From Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked, by Meggan Watterson:
“The world of magic and of love that I secretly believed in was all around me, a part of me and a part of what it is to be human. As terrifying as it was to believe … I knew the time had come to surrender to the truth that I have the power to conjure what my soul longs for most.”
I really liked this book — a lot.
As a woman, I always enjoy learning about and applying ideas related to the Divine Feminine. It’s a rich and fascinating area.
I had the impression that’s what this book was about. As I eagerly cracked it open, I saw that it was.
And it’s also so much more.
Lift the veil that shrouds your strangeness. Dare to see how powerful you are.
The Divine Feminine
As a master theologian and scholar of the Divine Feminine, Meggan is able to share way more about this rich subject than I could possibly get into right here. I very much enjoyed the breadth of information she shared about all the various “incarnations” of the Divine Feminine.
I found it very interesting, and although she made her points about it, she did it in such a way that it often left me wanting even more.
Fortunately she cites various books and provides lots of references that we can follow up on for further reading.
What I didn’t expect is that Meggan’s journey would be so expertly interwoven into that information. Not only the stories of her pilgrimages (which were really interesting) but also her own inner journeys as she discovered the Divinity within herself.
I really loved this aspect of the book and was able to identify. It’s really fun to be able to connect my experiences with the symbology and actuality of what the famous icons of the Divine Feminine represent.
It keeps the reading interesting and even though you’re learning a lot about the Divine Feminine as it’s existed throughout the ages, you’re always relating it to now and what it means to you in your life.
Our Own Divine Feminine
And yet, Meggan takes it even another step farther.
The book is laid out in a way that we are peeled like an onion. Or rather, that “the veils” are lifted in succession. The subtitle is, after all: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked.
And it really is about embracing and honoring ourselves as women, and as spirit. As the Divine, and the Feminine.
The true human can remember the Divine within and use that consciousness to help create reality through the infinite grace and power of the “I Am.”
The 7 veils she helps remove are related to:
- Our stories
- Our bodies
- Our soul-voice
- Our worth
- Our inner mystic
- Our soul-work
- Our spiritual community
In several of these chapters, I found myself highlighting almost everything!
I especially liked the soul-voice and soul-work chapters. They are both so rich in ideas and inspiration that we can apply meaningfully in these areas of our lives.
Meggan is masterful at making a genuine connection with your heart, so you really “get”, at a deep level, what she’s saying. She also includes beautiful transcendent poetry which, like her words, can reach out from the page and touch you.
We all have encounters with the sacred. We just have to cultivate the eye that can perceive them. We have to see what’s already here, interwoven with what we claim is human and mundane. We have to take inventory of the magic that conspires to love us in and through our ordinary lives.
So really, what you’ve got here, is:
- This wonderfully rich source of interesting and relevant information
- Meggan’s fascinating stories that go along with it and illuminate the principles
- Compelling examples and ideas you can actually use to more fully enjoy your own spiritual journey and take it as deep as you dare.
It’s time to stop investing in the limits we’ve identified with and start believing in the impossible, the ineffable, that lives in and through us all the time. It’s time to come out of the spiritual closet. We need to let our own mystery breathe. It’s time to unlock the chains we have placed on the most magical aspect of our being and let our inner mystic go for a walk around the neighborhood in broad daylight.
This book, like the author, is a true celebration of the feminine … Divine or otherwise.
I highly recommend it.
(All quotes from Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked, by Meggan Watterson.)
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes, yet you can rest assured that this review reflects my honest evaluation.
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