Hello everyone. I'm a woman emerging!
My life experience has led me down some interesting roads. From challenges as a child to a woman devoted to fiercely owning her life, I have traveled the inner landscape extensively, and meticulously mapped my journey along the way. I have MANY stories to tell.
It was touch and go there for awhile, but... I decided they weren't going to win. The inner battle was decided when I chose myself over their need to create me in their image.
With women's sacredness coming under attack, it seems the correct course to answer loudly with my truth. It's important NOW that the lies about our worthiness as women be refuted. We KNOW better. It is in our bodies, in our direct experience, in our hearts and souls. We are encoded with this knowing.
My life is an example of how we can take every opportunity that we are given to grow and really know our sacredness and worthiness. These 5 ebooks I will write and publish are a support for you to know YOUR sacredness. By telling you my stories and sharing what I've learned, you will know you're not alone...in fact, that you are an astounding gift to the planet.
I'm finally ready to put those stories out into the world in an organized form. Please help me to publish these important ebooks that detail my journey from the darkness into self love and self actualization. Women need to remember our inherent courage, strength, and resilience. The time is now.
I will complete these 5 ebooks in 2012 and deliver them as they are published, by December.
1. "Spiritual Compost: Turning Adversity into Gold"-Stories from my life, the things I have overcome, the choice to kick ass instead of die, and how I did it. The answer lies in the decision to transform the challenges in my life into learning experiences and deep black, fertile soil to help me grow. So there.
2. "I Am My Own Daughter; Mothering Self as a Healing Path" - No woman on earth has been able to mother me the way I needed to be mothered. As poet Adrienne Rich said, "The woman I needed to call my mother was silenced before I was born." This is a collection of stories about mothering ourselves as the shining daughters we are.
3. "Calling Her Forward: Embodying the Divine Feminine" -The next step after deciding to mother myself was finding the BIG MAMA, what I call Great Mother and the Divine Feminine. An energy dynamic that I experience as encoded in our very atoms, this inner dynamic educated me about the nature of the feminine and my sacredness.
4. "As She Emerges: The Return of the Divine Masculine"-The other half of the equation, the Divine Masculine dynamic. I discovered I had no idea what a "divine" masculine looked like until I had embodied the feminine...then He came running. Stories of my inner masculine and healing him as he comes home to the feminine within.
5. "Bliss: the Higher Love at the Center of Sacred Union"-Ahhhhh....the sense of completeness as the two polar opposites come together within myself. These are stories of my experience of sacred union within my psyche, and the great sense of serenity and homecoming that emerges.
(All titles and text copyright Licia Berry, 2012)
These ebooks are packed with my original essays and articles, some from my blog and others new or hidden away in my archives, never having seen the light of day. Each will be between 50-100 pages, with a beautiful cover of my original artwork.
It is a modest goal to help me focus on getting these books out, and I can tell you that there are some who do not want me to publish these. I can use the help of people who "get it"!
As a healer, shaman, wisewoman, storyteller and inner cartographer, I have mapped my life experience in order to share what I've learned with others. My prayer in offering these words to the people is that others will awaken to their own sense of the sacred in themselves.
There are multiple levels of pledges, with lots of gifts as a thank you (please see on the right!) Your contribution makes it possible for me to completely focus on making this "the summer of writing". If the goal is reached by the end of July, the project will fund; if the goal is exceeded, that buys me more time to write! My next project is the BIG BOOK of the Feminine and Masculine in Partnership.
Please share far and wide with the women and men in your life that care about women knowing their sacredness!
Thank you in advance for your pledge.
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