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.

Something New Is Whispering

2018-06-15T18:32:51+00:00

  I love June. It's my birthday month and Solstice is next week. Summer is almost upon us. Can you believe it? Since life tends to get busy with activities--making hay while the sun shines and all ;0--I wanted to share a few on the horizon, so you don't miss out. It's easy to forget our own needs and get  drawn into things. One of the things I love about both Temple Sophia Women's Circle, and Sisterhood Suppers is 2 very different experiences to unpack and explore what's happening in our lives, inside and out. Many women "speak ourselves into

Something New Is Whispering 2018-06-15T18:32:51+00:00

Reclaiming the Priestess Within

2018-06-15T20:33:57+00:00

Lately its all about releasing and receiving to harness the new energy that's present now. Equinox started us off, then Easter, and May Day (Mary Day or Beltane to some) continues this path of re-balancing inside and out with the forces of Spring. At Temple Sophia last month, 22 women (!!) launched a new red tent-type gathering in the parlor of the Balch Hotel, in circle to explore new life bursting forth, and how that's emerging in their lives. I was in awe. I saw deep, strong, creative, resourceful women, tired of being frustrated, exhausted and overwhelmed. Hungering for self-care, a

Reclaiming the Priestess Within 2018-06-15T20:33:57+00:00

Feel Unleashed, Free and Crazy Beautiful

2018-06-15T18:44:12+00:00

It's a time of great change and transition, from what all I see & hear. One of the things I love about women's temple time, is we get to unpack and explore what's happening in our lives, inside and out. Out loud, into a safe space that supports our wholeness. What's Alive For You Right Now? Many women "speak ourselves into being." We don't know what we're thinking/feeling until we say it asked (ideally in spacious non-judgement & support.) And the synchronicities and alignment always astonish! I saw this in spades twice recently. First, a large circle of 22 women

Feel Unleashed, Free and Crazy Beautiful 2018-06-15T18:44:12+00:00

Temple Time Returns

2018-06-15T18:55:23+00:00

We sat in  hushed silence, 22 women (yes!!) centering together  in the luscious garnet parlor of the Balch Hotel. The fragrance of rose mist and daffodils infused our circle, as we stretched comfortably into the space. Gathering in Temple Sophia, I was in awe of who showed up and what they shared. Deep, strong, creative, resourceful women; hungry for self-care, connection with like-minded sisters, tired of being  exhausted and overwhelmed. Looking for a deeper connection with self, Source, Soul and sisters. Sacred Mystery and Goddess. Drinking the Nectar of Feminine Mysteries I had a profound sense of arriving on a

Temple Time Returns 2018-06-15T18:55:23+00:00

Beauty & Grace of Loss

2018-04-16T20:36:45+00:00

Goddess, Last article I shared about harnessing the energy that's present now to rebalance inside and out with the forces of Equinox. It's still relevant with the energy of Easter. And with May Day (Beltane, Mary Day...) just ahead. Spring is really here, so in our recent Temple Sophia gathering last week, 20 women (yes!!) sat in our red tent circle. We explored new life bursting forth, and shared the beginnings of something new emerging in their lives. I had a profound sense of arriving on a long path to share this moment together. I felt confirmation on so many

Beauty & Grace of Loss 2018-04-16T20:36:45+00:00

Who’s Missing? Widening Our Circle with Diversity

2018-03-21T01:45:47+00:00

It’s been an odd and rocky time lately. With all that’s going on in the world around us, it’s no surprise if you're feeling it too. Truth telling and shadow revealing. Fiery and fierce. In a way, it’s perfect: part of the rebalancing that’s happening in our world right now as we head into the Equinox—that time of balance between dark and light. New life bursting forth, the beginnings of something new emerging. What’s being released in your life from this winter? What wants to emerge in you this Spring? And it’s an aspect Feminine Soul awakening and I’m seeing

Who’s Missing? Widening Our Circle with Diversity 2018-03-21T01:45:47+00:00

Confessions of a Modern Day Priestess

2018-03-21T01:37:54+00:00

When I was 29 I was invited to a women’s Celtic spirituality weekend. It was a wooded enclave, in misty and mossy rural New England. We slept in tents and tepees and drank mint tea. One night, under the light of the full moon in May (yes, it was Beltane) I was initiated as a priestess. I was given the name Magdalena—which I now know as a title as much as a name. It was totally unexpected and magical, like an old memory re-surface. And I had no idea what  that meant. For years I carried that mantle of priestess secretly—mostly

Confessions of a Modern Day Priestess 2018-03-21T01:37:54+00:00

How to Find Ease, Grace and Flow

2018-02-23T02:13:23+00:00

I'll admit it, this year started off strangely for me. After last year, maybe no surprise. (You too?) I generally spend copious amounts of time reviewing my previous year (harvesting the blessings, insights and challenges) to guide  my intended direction going forward. Yet for the longest time I had no inspiration or vision for this year: more on-line classes, virtual retreats, in person events? Nothing. For a creative-manifestor like me this was off. So I did the obvious: rested, reflected and let it go. It was challenging at first, but as I ceased pushing and forcing, I also stopped worrying

How to Find Ease, Grace and Flow 2018-02-23T02:13:23+00:00

{Simple Practice} Ways to Review, Reflect, Refresh

2018-02-22T21:40:37+00:00

We’re in the gap: Solstice and Christmas are past; a New Year is shining right ahead of us.  Start it in an empowering way. Choose rituals you enjoy to complete the passing year and welcome the new one. Make time for it. It’s been a big year for women: started with the largest-ever peaceful citizen’s march, by and for women. Rising of the Priestess archetype and Temples being born. Ended with #MeToo and on-going revelations of sexual misconduct. It’s been a doozy: a big transition as a collective. We’re in a time of revisioning… Seems as a culture we’re stripping

{Simple Practice} Ways to Review, Reflect, Refresh 2018-02-22T21:40:37+00:00

Dare to Weave Your Magic?

2018-02-22T21:24:50+00:00

We're Banishing What Would Otherwise Overtake Us  I've been re-immersed in the sacred creativity practice of Consecreation from The Magdalene Path. As I guided participants in the Magdalene Path Course through the practice, I realized a connection. I’m so moved right now by the changing of the seasons. It’s All Hallows Eve, AKA Halloween or Samhain--All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in the Christian tradition. It’s a potent time and a sacred place at our wheel of the year. The season of  Harvest is put to rest and we turn inward. As the leaves turn, change and fall, we deepen

Dare to Weave Your Magic? 2018-02-22T21:24:50+00:00