Friday, August 14, 2015

Words for the mysteries


We must remember how and when each of us has had an experience of the Goddess, and felt healed and made whole by her. These are holy, sacred, timeless moments, and as numinous as they may have been, without words they are difficult to retrieve. 

But when someone else speaks of a similar experience, it can evoke the memory and bring back the feelings, which restores the experience. Only if we speak from personal experience does this happen. 

This is why we need words for women’s mysteries, which, like everything else that is of women, seems to require that one woman at a time birth what she knows. We serve as midwives to each other’s consciousness.

Jean Shinoda Bolen
Crossing to Avalon: A Woman’s Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine

What this is all about.

P.S. If any of this resonates and you feel called to make space for your sacred consciousness, then I can think of no greater space than the August Moon reflective writing challenge, which starts tomorrow!

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