Welsh girl chat roulette
Consciously identifying and transcending outdated inner structures, and forging a felt connection to what my spiritual sister, Elizabeth Debold, beautifully articulated in her blog as Eros, (thereby becoming truly effective partners with each other and with men) is our bond, our passion, and mission!Like many other women interested in the evolution of women’s consciousness we recognize the powerful defining influence of our primary role and biological function as mothers and caretakers throughout history.Women also began to create “affinitive clusters”–groups of women who shared a passion for women’s education, literature, philosophy and religion.With these notable forbears to 20 century feminist consciousness-raising groups, why did women still not become more culturally visible and impactful beyond their time?This disquieting observation by Gerda Lerner, Professor of History, specializing in the history of women, resonated with an increasing recognition shared by a group of us, women at Enlighten Next, that as a gender, despite many brilliant, courageous, and accomplished individuals throughout history, we have barely imprinted, let alone been movers and shakers in shaping history, or the world we live in today. Actively engaged for the past fifteen years in the transformation of women’s consciousness, with spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen, we have come to know this at close quarters!For independent, free-thinking postmodern women, this is a hard pill to swallow! However, endeavoring to unearth the reasons for this phenomenon has led us to actively examine not only the external conditions that have contributed to this state of affairs, but also the structures of our own internal psyche as women.Here the well-worn factor of patriarchal values is not the whole picture for although talented women literary giants emerged at this time, many, especially amongst the Romantic women who married, ended up either abandoning their writing or devoting their talents to supporting their husbands.
For us, women untethered since the 60’s from the anchor of a maternal role and identity, our existential sense of security, power and selfhood is largely, unapologetically if not unconsciously, still being sought and promoted through our sexuality–this is who we believe we a lot of evolution here.Similarly Jean D’Arc another courageous, outstanding woman who gave her life for her country was empowered through her visions and direct commandment from God.Both these women were fired by their personal connection and surrender to a higher spiritual force, an inspiration and divine injunction that thrust them way beyond the inner and outer mores of their time.It also meant that women’s creative thinking was not sanctified and preserved through university publications, alumni associations, national archives etc.In medieval times this thin line of development of women’s consciousness flourished outside the home in religious sanctuaries – abbeys, convents and the famous Beguinages of medieval Europe.
Next in this thin and volatile thread of women’s march to development came the cultural revolution that exploded in the 60’s.