2021–The Year of the Body

Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, and everyone lining up to welcome 2021, As we say goodbye to the wild four years of 2020, I’m reminded once more that the numbers themselves hold a lot of wisdom and magic for us. The four isn’t actually departing. She kicked off a whole decade of four, so each…

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I found my home! What’s yours?

In this strange strange year, we’ve spent a massive amount of time at home. For some, this has been a blessing of sorts. For most, it’s been a struggle. On all fronts. Every part of our lives has been altered. Work and what we used to consider to be important or valuable work has changed.…

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She called me a witch…

“Most men have never had to fear sticking out from the crowd far enough to elicit the heart-stopping accusation of ‘Witch!’ Ancient female wisdom–medical and otherwise–accumulated painstakingly over eons went up in flames along with the ‘witches.’ How to calculate and comprehend how much European civilization lost when its men nearly annihilated its wise women?”…

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How to hear the story that heals

“When I read the finished poem, I realized that I had never written anything like it before. The normal buffer between the inspiration for a poem and the poem itself was entirely absent. I wasn’t sure how it had happened, and I wasn’t sure I could do it again. Two days later, having failed to…

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What was done to women is what was done to prayer

I was awakened in the wee hours last Sunday morning and clearly heard: “What was done to women is what was done to prayer.” I thought I understood—at least a little—what that meant. Because I’ve been studying what was done to women under patriarchy, and, as a prayer artist, exploring how gorgeous prayer was before…

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A personal message from Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

“In mystical terms, each of us is an entire world or garden unto ourselves. And just as there was a healing tree at the center of the Garden of Eden, so each of us has a healing tree at the center of our individual psyches.”  Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Fellow Carriers of the Original Starter, (keep…

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When fear is in the air, double down on this

When Movement and Mystery Initiation Artist Keren Brown and I talked this week about the wild vortexes of fear swirling everywhere, she reminded me of the powerful healing wisdom of the Dark Moon ritual that women have used since the beginning of time. As I listened to Keren, I realized I want to share what…

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A personal message from Our Lady

Whether you are conscious of it or not, we are now under the magical shadow of the Dark Moon. Saturday, was day 1 of the dark moon, the day we release our worries and fears into the ground to be received and transmuted by Mother Earth. Ever since I learned about the power of the…

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The radical prayer of the goddess hidden in the rosary

Two years ago this month, I was awakened in that precious 3-4 am “hour of god,” which I now call the “hour of the goddess.” I wasn’t concerned. I’m so accustomed to being awakened in the wee hours that I sleep with paper at hand. In the dark, I have heard and scribbled down newsletter…

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The Magdalene calls us to trust in Love again. But how?

When Meghan Don led us in our first meditation in the May intensive, Praying with and as Mary Magdalene, Meghan took us someplace. Someplace sacred and holy. Under the spell of Meghan’s gentle knowing voice, we dropped quickly into the mystical theta brainwave state, the veil between worlds opened, and Mary Magdalene walked in. The Magdalene…

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How to find your true center of gravity

As you explore the creative beauty of your womb, releasing all the restrictions placed there by patriarchal attitudes about blood, menstruation, childbirth and menopause, you’re going to find your true center of gravity.

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