Tag Archive | women

Add Your Voice To The Billion Rising

RiseUpStand Up To End Violence Against Women & Girls

As an Abuse Survivor, how can I not stand up to support my sisters near and far who are still victims?!

I hope everyone will stand up on February 14th and take a stand to end the violence against women and girls!

If you are a victim, reach out for help. There are people and places who can lift you up and help you to escape the violence!

Please visit onebillionrising.org for more information and sign up and share your story. And to find an event in your area where you can stand up with others in your community!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Running A Request For Help Is Emotional

Help Us Reach Our Goal
And Help Us Help Others
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Help Us Help Others

We received another donation this week and we wanted to say thank you to those who have helped us so far. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for your compassion and caring.

Even if you can’t help with financial support, you can help in other ways. By sharing our campaign page on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ you’re helping us to get recognized, and you’re helping us to get featured on Indiegogo’s home page! THAT would help GREATLY!

We offer consultation and counseling services for rape victims, women and families of abuse, and those in crisis. We have been asked to provide these services for those who are shut-ins from illness, tragedy or trauma, who are out of state, and for military personnel stationed around the U.S and overseas. Each of these requests are asking for help from people who believe in what they believe in and see the world through the same spiritual concepts and approaches as they do. Help Us Help Others is our campaign to fulfill that request, especially for our military men and women who give so much for those of us back home.

I wish we could say “we’re almost there”, but we’re a long way from it. With 74 Days left in our campaign we have only reached 1/10th of our goal. But we’re still going and ever so thankful for all the help we have gotten so far.

When I first researched this approach to funding our project I read several articles about the emotion that goes into these campaigns. Boy are they right in that. It’s hard to remember the campaign isn’t a reflection of the acceptance of an individual or a business or even an individual cause. But each time you check your campaign and see that a donation was made you get a sudden burst of excitement and joy. Consequently, when you check your campaign day after day and see no movement, you get discouraged and you think “no one likes me/us/what we’re doing”.  The sentence is different depending on the person you’re talking to.

Here’s where it gets hard being the boss of your own business. You can’t take things like this personally; at all. It’s business, nothing more. And you have to keep up a “brave” face for those who work with you, to keep them motivated and encouraged. Sometimes living the walk you talk isn’t easy, but it does get your though both the good and the bad times that everyone faces. No matter who you are, everyone needs a little pep talk now and then. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a pep talk.

Our campaign is simply trying to Help Us Help Others. Help us keep hope alive for shut-ins and the military who have requested our services for consultation and counseling on Skype & iPad’s Face to Face. Won’t you Help A Little To Help A Lot?

Whither you simply share our campaign page, or make a donation we really appreciate your support. And don’t forget if you can provide a monetary gift we do have something to give you as a thank you. Get a free personal reading from ME. Check our Perks page to learn about the different readings you can receive. You might even be able to receive a Face to Face tarot reading on our new technology!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday’s Homily: Happy Mothers Day

Or “Hail To The Domestic Goddess!”

MotherhoodOnce a year here in the west we honor our Mothers and celebrate the sacrifices they have made for us. Many say this is a modern holiday designed by greeting card, flower and chocolate manufacturing companies for the purpose of greed and commerce. I say so what; does that mean we shouldn’t honor the Domestic Goddess in our own homes?

Pagan Metaphysics has long been associated with Goddess ‘worship’ mainly because early pagans celebrated the feminine in matriarchal societies. Figurines such as the ‘Venus of Willendor’ are a perfect example of the early reverence for fertility of a woman and her ability to give new life. This miracle of life was seen just as that, a miracle given to a woman by a deity, or a Goddess specifically. If a woman was extremely fertile she was considered to be favored by the Goddess of the people and her position was elevated within her tribal structure. Often being designated as the priestess or high chieftain of that tribal society.

When the priestess grew older and less fertile, she often chose her successor. But her singular power shifted to that of a wise woman who was always consulted when it came to decisions. Her power never fell out of favor and her contribution was never dismissed. Continue reading