Standing steady on the mountain top at dawn. My gaze fixed on the eastern horizon patently waiting for daybreak. Slowly tracing my breath from my feet to my crown feeling like a chestnut tree deeply rooted in mother earth.
The tiny bright amber-gold-orange light of the rising sun looking like a half dome on the horizon. Feeling my ancestors standing behind me, balancing me and holding me safe in the moment. Every cell in my body alive with creative impulses I stood still, drinking in the moment. Sun rising into a full blinding orb perched just above the horizon too bright, my gaze turns upward. It’s rays shining on clouds appearing like cotton candy dipped in honey hanging in a sparkling ocean blue sky, of slow shifting hues. The infinite possibilities of this auspicious day filling me with subtle joy. The core of my being strong with knowledge of other worlds, I dare not move.
I was witnessing sunrise of the Autumnal Equinox, the moment of planetary balance between light and dark. This natural annual event washed my heart back to infantile innocence.
The kaleidoscope of color presented by the rising sun gradually turned to a pale white-blue sky. Silently I stood on the mountain top, tongue resting at the roof of my mouth, lips gently touching, truly satiated in this moment.
Then the brightness of this special new day too much for my eyes. I turned my face towards the silent valley.
Whoop, Whoop, Whoop, the sound of wings beckoned my attention. There, at my left shoulder was a pure white dove. She began a soft Coo-coo Coo-coo Coo-coo song. Enthralled I had to join her song, Coo-coo Coo-coo Coo-coo. Peace, peace, peace.
In that moment the mystery of my life purpose was revealed.
I am merely a catalyst.
On Friday the 13th, Harvest Moon, we dedicated our ceremony to Freyja the Bold Goddess of celebration. 13 Moon Mothers showed up and it was epic.
“A pictures worth a thousand words”.
Slideshow symbolic of 21,000 words.
We are still a week away from the Autumnal Equinox. Harvest Moon felt like the apex of summer a sweet slide into Fall.
Hope you all savor the colors of the season, create beauty and connect deeply with the natural world. We Moon Mothers have some creative, soul nourishing events planned at the Nursery. Please visit our events page for details.
Hope to see you in the Greenhouse.
Full Moon Ceremony Field Trip
Friday September 13th 7pm
On this Harvest Moon we will gather at South Mira Mar beach;
Dedicate our ceremony to Freyja,
the bold Norse Goddess of celebration
Bring a blanket, flash light and a drum.
If you have a conch trumpet bring it.
Ignore the sign that read No beach access. Walk to the end of the road down the bluff to the sand. You’ll find us there.
What!? A slow lumbering elephant, oh no, I am more of an agile gazelle. A white dove, don’t think so, I am fierce like an eagle or a hawk. Really; a slimy green frog, now your just making fun of me. I think of myself as a charming butterfly not a warty frog. That was the dialog in my immature mind, when I started discovering my Spirit animals.
I’ve alway been curious about my animal instincts and had an inkling that specific animals spirits guided my actions. I began seeking out ways to reveal them. Through deep Shamanic journey meditations and body printing I asked them to reveal themselves. When they did my ego got in the way, my first reaction was not welcoming. Luckily I had some wise teachers to help me understand and accept the powerful attributes of these spirited creatures as my guides.
Finding my totem animal spirit guides, has given me a better understanding of who I truly am. My spirit animals have been present in my being since birth. This discovery explains my life choices, compulsions and rejections. It has taught me that I am not in control of everything. Their powerful attributes has propelled my actions. When I recognized and understood their innate instincts it made perfect sense in light of my true spirit.
The characteristics of the Elephant, Dove and Frog are intrinsic to my true primal spirit. I am a leader (elephant) who separates the veils between the physical and spiritual world (dove). I am fertile with creative new ideas and fresh perspectives, (frog).
Who are you?
By, Tamara Trejo
Moon Mothers Circle Leader
Full Moon Ceremony
Thursday August 15th 7:30pm
Dedicated to Saraswatti Hindu Goddess of Art and wisdom
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.
RSVP email or text 650-303-5515
By Shannan Riley Gotschall
I am craving change
My tides are changing
They’re rearranging my view
Teaching my body and brain new things to do
Becoming me has taken a lifetime
Leaving behind who they thought I was
I am reaaranging
I am crashing tides
Washing away what I no longer need
Casting aside what no longer serves me
Becoming the stronger version of me
Changes the voiceless
I am crashing tides
I am craving change
Below is a little slideshow from last night’s full moon ceremony in the Enchanted Forest.
We gather to honor the divine feminine goddess and each other. Hope you can join us next full moon.
You’re invited Full Moon Ceremony
Tuesday July 16th 7:30pm
Enchanted Forest Moss Beach
Dedicated to Mother Earth
On this night we will tune into the subtle vibration of Mother Earth; By way of a walking and drumming meditation we will connect deeply with the living Goddess who goes by many names. Through ancient ritual we will nurture our soul, spirit and body.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.
Bring a blanket and a flash light.
Please RSVP by email or text 650-303-5515
Let me know if you need directions
Dear Goddess Hecate,
To invoking your spirit I walked the meandering labyrinth in meditative prayer. I chanted your name and kept rhythm with my drum. I did feel a shift in my spirit and felt that you gave me the answer I was seeking, but…
Are you real? Did you hear my summons? Is it true that you are an invisible Goddess that stands at the crossroads of my difficult life path choices? Do you really hold two torches that light the way for me to glimpse both directions before choosing a path? Is it true that you are most powerful at sunrise and sunset when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest? Is it true that you hold a powerful crescent shaped sickle that cuts ties to the path not taken to ensure there’s no turning back. Is it true that you are the Goddess of magic, the way shower and will guide me to the path of my best and truest life purpose? Old Goddess cloaked in a black hooded gown, how can I trust you? I mean no disrespect but my sometimes my curiosity prevails over my faith.
Dear Truth Quester,
I am as real as you are. Perhaps I summoned you. When you come to a crossroad always take a standing pause, like Mother Earth on the Solstice, it may take time to turn on your axes but you orbit is in perfect alignment. My torch lights are your heart sparks. Quite your intellectual mind and listen to your luminance heart. Your deepest truths are whispers in the liminal state of waking from sleep. You can only live life forward with confidence, living backwards only brings regret and soul sorrow. The magic of clairvoyance resides in your indigo third eye just above you brows. You need only to clear the noisy static of the everyday world by way of inward meditation, trace your breath as you walk the labyrinth, sound the rhythm of your heartbeat with the drum; In these mindful rituals you will become a clear conduit of your own intuitive magic. You are an ancient being. Your cells contain the DNA of your ancestral Grandmothers and all the divine feminine Goddesses which hold universal wisdom. Trust your instinctual chimes they are tuned to frequency of the Divine. I am a mythological archetype that represents your own clairvoyance and inner knowing. My story has been told for eons and will continue on for forever.
Full Moon Ceremony
Monday June 17th 8pm
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.
Please bring, blanket, drum, rattle or some kind of rhythm maker.
Let me know if you will attend. email or text 650-303-5515
We have a lot of other wonderful circles in the Greenhouse, check out our events page
Securely, she walks through this world fully awake, deeply grounded and connected to the human family. She creates sensual beauty and harmony among all living beings. Her position on this planet is powerful and her healing love flows freely. Her message of well-being is transmitted silently but heard by all in need. Her keen intuition guides her path. Wrapped by a serpent, her amethyst crown has millions of tiny light~connection points that constantly receive and broadcast universal knowledge. Her name is Ixchel, Moon Goddess, Mayan medicine Woman.
Ancient depictions portray her as a Crone, to symbolize wisdom; with a snake on her head to symbolize awakened kundalini. She carries a large satchel over one shoulder and a walking stick in her other hand. The large satchel to symbolize strength and carried healing remedies. The walking stick is a symbol of her earthly travels, although I think the walking stick is her wisdom wand and magical scepter. The ancient Maya believed in many Gods, but only one Goddess, Ixchel.
On this April full moon we dedicated our ceremony to Her. The core Moon Mothers tribe gathered at sunset to embody the spirit of Ixchel. By way of breath meditation we woke our sleeping kundalini serpent and summoned her to move up through our chakras, clearing any blocked energy so we could begin to infuse our tree branchlets with enchanted energy. Paying homage to Ixchel the weaver, we wove silk around the small boughs while reciting “I am” and “I am grateful” mantras. This simple sober practice is a powerful way to shift stale blocks and renew life force energy.
When our ceremony came to an end each woman headed home with a powerful tallismen to bring healing energy to their home and family.
Blessings to you, blessing to your home (the place your soul resides).
Check out our events page to find out about upcoming gatherings.