222: WHEN A SACRED FEMINIST AWAKENING MEETS A FAITH CRISIS
2’s and 22’s are special to me, for synchronous sacred feminine reasons.
This episode will be my last episode for a while, friends. I’m taking a podcast and social media sabbatical in order to finish two book projects! One of the book’s contents is explored in this episode…
We are living in a time of emotional honesty and the healing of lineages. I have felt the unresolved, misplaced feelings in my body that women in my 7 generation Mormon matrilineal line could not fully feel in theirs. In 2018, I finally took POLYGAMY off my psychological shelf, went on a sacred Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage to France, and found myself spinning into an awakening I never expected.
There can be a collision of two paths in your spiritual life, where exploration of feminine equality and problematic history comes face-to-face with the structures and beliefs of your faith. It can be a space of tension and tremendous discomfort, being confronted with the limitations and inconsistencies you’re discovering within your religious tradition. You hit a crashing point, or a crossroads, which can “force” you to question deeply held beliefs and reassess your relationship with your faith.
My guest Celeste M. Davis @celestemdavis had a sacred feminist awakening journey that paralleled my own, in the same year and with the same religion of origin (Latter-day Saint) although we didn’t know each other at the time. Celeste is a mother of 4 and a spiritual director specializing in LDS faith crises and faith transitions. She writes a weekly Substack on how to scratch that existential itch when the existential tools of our past no longer satisfy.
Together in this episode, we discuss the sensitive, courageous and vulnerable process of deconstructing, reevaluating, and reconstructing one's spiritual framework…which for many, may ultimately lead to a more liberated, sacred, inclusive, and authentic expression of their spirituality.
- The co opting of Jesus’ teachings by institutional administration
- Struggles with embracing the divine feminine within the church
- How can we make churches emotionally safe sanctuaries? (voicing doubts, encouraging questions about existing doctrines/beliefs, encouraging people to trust their intuition)
- Lifting the veil of unworthiness by breaking the cycle of trying to prove yourself
- What is liberation theology?
Find Celeste: www.celestemdavis.com
“Deep Thoughts with Celeste” Substack: celestemdavis.substack.com
Find out more about my (Cherie’s) upcoming Women’s Wisdom Circle and get on the waitlist for 2024!: https://www.standspeakshine.com/wwc