Our Lineage Was Stolen

It’s time to name that our soul lineage was stolen, sisters.

Our sense of embodied divinity reflected in a Divine Feminine deity was corrupted and co-opted thousands of years ago, when masculine power became the dominating spiritual and political force.

There was a time when the Feminine was sacred (along with–not instead of–the masculine.) With Her honoring, the ways of compassionate communication, direct connection to source, sacred creativity and reverence for the Earth were practiced.

But just because that loss happened long ago, we’re still impacted today. While women (especially white) have more power and equality than ever, patriarchy (white male dominance) is still in full force. Domination, not partnership, is the dominant paradigm. ☹

Sure, it’s not as bad today as in recent centuries (women are no longer tortured and burned as witches, for example, and can now own property and vote). But listening to our sisters of color, it’s not that much better.  How else could a person bidding to be US president brag about grabbing us by our “private parts” still get elected!?

Women are still marginalized and “othered” along with non-whites, non-Christians, non-heterosexuals.  And as white women we must stand with our brothers and sisters who are being harmed and discarded. We are not that far from danger, unless we align with white patriarchy. (No thanks.)

While I recognize the privilege I’ve inherited, I also know that’s what unconsciously keeps us silent and from speaking up to the atrocities. Yes, we’re busy and it’s hard to know where to begin. The sheer volume of tragedy and trauma—personal and environmental crisis everywhere we look—is hard to know how to deal with.

But white women are in a unique position to have impact. Perhaps this what the Dali Lama meant when he said, ”the world will be saved by Western Women.”

So I start here. Imperfectly and vulnerably.

Let’s reclaim our sisterhood.

awaken the inner priestess of the temple within. The soft sacred core of our spiritual center that calls us home. (And this doesn’t mean discarding your current spiritual tradition, just adding to it.)

Re-awakening as immanent beings opens our Divine connection, saying “Yes” to life and light. And “no more” to hate, violence and greed. Create connection, not conflict and divisiveness. Activating the Magdalene Mysteries for the good of the whole.

This is a turn to Love (as a force not an emotion) and toward the holy within. As we claim and embody our priestess self, we are empowered in our divinity. Our voice returns. Wobbly perhaps with fear, we stand for what we know our hearts and souls as Truth and against what we know to be violation of our sacred vows.

This Feminine Soul empowerment is not about “yoga pants lifestyle coaching” promising “6 steps to 6 figures in 6 seconds”. I’m so annoyed by that.

It’s about upleveling your life because your soul requires it, you have a bigger calling that’s for the good of the whole. This change isn’t just FOR ourselves, it’s for the world.  Are you with me?

If so, consider joining us next week…

The Magdalene Path Course is a 7 week virtual group experience to take you into a deeper exploration and experience of the Magdalene Mysteries—the myth, metaphors and meaning of Mary Magdalene.

We sense that there’s more to Magdalene than the traditional story tells. Let’s explore why you’re so drawn to Her.  And then use Her message & meaning to shape your own life.


About the Author:

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.

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