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LILITH: THE HIDDEN FORCE OF THE SACRED FEMININE


In our collective consciousness, ancient stories and archetypes are stored. Our myths, sagas, and fairy tales are messages from our ancestors conveyed in symbolic language.

We tend to project these stories outward, often dismissing them as fables or fantasies. They truly come to life when we are willing to view them as reflections of our inner world. Only then do we see how there is no place for our soul, Snow White in the palace of the ego, the evil queen. Only then does it become clear how, in our growth, we must activate seven chakras (the dwarfs) and move through a process of transformation to awaken ourselves. Our ancestors were not as crazy as they might seem; they passed down stories that can only be understood by those who are ready and willing to reflect.


The Bible is teeming with stories steeped in primordial symbolism. From a scientific standpoint, it has been proven that many of these stories were copied by illiterate farmers. Hence, it's highly likely that we are reading texts that have little resemblance to the original. However, what's remarkable about symbolic language is that this doesn't matter. We receive precisely the symbols we need at this moment in time. All the manipulations and concealments are part of the narrative.


The greatest disappearing act in history is attributed to patriarchy. Under male dominance, we've magically erased the primal woman and replaced her with Eve. However, Adam's first wife was Lilith. She has persisted in the Zohar, one of the obscure texts of Kabbalah. Hidden away by patriarchy, she is now making a comeback in a time when the feminine principle is so desperately needed. Who is this woman, and what emerges when we integrate her 'story' into our inner world?

To understand this, we must return to the symbiotic state of unity from which we all originate. In that unity, everything exists, and nothing is lacking. It's a state of being we know from the womb. In that Garden of Eden, there is a masculine principle (Adam) and a feminine principle (Lilith), and they are equal and in balance. That is, until a notion is born in the masculine that there must be more than unity, a desire for separation and individual freedom. That's when Adam complains to Yahweh, saying something like, "Hey God, I appreciate everything, but this woman dominates everything and even wants to be on top during sex all the time. I feel stifled, and I'd like to be with a more submissive woman." So, from his rib, a 'modified' woman is conjured who doesn't possess Lilith's wildness. We must sever the umbilical cord with the primal mother to enter life as individuals.

For this, we need a feminine aspect not directly connected to unity. The Eve within us learns to adapt to masculine forces during our upbringing. She has to go out into the world, be pleasant, learn to restrain her emotions, act sexually attractive, and so forth. Our inner Adam and Eve are firmly bound by the conditioning we adopt throughout our lives.

The unbound, wild feminine power of our primal nature remains present but is 'occult,' hidden, and demonized. According to tradition, Lilith willingly leaves paradise and knows God's original magical name. Even the angels can't stop her. This concerns the wounded primal woman who was abandoned because she was deemed 'not enough.' A sad, vengeful fury who withdraws to her cave to inflict misery upon Adam's offspring. She ensures that we must let go of our conditioned truths, all rooted in 'not enough.'

The fury and destructive force of Lilith are deeply imprinted in our genetic codes and affect us all. From the wound in the feminine principle ('not enough'), that part of us creates the entire pain body. War, addictions, hunger, self-torture, rape, depression, eating disorders, suicide—our entire path of suffering can be traced back to this one principle of: 'not enough.'

The story of Lilith offers us the ultimate remedy for complete healing...ENOUGH.

ENOUGH, IT IS ENOUGH, THERE IS ENOUGH, I AM ENOUGH

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