Today in Dirty & Divine my private Facebook group we talk, The Sun... Come join us...
Together we grow. The Sun. I can't help but notice that there is a heavy focus on the moon in much of women's modern day spirituality. Which is great, and it makes sense in terms of menstrual cycles and cyclical energy etc. And I LOVE it. But... The Sun. I see him more. He raises us from our roots to the sky. He lights everything. He shows us glaring truth. He is the cycle of our year, of our lives. He takes us round and round and back again. He brings us from seed to sown to grown. Let us take a moment for the sun. Love, Alice x
It's as simple as it sounds. Stop striving. Stop planning. Stop meticulous intention. Just step back from yourself for a moment.
Expect to receive. Know enough has been done. Focus on the day to day intricacies of living in the moment. Share your heart and give your mind & your plans, a rest. Step back from yourself for a moment.
What you think, what you hope for and what you gear your brain towards.... None of these things are real, not really, they are control trying to have it's way. Step back and let the universe, the goddess, your highest self step in.
It is an exercise in foolishness, And in foolishness we stake our claim to life. For without a little fool, we all become bumbling bundles of impossible specifics. Don't be specific. Close down and open out and let it all come. Be open to receive. With no plan on what it is you might receive or how it might come. Step back from yourself for a moment...
Love, Alice x
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My life has been made infinitely happier and particularly more harmonious as a result of reading tarot. Not because they tell me anything I don't already know. But because they guide me through what I know with serendipitous wisdom.
They guide me through my own thoughts like a dedicated, meditated buddhist monk. They see my fear and they wave it away. They take my ambition and they temper it. They see my bullshit and they call it.
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I have spent ten years of my life writing about spirituality and it seems I have had enough. I wrote a book about Tarot, I named it Dirty and Divine. My thought was that we are dualistic beings, any investigation of the Divine must, of course, have the Dirty of earthbound humanity within it. How very right I was. So right, in fact that I have crossed over to the other side. My Divine, is now the thing I take as granted. It is the Dirty that requires my attention, my heart, my thought and my words.
My spiritual path has been a most wonderful trip. It has taken me from an angsty young adult to being a Woman and now a Mother. It has shown me a path upon which I now tread with so much passion. I’m sane, stable and happy in my skin. My faith and belief in something wonderfully ‘more’ has not shifted.
What has altered is my need to pursue spirit to the ends of the earth. I feel that my spirituality has taken on a low burning vibe. It no longer needs to be up front and center. In fact, it’s better that it’s not. It works well as a base, a place I can return, a thing I can hang everything around. It is no longer a thing I need to investigate or calibrate any further. It just is. I just am. My divine, my spirit has become a backdrop; it is no longer the action.
That honor is now firmly with the actors of my life. For it is the Dirty, the humanity, the gritty every day that has arisen as being most important. It has taken over and drawn me back into the world. I’ll be honest… When writing Dirty and Divine, I had secretly hoped for visions, angels and empowering manifestation. What I got was real human life. In its most potent form, illness, death and addiction being a horribly strong theme. Whilst my inherent spirituality informed my approach to these moments of life, it didn’t change it. It didn’t make it go away. Yes, perhaps, it made it easier. But again, let me stress this, it didn’t change it. I still had to live through it.
That is where my Dirty and Divine collided. In this mix of all that I am, I found myself warming to the Dirty. It is, after all, the juice of a life, the stuff that is tangible, the chaos that is inevitable, the heart that hurts. This is all the purpose, is it not?
I have claimed this many times before, though perhaps not really lived it. But I will say it again, because right now it is hearteningly true. We are not here to float off into the ether just yet…
Our spirituality can become a distraction. It was for me. I distracted myself until I was well and truly far away from a situation that broke me up. I distracted myself through all measures of marital pain. I distracted myself within the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. And it was all good, soulful distraction. It had worth, it had merit, it took me to grand inner places, it connected me to myself, to my heart, to my intrinsic worth and spirit. But I am done with that distraction, for the now. I am asking the distraction to take a step back.
I am ready again for the Dirty.
That is where my personal Dirty & Divine tarot vision quest took me. To live this life, guts and filth and all. Because we must suffer, we must feel ridiculous, inappropriate glee, we must emote, be real and make all the mistakes. We must engage with that which sits beneath our fingers. The divine resides in it all, of course... But the dirt, the dirt, the dirt… Here is where life begins. In this place our precise and personal medicine is formed. In the muck of decisions and repercussions is how lessons arise and become an ointment to be spread for souls to be saved. Within the dirt we are formed, in the grit and grind of the mother who made us. Unconscious, existing, cushioned by a womb we know not of. The dirt is, for now, our home, our point and our frighteningly genius purpose.
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Alice Grist is an acclaimed author and a mother of two. Her latest book, Dirty and Divine is released in March 2017. She is currently working on her fifth book, a soulful manifesto to reclaim the feminine, Woman. www.alicegrist.co.uk
Manifestation is a spiritual 'tool' I take with a pinch of salt. I believe it happens. I believe it works. I also believe that sometimes it isn't so simple.
It reels you in. In the beginning. Manifestation can happen in impressive and unexpected ways. You can bring on that new car, that moment, that job... Of course you can. But there is a deeper reason that this attraction works. So that you see a bigger picture. It's a treat given to you on the premise that you realise there is so much more to this life. And from there, you launch. Manifestation is but a clue, a hint, at a much, much bigger animal.
So if you don't take the clue, or the hint, and you just continue onward in some kind of manifestation daze, It dries up. Suddenly the material wants are no longer happening. The desire for more, becomes just that; a leach like desire on your soul.
It was never about the creation or accumulation of things. That was just a fancy trick the universe played to keep you keen. So when you don't applaud the magician, and when you don't get loyal to the magic behind the trick, the trick dies...
So how do you manifest when your manifestation skill has dried up? I'll tell you how. You do the opposite of manifestation. You give. You give your fucking heart out. And you commit to something that stirs your soul. And you believe. In something more. Call it what you want. You find a faith, your faith and you shift it through your veins in a chaotic and change bringing stab at enlightenment. Over and over again. You assimilate the lessons, you forgive, you move on, you get better. And then you keep doing this. Slowly the desire to manifest is replaced by a desire to be real, to have purpose, to give purpose, to provide, to be a part, to turn the wheel, to be of service.
At this point you may be lucky enough to manifest again. But it is different. It means more. It is people and love and spirit. The reasons you do so no longer matter. It becomes a perk of the ride. It is no longer the ride. It becomes real, it becomes true, as you do. Herein lays it's power.
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Dear Men, An Invitation To The Other Side.
Dear Men, I’d like to invite you over to the other side, to the feminine, the girl, the woman within. Consider this a sacred trip to another dimension, a bit like Sci-Fi or Star Wars, but from within your own flesh.
There is no black and white when it comes to gender. To pretend there was, got us places. You won wars, built cities and we women kept things hygienic (which arguably allowed you to side step black plague and get creating) and, of course, we raised the young ones. It was a dualistic nonsense. And it worked. Until it didn’t. Until we Women decided we were getting the rough deal and lobbied, railed and acted against it.
Many of you guys have staunchly kept to your end of the gender rainbow. Millennium of disparaging the feminine has become entrenched in your being. You hang tight to the myth your forefathers created that female is less than, that you are all you need, that manliness is next to godliness...
This is not about rejecting the masculine. Rather, it is initiating a new understanding of the many layers of the male, as it relates to the multitude of ‘female’, and that interwoven into the fabric of our being this creates a kaleidoscope of worth, wisdom and knowing.
Having lived through a feminist revolution, where girls became like boys and then rejected it, but kept a little man-ish to ourselves, I can wholeheartedly recommend a dalliance with the other half.
So what do men have to gain from indulging your inner woman? Well the other half of humanity has a lot to teach you, not least about oppression and not most about love. But until we all dig a little deeper, flow past the restrictive rules of a strictly gendered culture we didn’t create, we will never connect to our full self and our incredible human potential.
To begin, if any part of you considers the feminine to be lesser, then that needs amending straight away. We are halves of a whole. There is such wonderful diversion and difference within that whole. No person is alike and the sensibility that speaks to ‘less than’ is a myth. See your inner girl as a valid, equal, powerful part of your self, and invite her to show you truth. Let her parts mingle and mash. What comes next is fodder for your very soul.
How do you recognize her when she arises? She is the heart that you overrule, so often with your head and your logic. She is the softness of the little boy you placed aside, who was told too many times, he should not cry, he should not express, he should put down his sister’s doll. She is the strength to survive anything and everything from wholesale oppression through to the mundane frustration of daily life. She is a multitude of fractured parts that offer nothing but benefits and wisdom to your current world understanding.
When you choose to open to your inner woman, you reconnect to the spectrum of humanity. In recognizing the archetypal female self that resides within you open up the possibility of wholeness that is so lacking when you stick too hard to one end of the gendered dichotomy. For she runs deeper than you might expect. She takes you to whole new realms. She is a modern day vision quest of the soul, stints in the desert, peyote and starvation not required.
She is not just a mother, a lover and a sister. Your inner woman is a visionary, a priestess and an anarchic rebel who takes on the status quo and imprints her will upon it. She takes your static civilization and infuses it with something unique, passionate and intuitive. Bring her in so that she might lead you out of your societally molded self. Her gift is as generous as hard-nosed patriarchy was not. If you allow her she may raise you up, to something new, something I can’t even put my finger on because it is so beyond this moment. She is the next dimension, the next step in evolution, be at the feminine forefront, dude, because she is our revolution.
Tips for connecting to the Feminine within.
Speak from your heart, with other men. Your interpretation of her, through your male countenance is valid, real and fascinating.
Get out into nature and recognize the rhythms and powers of mother earth. She is the ultimate purveyor of life, the ever-present mother of every single thing.
Talk and listen. Express yourself. Consider how you feel before you react. Chat about your actions. Investigate that tickle within that might end in laughter, or maybe tears. Live it all the way through to its climax.
Create. Not for the purpose of domination, power or success. But for it’s own sake. In whatever way pleases you.
When logic moves you one-way, side step it for a moment. Let your heart have a say. Just because something makes more sense, doesn’t mean it is the right way.
Be with women, openly and honestly. Ask them how it feels to be female. See how it may feel the same as you, and different from you all at the same time.
Read books by women. Watch films by and starring women.
Go out of your way to seek out the feminine that is all around you, and absorb a little of it. Let it be your inspiration.
Commit to healing your inner man. Open up to variations of masculinity. Release the rule book that keep you small. Wake up to the possibility that lays within.
Alice B Grist is an award winning spiritual and feminist author. Her latest book, Dirty and Divine is published in March 2017 by Womancraft Publishing. Alice is currently writing her fifth book, a spiritually feminist manifesto for reclaiming all that is feminine, Woman.
So today is the day! And to celebrate the launch of Dirty & Divine, and before I try to sell you the book ;). I'm pulling a card, and I'm pulling it now... What comes next is entirely in and of this moment...
Here is your Dirty & Divine Guidance. Get in touch with the energy of all things. Oh my that sounds so hippy it is untrue. And yet it is true. You my darling, are connected to all that is. Our connections spread out and ripple in the most tenacious of ways. Perhaps we waddle through life, causing splashes and tidal waves. When in fact we could swim, rather gracefully, with a motivation to manifest. Not just for us. For us all.
And that's the magic key. It isn't about you, or me, or what we can gain. It is about looking wider and making gains for everyone, our kids, families, neighbourhoods, our cultures. We can lead with love and affection for every being, every blade of grass, and then the magic happens. Maybe we start off with a selfish vibe. Maybe we love others, so that we might be loved. But soon the love has it's way with us and we love because, well... love is enough.
Nobody is better. Everyone is equal. This world need our love. And that is purpose and path enough. What comes of it, what luck we barter in exchange for our love, well that is almost unimportant. For sometimes, it is our bad luck, our pain, our difficulty that creates the biggest response of love within. From these darker places, darker times, that is where the synergy, the connection, the desire to help and aid and heal comes from...
Last night I watched Blackfish. Have you seen it? It blew my world open, again, as sometimes happens when we open ourselves beyond our little walls. Here was me all happy and celebratory about a book launch. When the global picture presented something else to me. And in that wisdom, I dropped out of my own selfish reveries, and into a world that isn't yet how I'd like it to be, for any creature. And that matters. I sobbed. I felt the pain of human and animal suffering. I decided to shift a little. Away from me. Into you. Into them. Back into the girl I was before all of this who wore WWF T-shirts and desired to save the bees/ bears / whales /cats. You name it, I wanted to hold it, save it, be with it.
And anyway. That was my moment of connection, beyond the obvious. Yeah so I wrote a book. Good. But there is more. There is you. There is us. There is them... What can you grab at beyond your obvious moment. What can your heart reach out for? And here, that is where the mission is. Truly. It's no longer about you. Scary. Perfect. This is how we raise consciousness. Not by mantras. Not by copious yoga. Not by writing or even reading books. By giving a shit. By loving. By being love. And then enacting it on the world. Come what may...
Right... that guidance was longer than planned. I hope it touched a piece of your heart...
So with love and thanks I offer you my book, Dirty & Divine. It matters. It really doesn't matter.
Big love, Alice x
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The world has gone and continues to go crazy and there is probably drama in your personal life too. The answer. Dig into your purpose as that is the medicine that is needed by you, and more widely, by the society you serve. Don't know what your purpose is? It's that thing that lights you up, the passion, the things you care about, the hobbies you adored as a kid... Follow those clues and purpose will emerge. Do you follow me on Facebook? I'll be doing some live sessions this week in the lead up to the launch of my new book @dirtyanddivine find me on Facebook. @alicebgrist
“I am the goddess and the goddess is god and god is the goddess. It is all the same. As an energy as a deity as a being and as you. We are all the same. We are part of each other.
Your faiths have seen my only one aspect for too long. In that aspect you created great things but you forgot your own creation. You forgot that my and your nature is an equal to what you had made. Your God head made you self righteous in your abilities. But you did do so well. You really did. Look what you have! But your God head made you more callous. You became accepting of destruction and misused the god energy, claiming it your own, structuring it, justifying your decisions through it. What an interesting lesson for you all.
The Goddess mind is coming in now. I never left, I just watched you play and you could barely see me. You have been like teenagers for some time, so full of your own answers! I was always here. I am in your mother and in your own baby soul, in nature and even in your merciful god. For as I say we are all the same.
Reclaim me now. Not over and above your God, but as him and her too. As together we make all that is. Neither superior or inferior. We are accompanying each other as loving escorts. But really I and he are a he/she. I know you laugh, it is not all so serious you know! We are perfection and we love you as you love us. We are us. All of us.
As a constructive way to understand me I hope you will look inside and realise your own Goddessness. See that too in the men, women and children all around you, your animals and plants. I am more powerful than all your human made creations which of course means that you are more powerful than all that too. I wish you to remember that I am your child and your mother. I wish you peace. Find me and you will find peace. I love you and you love me. We are one. Welcome to our world babychild.”
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