In the early years, women were independent healers and honored as conduits of Nature and Truth. They were revered and sovereign. In the Western tradition, women healers go back through time to the beginning of civilization, and yet it has been in the past few thousand years, that this healing tradition has had to go underground due to: politics, economy, religion and ignorance.
The way of the woman (as human and divine) was affected by a new patriarchal worldview that emerged from a concept of good vs. evil. This presented a fear in the hearts of man, where to gain control over the mysteries and the wild, they began to claim man’s superiority over woman. A thought born out of fear, the movement was instilled by force and continues to flourish (out of suppression + habit) to this day.
This Western cosmology which believes man to be superior to woman also believes that woman is more connected to the Great Mother Earth. Due to this, the Goddess, as the Source of Creation, was replaced by a single Male God, to ensure the population that they were made in His image, not Hers. This gave men confidence and courage, while taking away the confidence, courage and rights of women.
Our nature being female, and the Earth Mother of human civilization also seen as female, links and twines our fates. We see this in how women are treated, which is parallel to the disregard and abuse that Mother Nature endures. Due to these factors and the rising of our collective consciousness, it is imperative to empowering the Divine Feminine (in all bodies) and reclaim HER Sovereignty as important in society, as equal to the masculine. This will help to shatter the illusion that we as Women and Earth as Mother are less than or not as worthy than the masculine. The balance that will be brought when this illusion is shattered, may very well be the saving Grace our civilization needs, to continue as a species on this planet.