The Need for Women’s Voices in the World

Galveston Island, TX ; Photo by Barbara Mattio

” This is how love is: So what if your head must roll,

What is there to cry about?”    —-Kabir

“In proportion as one simplifies one’s life,

the laws of the Universe will appear less

complex, and solitude will not be solitude,

nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.       —Thoreau

If we were to remove all mention of women from the history of the world’s major religions, the history of these religions would not undergo the slightest change. Removing all male’s names would destroy religion. The presence of feminine mystics and holy women has never altered the course of religious history or changed its direction at all.

Most people assume that our religions were equally representative of the feminine psyche is an assumption that finds no footing in our religious histories. To change religions and spiritual paths to be inclusive of the female energy and spirit. Women need to continue to take the forefront of spiritual experience in our modern world. We need to take the lead in making spiritual paths more accepting of women and protective of women and children.

Gulf of Mexico,  Photo by Barbara Mattio

Women at the head of spiritual paths and walking along their own spiritual journey can begin to change some of the horrors women and children find themselves living in. I am speaking of Human Traffeting in children, genital mutilation, marrying 10 year old children. We as women need to teach more about love and acceptance and less about hatred and violence. Women have the ability to look at the big picture of what is happening in our world and to make the needed changes.

Things like micro loans, education, feeding a village buy buying the villagers a goat or seeds to plant to grow their own food. Women need to take the lead in the global climate control. It is our time to step forward and speak up. It is our time to make the haters, the greedy, the ones’s who take advantage of the poor, elderly and homeless pay for their crimes.  We need to step forward to show that our priorities are more than monetary. They are people, peace and the end of wars.

The Beauty of Mother Earth


The Educability of Perch

Rather than the blather from FOX News directing the media discourse, this is actual news that the average citizen should know. Instead of the general conversation  heard anywhere among the misinformed, that “the economy’s going to crap” the truth is the deficit is shrinking faster than it has in over 65 years.Terms such as “fiscal cliff” sound far more ominous than they are and fair and balanced reporting would convey that message. But hype and sensation drive the 24/7 news cycle, feeding the masses infotainment as the new “news”.

I, for one, would love to see this kind of information looped over the airways. Patriotism is celebrating good news, in my view and I’ll take optimism over pessimism any day. I know it’s not the job of the MSM to determine that but it is their job to report actual news. At least that’s what I thought. And I have…

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My Blog Award

Thank you so much Jueseppi B. at the ObamaCrat for this special award! I am so touched and honored that Jueseppi chose me for this, particularly as I consider him to be not only an enlightened purveyor of truth, but  a good friend.

Please if you are not familiar with Obamacrat’s blog, please take some time to visit him.  While he clearly has a point of view, his posts are honest and real and often truly inspirational.

The blog of the year award is slightly different as you can collect stars each time you receive the award. There are six stars to collect.

Here are the ‘rules’

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

There are so many wonderful blogs I have found since I first started on BlogSpot, less than a year ago.  Blogs which provide balanced information, or encouragement, or just beauty and special insight into the world.

These are the blogs which I follow faithfully for their continued inspiration and enlightenment. I may have overlooked a few of you and for that I apologize sincerely. I’ve listed the following blogs to be recipients of this Blog of 2012 Award in no particular order. Thank you all for making my blogging experience enlightening, inspiring and pleasurable.

My 2012 Blog Of The Year Award winners are as follows:

If you are a blog owner who does not believe in nor participate in the blog award experience then just ignore this post and if your blog appears on this award list, ignore that as well.

I however believe in awarding excellence and showing appreciation for great blog writing.

MY 2012 Blog Of The Year Awards go to……


2. Just Bliss

3. Renard Moreau Presents

4. Professions for Peace

5. Known is a Drop, Unknown is an Ocean

6. One World Rising

7. Spiritual Mysticism

8. LightWords