We start tomorrow morning, a Red Hot & Holy book / reading / and let-the-conversations-go-where-they-need-to reading wisewoman series for grown-up girls. I’m excited! I know some of the women coming. Amazing, inspiring, coming-into-their-power goddesses and wisewomen. Met one yesterday by chance; so love this woman and her energy!
I welcome this book and women and the soul places it dares to open and lift us through. Here’s a taste:
“Greek philosopher Plato (400s BCE) described two types of love in his work: agape (abstract, impartial love) and eros (desiring love). Over the years, many Christian theologians decided agape love was the most “spiritual” type of love. Erotic love, on the other hand, was viewed as uncontrollable, dangerous, fleshy, and even sinful. It therefore was often dismissed as being a viable way to experience and express God. While eros is an unrelenting force of Divine Love that includes sex and sexual desire (though sex and sexual desire do not always include eros), it is also so much more than sticky sheets and scratchy yearnings. Feminist writer Audre Lorde describes eros as:
The personification of love in all its aspects–born of Chaos, and personifying creative power and harmony. When I speak of the erotic, then, I speak of it as a assertion of the lifeforce of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our work, our lives.”
Now that’s powerfully and personally spiritual, and divinely feminine. This book is full of stuff like this. If you take in this one, you’ll be in for a spiritual-literacy of-women course like no other… This is what I do!
I’m at Starbucks as I write this. Red is showing up all around me: Red sweater across from me; Two Red coats next to her; red cups, red shoes, red displays … All subtle confirmings, preparing and delighting me for these sacred, feminine-energy-of-Red gatherings of powerfully spiritual women.
Welcome. – Anne 🙂