Spirit Animals

What!? A slow lumbering elephant, oh no, I am more of an agile gazelle. A white dove, don’t think so, I am fierce like an eagle or a hawk.  Really; a slimy green frog, now your just making fun of me.  I think of myself as a charming butterfly not a warty frog.  That was the dialog in my immature mind, when I started discovering my Spirit animals.

I’ve alway been curious about my animal instincts and had an inkling that specific animals spirits guided my actions.  I began seeking out ways to reveal them.  Through deep Shamanic journey meditations and body printing I asked them to reveal themselves.  When they did my ego got in the way, my first reaction was not welcoming.  Luckily I had some wise teachers to help me understand and accept the powerful attributes of these spirited creatures as my guides. 

Finding my totem animal spirit guides, has given me a better understanding of who I truly am.  My spirit animals have been present in my being since birth. This discovery explains my life choices, compulsions and rejections.  It has taught me that I am not in control of everything.  Their powerful attributes has propelled my actions.  When I recognized and understood their innate instincts it made perfect sense in light of my true spirit. 

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The characteristics of the Elephant, Dove and Frog are intrinsic to my true primal spirit. I am a leader (elephant) who separates the veils between the physical and spiritual world (dove). I am fertile with creative new ideas and fresh perspectives, (frog).

Who are you?

 

By, Tamara Trejo

Moon Mothers Circle Leader

You’re Invited Full Moon Ceremony

Full Moon Ceremony

Thursday August 15th 7:30pm

Women Only

Dedicated to Saraswatti  Hindu Goddess of Art and wisdom

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On this night we will invoke the creative spirit of Saraswati. Through an ancient drum meditation, we will dive deep into our embodied, spirit-animal totems. We will Distill, our stream of consciousness writing into poetry and expressive art.

Please bring, writing tablet, pen, and two blankets.

RSVP email or text 650-303-5515

We honor you

Craving Change

By Shannan Riley Gotschall

I am craving change

My tides are changing

They’re rearranging my view

Teaching my body and brain new things to do

Becoming me has taken a lifetime

Leaving behind who they thought I was

I am reaaranging

I am crashing tides

Washing away what I no longer need

Casting aside what no longer serves me

Becoming the stronger version of me

  Powerful me

Changes the voiceless

Airless me

I am crashing tides

I am craving change

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Shannan Riley Gotschall

Below is a little slideshow from last night’s full moon ceremony in the Enchanted Forest.

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We gather to honor the divine feminine goddess and each other.  Hope you can join us next full moon.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo

 

July Full Moon

You’re invited Full Moon Ceremony

Field Trip

Tuesday July 16th 7:30pm
Enchanted Forest Moss Beach
Dedicated to Mother Earth


On this night we will tune into the subtle vibration of Mother Earth; By way of a walking and drumming meditation we will connect deeply with the living Goddess who goes by many names. Through ancient ritual we will nurture our soul, spirit and body.

Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.
Bring a blanket and a flash light.
Please RSVP by email or text 650-303-5515

Let me know if you need directions


Radiant Hecate

Dear Goddess Hecate,

To invoking your spirit I walked the meandering labyrinth in meditative prayer. I chanted your name and kept rhythm with my drum. I did feel a shift in my spirit and felt that you gave me the answer I was seeking, but…

Are you real?  Did you hear my summons?  Is it true that you are an invisible Goddess that stands at the crossroads of my difficult life path choices? Do you really hold two torches that light the way for me to glimpse both directions before choosing a path?  Is it true that you are most powerful at sunrise and sunset when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest? Is it true that you hold a powerful crescent shaped sickle that cuts ties to the path not taken to ensure there’s no turning back.  Is it true that you are the Goddess of magic, the way shower and will guide me to the path of my best and truest life purpose? Old Goddess cloaked in a black hooded gown, how can I trust you?  I mean no disrespect but my sometimes my curiosity prevails over my faith.

Sincerely,

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Truth Quester

 

Dear Truth Quester,

I am as real as you are. Perhaps I summoned you.  When you come to a crossroad  always take a standing pause, like Mother Earth on the Solstice, it may take time to turn on your axes but you orbit is in perfect alignment. My torch lights are your heart sparks. Quite your intellectual mind and listen to your luminance heart. Your deepest truths are whispers in the liminal state of waking from sleep.  You can only live life forward with confidence, living backwards only brings regret and soul sorrow.  The magic of clairvoyance resides in your indigo third eye just above you brows. You need only to clear the noisy static of the everyday world by way of inward meditation, trace your breath as you walk the labyrinth, sound the rhythm of your heartbeat with the drum; In these mindful rituals you will become a clear conduit of your own intuitive magic.  You are an ancient being.  Your cells contain the DNA of your ancestral Grandmothers and all the divine feminine Goddesses which hold universal wisdom.  Trust your instinctual chimes they are tuned to frequency of the Divine.  I am a mythological archetype that represents your own clairvoyance and inner knowing. My story has been told for eons and will continue on for forever.

Eternally,

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Goddess Hecate

 

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony

Monday June 17th 8pm

Dedicated to Hecate  Greek Goddess of Magic.


She stands bearing light at the dark crossroads of life.

On this night we will invoke the clarity of Hecate. Through walking labyrinth meditation, drumming and ancient ritual, we will keenly connect to the wisdom of Hecate.

Please bring, blanket, drum, rattle or some kind of rhythm maker.

Let me know if you will attend. email or text 650-303-5515

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We have a lot of other wonderful circles in the Greenhouse, check out our events page

 

Kundalini Serpent Crown

Securely, she walks through this world fully awake, deeply grounded and connected to the human family.  She creates sensual beauty and harmony among all living beings. Her position on this planet is powerful and her healing love flows freely.  Her message of well-being is transmitted silently but heard by all in need.  Her keen intuition guides her path.  Wrapped by a serpent, her amethyst crown has millions of tiny light~connection points that constantly receive and broadcast universal knowledge.  Her name is Ixchel, Moon Goddess, Mayan medicine Woman.

Ancient depictions portray her as a Crone, to symbolize wisdom; with a snake on her head to symbolize awakened kundalini. She carries a large satchel over one shoulder and a walking stick in her other hand.  The large satchel to symbolize strength and carried healing remedies.  The walking stick is a symbol of her earthly travels, although I think the walking stick is her wisdom wand and magical scepter. The ancient Maya believed in many Gods, but only one Goddess, Ixchel.

On this April full moon we dedicated our ceremony to Her. The core Moon Mothers tribe gathered at sunset to embody the spirit of Ixchel. By way of breath meditation we woke our sleeping kundalini serpent and summoned her to move up through our chakras, clearing any blocked energy so we could begin to infuse our tree branchlets with enchanted energy. Paying homage to Ixchel the weaver, we wove silk around the small boughs while reciting “I am” and “I am grateful” mantras.  This simple sober practice is a powerful way to shift stale blocks and renew life force energy.

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When our ceremony came to an end each woman headed home with a powerful tallismen  to bring healing energy to their home and family.

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Blessings to you, blessing to your home (the place your soul resides).

Check out our events page to find out about upcoming gatherings.

Happy Spring

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Tamara Trejo

 

April Full Moon

You’re invited, April Full Moon Ceremony

Friday April 19th, 7pm

Emerging Space Greenhouse inside Pardini’s Nursery

401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay Harbor

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Dedicated to Ixchel Mayan Medicine Woman.

On this night we will embrace, remember and own our personal healing power,

by way of Wisdom Wand creations. All supplies will be provided.


We will gather on the grass in the Greenhouse.  Please bring your journal and a blanket or two.

Please RSVP

  email or text (650) 303-5515

Potent Vernal Equinox

Sometimes it takes a rainy day Just to let you know Everything’s gonna

be – all right,  All right.

When you open up your life to the living All things come spilling in on you.

And you’re flowing like a river the Changer and the Changed.

You’ve got to spill some over Spill some over Spill some over. Over all.”

Song By Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson’s song, Waterfall, echoed in my mind as I fell to sleep last night.  It had been such a rich, creative day of ceremony, art and deep sharing.  As I witnessed the creation of beautiful art, listened to powerful stories, and handed tissues for the healing tears, I knew I was in the presence of true modern-day renaissance women.

This auspicious day of the Vernal Equinox & Full moon began with a rain shower.  The sky cleared and we began our creative day by painting larger than life flowers on a 4’x32′ wood canvas.  In honor of Ostara (Celtic Goddess of fertility and rebirth) we gave birth to a Flower Power mural.  This was the priming of the pump to our creative flow.

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As the sunset more women arrived to honor this sacred day.

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We embodied the spirit of Ostara through dance, art and writing.  We began our dance as a fertile seed, germinating deep within Mother Earth. Then sprouting into a dazzling, swirling array of wild flowers. Then returning to rest.

Satiated from our dance and still in our right mind we began to create oil pastel art from our expressive dance.  Donna Marie prompted us into a writing flow that brought words to our art.

The results were extraordinary and as varied as all the well~watered Spring flowers.

Until we meet again, I hope you let your creativity flow like a waterfall, nurture your sprouting dreams and dance.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

PS  We have some excellent upcoming events, check out our events page

 

 

 

 

 

Vernal Equinox

Happy Spring

Emerging Space Greenhouse
inside Pardini’s Nursery
401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay Harbor

This year the Vernal Equinox and full moon coincide on the same day. It will be a powerful time of unfolding creative energy.  We will gather to express our creative energy through paint.
Wednesday March 20th Vernal Equinox
Large Flower~Power Painting Day
11am ’til 4pm
&
Full Moon Ceremony 7pm

Vernal Equinox
Flower~Power Painting
Wednesday March 20th 11am ~ 4pm

On this first day of Spring we will celebrate the Equinox with a Flower~Power painting day. We will unleash our creativity through Paint. On the fence near the labyrinth we have over 30 feet of canvas that is waiting to be painted into larger than life flowersNo previous painting experience required.  Some flowers will be outlined for you to fill in with paint.  There is plenty of space for you to create your own design.  All paint and supplies will be provided.

Please wear painting clothes.
email or text 650-303-5515

Full Moon Ceremony

Dedicated to the Celtic Goddess Ostara

Wednesday March 20th  7pm

On this most auspicious day of the Equinox and Full Moon we will gather in ceremony to embody the spirit of Ostar.  Through art, movement, and writing we will nurture our winter dreams into budding reality.

Please bring your lightest scarf or piece of fabric.

Let me know if you will attend. RSVP email or text 650-303-5515

See ya in the Greenhouse.  XOTT