Grand Cross April 2014: Astral Insights~ | MYSTICMAMMA.COM : consciousness, spirituality, wisdom, inspiration new

 

“Yes this is the time that astrologers have been noting as the most profound time of transformation for 2014. We are entering a juncture, a turning point as we individually and collectively come together at a the cross roads of imminent change.
Inevitably the unknown can arouse fear and anxiety, and so it is of utmost importance right now that we take the time to ground, to pray, to meditate, to get enough sleep, to eat wholesome nourishing food and to take good care of ourselves so that we can meet the present with an open and courageous heart.”

Grand Cross April 2014: Astral Insights~ | MYSTICMAMMA.COM : consciousness, spirituality, wisdom, inspiration new.

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Pagan Poetry

Pedaling through
The dark currents
I find
An accurate copy
A blueprint
Of the pleasure
In me

Swirling black lilies totally ripe
A secret code carved
Swirling black lilies totally ripe
A secret code carved

He offers
A handshake
Crooked
Five fingers
They form a pattern
Yet to be matched

On the surface simplicity
But the darkest pit in me
It’s pagan poetry
Pagan poetry

Morsecoding signals (signals)
They pulsate (wake me up) and wake me up
(pulsate) from my hibernating

On the surface simplicity
Swirling black lilies totally ripe
But the darkest pit in me
It’s pagan poetry
Swirling black lilies totally ripe
Pagan poetry

Swirling black lilies totally ripe

I love him, I love him
I love him, I love him
I love him, I love him
I love him, I love him
She loves him, she loves him

This time
She loves him, she loves him
I’m gonna keep it to myself
She loves him, she loves him
She loves him, she loves him
This time
I’m gonna keep me all to myself
She loves him, she loves him
And he makes me want to hand myself over
She loves him, she loves him
She loves him, she loves him
And he makes me want to hand myself over

Black Madonna:::She who Accompanies the White and the Red

The Black Madonna. You know her, we all know her in memory, – she is hidden behind a sacred black veil, and when we call to her that veil is immediately parted and she sits in silent acknowledgement of our (male or female) deepest being. She is the dark aspect of the goddess, the one that accompanies the white and the red. Wise, benevolent, and unthinkably strong and wise, she is also known as “Sophia”, the one who sees all, is shocked by nothing, and knows all. She is our Great Mother, the one who embraces us in silence when our concerns are too difficult for common understanding. Never judging, never questioning, she is the one who hears, then knows, and unflinchingly provides answers though her vast reserves of wisdom. She is the one who pushes us forward and provides strength, lending hers to ours, and being part of our body so we can do what we must.

…There is a fascination around her that defies description. Nothing is ever lost, only waiting to be rediscovered. She is our connection to the earth.

The “black” in question is hardy yet soft, earthy rich, absolutely protective, enveloping like a mothering cloak, wise, forgiving and nurturing.

There are connections to her with the original earth goddesses, so there is sustenance in going to her, sitting in front of her in a shrouded grotto, wooded hill slope, or her shape carved out tree. Or she can appear to us out of a void, just when we need her most. She knows all and understands all, when we don’t.

Imogen Crest

via TheGypsyPriestess@FB Pages.

Not-So-Surprising Science

Could “Magic” Mushrooms Be Used to Treat Anxiety and Depression |Surprising Science

A research group from Johns Hopkins has conducted the longest-running controlled study of the effects of psilocybin, and their findings might be the most promising of all. In 2006, they gave 36 healthy volunteers (who’d never before tried hallucinogens) a dose of the drug, and 60 percent reported having a “full mystical experience.” 14 months later, the majority reported higher levels of overall well-being than before and ranked taking psilocybin as one of the five most personally significant experiences of their lives. In 2011, the team conducted a study with a separate group, and when members of that group were questioned a full year later, the researchers found that according to personality tests, the participants’ openness to new ideas and feelings had increased significantly—a change seldom seen in adults had increased.


Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/06/could-magic-mushrooms-be-used-to-treat-anxiety-and-depression/#ixzz2VsQgKWUJ 

Alpha/Omega

For I am the first and the last

I am the venerated and the despised

I am the prostitute and the saint

I am the wife and the virgin

I am the mother and the daughter

I am the arms of my mother

I am barren and my children are many

I am the married woman and the spinster

I am the woman who gives birth and she

who never procreated

I am the consolation for the pain of birth

I am the wife and the husband

And it was my man who created me

I am the mother of my father

I am the sister of my husband

And he is my rejected son

Always respect me

For I am the shameful and the magnificent one

Hymn to Isis, Great Mother of All

Third or Fourth Century B.C.

Discovered in Nag Hammadi

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Our Morning Medicine: Day 11

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:

https://rainbowbridger.org/2013/05/22/hand-made-by-azrael-oxumare/

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