Spring Awaking

At dusk we donned fragrant flowers in our hair.  With fire and breath we ignited dried sage to cleanse our aura in preparation of casting our circle.ostara01

On this first full moon of Spring and second blue moon of this most auspicious year, we resurrected the spirit of Ostara, the Celtic Goddess of Spring.

Like a Mother gently calls her children to rise and shine for the beginning of a new day; Ostara silently calls to all the plants and animals to awaken to the season of re-birth.  Her summons triggers the rooting down and sprouting up of the sleeping seeds, blanketed in earth.

Ostara is the hostess of the Spring jamboree.  She decorates our world with rainbows, scented flowers and waterfalls.  Birds sing her invitation to enjoy her festive bounty.  She serves nourishing carrots, kale, radishes, asparagus, spinach and peas to strengthen our body. She provides more hours of daylight to nourish our soul.  Ostara inspires all living creatures to frolic in jubilee and creativity.

We Moon Mothers, paid homage to Ostara and our personal creative dreams by rhythmically dancing the Fertile Seed ritual.  We heeded her call of new creation by giving birth to poetry and art.

 

Below is a poem by Helen Mary Schaeffer-Stanford, written just after our Fertile Seed dance.

Ostara Dance

Goddesses gathered.
Powerful, complete.
Knowing and wise.
Sisters of the Moon.

Goddesses gathered.
Ancestors join us.
We chant, Hail Mother Earth.
We dance.
We dance the dance that awakens our spirits to Ostara.

Goddesses gathered.
Warriors blessed.
Wild abandon.

Thank you ladies for showing up so brightly on the Blue moon.  Your art & poetry is so magnificently beautiful. You may want to read your writings at the Open Mic Poetry reading,  Arise Gallery,  678 Portola Dr. San Francisco, Sunday, April 29th, 1pm “til 2:30pm.

May you flourish this season. See you next full moon.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

 

 

Pure Potentiality

On this potent Blood-Blue-Super-Full-Moon, we Moon Mothers celebrated the pure potentiality of this new year.  Through ancient ritual, remembering splendid moments from the past, creating and sharing, we magnetized ourselves to universal abundance.

Below are a couple of poems created on this night of practical magic.

Holding up flowers in devotion to the tree, to the Goddess, to all Life
This is my season of dreaming, of renewal, restoration
Singing in the temple, so familiar
Tress nature cathedral – sacred is sacred
How can I keep from singing?
I long to return to the holy places where I once served
Thank you for the beauty of nature, the beauty I look for and always see.
May I travel unencumbered.
May I sing your praises everyday.

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By Danielle Kane

 

Equal World

It is an Equal World.
I open to my best as I rest
In the grass of Heart’s Green Desire
I allow the goddess
Receive the gift
The hummingbird sings
My Voice has wings
Words are like nectar as I write
True calling is heard both day and night
Accept the Mother Mary
Vessel of Pure Potential
World spins
I surrender
Nurture Self
Wise owl calls

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By Susan Ryals

 

As you navigate this new year, may you create what ever you feel called to create and celebrate the simple moments.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo

P.S.  Thank you Erica Crawford for the video.

Blue Moon Ceremony

Blue Moon Ceremony
Wednesday January 31st, 5pm
337 Mirada Art Studio, Half Moon Bay

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On this first BLUE Moon of 2018
We will dedicate our circle to our Pure Potentiality
and our clairvoyant mind that speaks via imagery and poetry.

Also 2017 Remembering our Circles, slideshow

Please bring your journal or writing tablet, pen and highlighter.

In January and March of 1999, we had a situation which only takes place about four times a century: two Blue Moons occurring in the same year. The last time this happened was in January and April of 1961 and it is happening again this year. 2018 is going to be a very auspicious year.

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Blue Moon

We gathered on the Blue moon to honor Freyja the Goddess of bold celebration.  Rather then tell you all about our circle I’ll just share pictures and a poem.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Erica Crawford

Erica Crawford

Nicole reading the traditional dedication to the seven directions

Nicole reading the traditional dedication
to the seven directions

Bold women wading in the water to call upon the spirit of Freyja

Bold women wading in the water to call upon the spirit of Freyja

Freyja hear our call

Freyja hear our call

circle speak

circle speak

circle speak

circle speak

circle speak

circle speak

Team work, wishes, patience and boldness

Team work, wishes, patience and boldness

Only the bold

Only the bold

Dear Bold woman,

You inspire me by your fearless actions. Your strong stance is a bacon of light in a dense jungle. From a place of tangled bramble to tall to see over, you boldly carved a path to a joyful sacred place.

Inspired by your actions I began to walk your path. A few steps in, it became a labyrinth maze. Step by step your foot prints disappeared. In an instant there were weeds too tall to see over and too thick to see through. I could no longer find my way clear to follow your bold path.

Sweat on my brow and tears on my cheeks, I used all my muscles and tools to clear away the thick brush that darkened my course. Fearful and constrained by the entanglements. Refusing to be lost. Time to clear a path of my own.

In the distance, above the enmeshment I could see your torch. Your light re-ignited my fierce aim. Then without fear I boldly created my own way to the sacred celebration.

As I glanced back I saw a timed woman somewhere on my kaleidoscope path. One step closer she was shrouded in thicket.

I heard the swish of her machete as she began to boldly clear the bramble that darkened her way.

Silently she echoed my knowingness. Our paths are as unique as our fingerprints and as beautiful as any mandala. Walk boldly and celebrate your creation.

Sincerely,

The American Goddess

Mawu Mother Earth

Sharon Guynn

Sharon Guynn

As I walked down the dusty rocky bumpy trail to Maverick’s Beach, smelling the cool fresh air, seeing the beautiful trees sway in the wind and looking upon white bird feathers peeking out on the earth’s floor, I knew I was in a profound area of nature.  Slowly approaching a beautiful stone labyrinth overlooking Half Moon Bay, there were small ships bobbing in the water, I marveled at the sight of such beauty.  Wow! This was simply magnificent for my eyes to behold.  I was in awe.

We gathered around a beautifully decorated, candle lit altar to hear the herstory of Mawu.  It was very enriching to hear about this particular Goddess.

Goddess Mawu (prounounced Mah-woo) and sometimes alternatively spelled Mahu, is a West African Mother Earth Creator Goddess, associated with both the sun and moon. She is the Goddess of the night, of joy and of motherhood as well as the ruler of the world’s, wisdom and knowledge.  She is the one who brings the cool nights to the hot African world.  Mawu is also the Goddess of motherhood, since it was she that created the first humans out of clay, and she gives humans their souls.”

“Mawu’s  themes are creativity, Universal Law, passion, abundance, birth and inspiration.  Her symbols are clay and the moon.  Mawu inspires the universe’s abundance and every dreamers imagination.

Mawu makes the land fertile.  So get yourself a seedling today and bring it into the house to welcome Mawu and her creative powers.  Name the sprout after one of Mawu’s attributes that you want to cultivate.  Each time you water or tend the plant, repeat its name and accept Mawu’s germinating energy into your spirit.  “Mother Mawu, make me whole. Help me obtain my sacred goal’

We started our Full Moon ceremony with the traditional blowing the Conch and bringing our awareness to honor the Moon.

We honored and acknowledge the August Birthday women. In celebration of their birth we offered positive affirmations of love, strength, healing, empowerment, happiness, and joy.  We formed two single lines facing one another to begin our whispering voices tradition of guiding the eyes closed, Birthday women down the protected fence like lines of women, infusing them with our empowering prose of wisdom.  The whispering voices reminded me of the all of the Goddesses whispering sweet delights and affirmations into my being.  This was a powerful experience of keeping in touch with our sense hearing.

The Birthday Women gave back to the group with gifts of homemade peanut butter cookies with a large chocolate chip in the center, beautiful flowers of our choice and lovely heart-felt Kisses were thrown through the air for all to receive.  The childlike little girl came bursting out of me with laughter, which reached deep inside my soul.

Walking the beautiful stone labyrinth was a special treat of connecting to Mawu Mother Earth.  Each foot step brought my awareness to the energy radiating from the surface.  After walking the labyrinth I was open and aware of  Mawu, and felt the energy of Mother Earth running through my body.

We prepared ourselves in a lying position on the ground, our heads facing the altar to begin our Meditation session.  To a soothing beat of a drum that vibrated throughout our connected circle I felt my body relax deeply as I focused on connecting to Mawu, Mother Earth.

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After the meditation, we shared the evenings experience by passing the talking stick, honoring the trees, personal connections, healings, rejuvenation, listening to the earth sounds, the foghorns, reflections of wisdom, and connections to Mawu, Mother Earth.

We closed our celebration by chanting the vibrational sound OM 3 times.

By Sharon Guynn

Here are some of the current offerings

by the courageous Moon Mothers.

 These women are well along on their path to self actualization.  

The offering by these women are of true enlightenment.

Dr. Lisa Chu

Dr. Lisa Chu

Inviting Joy, Cultivating Courage – A Practice Circle for Wholehearted Living and Learning

 Joy stands at the door.
She knocks.
You hold the key.
It is courage.
The tool is practice.
The doorway is the present moment.
It is always open.
You only have to walk through it.

Each present moment gives us the opportunity to invite joy into our lives. Everyday courage is the quality we practice each time we consciously choose to act in harmony with the present moment.

In these sessions, we will explore gateways to the present moment, and practice different aspects of everyday courage, through experiential exercises.

Sample activities: deep listening, musical collaboration, role playing, writing, speaking, movement, touch, breath. No prior experience is necessary (or possible!).

Sessions may involve featured guest presenters.

You may attend any session individually, OR the entire series.

Next class: The Courage To Speak The Truth: Authentic Self-Expression As Gateway To The Present Moment

Tuesday, September 3, 7pm to 9pm

Bamboo body+soul, 799 Main Street, Suite C, Half Moon Bay

 

A Generosity-Based Offering*
*This means the circle is offered with generosity and is supported by the generosity of all participants. Please consider what your heartfelt offering will be in support of this event. Everything offered wholeheartedly will be gratefully received.

RSVP: (650) 325-2194 or email info@themusicwithinus.com

Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter

Personal Evolutionary Formulas & Space Clearing Mists

http://marysclearings.com/gemstone-elixirs

Soul Clearing

 www.marysclearings.com

Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan

Art&Inspiration

“Making art takes away from the Soul the debris of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso
Are you ready to unleash your Creative Spirit, and experience Transformation in your Life and Career?
New class starting Wednesday, Sept. 4th 1 – 3pm
First Wednesdays of each month through May 2014
1500 Perez Dr.  (St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church) Pacifica, CA 94044
This class is a Safe Place to express what’s in your Heart and attend to the yearnings of your Soul.
It is a chance to play with Shape, Color, Images and Symbols and connect with The Source of Creativity itself.
No previous art experience necessary.
RSVP: Amy Sullivan, artist, therapist and healing guide
650-455-2145 (cell) or info@amysullivanmft.com
Suggested appreciation: $10 – $25.00
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Dina Alala

Dina Ayala

New Moon Ceremony Honoring Isis the Egyptian Goddess 

September 6th 6:30 PM 1003 Escalero Ave Pacifica

 Please Join us for Stories, Poems, & Ceremony

Please bring a Note Book and blanket, Dress Warm, Blanket (we will have a fire)

Donation request of $10-20

RSVP

Shelley Moore, Soul Purpose Reader 650-303-9250

Dina Ayala, CMT 650-557-0544

Dina new moon

We will hold a Crone ceremony in October.  If you are ready to be crowned Crone in a sacred ceremony please contact me.  Tammy’s cell 650-303-5515 or email tamtrejo@pacbell.net.

Harvest full moon ceremony will be at the beach.  Details coming soon.

 

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Anne Turley

By Anne Turley

As I ran down the hill, a bit late, towards the sacred circle, I could see the sun setting surrounded by crimson clouds over Cypress Meadows.  Achingly beautiful.

The seven direction ritual, performed at each circle, sets the tone for a safe place to allow our inspired selves to emerge and join.  The calm and unity this brings are palpable.  This Blue moon (second full moon in one month), was another opportunity for the Moon Mothers to gather and honor the divine feminine.

This Friday was a tribute to the Nordic goddess Freya, who represents Boldness and Celebration.   Friday is named after Freya, end of the work week and time for celebration, so thank Goddess it’s Freya. Go out, be bold and celebrate!  Does that resonate or what?

Tamara Trejo, our fearless leader, reminded us that had we been meeting just 200 years ago, we would have been burned at the stake for such shenanigans.  We now have the freedom to bring the qualities of the divine feminine back into consciousness and help to heal Gaia, our beautiful jewel of a planet. We honored the bold women, who in August 1920, achieved the right vote here in America.  And so we have to honor that achievement and VOTE!

Linda Grace Frost  led us in a Moon Goddess dance which warmed us up in the cool grass and united our spirits in a new way of fun, silliness and reverence at the same time.

Then Dragon Crone (Amy Sullivan) lead us in a meditation for protection. “If you’re going to be bold you’ll need some protection,” she said.   Release fear, limitation, anger and aggression.  Exhale fogginess, depression and laziness.  Then feel the aliveness and fill ourselves with the full rainbow of colors. This meditation prepared us for circle speak.

As each woman spoke, it inspired the rest of us.  The authenticity, the wealth of experience, the commonalities, the connections we all share. When we closed the circle and called down the moon, the clouds parted and Mother Moon appeared on cue, full and beautiful over the meadow.

We returned to the Cypress Meadows Center where a nice warm fire awaited us.  We ate and drank and shared our lives with each other.  As a relative newcomer, I was struck on my very first gathering by the feeling of coming home.  Being among spiritual women on a mission to support and inspire each other is something I value very highly.

By Anne Turley

Lovely reflection… Anne, thank you so much for writing this blog post.

Anne Turley is a tv and film producer and editor who is raising funds for Accidental Activist about Riki Ott and her fight against big oil.

Cypress Meadows

Also thank you Sharon for hosting the Moon Mothers at your sacred Cypress Meadows, and taking the pictures below.

Anyone interested in holding a special event at Cypress Meadows contact Sharon.  Here’s a link to her website.

www.cypressmeadows.net

Here’s a link to a little video of the Moon dance.
The next Blue Moon will be in July 2015.
Be bold and keep dancing.
Sincerely,
Tammy