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...]