Invitation to Sisters Everywhere
We invite you to join with Women Waking the World to restore feminine wisdom, values and influence for the survival of the planet. We are framing the central crisis of our times in this manner: the devaluation of the feminine allows the degradation of the Earth, the abuse of women, their exclusion from influence, and ultimately the degradation of all life.
We hope that you will be inspired to help us create a form of truth and reconciliation in your local area. We see the essence of truth and reconciliation as a model of transformation that restores balance and right relationship. We know that each culture and nationality will require a different approach to this concept.
Women Waking the World will serve to encourage, support, inspire and offer resources and actions that may adaptable for your region. Many have already brilliantly tracked and documented the “herstory” and conditions that women have had to bear for well over five thousand years. But what is not yet present is a global outcry over this situation and a pathway to achieve the balance and restoration necessary for humanity’s wholeness. The topic of true equality has drifted into the background of the global
conversation. Many countries still have deplorable situations for women, and even the most enlightened cultures of the west still have a long way to go toward true equality. These imbalances include our relationship with Mother Earth, which we define as another aspect of the feminine, and continues to be degraded without regard to our collective future.
How can we keep the central issues alive: of revaluing women and the feminine, achieving true equality, restoring the Earth and humanity’s wholeness? How can we initiate change in cultural values, personal choices, and policies worldwide?
We seek a change in humanity’s consciousness, from separation and domination to integration and unity, as the basis for solving these issues. We know there is power in numbers and in passionate voices raised, when aligned in unity and in a higher vision of wholeness.
Therefore we ask you, our sisters, how might this vision of restored wholeness through right-relationship with the feminine be achieved? We would like to hear your responses to this question. We would also like to hear your stories of resolution with the men in your lives. We acknowledge that women have a different way of doing things, a way that is sorely needed in our world at this time: “Yin” perspectives that balance doing with being, and invite us to slow down and savor life are needed to balance the excess “yang” style of relentless doing in our daily activities. Aspects of the quality and meaning of life, such as emphasis
on love and relationship, healing and restoration, nature and pleasure, and treasuring the sacred elements in our daily lives, including earth, water, fire and air – all these are threatened in ways that further threaten humanity and all life on earth.
Racism in America, while still practiced, has at least become politically incorrect. We seek to drive patriarchal thinking out of the culture as well. We must make the imbalances between men and women apparent until those balances have been restored. We must initiate conversations with the men in our lives to point out how these imbalances affect them as well, how they have been denied their own emotions, how their expression of feelings have been considered a sign of weakness, keeping men from
engaging in the full depths of human emotion and intimate relationships. It begins with a conversation, conducted with truth and seeking restoration, in all aspects of our civilization.
It begins by understanding how the imbalance of the masculine and feminine is the root cause of the fundamental issues of our times: How poverty predominately affects women and children, and therefore our future. How the destruction of the environment is related to the disregard for our mother the earth, how domination expressed through unending war rapes the land, the women and our economy to wreak destruction, leaving issues of the quality of life–education, health, and human welfare– unsupported. Let us find new ways to educate, communicate and begin the transformation to a balanced humanity in right-relationship to the feminine and Mother Earth.
This is our CALL to action, to participation and leadership. Please help us begin this work. We look forward to working with you.