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Divine Feminine

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

The Problem With Masculinity

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

We've short-changed our boys and men by defining masculinity in such a way as to constrict the complex essence of their humanity. Criticizing masculinity doesn't mean pitting males against females. Masculinity is not exclusive to men. We all carry its qualities.

Sensual at Any Size

Becky Cavender | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Becky Cavender

Confidence is one of the sexiest things in a woman, many men say; but it's deeper than confidence. What men are really picking up on when they see a woman with that gleam in her eyes, that sultry smile on her face, is the self-awareness of sensuality.

The Metaphysics of Mothers Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers." -- Jewish Proverb While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It i...

Tough Girls Finish Last -- Find Out How to Finish First!

Heather Strang | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).

Please, Stop Calling Me Goddess!

Erin Donley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Erin Donley

Goddess is considered a term of endearment, meant to celebrate the woman. This made my negative twinges seem both unfair and bitchy.

If My God Had a Gender

Mirabai Starr | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

I have always been drawn to a God who eluded me. A God who transcends gender -- transcends everything, actually. A God who rebels against all forms, annihilates conceptual constructs, blows my mind. In other words, a God I can't believe in.

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

The Power of Pleasure

Linda E. Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

How can pleasure make us powerful? I am referring to the deep waves of pleasure that are much less about adrenal pumping thrills and much more about b...

The Living Work: Reconnecting With the Feminine Energy

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Whereas the previous masculine-orientated energy wished to stand visible and powerful, like the tower on the hill, the feminine energy is more subtle.

How We Can Heal the World

Sandra Ingerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandra Ingerman

All life is connected to what is called a web of life. In our modern day world, we have disconnected ourselves from nature, and this is causing illness on physical and emotional levels as well as impacting the health of the planet itself.

Lights Go On -- Part XII -- The Golden Core

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Now, standing alone in the middle of this empty floor, I noticed that all of the interesting life seemed to be going on outside of me, outside the windows. It did not begin as a feeling of loneliness, but rather a feeling of solitude.

Three Times a Lady: Tales With Triple Witches

Pamela J. Grossman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Pamela J. Grossman

Three magical women are captivating, because they transcend the simple positive/negative dichotomy. They aren't enemies in a "good witch" v. "bad witch" scenario, but are a force to be reckoned with as a collective.

Rebirth of the Divine Feminine

Lindy McMullin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindy McMullin

The Divine Feminine is Mother Nature crying out, not in despair, but with conviction, challenging us all to take inventory. The Divine Feminine is not...

Alanis Morissette: 'One Way To Become Enlightened Is To Be So Relaxed'

Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What is it that makes you feel most alive? ...

Do Men Get It?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Here were are, living in a society whose religions do not recognize the female as divine, and we are questioning why women can't seem to move past the glass ceiling?

The 7 Best Things About Being A Wiccan

Annie Finch | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Annie Finch

I love following a path that honors my own spiritual authority and that of others, teaching, "if it harms none, do as you will"-- a deceptively simple and profoundly wise maxim.

The Desire to Encounter the Divine

Meggan Watterson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Meggan Watterson

I was ten years old sitting in Sunday school trying to make sense of the stories we were reading, which the teacher explained were considered to be "God's word." I couldn't get the echo of his comment out of my head, "God's word?" God writes? God's published?

Keeping The Sabbath.. Radical

Mirabai Starr | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

The practice of Shabbat is not only a spiritual response to the timeless commandment given to my ancestors to keep the Sabbath holy. It is a political act. I am keeping the Sabbath radical. That too is my heritage.

Parenting Young Adults: My Daughter and I Are Like Wild Horses

Martha Pasternack | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Martha Pasternack

My daughter and I sit in parallel agitation. She is frustrated. I am too. She wants her freedom. I want mine too. We want the same thing, this freedom...

Call Forth the Divine Mother

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Every day, call forth the Divine Mother that lives within, the undeniable voice deep inside each of us that calls us to nurture, to love and to protec...

Dec. 21, 2012: I Hope You Choose Love

Linda E. Savage | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

The winter solstice (Dec. 21 in the Northern Hemisphere) is one of the most important celestial events of the year, and it has always been a festival of lights in every culture. In ancient times, people knew that winter would be hard, so they found a way to feel hope in the season of dark.

In Defense of the Goddess: Speaking Out Against Honor Killing

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

She did not feel she should hate the Druze for their tradition or put them in "The Other Box." She just wanted to understand better where and why the tradition existed -- and how it might be put to an end. Her pull to the topic was undeniably related to her own life experience.

Woman's Song: Female Spiritual And Religious Pioneers

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 01.02.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

The stories of these women who faithfully made church history are now part of a vast spiritual legacy. I am enormously proud and grateful that my mother stands in their ranks.

Art Heals

Wendy Silvers | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

Arts move, inspires and transforms us. In times of great change, it is art that captures and preserves what is occurring.