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 [...]
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.
Wow. We are awed that there are so many of you and that you are so diverse. We are excited and relieved to see that you are already doing politics differently We feel a sense of urgency now to move beyond old boundaries of political, religious or ideological identity and discover a better way forward together. Your candidacy gives you the opportunity to break out of old paradigms and breathe fresh air into our democratic process. Unfortunately, ‘politics as usual’ does not invite - or even allow - the kind of wisdom we need at this time. The old game is driven by power, money and fear. Imagine the impact if we could expect our political leaders to tell the truth, to be kind and curious and to rebuild our democracy by listening - not just to one another but also to their own inner wisdom and moral guidance.
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.
A Deeply Feminine Response to our Hurting World You are invited to join us for an afternoon of sacred circle, deep conversation and generative connections in a beautiful outdoor setting. Saturday ~ March 11, 2017 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 27711 Deputy Circle Laguna Hills, CA 92653 ______ As we experience a stunning vacuum of leadership in our country, the time is ripe for new ways of leading. It is time for women's voices to be heard and honored. It is our time to lead – yet many of us are not sure how to respond as we see the old paradigms come tumbling down. Danielle Egnew offers this wisdom: “ We find our inner feminine strength, not the masculine strength wrapped in feminine clothing, [...]
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
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 [...]
To the WSF women attending the Parliament of the World’s Religions: You are invited to join us for an afternoon of sacred circle, deep conversation and generative connections. On Feminine Ground: The Alchemy of our COLLECTIVE Wisdom and Strength Wednesday, October 14 1 pm – 5:30 pm Wasatch Retreat and Conference Center Escalante Room 75 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 This gathering of women the day before the Parliament opens gives us an opportunity to prepare individually and collectively for the week ahead. We will: meet ourselves and one another experience the power of sacred space deepen our skill of generative heart-listening discover resonance and reverence nurture the root system of women’s spirituality Our collective wisdom and strength will become a dynamic and [...]
The Divine Feminine Emerging, Embodied & Emboldened August 28-30, 2015 Ghost Ranch in New Mexico Information and registration is available at http://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/the-divine-feminine-emerging-embodied-emboldened/ It is not just women who are marginalized after the long reign of patriarchy on our planet. So much having to do with “the feminine” is also devalued and silenced in the dominant culture of values, language, spirituality, education, politics, leadership and power in which we have been living for many generations. It is the air we have been breathing for so long that we are often unconscious about the ways it has shaped and formed (or deformed) our own personal experiences and expectations. As women bring their leadership in the coming years – and as the Divine Feminine seeks to bring Her gift of [...]
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of sacred circle, deep conversation and generative connections in a beautiful outdoor setting. The Magic of Our Embodied Wholeness and Collective Wisdom: Women in Service to the Earth Saturday ~ April 4, 2015 1 – 4 p.m. 27711 Deputy Circle Laguna Hills, CA 92653 _______ "Where can we find the magic we need to free ourselves from this self-destructive spell of consumerism, this soul-destroying pursuit of distractions? Magic is always present, just as the Divine is always present. It is there in the leaf opening, in the beating of the hummingbird's wings. It is in the garden sparrows that every day crowd around the bird feeder outside my window--such an ordinary miracle that I [...]