Chattering Mind

Chattering Mind


What’s Sacred About Self-Centeredness?

posted by acunningham

whollywoman.jpgOkay, I know. On the surface of it, “sacred self-centeredness” sounds insane. I hear the voices saying “What on earth is sacred about being self-centered?” How well we know those voices.
But women taxed by career, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, childcare, eldercare, and more–women who’re calling out all their energy, heaving it up until few resources remain–these women, my friends, need to know from Sacred Self-Centeredness. So many women need to get back in touch with their own divinity, those connections they had to planet when they were caring, capable, creative twelve-year-old girls.
Am I wrong? No, I’m right. I was thinking of all this as I studied the web page of interfaith minister and life coach Deborah Roth. She offers tele-courses for women on the subject of the “seasonal journey to sacred self-centeredness,” and the title of her upcoming August 1st tele-session is “Embracing Our Elemental Selves.” It’s a $40 women’s group telephone conversation that sounds rather interesting. Roth writes: “In our circles, we commit to healing and re-claiming the Divine Feminine in ourselves and in our society through personal sharing, learning and discussion, meditation…Come with an open mind and open heart, ready to weave a tapestry of community, support, and empowerment.” You get hand-outs with each meeting.
Click here if you’re interested in the concept. And be on the look-out for other people (they’re around) who insist it’s okay to take care of yourself, even put yourself first. You are the source of so much.



Advertisement
Comments read comments(1)
post a comment
Anonymous

posted July 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm


I only wish I could find the original article again – likely I will a day after I write this – but I’ve heard a similar argument before – that most of the world’s long-standing spiritual traditions, which focus on downplaying the self and the body, are geared towards men. Since these are things men are more likely to overplay than underplay, this kind of approach makes sense for them. However, women tend to have the opposite problem if anything. They might benefit more from spirituality that promoted self-respect and being at home in their own skins. Not surprising that ‘women’s spirituality’ tends to focus on just that.



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Chattering Mind. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Inspiration Report Happy Reading!!!  

posted 9:09:39am Jul. 10, 2012 | read full post »

CM's Final Posts: You Can Fill the Space
Eighteen years ago, I wrote an article for a magazine that got me called in for a taped interview with a Fox TV morning news anchor. Being an effective communicator and a skillful public speaker was a dream of mine at the time. And still is. After some 30 minutes of prep with the station's hair-and-

posted 3:14:59pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Websites to Visit, Blogs to Read
Here are some blogs and websites I like. It's not a complete list. But it's a start. The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and "shamanic astrologer." On the opening page of her site, you'll find a little slide show of her am

posted 1:24:03pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Still Posted at My Desk
"Take off from here. And don't be so earnest, let others wear the sackcloth and the ashes. Let go, let fly, forget. You've listened long enough. Now strike your note." From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney

posted 1:13:33pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

And Finally, This:
Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the Universe who accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and accomplish the work. What is to be done will be done at

posted 11:30:38am Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.