Who inspires you? Who gives you hope? Who keeps you alive?

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This month at the Divine Feminine blog, we want to hear about people who inspire you.Inspiration is something we all seek, either consciously or unconsciously. Not surprising when you think that the word literally means "the act of inhaling". What inspires us gives us life.Inspiration is closely linked to hope, and though hope can be found in many places, it often comes from those around us, (in fact, HOPE spells out Hearing Other People's Experience). Think how you feel more alive after … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine, we become the Divine Feminine…

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Lynda Terry is the author of the forthcoming  audio book, Invoking the Sacred Feminine as a Pathway to Inner Peace, as well as a contributor to Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power. Lynda was raised in the Protestant (United Methodist) faith, studied and practiced several other Western and Eastern traditions, and now follows the "pathless path" of a Spirit woman. … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we begin to see through her eyes

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Michelle Balandra (spiritual name Sumatra), grew up Catholic but now embraces all religions. She is a teacher and practitioner of the feminine arts, as well as the creator of Women circle NYC - Goddesses of the sacred fires. When we act as the Divine Feminine we begin to see through her eyes During the last two years I - together with my sisters - have practiced a simple ritual to end our circles. This ritual consists of giving a small candle to each woman and, as I light my candle, saying: … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we no longer fear the cycle of life

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Jassy Watson, mother of four, passionate organic gardener, artist and student of ancient history and religion. Spiritual seeker on the path of the Goddess.As an avid gardener I witness the circle of life daily. I plant seeds, watch them grow, set seed, decay and then watch their progeny pop up all over the place. I find cocoons where caterpillars will eventually emerge as beautiful butterflies, flutter for two days and pass on. On my early morning bug hunts I find all sorts of larvae … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we see leadership in a new way (Part II)

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Laura Paskell-Brown is active in Women of Spirit and Faith, where she edits this blog, and facilitates circles.  She lives in Brooklyn with her roommate Doan and a cat called Rupert.I’ve always been a mouthy, precocious little bugger. I was the kid at school voted “Most likely to be Prime Minister”. I turned every discussion into a debate, and my favourite activity was “being proved right”, which, according to me, happened rather frequently.So an organisation dedicated to developing t … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we see leadership in a new way (Part I)

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Laura Paskell-Brown is active in Women of Spirit and Faith. She was brought up as an atheist but now believes in a Higher Power, which she connects to daily through her spiritual practices.A few years ago, when I started working a spiritual program, I was convinced that the purpose was to render me perfect. Looking at people further along than me, I imagined them to be totally serene beings. I looked forward to the time when I would no longer feel anger, pain or jealousy, and when I … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we take one small step towards wholeness

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Beverly Jane Phillips, a retired Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament, is a Christian feminist theologian.  She has written two books since her retirement in 1999. They are Learning a New Language, Speech About Women and God  and From Heaven to My Heart, God’s Journey With Me.When we act as the Divine Feminine we are engaging with God in God’s struggle to reveal Her femininity.  In the first creation story in the Hebrew Scriptures God says to the universe, “Let us make man in … [Read more...]

After years of seeking, I forged a new spiritual frontier: myself

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In "Literally the best thing ever: God", our very own Jamia Wilson blogs for teen feminist-fashionwebsite "Rookie".In the article Jamia explains how she manages to find God, even in the most chaotic and terrible of times. A great affirmation for the power of women's circles and an interfaith space that gives us all permission to find God wherever we see Her/Him/It.Click here to read her blog  … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we truly love our neighbours as ourselves

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Paul Silvester is a harmonica playing Blues DJ (and civil servant), a proud Husband and Daddy and staunch opponent of the word 'guesstimate'. Since re-discovering his faith, Paul has supported a number of projects aimed at bringing a little more love into people's lives, and is currently writing a novel. His opposition to the word 'guesstimate' remains intact. When we act as the Divine Feminine we…… Hmmm, well procrastinate probably isn’t the answer. I’ve delayed on a long standi … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we learn a new self-respect

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Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer and storyteller. Born Baptist, turned Christian mystic with an open heart and mind to all forms of spiritual truth, Jamia is a member of the young leaders council at Women of Spirit and Faith. A few weeks ago, Laura, the mighty editrix of The Divine Feminine blog and my Women of Spirit of Faith sister asked me to reflect on these words: When we act as the Divine Feminine…we respect everyone no matter who they are.My instinc … [Read more...]


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