Name: Shine Blackhawk
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Astrological sign: Scorpio Sun/Scorpio rising
Occupation: Musician, griot, lightworker
Which Goddess or Goddess Archetype do you most identify with and why?
Kali. I think Kali choose me. She came through during a sacred medicine ceremony. My eyes grew bold, my hair was wildly dancing and my tongue was lolling
as I spoke. I remember people screaming, "She's Kali Ma!" and I moved and shaked as I revealed some heavy truths to the people present at the circle like I was channeling. Before this experience I would receive random gifts from the Universe, little stickers at my door or small statues left in my path of Kali. Once after visiting a Hindu temple with a friend, a man whispered to me "The dark mother". I resonate with Kali because she is a powerful force. Fierce like ... Wolf like .... Protector ...Destroyer of ego, As well as creator. She will remove what no longer serves you and you can cry later.She will liberate you once she destroyed that illusion You held dear, She purifies.
How do you get in touch with/unleash your inner goddess?
I unleash my inner Goddess by performing daily rituals to myself and honoring other Goddesses from the ancient walk like Isis, Sekhmet ,Oshun and Oya. I adorn myself in sacred oils, stones and crystals, bathe in honey and flowers and drink red wine every night, As I belly dance sky clad. I perfume my locs with enchantments and I talk to myself in the mirror: reciting prayers chants and affirmations.
What is your Goddess superpower?
I am a Dreamer. I receive messages through dreams and I am able to receive messages from Spirits in my dream world.
Will You join us in the sacred twerk circle?
You already know!
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About Goddess of the Week
“A Goddess is the form that a feminine archetype may take. Goddess types represent models of ways of being and behaving that we women all share and recognize from the collective unconscious. In fairy tales this archetype may be revealed to us as a queen, a princess or a witch. Goddesses, as a feminine archetype, remain alive to this day in the psychology of women; and, depending upon which energies are more pronounced, influence her personality with a distinct character, a way of being, a way of relating in the world a way of offering her special gifts.” - N. Bennett
The Goddess manifests in many different forms, some of which shatter the stereotypes that are commonly associated with womanhood. Goddess Of The Week was created as a means to showcase in a down to earth manner women from many spiritual practices and all walks of life that are truly inspiring. Creatives making a difference in our world utilizing their gifts by tapping into the divine and sharing their skills with others. You can find more info about our featured Goddesses by following their links.