5 Books You Need to Read for Tapping Into Your Feminine Power
Your feminine power is waiting for you to tap into it if you haven’t already done so. It took me a long time before I recognized I even had a feminine source within me that was empowering and beautiful. I suspect the same applies to a lot of women (and men) out there.
Every one of us is made up of both yin and yang, female and male energies. Each energy plays a crucial role in defining who we are while giving us the resources to function in a physical and spiritual existence.
If we don’t manage these energies carefully, we’ll end up being out of balance which is not healthy for our mind, body, and soul. Learning to tap into both your male and female power allows you to navigate your life path in a holistic manner which includes living in harmony and at peace with your existence.
Feminine power is essential for balancing out masculine energy and vice versa. Feminity is all about being the nurturer and the creator while owning traits such as gracefulness, warmth, kindness, and peace. Tapping into your feminine energy allows you to be in a state of BEING. It also opens the door to your intuition and silence.
I’ve explored this topic extensively and have read many books to enable me to tap into the goddess energy that exists within me. I hope you enjoy reading these books and start to tap into the incredible power of your yin energy.
1. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Women – Clarissa Pinkola Estés
By tapping into her insights, the author writes with such wisdom about feminine power. All her words are expressed with love and gratitude for the amazing resource that's all-woman and all-powerful.
She writes about the woman and her inner life. Dr. Estés, through her writings, shows how the warrior woman can tap into her own creativity and ancient knowledge to find their truth.
Every woman has access to her own intuition, emotions, wisdom, and self-confidence and yet these very traits have been suppressed by the society we live in. Using a combination of psychological teachings and ancient healing methods, Dr. Estes helps every woman to go within and discover, for herself, feminine power so that she may rejoice and live in her own TRUTH.
Maya Angelou quotes in this book that “I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book.”
2. When Hungry Eat – Joanne Fedler
Show me a woman who doesn’t stress about her body image! For Joanne Fedler, author of this book, what started as a journey to losing weight became a journey into Self. Unwittingly, Joanne Fedler set out to improve her body image through a strict diet only to discover a trove of spiritual wisdom.
By the time she was forty years old, Joanne realized she needed to do some serious spiritual work but felt she didn’t have the time to focus on such aspects of her life. It seemed simpler to focus on her “overweight” body and instead she chose to do something about her "fatty" image.
The author dedicates this book “…for all those who feel lost and long to fit in.” And, she describes her book as being an autobiography about “What began as a mission to get back into a bikini became a pilgrimage towards acceptance, which was neither on my food list nor my itinerary.” Instead, through spiritual insight, the author discovered how tapping into her own feminine power altered her perspective on body image and life.
3. Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health – Dr. Christiane Northrup
I’m a lover of books with lots of pages so when I saw this thick book sitting on my sister-in-law’s kitchen counter, I couldn’t wait to lay my hands on it. Of course, the title caught my attention too, and being a woman, daughter, and mother to my own daughter, I was curious to find out more in this 733-page book.
Dr. Northrup talks about women’s health and in this book she tackles the topic of deeply ingrained beliefs that, as women, stem from our mothers (and their mothers and so on.) These beliefs are reflected in how we behave with our partners, our children, food, and with ourselves.
Our mothers are our first “point-of-call” when we enter the world as a baby. However, this bond between the mother and daughter started long before birth. By understanding this bond and the conditioning it brings to us, we can start to understand our own physical and emotional health.
This holistic approach to healing the woman that you are means you get to heal your maternal line as well as teach your own daughters to tap into the magic of their own feminine power.
4. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brené Brown
I love all of Brené Brown’s books and knowing which one to read first can be challenging. But, it was “The Gifts of Imperfection” that I chose to download on my kindle, and her first words resonated with me deeply, “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
In her book, Brené Brown shows you how to do this by recognizing a pattern, identifying its role, and finding meaning in it. Through these patterns, you can find some sense of what drives your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.
For the author, this book was the start of a spiritual awakening, the realization that the universe is challenging you to “let go of what you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.”
This book is written for both men and women. I’ve included it in my list because I believe it shows how both genders can tap into their feminine power to unravel the messy parts of their lives so that they may start to live a healthier life that includes being joyful, grateful, and grounded.
5. Goddesses Never Age – Dr. Christiane Northrup
Here’s another book by holistic healer and writer, Dr. Christiane Northrup. It’s written for women entering menopause and who start doubting their role in society. Age is such a biggie for women especially when you reach the ‘50” milestone. To this day, my about to be 80- year old mother prefers to tell everyone she’s 21!
Dr. Northrup talks about age being just a number (yes, even if you are a woman!) and that accepting agelessness means you don’t see your age number as determining your value or worth, your state of health, or how attractive you are.
Living an ageless life is what the author encourages every woman to do and to do this, you need to acknowledge and tap into your feminine power. By doing this you’ll be able to expand and live a life that’s physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally rewarding – no matter what your age is.
These words, written by Dr. Northrup sum her book up nicely - “The soul is ageless and it’s an expression of the divine, feminine creative force of the universe. The sacred feminine has traditionally been associated with darkness, the body, mystery, fertility, receiving, and the primordial soup – the womb in which all life begins and is nurtured. Every woman is an ageless goddess, an expression of the sacred feminine physical form.”
Read this book to discover the goddess within you and become an expression of your own feminine powers.
I’ve always been grateful that I am a woman. And, I’m profoundly grateful for being the mother of a beautiful, wise, and intelligent woman I call my daughter. But, I’ve only learned to tap into my feminine powers late in life. I wish I had known sooner but so be it.
I know now and I continue to learn and grow and expand so that I may too express myself through my own sacred feminine force.
No matter what your age, it’s never too late to learn. If you’re a young woman in your teens, a woman climbing the career ladder in your thirties, or a beautiful sacred feminine form entering your seventies, I urge you to read these books. Your feminine power is waiting for you to tap into it. Embrace it, rejoice in it, and live your TRUTH.
This post was updated on January 13th, 2022.
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