WOMEN ON FIRE
Hello, welcome to Women on Fire. Welcome to the place that addresses the fire, that unsinkable vital force of life bubbling away in each of us. We're interested in fostering and nourishing it. We'd like to encourage some wild and reckless expression of free-running womanly wisdom and joy. Something that doesn't need the approval of others nor the permission of anyone's inner, entirely self-constructed, judge. We want to encourage you to find, to live and to love the BIG YOU.
For Women on Fire is designed to link up the women of the world who make brilliant things happen. It promotes women as decision makers, especially in the many areas that have a direct effect on the wellbeing of all life on earth. It aims to embolden, uplift, inform and inspire women in all circumstances to live their power - but without the loss of lovely, feminine tenderness. Does that appeal?
Whilst many of the women from whom we draw inspiration are effective on a big scale, every woman is consequential. It doesn't matter how large or small the cluster of friends, colleagues, family or social environment. Living free of the fear of competition among women or of one's own inadequacies is good for each woman and for society too. Why don't we encourage each other more? Why don't we celebrate each other's unique womanliness? Why not support other women joyously, even playfully?
We've put together something that's both playful (you need dice) and a little bit serious. In A WOMAN CUBED we've deflined six aspects of a woman truly in her power. It's easy to fall into habitual ways of seeing yourself and the world. So on any day at any moment, A WOMAN CUBED might help to redirect you to the BIG YOU. To all kinds of possibilities.
We've been exploring each facet of A WOMAN CUBED at individual events. Next up is education. Please join us on Tuesday, November 4th at 6.30pm to share in how women best learn from, and share with, each other for the betterment of everyone. Our guest speaker for the evening is Ann Finlayson who heads up the influential charity Sustainability and Environmental Educaiton. Ann has spent a lifetime combining skills and knowledge in both environmental and educational fields. She was Head of Education/Social Change at World Wildlife Fund UK and the Commissioner for Education and Capability Building for the Sustainable Development Commission before revamping what is now SEEd. Earlier in her career Ann spent time as a countryside ranger in Scotland and an educator and facilitator in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada.
Introducing the evening on education will be Judith Seelig, found of Women on Fire, who about the time Ann was tramping around Scotland was a London-based journalist and travel writer. Judith now helps people live beyond self-limitation via a wide variety of practices and unexpectedly neat tricks. She'll be introducing some of these on the night. If you'd like to share in our Learning From Each Other evening BUY TICKETS.
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We made a double DVD of our launch event in Westminster which includes speeches by extraordinary women like Polly Higgins, Scilla Elworthy, Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Camila Batmanghelidjh. You can buy these packaged, some with a hand-made, love-laden A WOMAN CUBED booklet for just £10 if you come to an event. Keep it as a personal aide memoire or gift it to another woman, with your own fire, your own love, added. You can also BUY these here.
We'd love to see you at one of our events. They're not just for women - men only TINDERBOX actually excludes women - but they all address the feminine, receptive side of men and women that includes instinct and intuition, the qualites of listening, of care and of nourishment.
Why women on fire and not men?
Because women as decision makers constitute our one underused resource in addressing all the crises of our time: ecological, economic, social and spiritual. We want to encourage women to develop self-confidence without feeling challenged by patriarchal certainties. We want to offer instinctual wisdom as a partner to reason, and wise women to accompany wise men. See LETTER TO MEN and Q & A.
Who's running Women on Fire?
The project began with shaman/visionary/healer/changemaker Judith Seelig. Yeah, that's a long list of credits but how she functions is so unusual and so changeably varied that it's hard to encapsulate. The translation of vision into reality is in the hands of Lucia Bardoul. Lucia trained as an accountant, spent many years in business and now provides gentle guidance and razor-sharp insight into people's career potential. Everyone's time and resources are gifted. We pay professionals for all the techie stuff. And we have help from others who gift time, resources and money too.
All this grew out of stillness, and it is that which makes Women on Fire really different. All action arising out of the stillness of non-action. The active masculine principle emerging from the receptive feminine. Doing born of being. Sometimes it might look like we're doing things rather slowly. We're growing deep roots. Strong foundations.
Having the vision held by a shaman makes us unusual, if not unique. This is someone who holds the project steady in times of turbulence and true to course when the wind changes. You might be confused by the term shamanism. If you'd like to read more see THE SHAMAN EXPLAINS