Beliefnet
The Queen of My Self
The Queen of My Self Archives

by Mary Petiet  The power of the divine feminine taps into the power of life. The power is accessible to everyone as the equal opportunity energy surrounding and connecting all living things. The power is ancient, and meditative practices such […]

By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described […]

Olya Melen, Ukraine Environmental attorney Olya Melen is a firebrand attorney who used legal channels to halt construction of a massive canal that would have cut through the heart of the Danube Delta, one of the world’s most valuable wetlands, […]

Amrita Devi, India Founder of the Shipko Movement in defense against deforestation Amrita Devi organized a large group of peasants from 84 villages in Rajasthan in an effort to protect the forests from being felled on the orders of the […]

I have always believed that if it is at all possible to save our planet Earth from the destruction that we have wreaked upon Her, that if it isn’t already too late, then it is we — women of a […]

The Queen’s Court is a gathering of sovereign women of a certain age — our dear peers — who graciously offer information, guidance, inspiration and encouragement to each other. We Queens know what we know. And we know a great […]

I have taken this ongoing discussion about the definitions and descriptions of Queendom to The Queen of My Self Page on Facebook. What does being a Queen mean to you ? As a little girl I wondered what it would […]

There is a story about Sir Gawain and Lady Ragnell which expresses the heart of sovereignty well. Sir Gawain must decide whether he wants Lady Ragnell to remain beautiful by day and ugly by night, or the other way around. He […]

If the name Julia Ward Howe is familiar at all today, it is as the writer of the American anthem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But she was famous in her lifetime as poet, essayist, lecturer, biographer, and social […]

The tree, with its roots buried deep in the Earth and its branches reaching upward toward heaven, spread wide to embrace all of eternity, is a prime symbol of maternal life in many cultures. Trees have long been worshipped as […]

Previous Posts