Hi,

This is the first entry in my journal. It is October 3. Around 1:15 Joan and I are leaving for a drum circle. We are going to re-dedicate the Medicine Wheel at Rockhaven. Gail, one of our friends who is part native American will lead the ceremony.

I am a Filipino and was brought to the US by a spiritual journey I began in 1982. I came to know Rockhaven- an ecozoic center in House Springs MO in 2005 during a Sabbatical year. I needed that space for myself after I left the Congregation I belonged to for 24 years. It was a difficult journey. I was searching for my whole self as a believer and a Christian feminist woman.

I had been working with women in the Philippines in the church sector and in a non-profit organization since 1982. I am doing a Masters program for Pastoral Studies at the Eden Theological Seminary. I hope to graduate by next year.

My passion is life is the recovery of women's story and integrate it in every place I work and all I do. I believe in the power of the spirit of women. I am trying to integrate spirituality and development, developing a wholistic perspective of being human. I believe in a God who is bigger than all we can talk or think or image of. God is a personal god to me who leads me beyond all that is. And I believe that in women is the "IMAGO DEI", God's image of compassionate justice. She is Shekinah, Mother of all Life.

I am glad to be a member of World Pulse and I hope to contribute as much as I can to it. Try to see Rockhaven: www.rockhavencenter.org

Bayidiwata Erlin

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Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

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Hi Bayidiwata,

Thank you for sharing more about yourself and your spiritual path. I like the idea that a woman is God's image of compassionate justice. I hope you'll continue to share your experiences with our community!

Cheers, Jade

Hi Bayidiwata!

Warmest Welcome to PulseWire! We are so glad that you have joined our online community. Thank you for sharing with us about your life. You're presence here is important and valuable to us. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and insights in the future.

Kind Regards, Jody