Daily OM: Embracing Womanhood

Embracing Womanhood When one woman honors who she is, all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are capable of being. There are many ways and myriad reasons for women to honor and embrace all that they are. And when any individual woman chooses to do so, all women collectively move closer to becoming […]

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The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman

Last spring, I learned that during the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stated that “The world will be saved by the western woman.”  I  passed this information along during my next Luminous Woman Weekend and the women there were as moved by this proclamation as I was. It was as if […]

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The Sanctuary of the Senses

THE SANCTUARY OF THE SENSES.  We leave our bodies on a regular basis and live in the realm of the mind.  We plan today… and tomorrow… we review the past.  We ruminate.  We try to figure things out.  Our thinking and ruminating triggers a whole spectrum of emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, pleasure, regret, satisfaction […]

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A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses

A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses by Chelsea Wakefield It is Mother’s Day here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  A glorious day, it is about 70 degrees out and there is a gentle breeze blowing through the bright green leaves,  trembling with delight, whispering promises of summer.  The […]

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Spiritual Micro-Practice – Just Breathe

This is the beginning of a series of articles on spiritual “micro-practices” that will assist you in staying connected to your calm core in the midst of the relentless flow of life events. I have coined the term “micro-practice” to refer to any intentional activity that takes less than five minutes that keeps us tied […]

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Life and Death

Life and Death By Nancy Nachman When I was young I used to dream That I was behind stage in a play which was going on But I had no script, and didn’t know when I was to enter Nor did I know my lines. I wandered around, trying to find a script, anxious and […]

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The Way it is

The Way It Is By William Stafford There’s a thread you follow.  It goes among Things that change.  But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people […]

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The Luminous Woman™ Weekend

There are times in every woman’s life when the light and the sparkle go out of life.  We may be overwhelmed and exhausted by the many demands on our lives and we can’t find time to rejuvenate ourselves.  Soul weary we trudge on, day after day, feeling dull, stagnant, irritable and empty.  Sometimes a life […]

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Being Bread for Others:

Abiding Images, Master Metaphors and Stories that Sustain Spiritually Oriented Human Service Workers by Chelsea Wakefield, MSW, LCSW Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche communities for the handicapped once wrote about how important it is for people to know that their word, smile, being, or prayer is something that can nourish others and restore […]

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What is a Luminous Woman™?

A woman becomes luminous when she begins to live by her own inner light.  This light grows as she establishes a taproot into the creative power of her archetypal depths, giving her a quiet dynamism that emanates from the core of her being.  As she listens to the voice of her soul and tends her […]

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