You Are My Soul and My Life’s Inspiration (with apologies to The Righteous Brothers)

My children and their children inspire me to be a better person. They give me hope for a future more sacred than that which my generation offered to them. [Read more...]

Inspired by a fearless example of the Divine Masculine

This month marks nine years since my beloved grandfather passed away. Throughout my life, he’d constantly remind us of Dada’s Three D’s: the three qualities that he believed were most essential to living a good life. Discipline, Dedication, and Devotion. Discipline: to do the right thing at the right time with the right limits in the right way. Dedication: to give oneself completely to whatever we had undertaken, and not to give up. Devotion: to always work with love for God, for others, and from the space of the heart. I remember him sitting us down once at the dining table – I must have been 11 or 12 – and saying all this, adding, “One day, when I’m gone, remember this. Remember me by remembering this. Promise me you’ll remember”. [Read more...]

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

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. Though we welcome all posts, we are particularly interested in inspiration you gather from people of a different generation and/or with different faith or spiritual practices to your own. [Read more...]

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

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” [Read More...]

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

As we align with the energy of the new age, the Divine Feminine is strongly filling our bodies with creative explosions, love, sisterhood, compassion, and light. Let’s embrace her light and call upon her energy to become one. [Read more...]

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

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. [Read more...]

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

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 the next generation of spiritual leaders seems like the perfect place for me and my big ego. Right? [Read more...]

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

In our quest to create a more peaceful, more beautiful world, the answers we seek will not arrive in the form of one intellectual insight, one practice or one magic pill we can all take; and gurus who offer us such things should be treated with suspicion. Instead, the answer will arrive as a different experience we begin to have of ourselves and of each other. The Divine Feminine offers us the chance to seek this experience by giving us the room to step up and come together, with all our darkness and pain and whatever stuff we still haven’t worked through yet, and to experience leadership together. [Read more...]

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

In the beginning, God/Mother/Father wanted to be known in Her wholeness and still does. Whenever I hear of a statue of Mary crying, I believe it is God crying for recognition of Her femaleness. When we act as the Divine Feminine we are showing the world God in God’s wholeness [Read more...]

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

In her blog for teen feminist-fashion magazine “Rookie”, Jamia Wilson 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. [Read more...]