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About magdalenepath

Claire Sierra, MA, LFT, is the author of The Magdalene Path – Awaken the Power of Your Feminine Soul ©. An Arts Therapist and True Purpose™ Master Coach, Claire has guided thousands of women who feel lost & confused about their purpose, to use creative arts to connect to their divine guidance for clarity & confidence about their true path. She’s led creative soul-centered workshops, retreats and private sessions for over 2 decades. To support greater re-connection she and her husband recently became proprietors of the Balch Hotel, a boutique destination retreat in the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon. (visit www.BalchHotel.com) For free resources on your path, go to: www.MagdalenePath.com for sample chapters, meditations, audio interviews and more.

Finding a Path from Confusion to Clarity

2020-01-23T21:38:49+00:00

It’s a new year and things are changing. While some spent oodles of time reviewing and releasing the past year, then creating intentions and goals for the new, not everyone functions that way. In fact, it’s a very masculine approach. Don’t let yourself get defined by that external structure. No self-flagellating if it’s not in your flow. There are other paths to clarity. Many women I talk to lately seem to be on BIG clarity projects of another kind: paper de-cluttering, closet re-configuring, basement overhauling. I get it, I just reworked my office/art studio

Finding a Path from Confusion to Clarity2020-01-23T21:38:49+00:00

{Temple Replay} Solstice Deepening

2020-01-23T21:03:32+00:00

We're heading into the luscious dark quiet of the year. I wanted to drop in before we go deep into the blur of Christmas and New Year holidays to send love and a gift. Solstice is here and always so luscious for me. Always a deep time of review and reflection, completing this year and receiving the next. A pause. But for some it's full frenzy. I hope that's not you, but if it is...Take this time for you. You're worth it. To start the deepening process, we gathered for a virtual retreat on Facebook, Tuesday--a virtual Rose Temple

{Temple Replay} Solstice Deepening2020-01-23T21:03:32+00:00

Guadalupe as Goddess: Hiding in Plain Sight

2020-01-23T20:42:34+00:00

One thing I know, is that history is written by the winners.*  And as I’ve studied religion (which is highly political), especially. And yet we each have the capacity to touch the deeper Truths, through our heart and soul. It’s imperative, to find our own way, apart from the maddening crowd. The practices I use guided me to write The Magdalene Path—and to make daily decisions about my work and life. (I honestly don’t know how people function without this guidance, it brings such clarity and solace. ) I’ve long had a deep affection for Our Lady Guadalupe, “the

Guadalupe as Goddess: Hiding in Plain Sight2020-01-23T20:42:34+00:00

Finding Solace and Hope

2020-01-23T20:15:53+00:00

Life has been very interesting lately and I'm guessing I'm not the only one. I wrote this before a recent retreat, but neglected to hit "send." I love the journey inward of Autumn. Patterns that have been challenging in the past--things we thought we completed--seem to be back and highlighted. (Oh goody?) Recent cycles have made patterns and habits that are outmoded and worn out impossibly maddeningly clear. I took a sabbatical week (Is that even a thing??) and made a nest in my bedroom so that I could rest, reflect and re-balance. I dug into soul care and

Finding Solace and Hope2020-01-23T20:15:53+00:00

Falling Out of Summer

2020-01-23T20:20:31+00:00

Wow, Autumn Equinox was big. The season really shifted here in the Pacific Northwest-- a real reminder of the turn inward we are meant to take now. I'm still digging out from that New Super Moon. Did it rock your world like mine? So many of the patterns that have been challenging in the past--things we thought were done--seem to be back and highlighted. Oh goody. I took a sabbatical and made a nest in my bedroom so that I could rest, reflect and re-balance. I’ve been using my tools and support to lean into the places that seems

Falling Out of Summer2020-01-23T20:20:31+00:00

Creating the Abundance You Desire

2020-01-23T20:16:58+00:00

Oh, the season turns! It's still balmy and bright, but we turned a corner into September, so my thoughts turn to Equinox. I've always loved the Equinoxes and what they symbolize. Such a sweet balance of dark and light. We're still enjoying the outwardness of summer, starting to contemplate in the inward turn of Fall. As we edge towards Autumn Equinox later this month so much seems to be about abundance and harvest. The garden of life is in full ripeness now. And let's face it, it's a fiery time right now. stormy and complex. In times like these

Creating the Abundance You Desire2020-01-23T20:16:58+00:00

Are You Ready to Embody Your Feminine Soul?

2019-08-30T18:15:56+00:00

My deepest desire is for you to feel the divine flowing to and through you, creating a life of ease, grace and flow. It's your birthright. I long for you and your daughters, nieces and neighbor-girls to feel your innate divinity through your own awake, aligned connection to the Source (Spirit, God, Goddess, whatever you want to call it). Open the lines of connection with your Divine guidance from your highest & deepest feminine soul. And living from that place, everyday. Ready for a Deeper Soul Connection? There’s a stream of wisdom that’s connected to Divine and embodied and in the

Are You Ready to Embody Your Feminine Soul?2019-08-30T18:15:56+00:00

{Temple Replay} Gather Under the Full Moon

2020-01-23T20:32:25+00:00

I had a "be brave moment" yesterday. I offered a Women's Temple on-line, using Facebook LIVE. Yikes! Did you catch it? Life isn't always neat and tidy, and this week has felt like a wild ride. The Full Moon woke me at 4 am. So potent and beautiful! So doing this didn't make logical sense, but I felt I HAD TO. You have those moments of inspired action, too, don't you? Since it's my second Facebook Live it's far from perfect. Grab a cuppa tea or wine and watch your free on-line women’s temple. It's pinned on The Magdalene

{Temple Replay} Gather Under the Full Moon2020-01-23T20:32:25+00:00

What Is The Divine Feminine, And Why Is It Important?

2019-08-30T18:01:18+00:00

Lately I’m so aware that globally (and even in this fine land) most women still don’t feel safe and sacred in daily life. Things are better in the western world—if you’re a white woman—but for others here and around the planet, the state of being female is abysmal. In some lands, it's close to slavery. You think I exaggerate? Imagine spending 7 to 18 hours a day (!!) on life activities like gathering water and wood for cooking over fire, then cleaning up without running water. Exhausting! Imagine needing your husband’s (or father’s) permission to go outside or talk to another

What Is The Divine Feminine, And Why Is It Important?2019-08-30T18:01:18+00:00

Why Magdalene Matters After All These Years

2019-08-30T17:52:08+00:00

Old Stories, Reclaimed Truth: Awakening Feminine Soul Power As the sun sets on Mary Magdalene's Feast Day, I’ve been musing all day on her power and how her story shapes us via culture. Regardless of your spiritual tradition, her story impacts women: our spirituality, sexuality, empowerment and leadership. Even if this not your tradition, here’s something to consider. Sometimes (dare I say, often) women are portrayed in history in a way that isn't true. Over time, the mis-truths get embedded as Truth in the minds of millions. With Mary Magdalene the lies have lasted over 1500 years! How and why

Why Magdalene Matters After All These Years2019-08-30T17:52:08+00:00