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Courting the Divine Mother

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Getting in touch with [this feminine, receptive side of our nature] can be a life-transforming experience because what we’re really talking about when we talk about receptivity is how we can be open to growing and evolving into more enlightened […]

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Sisters

posted by Margaret Wolff

I’ve come to a place in my life where God doesn’t look like any on thing, but is, simply, everything. There is a text from the Psalms that says, “I have placed God before me all the time.” To me […]

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Silent Night

posted by Margaret Wolff

“My duty as a religious person is to align myself with the power in the universe I call God. Alignment is what relationship — any relationship — is all about.” — Rabbi Laura Geller, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY […]

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Worth It

posted by Margaret Wolff

“ God makes a way out of no way.” — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE I recently joined Facebook, became a Facebooker? Bookee? Bookette? A member or subscriber or whatever […]

Halloween Two

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I also believe there is an evolutionary movement towards love in the universe, a self-organizing process around love that’s moving us toward what we call higher levels of consciousness.” — Riane Eisler,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT […]

At the Heart of Halloween

posted by Margaret Wolff

“What had the most impact on me (as a young child)…was the trust (my grandparents) had in me …  the trust they had in my soul. They were celebrating that which existed in me that was independent of my years.” —Alma […]

Uplift Your Quotes

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Conformity and obedience, …. Do what you’re told. Never get angry. Don’t ruffle any feathers. These are the internal messages that hold us back. We have to learn to form our own opinions and trust our own perceptions. Especially women. […]

Beyond the Violence: View the film “Little Town of Bethlehem”

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When you operate out of the wounded places within yourself, places that are not your truest, the extremes seem irreconcilable. Life is too deep for cynicism or polarization. It just is. Compassion enables you to transcend these polarities at a […]

Beyond 9 / 11

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When it’s time for you to learn more, Truth is there for the asking. It’s always with you. Unity is always with you. All you have to do is recognize it.” — Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH […]

Rising to the Occassion

posted by Margaret Wolff

“ The only way to restore harmony is to act with wisdom, integrity, stability and dignity.” — Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Six weeks ago I took a flying leap […]

Healing Words

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I renew in quietness, meditation, prayer, and contemplation. Renewal feeds action; it’s like the inhalation and exhalation of breathing.” — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE I am often told by […]

Remembering Billy

posted by Margaret Wolff

Sometime in the wee small hours of the morning, the world lost one of the best listeners it ever knew. Though Bill Jacobson had a successful career as a journalist and a comedy writer in the early days of television, […]

Finding Becky

posted by Margaret Wolff

“ God makes a way out of no way.” — Sister Helen Prejean,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE When I was about 15 my friends Carol and Becky and I went to a […]

Fighting Fire With Fire

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… doing God’s will always leads to your greatest happiness.” – Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE In these times we live in, when we are frequently asked to stretch ourselves […]

Daddy’s Girl

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I am guided by spiritual practices I don’t name as such: generosity, the impulse to give as much of myself as I can, respect for the beliefs of others, non-judgment, support and devotion to even the simplest forms of life  […]

Reinventing Ourselves

posted by Margaret Wolff

“If we want to change things for women … we’’ve got to recognize and acknowledge the bravery it’s taken to live the lives we’ve lived, to get up every day and take care of our children and our homes, to […]

Rising

posted by Margaret Wolff

“We must be more sensitive to how our actions affect others if we are to survive as a species.” — Miriam Polster, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE For the past 21 months, I’ve […]

Thoughts on Kate, Wills and Catherine

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… for me, spiritual practice is …  about how I discover and reveal myself as I do things that are ordinary.” — Miriam Polster,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Kate and Wills. They […]

The Easter Gift

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I think spirituality is also about the reconciliation of opposites. It’s about diving deep inside yourself beyond the polarities to a place of unity where everything holds together. … It’s very holistic. …  When you operate out of the wounded […]

An Invitation

posted by Margaret Wolff

“In every relationship, we have a choice: to choose love or separation, to choose for love or to choose for hate or fear.” — Margaret Wheatley, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Lately, almost […]

No Peeking Allowed

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… when we allow ourselves to be whole, we allow new visions to emerge in us and in our culture.” —  Lauren Artress,, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE When my youngest daughter turned […]

Eating More Than Crow

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Ego becomes dominant when your personal agenda is small. You become self-conscious and competitive because it’s what you think you need to do in order to survive. When your little boat gets caught up on a wave that’s bigger than […]

Growing Lionhearted

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When we hear each other’s stories, we begin to understand ourselves better and feel less alone. … When I tell my stories, it gives others permission to tell their own.” — Alma For Ada, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY […]

Both Sides, Now

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “I think spirituality is also about the reconciliation of opposites. It’s about diving deep inside yourself beyond the polarities to a place of unity where everything holds together. … Initially, it seems as if you have to choose one thing […]

Firey Love

posted by Margaret Wolff

 [Spirituality] ” isn’t just about getting into the presence of God, because we’re in that presence all the time. The central question is ‘How can I fashion a life where I actually live in that awareness?’” — Rabbi Laura Geller,  […]

Birth Day Love

posted by Margaret Wolff

“What I do know is that each of us is an eternal being. And that our natural expression is love. Any other expression we find ourselves in is just a warp of our true identity.” — Margaret Wheatley  IN SWEET […]

Going the Distance

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “What I say to you now I say without feeling sorry for myself: I have had many very difficult times. I got through them because … I held on tightly to God, and because I knew that eventually, things would […]

The Power of One: In Egypt, Everywhere, Anywhere

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Freedom is constantly choosing the right path at the right moment — at every moment. No one can do that for you. … When you do this, you win the battle, whatever it is. You are victorious. You also cannot […]

Deeper than the Hearts and Flowers: Relationships as a Spiritual Path, IV

posted by Margaret Wolff

“My husband — because of who he is — helped me see myself, helped me know myself.  … You don’t stay married for thirty-nine years because of sex or even because of love, but because your partner is a real […]

Deeper than the Hearts and Flowers: Relationships as a Spiritual Path, I

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I believe there’s a reason for everything that’s happened to me: Everything has led me to improve who I am. I always try to look at my life from the perspective of what I’m supposed to learn from an experience. […]

Moving Out of the Shadows

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Admitting to our shadow (the unrecognized or unclaimed parts of ourselves we can’t acknowledge because we’re afraid of them) — to our gifts as well as the parts of our personality we view as ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’ — dramatically changes […]

” … and the Word was with God”

posted by Margaret Wolff

“We all require a certain level of internal order or at least a sense that we’re moving toward order. If you have a belief system that enables you rather than restricts you, you’re more able to learn to deal with […]

Mr. President: Gray is Beautiful

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Getting in touch with [ this feminine, receptive side of our nature ] can be a life-transforming experience because what we’re really talking about when we talk about receptivity is how we can be open to growing and evolving into […]

Noticing God

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I’ve come to a place in my life where God doesn’t look like any one thing but is, simply, everything. There’s a text from the Psalms that says, ‘I have placed God before me all the time.’ To me this […]

Sowing the Seeds

posted by Margaret Wolff

“My greatest joy would be that someone, having forgotten that I was ever instrumental in the process, was more in touch with themselves.” – Alma For Ada, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Several […]

A Response to the Shooting in Arizona

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I don’t fill my life with pain over something I can’t change. Life may not be fair, but I’ve still got to find a way to live it.”  — Gail Williamson, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING […]

Moving Right Along II

posted by Margaret Wolff

“…  one of our great strengths as human beings is our ability to move on.”  — Zainab Salbi,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Good things come in small packages. Like the Spiritual Diary, […]

Moving Right Along

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… a woman’s role is not just to bring life into the world but to uphold it, to fight for what she believes in.” — Le Ly Hayslip, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE […]

Looking Forward and Back

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “I do not let pain change the essence of gratitude that is in my soul. I acknowledge that I have pain — I say, ‘This is sad or this is difficult’ — but I do not let pain alter the […]

The Spirit of the Road Not Taken

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Whether you pray to Jesus or to the Great Mother or to Buddha, that’s just the path you choose as you evolve towards something within yourself that is of God.” — Olympia Dukakis, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN […]

The Spirit of Goodness

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I believe there is an evolutionary movement towards love in the universe, a self-organizing process around love that’s moving us toward what we call higher levels of consciousness.” — Riane Eisler, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING […]

The Spirit of Awe and Wonder

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I simply wait and watch for grace to unfold like the petals of a flower.” — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE With Thanksgiving under our expanded belts, the Western world […]

Yes, Maggie 1! There is a Santa Claus!

posted by Margaret Wolff

Yes, Maggie 1 !  I do so believe in the God of Small Things! I love how the Universe sets things up and “gives” me an opportunity to grow. I love my answered prayer to “be” Santa; the look in […]

The Spirit of Giving

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I think we each have our own soul assignment, our own unique way of contributing to the world. It doesn’t have to be something big. It just needs to be authentic, something that truly comes from within our own selves.” […]

Doin’ the Cha Cha Cha

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Conformity and obedience, …. Do what you’re told. Never get angry. Don’t ruffle any feathers. These are the internal messages that hold us back. We have to learn to form our own opinions and trust our own perceptions. Especially women. […]

Looking Through God’s Eyes

posted by Margaret Wolff

 [ A prayer I’ve relied on for years is ] ‘Please God, let me see this through Your eyes.’ Even though I don’t necessarily believe in a God that has a human form, saying this opens me up to a […]

Girl Power

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When I share my stories, something meaningful occurs for everyone involved. Closer relationships, new ideas, the courage to take action in the midst of challenge — all this arises when we sit face to face with other human beings and […]

Bridges II

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Each generation has an obligation to those who come after them to live honorably. I am the ancestor of my great-great-grandchildren, so it is also important that I live in a way they will take comfort in.” — Le Ly […]

A Bad Rap

posted by Margaret Wolff

‘M back went outI was down for the count.Couldn’t walk, couldn’t sit.Pitched a real hissy fit!Laid in m’ bed, in mighty bad pain.Prayed me a prayer to be cool again.A friend of a friend came by to seeWhat in the […]

Kickin’ But

posted by Margaret Wolff

“We need to change our seeking into discovery and our drifting into pilgrimage.” — Reverend Lauren Artress, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE A few years ago, I got an email from Grandmother Twylah’s […]

Sacred Listening

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “I am guided by spiritual practices I don’t name as such: generosity, the impulse to give as much of myself as I can, respect for the beliefs of others, non-judgment, support and devotion to the simplest forms of life … […]

Two Breaths

posted by Margaret Wolff

The word ‘love’ is so bandied about today, but love is the most powerful energy in the world. It’s so important to unleash it. To be present to the dignity of the forgotten, to recognize the beauty of the scarred […]

Kintsugi: Granting New Life to Broken Dreams

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Life is composed of wonderful moments and tragic losses. We need the skills to negotiate both.” — Rabbi Laura Geller, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE My friend Eileen sent me some words from […]

Who Woulda Thunk It?

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… Spiritual practice is making the bed, defrosting the dinner, and so on. It’s not magical or removed; it’s about how I discover and reveal myself as I do things that are ordinary.” – Miriam Polster,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS […]

Love in the Shadowlands

posted by Margaret Wolff

[ A prayer I’ve relied on for years is ] ‘Please God, let me see this through Your eyes.’ Even though I don’t necessarily believe in a God that has a human form, saying this opens me up to a […]

It’s All Good

posted by Margaret Wolff

“I have a willingness to see that even in the midst of bad times, there is something good somewhere that I can appreciate. This facility has allowed me to have quite a wonderful, productive life.” — Katherine Dunham, IN SWEET […]

Ho’oponopono

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When you feel your oneness with all life, you carry that with you everywhere you go. You feel centered. Then whatever you do helps others; it unifies life.” — Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT […]

Perseverance III

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Ultimately, anything God wants you to do does not mean neglect of self; it fosters the development or expansion of your true Self, your soul.” — Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL […]

Remembering 911

posted by Margaret Wolff

“God will never leave you. God will never let you down. Don’t let a day go by without knowing that God is looking after you.” — Le Ly Hayslip, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL […]

Perseverance II

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Ultimately, anything God wants you to do does not mean neglect of self; it fosters the development or expansion of your true Self, your soul.” — Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL […]

I Know Your Song

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When people self-organize around their authentic human needs, when they move beyond denial and break out of what I call the ‘social trance,’ when they stop accepting domination and trauma as part of the status quo, partnership values flourish.” — […]

Expressing the Sublime

posted by Margaret Wolff

“When you make it your goal to seek God first and attune yourself with Him … you are divinely led to what you can do for others.” — Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING […]

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