“When I am walking through the forest and allow myself to open to the larger conversation that is happening, I feel myself filling up with the sheer grace of being, and literally have no other option but to express my gratitude – and this happens in the form of a song or melody. So to rephrase: I breathe nature in, I breathe melody out. My creativity takes this form.”
“Pause, breathe and digest what is happening with you. “
Funny, Venus Retrograde and I have been sooooo nostalgic! As the moon grows dark and enters Aquarius, I have been guided to seek out a ton of ancient correspondences between myself and my sisters… love letters sent and received before I conceived Cielo… although my being has been blown open by the miracle of birthing this tremendous Sun, I have also been battling with my perceived loss of creative juice… all being channeled and directed into the cosmic cradleboard in which I carry him… These letters are incredible… remarkable… full of lucid dreams and direct messages from spirit… I have not dreamt lucidly since Cielo was born and it’s as if the dreamtime.. the place of unlimited potential.. spontaneous wisdom and creation has been born into flesh in this little creature I popped out… that He now carries my dreaming body inside of his heart… beaming the beauty of spirit.. making manifest that which is sleeping…. I have held, tightly and rigorously, my perceived pain.. perceived loss of this part of my self and realize, today, in this moment that my holding will forever keep my in bondage… forever create resistance to my own unlimited potential and power… forever create distance between my heart and yours.. my guides, allies, muses, family…. I proclaim that this New Year that the Winged Horse, bridled and tethered, be released from her bondage, be made free and strong… that she may spread the full breadth of her Wings and in the twilight return to her herd… star sisters and brothers… galloping and flying with fierce radiance… returning cosmic awareness to the Earth Mother… It is time to melt this prickly frozen heart…
The more we deeply Love the self, the less we will feel hurt by the lack of Love from others. Deeply loving the self, is not about love of the Ego, its about allowing the Ego to open the door to the Soul, where we explore our depths, our darkness and our light, our wisdom, our truth and our inner beauty…
When we understand true darkness, there is no fear. It is the fertile soil that receives the light of our higher consciousness, birthing and creating new realities and experiences that are free of intrusion, infiltration and invasion.
It is the deep Mystery that we can embrace with Trust of the power of our Spirit, the 5th element that continually transmutes the assaults from techno controls, toxins and the wounds we carry from being up against the distortions of Consciousness and the M/F, that cause us to measure our worth against things that have no real meaning or value – just a superficial obsession that this World has glorified into something we feel we must live up to, because of the pressure to be accepted or wanted.
We must accept and want ourselves as we truly are. When we focus on this, the outside noise starts to dissolve and the inner God/ess begins to emerge and manifest itself, inspiring those who are lost and engaging others and their deepest soul longing to be Free and seen for who they really are. When we see ourselves, we see the Truth of each other. We have to first take that initiative by stripping away all that is false from our Ego, so the Temple can be unveiled.
The Ego/identity is the outside, the first aspect that is greeted, the part of us that must reflect the beautiful Spirit that dwells within… When we do this there are no false illusions, masks or facades that we wear and we invite in no vandals or destroyers who prey upon our amnesia and programmed disconnect, even if they surround us ~ We are embodied and aware of our Divinity, with no shame and no need to hide…
via Return of the Divine Feminine@
Following up on last week’s post:Ganesh Mantra~Our Morning Medicine.
My 2 year old sun Cielo and I have been meeting each morning to sit with this Mantra. It has been a powerful way for us to bond and re-connect with ourselves after sleeptime. (I recently took private quarters in our home, so we are no longer co-sleeping! A huge step in our personal worlds.) I am finding, with deep gratitude, that co-creating ritual is a most stabilizing force with which we can gently guide ourselves through this transition.
I gravitated spontaneously to Ganesha after having many long conversations with Cielo about Elephants: “BIG” “STOMP” “TRUNK” “ELPHAN”… and after a pretty dramatic play session in which we “Elephant Danced” I felt prompted to look up a Mantra we might incorporate into our time together.
So far it has been very powerful… I had no idea that Ganesh is known as the Obstacle Breaker, or that this Diety is associated with the Root Chakra, which related to survival, physicality, and personal identity. I have personally experienced deep moments of release as blockages are spontaneously liberated.
Yesterday morning was the first that we skipped our practice, and I ended up having some MAJOR insecurities/nervous energy/distorted self-talk while I was pushing through the finishing touches on my most recent Costume Commission:
I was creating a very powerful little hell for myself… my vibration was so chaotic that I even created a seemingly “unfixable” glitch in my sewing machine. Suddenly, and with no reason, the tension went bananas and I was forced to completely slow down and finish several details by hand! This was excruciating (I had a deadline to meet) but perfect Medicine as I slowly started to connect with my breath and let go of all the nervous mental chatter.
Today, as we met in practice again, I shared my gratitude with this Great Ally Ganesha… for I was able to transform deep shadow yesterday and re-connect with a more embodied sense of being.
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA
This performance completely shifted my gears. Stunning example of Devotional Dance…. Empowered Embodiment….Focus and Flow…
. She is stripping off her too tight attire. Too long she has worn ill fitting and borrowed clothes, that did not allow her to move and dance freely, or accommodate her wildness. She’s emptying her wardrobe.
She’s reclaiming her inner stylist and designer. No matter how vulnerable she feels now she is choosing to stand naked till she styles her own new clothes. She is deciding on the fabric, the feel, the color, and all the things that go into creating regalia that does her justice. She’s ensuring it feels juicy for her body & soul. She is dreaming up her original trousseau. But first she is choosing to wear her skin more comfortably.
– Akaija Woodwomon