Last night I had the privilege of real-time conversation with amazing women. We talked of the power of women gathering – and the gathering power of women. They are connected; they feed and fuel one another. They both matter.
I read from Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, along with quotes from my recorded conversation with Lianne Raymond. Two brilliant and beautiful women who continually feed and fuel me.
Something integral to our experience of being women on this planet is that we gather together. And through that gathering, we affect a lot of change. We are the holders of Wisdom.
I sort of think of it as a phantom limb; when this need to connect and be in relationship with other women is repressed, it doesn’t disappear…The ache calls out to us and says, ‘I’m here. I’m here.’
Let us admit it. We women are building a motherland; each with her own plot of soil eked from a night of dreams, a day of work. We are spreading this soil in larger and larger circles, slowly, slowly. One day it will be a continuous land, a resurrected land come back from the dead…This world is being made from our lives, our cries, our laughter, our bones. It is a world worth making, a world worth living in, a world in which there is a prevailing and decent wild sanity.
I agree with Lianne. We know an ache in its absence; the power of women gathering with one another. I agree with Clarissa. Women are gathering in power and building a world; a prevailing and decent wild sanity.
Hear the cry. Express your wisdom. Let your decent wild sanity prevail. Be fed and fueled. Gather. Howl. Roar.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. ~ Alice Walker
No more waiting.