Archives for October 2011

Join global book launch on November 1

Join the global launch 0f Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power by ordering your copy from Amazon on November 1! We envision a rising tide of sacred feminine energy sweeping in to make women's spiritual leadership and the Divine Feminine visible on Amazon.This remarkable anthology featured the diverse voices of women from many spiritual perspectives. Listen in on some of their shared wisdom:I better understand the ways in which the divine is born from … [Read more...]

More responses to the question: “What is the Divine Feminine?”

The Divine Feminine NamesShareda Hosein, is a Muslim chaplain bringing people together one conversation at a time. She works with the Association of Muslim Chaplains in Boston, Massachusetts.The Divine has ninety-nine names or attributes according to Muslims. Many of these Divine names are incorporated and recited after the five daily prayers and randomly throughout the day by both women and men. These attributes are both feminine and masculine in nature leaving the Divine … [Read more...]

Blog carnival: links to blogs

1. Clare Dakin, Co-Founder of Tree SistersLink to Clare's blog post on "The Divine Feminine: Celebrating Women"2. Devaa Haley Mitchell, Co-Founder of Soulful Women Wisdom SchoolLink to Davaa's blog post on "Embodying the Divine Feminine - 13 daily tips"3. Margaret Wolff, author  of "In Sweet Company: Conversations with extraordinary women about living a spiritual life"Link to Margaret's blog post on "The Spirit of the Divine Feminine"4. Ann Smith, Co-Founder and D … [Read more...]

October blog carnival! What is “the divine feminine”?

Every month here at The Divine Feminine we plan to have a question around which to base the blogs. Given that this is the first month of our existence, we thought that it would be appropriate to begin with the question: "What IS the Divine Feminine?".The blogs that follow this post (and a few that precede it!), are the posts we received from women who wanted to explore that question. We hope that you will enjoy reading their thoughts and will visit their websites for more!Blessings to … [Read more...]

My message of the Spirit: The Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Divine

by Diane Longoat  www.soulofthemother.orgProphets and Visionaries of our ancient civilizations have long reminded us of the ages of  Mother Earth, the three great shakings and the fourth to come and of the evolution of humanity.  Today those prophecies have largely been fulfilled that emanated from the mouths of the wisdom holders.  We find ourselves living in the fulfillment of daily prophecy.  Our prayers of gratitude and humility are essential to open doors now for the emergence of the … [Read more...]

The Tree In Me

By Jamia Wilson a moment of distress a few months ago, a wise woman confidant told me to find comfort in trees. She told me about how her Buddhist practice led her to understand and celebrate arboreal power. When I explained that negative energies that were swirling around me lowered my frequency and my centeredness, she asked me to contemplate trees. When my sage friend first mentioned it, I wondered how trees could be connected to stresses I de … [Read more...]

What is “the Divine Feminine”?

   by Laura Paskell-BrownI have been taught to write from my head, to research and to reference my sources. That training seems not only insufficient but a hindrance at this moment. The Divine Feminine is not something to be found in books. She must be experienced in the flesh. She is the hand that touches me gently, the hug that envelops me, the tears that drop from my eyes and the fierce strength within me. She is the caretaker and the patient, the pound of a … [Read more...]

From “Me and You and Mom”

      by Kathe Schaaf   And then there was a day when I was a girl when I could not help but notice (as all little girls must notice if only for a moment) that God did not appear to be a woman, not a Mother; that God did not offer a lap where I could come for comfort. Ever.   It did not occur to me then to question what kind of God this must be, but only served to confirm what I already had observed: that to be a woman did not seem to be a place of … [Read more...]


This blessing is reprinted from our forthcoming book Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power which will be published November 1 by SkyLight Paths. My name is Rachelle Figueroa and I am of the Tarascan and Arapaho Nations. I write this from my heart and offer you my hand in friendship and peace. With the utmost respect for my ancestors, Elders, and spiritual teachers that have gone before me, I would like to share with you some words of encouragement and ho … [Read more...]

Our Invitation

As a woman of spirit and faith, you know something important about this moment in human history. You know it from your rich experiences in the world, and you know it from a place of deep wisdom within. Your unique pattern of knowing is part of a larger pattern of feminine wisdom being called forth at this time in service of this Earth and of humanity.  ~~~~ We invite your wisdom and reflections, your curiosity and creativity, your passions and purpose to become threads in the fabric of thi … [Read more...]