SHE is a community of practice for women to cultivate their leadership capacity from within by tuning into the natural cycles of the Wheel of the Year.
As women, the cycles and rhythms in our bodies are attuned to the cycles of the moon and the seasons. Observing the Wheel of the Year is a powerful way to align with the larger tapestry of life and tap into the deep well of wisdom within these cycles.
Over years of practice, I have experienced first-hand the power of rituals and practices that mark these moments.
By holding the possibility of the miracle of life within our bodies, women —unlike men, have direct embodied access to their Feminine essence. When we engage in rituals that tap into the deep medicine of the Wheel of the Year, we literally engage in a sort of somatic magic that activates that Feminine Essence, and connects us directly to the“Source” or Love-Intelligence that drives All Life.
Known by many names (“God,” “Goddess,” “Universe,” to name a few), that “Source” is an inner knowing that lets us know of the necessity to embrace all beings as ourselves. It is the profound intuition of our unity and interconnectedness within a vibrant and alive cosmos.
Source expresses itself uniquely through us, as our unique blend of masculine and feminine qualities. As women, we must liberate ourselves from today’s confusing discourse on gender and the tendency to conflate the darker facets of masculinity with masculinity itself.
When we associate masculine traits with qualities like “power over,” aggression, oppression, and exploitation, and we then juxtapose these traits against healthy feminine qualities such as empathy, nurturing, community fostering, and holistic thinking, we fall short of fully capturing the complexity of how both sets of attributes show up uniquely within us, in all of their healthy and shadow forms.
This tendency disempowers us, from becoming the influential leaders and changemakers the world needs today.
Everyone, regardless of their gender, is a unique combination of feminine and masculine qualities that can be leveraged and developed.
As women who care to contribute to creating a world that works for everyone, we need all our healthy feminine and masculine capacities. Without the ability to discern, hold a vision, and take action, it is impossible to wield our power, love, and wisdom in service of positive change.
When a woman emerges as her unique self, a transformative process unfolds when her authentic leadership power naturally rises.
Many of today’s problems were engendered by toxic aspects of the Masculine. Healthy Feminine essence brings qualities such as compassion, inclusion, and fostering community, which are vital today to generate fresh solutions from a different perspective. This type of wisdom differs in qualities from the wisdom that rises from “masculine essence.”
To address the world’s current issues, we need to imagine solutions from a different order of being than the one that created these issues in the first place.
Both wisdoms are needed and complementary. Both live in us as our Unique Selves and express themselves through our Unique Medicine.
“We don’t need more feminine values in leadership. We need more masculine and feminine values at higher and healthier levels of consciousness.”
—Dr. Marc Gafni
Who is SHE for?
SHE (Sanctuary for Her Emergence) is dedicated to all changemakers who identify as women and desire to cultivate a powerfully feminine, embodied leadership regardless of gender, age, background, sexuality, race, or religion.
• Quarterly access to free workshops and webinars on specific themes and rituals around developing our unique leadership capacities.
• Access to free practices, guided rituals, and other resources that cultivate our deep feminine essence
•Discussion board for interactive sharing and cross-pollinating ideas between women changemakers.