Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wisdom’s Daughters: How Women Can Change the World
I've been working for over 30 years to understand who Lady Wisdom is and how to listen to her. And I share what I've found in my book, Wisdom's Daughters. The book describes the archetypal path women walk to regain our freedom and our Wisdom. Since the Goddess works in threes, there are three tasks on this journey. One: to learn symbolic language since this is the language of the Imagination, the voice of Wisdom. Two: to leave ‘the Father’s House’ and reclaim a truly feminine standpoint. Three: to understand how the image of Lady Wisdom as “A woman clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon, crowned with Stars, giving birth to the Savior” teaches us to access Wisdom in our daily lives.
A world-wide issue that must be faced is how women find our freedom and feminine standpoint, which has been repressed, rejected and ignored for centuries, unless it supported patriarchal values. To be free is harder than it seems, because we are not looking only for the outer trappings of freedom and equality, but first and foremost an inner knowing. Inner freedom is the gift women seek. Wisdom is our gift back to the world.
The archetypal journey women face as we leave the ‘father’s house’ of patriarchal rules behind and discover, as if for the first time, our own feminine standpoint, is hard. While many women have already made this journey alone and without guides, we have come to a time when naming the journey, the issues and the outcome will accelerate the process for more women. With many crucial challenges facing our world, women are being called to discover and contribute our wisdom to the world. Wisdom’s Daughters is here to help.