Goddess Ixchel ~ Medicine Woman
The ancient Maya believed in many Gods, but only one Goddess, Ixchel; Medicine woman, sage, and weaver. She presides over child-birth, wounded warriors, and the ill. She is depicted as a Crone, to symbolize wisdom. Her crown is a snake coiled on her head, symbolic of new life and awakened kundalini. There seems to be a little Hindu belief in this mythology, hence she is a weaver. Ixchel, carries a large satchel over one shoulder and a walking stick in her other hand. The large satchel symbolized strength and healing remedies, the walking stick, a symbol of her earth travels.
All women of our Moon Mothers tribe, possess a unique healing gift. Some heal by way of traditional and herbal medicine. Some heal, via Reiki, humor, song, compassionate listening, and giving sage advice.
Ixchel, reminds us that Mother Earth provides us all with free medicine. Mother Earth gives us an abundant supply of the obvious, herbs, food, and water, to keep us healthy and heal our ailments. There’s also, that not so obvious, health-giving gift she constantly provides. It’s her subtly restorative vibration. Her rhythmic heartbeat, aligns us into flowing health. We need only to connect, to feel her therapeutic resonance.
As we Navigate todays modern society, it’s so easy to become disconnected from Mother Earth’s perfect healing pulsation. As we walk through this world wearing shoes and spending a lot of time in buildings, we become disconnected from her health-giving frequency.
On this full moon we invoked the spirit of Ixchel. We Moon Mothers created prayer flags, for planetary healing and wove them together in honor of the weaving, healing Goddess, Ixchel. In the mystical meadow surrounded by ancient Redwood trees we laid on our backs and connected to the heart beat of Mother Earth. Through a guided meditation, we moved into our imaginal mind to clear our chakras so that our kundalini serpent could rise to our crowns.
With new clarity, awakened kundalini and a deep connection to Mother Earth, each women spoke of her innate healing gifts.
Thank you Mary Baxter for providing turkey dinner, Thank you Jennifer Gray for hosting us at your sacred home. Thank you Erica Crawford for excellent photography.
Below is a visual glimpse into our sacred circle.