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...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we create

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Denise Casey lives in Vermont where she writes, hikes, sings, studies and practices mind-body healing and just "keeps on showin up."  She is also one of the young leaders with Women of Spirit and Faith. While she still feels rooted in Christian teachings of her childhood, she has taken to practicing and studying Buddhism and earth-based religions and traditions.I didn’t really start writing until I went to Nepal. Letters and journal entries became poems and much later poems became songs. … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…our thoughts become our actions


Jassy Watson lives in Australia, is a passionate organic gardener, artist and a student of Ancient History & Religion. She roots herself in eco-feminism, goddess spirituality and earth-based traditions.   As Ghandi so eloquently stated: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your d … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we take care of ourselves


Karen Boyett is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.  She is on the Young Leaders Council of Women of Spirit and Faith. She is a Jewish Buddhist   Laura, my dear soul sister and the coordinator of this blog emailed me asking if I would contribute to the diversity of voices responding to the prompt, “When we act as the Divine Feminine.”  Specifically, she asked me to speak to the statement, “When we act as the Divine Femin … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we work in circle.


Kathe Schaaf is a founding member of Women of Spirit and Faith, organized in 2010 with the intention of exploring, nurturing and celebrating women’s spiritual leadership. She is one of the editors of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power, an anthology of women’s wisdom. Kathe serves on the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, where she co-chairs the Women’s Task Force.At a panel at the United Nations Commission on t … [Read more...]

How would YOU complete the sentence: “When we act as the Divine Feminine…” ?

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An exploration of the Divine Feminine is enough to fill several volumes; so expansive is Her scope. There is no definitive volume on this subject and no ultimate authorities, yet there are areas of convergence and agreement. Most agree that the Divine Feminine has been largely dismissed, shunned and written out of history for many centuries. Those who wish to prove the existence of ancient matriarchal societies have argued that this was a reaction against the pre-eminence of Her power several … [Read more...]

Video: Adelia Sandoval – the graceful power of love


The final film in our series follows Adelia Sandoval, cultural director for the Acjachemen Nation, the indigenous people of Orange County, California.Her ministry is called Song of the Earth, a Native American Healing service in an outdoor sanctuary. "A very basic premise of our traditions and teachings is that all life is sacred," says Adelia. "But the most important thing to get is, if all life is sacred, then so am I."Speaking about power Adelia says: "I've been taught that power … [Read more...]

Video: Courtney Martin – find where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need


 The third video in our four-part series follows Courtney Martin - writer, speaker, activist and "freelance mystic".Weaving together many religious, spiritual and political teachings, Courtney hopes to help unite feminism and spirituality, two things she sees as intertwined."The call to all of us is to close the gap between what we believe and how we live our lives", says Courtney. How to do that?   "Be kind to everyone. Be curious about everything. And trust your own o … [Read more...]

Video: Valarie Kaur – a Divine vessel for spiritual activism

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The second video in our four-part series follows Valarie Kaur, Sikh American woman, storyteller, and advocate for social change. She speaks of how her religion supports her deep belief in social justice, through its commitment to a fundamental oneness in the universe.Valarie is the founding director of Groundswell, a non-profit initiative that mobilizes people of faith in social action. Her award-winning film, "Divided We Fall" chronicles the voices of people swept up in hate violence after 9 … [Read more...]

Our book selected as one of the top ten religion/spirituality books for 2012!


Great news!Our book - Women Spirituality and Transformative Leadership - has been selected by the American Library Association as one of the top ten books for 2012 in the category of religion and spirituality. Congratulations to our editors Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Dr Kathleen Hurty, and the Reverend Guo Cheen, as well as all thirty authors.    … [Read more...]