In keeping with our utmost integrity & purpose,
these Traditions define & guide The Sacred Circle...
1. We acknowledge we are healing from unhealthy life styles
brought about the trauma of Patriarchy... Hierarchy...
and our estrangement from the Natural World
2. We embrace a 13-Step Path of Recovery & Reclaiming
to bring personal transformation to our lives
3. As Visible Spirits, our common desire
is to live in harmony with Nature, Ourselves & Others
doing as we will, while harming none
4. We see Spirit & Nature as one...
& acknowledge Earth, Air, Fire & Water
as our primal sources of Life
5. We honor the Goddess in her many guises
& follow the Women's Spirituality Path
6. We honor changing phases of the Moon
& our life cycles as Maiden, Mother, Queen, & Crone
7. We celebrate Days of Power on the Sacred Wheel...
Solstices... Equinoxes... Cross-Quarter days in between
8. Our natural spiritual authority comes from higher powers
& ancient wisdom that resides within each of us,
Therefore, we rely on our own experience
and divine wisdom to guide the Circle
9. We respect diversity & individual expression
encouraging each sister to participate
as her bright spirit dictates
10. We take responsibility for paying our own way
& are self-supporting through our own contributions
11. All Sisters remain Clean & Sober
when participating in our Circle
12. In essence...
We rely on Attraction rather than Promotion
13. We value the welfare of our Circle as a whole;
Love - Respect - Tolerance - Unity
Harmony - Sanctuary & Anonymity
are keys to personal growth, healing,
empowerment, transformation and change!
When Women Heal, the Earth Heals!
|Our 13 Traditions
A Message from Mama J
I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the
sisters who have walked this sacred path with me
through the years...and to welcome all women
who may be joining us now or in the future.
This is a priceless path, one of self love, beauty,
joyful dedication, purpose & deep commitment to
women everywhere who are backing away from
the dysfunctional ways of the world and working
together to reclaim our power, truth, beauty
and natural spiritual authority as women.
Over 35 years ago I resigned from the world as
I knew it and entered a 12-Step recovery program
because I was a complete failure in every department
of my life. Although I'm a lot older now, my heart
still carries the powerful vision I was given by the
Goddess shortly after my recovering journey began.
That was to see all of us rise above the insidious
ways of Patriarchy and to truly heal our lives
by reclaiming ourselves as daughters of the
Earth Mother herself, made in her image.
While we share this beautiful planet of ours,
my deepest desire is to meet some of you,
to laugh, cry, sing & dance with some of you,
to share sacred spaces & circles with our sisters,
so we can offer hope to future generations.
Sometimes we must travel a good distance to
be together in the Circle but I feel it's worth it
because we are remembering who we are,
empowering each other, learning new things
while lifting the consciousness of others and
filling new pages of Her-story like never before.
I encourage you to become part of our greater
sisterhood, to join us in our Celebrations and
Gatherings, to start circles of your own,
and to experience the magic that happens
when we tell our stories, sing our songs,
celebrate our lives and walk together in
unity on the recovering & reclaiming path.
Time is a precious commodity in todays' world.
To walk side by side through the seasons and
cycles of our lives in the beauty and wisdom of
Women's Mystery Traditions is an experience
& healing journey we do not want to miss.
Believe me, Life goes by in the blink of an eye,
& precious times together are few & far between.
Every moment we lose can never be returned.
Each moment shared is a memory in the making.
Each written word or sacred ritual shared is
our legacy for the next generations to come.
In 2017, take a break from your busy lives and
join us in the Circle as we replenish our souls
in the greater sisterhood we all love and share,
for when we merge our magical spirits together,
our highest & greatest visions are manifested!
The Goddess is calling us home, sisters. It's time.
When Women Heal... the World will Heal!
Imagine a Woman
Imagine a woman who believes it is right & good to be a woman.
A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories,
who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body & life.
Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past's influence on the present;
a woman who has walked through her past & healed into the present.
Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is,
who celebrates her body's rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a woman who embraces her sexuality as her own;
A woman who delights in pleasuring herself;
who experiences her erotic sensations without shame or guilt.
Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body;
Who celebrates the accumulation of her years & her wisdom;
who refuses to waste her precious life-energy disguising the changes in her body & life.
Imagine a woman who accesses the full range of human emotion;
A woman who expresses her feelings clearly and directly;
who allows them to pass through her as gracefully as a breath.
Imagine a woman who tells the truth.
A woman who trusts her experience of the world and expresses it;
who refuses to defer thoughts, perceptions & responses of others.
Imagine a woman who follows her creative impulses.
A woman who produces original creations;
who refuses to color inside someone else's lines.
Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness;
who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.
Imagine a woman who refuses to surrender to gods or gurus.
A woman who has descended into her own life;
who asserts her will in harmony with her impulses and instincts.
Imagine a woman who is interested in her own life.
A woman who embraces her life as teacher, healer, and challenge;
who is grateful for the ordinary moments of beauty and grace.
Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who trusts her inner sense of what is right for her;
who refuses to twist her life out of shape to meet the expectations of others.
Imagine a woman who participates in her own life.
A woman who meets each challenge with creativity,
who takes action on her own behalf with clarity and strength.
Imagine a woman who has created a fully formed solitude.
A woman who is available to herself,
who chooses friends and lovers with the capacity to respect her solitude.
Imagine a woman who refuses to diminish her life so others will feel better.
A woman who brings the fullness of her years, experience & wisdom into each relationship;
who expects others to be challenged and blessed by her presence in their lives.
Imagine a woman who assumes equality in relationships.
A woman who no longer believes she is inferior to men or in need of their salvation,
who has taken her rightful place beside them in the human community.
Imagine a woman who refuses to use her precious life-energy managing crisis & conflict.
A woman whose relationships deepen in satisfaction & contentment without depleting her;
who chooses friend & lovers with necessary skills to navigate through the challenges of life.
Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in Circles of Women;
who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine a woman who has relinquished the desire for intellectual safety & approval;
A woman who makes a powerful statement with every word she speaks
and with every action she takes;
who asserts to herself the right to reorder the world.
Imagine a woman who has grown in knowledge and love for herself.
A woman who has vowed faithfulness to her own life and capacities;
who remains loyal to herself. Regardless.
Imagine Yourself as this Woman!
Patricia Lynn Reilly
Author of " Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself"
and... "A God Who Looks Like Me."
Imagine a Woman Website
Sacred Circle Manifesto
We are committed to the ways of Nature & Spirit
to heal from the effects of Patriarchy
We believe all seeming hopeless states of mind & body
resulted from a fragmentation of the soul and our
estrangement from the natural flow of the universe;
Therefore, we are committed to the recovery of our mind,
body, heart and spirit by letting go of our destructive ways
and living in harmony with Nature's cycles & seasons
We believe recovery is a return to the authentic self,
so we honor the ancient wisdom that lives within us
and embrace all spiritual systems that mirror our
divinity, magic and power as children of the Earth
We believe that male-dominated systems, religions & hierarchies,
are the root cause of oppression, dysfunctions and imbalance;
that life-giving feminine values must be restored to the earth;
that we must learn to live simply and equally in the world
while respecting and abiding by the oneness of all humanity
We recognize the Sacred Feminine as primary giver of life;
that female and male are created from Her greater mysteries.
We believe it is wise to detach from all systems that do
not honor the Sacred Feminine as well as the Masculine
We are committed to healing all aspects of our lives
by honoring our unique mysteries and rites of passage;
bonding with like-minded people as often as possible;
and by letting go of all dysfunctions that keep us out
of balance and harmony with the natural flow of Life
We are inspired by the Divine Feminine in her many guises
and our destinies as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone
because it mirrors our fundamental mysteries as women
In the spirit of cooperation & evolutionary progress we
honor the spiritual principles in 12- Step recovery programs
and all workings that support the oneness of life
We are committed to walking our talk
while sharing our experience, strength & hope with
others who seek recovery, reclaiming & restoration.
We stand in accord with the Ancient Rede:
"Do as you will while harming none."
We believe life is to be enjoyed to the fullest,
that every phase of life is sacred & valuable,
that all should live freely & equally on the Earth
Our experience has shown us that:
when we heal, families heal;
when families heal, communities heal,
when communities heal, nations heal,
when nations heal, the world heals!