Goddess Archetypes, Personal Experience, Sacred, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature, Women's Spirituality

Experiencing Peace: An Encounter With Mystery

I woke in the dark, and was afraid. There are things in my life that are beyond my control. And while I know this to be a common thread in the human tapestry, sometimes I freak out anyway. This morning was one of those mornings. In fact, I had gone to bed in somewhat the… Continue reading Experiencing Peace: An Encounter With Mystery

Ritual, Sacred, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature, Women's Circles, Women's Spirituality

Advent to the Solstice: A Ritual

December descends Step, by step, by step Into darkness As humans, who are but creatures entwined and enmeshed in the web of creation that is the natural world, we cyclically descend into darkness as well. Descents into darkness are terrifying. They are everything that the twinkling, light-filled, brightness of the positivity-movement is not. They are… Continue reading Advent to the Solstice: A Ritual

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

Goddess Archetypes, Mysticism, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature, Women's Spirituality

Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice: Creating Sacred Space

Sacred. The word holds power. It is derived from the Latin word Sanctus, which means Holy. In a previous¬†post, I expanded on what I believe is Holy. All that you are, and all that you do, is holy. You are sacred, and therefore all that you create with intent is ¬†sacred too. Creating sacred space… Continue reading Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice: Creating Sacred Space

Goddess Archetypes, Mysticism, Patriarchy, Religion, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Wild Woman, Women's Spirituality

Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice (Part One)

Women everywhere are waking up to the realization that religion, as it has been handed to them, excludes their full participation. They are lining up to hand in the tired and restrictive dogma, the repressive creed, and the divisive and confining labels and they are systematically exchanging them for a spirituality that is vast and… Continue reading Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice (Part One)

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.

Activism, Social Justice, Women's Circles

Desperation, Exhaustion, and Battle Fatigue: 5 Steps to Healing Along the Way

Like many of you, I am a sensitive person. I am blessed to feel the collective pain and chaos of the human race. Sometimes, it nearly does me in. I long to move into the forest, walk into the woods. Go further, further...into the peace and beauty and quiet of the natural world. Because let's… Continue reading Desperation, Exhaustion, and Battle Fatigue: 5 Steps to Healing Along the Way