Trust Yourself! Really??!?

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I thought I was going for a meditation workshop, but when I arrived on that cold night, we were locked out of the building. I shrugged – perhaps it just wasn’t my night for spiritual practice. Then someone asked: “Do you want to do a fire ceremony instead?”Sure I did.As we gathered around a small fire across town, he told us we were going on a journey to meet our past selves. We began by meeting our “spirit animal” – a creature that would journey with us. A moment later I was staring into … [Read more...]

Mother-Work: Voice of the Mother

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For the last two years I have sung in a gospel choir that has changed my life. A chorister since I was seven, I have ever prided myself on my technique and my discipline. So it is that I found my first few months with this choir challenging. I didn’t understand why our conductor wasn’t stricter, why he didn’t correct our rhythms more, why he didn’t direct the dynamics of every phrase. “When was he going to kick us into shape?” I wondered. We needed a little bit of the hard stick.This is a sma … [Read more...]

When we act as the Divine Feminine…we listen deeply

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

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...]


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