CELEBRATING THE POWER OF THE FEMININE AND THE FEAST DAY OF JOAN OF ARC
THE SILVER TENT NEWSLETTER
Dear Silver Sisters,
Fear is deadly. Fear starts fires and lights pyres under those who follow their truth. We have been taught for millennia that it’s a dangerous game to speak out, particularly against whatever authority is in power, in whatever community or nation you live. So most of those with a voice stay silent, fearing reprisal.
On 30th May 1431 Joan of Arc, at the tender age of 19, was burnt at the stake for heresy in France. She was guilty of not staying silent. Joan listened to her ‘voices’, which spoke of what actions she needed to take to overthrow the powerful English army, and crown King Charles VII of France. She proved that her voices spoke true, and with the courage of her convictions she seized every opportunity to follow those instructions, leading the French army at 18 years old… yet she was labelled a heretic and dispatched by fire. How frightened must the authorities have been by her ability to bypass the Church’s conduit to the divine, overthrow armies of men, and crown Kings?
Joan of Arc died 589 years ago this 30th May, but it took 489 more years before she was canonised and made a Saint. Now her feast day is on the anniversary of her death.
Let’s celebrate this extraordinarily courageous and visionary young woman, and feast in her honour.
Soon after Joan of Arc the witch hunts began, which continued for the next 500 years – winkling out the wise women who were tuned in to nature and didn’t need any external conduit to communicate with a higher source. They were deemed a threat to authority, even though many of them were healers and midwives, skilled in herbal lore, and the weaving of natural power.
How much of this terrorism has passed down through our DNA, resulting in our deep need to keep the status quo, rather than stand up for truth?
But how inspiring to think that one single slender young woman can change the course of history… if we all listen and act on our deepest wisdom we can too, particularly when we connect in a conscious, co-creative and collaborative way.
The Silver Tent, and its sister community Silver Synergy, are about the resurrection of the feminine principles of conscious co-creative collaboration – rediscovering that we are truly wild, wonderful and wise elder women, valid and valuable in our world today with wisdom worth sharing. You see we are SO much more than a Facebook group.
ONLINE COFFEE MORNINGS AND TEA PARTIES to allay lockdown loneliness…
I’ve been hosting a few of these online gatherings where we can simply chat and relax, and connect with like-hearted women around the world. In the last one we had one member join us from New York even though it was early in her day, while another joined us from Australia even though it was the middle of her night… it was a delicious experience to connect right around the globe for an hour. So if you are in The Silver Tent please check out our Events section in the Facebook Group and you’ll see the next online Coffee Morning is on 11th June 2020 – all free of charge.
AND FOR OUR SILVER SYNERGY MEMBERS…
we now have regular Silver Cauldrons, where we put into practice our passion for living consciously, co-creatively and collaboratively. See details about joining us in Silver Synergy HERE
Have you read the LATEST SILVERBLOG on the powerful exploration of both the menopause and the coronavirus being an initiation into our next phase of life? Thought-provoking and powerful.
NOMINATED FOR A COMMUNITY AWARD – PLEASE VOTE!
YOUR LOVE HAS NOMINATED THE SILVER TENT TO RECEIVE AN AWARD… my heart skipped a beat to read this! Nominated in the Community Initiative category of the Kindred Spirit awards for 2020 your further love will help The Silver Tent win this award. Please vote as soon as possible. Voting closes on 30 June.
If you would love to help us win please follow this link, scroll down to the Community Initiative category, click the option next to The Silver Tent (appropriately at the top of the list!) and click submit. That’s it! Easy peasy.
AND LET’S ALL ENVISION ‘THE BEST IS YET TO COME’ EVENT IN OCTOBER…
A fabulous opportunity to spend time with like-hearted women all exploring this idea that the best is yet to come! Imagine if we all approached menopause and the decades beyond with the inspiring knowledge that this is the most powerful, meaningful and celebratory time of our lives. It is our time to shine beyond what light we may have brought to the world before… even if we don’t believe we did. Check out this event and mark it in your calendars. Because the best is undoubtedly yet to come.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SILVER SYNERGY MEMBERS AND THE WISDOM THEY LOVE SHARING…
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AND I WANT TO OFFER A HUGE WELCOME TO MY WILD, WONDERFUL AND WISE ‘WING WOMAN’ Steffie Betts who has agreed to help me develop The Silver Tent and its resources. Creating organised systems is not one of my skill-sets, as many of you will know… Steffie joined The Silver Tent in October 22nd 2016, a few days after it started, and is so aligned with my vision that I know her support is going to be awesome!!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Vanessa Squire Kaliski for her unfailing support, with her partner Ian, keeping us online no matter what, and making it possible to have an online presence beyond Facebook.
And a further big thank you to Kay Westmorland for looking after all the numbers in the accounts!
There are many other extraordinary Silver Synergy members who pour their hearts into this community, who help make the magical heart at its core beat with such potency. I think you all know who you are.
TOGETHER WE ROCK!
To help support the emergence of the wise elder woman even more, I’m offering my inspirational book on how The Silver Tent was founded.
This story will inspire your daughters, grand-daughters and nieces, let alone you and your friends over 50. Let them know that ageing is cool, exciting and worth celebrating as we are valid and valuable, with a great deal to share with the world. Indeed, together we rock!
Order your copy in paperback or ebook today from our website: Together We Rock!
ARTICLES, TALKS, INTERVIEWS
I am also available to write articles, give talks and interviews about how The Silver Tent emerged, and all matters around our fast-developing global community, now celebrating over 7200 members! Please contact me if you know someone who might like to make a booking on email@example.com.
Francesca Cassini, Founder
The Silver Tent
on the Wild Welsh Coast