Tough Grace: mental illness as a spiritual path

I found my own feminine ground in the course of dealing with the ravages of manic depression. For 12 years I suffered intensely, including spending some time living on the streets---not because I didn’t have assets but because I got separated from them in my delusional times or was too paranoid to tap them. Since 2006 I have been in recovery although it has taken me these 10 years to fully rebuild my life.Jungian analyst Marion Woodman suggests that women who achieve fully developed c … [Read more...]

Invitation to blog: feminine spiritual leadership in a new world

The world has tilted on its axis and opened deep cracks in our collective human heart. We are listening deeply for the wisdom arising from those cracks. We are aware that women's spiritual leadership is more important ... and mysterious ... than ever. The work we all do on behalf of the Sacred Feminine is more crucial than ever.WSF exists to offer sacred space for authentic conversations. We believe we can co-create a new narrative - together in circle - when as individuals we are grounded … [Read more...]

The Divine Feminine Emerging, Embodied, and Emboldened

FINALLY...We can’t help but notice that the world seems to have suddenly ‘discovered’ the value of women. After thousands of years living in the shadow of the masculine, after being pushed into the margins of power and leadership, after being silenced in every cultural institution – including most of the major world religions - the media today is full of messages that it is time to listen to women’s wisdom.Women’s leadership styles are being acknowledged widely in diverse segments of the … [Read more...]

Living the divine feminine: A Prayer for Divine Mother

For too long now, human beings have been living the crude story handed down to us through our Patriarchal Programming. As a result, we’ve forgotten the power and privilege of being Woman.It’s time to wake up.That crude story has discounted the Feminine in the Radiant Light which is all intelligence, all power, all beauty, all love. Truth is, without Divine Mother there is no Life!What does it mean to wake up?To fully embrace the beauty of our bodies from the inside out. To not mea … [Read more...]

Embodying the Divine Feminine: a difficult path to walk

Although I may have an ecclesiastical name, worked on Church Street and lived at one time on Ministerial Road, my name has certain association with a famous author and although I follow in her footsteps I am certainly humbled before her. No matter what, my name burns and surrenders before her sacred memory and that is part of my path.Because my name ended up this way as an accident of divine inspiration and birth, my divine feminine journey involves a love affair with the infinite power of words … [Read more...]

Body, intuition and heart: A very feminine spiritual path

"Embodying the Divine Feminine has perhaps been easier for me than for some women - I have followed and trusted Her and intuitively followed my desire to live a soul-centred life, and this I believe (as others do) is the way of the feminine. Tuning in to my body, my intuition, and my heart and trusting that I would be guided by Her in all that I did  in life. And after many trustings over the years, I learned that She would bring me through to the other side, no matter how painful feelings might … [Read more...]

The Divine Feminine: we are a movement of movements

 I feel like shaking everyone and saying, don’t you get it? We don’t need a Movement of Movements – we are a movement of movements.My friends, we have been trapped in old dominant paradigm thinking. We have been steeped in warmongering, hierarchical, competitive, control-based mindsets since birth. We think we are lacking something, or that we’re ineffectual at organizing, or we’re failing. We call for a Movement of Movements, like the War to End All Wars, a rallying cry that will am … [Read more...]

On how quickly we can lose the Divine Feminine…and then rediscover her!

"There's a voice that doesn't use words. Listen."     ~ Rumi Divine Feminine......hmmmmmm, ahhhhh, oooooooohhh.....I thought, and thought. Walked from room to room in the house, took a brisk stroll outside in sub freezing weather, listened to vid clips on the Alchemy site, emoted through gallons of tears, meditated, and still no clear erudite response. Listen, Listen, Listen, I chanted.I wanted to talk to all the women who spoke so eloquently of their journey. How could they possibly know ho … [Read more...]

On Claiming Sophia: Shek-Shak-Chi

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

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...]