priestessing

The Art of Holding Space

As we take our first steps into the Dark Time, I’ve been thinking a lot about holding space—what it means, the purpose it serves, and how I can do it more effectively. Along with the concept of “holding center,” the mindfulness around holding space has been present in my priestessing since my first in-person community trainings, if not before.  I’ve noticed lately that the concept of holding space is popping up all around me, a development that brings me great joy.  The more people capable of providing this service for one another, the better. In the online Women’s Mystery School […]

Priestessing the Liminal

The month of August is concluding today, and I’ve been having difficulty writing anything but ritual for the past few weeks.  Throughout this month, my thoughts have been returning over and over again to the liminal, to liminality, to thresholds and transitions and initiations. This is the time of year that’s always filled with anticipation and exhilaration for me as I eagerly await the promise of the coming Dark.  This Summer has filled me up to overflow with travel and family and pilgrimage and oceans and rivers and heat and sun I’m ever so ready to shift into a more […]

Cultivating Self-Discipline

Note:  In the first post in this series Leadership Assets:  Discipline I discussed what self-discipline is and why it is so important for us to develop this quality. In the second post Following the Path of Self-Discipline, I talked more about how self-discipline can serve us as leaders.  In the final post of this series, I’ll share some of the ways that I’ve cultivated my own self-discipline.  I also request *your* input!  What are the tips and tricks you use to keep yourself disciplined, or to increase your skills in this arena? Here is a list I’ve compiled to get us […]

Leadership Assets: Discipline

When I discuss the necessity of discipline, it often evokes sighs, tuning out, and even displays of anger.  I’m already doing everything I can possibly do, giving all I can possibly give!  I don’t have time!  I work ten hours a day! I’m exhausted! How can adding another task to my list help?  You just don’t understand! Today, I’m inviting us all to open up to a different perspective around discipline. Please know that I *do* understand.  I have “been there,” and I am still quite often maxed out.  The distinction is that now I have a structure I can […]