December full moon

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony Sunday, December 3rd, 4:30pm

Shelldance Orchard Gardens Pacifica

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Dedicated to Saraswati
Hindu Goddess of Art and Intellect

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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.

Directions     Shelldance Orchid Gardens     2000 Hwy 1 Pacifica CA

There is a lovely gift shop at this magnificent Orchid farm. You’re welcome to come early to do some Christmas shopping. They have fine handcrafted products and an abundant assortment of beautiful orchids for sale.

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Please let me know if you will attend.
email or text 303-5515

Hope to see you when the moon is full

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Tamara Trejo

Light of Lakshmi

A few weeks ago I felt the world upon my shoulders.  With a burdened heart and sadness on my face, I walked down a public corridor.  My footsteps were heavy and my posture coiled as I plodded along.  From an adjacent hall bounced a vibrant maiden.  Light on her feet, her gait was airy and sure.  Her aura twinkled like a sparkler on the 4th of July.   Her smile was so bright it lit the hallway. She passed me on her merry way.  Her light was contagious.

I felt my spine straighten, and my face muscles relax into a smile.  Without a word or a glance her vibrant light, fueled my tiny embers of light, which ignited into remembrance of my power to switch on my own light.  Even in the darkness of heavy situations, I can choose light and grace over darkness and hostility.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”  Rumi

On this November full moon, we Moon Mothers dedicated our ceremony to Lakshmi, Goddess of abundant light and prosperity.  We shared our light as we each spoke of our own brilliant gifts.  We fed our sister’s soul-flame by acknowledging her brilliance and divine strengths.  On a dark bluff top, lit by a small center flame, our ritual became a visceral festival of lights.  Sincerely spoken words of acknowledgement and recognition polished the soul-light of the women so brightly, it could have been seen by google maps.

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Lakshmi’s blessing of abundance was delivered, in both divine wealth and material richness.  Thank you, Michelle, for opening your sacred beach home for our gathering.  Thank you, Mary Baxter, for the delicious dinner.  Thank you, Eva Derksen for the delicate handcrafted Goddesses.  Thank you beautiful Moon Mothers, for showing up so brightly and sharing your light.

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May your light be kindled through darkness.

May you be the power source to arouse the luminescence in others.

Namaste,

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Tamara Trejo

 

November full moon

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony Friday, November 3rd, 5:30pm

         Sacred Beach House
Moss Beach

         

     Dedicated to Lakshmi
      Hindu Goddess of Prosperty.
 

On this night we will embody the abundant light of Lakshmi. We will see our own brilliance through the eyes of others and keenly connect to our soul gifts.

 

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Hecate

Normally I proceed down my chosen path with ease and confidence. I schedule my predictable days with life fulfilling activities and creative endeavors. Without fear or worry I know what’s ahead for me. Then, all of a sudden, my clear, gently curving path becomes a crossroad. Time to stop and decide if I will take a new route. I look down the path on my right and on my left, both are dark and hold no signs of what to come. I feel excited for the possibilities of what a new path could hold. My excitement quickly turns to fear of the unknown. If I stay on the path I am currently walking on, at least I have a pretty good idea of what’s to come, and I like knowing. Then in front of me is a sign that reads. Dead end! You can no longer proceed down your normal path. Oh no! I am forced to choose a new path. I am afraid of choosing the wrong path, I don’t like uncertainty. What if I choose the wrong path? Oh my Goddess, I need some help on this one.

Then, right in front of me, the dark Goddess of crossroads, Hecate, appears. She is holding two torches and a crescent moon sickle. As she spreads her arms, her torches light my crossroad. Calmness washes over me. I look to my right and feel grace. I look to my left and feel serenity. No longer afraid, I take a step on to the right path. Swish, down comes her crescent moon sickle, cutting the ties to the path I was on. Well, no turning back now. Fearlessly I begin to walk down a new path. I turn to thank her, but like magic, she’s gone.

On this first full moon of Autumn, we Moon Mothers, invoked the spirit of Hecate. We chanted her song, drummed a steady beat, and walked the sacred labyrinth. Silently she arrived and lightly illuminated our paths.

Below is a little movie and slide show from our gathering.

 

 

 

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Enjoy this season of magic.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo

Full Moon Magic

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony Thursday, October 5th, 6pm

   Quarry park Labyrinth
  El Granada CA


 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.

 

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Contagious Spirit

When you save your own life, you save the world.  When your actions are bold, you inspire others to act boldly.  When navigating the moment using all of your senses, you awaken the sensuality in the observer.  When you speak wise life mottos, it heals the lives of the listeners. When you hold the space as a nonjudgmental witness, you ignite the action of one’s true spirit to shine. When we engage in divine feminine ritual, we wield the power of magic, and the Goddess delivers profound gifts.

On this warm Harvest Moon, we gathered at the beach to dedicate our ceremony to Vesta; the Roman Goddess of the hearth (heart of the home).  We chanted and drummed our way to water’s edge.  Once there, I felt all the invisible Goddesses join our circle.  Aphrodite, Freyja, Saraswati, Mawu and other divine spirits enlivened our actions.  Women who had never before blown the conch, loudly sounded the Goddess trumpet.  Those who don’t normally go into the ocean, stood strong as the waves washed around their legs.  Our simple ritual became a symphony of chanting, drumming, conch blowing, dancing in the waves, teaching, doing and witnessing.  Then with no audible instruction, our water time was over.  It was as if Vesta had rung a silent bell, signaling time to gather at the fire and share soul wisdom.

In honor of Vesta and the Vestal Virgins we shared wisdom around the fire.  We kept the flame burning by tossing a wisdom wand into the fire after speaking our Soul words.

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Until we meet again, remember, your smile is contagious, a word of encouragement ignites the muse, and there is magic in ancient ritual.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo