Another season is rolling around. The moon grows full and then recedes. The tides rise and fall. New life is born onto this planet as loved ones pass away. And so it has been forever. As this particular Summer Solstice approaches, these timeless rhythms of Mother Earth offer some comfort while so much in the human family seems to be falling apart. We hear from wise, intuitive women every day who are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of pain and grief afoot in this world, who are seeking solace and consolation. It is a challenging time to be an empathic human being; it remains, as it has always been, even more challenging to be a female human in this patriarchal world determined to silence the [...]
I am watching the people in my world emerge from the isolation and trauma of our long dance with COVID. They are eating in our local restaurants and shopping along our sunny streets. They are reconnecting with old friends and taking picture of their kids all dressed up for winter formal and celebrating milestones once again. They are smiling and laughing with genuine joy. There is a feeling of relief that is palpable, a collective exhale.
With the verdict which found a police officer guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd, we are offered a collective moment to contemplate both the many cracks in our crazy world and the light that may yet be possible.
We are in sacred time. This remarkable time-out on our planet has created an opportunity for us to enter a liminal space together. We at Women of Spirit and Faith invite you to explore sacred time with us.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]