Welcome to the FMBR Women's Group

The Next Meeting of the Women's Group will be Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 PM

Women’s Group Update

The new FMBR women’s group has met three times now. Our third meeting was Saturday, January 26th. The women’s group was born out of the awareness that at this time on our planet, much of the world honors and glorifies the “masculine” or “individualistic” way of being: that which is competitive, aggressive, protective and dominating. Of course, those are all expressions that, when expressed in balance, can have beneficial outcomes. However, in our societies at large, the value of the traditionally “feminine” or “relational” way of being has been at worst, denigrated and at best, simply taken for granted. If I were to ask you to think of a powerful expression of water, for example, most people will conjure up an image of a tidal wave or a powerful flood. We often equate power with destructiveness. But an equally powerful expression of water is in a quietly flowing river that nourishes plants, animal and human life. The power to nurture life is the feminine power that is taken for granted in our world. And it is time to name and claim the powers of nurturance, of regeneration and life-giving as the super powers they are.

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Things We Love

Please check out the work of Judith Shaw.  She is such an inspiring artist and her work is deeply infused with feminine spirituality.  www.JudithShawart.com

Whimsy Meets Ancient Wisdom

Shaw's work combines whimsy and the esoteric. Shaw is inspired by nature, ancient wisdom traditions, and the Goddess.

Shaw's work is firmly grounded in reality, all be it a bit magical and whimsical. Her paintings, while deeply spiritual, express a sense of play and joyfulness in our physical world. Her work imparts a vibration of healing, peace and wholeness.

Poetry Corner

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours,
and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese,
high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese,
harsh and exciting -over and over announcing
your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver 1935-2013