God the Mother, Prayer, Ritual, Sacred, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature

Invocation to the Morning

  Mother of the Eastern sky Keeper of the morning light Maiden of all that is new I stand before you Arms stretched; heart wide; mind open. Bless me with inspiration Favor me with insight Lay the knowing deep in my bones. Fill me with the breath of life that is carried upon the morning breeze… Continue reading Invocation to the Morning

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God the Mother, Goddess Archetypes, Mysticism, Prayer, Sacred, Spirituality, Woman and Nature, Women's Spirituality

Prayer of Thanks to Inanna

Oh Lady, your breast is your field. Inanna, your breast is your field. Your broad field pours out plants. Your broad field pours out grain. Water flows from on high for your servant. Bread flows from on high for your servant. Pour it out, for me, Inanna. I will drink all you offer. ~Sumerian Hymn… Continue reading Prayer of Thanks to Inanna

Archetypes, God the Father, God the Mother, Jean Shinoda-Bolen, Patriarchy, Religion, Sacred, Social Justice, Spirituality, Women's Spirituality

In the beginning, there was the Goddess.

Isis. Durga. Danu. Tonantzen. Gaia. Artemis of Epheshia. Asherah. These names were once held with great reverence, and carried unimaginable power. They are the names of the Earth Goddesses throughout time in varying cultures, and if the list were to be complete, it would be very, very long. To worship the divine as feminine was… Continue reading In the beginning, there was the Goddess.

God the Father, God the Mother, Monica Sjoo, Religion, Women's Spirituality

Reclaiming

The late author and artist Monica Sjoo wrote in her classic work The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth, "The burning question remains: Why do women continue to give our gifts--of spiritual devotion, of impassioned energy, of mental brightness, of profound social concern--to male-dominated and male-defined religious institutions which are based, structurally and ideologically, on… Continue reading Reclaiming