The Congregation’s philosophy of positive spiritual exploration is expressed by the Affirmation of Women’s Spirituality. Considering the Affirmation challenges you to define your spiritual beliefs. The Affirmation is not a test of faith. It is a statement of belief which many of the women in the Congregation find reflects their spiritual experience. We do not ask that you totally agree with the Affirmation. We do ask you think about your beliefs and define them for yourself. The Congregation encourages the independent investigation of truth. If you find, after considering the Affirmation, you are primarily in agreement with it, or are willing to explore your areas of uncertainty, we welcome you into the Congregation.
AFFIRMATION OF WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY
There is one circle of women’s energy, and I, (insert your name), am a part of this energy. It is mine to direct. I wish to direct my energy
- that I can create my own reality and that sending out a positive expectation will bring a positive result.
- that the energy which I send out returns to me.
- that there are an infinite number of possibilities for my life.
- that every situation is an opportunity to practice and develop my craft.
- that my instincts and intuition can be used to guide me.
- that my only power is in the present.
- that the Goddess or life force energy is within me.
- that I shall try to never use my energy unwisely or limit the free will of another.
- that I shall grow in wisdom, strength, knowledge, and understanding.
- that I shall, as much as I am aware, act in honesty to myself and to others.
- that I shall never use my energy for what I know to be evil, aggressive or manipulative and shall only use my energy for positive ends.
- that I shall grow to understand the cyclic, life affirming rhythms of the earth, and always act with love toward Her and all Her plants and creatures.
- that I shall transform all negative in my environment.
- to be myself.
- to take responsibility for myself and my actions and know that consciously or unconsciously, I have drawn situations to me.
- to be strong and independent even in the midst of struggle.
- to accept and understand those whose ethnic or racial background, social or economic class, appearance, or sexual preference are different from my own.
- to stand firm and committed to women and my spiritual beliefs even in times of isolation, pain, desperation or negativity.
AND TO UNDERSTAND WHEN TO SPEAK AND WHEN TO KEEP SILENCE.
SO MOTE IT BE.