3R’s and 3W’s

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Activation | Circles | Gatherings - (0 Comments)

Do you have little scraps of paper in and around your desk or table? Are there scribbled notes in the margins of the meeting agenda? Early this morning, I was getting ready for our Gather the Women Conveners call and there was a hard copy of an email from Angie Lux, our Treasurer, on top …
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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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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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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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Every couple of months I have to face the piles of paper in my home office and act, file, or recycle. Theoretically, everything should be online, but I have “binders of women” and agendas, minutes, notes, bits and pieces of paper on the cabinet, the book shelf, my desk, and in the corner on the …
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The vision statement of Gather the Women Global Matrix concludes with the line, “Together we can activate the incredible power of women’s wisdom on a planetary scale.” I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. Women are speaking out against rape in India. Women are vaccinating children against polio in Afghanistan and, shockingly, paying for …
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By Barbara Belknap I just returned from the 2012 Vision2020/Drexel University Congress in Portland, Oregon. I’m still a bit depleted, but wanted to share some thoughts. Gather the Women is so in my bones that it takes an effort to segue from the ancient way of meeting in circle to sitting in rows of chairs …
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Creating a Circle

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Activation - (0 Comments)

by Donna Ahlstrand, North Bay Regional Coordinator I knew I wanted to start a women’s circle in 2010. After attending a couple of circles in women’s homes and two larger gatherings of the local Gather the Women North Bay group and then participating in GTW’s annual four-day retreat, I realized this form of being together …
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