Calling and Experimentation

  • SPRING INVITATION: Experiment without Goals

    SPRING INVITATION: Experiment without Goals

    Hello Courageous Souls,
    As we collectively emerge from the interiority of winter, life reveals the beauty of her two billions of years experimentation. Each spring flower, whether it be a rose, cherry blossom, iris, or daffodil […]

Calling and Stillness

  • 2016 Fall Invitation: Courting Emptiness

    2016 Fall Invitation: Courting Emptiness

    Hello Courageous Souls,
    We have just crossed into Autumn, the time in which the glory of harvest begins to turn her gaze downward toward the necessity of shedding and decay. For me, this brings up the question […]

  • Winter Invitation:  Hibernating as a Courageous Act

    Winter Invitation: Hibernating as a Courageous Act

    Hello Courageous Souls,

    As we enter the Winter season, we are invited to turn our attention inward to a deeper, slower, more subtle realm.

    From the outside, this may appear to be a “waste of time” and […]

Calling and Grief

  • 2011 Fall Invitation: Calling, Grief and Ritual

    2011 Fall Invitation: Calling, Grief and Ritual

    I recently completed a dissertation on women and destiny that opened my eyes to the relationship between emotions and calling.

    Before conducting my research, I assumed that fear was the main obstacle for most women when it came to expressing themselves in the world.

    I thought courage was the answer.

    I learned that calling is much more complex than I had realized, and that grief plays a central role.
    […]

Calling and Identity

  • 2013 Spring Invitation: Deep Roots, and the Flowering of the Self

    2013 Spring Invitation: Deep Roots, and the Flowering of the Self

    This Spring I want to highlight the
    beauty, depth, and meaning
    that comes from knowing the deep roots of our Soul’s call.
    The Soul is never satisfied by having impressive job titles, or glitzy web sites. Rather, it longs to know its own unique beauty, and to create beauty in the world.
     Before I understood this, the thought of calling evoked longing and restlessness. I obsessed about my destiny daily. As many of you know, I wrote an entire dissertation on the topic, hoping to break through some invisible barrier. […]

Calling and Humility

  • 2013 Fall Invitation:  Harvesting Humility and Seeding Holy Chutzpah

    2013 Fall Invitation: Harvesting Humility and Seeding Holy Chutzpah

    Hello Courageous Souls,

    Have you fallen in love with your humanness yet?
    Can you let your light shine despite your vulnerabilities?

    As we all know, this is a process, not an event.

    Last week I gave a speech on ritual that did not meet my internal standards. That night I dreamt that I had a stain on my clothes, which a dry cleaner informed me was permanent. […]

Calling and Play

  • 2013 Summer Invitation: Sacred Play

    2013 Summer Invitation: Sacred Play

    What soul qualities are evoked for you in Summer?
    Looking through the lens of archetypes, we are reminded of the qualities of youth. We are invited to play, be spontaneous, uninhibited, passionate and fully engaged in life.
    Are these qualities that you experience as you follow your calling?
    Most women I work with are more familiar with the Inner Critic than with the Spirit of Play.
    […]

Calling and The Underworld

  • 2012 Winter Invitation: Honoring the Dark, Risking the Light

    2012 Winter Invitation: Honoring the Dark, Risking the Light

    Our gifts arise out of a magical blend of challenges and talents,
    of hardships and blessings.
    When we honor the dark by turning toward the places within that need tending,
    and honor the light by risking our gifts
    that flourish only when offered,
    we become medicine for the world. […]

Calling and Money

  • 2012 Fall Invitation: Becoming the Harvest

    2012 Fall Invitation: Becoming the Harvest

    When we offer our gifts to the world, we become the harvest.  Unfortunately, the question of earning money can often impede the process of expressing one’s unique gifts, but it does not have to be this way.

    One of my gifts is to help women remember the promise they made before birth. I am here to foster clarity, courage and commitment on the path of calling.

    The question, “How much can I earn from living my calling?” is less meaningful to me than, “How costly will it be to my soul if I don’t?”  […]

Reciprocity with The Earth

  • 2012 Spring Invitation: Innocence and Wonder

    2012 Spring Invitation: Innocence and Wonder

    I recently came upon a poem my son wrote when he was in kindergarten. In essence, it was a love poem to the world. Not only did it make my heart melt as a mother, but it also reminded me of the way we experience the world when we are in touch with innocence and wonder.

    With my son’s permission, who is now almost a teenager, I share it with you: […]

Healing Power of Nature

  • 2011 Winter Invitation: Nature as a  Healing Path

    2011 Winter Invitation: Nature as a Healing Path

    Winter Invitation: Nature as a Healing Path
     

    Did you know that spending time in nature with a transformative intent can change your life for the better?

    I didn’t, at least not consciously.

    I grew up in Los Angeles amidst more concrete underfoot than  bare earth. I thought nature was boring.

    […]

Calling and Soul Activism

  • Unearthing Soul Activism Interview with Francis Weller

    Unearthing Soul Activism Interview with Francis Weller

    Interview with Francis Weller

    Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild […]

  • Unearthing Soul Activism Interview with Michael Meade

    Unearthing Soul Activism Interview with Michael Meade

    Unearthing Soul Activism Interviews

    Interview with Michael Meade
    Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a […]

  • Spring Newsletter 2016: Soul Activism and the Critic

    Spring Newsletter 2016: Soul Activism and the Critic

    Hello Courageous Souls,

    In my last newsletter, I wrote to you about trusting Soul Activism. Today, I continue the theme as I attempt to separate the vibrant vines of calling and conscience from the dried and […]

  • Winter Invitation 2016: Trusting the Soul’s Activism

    Winter Invitation 2016: Trusting the Soul’s Activism

    Hello Courageous Souls,

    How the pulse of the America has changed since the last time I wrote to you! Whether you are politically plugged in or not, I think it is safe to say, many of […]