Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Friday, August 13, 2010

Girl Power Day


Original Image from Graphics Fairy

Everyone has their own version of truth.  I prefer Marianne Williamson’s take on this day, Friday the 13th.  The following is one of my favorite passages from her book “A Woman’s Worth”:

We are used to thinking of Friday the thirteenth as bad luck.  In fact, Friday the thirteenth was the day the witches gathered.  When the patriarchal system, headed by the early church, began to squelch the power of women, witches were deemed evil, and many great women were deemed witches.  Their meeting time, then, was seen as bad luck rather than as what it truly was: a time to gather and share energy and pray together and heal.

Our mystical power should not be relegated to the distant past.  It still exists.  I want mine now, and so does every woman I know.  Our power is not evil but good.  We must reclaim our goodness as well as our power.  Today, the reason we haven’t found our grail, the key to who we are as women, is because we look for it in worlds of false power, the very worlds that took it away from us in the first place.  Neither man nor work can restore our lost scepter.  Nothing in this world can take us home.  Only the radar in our hearts can do that, and when it does, we return to our castles.  There we are crowned in gold, and we remember how to laugh, how to love, how to rule.

We can’t look to the world to restore our worth: we’re here to restore our worth to the world.  The world outside us can reflect our glory, but it cannot create it.  It cannot crown us.  Only God can crown us, and he already has.

Reflect in your journal - or blog:) – how this resonates for you. 

(Shameless marketing – for more writing prompts on honoring the goddess within, click on the above picture…)



  1. I love what you've written. I've mentioned you in my blog, sharing the Beautiful Blogger Award, and I may use your writing prompt to write an entry.

  2. Oh Myrna that is so kind! Can't wait to see it! I can't take credit for this one though - it's all Marianne Williamson!

  3. Just wanted to say hi. I just popped over from Java's FF. I'm a homeschooling mom, dressmaker and artist.

    Trudy &

  4. Following you from Follow Friday Over 40. I would appreciate it if you could stop over and follow me back. Terry
    My Journey With Candida

  5. Hi Trudy - Thanks for coming by! I love your blog!

  6. Dawn, I sent you a welcome letter for The Artistic Mother's Art Group. So excited you are joining us. Let me know if you don't receive it.


  7. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I can see there is a lot here that will be helpful and interesting to me.

  8. You do have a beautiful blog. I enjoyed your writing style as well as your words. I am a new visitor and follower from Over 40 FF.
    I hope when you have a chance you will stop by and say hello! they say everyone has a story..

  9. thanks for your comment and for following! I love your background (so crafty!!) - I'm off to read more!


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