The Fierce Feminine: Challenging Old Values, Old Beliefs, and Old Ideas

The Fierce Feminine: Challenging Old Values, Old Beliefs, and Old Ideas
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The process of writing Fierce Feminine Rising orchestrated a perfect set of circumstances for me to not only find Her authentic voice but to be willing and daring enough to speak it out. Running parallel alongside my creative endeavors was a series of real-life events that called for the zero-tolerance attitude of the Fierce Feminine.

I found myself speaking out publicly to warn others about a dangerous predator in our spiritual community. In response, he threatened me for defaming his character, demanding a ridiculous amount of money to compensate for his loss of earnings.

I roared back that defamation is not defamation when what has been written is true. I let him know that he would have to prove my words were untrue in a court of law, which would, of course, be impossible. I then roared at the legal firm he used, letting them know that if I was to receive another letter written to me in this same manner that I would report their threatening, accusatory misconduct and unprofessionalism to the police.

Weeks later I found myself in another situation where the health of a very dear friend was deteriorating rapidly. He was being taken care of in a way that his family was not happy with. Once again, the Fierce Feminine’s passion for doing the right thing rose within me, and I found myself stepping into an extremely charged and delicate situation, insisting upon an action where the good care of our friend was of paramount importance. I again spoke up, whereas years ago I would have been shuffling my feet, looking at the ground, hoping someone else would take charge.

I was stepping into my power and speaking on Her behalf.

Challenging The Core Of Those Around Us

By allowing this new way to be creative, listening to Her wisdom and accurately following Her suggestions, my life changed dramatically. What I noticed and must enthusiastically share is how quickly the process ignited. Once I said yes to Her call and followed this with regular journaling and deep listening, and then spoke to those around and within me—without editing Her voice—I was on a roller coaster of a ride.

Allowing the Fierce Feminine to have Her voice creates a lot of waves and surprises! We must realize that by speaking Her voice, we will be challenging the core of those around us.

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The Fierce Feminine has this ability to get past defenses and strike at the nervous systems of those holding old positions of power or false goodness. Like a powerful young horse who has been released from the quiet confines of the paddock, we must give Her her head. We must let Her go—speak freely, choose wisely, act steadfastly, and initiate the things we never would have dreamt of doing before.

But how do we know if this is the Divine will of the Fierce Feminine and not our own personal anger looking for a fight? Well, I believe there’s a hallmark; a clear and easy-to-spot situation that marks Her good works as Her own. When we speak and act on behalf of the Fierce Feminine, it will most likely have nothing to do with our own personal gain. The situation and the reason why we’re speaking out will be on behalf of those who cannot. I believe it to be that clean of an energy. And should we find ourselves in a place that requires defense and protection of our own Light, it will be because that position defends ­others—many, many others at the same time.

Doing The Right Thing and Seeing All Sides

When we allow the justice of the Fierce Feminine to flow within us, we will feel it in our hearts that we’re doing the right thing. There will be a buoyant upsurge of courageous goodness, like a victory cry that rallies tremendous resources and resilience. When She speaks it feels clean and triumphant. There’s no venom, no vitriol, and no rhetoric.

When you let go, there is no argument, no fight, and no conflict—there is only Truth. There may be a denial of that Truth, but the usual way that humans solve their differences—via fighting—does not happen. The Fierce Feminine does not enter the fight. She is working on and in realms where physical brawling is a thing of the past.

In the times I have allowed the Fierce Feminine Her head, She has put me in contact with a third and unknown power that is neither good nor bad. It just is. This part of me can see all sides of the situation quickly. Even before everyone has stated their positions, it’s clear to me who stands where. I can see the bullshit, the tactics deployed, the lies, the hidden emotion, and a sense of what’s not being said. Without thought, a swift and direct action, voice, or response emerges. The narrow window of possible outcomes from my own narrative on life melts down in surrender as a brilliant flash of response is born.

This enlivening experience of an altered state of reality restores and recalibrates when we give of ourselves on Her behalf. And that is the Truth. We take a leap of faith on Her behalf, and simultaneously, She powers Herself through our being, birthing within us a wholly new operating system.

Challenging Old Values, Old Beliefs, and Old Ideas

As exciting and wonderful as this sounds, we will most likely get met by resistance and angry accusations from those that we challenge. This is to be expected, so there’s no need to worry. All we do is ground ourselves in Her beingness and do our best not to take any of it personally.

We must remember: it’s not so much a person that opposes us, but a system; a heavy, deeply enmeshed, dense way of living alongside old values, old beliefs, and old ideas. That’s what we’re challenging, and that’s why there will be tremendous resistance. But if we know that in advance, we will be prepared and ready for it.

The following lists provide characteristics that describe what the Fierce Feminine is, and what the Fierce Feminine is not.

What Is the Fierce Feminine?

  • Showing courage
  • Seeking truth
  • Acting on behalf of the innocent and undefended
  • Responding effectively
  • Being willing to speak up and speak out
  • Protecting your Light and the Light of others
  • Taking a stand
  • Being fully aware of visible and invisible situations
  • Inwardly praying for true alignment and blessings for the situation
  • Walking away feeling you acted on Her behalf
  • Feeling restored and recalibrated by your actions

What Is Not the Fierce Feminine?

  • Displaying false bravado
  • Telling lies
  • Acting from self-interest and personal gain
  • Reacting and causing a scene
  • Employing passive-aggressive tactics to coerce, blame, and attack
  • Attacking the Light of others
  • Being defiant and stubborn
  • Losing awareness of the whole situation
  • Inwardly building more aggression
  • Walking away, plotting another attack
  • Feeling agitated and restless by your actions

I believe we all have an urgent quest that has been waiting an incredibly long time for us to accept. Every single one of us has a piece of the puzzle that we must contribute to the community we are a part of. To do that, I suspect we will have to reach beyond our comfort zones and into the unknown to pull through a new level of consciousness that we sense in our gut as our own.

She is wanting to speak to the world. No one person can do this on Her behalf, yet we can make our own sound. The more we utter Her sounds, the quicker Her transmission can form. Her voice cannot be spoken through a human language; nor can it be written or read.

Perhaps what I’m sensing is a frequency of harmonic aliveness that mirrors Her own. A new way of being here that not only bestows peace on Earth but takes us forward into another creation story—this time fully conscious and participating bravely. I sense in return, She graces us with a new method of communication, if only we could do away with the old. Not only does this new way open deeper and more mystical sections of the brain but also the impulse to speak from them.

This is a radical and amazing time that we are living in. And now, in this the eleventh hour, not only is the Divine Feminine offering us one last chance to be here but also the opportunity to make a vast and quantum leap in our whole society. But it will have to be on Her terms.

©2020 by Anaiya Sophia. All Rights Reserved.
Excerpted with permission from the book: Fierce Feminine Rising.
Publisher: Destiny Books, a divn. of Inner Traditions Intl..

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Fierce Feminine Rising: Heal from Predatory Relationships and Recenter Your Personal Power
by Anaiya Sophia

Fierce Feminine Rising: Heal from Predatory Relationships and Recenter Your Personal Power by Anaiya SophiaA guide for embodying the courage of the Fierce Feminine, or Dark Mother, to heal yourself and the world at large. After millennia of suppression, the Fierce Feminine is making a dramatic resurgence to express our universal outrage. She is rising collectively now, and many women--and men--are feeling a welling up of sacred rage inside, a calling to set things right in our own lives and seek justice for those who can’t defend themselves.

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Anaiya SophiaAnaiya Sophia is a mystic, author and initiator of Sacred Marriage. She is a wellspring of both wisdom and experience and is known for her role in birthing New Paradigm Relationships, Divine Sexuality and the Awakening of the Sacred Body. Her books include Open your Heart with Kundalini Yoga, Pilgrimage of Love, Womb Wisdom, Sacred Sexual Union, The Rose Knight, and Sacred Relationships: The Practice of Intimate Erotic Love. Visit her website at

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