How do you use alchemy? The first thing that comes to my mind is "I do not use alchemy; alchemy uses me." We've discovered there are many layers of meaning of this word 'alchemy'. There is a sense of mystery wrapped around the word, an invitation to surrender to the unknown together and be changed.
By Kathe Schaaf and Kay Lindahl In three months, women will gather for the third Women’s March. On January 19, the main march will be held once again in Washington D.C. while cities around the country and the world will join the energy with marches of their own. In the first march on January 21, 2017 at least 3 million women worldwide took part, with some estimates as high as 5 million. So much has happened in the past two years, and for many women it feels like the attacks on the feminine just keep coming. This seems a really important moment to pause and reflect. What is the message that women most need to send to the world? What wisdom do women have to offer in [...]
Reaching Beyond No By Kay Lindahl and Kathe Schaaf When order crumbles, mystery arises. – John Shea in Stories of God (2007) We are living in a remarkable time for humanity. The old order is indeed crumbling around us. We are being faced daily with new and alarming consequences of our degradation of the Earth, a greed-based value system that undermines human dignity, and a culture of fear that fuels violence and hatred of the ‘other.’ The news is not all bad; we are also catching more frequent glimpses of exciting new ways to live and learn together on this planet with compassion, peace, justice, and sustainability. We know what kind of future we want to create – we just don’t know yet how to create it. [...]
You are invited to participate in a women’s gathering... On Feminine Ground: Seeding Circles of Connection, Compassion and Confidence Saturday, June 20 9:30 am - 4 pm --- 965 East 3370 South Salt Lake City In the meeting hall of the Krishna Temple Meeting Space has been lovingly donated by the Krishna Monks Join us for the morning … or for the entire day. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Weaving Connections -Bring your wisdom to circle conversations about things that matter -Weave generative connections with women in our community who share your passions -Discover the power of compassion and the strength of community 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Going Deeper -Learn to trust your intuition and become a confident presence -Experiential learning about circle process, principles, & facilitation skills -Emerge ready to host [...]
Gael Sylvia interviews Kathe Schaaf and Kay Lindahl about the upcoming Alchemy— Occupy Your Sacred Self conference, an experience of women connecting to their deepest spiritual root, excavating through the layers of fear and numbness that stand between them and their sacred selves. This gathering will not have keynote speakers or panels of experts at the front of the room; it will be a circular experience celebrating and harvesting the wisdom and leadership of every woman present. Links: http://sylviaglobal.com/archives/7897 http://youtu.be/-Wrq3KlM5Og
Women of Spirit and Faith co-founder Kathe Schaaf recently spoke at TEDx Women- America's Finest City in San Diego. You can tune in to her TED talk, Now is the Time for Women's Leadership here or just click the video below.
Gather the Women Regional Coordinator Suzan Nolan recently organized a book event in Rapid City, South Dakota featuring Kathe Schaaf, co-editor of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership. When bad weather closed the local airport and cancelled incoming flights, the team got creative and used Skype so Kathe could join this circle of nearly 60 women on the snowy afternoon of November 10. Victoria Wicks of South Dakota Public Radio created two radio segments reporting on this event: a short segment on the event for her program 'Dakota Digest" a longer interview with Kathe on the topic of women's spirituality and leadership Enjoy!
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