Yes to You: Lilith Even if the whole earth will fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered. And the wider and more numerous the fissures on the surface, the more the unity is strengthened in the depths’. C.G. Jung

Jean Raffa: We need to see the sacred transforming power of sorrow and grief and rebellion. We need to be reminded that we, ourselves, are sacred beloved souls, loved for exactly who and what we are and were born to be, fully deserving of respect and kindness.

Donna: Retirement Reflections: I agree that we all have a ‘light’ and ‘dark’ side and that the important thing is how we choose to treat each side.

Deborah Gregory: A truly wonderful memorial for Naka and her Ave Maria. What a story, and what a song to sing at the Taj Mahal! Wonderful, much like the lovely choir of voices gathered here in the Garden of Eden in search of the Wild Feminine.

 Pam: pjlazos “The sins of the father” isn’t just a quaint concept. Not only do we pass down our DNA, we pass along our thoughts and feelings and prejudices. If the world is ever to change, it needs to start with each one of us

Donna: It is the shared discussion that leads to a richness of understanding that we could never have reached alone.

Elaine Mansfield: When worship of the warrior gods, including Yahweh, destroyed worship of the Great Goddess, they broke our sense of connection and our roots.

Arti: Nature is never narrow.. It’s Mother Nature’s abundance that soothes us always, without question, complaints or judgement.

Sandra: fairie embassy – for years and still hot on the scent of the feminine … my sense is that women do fear loss of control because we are uncontrollable – wild fey turbulent volcanic surging with grace and eddies of calm.

Janet Givens: May Women the world around discover the power of their voice, even when it shakes.

LB: A more conscious Lilith faces the ‘taboo’, suffers and is transformed, experiences the fullness of a life filled with pain and joy, lived on the edges of societal norms, surrenders to God (or Source, or whatever word we use) and returns to the Tree of Life.

Shilpa Garg: When you mention about integration of the two archetypes, I am reminded of Ardhanarishvara which is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu God Shiva and his wife Parvati. Ardhanarishwar also symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable and it conveys the unity of opposites in the universe.

Marian Beaman:Through the women in my family heritage, I saw the feminine face of God, who transcends gender in my opinion. Thus, I was grounded in my ancestry, able to move forward into the light.

Deborah Gregory: Perhaps your “Animus” was out of balance and needed reorienting? While rapt on the wild feminine, Lilith, can be a JOY … there comes a time when the body breaks down, well down to the bone in my case, before we tune inwards. Here’s one of my challenging animus adventures: http://theliberatedsheep.com/animus-diet-part-three/Deborah’s link is pretty powerful, as is all her poetry.

Silvia: We experience her and know her, as we roll through cycles of light and darkness back to light. We owe her more light, more goodness, for she is us, and we are her.

 This is a truly lovely link by Andrea Matheson on The Great Mother – http://ravenessences.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35_38&products_id=354

Thank you as always for reading! It’s been a joy to use your comments.

28 comments on “A to Z Y Yes to You Lilith”

  1. I’m reading this for the second time, Susan. Such great quotes from a choir of wise women. Yes, yes, yes to Lilith–and I hear Deborah’s caution. That need for balance is always there. Her wild abandon and her rage can bring danger if we’re not self-protective. A little crone’s perspective on Lilith energy as I’ve watched a few young women destroy themselves with it. Most of us–that’s me!–need more Lilith. Thank you for bringing her into consciousness.

    • Thanks Elaine for your comment – yes, we have to be aware at all times of her rage becoming destructive as it does in fact sometimes do … THAT moment when we abandon everything. It’s scary to just think about it … I guess this is extreme tension of the opposites and an inability to hold it?

  2. You definitely received some nice, thoughtful comments. I’d say that’s a sign of a great Challenge. Hoping you made some new blogger friends. I always thought that was the best part of the process.

  3. Wow that a lovely and creative way to post susan, appreciate you for beautifully collating all the thoughts for large Yes to Lilith. Thanks for sharing.

  4. You’re rounding the home stretch, Susan! What a wonderful tribute to the Feminine. I bought your book on Lilith! Once I read it, I’ll write a review for my blog and perhaps you’ll want to do an author interview? Have a great day! Pam

    • 🙂 🙂 🙂 Just got onto my computer now Pam – what an amazing surprise, thank you for buying the book! I hope you find something of value in it. I sometimes think of re-writing it, updating it, using comments from this April theme on her, with permission from others of course. Thank you for offering a review and author interview of it on your blog, I’d be honoured!

  5. I appreciated your compilation here, which includes a few blog commenters I’m familiar with. I was surprised to see my own comment here too.

    Ah, the power of women’s voices across boundaries of all sorts, including an ocean. What a gift, Susan. Thank you!

  6. Lilith is the lone voice calling from the dark woods beyond the village, the discordant sound in a symphony of voices singing NO to the invisible and unknowable Yes.

    If everyone loves our song, it probably isn’t coming from Lilith.

    • Thanks LB – No is as real and as powerful a response as yes and we are reminded of all who have and do say NO .. not in my name. I like your imagery of the dark woods beyond the village where the Baba Yaga resides.

      Lilith has many voices .. including discordant ones. She is not a yes sir no sir three bags full sir gal …

  7. I believe Lilith would be saying yes back to you Susan, and to us, for undertaking this exploration. What a delight to have you lay the path and listen to all the responses from around the garden.

  8. Hi Susan – your Yes … brings forth Lilith into the light of all your commenters … I shall return to read properly – cheers Hilary

  9. I was taken with much of this post but none so much as your opening paragraph’s line “transforming power of sorrow and grief and rebellion” When one suffers, grieves, rebels against, it leaves marks on the psyche that forever shape the future. At least for me. Strong words, Susan.

  10. This is a very powerful post, Susan. It is wonderful to see all of our voices combined. Thank you for the mention!

  11. Dear Susan, Why tis a choir of beautiful voices singing a hymn to Her, a symphony to the soul of love! Such JOY, such BEAUTY, such BLISS is the wild feminine as she gathered in her beloved Garden of Eden. As a poet I can but only doff my cap to you fair lady of words, warmth and wisdom. Sending you much love, light and laughter across the oceans between us and deep gratitude for all that you have shared with us on your divine “Lilith” journey of love. It’s been amazing! In sisterhood and in soul, Deborah.

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