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.

What Do You Mean: I’m Not Creative?

2017-08-19T00:54:49+00:00

Creativity expands us in so many ways. And yet I hear all the time, "I'm not creative." Total hogwash--why would you say that about yourself? Look at all the creative problem-solving, decision-making,  and life management you do in any given day--with your kids, at work... And don't you create beauty, through those small things, little touches, in your world every week? Sure, not all of our meals or garden beds are works of art, but I bet they are sometimes. When you give it time and energy. Right? Believing in yourself as a creative spirit gives you confidence in what

What Do You Mean: I’m Not Creative? 2017-08-19T00:54:49+00:00

Magdalene Mysteries Virtual Retreat {Replay}

2017-08-19T00:34:40+00:00

Sister ! I'm so excited! On Saturday, 13 of us gathered via video and phone to create virtual temple space together and explore the hidden lore and largely forgotten spiritual wisdom of Magdalene, on her Holy Feast Day. Here's the replay I promised, so you can enter the Temple of She. I outted my inner perfectionist and dared to do it anyway.  And imperfect it is! Join us and discover who Mary Magdalene really is, and what her message is for you. (Whether you’re Christian or not, she’s relevant now.) If you’re drawn to the mystery of the Magdalene or

Magdalene Mysteries Virtual Retreat {Replay} 2017-08-19T00:34:40+00:00

Remember the Goddess in the Gospels: Magdalene Feast Day Virtual Temple Retreat!

2017-08-18T23:53:18+00:00

{Quick side note: For several months I've been intending a virtual retreat on Magdalene Feast day this weekend. But it's only just today that I'm clear and aligned with the essence and message of this invitation to you. That's a tale for another time, hard but true. So while this invite is later than I hoped, (unless you saved the date as I suggested earlier ;)  I do hope you can still join me. Read on...} Shhh…..Listen, sister….can you hear it? The sounds of bare feet padding down the temple halls. The allure of lush color, pungent fragrance, a warm

Remember the Goddess in the Gospels: Magdalene Feast Day Virtual Temple Retreat! 2017-08-18T23:53:18+00:00

A New Archetype Arises

2017-08-18T23:43:06+00:00

I’m aware of the themes of Priestessing and Sisterhood showing up lately. And I'm exploring what it means in this post-modern age of secularism and strained Christianity. It's really a missing link in religious/spiritual life--isn't it?--the role of the priestess. My practice is to take these questions into meditation, for reflection with my divine guidance. I wondered, “What exactly is Priestessing, what am I inviting women into?” and heard this sweet reply from Mary Magdalene. “A space and sense of the sacred, in themselves and in sisterhood circles with other women. You are awakening a new power center in women

A New Archetype Arises 2017-08-18T23:43:06+00:00

What’s Really Needed to Uplevel Your Work & Live Your Calling

2017-06-14T23:43:56+00:00

Re-Aligning with Your Desire: Inside & Out Sometimes even the most inspired and aligned plans go awry. The distraction of the holiday weekend didn't allow time to adequately absorb and consider this mastermind group. So I've decided to put of the start date. Let me know if you have questions and we'll see if it's a fit for where you're at. I'm excited to work with those who jumped up and said YES, and I've got a few more spots if you're feeling moved. Bringing a Dream into Reality Maybe you're like a talented (& popular) acupuncturist I know. She

What’s Really Needed to Uplevel Your Work & Live Your Calling 2017-06-14T23:43:56+00:00

Time to Step Out & Offer More of Who You REALLY Are

2017-08-19T00:48:22+00:00

Lately I've talked with several colleagues who feel called to shift their work in big or subtle ways. See if any of this sounds familiar: One talented acupuncturist knew what she wanted to be doing, but wasn't taking action. There were lots of conflicting opinions swimming in her head. Once we addressed the internal confusion/conflict at the root, all kinds of purposeful action happened. A multi-passionate therapist I know is feeling called to something bigger inside her. She isn't clear of the details, but knows what she's doing isn't reflecting all of who she really is and what she offers.

Time to Step Out & Offer More of Who You REALLY Are 2017-08-19T00:48:22+00:00

Something Bigger Calling to You?

2017-06-13T01:33:24+00:00

Bringing a vision or dream to the marketplace takes more input and energy than we can sometimes muster on our own. It requires a careful balance of Masculine-style action (doing) with Feminine receptivity and allowing (being) to manifest our vision. Too much of the former leads to to exhaustion or burn-out, while too much of the latter leads to time passing with nothing happening. It takes finesse. Or it creates a unique kind of depression or anxiety. Confusion, illness, boredom, too. Most people somehow assume they "should" be able to manifest their soul gifts on their own, when, if you really

Something Bigger Calling to You? 2017-06-13T01:33:24+00:00

May Day is Mary Day

2017-05-02T22:07:48+00:00

May Day! May Day! How did that come to be a call of distress? Most recently in the early 1900s May 1 has been a day of protests, supporting worker’s rights and unions. That’s curious, because prior to that May Day was Mary Day, in honor of the Blessed Mother. And  perhaps to secretly to honor the other Mary, the Magdalene, as the leader and “Apostle to the Apostles” she was known to be. This holiday was pasted on top of the Celtic celebration of the blooming of Spring called Beltane. (Think maypoles and maidens.) What is blossoming in you?

May Day is Mary Day 2017-05-02T22:07:48+00:00

How Your Winter Dreams Burst into Spring Bloom

2017-04-05T22:52:22+00:00

The Equinox is just past and greenery is exploding all around. Finally. Here in the Pacific Northwest we had a very intense winter. Perhaps you too. So we’re glad Spring has arrived, like never before. And with it, new birth! Seeds (bulbs) we sowed in the fall are starting to bloom. Winter was rocky for many, with crazy “weather” inside and out!  For many of us, the elections shook what we knew or expected and turned things sideways. Regardless of your feelings for the outcome, a strong emotional current has been stirred up. Now, perhaps finally, it’s clear that we

How Your Winter Dreams Burst into Spring Bloom 2017-04-05T22:52:22+00:00

What’s Next for YOU? {feedback needed}

2017-04-05T22:59:57+00:00

It’s been a while, and not because I’m ignoring or avoiding you. 2017 is a big year already—can you feel it?  We're rounding the end of the first quarter and spring is afoot. Whether you hate it or love it, changes are happening. The women’s marches in January were the largest gatherings EVER. Peaceful and positive, they catalyzed  a massive wave of civic engagement! Women are more activated and inspired than ever--we're ignited. Such practical expressions of the Sacred Feminine awakening in action. So many women (and men) are sensing that this is the year to step up and make

What’s Next for YOU? {feedback needed} 2017-04-05T22:59:57+00:00