September 06, 2017
Full Moon 9.6.17
Happy Full Moon!
The energies are very high right now. We have hurricanes and forest fires, huge solar flares, and political unrest that threatens our very survival on so many levels… It is time for all of us who do ceremony to get out our drums and rattles to help shepherd this chaotic energy into constructive outcomes.
Find the biases that lay dormant within your hearts and bring them to light. Own them. The lessons of these times are to be excavating our shadows instead of pointing fingers. Yes it abounds in heaps and piles outside us, but what within us is complicit with it. Look at you own fears, your family beliefs and values, your religious beliefs. Look at what you were taught in school. What personal and cultural wounding, and divisive self protections, are you willing to give up, to live in peace?!
September 01, 2017
Walking In Beauty
A million things call out to be done before the day ends, and then it all starts up again tomorrow. Your life has routine, a rhythm, and it sweeps you up and pushes you along. You have a roof over your head and food to eat, so on you persevere, feeding the beast, doing what it takes, but ultimately, it sucks a little bit of life from you each day.
Even when we do stop and take a breath we are most often thinking about what comes next, or how to improve on what we already have. We go to a yoga class to relax, and find ourselves needing to master that next yoga pose, or we sit down to meditate and wonder if we have reached the furthest dimension of the astral planes yet. We are doers living lives aimed at accomplishment, and we are striving for success. Until we stop and find the beauty in it, however, we will have very little peace.
Beauty is not just an aesthetic, but it is a vibration, the resonance inside of a moment. It is a sensation that stops us in our tracks with its radiance and transports us to another realm. It is inspiration, an experience of pure essence, a transient state of breathless perfection, that exists just outside of time. Integrating positivity with negativity, a wholeness of darkness and light, beauty is a transcendent dance with the senses.