February 28, 2011
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
‘Women’s Spiritual Leadership: A Resource for Global Change’
Parallel Event - NGO Commission on the Status of Women
Drew Room -1st floor
Church Center (across the street from the UN)
777 UN Plaza (corner 44th St. and First Ave)
New York, NY
Open to the public. No fee and no UN credentials required.
From my poem 'A Power Such as the World Has Never Known' (2006)
I cannot lay my dreams at anyone else’s feet. Not at my mother’s feet, not at my husband’s feet, not at my sister’s feet, not at my child’s precious feet, not at the feet of my greatest wounding fear. I must pick up my own dreams and walk.
It only feels like a paradox: I have to do it by myself and I cannot do it alone.
I have to learn to trust deeply and fearlessly in my own value, in my own sacred impulse. Every moment, every day, everywhere.
The Divine Feminine #1: She Who Is Who She Is
Meet Carol Lee Flinders
Carol is the Author of one of my favorite books: At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst ... and she inspires me every time we talk. http://www.tworock.org/
The Divine Feminine #7: The Wait is Not long
Don't be thinking that I don't want you, cuz baby I do.
In 2002, I had the remarkable experience of finding myself one of the original 12 co-founders of Gather the Women... and felt like I had found my way home. I remained in the core leadership circle of that growing global community for five amazing years, grateful to be able to weave together my years of experience as a teacher and writer, as a non-profit director and a psychotherapist, as a mother and a community organizer with my passion about the value of women to the world.
This past year, I took a big leap into the unknown by stepping out of the Gather the Women leadership circle and opening myself to new opportunities. I heard Spirit whisper in my ear that it was time to clear the way for something new. I continue to be amazed at the collaborative conversations and creative possibilities that keep showing up at the door to my heart. I have been inspired and informed by my personal relationships with so many remarkable women around the world.
I am especially grateful for the support of my husband Doug and my two sweet and handsome sons who tower above me and live in my heart at the same time.