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Description of the Women’s Corner

The Women’s Corner is produced to serve as a method of communication for the Women’s Corps—an informal group of women who strive to be active in serving and uplifting the people of our world. Please share your thoughts and service projects here.

The Women’s Corps Purpose Statement

A Call to Lift Up Our Universe Mother Spirit

The Women’s Corps accepts the call to make manifest our Universe Mother Spirit's love in the world.

To that end,

  • we will be led by spirit to be a force for good in the world.
  • we will experience and share the joy of serving our sisters and brothers.
  • we will lift up our Mother and her values by becoming those values.
  • we will help to empower other women to grow in spirit and spiritual values.

If you would like to make your own personal commitment to our Universe Mother Spirit, download, print out, sign the pledge, and keep it as a reminder of your commitment.

Commitment to Lift Up Our Universe Mother Spirit

I accept the call to make manifest our Universe Mother Spirit's love in the world.

To that end,

  • I will be led by spirit to be a force for good in the world.
  • I will experience and share the joy of serving my sisters and brothers.
  • I will lift up our Mother and her values by becoming those values.
  • I will help to empower other women to grow in spirit and spiritual values.
Music from the retreat

Music from the retreat

I Open to You, My Beloved

Ohm; Oh

I open to you, my beloved

Ohm

I open to you, my beloved

I feel your love

I taste your love

I drink your love

I open

 

You Are So Beautiful

You are so beautiful to me

You are so beautiful to me

Can’t you see?

You’re everything I hope for

You’re everything I need

You are so beautiful to me

Such joy and happiness you bring

Such joy and happiness you bring

Just like a dream

You’re like a guiding light

Shining in the night

You’re everything I need

You are so beautiful to me

You are so beautiful to me

Divine Mother

Divine Mother, my Divine Mother

Divine Mother, my Divine Mother

Engrossed is the bee of my mind

On the blue lotus feet of my Divine Mother (repeat)

 

I Open To You

Grace of the Mother

Soft rain falls; teardrops longing

How long will I call, for union with you?

For union with you

My robe is warn (my robe is warn)

Person is gone I use to be (Person is gone)

Remnants hold on (Remnants hold on)

When will I let them go?

Won’t you help me let them go?

Grace of the Mother, the Mother

(harmony) Grace of the One

Grace of the Mother, the Mother

Let me be with you, in love

You’re here before me

A misty veils across my eyes

Let the mist be departed now

Let me know Divine Light

Let me look through your eyes

Grace of the Mother, Oh the Mother (harmony)

Grace of the One

Grace of the Mother, the Mother

Let me be with you, in love, in love

I’ll wait with a patient heart

I feel you work in me

The time has come for ripen me

Open is all I am; open is all I am

Grace of the Mother, the Mother

Grace of the One

Grace of the Mother, Oh the Mother

Let me be with you

Let me be with you

Let me be with you

In love, in love, in love, in love

In love, in love

 

Beauty in the World

Gentle With Myself

(repeat) I will be gentle with myself

I will be gentle with myself

And I will hold myself like a newborn baby child

(repeat) I will be tender with my heart

I will be tender with my heart

And I will hold my heart like a newborn baby child

(repeat) I will only go as fast as the slowest part of me

Feels safe to go

(repeat) I will be easy on myself

I will be easy on myself

And I love myself like a newborn baby child

instrumental

(repeat) And I will only go as fast as the slowest part of me

Feels safe to go, 2 now I know

(repeat) I am gentle with myself

I am gentle with myself

And I hold myself like a newborn baby child

And I rock myself like a newborn baby child

And I hold myself like a newborn baby child

And I love myself like a newborn baby child

 

I Open to You

Holy Mother

Verse I:

Holy Mother, holy Mother

My heart longs to be free

Holy Mother, holy Mother

Dissolve me into thee (2x)

Verse 2:

Holy Mother, holy mother

Please purify my mind

Holy Mother, holy mother

Let me feel your love divine (2x)

Verse 3:

Holy Mother, holy Mother

Hold my hand within your hand

Holy Mother, holy Mother

Let me feel all that I am (2x)

Holy Mother, holy Mother

Holy Mother, holy Mother

Repeat Verse I

Roberta's Rules of Order

Roberta’s Rules

Here’s Roberta’s Rules, something Nancy Votrain came up with when we were trying to conduct our UCNOW  meetings in a new,  more spiritually oriented way.  The process has been evolving as the group tried to use consensus when planning the Gathering at the Hood.  Nancy is the one that wrote it out.

(Roberta’s Rules Printable Version)

Purpose 

As we know, the Universe has order! The purpose of the Meeting Guide is to provide a process for making decisions that are effective. We know anything we do which has value is Spirit led.

Our Intention

Our intention is to co-create communication that supports listening to Spirit, and each other, and then sharing from our hearts. We begin with connection in consciousness which seeks to uplift our material group towards in-circuiting with our celestial friends and spirit circuits.

Before we can plan what to do as a community, we need to know who we are and what our hearts and spirits would like to express.  To do that, we need to listen in a new way.

As a newly forming community, we want to find out what each person’s inner teacher has to say.  Silence is an opportunity to listen to Spirit. We return again and again to Spirit; not just in our opening and closing prayer time, but also when we are exploring meaningful questions together. Taking a minute of silent reflection and connection with Spirit is especially important when we are not in agreement. This pause allows each of us to again bring our consciousness back to our Spirit circuit.

Additionally we practice the 5 “A’s”. 

  • Acknowledge what the person said
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • Accept other ideas relish in the beauty of different ways of thinking and now knowing another way to look at it.
  • Appreciate each other’s ideas
  • Responsibilities of meeting participants
  • Notify co-chairs if you are unable to attend.
  • Read agenda and all documents prior to meeting
  • Research agenda items and send out supporting documents  if necessary,

Responsibilities of co-chairs:

The co-chairs plan ahead and email to team the documents needed for the group to be prepared to make decisions efficiently and effectively. Co-chairs determine who will facilitate the meeting using the approved process (TBD).

Sample Agenda

Agenda is sent out 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Frequency of Meetings

Meetings are scheduled once a month.

Beginning prayer

At beginning of group, co-chair asks for someone to lead us in prayer, allowing time for the Spirit guidance. We express gratitude for each person, and for all the spiritual helpers that are with us. We are mindful of our Words (which we say), Attitude and focus (which we bring) and the Experience (which we co-create and actively participate in).

Approval or correction of minutes

  • Read and approve minutes. Are there any corrections to the minutes as distributed? If not the minutes stand approved as distributed.
  • Take corrections until there are no further corrections. Approve minutes as corrected.
  • If there are no (further) corrections, the minutes stand approved as distributed.

Reports (committees)

Old business agenda items (address first)

  • Handle debate, put the question; announce the result.
  • Is there any further business to come before the meeting?
  • Making and Handling Motions
  • Voting using Green, Yellow and Red indicators

New Business

  • Is there new business? If so, the facilitator (one of the co-chairs) recognizes the person and asks for a motion. Person makes motion and it is seconded.
  • A committee of three members will volunteer to create recommendations on proposed motion.
  • Repeat process, if needed

Announcements

Next meeting time verified

Gratitude

  • We end each meeting with grateful appreciations to strengthen our bonds and connections.
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