Why do we gather on the Full Moon?

When Mother Moon, moves from the shadow of Mother Earth and is fully illuminated in her brilliance; We gather in darkness to connect to her light. It’s a reminder of who we are as women. We are the keepers of an ancient tradition, passed down to us by our ancestral grandmothers. We are the bridge to the Divine Feminine. We are the chain-links that connects history to the present. We are the chain-links that connects to the women of the future. We are the wisdom keepers. We are the Warriors. We are the protectors of the weak. We are the Peace Makers. We are the healers. We are the keepers and creators of ritual. We are the keepers of universal rhythm.

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To soften our steps.

To fuel our fierceness.

To Strengthen our voice.

To heighten all senses.

To celebrate the seasons.

To connect with Mother Earth.

To Share wisdom.

To live abundance.

To be bold.

To create.

To lighten our heart.

To beat the drum.

To dance our light.

This is why we gather…

 

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Strive to be happy.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

 

Balance

Maat, Goddess of justice and balance, hails from the Egyptian pantheon. According to mythology she is the gate-keeper who appears at the end ones life. With an ostrich feather in her hair she stands sturdy and forthright holding a scale to weigh your heart. If your heart is heavier than the feather you must reincarnate as human to learn the lesson of a balanced life.  It’s an injustice to walk through your life with a heavy heart.

On this mid spring full moon we dedicated our ceremony to Maat.  Our rituals were centered around letting go of anything that weighted heavy on our heart and the embodiment of balance. In keeping with our traditional Maat rituals we weighted our hearts, burned our burdens, held our loves close you our heart and danced the Celtic weave. Most enlightening was the gifts shared in circle speak.

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We communed by the fire, a clay chalice filled with wine was passed as our talking stick.  Each women shared her antidote to a heavy heart.  Hilarious stories and jokes, melodic chants, profound words of wisdom and tangible works of art, were shared. The gentle power of this elusive tribe nourished our Goddess particles, brought light to darkness and fortified our feminine circle.

As the natural world surges with new life and activity so do we Moon Mothers.  

Below is a list of events from the women of our circle.

Friday May 6th 5 to 7pm  Kellie Morlock  sings at New Leaf Half Moon Bay 

Sunday May 8th noon (Mothers Day)  Hula dancers and live music at La Nebbia Winer 

Friday May 20th 7 to 9pm  Danielle Kane  Deeper Still, Living with Loss and Happiness concert Unity Church 2222 Bush St. San Francisco.  buy tickets

Saturday May 21st 7pm full moon ceremony in the Redwoods.  More information coming soon.

Saturday June 4th evening benefit concert by Jennifer Berezan at herchurch 678 Portola Dr, San Francisco. If you would like an invitation to this fund-raiser please email Chrisanne  at cngarrett@aol.com

Well that’s it for now.  Enjoy the abundance of spring.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

http://www.newworldgoddess.com

 

April Full Moon Ceremony

MaatHello Ladies,

You’re invited, full moon ceremony dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess Maat.

Thursday April 21st 7:30pm La Nebbia Winery Hwy 92 Half Moon Bay.

Please bring paper, pen, best joke or antidotal words to lighten a heavy heart.

RSVP by email tamtrejo@pacbell.net or text me @ 650-303-5515

Be happy, Tammy

2015 in review

When mother moon was completely unveiled and her strong subtle energy could be felt; she silently called us to gather in divine feminine circle. By way of modern ancient ritual, we intensified our Goddess particles to fully embody our divine feminine wholeness. In the stillness of winter, we dove deep, giving credence to our pure potential.  We enlivened our sensuality by dedicating  ceremony to Aphrodite, then we danced into spring embodying the spirit of Ostara. There were lots of belly laughs when we praised Maat. Kundalini serpent was awakened when we honored Ixchel. When we called upon the spirit of Sarawatti we created poems, stories and pictures. Connecting to mother earth and our fierceness we gathered in the Enchanted Forest to honor Artemis. In bold celebration of Freyja we released prayer lanterns at the beach, then returned to share hearth wisdom in order to honor Vesta. Our year culminated in the rites of passage Crone ceremony. Enjoy the slide show.  We will gather again in a few weeks.  Details coming soon. Sincerely, Tamara Trejo 

Light as a Feather

Amy Sullivan

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I arrived late for the ceremony at La Nebbia Winery running toward the moon mothers already assembled in a circle on the grass to honor the Egyptian goddess Maat. Calling in the four directions, I was delighted to notice that everyone was donning a feather. The traditional saging and calling in of the ancestors and friends who couldn’t be with us, got me thinking of my 17-year-old kitty cat because she is starting to make her transition to the other side, so I called her in. I didn’t think Maat would mind.

Maat is the goddess of balance often depicted holding a set of scales. When you die, the myth goes, she puts a feather on one side and your heart on the other. “If your heart is heavier than the feather, you are not allowed to enter the Queendom of Heaven,” Tammy explained. “So it is our job tonight to lighten up. We all have tragedies in our lives. Woe is me,” she said dramatically swinging her hand to her brow. So first we wrote out our heaviness that we’d like to release, and one by one tossed the crumpled up papers into the fire with flare.

This was followed by writing a list of our gratitudes. That list was folded and stashed next to our hearts. Now I know what bras are for! We paired up and told our circle sisters their qualities and strengths. Even though I had not met my partner before, we knew each other on some other level and drank in the sweet nectar of acknowledgment.

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As the glow of the full moon emerged through the trees, it was time for a dance, the greatest heart lightener of all. To the tune of Carole King’s “You are Beautiful as You Feel”, we formed two circles undulating and weaving Celtics knots until finally coalescing into each other.

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Excitement rose as we gathered by sparkling lights in the trees surrounding a gentle fountain to tell our jokes. The mood quickly turned to bawdy and bodacious as off-color, dry and inane stories followed the goblet around the circle.

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Feeling Merry (Mary) and jumping for Joy (inside joke), we closed the circle promising to meet up in spirit at 5 AM for the lunar eclipse. Funny thing was… my old kitty cat woke me up just in time to see the moon almost fully eclipsed. At that final stage, I did indeed look as though Mother Moon was wearing a feather of light on her head.

By Amy Sullivan

 

Thank you Amy for this wonderful post.  I love the way you write and truly enjoying your new book, Chasing Serenity.  Learning the ways of the modern day mystic will be a divine treat for the women of our community.  I am looking so forward to your gatherings.

Sincerely,

Tammy

 

The Way of the Modern Day Mystic Gathering and Walk

Based on principles and practices from the novel

Chasing Serenity by A. O. Sullivan

amy Do you want to be the hero in your own story?

Maya C. will be on hand to share what she has learned about becoming a modern day mystic and bringing the sacred into great and small difficulties of daily existence. We will gather at Florey’s Book Co., where we will set our intentions. From there we will take a short walk down the beach to build a Medicine Wheel.

Dress for beach weather and hiking.

Bring a journal for writing and an offering that represents some issue that you are currently working on for the Medicine Wheel

Where:  Florey’s Book Co. 2120 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica. CA 94044

When: Saturday April 25th and/or Saturday, May 16th 10 am – 12 noon

Suggested Appreciation: $20.

RSVP: Amy Sullivan, MFT, 650-455-2145, info@amysullivanmft.com

 

 

 

 

First full moon of Spring 2015

Hello Ladies,

On this first full moon of Spring,
we will gather 10 hours before Mother moon is her fullest,

Friday April 3rd, 7:00pm @ La Nebbia Winery, Hwy. 92   Half Moon Bay

Please see invitation below for details.

Let me know if you can attend.

Sincerely,

Tammy
cell# (650) 303-5515

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First full moon ceremony of Spring 2014

Heather de Sa

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Enchanted April

 

La Nebbia Winery greets us with open arms—as dusk falls softly—under boughs of purple wisteria—reminding me of that line in Enchanted April: “To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine”—We are here! Immense gift of ripe spring night. Our surroundings kiss us and we blush. Soft lush hills unfold in green waves—testament to the blessed recent rain. Fecund scent of earth fit to burst. Rambling roses pink and giddy. Somehow without having asked or feeling deserving I’ve arrived in a place so beautiful my body aches, breaks open—pastoral hush, sentimental rush

Sweet Leah places feathers in our hair—mine is blue with a tinge of yellow—sky with a streak of sun

I wonder who will take the largest electric blue feather—

Opening

We stand in a circle incanting our spirit ancestors.

With conch call and sacred words we bless each corner of the earth—north, east, south, west

We smudge and bless each other with fresh sage—I feel aura cleansed my every corpuscle smokes and releases up to the heavens

Lisa is an April baby—we circle round her, sing “Sha la ma, Sha la ma beta”—offer our blessings for her birth path—She gives us each a sea green rock—to cleanse and keep media at bay—giggling, we put the rocks in our bras, heart-close—to take out later by moonlight

Weave Dance

Holding hands, we make ourselves into two circles and knot ourselves up— “like a bridge over troubled waters”—winding serpentine and then unknotting—loosening—resurging into clean round whole

Our energy pours and merges; tumbles and surges—we are one knot; we are not other

Music plays gently on air—our bodies are songs without words

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Circle time

Cool spring evening— the fire holds our warmth—around her core we sway

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Tammy teaches us, graceful and sure

Spring is here and with it comes a sense of urgency—gone are the dreamy dormant days of wintering. Now is the time for action, for manifesting ethereal—Can you feel it—dream seeds sprout real.

Our goddess this spring eve is Maat—Egyptian goddess of fairness—who, upon death

weighs our hearts against a feather, and if the feather is lighter we must

rebirth and try again to live Light

“Hold a feather in your left palm and your heart in your right—

Now weigh which is heavier”

Sage Tammy reminds us—

“Spit happens”—everyone has her share of troubled waters—but it is criminal to go through this life with a heavy heart—So you keep moving through, bending on—continuing to create

Recipe for a Light Heart

Cleanse—release past anger and wounds

Be grateful—this lightens your load

Laugh—hard to hold a heavy heart while laughing

We practice her preach—

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Purge pain on paper then

Throw our regret into the fire and watch it burn

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Grateful

Look our moon sisters in eyes and tell of what beauty we find in the looking

This giving and receiving is only of women born

“Was it hard to receive your praise?”

Consecrate gratitude on paper— place this close to breast

Laugh

Tell jokes (even though most of us admit to being terrible joke tellers)—two of us share the first jokes we ever heard—jokes from childhood, recalled—several of us share past moments of embarrassment; now able to relish our own foibles

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How did I arrive here?

I am immensely blessed— not since college have I felt able to open within a group –bare souled—naked I-ed—without fear of judgment—cradled in love, light—encircled by creative-force women

We are a palimpsest of generations and stories

A patchwork godly vibrant and ever-flowing

Incantatory

“Earth my Body ~ Water my Blood ~ Air my Breath ~ and Fire my Spirit”

The sound stops, but I keep moving

“The temple bell stops, but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers”

Departure

The Moon hides from us as we wane—but her glowing can be seen over the tips of hills

By the time I reach seaside/home,

She is full—“bald and wild”—sitting in the crook of cypress—watching over my inspired newborn

 

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Heather, Thank you for your wonderful writing, you are a true poet.

 

In keeping with this season of action and movement, we Moon Mothers have a lot of offerings in the next few weeks.  Hope you can join us.

 

Sunday             April 27th 5pm New Moon Ceremony.

Tuesday            April 29th 6:45pm Yes, you can speak class

Wednesday       May 7th 6:45pm Yes, you can speak class

Friday              May 16th 6:30pm SoulCollage®

Saturday          May 17th 10:30am SoulCollage®

Sunday            May 18th 1:30pm SoulCollage®

Sunday            May 24th Noon Drum Circle

Friday              June 6th 6pm Embodiment Art

Details Below.

 

New Moon Ceremony

Sunday, April 27th, 5pm at Dina’s house.

Honoring  The Sky Goddess Nut

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Please Join us for Stories, Poems, & Ceremony
Bring your journals, Dress Warm, Blanket (we will be outside)
Dina Ayala, CMT 650-557-0544

912 Anza Drive Pacifica
Please RSVP to Dina
650 557-0544

Donations Appreciated ($10-$30 )

 

Yes, you can speak! Free Intro class FREE INTRO APRIL MAY 2014

 

 

SoulCollage®

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Discover your wisdom, change your world.

An intuitive collage process for self discovery and community

To keep these circles intimate I am offering three different days. You may attend one or all three. The SoulCollage gatherings are open to all women who want to create SoulCollage cards. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. Advanced collagers bring your deck and create more. Supplies will be provided, although you are welcome to bring any images that speak to you. Suggested token of appreciation 20 to 50 dollars per gathering.

Friday      evening       May 16th 6:30pm to 9pm

Saturday   morning      May 17th 10:30am to 1pm

Sunday    afternoon    May 18th 1:30pm to 4pm

731 Main St. Half Moon Bay  Coastside Photography Studio

 Please RSVP Tammy Trejo 650-303-5515  or email tamtrejo@pacbell.net

 

Sunday Drum Circle

This is a small group of kind women (beginning drummers) we meet once a month to drum for souls sake.

Sunday May 24th Noon lunch (potluck) 1pm to 3pm drumming.

Please RSVP Annette Ward (650) 355-9134

divinegrace914@gmail.com

 

Embodiment

 The Art of Being in the Body

mm blog“One of the most radical things women can do is to love their body.”

Eve Ensler

 

Are you feeling bold? You are invited to embark on a heroine’s journey like never before, and explore, experience and express your whole and true Self. This workshop is designed to guide participants through the process of creating a life-sized Body Being Painting of their authentic, divine, mythical, natural selves. Who are you really?

 

Friday, June 6th at 6pm through Saturday, June 7th at 8 pm.

Cost: $225.

Where: Naui – Island of Now Studio & Getaway in Sebastopol

 

 

Register before May 15th. To reserve a spot, please mail a check to:

 

Amy Sullivan

7934 Juanita Ct.

Sebastopol, CA 94044

Questions? Please call Amy at 650-455-2145 (cell)

 

Amy Sullivan, MFT, is an artist, therapist and healing guide. She has 20+ years of experience helping people realize their true natures through art, mindfulness and deep healing work. www.amysullivanmft.com

Suzanne DeVeuve, has been an artist for 30 years. Her art represents her inner journey of self-discovery and the mystical divine. It embraces the wisdom of nature, and indigenous teachings, opening us to other dimensions and realities. http://www.suzannedeveuve.com

 

 

Hope to see you at some of our offerings.

Sincerely,

Tammy Trejo