Entries in women's empowerment (7)

Wednesday
Jun122019

** Sister Circle - Vortex of Positive Energy

One of the benefits of being a woman is sisterhood.

Science proves that women operate differently than men in stressful situations; rather than ‘fight or flight’, women ‘tend and befriend,’ and seek solace and direction from their girlfriends. So it makes sense that in today’s complicated and challenging times, Sister Circles, and women’s gatherings of all kinds, are becoming more popular.

A Sister Circle is a conscious, intentional and supportive gathering that facilitates community and connection. It’s a safe haven where women can openly share and discuss, without judgement, competition or disrespect. In fact, participants sit in a circle, which fosters inclusivity, connection and equality. In this sacred space, women can let their hair down (so to speak), step in their true selves, and speak honestly without fear or shame. Ideas are exchanged, issues are resolved, support abounds. The sister circle experience instills each woman with strength, confidence, and a sense of truth about herself that may have been hidden or lying dormant.

Beyond the personal benefits, circles help the planet. A sister circle forms a vortex of positive, feminine energy that ripples out into the quantum field and contributes to the balance of our overly-masculine world. Our energy is desperately needed, so this is a form a sacred service!

Women’s circles are as old as time. In the prehistoric era, women gathered in ritual to worship their Goddess. Later, women communed during their moon time to take respite from their many responsibilities. In today’s complicated and challenging times, women find these circles to be portals of peace, comfort and deep, meaningful connection.

So value are sister’s circles for individual women and the entire planet, that many organizations offer opportunities to attend and form sister circles. Author and women’s activist Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book, The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World--The Essential Guide to Women's Circles, provides guidance on how to create a circle. And Millionth Circle non-profit organization provides free information on women’s circles, including Circle Guidelines for your own gathering.   

Gather the Women Global Matrix is an international organization that helps women find existing circles and organize new ones, and provides guidelines. 

Women’s gatherings with specific themes can also be found. For example, the Red Tent Movement encourages community circles to honor our blood cycles and womanhood journeys. Lean In takes circles to the professional world, where women teach, learn and stand up for a more equal world.    

Feminine community is essential for personal empowerment and for the amplification of feminine energy so that the world can become balanced and a better place.

If you wish to ‘tend and befriend’, commune and grow, then participate in sisterly community and help create a vortex of positive feminine energy!

Saturday
Sep152018

** Goddess for Women's Empowerment

 

Greetings!  My posts have been few over the past several months, as I’ve been focusing on the production of Rise of Venus. I’m thrilled that it has launched!  You can watch episodes at RiseofVenus.com.

Rise of Venus
comes at a good time for women. During this era of the Me Too and Times Up Movements, women are becoming stronger, courageous and more demanding of respect. They feel empowered through sisterhood and the support of families, colleagues, even total strangers

Rise of Venus focuses on a vitally important aspect of women’s empowerment – spirituality. Particularly women’s spirituality. Now I believe, in general, spirituality is a source of strength, inspiration and self-love. Yet women’s spirituality provides more female-focused form of connection with the Divine.  

Women’s Spirituality, or Goddess Spirituality, is the worship of a female Higher Power (some call her the Divine Feminine), and is honored as an omniscient presence in all things, and/or a specific goddess form, such as Durga, Isis, Athena, or Brigid. (Thousands of female deities have been worshipped in every culture around the globe since the beginning of time.) Communing with a loving, motherly form of a Higher Power, who birthed the universe and oversees all that is, is an awesome experience. She’s relatable. She knows about birth, the cycles of the moon, the miraculous nature of the feminine body and spirit. Connecting with Goddess helps us to connect with and honor the miraculous, feminine aspects of our own body and spirit.

When I first heard of the notion of goddess worship and learned about ancient goddess-worshipping cultures, my entire being changed for the better. I became stronger, more self-esteem grew. I felt more confident to pursue a life I wanted. In the Rise of Venus series, I wish for you to receive the same empowering experience. In this series, you’ll meet women who are experts of various aspects of godess spirituality. The information they share will crack open your mind to a new way of thinking about religion, spirituality, the world we live in and yourself. They teach things you may not have known. Ultimately, they help you feel strong and proud that you’re a woman.   

Currently a few episodes of Rise of Venus are posted and I will continue to add episodes periodically. Perhaps they will provide a boost in your life and personal power! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

With love and joy ~

Meloney

 

 

Monday
May212018

** Women's History is the best beauty tip

For real female power, put down your beauty magazines and read women’s history books!

Beauty, as defined by our society, is attainable through the right makeup, clothing or plastic surgery. While personal presentation is important, it’s not the avenue to true self-love or power. Knowing the depth of your soul and the truth of our cultural past IS.

Your personal investigation into ancient history will help you discover goddess-focused worship and women’s equal roles in society. You’ll learn that for tens of thousands of years, every society around the globe the Higher Power was considered Female. You’ll be amazed to know that for the most part, women-centered cultures, and cultures that were egalitarian (women and men were equal), were peaceful with little evidence of war. You’ll by shocked by the events that led to the downfall of Goddess and the overtaking of male-dominance.

This kind of mind and soul-expanding information will spark feelings of power and self-esteem that no makeup or designer fashion can provide.

Reading about history illuminates a dark corner of your soul that was shut down by centuries of conditioning. The events experienced by our ancient ancestors live in our DNA, and once light is shone upon it, you’ll begin to see – and feel – what womanhood is really all about. You’ll appreciate feminine qualities and principles more than ever. You'll GLOW with confidence and positive energy!

We are blessed to live at a time when this empowering information is at our fingertips. Counter what Madison Avenue tells you is beautiful with TRUE beauty that comes from knowledge.

The classics that opened my mind and rocked my world include:

When God was a Woman, by Merlin Stone
The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler
The Great Cosmic Mother, by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor
Language of the Goddess, by Marija Gimbutas
Passionate Enlightenment, by Maranda Shaw

And so many more!

I'm made a list of books available with easy ordering at
https://www.riseofvenus.com/the-foremothers

Happy Reading!