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.
If you take 1 thing away from this profile of Kay Lindahl, today, it should be this: She’s the woman behind The Sacred Art of Listening. As Editor of Read The Spirit, a well-thumbed copy of Kay’s book has been a part of my own collection of essential reading for more than a decade.
We have heard this all before - a woman stepping forward to tell her story of being sexually assaulted and a powerful man denying the allegations as other men question the integrity of the survivor. At a time when America seems to be wrestling with so many of its own inner demons and with its ugly history of unresolved trauma - this is a complex story for both men and women. The relentlessness with which these kinds of stories keep coming at us is exhausting — and yet it is a precious gift because we are being forced to look at something we have all colluded unconsciously to keep hidden.
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. [...]
The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, last July included a visit to a Hindu temple where a meal was shared along with questions, stories, and new friendships
We gather to connect deeply with one another and with our own inner wisdom. We gather to explore the passions that are calling us into sacred service - individually and collectively. And we will come away animated, renewed, strengthened and inspired to new forms of feminine leadership. It IS Time ... Feed your Soul to Stimulate your Leadership Sunday March 4 1:30 - 5 pm El Toro Estates Clubhouse 24921 Muirlands Boulevard Lake Forest, CA 92630 You are invited to join us for a uniquely feminine celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. REGISTRATION REQUIRED $10 (Payable online or at door) Register Here http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7bk6bzdab&oeidk=a07ef0we4nh2adbf436 Co-created by: Gather the Women Women [...]
WSF Co-Founders Kathe Schaaf and Kay Lindahl share experiences from their pilgrimage walking in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene in the south of France.
Join us for a Southern California event Encountering Mary Magdalene Past and Present November 12 1:00-5:00 pm There has been a surge of interest in Mary Magdalene in recent years. Join us for an afternoon with acclaimed cultural historian Kayleen Asbo as she leads us through a labyrinth of history, art, interactive experiences and sacred music in search of the truth about Mary Magdalene’s role in the early days of Christianity and what she has to teach us about surviving - and thriving – in these complex times. Wallace All-Faiths Chapel Fish Interfaith Center Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 Open to the Public. No Admission Fee. Registration Required. Seating is limited. Just click HERE to register Co-Hosted by: Chapman University Department of [...]
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of stories, images and authentic conversation Women at the Parliament: Our Stories, Our Hope Saturday -- November 7, 2015 1 pm – 4:30 pm 27711 Deputy Circle Laguna Hills, CA 92653 The Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City was alive with feminine energy, wisdom and spirit. Join us for an afternoon of stories from women who were there – and bring your voice to a vital conversation about how to keep that dynamic feminine spirit alive and growing. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org $10 at the door If you were at the Parliament, bring several of your favorite photos. Hosted by: Women of Spirit and Faith Gather the Women Association for Global New Thought SARAH