We’re at the turn of the wheel, goddess. Signs of spring, like daffodils and tulips blooming and Equinox this weekend. Oh, and the 1 year anniversary of the shutdown of the pandemic. Yeah, that. While most people acknowledge the upside of all that’s happened, I'm noticing so many lately feeling vaguely (or wildly) out of sorts. There’s a stirring sense of unease. You might be feeling a sense of exhaustion that’s not quite mental, physical “issues” more present, maybe a sense of malaise, dread, despair, or loneliness. That sense that “something’s not quite right” but what? We’ve all been
How did we go from Happy New Year to terrorist uprising/white privilege temper tantrum at the US Capitol... all in a week? The toxic masculine is hanging on to the patriarchal systems we’ve seen for years. Do you feel battered or overwhelmed by Current Events? Resilience is needed! And a wee timing adjustment, flowing & adapting to this moment. (Read on below.) If you’re feeling wobbly with political unrest unfolding in the US, on top of unrelenting embittered pandemic news.... I hear you. It's intense if you "go there." We know we are in a sea change, but we are
I don't usually write on the weekends but I woke up with morning inspired about something that's near to my heart. For weeks I've felt called to share with you something that's rocked my world. I'll admit, the process of getting to this moment has been slippery with change. If you've found this year to be a roller coaster or emotions, you're not alone. Maybe you've even plummeted into a dark night of the soul. Maybe you've soared and thrived. Or, a little of both. The way I see it, when life gets so over the top, (like it
I've written you 3 times this week, sister, but never hit send. Unwilling to clog your space with anything remotely pandering performative, or self-serving. This historic moment (#BLM) we're in requires something deeper of us. And while the changes that are happening are long overdue, it's not easy, either. There's so much to cope with: personal, planetary, social, cultural, institutional... We're really dregging through the dross. All levels of our beings are impacted. There is no "going back to normal"-- amen to that. And yet (for white women, if you are one) there's a great paradox. Women have been
Sweet Sister... We are in a time of unprecedented changes: chaos for some, hope and possibility for others. Where are you in the dance? With so much "distancing", we’re home, and online for everything. The very nature of the electronic world plus social and mass media stresses our nervous systems. If we allow it, we're exposed to fear of the future and survival issues. With this comes immense moments of anger, grief, loss, and fear. (Plus joy, possibility and excitement, too.) Feel what’s yours (this is not a moment for premature transcendence) and move through it. But don’t attach
A deep heady scent of Spikenard greeting each woman as she arrived to Temple Sophia. Anointed, one by one, women of various background, age and experience entered the circle. Inhaling deeply, relaxing fully, she found her seat in the garnet room and settled in to the journey. As thirteen of us began, sisters shared what brought them to the circle…. what their intentions for being there were. After all, there are many things begging for attention in our lives these days. And all of these women are teachers, healers and leaders in their own right, so what was calling them
Beloved... A friend dropped in unexpectedly yesterday. She lives 2 hours away and showed up unannounced. She leaned in and said, ”I saw your pictures from Avalon. I want to hear about your trip. Tell me.” She practically cornered me and asked, “And what about Mary Magdalene? How does she hold missing pieces for us as women today? I know there’s more to the tale we’re told….” We talked for another hour. Or two. I shared what I knew, felt, sensed and experienced about Magdalene and Her myths, messages and meaning for modern women. And she was on her way.
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.
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
This is a vulnerable share, but direly needed. Last year, (2017) was challenging for many (myself included.) It was a big year for women: starting with #WomensMarch (the largest-ever citizen’s march in the US) And ended with the startling, overwhelming and freeing revelations of #MeToo. We’re in a time of revisioning, reexamining, removing structures and systems that seemed inpenetrably solid and stable (whether we like them or not.) Some of it, like patriarchal conditioning and socially sanctioned abuse of women, has sparked a massive shift in consciousness. Other parts are heartbreaking, with our seeming inability as a people to mobilize