Rise Up Completion

In 2010, I bought the Rise Up and Call Her Name curriculum and imagined working through it with a group of women. At the beginning of 2013, I started the program in what was intended to be a monthly class. Well, here we are almost two years later and today we finally finished the curriculum! As we read the final poem (We Hold Hands) and sang our final rendition of “Listen, Sisters, Listen,” I felt a real sense of exhilaration and triumph. I made the commitment to do this for these women and they made the commitment to work together in this way and we DID IT.

Earth-based/winter solstice altar space.

Earth-based/winter solstice altar space.

Mask-making project.

Mask-making project.

Closing ceremony--after having created a web-weaving, we "birthed" our mask project into the sacred circle.

Closing ceremony–after having created a web-weaving, we “birthed” our mask project into the sacred circle.

Yesterday afternoon, my M.Div diploma finally came in the mail (I actually finished the degree on July 1) and so I feel a sense of completion and fulfillment there as well. I asked my husband to take a picture of me with some of my finished projects of 2014 (yes, the baby counts too!) and I feel very satisfied and proud right now.

(I typed this post on my iPad and couldn’t easily include links the way I usually do and I’m just going to be okay with that!)

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4 thoughts on “Rise Up Completion

  1. Molly —

    How exciting to know that you sang “Listen, Sisters, Listen” at each of your “Rise Up” classes. I don’t usually hear about when my music is used.

    • As a matter of fact, we sang the Spider Woman song too and I told the group it was you singing and that I know you online! We adopted Listen, Sisters, Listen as our “theme song” for this class and actually sang it at the close of each session over the two year span (and on stage together at the Gaea Goddess Gathering in KS in September). Thank you! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on the baby, the MDiv, and completing Rise Up. That is an amazing course! If you haven’t seen Cakes for the Queen of Heaven (1) and (2), check them out. I had a similar experience in that a short course turned into a 4 year exploration…. it’s now morphed into Red Tent events. And this year, I hope to complete writing my own curriculum that takes Cakes & Rise Up into 2015 with exploration of “where are we now”. I wish you all the best in the new year!

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