Writer’s Nook~A Corner to Share Information, Links and Resources for Writers

By Coralie Raia Darsery-Malloy
This Writer’s Nook for Writers Blog shares information and helpful resource links for others progressing along their writing road. The Coralie Raia Writing Road board on Pinterest(link below) has ever increasing numbers of informative boards with ideas and links that support our path. I am always interested in connecting with all writers as our process requires some solitary confinement to get the ideas down.

Here are some networking links for writers on writing:
OM Times is a social networking forum and it is a wonderful site for writers.
http://community.omtimes.com/

Writer’s Nook at Calgary Public Library
http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/blogs/writers-nook?p=1931

The National Writing Union provides information that writer’s need to know.
https://nwu.org/

Writer’s Digest…another good website with information on every aspect of writing.
http://www.writersdigest.com/
Pubmatch
PubMatch Mission Statement:

To create a worldwide community for the publishing industry that encourages the creation of business relationships and the worldwide spreading of ideas. PubMatch will facilitate communication, data warehousing and the simplification of rights marketing for publishers, agents, authors and others, making it the go-to place for the international publishing community to find new titles and new talent.

http://www.pubmatch.com/

As writers we truly do struggle to seek and provide a sense of coherence in our offerings.

As writers we truly do struggle to seek and provide a sense of coherence in our offerings.

As a professional writer and author this is the best advice I have been given...and give to aspiring writers too.

As a professional writer and author this is the best advice I have been given…and give to aspiring writers too.

The ideas I stand for are not mine.

I borrowed them from Socrates.

I swiped them from Chesterfield.

I stole them from Jesus.

And I put them in a book.

If you don’t like their rules…whose would you use?

–DALE CARNEGIE

Whatever you can do,

Or dream you can…begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

–Goethe

Anything that the human mind

can conceive…and believe…it can achieve.

          –NAPOLEON HILL

Women, Inner Strength and Empowerment

A strong woman has faith for the journey and that each challenge will strengthen her.

A strong woman has faith for the journey and that each challenge will strengthen her.

Strong women turn can'ts into cans and dreams into plans.

Strong women turn can’ts into cans and dreams into plans.

Woman, strength empowerment

This is for all the strong women, who have been through a lot in life and survived and I am among them. We are strong because we acknowledge my weakness. We are  compassionate because we experience suffering and have empathy. Strong sisters are  surviving  and thriving  because they heal, become whole and turn scars into stars. This sisterhood is full of spiritual warriors of all ages. They are wise because they have been fools and are able to  laugh because they know the face of sadness. Within our “sisterness”, we are open to love even when we lose it. . Empowered women weather the storms then dance in the rain. Some dance in  bare feet, others in sandals, some in spiky heels and country gals like me we dance in our boots.

Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being. In the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels of her being…body, mind, spirit, emotional and energy fields.

Strong women  focus on their   personal growth and self-awareness, experiences a life, increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and follows their bliss as joyful adventures. . Those living within the energy of the Feminine Divine are  those who understand and accept  that they have an  unlimited capacity to make their passions happen. Goddess directed people whether male or female are  inspired to give to those around her out of her sense of gratitude and abundance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God/Goddess bless you infinitely!

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Website With 100 Titles With Divergent Titles About Women

Confident women believe in themselves even when others do not.

Confident women believe in themselves even when others do not.

Strong women are empowered and walk in beauty and balance.

Strong women are empowered and walk in beauty and balance.

 

 

 

I found a great website(see below) that lists 100 book titles that say something about what it is to be a woman.  These include fiction, historical works, practical wisdom, social criticism, and philosophy texts.  I thought it would be interesting and helpful to post this.  Enjoy!

The Essential Woman’s Library

http://experimentalwifery.com/

Women Are Unique Expressions of Divine Feminine Energy with Video

The attributes of women freely embracing their Inner Goddess and expressing it.

The attributes of women freely embracing their Inner Goddess and expressing it.

Embracing the Divine Feminine Within Every Woman

Embracing the Divine Feminine Within Every Woman

Ask Teal Website – http://www.askteal.com

Divine feminine does not need to be cultivated or created within us as women. It is us. It is the essence of our choice to come into this life as women. And so, it is an ever-present energy that is always there.

Divine feminine energy represents these aspects within the universe, Restoration, life, renewal, creation, birth, healing, receptivity, openness, motherhood, nurturing, love, understanding, compassion, insight, intuition, wisdom, forgiveness, the moon, connection, harmony and sensuality.

To allow the divine feminine within ourselves to surface, we need to search for these aspects within ourselves. You will find that you are more in touch with some aspects of your divine feminine nature and less in touch with others. For example, you may be fully in touch with your own sensuality but not in touch with motherhood. If this is the case, expressing the divine feminine within you, means connecting with and expressing the latent motherhood within you in your own unique way.

It is understandable how in today’s world, many of us would have suppressed these energies in order to cope with modern day life. For example, it is difficult to allow the softness of receptive compassion into our life when we are expected to maintain competitive careers in the work place. But our health depends on making the space in our lives to allow these inherent qualities to surface.

Our Womanhood is unique. Every woman is a unique expression of the divine feminine. Coming into alignment with the divine feminine within us is not about conforming to an archetypal idea of what divine feminine is or isn’t. It is about releasing the things that disallow our own unique feminine essence from radiating through us. It is about reclaiming who we really are.

In this video presentation  Teal explains how we, as women, can open up to the divine feminine within us.

Links to Books discussed in this video:

Woman Code – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009…

The Artists Way – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1585…

Getting Off – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004…

Redefining Masculinity and Aligning to the Masculine Divine

Patriarchy creates stereotypical expectations for men and limit the ability to express the full range of human emotion.

Patriarchy creates stereotypical expectations for men and limit the ability to express the full range of human emotion.

Kuan Yin’s Mantra (c) 2002 Lisa Thiel – used by permission http://www.sacreddream.com

Opening to a balance within the Masculine and Feminine Divine assists men in becoming more of who they truly are.

Opening to a balance within the Masculine and Feminine Divine assists men in becoming more of who they truly are.

The divine masculine is what is going to support the birth process of the new earth, which is being brought into manifestation by divine feminine. Thus, the new earth is a co-creation that depends on divine feminine and divine masculine both coming into its full respective power.

In our modern society, masculinity has been seen as a problem rather than something that should be embraced, because it is rare that any man exhibits true masculinity.

The only example of masculinity we currently have is the shadow side of masculinity. This shadow side of masculinity fuels the societal idea of competitive hierarchy. In other words, it fuels the idea that one person on top of another person.

The shadow side of masculinity perpetuates vertical thinking. Vertical thinking is comparative thinking; where it is possible to be better than or less than someone else. And so, the power struggle was born.

Divine masculine represents action, direction, movement, responsibility, strength, focus, fatherhood, the sun, generosity, encouragement, material abundance, clarity, intellect, transformation and growth.

The divine masculine is what is going to support the birth process of the new earth, which is being brought into manifestation by divine feminine. Thus, the new earth is a co-creation that depends on divine feminine and divine masculine both coming into its full respective power.

You need to be willing to heal your negative emotions relative to anything you identify as male to set the masculinity within you free. It is exhausting suppressing the essence of who you are. And so, it is time to quit suppressing who you are.

In this session, Teal explains how men can open up to the divine masculine within themselves.http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPDBOLJyHAL69fsFpY7li6Q?feature=mhee
http://www.askteal.com

We have a Masculine Divine Board at CD Creative Ventures’s Pinterest Profile and here is the link:

Goddesses, Gender Balance and Equality

This symbol represents the balanced flow of energy in shadow, light, masculine and feminine. One cannot exist without the other and balance between the two is the ideal.

This symbol represents the balanced flow of energy in shadow, light, masculine and feminine. One cannot exist without the other and balance between the two is the ideal.

Embracing the Feminine and Masculine Divine Equally assists humanity in achieving inner/outer balance, peace and harmony.

Embracing the Feminine and Masculine Divine Equally assists humanity in achieving inner/outer balance, peace and harmony.

By Coralie Raia Darsey-Malloy

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In my view of Goddesses, they are the female aspect of The Divine that holds equal power. The Feminine Divine reveals her energy in a gentle, receptive way. In the symbol of Yin/Yang Goddesses are the receptive, inner aspects whereas the Yang and masculine energy directs energy outward.  Balance is central to yin and yang. The Tai Chi Tu presents these energies in a circle of balance. The circle illustrates a point on the point on the other side where one side equalizes the other within life changes.

The Yin/Yang symbol is a reminder that anyone can develop the skills to remain in balance and live in this world…but not “of” it.Taoist texts speak of “living life in the round.” The “round” refers to the circle, which encompasses the yin and yang energies. Living life in the round” means being comfortable with the flow of energy as it passes through one phase and then the other. Knowledge of the cyclical process of events liberates us from an unbalanced view of the world.

Balance is central to yin and yang. The Tai Chi Tu presents these energies in a state of balance. The Divine order within creation involves balance and applies to gender equality.  When that is absent with emphasis on male dominance problems arise. Historically China and India have aborted female babies and consequently there is a shortage of women to marry. Gender and spiritual equality assists men in women in their respective ability to work together and create new generations. Similarily, Yin and yang transforms each othe like the undertow oceans. The ebb and flow advances and retreats and the rise and fall of energy is a natural process.

In nature, seeds sprout and grow upwards. This process is the yang movement.  Once it reaches full potential, it retreats and the roots grow in darkness and eventually seek like and the process begins again.

It is a similar process with the interconnection within the Masculine and Feminine Divine. Embracing both aspects within one’s spiritual development assists both genders in reaching higher potentials, balance and inner harmony.  Within changing social norms anyone having difficulty accepting strong empowered women are ones who see them as equal.

In my view, patriarchal religions refusing to accept the roles Goddesses throughout have an innate difficulty with female power. After divorcing my first husbandin 1970 Gloria Steinem, Helen Reddy and Helen Gurley Brown were poineers in the Feminist Movement.After growing up in a male dominated family with a an enabling mother their message of equality provided nourishment for my empoverished spirit. It was my first awakening to equality and how strong, empowered women can also embrace their innate feminine power.

A few years later, I began a quest to understand the historical roots of Goddesses and the significant roles they play in other cultures from then to present time. The spiritual teachings and energy within the Divine Feminine is gentle within the Power and continues to guide my path. With a higher comfort, level under my own skin there is greater opportunity to experience inner shifts and expanded thinking. The Divine Feminine fostered a sisterhood with other women and soul sisters along my discovery trails.

The Feminist Movement inspired and continues to inspire women around the world to work together for the common good of the all. The original focus states the intent of equal rights for all without gender bias. The Feminine Divine energy balances. It gently guides men and women to explore the full range of their humanity without censuring either aspect through outside definers. Embracing the Feminine Divine does not emasculate men or have them more like women. Rather, the goal is to have both genders strong and empowered as they balance the Masculine and Feminine Divine within.

After studying the historical and spiritual significance of Goddesses and their role in many religions around the world, they are conspicuously absent in the three main religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The feminine aspect of the Godhead in Hinduism and their doctrine s underscore the power and purpose of Goddesses.

I am a self-avowed feminist and so is my husband David. We are also pro-women pro-men and are activists for human rights and gender equality. After growing into my own power through the feminist movement, the focus of my writing reflected the importance of women taking their power back. As we do so there is a balancing effect and David and I believe in the efficacy of equality for the greater good. e David understands and accepts their importance in the spiritual development of both genders and we work together sharing this perspective.

Looking at history (“her-story”) and the roles of Goddesses makes for intriguing study and research. For us it is on going. Once women…and men open to the powerful gifts Goddesses bring they enjoy a greater sense of wholeness that comes through the subtle grace of the Divine Feminine within. All of humankind is all a cell in the body of Goddess and She dances with our every breath.

Feminism is not a rebellion or a revolt. Rather, it promotes the truth that people are equal and are entitled to basic human rights. Although hmanity has come a long way since the Feminist Movement started it is clear that acceptance of women in power and the norm over the exception is still not there.

David and I walk our spiritual paths in quietness and plant seeds about the significant roles of the Divine Feminine. We post on social media, write and produce course material with this perspective in subtle ways. We are confident in the knowing that both genders are opening to softer, gentle energy and in our view that is the evidence that Goddesses are here and there time to be heard will come. At that time gender, race, creed, culture and religious acceptance will become the new order. Respect for differences is the key to meeting on common ground and developing unity and consensus through respectful dialog whether we agree or not.

Whenever anyone heals their life and feel whole it is easier to look back, ahead, move forward and live a more conscious life. Personally, my spiritual journey with Goddesses continues to uplift, guide, heal and inspire me to live the best life possible. I have more energy to give back to others in nurturing, compassionate ways and I am thankful for Her presence in my life every moment of every day. The transformational re-births while standing on firmer ground.

The energy of Goddesses assists us in seeing beyond what pain is and what it brings forth. That allows us to grow, emerge and fly free like the beautiful butterflies we are all mean to be. The balancing aspect of embracing both the Masculine and Feminine Divine removes bias and assists with the acceptance of differences in others. With the blessings of the Divine Sacred Mother, we are free and express more of whom we already are rather than comparing, judging or justifying.

In my healing and spiritual journey, I am at a place where I know I am more than just a woman as are others. Within the respective roles of mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, beloved or friend there is a sisterhood. The ability to open to Divine Goddesses assists us in connecting to the Oneness. The perceived differences that once created polarized thinking and positions dissolve within the light and love of Source-Centered awareness.

Within my personal and spiritual healing journey, it is clear that each person is an important part of a co-creative force. It consistently seeks self-expression and we are the conduits.  Human beings are a Divine spark and conduit for Creator’s energy. I respect those who choose to gain wisdom and develop spiritually in a male dominated doctrine but it never fit for me from a very young age. The questioning mind wondered where Mrs. God was…and now I know. Within my spiritual emergence, it is clear that I came into this life at this time in a female body for growth and transformational change.

As a woman, I am in the position to nurture and assist others in discovering the power, beauty and love within the Goddesses and their unique energetic imprint. There is growing awareness of the importance of the Divine Feminine and her more prominent return. She is here to assist us through changing times and difficult passages. She knows that intransient polarizing positions are counter-productive.

For humanity to move forward we all need to work together for the highest and greatest good of the all. The Great Mother energy is nurturing, wise, courageous, strong and empowering. Those of us embracing her power wield energy as spiritual warriors using swords of intent to cut through ties that bind us to outdated mindsets rather than using violence in self-serving ways. . The activation of the Goddess within is an awakening. She is here to liberate, emancipate and assist us in the ascension process of thinking that is more enlightened, living and BE-ing.

For more information about Goddessess and the Feminine Divine check my other sources and offerings on Blogspot.

http://goddessesandthefemininedivine.blogspot.ca/2012/03/my-journey-with-goddesses-and-feminine.html

I also have a Goddess group on on One Vibration:
http://one-vibration.com/group/goddesses-the-female-aspect-of-god-powerful-and-di

Goddesses and The Feminine Divine

By Coralie Raia Darsey-Malloy

Aligning with Goddess and the Feminine Divine consistently expands my awareness and now I walk my sacred path in balance and beauty.

Aligning with Goddess and the Feminine Divine consistently expands my awareness and now I walk my sacred path in balance and beauty. [caption id="attachment_523" align="alignnone" width="300"]Goddess  is within the all and we are One. Goddess is within the all and we are One.

The Feminine Divine is equal to the Masculine but Her attributres are different.

The Feminine Divine is equal to the Masculine but Her attributres are different.

When Goddess speaks her voice is a soft whisper.

When Goddess speaks her voice is a soft whisper.

Most women instinctively know that she is at the center of this great mystery of bringing life into the world. The feminine aspect of our spiritual nature is a co-creative process within the  sacred transformation of light into matter. Every woman intuitively knows that nothing can be born without the energy contained within the Feminine Divine.  The evidence of her presence is everywhere. When we have the eyes to see Her she is there… in  the beauty of the green earth, white moon,  stars and within the magnetic mystery  of  water.   When we walk our sacred path and ask the Divine Feminine’s alignment, she comes in profound ways. come unto me.  From her all things proceed and until they return.  In our woman-to-woman connections, our hearts rejoice. 

Our sisterhood  rituals and ceremonies draw us together in unity, peace and harmony.  Here we open to the  beauty and strength, power, compassion, honor and humility and we open to the Sacred Goddess aspect within everyone…both male and female. Within the divine being of nurturing love and bright light, both genders become a conduit of the Divine Mother in openness, trust and love.  The unity and Oneness provides  healing and mutual support as we  look back, move forward, see and learn.  

Whenever we embrace the Divine Feminine the energy it  provides inner strength and balance. From this place of empowerment and individuality we stand on firm ground as spiritual warrior women. We do not use our swords of intention for war or personal gain. Spiritual warrior women wield their power  energy to sever old ties that bind through polarized thinking and create inequality. The goal of empowered women is to achieve human rights for all without censoring their right to choose their religion, path and culture.

Women to women  sisterhood connection assist men and women develop unity and oneness remaining One with each other and ourselves.

Within our respective roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and grandmothers, we are loved and loving.  Our bonds assist us in seeing beyond the pain and give us the strength to continue and learn our lessons in truth. In openness, trust and love we are able to  surrender  and trust the process of our emergence. 

The innate energy of Sacred Mother Source’s energy always loves. When we emulate and channel unconditional love and light it frees us from  unencumbered by conditioned thinking.

The gift comes as we are FREE—to BE…you and me with respect for differences. Enlightened thinkers seek and find common ground within the diversity and life. As we do, our consciousness ascends  to a resonant place  filled with love, purpose and peace.

 Divine love from my Heart Flame and blesses all Life as it passes by.

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David and I created this slide show through CD Creative Ventures. It illustrates the role of the Feminine Godhead and female deities throughout time. We are given the right to choose our path, grow the soul. Embracing the powerful, equal but different aspects of the Feminine Divine is yet another.

For more information about the Goddesses and The Feminine Divine join us on Pinterest and a focus board on the above. Here is the link: