Message From a Daughter - Endorsement of Voices of the Sacred Feminine Radio

Dear Karen,
 
I wanted to write to you to express my gratitude for your show about the Divine Feminine. I have had an incredible experience as a result of your show, and hope from my heart of hearts that I can relay it to you now.
I am 23, and I am an artist living in Los Angeles. I was raised with the Divine Feminine in a place and time where that was highly uncommon, and came of age as my mother undertook her own spiritual journey through the Feminine.
My hunger and thirst for contact with Her has always manifested in my art, a practice my mother began with me when I was two as a way of developing my relationship to The Feminine through creativity and intuition. When I was 17 I was called on a journey by Her that took me to L.A., Maui, Vancouver, and eventually Nova Scotia where I began my work as an artist at 18.
 
I came back to L.A. three years ago to begin a very different part of my journey. I've dealt with much grief and loss, as well as physical ailments centering in my ovaries. I've been in the cyclical descent.
 
Recently, I got a very bad sunburn that only effected my legs, which became so swollen, I was unable to walk for five days. I had been feeling off my path recently, and had been praying to Goddess to reveal the next step to me (funny, I was "walking" in the wrong direction, so she slowed me down). I lay in my bed for days reading The Once and Future Goddess, The Chalice and the Blade, The Heroine's Journey, Sanctuaries of the Goddess, and the work of Marija Gimbutas. Books I have treasured for so long. I suddenly had an epiphany. That what I lacked was communion with other women. I lacked worship in a group. I began to feel overwhelmed at a powerful pull to move even closer to Goddess in my work and to continue to make my art.
 
I began to pray for Goddess to show me my religion, my place of worship, to bring me to the others so that I don't have to be alone with my knowledge of Her. I prayed for her to show me my calling. I've been very unhappy in my day job, and wanted to know what I could do daily for work and be of service to Her and to my fellows. She told me to go online. I got out my little phone, which I am writing to you from right now, and I don't remember how, but I was led directly to your website.
 
I began to listen to the archives, and Karen, I listened to show after show after show for all those days, and I am still listening today. As I went through the archives there was Barbara Walker! And Riane Eisler! Carol Christ! Women I have often dreamed of talking with since I was a young teenager. And to hear their voices and know they are alive, that they are real! Ever since I first began to awaken to a feminist consciousness, I began to cry out, where are my mothers? Where have they gone? Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Wolf, Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I wondered what they thought about my generation and what guidance they had for me. I thought the movement was over. My art mentors, Carolee Schneemann and Ana Mendieta, they are gone and who are the women today who will make the important work? I felt so alone.
 
All my life, Karen, there have been only two people in my entire world who knew Her as the Divine Feminine: my mother and myself. All of that changed when I found your show. Since then, all my questions have been answered through you and the women you interviewed. I have made contact with my Spiritual Mothers and know that it's not over, and the Daughters have not been left behind in the desert to fend for themselves. I know now that I am not the only one. That the great awakening has just begun. To hear your voice and the excitement that you have, to know others are listening, it's produced a radical shift in my consciousness. I found my religion in PaGaianism from your show and read a chapter from my phone every night while I listen to your archives.
After the first day of listening, I was filled with a sense of pervading peace and tranquility. I had total clarity about my life.
I have experienced tremendous healing because of the work you are doing. And I have begun to remember, the deep remembering, of who I am, my Origins in The Mother, and my purpose in this life. I know now that I, like the other daughters, am the one who has to keep the movement of Goddess consciousness alive, I'm the woman now who has to make the important work, even if others are not. And now I have to begin to reach out and find my community.
 
You and your work are an answer to my prayer. And it was quick, too! There is nothing more important than what you are doing, and I am so, so, eternally grateful.
 
I write to you as a daughter, simply to reach out and let you know that I am listening, every night, in my little room in East L.A., with my little pink phone until I fall asleep, and that you are saving my life.
 
I wanted to leave you a link to the website of my art. I hesitate to show many people because I've experienced so much persecution in art school for my beliefs, and I am afraid I will be marginalized. But you of all people might understand my work better than anyone other than my own mother. I would be so honored and touched if you would have a look.
 
I recently completed an art video that I believe shows the journey of the female Soul through the Feminine. I will be screening it this June at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. Wish me luck! I sometimes feel afraid to show it.
My website:
www.meirothea.blogspot.com
 
Karen, I am so honored to have found you and your work, and all the magic it has opened up for me. You are a Way Shower and a Great Mother. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 
Now my legs have healed and I can walk again. This time, I know I'm going in the right direction.
Thank you.
 
Many blessings,
Lucy Madeline