2012 as the Year of the Enlightened Feminine – GIVEAWAY
Last week I was contemplating what I wanted my final post for 2011 to be about, and what theme I wanted up here as we roll into the New Year. I knew I symbolically wanted it to represent something important to me, something I would like to empower. I choose to observe Solstice and Christmas as celebrations of enlightenment, and I am currently focused on women’s healing and empowerment on this site, so in a flash it was very clear – the Enlightened Feminine. For myself, I would like to declare 2012 the Year of the Enlightened Feminine.
To me, fostering the Enlightened Feminine isn’t just about women’s spirituality – spiritual tools and practices for women – although I do think these very important and relevant. It also isn’t just about fostering women spiritual leaders, although I also believe this is very important. And it isn’t just about empowering women, or healing them, or changing relationships between men and women, although all of this is part of it.
When I say the Enlightened Feminine, I am talking about the rebalancing of feminine/yin and masculine/yang energies that is occurring on the social, spiritual and personal levels. We all – men and women – have been and are experiencing this shift. I’d like to think 2012 is the tipping point for this shift. As it continues, there WILL be more and more women spiritual leaders, and more healing and empowerment of women, and an opening of tools and practices that represent yin energy, and yin doorways into enlightenment, available to both men and women.
In honor of this shift, and in order to thank all of you for your readership, comments, and support, I decided to do my first ever giveaway. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been blogging for 3+ years (albeit with several extended breaks) and have never done a giveaway! I just didn’t want this blog to seem too commercial, and I wanted to keep it easygoing. But I’ve decided this is a great way to ring in the New Year, and I’ve selected offerings from 3 of my favorite contemporary spiritual teachers:
I’m giving away new copies of all three! These are all teachers I have mentioned here, and at BellaOnline, before – in fact I interviewed both Gangaji and Cyndi Dale here at Mommy Mystic 2 years ago. My reviews of each of these offerings are also on Amazon – just click on the links above and look for a 5-star review by L. Erickson ‘Mommy Mystic’ to read them if you would like more information on them. It’s worth noting that none of these three offerings are geared specifically for women, although they are all offered by women teachers. And they are very different from each other. But each has been of immeasurable value to me, and I want to share them.
To enter to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment, and include your email address (although this will not display.) You don’t have to use your real name, and you can comment on anything you like, although I’d love to hear what the Enlightened Feminine and/or 2012 mean to you. I will draw a winner for each item from a hat on New Year’s Day, and use your email address to contact you for your ‘actual’ address if you are a winner (I won’t use your email address for anything else, pinkie promise.)
May your Solstice, Holiday, and New Years be filled with joy, love, and light. Thank you and Namaste- XOXO