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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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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 […]

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Mother Love

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Celebrate Her. … You are of Her and you know how to do it.” – Olympia Dukakis, N SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE As Mother’s Day approaches, my thoughts turn to the women who […]

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All in the Family

posted by Margaret Wolff

[Archeologist ] Marija Gimbutas used to say that the heart of the goddess is transformative energy, the same energy that turns the seed into the plant, the tadpole into a frog, the cocoon into a butterfly. In ancient times, these […]

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 […]

Sole to Soul: Walking for Women

posted by Margaret Wolff

“There are times when I get tired. … And there were times when I was afraid. Sometimes I have moments when things seem futile. What steadies me though, is that I know my commitment and passion will not waiver — […]

Women’s Work

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “Culture, religion, ethnicity are man-made social constructs that influence our lives, but we are more than these limited constructs. We are one humanity, the human race, and we have a responsibility to help each other regardless of what group we […]

Women on the Bridge

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 […]

One Final Birthday Story

posted by Margaret Wolff

“It can take a lot of work to assimilate [our challenges] into our lives in a way we can live with, but each experience is an important integration point, an opportunity to align the ego with the soul.” – Lauren […]

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,  […]

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, III

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… each of us must decide for ourselves how to translate outrage into mercy.”  — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFEPiece of Advice # 5 When things hit the fan as […]

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

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 Piece of […]

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 […]

Words Are Like Buletts, II

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 January 14 th, soon after the shooting in Arizona, […]

What Women Want

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Beauty

posted by Margaret Wolff

 “… the more you become aware of God, the more you … want to share the best of yourself with people, and you want to participate more fully in life. You … realize you have a choice: to admire the […]

The Spirit of Prayer

posted by Margaret Wolff

“My God is both personal and impersonal. By this I mean that though in His infinite nature He is formless, all pervading, I have come to have a relationship with God that is so close, so sweet, so profound and blissful, […]

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.” […]

Sri Daya Mata, In Memorium

posted by Margaret Wolff

I saw her first almost 35 years ago. I had just started to meditate, to explore my spiritual self, when I was invited to the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, to a talk given by Sri Daya Mata, the President […]

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. […]

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 […]

Gail’s Beads

posted by Margaret Wolff

“… we grow in our understanding of God as we come to understand our life stories more fully.” – Rabbi Laura Geller,  IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE My friend Gail likes artisan baubles. […]

When Women Gather, III

posted by Margaret Wolff

“God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence.” — Olympia Dukakis, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE                 IN SWEET COMPANY         […]

To Peter 

posted by Margaret Wolff

[As a young girl] “I was very attracted by the concept of the Madonna, the loving mother… this loving countenance is part of human experience, even during periods in our history when violence and abuse are dominant. When we are hurting, […]

United We Stand

posted by Margaret Wolff

“To me, spirituality is ultimately about seeing our Source — no matter what we each call It — as the same. It also involves acting on our responsibility to help others, especially those who are less fortunate. We must each […]

Eat Pray Love Sigh

posted by Margaret Wolff

Sleeping Beauty Quick!He’ s Coming!I have to lie downAnd pretend I’ve been sleepingAllThese years.Miriam Polestar, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE I saw the movie Sunday hoping we’d finally have a film that opened […]

The Beat Goes On

posted by Margaret Wolff

“There’s a wonderful Bible verse that says ‘… well done, good and faithful servant.’ That about says it for me. I want to know that the people I care about most in the world can move on without me because […]

Through the Looking Glass

posted by Margaret Wolff

“Spirituality means that the way you live, move, and have your being comes forth out of the depth of Spirit, out of the resonant depths of life, instead of anything compartmentalized — or mechanistic or cerebral. It’s not determined from […]

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 […]

In the Beginning

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, IN SWEET […]

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