Our annual Gather the Women gathering ended with one last ring of the bells at noon on Sunday, September 21st. Our GTW Facebook pages glow with images of brilliantly colored scarves laid out like the spokes of a wheel around the center altar. In honor of the history of the Black Hills, there were times …
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The Power Song

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by DeborahBee in Inspiration - (0 Comments)

The words to THE POWER SONG, sung at the 2014 Gathering! When I was younger people told me it was WRONG TO BE STRONG WRONG TO BE STRONG.   But now I’m older and I’m wiser and I’ve been givin’ away my power for too long.   So I’m taking it BACK I’m taking it …
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GTW Gathering 2015!

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by DeborahBee in Inspiration - (0 Comments)

         (Artist   Jane Evershed) Healing Ourselves, Healing Mother Earth - by Ann Smith Next year, October 29 – November 1, 2015, is the annual Gather The Women Conference at Day Spring Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida. Day Spring is a beautiful and serene “old Florida” setting, perfect for a women’s sacred circle retreat. …
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Women, War and Peace

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by DeborahBee in Inspiration - (0 Comments)

Women, War and Peace – by Ann Smith   Circle Connections, Gather The Women of Southwest Florida and other organizations will host the Women, War and Peace five part series of films. Dates and places to be announced. Abigail E. Disney (President & Producer)  is a filmmaker, philanthropist and activist based in New York City. She has …
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In a little over three weeks the women will be gathering. Last year, we said our long goodbyes on the shore of an exquisite turquoise lake in the mountains of California. This time, we will greet each other with warm hugs in Rapid City, South Dakota, in the Great Plains. After months of making do …
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by Barbara Belknap Today I wrote a letter to our local newspaper, the Juneau Empire, to mark Women’s Equality Day on August 26. I’m going to repurpose it with some editing for my GTW blog post. It might be a good circle discussion to talk about the status of women’s rights in your state or …
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By Barbara Belknap My heart is pulled towards the women in war ravaged countries around the world. Today, August 8, 2014, there are Yazidi women on Mount Sinjar in northeastern Iraq clutching their hungry and thirsty children close to them. Some mothers have watched their children die of thirst. The Yazidi are only the latest …
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The List

July 30th, 2014 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Activation | Gatherings | Inspiration - (0 Comments)

When the GTW Conveners worked with Jennifer Ball at their retreat, they birthed a list of values for themselves that would serve our families, our workplaces, our non-profits, and the world. Jennifer is a co-author of “Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning”, a consultant, and a member of Gather the Women Canada. …
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By Barbara Belknap “Suspended above the palace of Indra, the Buddhist god who symbolizes the natural forces that protect and nurture life, is an enormous net. A brilliant jewel is attached to each of the knots of the net. Each jewel contains and reflects the image of all the other jewels in the net, which …
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Before I found Gather the Women Global Matrix, I knew a grand total of three Canadians. All three of them lived in Port Angeles, Washington, when we were stationed there with the Coast Guard in the mid-1980′s. Gail and Lyle were from Victoria directly across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles. Lea …
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