On Claiming Sophia: Shek-Shak-Chi

Dorethy_Y-N

Christians miss insight into divine breadth without its female expression and distort perspective when male divine dimensions dominate. Yet the Ultimate, known by diverse forms and names, is neither sexual nor limited as our descriptors may suggest. Wisdom or the Spirit figure—Hokmah in Hebrew, Sophia in Greek and Sapientia in Latin—has for centuries personified God. Non-biblical religions also include forms of female, creative, divine energy known by terms like Shekinah, Shakti, and Chi. This bl … [Read more...]

Purify me

Ocean

Let me be humble in Your presence, Your mysteries, my precious Goddess. Let me be humble. In Your pristine silence, in Your crystalline sacred energy, let me bow my head and gather stillness, gather stillness into my heart, so that oneness, connection is all I feel. Let me find You everywhere! Let me walk beside Your golden manifestations, as if beside a deep pure lake, surrounded by silent mountains. O my Mother, take my breath away! Purify me now, make me ready, open me. Leave me … [Read more...]

Distractions & the Dark Feminine

Magdalen_Bowyer

I launched a conversation about depression a few months ago asking this question: What if it’s not depression, as we’ve come to think of it, but rather a sign of our profound unhappiness and dissatisfaction?The question demands we get honest.Observing my own life, these are some of the things I’ve discovered to be true for me: I don’t enjoy cooking, I’d rather be brewing words on the page; I love good company and great conversation but I’m not interested in inviting you over for dinner; I … [Read more...]

The Story of My Feminine Soul

Diane Eller-Boyko

Early as a child, I lost my innocence through a physical trauma.  Psychologically, I was thrown out of Eden before I was ready. As a teen, I had friends, but there was a longing deep within me that I couldn’t articulate.  To compensate for packing in the head knowledge, I rode horses.  Being in the natural world rebalanced me. That balance was lost in the years of academic education and professional success.  My essential feminine nature went into the shadows.  As I embraced the masculine value … [Read more...]

Circle: my own version of “interfaith dialogue”

LPB

Three women sit around a table laden with cookies and candles. We are here to bare our souls and to connect to each other, to "Higher Power" and to our own inner wisdom. The only rule: nobody is here to fix anybody else.This is my version of interfaith dialogue.Wikipedia describes interfaith dialogue as:“…cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs... It is distinct from syn … [Read more...]

Tell us about the Divine Feminine in your life

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  This month at the Divine Feminine blog we're going back to basics. We want to explore this thing called "The Divine Feminine". What is it, how do we know it? How do we experience it? Please dive into your deep wisdom and send us a blog of 100-800 words to divine.feminine.wsf@gmail.com. Really you can interpret the topic however you want (that's what She would do...), but here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:         What does it mean to … [Read more...]

How do you experience the “interfaith” community? Let Peace Be.

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I thought I was “interfaith” before anybody ever coined that term.  In my family, one was either Roman Catholic and had a chance at eternal happiness, if one obeyed well enough and was sorry enough for one’s sins, and all others who were eternally damned. Poor things; we prayed for their souls, and we collected pennies to send missionaries to save the souls of “poor Pagan babies.” We were very religiously regressive in the 1950s and 1960s, even for pre-Vatican II Roman Catholicism.Religion … [Read more...]

Coming up with our own version of the Divine

Victoria_Pendragon

I sometimes wonder if, left to our own devices, each of us wouldn’t come up with our own version of The Divine. I’m pretty sure that’s what primitive humans did and I know that it’s what I did when I was, by most peoples standards, quite young. It only took me one dive into the earth at about age five to come into contact with an aspect of life that the grown-ups I knew had never mentioned, something that I would learn decades later was generally called energy or Spirit, a phenomena that was eter … [Read more...]

The Divine Feminine: midwife to the Christ consciousness

Bee_Smith

Listening to theologian Matthew Fox on the need for a resurgence of the divine feminine in modern spirituality and religion, he noted that Ireland has always been synonymous with ‘the body of the Goddess.’ For those of us familiar with the terrain, the mountains that are known as paps and the rivers likened to lifeblood, this makes supreme good sense.   I have visited many places in many countries with areas of outstanding natural beauty.  Yet, there is the integrity to the land in Ireland that c … [Read more...]

STOP daydreaming?

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"In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back." ~ Albert CamusSister Alberta … [Read more...]


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