutes of gratitude and appreciation, looking into the mirror and telling myself that I love me making sure to use my name, and I thank various body for how they have served me. Then I go into a period of reading and meditation, usually lighting a candle and using essential oils, ending with a period of journaling.
Is there a particular Goddess that you are intimately drawn to and why?
I have been drawn both the Mary, the mother of Jeshua and Mary Magdalene. I have been drawn to Mother Mary since I was a child, for her loving and open heart and unconditional love. I have been drawn to Magdalene as an adult woman, once I began to read of her relationship with Jeshua. I believe that she is the female embodiment of the Christ energy and a master teacher.
Is there a personal message that you would like to share with women?
I have worked with women in a variety of settings over a 35 year period and the overwhelming majority of these women have experienced childhood abuse, incest, severely dysfunctional families, sexual assault, domestic violence and abandonment. As a result many have formed beliefs about themselves and developed ways of coping that are unhealthy in some way. I want every woman to know that she is not crazy, worthless or unlovable. That whatever beliefs she developed about herself or the world were the result of her life experience and make total sense within that context. Whatever she was told, had beaten into her or came to believe as the truth, has nothing to do with the Truth of who she is as a beautiful, loveable spark of the Divine. It's never too late to release all that is not serving her and step more fully into her authentic, joyful and abundant Self.
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