Namaste. Welcome to Sophia ~
Sophia Circles are an expression of The Sophia Mission: a gathering of women committed to the awakened life. Like the lotus bud fully rooted in the human, ascending toward the Divine, opening its blossoms, opening its heart, opening, and ever-opening, we are sustained by the nourishing waters, the pooling reflections, the supporting embrace of like-minded company.
Our group has many gifts: intuition, inspiration, intelligence, clarity, creativity, exuberance, courage, resilience, lovingkindness, healing hands, the ability to listen, to gently brave the most grueling pain, and to reverse the hardening of life with the softening embrace of silence. Strength, wisdom and generosity abound.
We are artists, poets, prophets, seers, healers, doctors, Yogis, mothers. We have skills in Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Yoga, Reiki, Feng Shui, Massage Therapies, Water Therapy, Sound Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hawaiian Ha, nutrition, transformational psychology, emotional healing, cooking, gardening, laughter and friendship. In our lives, in our work, in all that we do, we seek to be present, to remember love, and to cultivate the Feminine Divine, in ourselves and in our world.
We gather monthly in support of one another. In gathering, we find the needed sustenance to continue our service in the world. In gathering, we recall our sacred bond, remember our sacred heart, return to the divine spark infinite and present within, renew ourselves with the healing waters of friendship and unity, and reclaim the Sophia, goddess of wisdom, “cosmic bride of God.”
Dawn, from Hagia Sophia by Thomas Merton
There is in all things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light,
a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness.
This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom, the Mother of all.
There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity;
a silence that is a fount of action and joy.
It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me
from the unseen roots of all created being,
welcoming me tenderly,
saluting me with indescribable humility.
This is at once my own being, my own nature,
and the Gift of my Creator’s Thought and Art within me,
speaking as Hagia Sophia,
speaking as my sister, Wisdom.
I am awakened, I am born again at the voice of this my Sister,
sent to me from the depths of the divine fecundity.
The Banner across the top of our Blog reminds us of the beauty of nature, the wisdom of the heart and the sacred divine in everything. Titled “Lotus Pond 2,” it was painted by our very talented Sophia sister, Stephanie West. Stephanie’s online Gallery features more of her beautiful work done in a variety of media.
Please visit our website, sophialife.com to learn more.