Looks Like Rain

Hello Ladies,

Looks like rain tomorrow.  We will meet at the studio 731 Main St.

Half Moon Bay.  Same time 4:30pm.  Wishing you all a safe drive.

Sincerely,

Tammy

November Full Moon

Hello Ladies,

We will gather in the Enchanted forest on the next full moon.

Have a love filled Thanksgiving.

Crones in the Mist

Donna Scheifler

“We were enshrouded in our own “Mists of Avalon” … as we gathered in ritual and tapped into our womanly ways of being and knowing. Rather than being drawn out of ourselves by the spectacular wide expanse of ocean, we were invited to go within and find the unique treasure buried deep within each of us. Now, with the support of this awesome women’s circle, we can go out and share who we are and what we have … and the world will be blessed.”  Donna Scheifler

 

 

THE TRIPLE GODDESS

As the Maiden, I saw through your eyes as a child

Spring rains, green forests, and animals wild!

I saw you run freely on the Earth with bare feet!

I watched as you danced in the winds, blowing free!

I was there as you grew, getting stronger each day!

I brought you rainbows, chasing grey skies away!

I was there in your laughter – I was there in your tears!

I was the acceptance you gained from your peers!

I saw your first love and I felt your first blush,

As passion first stirred in the night’s gentle hush!

I am there with you always in the fresh morning dew!

I bring you the crispness of beginnings anew.

As the Mother, I bore all the labor distress

Of birthing your child, and I felt the caress

Of your hand on the face of the new life so dear.

I heard its first cry, and I eased your fear!

I provided the milk which you fed from your breast

Till the baby grew strong, and with health it was blessed.

As she took her first step, I was there in your smile!

I was there while you nurtured your beautiful child!

On the first day of school, when the doors opened wide

I was there in your fear – I was there in your pride.

I am there with you always in the bright full of moon!

I bring you fertility – abundance in bloom.

As the Crone, I brought blessings of wisdom with age

[Wisdom not found by the turn of a page].

I was there as you taught the correct way to live:

To love and to trust – to take and to give!

I was there in the twinkle of your aged eye!

I was there in your thoughts of the years flying by!

I was there when you taught the Mysteries of old!

I was there in the fire warming you in the cold!

In the weariness of age, I was there with you, too…

I brought well-deserved rest and peace unto you!

I am there with you always in the darkness of night!

I complete your life cycle, guiding you toward the light.

Maiden, Mother and Crone – We are all One –

Yet We are all separate, as each role is done.

We do not leave you – We’re always there

As you walk through this life with your worries and cares;

As you dance in the spiral, We live inside –

Deep in your spirit – where nothing can hide!

No matter your path, no matter it’s length –

We give you courage and We give you strength.

We are there to support you every hour of day

And deep in the night, when dreams take you away.

Our gifts We give freely, for you are our Child…

Yes, We are the Lady: Wise, Pure, and Wild!

-Kalioppe-

Our circle danced in a heart beat rhythm as Nicole, Meta and Linda Grace read the poem.  Then our dance became a spiral in a prelude to the Crone coronation ceremony.

We gathered around the flaming water pond, to honor the Goddess of transformation Pele.  As I told the legend of one of the most misunderstood Goddesses, Pele, the women danced with metaphors between Pele and the Crone.

When it was time to walk the path of the Crone we all walked together, although the Crones path was three times longer.  The women who were about to take their thrones and be crowned Crone, walked bare foot through a birth canal hand bridge, then stepped over fire, and through water to reach their thrones.

 The coronation ceremony was rich with wisdom, laughter and tears. After each Crone was crowned, she was given her Crone name and asked what she had to offer our circle.

One by one, the newly crowned Crone took center stage and delivered gifts, read poetry, spoke words of enlightenment, and told us of her profound feminine history.

Below are portraits of the 2012 Moon Mother Crones

Golden Dragon

Clarisse

Sweet Light of the Divine Feminine

Peaceful Warrior

Thank you

  • Candace for letting us use your sacred property.
  • Nicole for taking the pictures of the ceremony, reading the Maiden part of the Triple Goddess poem and blowing the conch.
  • Dina for reading the opening ceremony call to the seven directions.
  • Linda Grace for creating and leading us in the Triple Goddess dance.
  • Meta for reading and calling up the Crones for coronation.
  • The Sagers, Candle Lighters and Crown Maids.
  • Annette for leading us in the closing ceremony.
  • To all the women to helped create this Divine feminine ceremony.
  • To all that attended.
  • You did a really fine job!

I’ll leave you with two questions?

When you are a Crone what qualities will you possess?

What do you honor most in the Crone?

Happy Halloween.

Sincerely,

Tammy

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Crone Ceremony

Hello Ladies,

Hope to see you on October 29th 5:30pm for the most important full moon ceremony of the year.

Harvest Moon

On this Harvest moon we gathered at the beach to cast our Divine feminine circle.  In rhythmic harmony with Mother Ocean and the fog horn, Anne Turley blew the conch and Kellie Morlock read the invocation as we Moon Mothers connected to All.

We honored Annette with our blessing song, circle energy and birthday wishes.  In reciprocation she gave each of us red roses.

Autumn is here and the nights are growing longer.  Now is the time to turn toward home.  To prepare for this season we dedicated our ceremony to the Roman Goddess Vesta, Goddess of the hearth, heart of the home.  We recognized life’s simple abundance and gave credence to creating a warm cozy home.

When one embodies the spirit of Vesta, she joyfully creates a sacred space where her clan will find solace and be nurtured by her flame, food and words of wisdom.

On this night we did not pass our communal talking stick, instead we cast our individual sticks in to the fire after speaking words of wisdom.  A few of the women sang songs, one lead us in an ancient chant, some read poems, the Lords Prayer and the Prayer of Serenity was recited, and some women just spoke from the heart.  As each woman shared her voice I could feel Vesta’s spirit envelop our circle .

Here is some the words of wisdom shared by the women in our circle.

Amy Sullivan

Expect a Miracle

Prayer to Vesta for a miracle of healing in our lives and for the planet.

Goddess, blaze forth the miracle of your Golden White Flame now.

I call for a healing miracle in my heart, and in my being wherever healing is needed.

Goddess, blaze forth the miracle of your Golden Flame now.

Expand and saturate within me the wonders

of Your brilliant Flame to purify every cell, atom and electron of my being.

I ask the Golden White Flame to purify all levels of my being and restore me to my Divine Blueprint of Perfection.

O Golden Flame, flood the Earth, Her people and all Her kingdoms with oceans of oceans of Golden White Fire until every particle of Life is restored to Divine Perfection.

May Peace, Love and Light be spread throughout the Earth!

And so it is. Blessed be.  By Dragon Crone Amy Sullivan

Donna Scheifler

When you come to the edge of all that you know, You must believe one of two things:

There will be earth to stand on or You will be given wings to fly.

~ Christina Baldwin

Linda Theroff

Love yourself and love others

Linda Grace

“Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day
is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
—Etty Hillman

Carol Patin-Gipe

There is vitality, a life force, an energy,

a quickening that is translated

through you into action.

And because there is only one you in all time,

this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through

any other medium…the world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine

how good it is, nor how valuable,

nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours

 clearly and directly;

to keep the channel open.

 Martha Graham, Dance To The Piper

Charie Harris

Charie, lead us in the beautiful African song, Guide my Feet.  She also captured these images of our circle.

The prayers, chant and songs are better heard, than read. For that reason I am not including them in this post. although, early in the ceremony I was able to inconspicuously capture a short video of Kellie singing Into the Mystic.  Here’s a link.  Song

We closed our circle by the light of Mother Moon and joyfully cleared the space we had inhabited, leaving no visible trace of our ceremony.

Meta carrying the altar basket

The next full moon ceremony will be a Crone ceremony at the Sacred Coastal Canyon.

Happy Autumn

Sincerely,

Tammy

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Harvest Moon

Hello Ladies,

 

Hope to see you in Half Moon Bay at the beach on the Harvest Moon Saturday, September 29th, 6:30pm

Portrait of Self

You’re invited  Portrait of Self Collage Circle

September 23, 2012  11am – 4pm

731 Main St  Coastside Photography, Half Moon Bay, CA

This day of art, meditation, writing, labyrinth walking, nourishing food and companionship will offer you the opportunity to assess your journey, and bring forth a more integrated you, energized and able to fill the world with your brilliance.

2012 has held a lot of physical and emotional turbulence for many people. This is my favorite way to quickly recharge my energy and clear out the mental cobwebs. And it’s a perfect way to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox by bringing ourselves into balance. As the Mock Turtle and Alice say, “Will you, won’t you, will you join the dance?”

Meta Orear, CPC – facilitator

Expression of Appreciation: $65 if registered by 9/10/2012; $75 after 9/10/2012

Click here to register.  http://metaorear.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html

I hope to see you then.

Namaste,

Meta

Meta Orear

http://meta-inspired.blogspot.com/

metaorear@yahoo.com

650.430.5244

669 Crespi Drive, suite A

Pacifica, CA 94044

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

Teltane Full Moon

Teltane Full Moon

Amy Sullivan

By Amy Sullivan

On Wed. August 1st, Moon Mothers gathered at the Labyrinth at Mavericks Beach.  The  Full Moon in Aquarius was shining a silver spotlight on the realm of humanity and social equality, interconnection and cooperation.  We could feel the glow coming through the soft blanket of fog as we donned our Goddess attire to walk the labyrinth in silence.

Our circle was as full as the moon with women who have found our supportive haven for delving into divine feminine energy each full moon.  We honored those with August birthdays in the middle of the circle and they returned blessings in the spirit of reciprocity.

We gathered to honor the African Goddess, Mawu, goddess of Creation, of the Earth and the Moon.  Her message goes like this:

I am the Creator of Life.  It is my nature to nurture and hold dear all life I create.  I am The Great Mother, who gives life and takes it away, and who holds you close in life and in death.  It is time for balance between my Daughters and Sons.  It is time for mutual love, respect, and honor to return to the world of humanity.  My Dear Ones, remember my gift of life and that you are one.  Treat each other with love, honor, and respect.  Cherish all of my children who share this world with you.

 Your life is Sacred.  YOU are Sacred.  And you are dearly loved.

 The circle sisters walked the Labyrinth again contemplating what kind of tree you would be, if you were a tree.  We then passed around the talking stick and tree-women as willows, redwoods, oaks, chestnuts, palms, madrones, apples, mimosas, cypress shared qualities such as strength, flexibility, giving, groundedness, connectedness and adaptability.

Giggles were contagious as we closed the circle with a human wave, refreshed and reinvigorated to continue the work of the goddess during these intense times of transformation.

Happy Teltane, or Lammas, which is observed around the beginning of August midway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. It signifies the withdrawal of the Mother Goddess into the earth in preparation for the falling seeds that will need her care if they are to germinate in winter.

Tammy passed out seeds for each one of us to plant and honor the Earth, and we left an offering of a clay disk in the center of the labyrinth as a simple marker of the healing energy generated by our sacred goddess circle.

By Amy Sullivan

Thank you Amy for leading us in a sacred closing ceremony and writing the above article.

Also, I thank all of you ladies who participated in the creation of the Divine Feminine Labyrinth walk portrait.

I’ll see you all on the Blue Moon August 31st.

Sincerely,

Tammy

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