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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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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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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GTW CANADA Conference Call, January 7, 2013   Diane – Please announce your full name & location when you join the call. If you can, please bring a candle to light during the circle opening, and a shawl, symbolic of the wisdom of our ancestors as well as your own to wrap around your shoulders. …
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We twelve women, each wrapped in her shawl of wisdom, were sitting in Circle in southern Arizona for our monthly GTW Gathering, always the third Thursday of each month.   The question posed for discussion was, “What do you wish you had known in your 20’s and 30’s that you know now?”   The question had no …
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Gather the Women Canada Audio Circle Conference Call November 26, 2012 Like beading a necklace, Michelle Landry – co-leader (Kanata, Ont.) welcomed in turn Pat Gagnon – scribe (Sidney, BC),  Erin Green (Calgary, Alta.), Maia Hessler (Frankford, Ont.), Jane Adamson – leader  (Fenelon Falls, Ont.) and Diane Jung – Canadian Convenor (Cameron, Ont.), and deftly crafted our …
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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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