Essential Shadow Work: The Wounded Goddess and the Sigma Masculine

November 28th, 2023

By Open

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Much attention has been given in spiritual shadow work to healing the distorted masculine of the ages, and rightly so. However, little seems to have been explored around the “Wounded Goddess”, which can influence humanity both male and female. Often the wound is caused by the ancient karma of being worshipped, or glamourised, and often points to the need to integrate the solidity of the paternal energy within. Perhaps then, what might really support the healing, is an understanding of the Sigma Male archetype.

Paternalistic “Leadership” Through the Field

We’ve been exploring in the Openhand community recently how the Intervention here in the Shift appears to be recalibrating following the healing and extraction from the matrix of the Annunaki Architects from Nibiru. However, it was to be expected that the shadow would recalibrate since it is the externalisation – the manifestation – of humanity’s karmic unconsciousness. And there’s still clearly plenty to realise and heal.

It appears that a new alliance is taking place under the leadership of an ancient Egyptian entity called, “Ra”. It’s the same of the Atlantean times where the Goddess Isis was the spiritual leader of the Temple of the High Priestesses, who worshipped and gained energy from the collectivised consciousness of the 4D “Ra” entity. It’s one that has had a paternalistic/daughter type of dynamic.

Explore the Recalibration/Realliance of the Intervention around Ra

In those times, the population was “elevated” by a sort of deification – a degree of dissociation onto the plane of the 4D. It’s a means of control and soul-harvesting, which is strongly prevalent in society today. The Goddess is set up as a glamourised icon, to worship and follow. Many carry the effects of the karma, both male and female, both protagonist and victim.

The Nature of the Wounded Goddess

I would say you can witness the unintegrated “Wounded Goddess” manifesting as a sought-after “empowerment”, which has become a counterbalancing overt sense of projection. It’s lauded, and impressive, but still wounded. True power has no need to project.

You also frequently witness the “High Priestess” syndrome in healing work – the channelling and giving of “divine energy”. To be clear, no one can give you what is truly already yours. If your field is contracted down, it’s usually because of some fragmented aspect of soul. We must regress into the contraction, see where the original attachment is, and then open out through it by letting go into it. The “client” then “self-realises”. They realise, of their own self.

To add counterbalance to the viewpoint though, a “healer” can hold an energetic frequency, which like a tuning fork, can stimulate the reactivation of the “client’s” own field by resonance. Crucially though, in this approach, the “client” must be consciously integrating through self-awareness. They must be fully present in the reactivation.

What might be the solution to the Wounded Goddess distortion?

The Sigma Masculine Archetype: In Men and Women

I’d say the issue often relates back to the original distorted dynamic – that of requiring a paternalistic father figure outside of oneself. What exactly is it that’s being craved? Where’s the susceptibility in the field?

My observation of a key dynamic within the shadow work is about not being fully comfortable in aloneness – all-oneness. Not being able to sit with the completeness of the One inside. Being prepared to stand all alone in the world and have that anchored sense of trust in oneself. It’s not courting popularity, not needing validation or feedback. It’s about following goals, but more as the evolution and expression of Self as opposed to a particular outcome. The qualities I’m speaking of are actually those of what’s termed the “Sigma Masculine”, which is available to both truly empowered men and women.

The Sigma Masculine stands outside the regular pyramid of the usual hierarchy in society. They’re happy to be outcasts, and whilst they can interject at appropriate moments, they don’t seek recognition nor any kind of fame or following. They have few friendships and although can be very expressive, are also very introverted, happy to be in their own thoughts and dreams.

I would say this kind of energetic archetype is a great way to heal both the overpowering masculine and the Wounded Goddess. It’s about finding the completeness of the paternal energy inside yourself and taking comfort in that. It’s something we can all work at, by rejecting the need for validation, sitting comfortably in aloneness, especially when you have a problem to resolve.

Standing Outside the Hierarchy

Where the wound of acceptability, community, or a degree of adoration is still present, then there’s the risk of drawing the paternal Ra entity to fill the energetic hole. There’s a sense of completeness that comes with it, but an inertia of disempowerment too. The freedom of flow and true sovereignty subtly disappear.

Especially where there’s the sense of protection or provision of community.

Hence I offer the sense of the Sigma Masculine archetype for standing outside the typical hierarchy of society, being on the outside looking in. And drawing great coherency from the detachment. Not that we can’t each learn by resonating these qualities in each other – we can. But just being prepared to take quality time in our immaculate aloneness, and learning to take sustenance from there. Then we’re truly empowered to support those traits in others.

Bright blessings


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