It seems to me that my entire adult life was a search for meaning, for connection with the Divine and for a path for manifesting the Universal Grace that seems to be omnipresent in my life. Now, I don’t get me wrong, I made plenty of mistakes, relied heavily on social norms for decision making and have more than a few regrets about decisions I made along the way.
But always, the entire road, I was searching. I come from a Catholic background. Mary was a powerful influence. But the religious norm was He, Him, King, Father God….male domination, male influence and not a female face on the altar, except to clean…. not the stuff that inspires one to be engaged as a strong woman in the Catholic Church.
The wonderful part was I did meet amazing women along the way, powerful women, spiritual women, articulate women, nuns, lay women, political women, creative women who challenged the cultural norms and who spoke their truth even in the face of societal objections.
I hope now that some how, the work I do and the woman I am in my life can inspire others to see the Divine in themselves, in the work they do, in the world in which they live and in the path they walk.
Along the way, I recommend finding companions, groups, friends and colleagues that can support you. Reading great books is always inspirational to me. You might find just what you need in our list of Goddess Ink publications. Or sign up for the Goddess Ink Newsletter for a monthly dose of inspiration. What are you waiting for?
Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing. She is a Priestess, a Network Weaver, a Flower Essence Practitioner, a photographer, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally You can find Goddess Ink on Facebook.
Photo Credits: All photos above are by Genevieve Mitchell.