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Strong at the Broken Places

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway (This is an update and re-feature of a post I wrote in 2008, in my previous Engaged Spirituality, Mystic Activism blog. It seemed ripe for... Continue Reading →

Is it Better to Enlighten Than to Shine?

"...it is better to enlighten than merely to shine." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Theologica,  II-II, q. 188, a. 6. That bit of wisdom from St. Thomas Aquinas caught my attention a few days ago, when I came across... Continue Reading →

Artists and Seers: Restoring the psychic equilibrium of the epoch

"Every creative person is a duality or a synthesis of contradictory aptitudes. On the one side he is a human being with a personal life, while on the other side he is an impersonal, creative process." "The archetypal image of... Continue Reading →

New Moon: Deep Feminine Wisdom (aka Medusa) Back to Earth.

Are you tuning in at this Medusa-flavored new moon to receive Wisdom from the depths? For those with a two-second attention span, at this new moon you're invited to call Wisdom and heartfulness 'down to Earth' to illuminate and guide... Continue Reading →

InterSpiritual – It’s here, it’s happening, it’s on its way.

Thanks to a lovely synchronicity via the blog-o-sphere, I attended a gathering this past weekend, Friday into Sunday, on the topic of an emerging InterSpirituality. First the sweet magic last week of connecting with a fellow blogger and woman of... Continue Reading →

Mother of Many in Times of Challenge

Julian of Norwich, born in 1342, is considered to be one of the most important Christian (or any tradition) mystics and spiritual mothers. There's good reason for that. Read on. She was an anchoress at St. Julian of Le Mans,... Continue Reading →

The Black Madonna & the Mysteries of the Deep Feminine Series – a New Page at Sophia’s Children

One of the most popular series of posts, along with the Empaths & Sensitive Series, are my posts on the Black Madonna, Sophia, and the Mysteries of the deep, re-emerging Feminine. Many of the posts at Sophia's Children arise out... Continue Reading →

The Sacred Feminine: A Teaching by Aleutian Elder Ilarion Merculieff

In this short video talk, Aleutian Elder, Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff speaks about the vital re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine, the long-ago prophecies and the ultimate effects of the cycle of "masculine imbalance," and the roles of women and men in... Continue Reading →

Listening to Life and its Holy, Hidden Heart.

"Go where your best prayers take you. Unclench the fists of your spirit ...." “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and... Continue Reading →

From ‘Fears of Older’ to the ‘Wisdom of Elder’

"A culture falls apart when its sense of youthful imagination disappears at the same time that the wisdom of the elders is forgotten." ~ Michael Meade Thanks to a few evocative posts and links from my fellow blogger at Elegant... Continue Reading →

Breath of life

I love this post, and the music that Boštjan shares! It's really in sync with the current Energies of Now: We're in the dark moon just before the upcoming Aquarian new moon (the 2nd in the sign). The twin-set of... Continue Reading →

O’Keeffe: Success is Irrelevant. Make the Unknown Known.

"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant—there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you." "You and I don’t know whether our vision is clear in relation to our time... Continue Reading →

Ancient and Modern to Meet Today’s Challenges

"While many urbanized cultures turn almost exclusively to the modern world for direction and inspiration, and feel that the future will bring new answers to our existing problems, indigenous cultures especially in more natural surroundings are increasingly pulling from both... Continue Reading →

Technology vs. Technosophy – Male, Female, Wisdom and Psychopathy

Alexander Barry, author, actor, and anthrosophist, talks about the crucial difference between our "cosmic autistic psychopathic" technology oriented society and a much more constructive and evolved technosophy oriented potential. “... it could be we’re heading towards a major crisis. The reason is... Continue Reading →

The Return: Becoming a source and ambassador

In Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill gives another perspective on the Withdrawal and Return stages of the Hero's Journey through which all heroines and heroes, all spiritual initiates and sages, must trek. We've just forgotten what many of our ancestors and the... Continue Reading →

Why Wasn’t Wisdom Taught, and Why is She Needed?

When we wander off the well-traveled path and begin to do a bit of deeper-digging, we realize pretty quickly that the foundational stories we've been taught and told are either incomplete -- key bits left out, you might say --... Continue Reading →

Reclaim Your Mind, and Your Ancestral Wisdom Legacy

“You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying... Continue Reading →

Creative Awakening: Your Forgotten Wealth

"When you cease to fear your solitude, a new creativity awakens in you. Your forgotten or neglected inner wealth begins to reveal itself. You come home to yourself and learn to rest within." "That which is scattered has no unity,... Continue Reading →

Vision and Your Wild Divinity

"Your vision is your home, and your home should have many mansions to shelter your wild divinity." ~ John O'Donohue, Anam Cara Vision, not to mention ways we cultivate and reclaim our precious 'wild divinity', are among our Sophia and Artemis... Continue Reading →

The Essential Adventure of Our Time

"Along with the Great Turning, the Great Unraveling is happening too, and there is no way to tell how the larger story will end. So we learn again that hardest and most rewarding of lessons: how to make friends with... Continue Reading →

The Magdalene Quality of Friendship

"The Magdalene quality of friendship is the ability to know everything there is to know about a person, to celebrate their fortunes, to weather their straits, to chance their enemies, to accompany them in their pain and to be faithful... Continue Reading →

The Essence of Spring and Bringer of Plenty

Happy Spring Equinox, to those in the Northern hemisphere (and Autumn Equinox, to those in the Southern 'sphere). Here's a little Spring-time reflection food for you, to help tap into or attune with the essence of Spring, wherever you may... Continue Reading →

Purpose-Clues and Sophia’s Mission for Us

Perhaps you're one of many who feels  called to greater authenticity, purpose, and heart-and-soul-aligned meaning for your own life and for the collective dream? What clues might be find about our Big Purpose, our dharma, if we clue-hunt and pattern-track in... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Reflection – Hope and Moxie in the Kingdom of Despair

"It follows that now is the time for yielding justice, for foolish forgiveness, for outrageous generosity, for elaborate hospitality. None of these acts can come from fear, anxiety, or despair. But they are all acts that evoke new futures that... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Reflections: The Big Pressing Questions

"There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light." ~ Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams Lopez has an incredible ability for... Continue Reading →

Reaping Wisdom out of Hell – o – Operator

Sometimes it's good to shake up stuck notions, when they get so calcified they become toxic. That's when we need to 'go all Hafiz', and turn it upside down to shake the nonsense out and reveal the original Wisdom of it.... Continue Reading →

‘Sacred Scrabble’ and Crazy, Holy Grace

Because it's always a fine time for Crazy, Holy Grace, here is a resurfaced gem from the Sophia's Children cave (aka archives): 'Sacred Scrabble' and Crazy, Holy Grace. Big Love, Jamie

A Deeper Spirituality and the Medicine of Wisdom

"Women cannot simply retrieve or re-appropriate tradition. They must find a deeper spirituality, a new mysticism." ~ Beverly Lanzetta, Radical Wisdom That's just one of the things I've learned on my own journey, once Mother Wisdom had grown impatient with... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Reflection: Making a Way in the Wilderness

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." -... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Reflection: Honoring the Natural Flow

"When the going got really rough, I didn't stop. I didn't feel that I had the luxury of doing so. I was determined not to fail at the task of offering the world a woman of strength -- one who... Continue Reading →

Treasure in the Shadows

“If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together.” ~ Rita Dove, Poet,... Continue Reading →

A Time to Cultivate Epiphany Inspiration

e·piph·a·ny To reveal. Shine. Manifest Revelation. An Illuminating Realization or Discovery Resulting in Elation, Awe, Wonder. “So many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or... Continue Reading →

The Time of Creative Vision, Renewal, and the Deep Feminine

ma-laise "A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify. "a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise"*   burnout "Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress."* Wherever we are, whether we're... Continue Reading →

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