Inspiration

 "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is
nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”
-Martha Graham-

 Gather the Women, Heal the World

Here are quotes from several female authors, who, from different perspectives,
are all talking about the power of women to heal the world and the
growth that is occurring toward that end. Take Heart.

Women, it’s time to…
AWAKEN…
God did not save you to tame you.
AWAKEN…
to a life of fierce passion.
AWAKEN…
to dangerous prayer, stunning power,
and teamed purpose.
AWAKEN…
your response could very well
change your world.
from Lioness Arising
by Lisa Bevere

“Conscious femininity, you see, is not a blissed out state. It involves
an awareness of the energy of the rock and the love in the bird, the
tree, the sunset. An awareness of the harmony of
all things, an awareness of living in the world soul.”
                                                                                                                              Marion Woodman

“I think there’s a point where psychology becomes a spiritual journey.
You have to rebuild rotten foundations, deal with the negative mother and negative father.
But once the depths are reconstructed, you can’t go on wallowing in negativity.
That’s not only boring, it’s destructive. There’s a point, I think, where grace enters.
It brings with it a whole new concept of love.”
Marion Woodman

“Where soul meets soul, that’s love.”  Marion Woodman

“Anything creative. If you give yourself half an hour a day with your dreams or your music—
whatever your creative process-the soul becomes very quiet.
You’re located in your body, and you feel nourished by the activity.”
Marion Woodman

“Soul work is an act of the imagination. The soul lives in metaphor.”     Marion Woodman

Sacred Circles

 

“Listening, witnessing, role modeling, reacting, deepening, mirroring, laughing, crying, grieving, drawing upon experience and sharing the wisdom of experience, women in circle support each other and discover themselves, through talk.”  

-Jungian Psychiatrist Dr. Jean Shinoda-Bolen

      Women’s Spirituality Song

I am a circle
I am healing you
You are a circle
You are healing me.
Unite us
Be as one…

   Composer Unknown

The Millionth Circle

The Premise and Power of the Millionth Circle
Start with women’s circles,
each one is like a pebble thrown in a pond.
The effect on women in them, and the effect women in them have,
send out concentric rings of influence.
See one, do one, teach one.
Be an influence where you are.
If enough women learn from each other,
and change their behavior,
like Imo and her friends,
in the story of The Hundredth Monkey,
the way things are done and what is believed can change.

                                                                                        Jean Shinoda-Bolen

Amen and Aho!