Welcome to Sophia’s Children.
Where does the name come from?
I’d come across a biblical passage, in which a particular group of judgy, status-quo-gatekeeper types were spewing insults about John the Baptist and Jesus — status-quo challengers, both — and Jesus responded by saying,
“Sophia will be vindicated by her children.”
That’s a bold, laid-down challenge, right there. Like a Jesian koan.
I’d had a series of personal and deeply transformative experiences, with Sophia at the center of them, spurring along my studies of such things.
The Meaning of Sophia
If you’ve not had much exposure to Greeks and/or Greek studies, Sophia means Wisdom in the Greek language (and despite some pretentious Western academic preferences to the contrary, Sophia is pronounced so-FEE-uh, not so-FIE-uh, among Greeks. Just sayin’.).
“Sophia will be vindicated by her children.”
We are Sophia’s Children, re-awakening and remembering Wisdom in a world very much in need of Wisdom‘s presence through us.
Amazingly, I started the Sophia’s Children blog way back in 2006, in the early days of blogging, and after a year of leading two conversation forums on one of the social-networking pioneer sites, Ryze, and a wild and transformative intensive in France that occurred at the midpoint of the even wilder transformative ride that my life had become.
(I’ve hinted at it in a previous Sophia’s Children post here.)
Those early forums and that pivotal lived-experience evolved into Sophia’s Children, and Wisdom’s been brewing here ever since.
And lo and behold, the rumor on the street (well, certain streets anyway) has it that, after all of the seed-sowing, there’s a contemporary emergent Wisdom culture taking root, and spreading inward from the horizon’s edge (a.k.a. The Margins!). May it be so.
You’ll find a wide variety of Wisdom-related topics and themes explored here, from the wisdom of myth and archetype, the sacred Feminine and Masculine, and ancient wisdom and ancestral traditions from around the world; to bringing that timeless Wisdom forward into fresh expression now in every area of our lives (including wise leadership and the workplace).
It’s needed, and it matters — and you’re essential to Wisdom’s reawakening!
Chime in. Explore. Muse. Reflect. Remember.
Questions and Conversation Requests
Do feel free to share your questions and your stories in the comment sections or via direct email to me — info ‘at’ sophias-children ‘dot’ com.
Big Love and Fierce Wisdom,
Start a conversation:
You can find me online through this Sophia’s Children blog, my Berrett-Koehler Author web site, or you can connect via social media:
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For a quicker response, send a direct message or inquiry via email (info ‘at’ sophias-children ‘dot’ com).
Collaborations with Kindreds
There is a lot of stuff online from my Ivy Sea founder-and-consultant days, and you’ll find more recent-era collaborations with kindreds such as Leeby at ShamaGaia and his ShamaGaia Universal Healing Archive here:
December 19, 2014 at 3:01 am
I would add “wayshower” to the list of descriptive s. What welcome quality, Jamie.
December 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Thank you, Amy (Nora Doyle), for reflecting that back, and for your kind words. I appreciated finding your SoulDipper blog, too, so lovely all around to meet here in the cyberspheres. Blessed Holy Days to you!
February 14, 2015 at 3:28 pm
Lovely perspective and focus for your blog Jamie. Thanks for following my blog. blessings, Brad
March 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm
So happy to find you!
March 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm
Thank you, Lara. I was happy to come across your blog as well this morning (via a retweet on twitter). I’ll enjoy reading what you share! Thanks for stopping by and following Sophia’s Children. Blessings, Jamie
May 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm
Hi Jamie, I stumbled across your blog while reading your response to a post by Nadine Marie (Aligning With Truth) who I’ve been following. After reading the above about Sophia’s children, I thought you might find this of interest: http://beyondtheletter.com/2015/03/28/a-dream-about-wisdom-the-divine-feminine/
(P.S. I’m now following your blog, thanks – Mike)
May 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm
Thank you, Mike, and thanks for visiting and following Sophia’s Children. I’m happy to learn of your blog as well and have already followed and have the latest post queued up to read … seems very kindred-spirit indeed. See you there. 🙂
June 24, 2015 at 12:28 am
Great to meet you Jamie. You have chosen a “higher purpose” for your blog and so it is bound to be successful. Peace and blessings…and thank you for visiting and following my blog.
June 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm
Thank you, Bev. I appreciate that lovely blessing. And I’m enjoying my visits to your blog as well, so thank you for what you share, too! xoxo Jamie
September 11, 2016 at 2:29 am
September 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm
You’re very welcome, Virginia. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 Blessings, Jamie
November 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Delighted to discover this deep well! Just started following. Thanks for letting your wellspring overflow so bountifully, there’s a lot of wisdom and goodness to drink in here (as well as in person 💖). Now I understand the depth of kindred-ness… Much love!
November 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm
Thank you, Pamela! Thanks for stopping by, following the musings, and sharing the lovely comment. Bountifully flowing wellspring and depth-of-kindredness, indeed. 🙂 Lots of love, Jamie
June 2, 2018 at 8:03 am
I I found you quite a while ago Jamie. A lovely lady astrologer I always tuned into was the link. It’s so good to read your insightful words, thank you.
You have introduced me to the TED talks and so many other wonderful people and perspectives Your words have changed many things for many others too I ‘m sure.
God’s grace is always such a surprise when it is found in unexpected places.
June 2, 2018 at 11:03 am
Many thanks for your kind words, and for visiting my Sophia’s Children cyber-garden. I’m soooooo glad you’ve found nourishment here. 🙂 Blessings to you.
August 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm
Thank you for the reblog, NadineMarie, and for rippling the Call to Phoenixing through your waters, too. Buckle up, eh, my friend? 😉 Love to you for keeping the Big Love medicine flowing in your part of the world, Jamie