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Woman Soul; Woman Spirit

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There is a book that I carry with my in my bag wherever I go.  Its called Mother Wit, A Feminist Guide to Psychic Development (subtitle: Exercises for Healing, Growth and Spiritual Awareness). It was written by Diane Mariechild in the early 1980s. I am not exactly sure why I carry it as I have read it a couple of times.  It does seem to be easy to pick up and read while waiting — in a doctors office, in a parking lot, etc.  I’ve done most of the exercises within the book, some of which were familiar to me from two decades of Kundalini Yoga and many more years of studying as I have journeyed along my spiritual path.

I think one of the reasons why is that there is a term within the book that really called out to me; that term is Woman Soul.  Just for a moment, close your eyes and think about that — Woman Soul.  Just thinking it brings me to my happy place.

To me, this means not only an individual womans soul, but also the souls of all women, collectively.

Woman Soul –  Traveling our individual paths, while other women are doing the same

Woman Soul Contemplating change so that women are safer the world over, as well as other endangered humans and all the creatures of the planet

Woman Soul Working together to save Mother Earth from the indignities done to Her by man and his greed

Woman Soul Uniting with other women who feel as you do

Woman Soul Searching and finding the Goddess, within and without

Woman Soul Coming together with others of like mind

Woman Soul Realizing that you are never really alone

Woman Soul Knowing, finally, that you are enough

I believe that the spirit of a woman is to endure.  In traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs, not only are we born with original sin on our Woman Soul, but we are further cursed by just being a woman, due to the actions of Eve.  We are raised being taught that we are second best.  We are bombarded by media telling us how to look, what to wear, how to behave.  Fairytales teach us that to be successful in this world, we need to find and keep a prince to take care of us.  I would hazard a guess that this is the way most of us were brought up.  Additionally, this does not even take into consideration our own individual experiences within our families, the hurtful words, the judgments of not measuring up, compounded by the sexual harassment, abuse and assault that many of us have been victim to within our personal and professional lives.

Woman Soul we are strong and we endure.

Some of us take these experiences and embark upon a journey of self-awareness and self-realization.  We find our way to what makes sense to us the Goddess.  She has always been and She will always be.  She strengthens our Woman Soul, our Woman Spirit.  Because of Her, we are strong and we endure.   We continue our journey, following our path toward a stronger Woman Soul, meeting others through social media, strengthening the collective Woman Soul; with each connecting strand, we become stronger and we fight injustice and we continue to endure.

I, personally, thank the Goddess for the connections that I have made on social media within the Goddess and feminist circles.  I have come to think of some of these women as special friends.  They strengthen my Woman Soul and my Woman Spirit.   I become stronger because of them, and I endure.

Woman Spirit.  Woman Soul.   What does this mean to you? Feel free to email me at [email protected].



About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Priestess, Healer, Witch, Writer, and Teacher.

She is entering her 21st year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute.

She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through Imagine A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing local Red Tents.

She is a monthly columnist with Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speakand Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess, as well as Mago Publications She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She is the author of “My Name is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess”, part of the “My Name is ” series of children’s book. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines.

She is a a Reiki Master and a proud member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at