Monday, 26 March 2012
In the image below Spirit of White Buffalo Woman roams among the herds. She brings peace and wisdom for all to share. For those whose lives journey with the buffalo, White Buffalo Woman's sweet spirit is a dear ally.White Buffalo Calf Woman is a manifestation of the Lakota Sioux goddess Whope, who is the daughter of the sun and the moon. She is the goddess of peace and taught the Sioux many sacred rituals, including the use of the sacred pipe.
The woman's name was PtesanWi which translated White Buffalo Calf Woman. She taught the Lakotas many sacred rituals and gave them the Chanunpa or sacred pipe which is the holiest of all worship symbols. After the was given teaching the people came bearing gifts. Giving them her PtesanWi left them with a promising to return. Later, the story became attributed to the Goddess Wohpe, also known as Whope, or Wope.
The companion watched as the scout approached and embraced the woman, during which time a white cloud enveloped the pair. After a while, the cloud disappeared and only the mysterious woman remained. The remaining scout was frightened, and began to draw his bow, but the woman beckoned him forward, telling him that no harm would come to him. As the woman was fluent in Lakota, the young man decided she was one of his tribe, and came forward. When he arrived, she pointed to a spot on the ground where the other scout's bare bones lay. She explained that the Crazy Buffalo had compelled the man to desire her, and she had annihilated him.
The scout became even more frightened and again menaced her with his bow. At this time, the woman explained that she was Wakan and his weapons could not harm her. She further explained that if he did as she instructed, no harm would befall him and that his tribe would become more prosperous. The scout promised to do what she instructed, and was told to return to his encampment, call the Council and prepare a feast for her arrival.
When Roman Catholic missionaries first came among the Lakota, their stories of the Virgin Mary and Jesus became associated with the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman. The synergism of identifying Mary with Ptesan Wi and Jesus with the Chununpa continues among Lakota Christians to this day. The story of Ptesan Wi is associated with the white buffalo.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
(¸.•´ (¸.• ♥ Hearts of Infinite Love ♥
When you listen to your heart and sing the song of your soul
You are living in harmony with your mission.
In this divine space
You will naturally attract other souls
Who resonate with your vibration
Who agreed to walk the path with you
These are kindred souls
Your Family of Love & Light
•✿⊱╮Miracles happen and dreams do come true. There is beauty and magic everywhere! •✿⊱╮(¨`·.·´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.• ♥ Hearts of Infinite Love ♥
Saturday, 24 March 2012
The Spirit of the plants has come to me
In the form of a beautiful dancing green woman
Her eyes filled me with peace
Her dance filled me with peace
The spirit of the plants has come to me
And has blessed me with great peace.
Her eyes filled me with peace
Her dance filled me with peace.
The spirit of the plants has come to me
In the form of a beautiful dancing green woman.
Origins of Brighid:
In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or "exalted one", is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan. Her two sisters were also called Brighid, and were associated with healing and crafts. The three Brighids were typically treated as three aspects of a single deity, making her a classic Celtic triple goddess.
Patron and Protector:
Brighid was the patron of poets and bards, as well as healers and magicians. She was especially honored when it came to matters of prophecy and divination. She was honored with a sacred flame maintained by a group of priestesses, and her sanctuary at Kildare, Ireland, later became the home of the Christian variant of Brighid, St. Brigid of Kildare. Kildare is also the location of one of several sacred wells in the Celtic regions, many of which are connected to Brighid. Even today, it's not uncommon to see ribbons and other offerings tied to trees near a well as a petition to this healing goddess.
There are a variety of ways to celebrate the many aspects of Brighid at Imbolc. If you're part of a group practice or a coven, why not try Honoring Brighid With a Group Ceremony? You can also incorporate prayers to Brighid into your rites and rituals for the season. Having trouble figuring out what direction you're headed? Ask Brighid for assistance and guidance with a Brighid's Crossroads Divination Ritual.
Brighid's Many Forms:
In Britain, Brighid's counterpart was Brigantia, a warlike figure of the Brigantes tribe near Yorkshire, England. She is similar to the Greek goddess Athena and the Roman Minerva. Later, as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands, St. Brigid was the daughter of a Pictish slave who was baptised by St. Patrick, and founded a community of nuns at Kildare.
In addition to her position as a goddess of magic, Brighid was known to watch over women in childbirth, and thus evolved into a goddess of hearth and home. Today, many Pagans and Wiccans honor her on February 2, which has become known as Imbolc or Candlemas.
Crafts to Honor Brighid:
In many Pagan traditions today, Brighid is celebrated with crafts that honor her role as the protector of the hearth. You can make a Brighid corn doll, as well as a Bride's Bed for her to sleep in. Perhaps the best known decoration is the Brighid's Cross, whose arms represent the place where a crossroads comes together, the space between light and dark.
Brighid and Imbolc:
Like many Pagan holidays, Imbolc has a Celtic connection, although it wasn’t celebrated in non-Gaelic Celtic societies. The early Celts celebrated a purification festival by honoring Brighid. In some parts of the Scottish Highlands, Brighid was viewed as a sister of Cailleach Bheur, a woman with mystical powers who was older than the land itself. In modern Wicca and Paganism, Brighid is sometimes viewed as the maiden aspect of the maiden/mother/crone cycle, although it might be more accurate for her to be the mother, given her connection with home and childbirth.
Woman of the Fires,
Woman of Poetry
Blessed Woman come to me
woman of Healing,
Woman of Skillful Means
Blessed woman of the land
Guide my heart and guide my hand
Blessed Woman of the streams
Guide my soul and guide my dreams
Blessed Woman come to me
Woman of the fires
Woman of Poetry,
Blessed Woman come to me
Woman of Healing
Woman of Skillful Means.
Blessed Woman of the hills
Heal all wounds and heal all ills
Blessed Woman of the flame
Awaken me to renew again.
The to the feminine energies is the opening of all that is comes through higher light and thought. It deals with a movement away from lower emotions of fear, panic, rage to the re-awakening of higher frequency emotions and ideals - love, compassion, and nurturing. It is the spiraling of to higher frequency and the reunion of self and soul through the sacred geometry of our creation. SHE is the goddess, the priestess, the creator in each of us trapped in the illusion of time - waiting to awaken through the evolution of our DNA into higher light.
The God in stone can be seen to the left side of the woman - as the left side of your brain is the masculine side. He is in the shadows watching his feminine counterpart - the Goddess. The Goddess evolves and becomes alive as She opens the heart chakra and moves through the rainbow bridge of the colors and lights of creation.
Fire Her heart is the light
Earth The trees and flowers
Air The clouds and sky which are purple / blue / aqua which is the frequency of the heart chakra
Water The waterfall is the collective unconscious which represent the grids of the program SHE is creating
The rainbow unites everything through sound, light and color.
Our souls experience both the feminine masculine side of physical reality.
It is now time to move beyond the masculine - linear - logical side of your mind and conscious experience into the realms of higher - faster moving light and thought a place of creation and intuition - your soul essence.
Close your eyes. . .
See yourself floating high above the clouds.
Notice that the higher you go the more in balance your energies seem.
Suddenly you see a field of light energy.
It begins to take shape until you recognize the essence of a female entity.
You float closer - realizing that she is an aspect of your soul who has come to take your on a spiritual journey into the light.
There is much she wants to share with you as you re-unite your energy fields with hers.
She takes you over the rainbow bridge.
Your heart chakra ignites with love and light as you awkening the sleeping goddess within you.
Remain in these energies. Feel their light. Feel their uncondtional love. Feel the balance within your soul.
Many of you do not realize just how precious you are to this world. Many of you have been abused by the psychopathic people existing on this earth. I have had many experiences, myself; with these kinds of people and what I have come to understand is they feed off of the the loving, honoring people on this earth.
Psychopathic energy vampires siphon and steal shards of light and abundance from the sacred feminine women in an attempt to mimic sacred feminine. Some might say that we should feel sorry for them because they just can't help themselves but they can..when they are ready to do so and not before.
Within compassion there are natural boundaries from negative siphoning in either gender. With compassion in our hearts we are more able to embody the Feminine Divine and channel her receptive energy.
True beauty emanating from the soul...Creates from the Divine Universe!
Friday, 23 March 2012
The Grandmother Moon, our Sacred Earth Mother and all female relations in Nature are all revered in Native traditions. Indigenous people knew that everything in Creation has a spirit, and that we are connected to all of our relations in nature. As we reclaim our medicine gifts, it is important that we take this time to honor our Grandmother.
The Moon cycle is a gift to women; it is a time to cleanse herself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The Moon time is considered a time of power, second only to the ability of the Great Spirit to give life. That is how strong that power is.
Women can ask Grandmother Moon for direction in life, for wisdom, and for help for her female relations. Grandmother Moon can give her healing and balancing energy to women. When the Moon is full, a woman can do a ceremony to honor and seek guidance from Grandmother Moon. In this circle the leader of the group Ester welcomes ALL women no matter what their race, color, culture or creed.
These women only ceremonies are profoundly grounding, and spiritually and emotionally uplifting. Built on time-honored Native American traditions and I felt transported to a time of many moons ago ... when women came together to honor and replenish their spirit, their life and their very Being. As I sat within the glow of Grandmother Moon with 20 other women I had never met before we came together around an open fire to witness and experience the joy and power of the sacred feminine.
During this ceremony, shared in the clearing and cleansing of the body, mind and spirit. We were directed to bring a meter of yellow broadcloth and tobacco. We place some tobacco in the corner, fold it and smudge. The cloth is carried with us and cannot touch the ground. One Grandmother Moon is at her fullest we head outside to where a roaring fire had been created. We sit around the fire, share stories about our healing journey and focus on the fire while stating an intention to release all the things we no longer want in our lives—for ourselves, others or Mother Earth. We shared our stories, dreams, our past, present and future, releasing those things we no longer want to carry, and holding near the things we cherish.
After that part of the ceremony is complete each woman takes her prayer cloth, places some tobacco and sage in the fire, leaves the circle, faces the moon and prays for everything and everyone that we wish to ask support and healing for. When she returns the prayer cloth is placed in the fire and a brief a two syllable shout is called out to put energy into the request and give power to the cleansing power of the fire.
When every woman has gone through the process Ester beat her drum and sang songs of healing and blessings to Grandmother Moon. Afterwards we shared in a small feast. Within this ceremony we have to wear a long skirt because the skirts touch the ground in a circle honors women, the feminine energies within Grandmother Moon and our connection to her and the many blessings she offers to those who open to receive them.
Upon completion of the ceremony a food offering, tobacco and sage are placed in the fire. In Native traditions leaving food offerings for their clans, Mother Earth, the spirits, animals as an honoring for what we are given and to feed the energies and keep them strong.
Mistress of the night time sky
Shine down on me from above
Bathe me in your cool silvery, beauty
And shower me with your love
Watch over me while I am sleeping
Keeping me safe and free from all woe
Bless all that dwell within my home
May your loving kindness they know
And when you're the Queen of Darkness
Your face you do not show
I know you will still watch over me
No matter where I go
For I'm your child Mother Goddess
And I am truly blessed
I thank you for watching over me
As I lay me down to rest
Thursday, 22 March 2012
For me Goddess is the female aspect of The Divine and holds equal power but it is expressed differently. Empowerment for women is only seen as radical to those that have difficulty with the idea that woman are people too. I think the same is true for the patriarchal religions that refuse to acknowledge the roles Goddesses have played throughout history as an equal but different aspect of the Godhead. I was going through a divorce when the Gloria Steinem, Helen Reddy and Helen Gurley Brown started beating the drum and letting women know that we could be strong, equal, powerful…and FEMININE within the Feminist Movement.
I started my relationship with the Feminine Divine around the same time. That journey opened my heart and mind in gentler ways and put me in touch with my own spiritual power. As I developed greater understanding about the spiritual and historical energy of Goddesses I began to connect with more soul sisters who are at varying stages of embracing the Goddess within themselves.
I have found that as more women come into their own power we are more adept at encouraging men to explore the full range of their emotions…rather than having them stuck in gender stereotype. Embracing the Feminine Divine does not focus on emasculating men or have them become like women. . Rather the goal is to have both genders become whole, strong and empowered as they balance the Masculine and Feminine Divine within.
After studying the historical and spiritual significance of Goddesses and their role in many religions around the world I could not help but notice their absence in the dominating religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Goddesses have a larger presence in Hinduism and I have a lot about them by studying their teachings. I admit to being pro-women but I am also pro-men and pro-gender equality. After growing into my own power through the feminist movement I made a commitment to myself and others to promote the idea of Ms. God and the Feminine Divine and their importance in the spiritual development of both genders
Looking at history ("her-story") and the roles of Goddesses is fascinating journey. Once women...and men open to the powerful gifts Goddesses bring they enjoy a greater sense of wholeness that comes through the subtle grace of the Divine Feminine within. We are all a cell in the body of Goddess and Goddesses dance in our every breath. Feminism is not a rebellion or a revolt, but based on the simple truth and assumption that all people are created equal. Not just all 'men' as many religions suggest. There are still millions around the world that have difficulty with that reality. As more women and men embrace the Feminine Divine there is hope that we can level the playing field, see common ground and EQUALITY. If and when that does occur gender, race, creed, culture and religious acceptance will become the new order
When we are aligned to the flow of wholeness it is easier to look back, move forward and live more conscious lives. As I continue to open to the Divine Feminine I am becoming stronger and continue to go through transformational re-births while standing on firmer ground. As we embrace the Feminine Divine we are more able to continuously evolve and change. The energy of Goddesses assists us in seeing beyond what pain is and what it brings forth. That allows us to grow, emerge and fly free like the beautiful butterflies we are all mean to be. Opening to the Masculine and Feminine Divine within helps us to to acknowledge truth, accept difference and diversity and come into full surrender. Blessed by the Divine Sacred Mother we are free and able to express more of whom we are. We are filled with love and light and lose the need to compare ourselves with others or make them wrong because we also see their uniqueness shining brightly within unity and oneness.
In my healing and spiritual journey I am at a place where I know I am more than just a woman. Whether we are a mother, grandmother, sister, an aunt, beloved or friend we all hold many names but as we open to the Divine Goddesses we become ONE with ourselves and each other. When we accept that we are spiritual beings going through human experiences the outer definers dissolve and we are able to see ourselves as Divine beings of nurturing love.
I honor my place as a conduit and strive to open to the bright light of the Divine Mother and all other spiritual guides that come to me as allies. There are many who wish to gain enlightenment in a man's form but that is not so for me. With the diminishing of women’s power through time fewer BEINGS fewer chose to work for the welfare of living beings in a female form. I fully accept that I was born into a female body in this lifetime so I am in a better position to work for the welfare of all beings until such time as humanity has found its fullness by acknowledging and embracing the Divine Feminine.The knowledge of the DIVINE GODDESS is on Earth right now to help us through Ascension; it is within each of us, Women and Men. This is an activation of the GODDESS that is within us all
Hecate: Greek - Moon Goddess, Goddess of the underworld, and Goddess of Magick.
Hera: Greek - Goddess of marriage. Consort of Zeus.
Hestia: Greek - Goddess of hearth and home.
Inanna: Sumerian - Queen of Heaven.
Isis: Egyptian - The triple Goddess (Maid, Mother, Crone).
Kali: Hindu - Goddess of destruction and creation. Often called Kali-Ma ("the Back Mother"). Consort of Shiva.
Ma'at/Mayet: Egyptian - Goddess of justice, truth and the law.
Morhan: Celtic - Goddess of Water and Magick.
Muses, The: Greek - Goddesses of inspiration and memory.
Nephthys: Egyptian - Goddess of Midwives.
Norns, The: Celtic - Guardians of the sacred tree Yggdrasil.
Nut: Egyptian - Sky Goddess.
Persephone: Greek - Goddess of the underworld.
Selene: Greek - Goddess of the Moon,
Valkyries, The: Scandinavian - Women warriors who brought the souls of those slain in Valhala.
Venus: Roman - Goddess of love.
Vesta: Roman - Goddess of fire, both domestic and ritual
An aretalogy is a kind of list, stating a deity´s virtues. There are several of these for Aset. An early form of aretalogy were probably short statements made by the deities as early as the Coffin Texts. In Spell 148 Aset says about herself:
I am Aset, one more spiritlikand august than the gods.
Whether the Aretalogy given below is Egyptian or Greek in origin is not totally clear. In the text are evidences for both. This one is older than the hymns on Philae temple walls, but it dates from the Ptolemeian period and is one of the few which has come down to us in complete form:
I am Isis, ruler of every land
I was taught by Hermes (Thoth) and with Hermes devised
letters, both hieroglyphic and demotic, that all might not
be written with the same.
I gave laws to mankind and ordained
what no one can change
I am the eldest daughter of Kronos
I am the wife and sister of King Osiris
I am the one who discovered wheat for mankind
I am the mother of King Horus
I am the one who rises in the Dog-star
I am the one called Goddess by women
For me was built the city of Bubastis
I separated the earth from the Heaven
I showed the paths of the stars
I regulated the course of the sun and the moon
I devised the activities of seamanship
I made what is right strong
I brought together woman and man
I assigned to women to bring into
light of day their infants
in the tenth month
I ordained that parents should be loved by children
I imposed punishment upon those unkindly disposed
towards their parents
I with my brother Osiris put an end to cannibalism
I taught men the initiation into mysteries
I instructed them to revere images of the gods
I established the sacred cult places of the gods
I abolished the rules of the tyrants
I put an end to murders
I compelled women to be loved by men
I made the right stronger than gold and silver
I ordained that the true should be considered good
I devised marriage contracts
I assigned to Greeks and barbarians their languages
I made the good and the bad to be distinguished by nature
I made that nothing should be more fearful than an oath
I have delivered him who unjustly plots against others into
the hands of the one against whom he plotted
I impose retribution upon those who do injustice
I decreed that mercy be shown to suppliants
O honor those who justly defend themselves
With me the right has power
I am the mistress of rivers and winds and sea
No one is honored without my consent
I am the Mistress of War
I am the Mistress of the thunderbolt
I calm the sea and make it surge
I am in the rays of the sun
I attend the sun in its journey
What I decree, that is also accomplished
All yield to me
I set free those who are in bonds
I am the Mistress of seamanship
I make the navigable un-navigable, whenever I so decide
I founded enclosure walls of the cities
I am called the Lawgiver
I brought up islands out of the depths into the light
I am the Mistress of rain
I conquer Destiny
Destiny obeys me
Hail, O Egypt, that nourished me!
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Music: Here is an Ancient Egyptian Anthem to the Moon. Originally it was played by priests, musicians and guided by highly evolved spiritual masters. It is thought to date from about 2500BC. http://shelterofclearlight.com/default.aspx Animation: http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk
Lilith represents balance between the masculine and the feminine, in the flesh and within the psyche.
In this manner she represents a rebellion against the patriarchal orientation which has long ruled humankind.
Note that Lilith is not a weak manifestation of femininity, demanding a weak partner, but rather, a predator of the night, a huntress.
According to legend, she was the first wife of Adam, who demanded equality and was banished in favor of the submissive Eve. The second coming of her presence is in league with a new age blooming of right-brain spiritual consciousness, the psychological feminine.
Such a presence has long been inherent in the endeavors of humankind, but has long been persecuted, in spirit and in flesh.In its essence, such a presence represents reaching beyond left-brain logical concerns in order to be animated by the psychic/intuitive faculties of the right-brain. Such an orientation represents a profound shift in the polarities of human comprehension.
Lilith has been portrayed as a demon-ess, a devil, the wife of Satan, but in all reality she is a Goddess. You'll find that the horns on her head are a crown that actually symbolizes God-like power, the snake that is typically seen with her is a symbol of wisdom along with the owl. Her wings are a symbol of divinity and her escape from Eden. The dark moon is her symbol and although she is a dark Goddess she is truly a mighty divine symbol for all those who fight repression and dominance from society.Since the right brain is associated with the left side of the body, some would call this a left handed path.
Hail the Goddess Lillith