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


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


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


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


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...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we listen deeply


Kay Lindahl is a dedicated spokesperson for the interfaith movement, an ordained interfaith minister and an Honorary Canon to the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She is also a speaker, retreat leader, and author of "The Sacred Art of Listening".When I am acting from the feminine aspect of the Divine I find myself much more attentive to Her voice. I listen from a deeper place and I become aware of the wisdom She is always sharing but which I don’t alwa … [Read more...]

When we act from the Divine Feminine…we act with the courage of our convictions


Susan Naomi Bernstein is a writer and educator living in Queens, NY. Her blog is called: "Beyond the Basics" (for Bedford Bits)When we act from the Divine Feminine, we act with the courage of our convictions. At the same time, we understand that such action is neither easy nor automatic. Our convictions, if not held in the light of loving kindness, may become roadblocks in our paths to creating positive social transformation.  To remove such roadblocks, we must lend ourselves enough co … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we connect to others


Lana Dalberg leads workshops that link spirituality with creative writing and social justice. Her book, Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine will be published in March 2013. Lana was raised Lutheran and holds a masters degree in Theological Studies. Currently, she is a member of herchurch, a Lutheran church in San Francisco, California.The Divine Feminine to me is gratitude, joy, and support. Why do I choose these three nouns out of a myriad that I could use? Because when I s … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we frighten many around us


Yvette Warren was brought up in a staunchly, letter-of-the-law, pre-Vatican II, pre-human rights, pre-Vietnam southern United States Roman Catholic household, and is now an ordained minister with the Universal Life "Church."When we act as the Divine Feminine we frighten many around us because we are taught that awe is the same emotion as fear. Awe may bring us to our knees, but fear makes us fight or flee. The Divine Feminine is a force that is like that of a mother tiger protecting her yo … [Read more...]