My Mother Flies to Heaven

Here’s another story of how women in my family found the Sacred within themselves.

When my mother was in her 40s she took up flying and eventually earned a private pilot’s license. Though she went to church, flying alone was her spiritual practice. It was how she connected to her inner being and the Mother Earth and Sky. She always said she had thought she would do something wonderful with her flying but never did. In fact, she taught her daughters that women can do anything they put their minds to and to let their spirits soar.                                                                                                        

By Carolyn Lee Boyd

Carolyn Lee Boyd’s essays, short stories, memoirs, reviews, and poetry have been published in a variety of print magazines, internet sites, and book anthologies. Her writing explores goddess-centered spirituality in everyday life and how we can all better live in local and global community. In fact, she is currently writing a book on what ancient and contemporary cultures have to tell us about living in community in the 21st century. She would love for you to visit her at her website,, where you can find her writings and music and some of her free e-books to download.

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