About the Book
“Women’s Power Stories” contains true short stories written by female contributors of all ages and walks of life. You are invited to come on a journey as thirteen ancient goddesses remind you of the power and beauty of the feminine aspects within you. Whatever your gender may be, the twenty-six stories in this book will touch the very heart of the strong feminine presence within you and awaken parts of you that may have been asleep. What power story lies deep within you wanting to be told?
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This book is out of stock at this time. It will be re-released for sale on various online platforms in physical and e-book form in 2018.
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About the Editors
Carell Mehl (Dreaming Moon Dancer) is a Reiki master teacher and shamanic practitioner based in Calgary, AB.
She served on the board of the Canadian Reiki Association for eight years. She has a deep reverence for the Earth and enjoys the camaraderie of like-minded individuals who are on a healing journey. She has a passion for teaching Reiki and shamanism together and separately. This is her first book.
Her website is: www.kilifestyle.ca
Jennifer Engrácio (Snow Hawk) is a teacher, author, shamanic practitioner, reiki master, and lomilomi practitioner living in Calgary, AB.
She has a passion for working with children and families in the context of ceremony. In 2012, she and her co-authors published the book “The Magic Circle: Shamanic Ceremonies for the Child and the Child Within.” This is her second book.
Her website is: www.spiraldanceshamanics.com
Why are Power Stories Important?
While we cannot really control the external circumstances of our lives, we can always change the way we tell stories about our lives and ourselves. Far from being a semantic trip, these changes have a profound impact on our psyches. Our beliefs and what we tell ourselves shape the reality we live in. Our outer world reflects the inner world we create. To change the inner landscape is to change the outer.
In collecting stories for this book, we found ourselves in awe of the experiences women have that men do not and many times cannot share. This is not meant to be an exclusionary statement. It’s just that we also realized that women’s stories are sorely lacking in mainstream media to our society’s detriment. Things that we always thought of as normal experiences became extraordinary and we marveled at what women could survive through to find ways to thrive. These experiences are power stories–not common stories. They deserve to be acknowledged as such.
The ego is not present in a power storytelling. We tell power stories from our lives to bring inspiration and hope to others. Power stories speak of possibilities we may not have thought could exist and teach us how to reach for all we can be without being at the effect of our life journey. When a power story is told, the heart is open. The teller is not invested in what she says or the impact the power story will have on the audience.
We found that these stories also had a positive impact on men. Why? Because men have a feminine side too. What’s become clear to us in putting together the book is that each of us needs to heal the masculine and feminine within us. What it means to be “masculine” and “feminine” is socially constructed. In truth, those elements are universal energetics that in their pure form have no boxes around them. Moreover, feminine and masculine work together in a perfect marriage at the universal level to keep giving Life. So who is to say that it is not a “masculine” trait to show emotion? Does one who seeds Life have no emotion? Who is to say that it is not “feminine” to be a warrior and fight for what is right and just?Does one who births Life know nothing about being a warrior in the light?
It is an honour to share some of what we have learned on our journey with you and to provide a platform for so many wise people to share their stories in this book. Our prayer is that this book inspires all those who read it to take back their power and live the path their High Selves are calling them to regardless of the social structures they grew up with or are living within. We hope this book brings much healing, joy, and reconnection.
Jen Snow Hawk and Carell Dreaming Moon Dancer
I found that each story was deeply moving–to the point where I had to pause and put the manuscript down after each one in order to digest the experience. For me, reading each story was a little like being shown a movie filled with vivid, personal images. Each author writes in her own voice, but what each one has in common is openness and candor. It would even be fair to say they are intimate. I had the feeling of being trusted–the kind of feeling one gets when someone tells you a highly personal secret.
This book took me on a journey and helped me touch the feminine aspect of my soul–the part of me that I was afraid to engage with. It helped me connect with the strength of my goddess within. I realized the power in vulnerability and it sometimes moved me to tears. Through those tears, I released the hidden wounds that were still there from the past.