Today we honor the mothers in our lives, the nurturers, the unconditional supporters and givers of love and compassion.
As with the grandmother archetype, the role of mother often does not strictly mean biological in nature.
The world is ready and yearning for our sacred leadership. All over the world women are rising to lead in a different way. Do you feel the call? A restless energy, a deep yearning to be of service to the transformation that’s taking place around you?
As embodiments of the universal consciousness, the "Feminine Divine" (as Joseph Campbell so eloquently called it), we are being called forward to help birth this new world, based on what we have learned and continue to learn from healing our shadows and the wounds of the modern-day patriarchal systems. We are reclaiming our worth, our voices, and remembering our healing feminine gifts of intuition, vision, compassion, creativity, collaboration, and wisdom.
George Bernard Shaw said that we don’t stop playing because we grow old. 𝙒𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜.
These past two years, with all the masks, and lockdowns and self-isolations, has made it difficult for us to play together, but as many of our elder grandmothers would say, this too shall pass.
We are about one week away from being with each other - learning about resilience practices and celebrating the wisdom within us all! It will be wonderful! It always is!
**𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐃𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬.
In our research about the year’s theme, we have come across some most interesting articles about resilience.
Studies have shown that the ability to persevere through life's struggles gets easier the older we get, not because we as women have succumbed, but because some of us have learned how to turn setbacks into comebacks.
We are so grateful to have such funny, witty, caring, confident, and wise women among us - who know how to laugh and love with their whole heart!
"𝙿𝚒𝚟𝚘𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗'𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜. 𝙼𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 “𝚖𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚔” (𝚗𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕) 𝚋𝚎𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗."
-𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘖𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯
(Journal of Women & Aging, 2004)
The birthing of our world’s new paradigm is in need of more midwives, elders and healers. Our circles of connection and the people and circumstances in our spheres of influence are starving for guidance and mentors.
We are so excited to explore this topic of resilience as spiritual practice during our gathering together. We will share more soon on the topic and how creative and collaborative communities can learn to adapt, respond and regenerate when working with and listening to our healing gifts.
Until next time, blessings and love!