We are hearing from women who are struggling with the big truths facing humanity and our planet. We’re being asked to get comfortable with the mystery and courageously face the truth of what is.
By Kathe Schaaf and Kay Lindahl Next month marks the tenth year since a conversation at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne sparked the founding of Women of Spirit and Faith. We saw, heard and experienced the voice of the feminine rising in new ways. We found ourselves called to create a space where the spiritual and faith-informed voices of diverse women could be heard and where the power of women’s spiritual leadership could be explored, nurtured and celebrated. We trusted in that impulse and have been guided in ways we could never have imagined. Our name is a reflection of the desire to gather women of faith affiliated with a particular religious tradition and women of spirit who live their spirituality in the [...]
Kay Lindahl, the author of The Sacred Art of Listening, joins Dr. Laurel Trujillo to discuss how practicing deep listening to ourselves, to our Source, and to each other can be the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation. AUDIO LINK: https://www.unityonlineradio.org/
In her new book Dear Joan Chittister: Conversations with Women in the Church, the wise Sister Joan tells about sitting in a gathering of people sharing their serious concerns about the challenges facing our country and our world. The general consensus was that things are bad and getting worse. She goes on to relate how one of the young men declared with hope: “You’re all forgetting something. The women are coming.
In the past five weeks, my father died and my son got married. I had the blessing to sit by Papa's side with my mom and sisters for 10 days as he made his transition at the age of 91. As he was laid to rest, I was awake to both my deep grief at losing him and profound gratitude that I felt complete with my dad, that I was able to tell and show both my parents how much I love them and how deeply I appreciate who they are. I knew my dad loved me beyond words. Each passing day I become more aware of how his love continues to be actively present in my life, how his spirit is still guiding and protecting the people he loves. I am more aware than ever of the spiritual power available in the liminal spaces, the spaces between.
Hello to the wonderful women in our WSF community: The past few weeks have been a reminder that there are no quick and simple solutions to the problems that we face on this planet. The release of the redacted Mueller report brought into focus once again how deeply divided our country remains — and reminds us that it is up to us to do the hard political work of mending our broken democracy.
Megan Anderson and Kay Lindahl engage in a deep conversation about listening to others intentionally. Kay can be found at: http://www.sacredlistening.com More information about Megan Anderson can be found at: https://parliamentofreligions.org
Interview about the Divine Feminine, redefining "power", and the role self-care plays in empowered female leadership, necessary for the rebalancing of the shaky world in which we find ourselves living.
For a decade, Women of Spirit and Faith has been following sacred streams of Divine Feminine wisdom in service of this Earth since the beginning of time. This ancient wisdom is an antidote to the toxicity of our times. We are honored to join with our sisters at The Museum of Women to bring renowned international performers Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe to Southern California. We first heard Catherine and Joseph in the south of France on a pilgrimage in search of Mary Magdalene and knew we were having a lived experience of healing feminine wisdom. Coming to us direct from a six-week concert tour in Paris, they will perform their profoundly moving narrative concert weaving ancient texts with haunting global rhythms in service of balancing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine. The Dream [...]
Kay Lindahl and Carol Mitchell talk about the value of listening and compassionate self-care for health care providers.