Welcome to the FMBR Women's Group
The Next Meeting of the Women's Group will be Sunday, July 14th at 3:00 PM
Albert Einstein famously said that “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Like many of you, we believe that the central task of our times is a change in the consciousness of humanity. For humanity to move from a culture of competition and domination to a culture of synergy, regeneration and compassion, we must develop the ability:
- to expand the context within which we see ourselves as individuals and as a species
- to know ourselves as intricately connected to the natural world, to each other and to something greater than ourselves
- and to envision and work for a world that works for everyone
Indeed, it is part of FMBR’s mission statement to work toward that end. We, and many others, are working toward making the theme of interconnectedness the theme of science.
Dr. Jonas Salk wrote about the need for a new science that uses intuition and reason together “to bring about a change in the collective mind that will constructively influence the course of the human future.”1 Part of creating that change requires listening to and honoring perspectives that have traditionally been left out of the narrative--perspectives that honor unity, creativity, compassion—perspectives that are commonly held to be feminine in nature. In short, we believe that women’s voices, women’s perspectives and women’s relational mindset are key to raising the consciousness of humanity to a level at which new solutions can present themselves. The elevation of relational perspectives is happening around the world and needs to be accelerated.
In this vein, we have formed a roundtable for the women of FMBR to connect and discuss issues that arise related to science, spirituality, art, self-expression, intuition or any other subject that arises in service to the elevation of consciousness.
Please join us on July 14th as we gather in circle once again at Judy Kitt's home. We will witness each other and share our stories on the theme of life transitions. What tools do you use to keep centered during major life transitions? How to you stay grounded as your identity shifts?
If you are moved to bring food or drink to share, please feel free to do so as we will have some time after the circle for snacks and visiting.
1: Salk, Anatomy of Reality, 11-19.
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.
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
in the family of things.
Mary Oliver 1935-2013