I just read this book called Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd. Very moving and in my opinion relevant to the current ecological situation. She was raised Christian, but found that this tradition could not honor or help her connect to what she calls her “feminine soul” which she defines as a woman’s “deep resource, her natural instinct, guiding wisdom and power.”
For me it was really about the internal journey one takes that delivers you to a sacred place inside. Reintroduces you to you. This journey changes you fundamentally. It can take you closer to your natural way of being…to your essence. You start to relate to others and yourself in a more unencumbered way…less shoulds, fears and ways to stop yourself. It was so hopeful to read about a woman who allowed this journey to unfold inside her even though the thought of changing her life, losing what she had built and living in the moment terrified her. It takes terrific courage to let go of what we know and she writes about her vulnerability and personal challenges with such grace and elegance. This book is another example of what this series is about and it really shows me once again we are on to something… thanks to all of you who are taking these steps to find your real self and be a light shining in the world.