We have recently been having team meetings discussing some of our values at Awakening Women, we would like to share them with you here:
Spirituality is not only the content of our programs but also the foundation for how we create and move in the world behind the scenes. The Awakening Women Team makes it a practice to align our work and daily lives with our shared values. It is to us an honor to steward this container for women to do their sacred work.
Integrity ~ It is important for us to walk our talk in the way we show up in the world individually and as a team. This is a living practice for us, a curiosity and willingness to always learn, examine ourselves and our intentions, to listen and to see the larger picture. You can count on us to make agreements we can keep, to work for solutions that are fair and for the highest good, and to see each woman who practices with us as sovereign and whole.
Inclusivity ~ All women and those who identify as women of all colors, age, ability, sexual orientation and backgrounds are welcome to practice with us. Although our programs are specifically for those identifying as women, we hold the utmost respect for men and other gender identities, and for the importance of healing between all genders. When we gather to practice in the women’s wisdom circle, we connect with and bring forth a source of wisdom and healing that is of benefit to all beings.
Love for the Earth ~ We support each other in aligning our daily actions with our love for Mother Earth. We are partnered with and regularly donate to organizations dedicated to tending our precious relationship with Earth, restoring indigenous land and culture in the Amazon, and planting trees.
Respectful Communication ~ In this increasingly volatile online world, we have strong standards of how to communicate. We tolerate different points of view and take a stand in the world for the qualities of respect, generosity, helpfulness and caring in all of our interactions. These are essential for us; they are how we role model our practice in tangible ways.
Social Justice ~ We believe spiritual awakening goes hand in hand with social activism and justice. We are in an ongoing education around racial justice, privilege and bringing awareness to cultural appropriation. We are committed to the dismantling of racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry of all kinds, and to support leaders and causes that reflect and guard these values.
We would love to hear about the values that shape your life. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org