Sunday night was the Moon Mothers ten year anniversary. I still feel inspired and motivated when preparing for ceremony and know that Divine Feminine Ceremony is relevant and needed in todays world. We began as a nomadic tribe gathering in the forest at the beach and other sacred places. Last year we settled in our new home Emerging Space Greenhouse. I know that leading women in divine feminine ceremony is my true calling and I will continue this work as long as women keep coming. This morning I wondered how the Moon Mothers felt about our ceremonies.
I send out an email and asked; Why do you attend full moon ceremony? Below are a few of the responses.
I have made new friends.
I have a renewed sense of self.
I am happy.
I have begun painting.
I have started journaling my dreams.
I have tuned into intuition.
I have connected under the full moon with dozens of women with loving hearts and souls.
I have received important messages regarding flow and path.
I now walk with my head held high and light shining bright.
Tried giving henna tattoos. Call me any time, I want to do it more.
Tried blowing a conch. I did not even know what a conch was.
Tried speaking my truth aloud. Still trying. I do not like to talk about the past.
Started a garden. Actually—am addicted to succulents—but that seems like a healthy addiction to me.
Learned about plants—I have a cool plant app on the iPhone that helps ID plants.
Harvested sunflower seeds and created a brand—my son grows sunflowers and harvests and reuses seeds—he created a brand and we have seed packets.
Made a magic wand…and with each wind of the ribbon spoke an affirmation. Wow.
Created a soul collage and watched as it manifested.
Meditated and met my spirit guide (s).
Meditated and discovered by spirit animals. This was my favorite gathering—it was deeply intense and I could have journeyed a lot more. I went back, jotted down more encounters, and drew pictures.
I am inspired by seeing, hearing, and connecting with the other women. I get a greater sense of self and a sense greater than self. The circle has provided me with many “firsts” and many empowering thoughts to try new and interesting things.
Linda B JOY
I come for the sisterhood and I love that it flows so beautifully. It helps me reconnect to my divine feminine and with all the beautiful women there who are doing the same thing.
To connect with source, myself, and women
Reminder of who I am, some social time with women I don’t see often, often a surprising reflection of my work/beingness
I like learning about the faces of the goddess, and how we can embody the goddess. I like writing letters, etc., and doing symbolic crafts with my hands.
Linda, Kellie and Danielle I truly appreciate your response to my question.
I will continue to gather the women on full moon as my ancestral Grandmothers have done for eons.
With deep gratitude for all the women who heed the call to gather in divine feminine circle I honor your Goddess Spirit.
October Full Moon Ceremony
Dedicated to Lakshmi ~ Hindu Goddess of Prosperity
(Moon Mothers 10 year anniversary)
Sunday October 13th 6pm
On this night we will embody the abundant light of Lakshmi. We will see our own brilliance through the eyes of others and keenly connect to our soul gifts.
Please bring two self addressed envelopes, writing tablet, pen and a blanket.
Let me know if you will attend.
email or text 303-5515
Expression of appreciation $20 ~ $50
Hope to see you when the moon is full.
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.