“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank
The good news is that we all have the potential to do wonderful things in our life. But if you are like me, you don’t always have the current capacity the know how or the tools to move to the next level. A couple of years ago I put myself on a financial literacy self learning program. I wanted to be able to communicate and understand my finances in a way that I did not have in my younger years. It was not easy. I bought books, signed up for courses, got email newsletters, even put together a presentation to a group, so I could feel comfortable discussing finances. Do have have the kind of expertise that an accountant, banker or financial planner has? No I do not. But I can sit in a discussion with them, and hold my own. I consider that a success.
Now, my focus is to bring myself into a level of ease and competence in the area of spirituality and spiritual leadership. I know I need the support of circles of women (which I fortunately have). I know I need my own daily spiritual practice, which I do. But I also need to to continue my learning, about spirituality, about spiritual leadership, about priestessing, about how to manifest the Divine in my life, in ritual and in my work. One way for me is to find on-line classes that guide me. One of my favorite resources is Kimberly Moore‘s http://themotherhouseofthegoddess.com/motherhouse-mystery-school-online-courses/. I have taken a number of courses, and am always pleased with the results! Molly Remer,from http://www.brigidsgrove.com/ has a wonderful course called the Goddess Magic Circle, that I highly recommend. Goddess Ink is offering some wonderful classes on Spiritual Leadership, including the Free Introduction to Priesting Course. If you are ready to Take the Plunge into Priestessing , this is an excellent course to develop your priestessing skills. If you are a Brigit devotee, Weaving the Protection of Bridgit by Jude Lally might be just what you need, or if you want to read and learn, check out our Brigit Anthology, Brigit Sun of Womanhood. For those of you with a yearning for more compassion in your life, Sandy Boucher and Kim Moore’s class on Kwan Yin could be just what you need.
The only thing better than education is more education.
— Progress to Freedom (1942) by Agnes E. Benedict, American educator,1889-1950
On a personal note, I have my learning year mapped out. I have some personal growth courses, Kimberly Moore’s A Year of Sacred Living, some business courses and two photography courses….my learning year is full. I hope you will join me in learning and expanding your world!
Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing. She is a Priestess, a Seeker, a photo artist, a socially responsible investor, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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