In her book, The Thirteen Original Clan Mothers, author Jamie Sams asks us:
“We are being asked to honour the gifts of womankind and to call on the strength of our sisters in order to discover ourselves. The circle will come full when every human can see the beauty within the Self, as well as in all others. The transmutation of competition, separateness, hierarchy, jealousy, envy, manipulation, control, selfishness, greed, dependency, old wounds, and self-righteousness must be accomplished before we will come to wholeness. These attitudes are the enemies of humankind and are found within the Shadow-self, rather than outside ourselves.
"As more women take their roles in the modern world of corporations and business, they often find themselves losing touch with the feminine. This is almost expected since the corporate work force is dominated by men. The role models of the ancient clan mothers can assist these modern women in maintaining their sense of Self and enable them to become leaders through example rather than through competition, backstabbing, or conquest, but the challenge to accomplish these goals depends upon the strength of the Sisterhood.
"Women must support other women in a way that allows those who chose difficult paths to learn to call upon their sisters, maintaining the understanding of who they are and what they can become. In this manner we can also support the development of the female aspect in our male counterparts, and then pass the legacy of wholeness to all of our children."
|Allow your body, mind and soul to be pampered|
The concept of formulating Sister Circles again for women in the northern suburbs of Adelaide has been on my mind of late, despite the postponement last month due to health reasons. Somewhat encouraged by the last minute gathering organised for International Women's Day last month (and in light of proposed renovations to be undertaken in The Goddess House itself), three possible options are being considered - to meet one a month:
** one evening during the week,
** a few hours on a Saturday mid-afternoon, or
** during the day.
At this stage various thought processes are churning with a proposed resumption possibly in the Spring (August/September) of 2016. Expressions of interest as to which option you would be interested can be made by emailing me with your personal preference.