Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes August 2013 Dear Brave Souls: A Message from Elders Tonight, a small group of us elders were talking about how we have to continue to speak up, and say even more about the institutionalization of the sacred, the basis for educating young-young souls, the once numinous idea that has now become …
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“Summertime,, and the livin’ is easy…” – George Gershwin Michelle Landry Our featured Regional Coordinator this summer is Michelle Landry, Regional Coordinator from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.Michelle, who are you in the world? I am a young sixty something who loves life, circles, labyrinths, and all manner of created things. I am an activist at heart; and in …
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By Barbara Belknap Podium. Noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it. On a recent foray into hundreds of digital photos on our computer, I found several of me making speeches standing behind a podium or in front of a microphone. My hair was short in some …
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By Pat Kammer, GTW Victoria, Canada It came to me today that most of us don’t have an original thought. We are being spoon-fed through books, schools, television, radio, computers, i phones, i pads, from the pulpit as well as from each other. All of these sources belong to the realm of what is accepted …
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A brisk wind blew. Across the valley floor, the men could see gentle movement in the women’s billowing robes of all the colors of the rainbow. Their hungry eyes took it all in. The sun glinted off the women’s raven hair, and the snowy white heads of the elders shone like stars in the sea …
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Spring 2013 Newsletter

May 15th, 2013 | Posted by News Convener in Newsletters - (0 Comments)

  Our featured Regional Coordinator for the Spring edition of the newsletter is Nancy Naumann, Regional Coordinator from GTW Nevada County, California. Nancy is one of the women steering our upcoming Annual Gatherting at Lake Tahoe.  Nancy, Who are you in the world? I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills at 2800 feet. I am a Crone, Daughter, Wife, Mother …
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Sacred Activism

May 4th, 2013 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Activation | Gatherings - (0 Comments)

After reading recent posts on our Gather the Women Facebook page this morning, I was looking for a term that would describe all the inspirational things our Gather the Women women do,  and “sacred activism” rose to the top. I think that Andrew Harvey coined the phrase and he defines it this way: “Sacred activism …
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If you’re like most women you recognize that this world needs all of us to wake up, step up, reclaim our feminine essence and offer it to the world in a much bigger way. But how do you step up in a world that seems to fear our feminine power? How do you find the …
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A few years ago, I sat in my home office with a cup of tea and listened to Barbara Marx Hubbard and Jean Shinoda Bolen during an Inspiring Women’s Summit produced by The Shift Network. I don’t remember which year it was, but I do remember listening to wise women talking about pregnancy and birth …
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By Barbara Belknap Gather the Women was well represented at the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) last week in New York City. It was a thrill to listen to them share their experiences on a recorded conference call. I felt proud to know them and to be a part of …
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