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At SageWoman magazine, we believe that you are the Goddess, and we're devoted to celebrating your journey. We invite you to subscribetoday and join our circle...

Here in the SageWoman section of PaganSquare, our bloggers represent the multi-faceted expressions of the Goddess, feminist, and women's spirituality movements.

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Back to What I Really Love

It is all about going back again and again to what I really love. In between the chaos of getting everything sorted before I leave to Crete, I remember. 

I am aware that you are also on a busy schedule. Let's take a moment together. This moment. Allow yourself to be held in the arms of the Goddess. Just be. While I let myself be. John Lennon said: 'life is about what happens in between your appointments'. Can we enter that inbetween space together? Can we find life together?

That is what really counts. As I say it, I feel me breath deepening, my eyes closing. I feel vulnerable. I don't know where this will take us. AND, I feel life quickening. I know again that it is exactly this: to grow the capacity to stay in that moment, to not cut it short. To trust Life, trust Goddess. Just the right thing will start happening. 

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Blessings on your travels, thank you for inviting us into the moment.

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Don't Frack With The Fairies

At Equinox we visited a holy well on the eastern foothills of Slieve Anieran, or Iron Mountain here in Leitrim, Ireland. I arrived here in Ireland, after a fourteen hour journey involving changing three trains, boarding a ferry, and finally getting a lift in a car, twelve years ago at Mabon.  I didn't know then that I would settle permanently in the shade of the Tuatha dé Danaan's own point of arrival in Erin.

 

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  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Rock on! Mother Earth needs our voice.

Yeseree, folks! I am back! I survived my wedding!

(Please forgive the "Like a Virgin" post title.)

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  • Molly
    Molly says #
    Congratulations!
  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Blessings, blessings, blessings!

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The Gods in Druidry

Who are the gods in Druidry?  There is no one answer to this question, as deity, like religion, is such a personal thing in Paganism.  There is no single authority telling us who our god is, or what She is saying.  There are books, teachers, Orders, Groves etc that can offer paths of a tradition that may lead to a relationship with the gods, but again they won’t tell you exactly who they are – we’re given a map and a compass but we have to find our own way.

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  • Emily Mills
    Emily Mills says #
    This is something that I've been thinking about lately as I try to deepen my spirituality. I'm a member of OBOD, which has a lot o
  • Joanna van der Hoeven
    Joanna van der Hoeven says #
    I love the concept of The Mystery... x

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into the forest

I sent my daughter off to school today. This a big milestone, both for parents and for children, a definitive and culturally recognized step down her spiral path. I delivered her into the care of strangers -- her first time to be supervised by someone unfamiliar. The week before we read books about going to school and I parceled out the treat of PBS shows on the same theme. We talked about it. On her first day I said encouraging things, told her I’d be back, and assured her that she’d have a wonderful time. And yet, she cried when I walked away. Of course she cried. She’s been in my energy field her whole life, and then I forced her to take a step that perhaps none of us would take willingly: a step away from the comforts of home into a strange new world.

(I must say, in today’s age of modern technology I certainly wished that her teachers could have sent me a text to let me know that she stopped crying. They can’t, of course, I understand that. And she stopped quickly, I’m told. Still, I worried until the first hour passed without a phone call.)

She has begun her hero’s journey, and I find it appropriate that my daughter attends a forest kindergarten. Her step away from me was not into the metaphorical woods of adventure, but instead into the twelve acres of literal woods that surround her small schoolhouse. She’ll spend all day outside, rain or shine (and in our climate, it’s mostly shine), hot or cold. Her age group (pre-school) does not require a rigorous academic curriculum, which means that she’ll spend her structured periods doing activities like story time, gardening, art projects, and animal care (chickens, rabbits, guinea pig, etc). The rest of the time she will enjoy unstructured play.

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    Lizann Bassham says #
    I love the idea of her first day of school being the beginning of her Hero's journey. Blessings on your both in this journey.

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