This is the year for Art. Time to express yourself in any medium you choose…. What will you create this year?
As we slowly move into the light of longer days, our artistic energy strengthens and beckons us to create.
Dear Moon Mothers,
Hope this letter finds you well and deep into the Winter Dream World. I love this time of long dreamy nights. My thoughts and dreams are like tiny seeds covered by Mother Earth, silently germinating, gaining strength to push forth and unfold into the reality of daylight. I hope that you too are engaging in this dream time of the year. Give yourself plenty of spacious time to plant dream seeds that will slowly sprout with the coming of the light in the New Year.
Winter Solstice is Friday December 21st. and the full moon is the next day, Saturday December 22nd. I will not call our Moon Mothers Tribe to gather on the December full moon. Instead I invite you to turn inward, send breath to your 3rd eye, open to pure imagination and conjure magnificent lucid dreams. Feed them soul energy so they will sprout into reality in 2019. What is it that you dream of? Time to open your journal and take a step into manifesting.
If you dream of travel, here’s information for a retreat in Bali this Spring. Facilitated by World Traveler~Moon Mother, Erica Crawford.
On this second full moon of Autumn we dedicated our full moon ceremony to Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of abundance and wealth.
We all know abundance and wealth comes in many forms. It’s much more than money. It’s also deep relationships, dependable friends, health, family, helping hands, feelings of well being, happiness, and owning one’s gifts and talents.
Soul~Spirit~Light is real, and it’s fire and it’s liquid. It splashes from one’s luminous spirit to drench all within range with abundant joy.
It dissolves amnesia and bathes us in remembering juice so we can remember our own personal Soul~Spirit~Light power. It ignites smoldering embers into shining flames of brilliance. A bright Soul~Spirit~Light is true wealth. It cannot be bought or sold. It’s free. Just be in the presence of a joyful person and open yourself to their Soul~Spirit~Light. It will splash and hydrate you if you take off your raincoat.
Sitting on the lawn in the Emerging Space Greenhouse, we Moon Mothers took off our metaphorical rain coats and let our Soul~Spirit~Light splash.
From rich hand-made leather key chains, artisan ice cream, spoken and written words of shining brilliance, we Moon Mothers received a wealth of treasures to ignite our Soul~Spirit~Light.
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” James Keller
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
– The Buddha
We are holding a lot of rich Soul~Spirit~Lighting events in the coming weeks.
Check out events
Until we meet again, keep shinning.
PS Thank you Amanda for the beautiful hand-made leather keychains, Thank you Eva for the artisan Ice Cream and thank you Erica for the excellent photography.
You’re Invited October Gatherings
Full Moon Ceremony Wednesday, October 24th, 6pm
SoulCollage® Saturday October 27th 10:30am ~ 1pm
Yoga Retreat Saturday October 27th 4 ~ 6:30pm
These three circles will be held in
Emerging Space Greenhouse
(New Home of the Moon Mothers)
inside Pardini’s Nursery
401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay
Full Moon Ceremony
Dedicated to Lakshmi
Hindu Goddess of Prosperity
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 and pen.
Please let me know if you will attend.
email or text 303-5515
Hope to see you when the moon is full.
Saturday October 27th 10:30am ~ 1pm
Emerging Space Greenhouse
that we become a new whole” ~Seena B. Frost
In this circle we will intuitively create SoulCollage® cards that will reveal the many, powerful parts of ourselves; Cards that speak of our truest soul essences. This process is a way of giving visual credence to who we really are, who we have been and who we will become.
No previous experience necessary.
All supplies will be provided.
If you have made SoulCollage® cards in the past,
please bring your cards.
Expression of appreciation $$ donation gratefully accepted.
RSVP email or text 650- 303-5515
Looking forward to creating with you on this day of clarity. Tamara Trejo
Yoga retreat with Jessica Archer Nuzzo
Saturday October 27th 4~ 6:30pm $40
Emerging Space Greenhouse
This potent time of year is one of transition, moving towards darkness and what is known as the dream time. Nature invites us to go inward and listen, so that we can become more receptive and open to the energies all around us.
All Souls Day, Halloween & Dia de los Muertos all honor the dead, reminding us that the veil between the worlds is thin in these moments. If we pause and feel, we can find connection with those who are no longer embodied in this world; we can be connected to all souls in all realms. Our afternoon of gentle yoga will include movement, breath, labyrinth walk, reflective writing, deep rest and sacred connection.
Emerging Space Greenhouse (New home of the Moon Mothers)
While the farmers were harvesting their final crops of the year, we Moon Mothers gathered at the beach for our final outside ceremony of the year.
At sunset we called in the ancestors, cast our circle in the sand, and dedicated our ceremony to the supreme Goddess, Mother Earth. We acknowledged her many ancient names, Gia, Terra, and Mawu . Mother Ocean is her core: we are tiny custodians of her limbs.
Sun set, the twilight sky turned lavender and we began our initiation ritual. Like our female ancestors we chanted, drummed and danced our way to waters edge. There, the proficient conch blowers taught others how to sound the Goddess trumpet. Mother Ocean kissed our ankles with her healing salt water as we proceeded to chant, drum, and sound the Goddess trumpet invocation. In response, Mother Earth beckoned us to swim in her core. A few brave Moon Mothers heeded her call. Fearlessly, they dove through the waves for an invigorating swim. As witnesses to their boldness we held the energy by continuing to chant, drum, sound the Goddess trumpet, photograph, and cheer their spirited actions.
As darkness fell, we gathered by fire, voiced our love~connection to Mother Earth and spoke of how we connect and protect the Supreme Goddess.
Until we meet again, stay grounded.
Dedicated to Mother Earth
South Mira Mar Beach Half Moon Bay
rhythmically touch the healing water of Mother Ocean,
and share Earth wisdom.
On this last full moon of summer and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote; We Moon Mothers gathered in the Enchanted Forest to dedicate our ceremony to the bold Norse Goddess of celebration, Frejya. Unafraid of passersby opinion we boldly placed our altar at the edge of the trees with a view of the ocean. In celebration of the feminine rights and power that our Grandmothers won for us, we connected to our true braveness in a rhythmic drumming parade.
Our tribe consists of Maidens, Mothers and Crones. Below is a story of one of our powerful Crones and the sacrifice of her ancestral Grandmother so we could now own the privileges of freedom.
Earth Medicine not Witchcraft
Elaine Blossom and her female cousins were all given the first or middle name of Blossom, a family tradition carried on for centuries. This name honors their fierce ancestral grandmother and gives voice to her story. The horrific truth of her story is harbored in the DNA of so many American women, but only few were told of their direct decent. For more than three centuries, their story was whispered to each generation of women in Elaine’s family.
In 1630, Elaine’s ancestor, Susanna White-Winslow, was one of the brave women who sailed on the Mayflower to settle this new land of religious freedom. Living close to the land she learned to use wild herbs as medicine. That practice was handed down from mother to daughter and shared in circles of women. each generation becoming wiser in the ways of healing through native plants and herbs. Seems like it would have been a very good thing to be a healing herbalist or (medicine women). Well, it wasn’t a good thing in 1692. Elaine’s ancestral grandmother was accused of using witchcraft and then murdered. It’s an astonishing injustice that in less than three generations, the freedom seeking women of the Mayflower’s granddaughters were slaughtered in the craze of the Witch hunts.
During Elaine’s Crone ceremony in 2010, she held the posture of a queen, on a stage under a full moon and boldly shared her feminine history. As she spoke of the cruel witch hunt atrocity, tears dripped from the listeners. With twinkling eyes and the voice of a priestess, she fearlessly spoke, out loud, the story that had only been whispered in her family for generations. On that October night, in a large circle of women, fifteen generations removed, her time had come to give voice to her ancestral grandmother’s story.
In closing, Elaine thanked her ancestral grandmother for the wisdom of “Women’s Circles” in witch she gave her life.
The next two portraits are of Elaine Blossom, also know as Peaceful Warrior.
Until we meet again, be bold and celebrate your feminine power.
we celebrate Women’s Equality
Please join us
Saturday August 25th 10:30am Emerging Space Greenhouse
Sunday August 26th 7:00pm Enchanted Forrest Moss Beach
Come celebrate WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
The 98th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment,
the Women’s Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
SAT, AUGUST 25th, 10:30am – 1pm
Emerging Space Greenhouse
Come be inspired. Come recharge your WOMANSPIRIT. Using the expressive arts, we will explore the waves of change we’ve experienced in our lives as women – personally and collectively. We will acknowledge those who have gone before us in the struggle. We will celebrate the resurgence of WOMANSPIRIT in our midst. We will recommit ourselves to creating a world that honors the feminine for the generations to come.
Donna Marie Scheifler
Donna Marie Scheifler is an experienced and skillful Mentor, Facilitator and Guide. Using the expressive arts, she guides women back to themselves after having been everything for everyone else in their lives. In individual sessions and in intimate circles of supportive women, she helps them get clear about what’s next, one gentlestep at a time. For more information, see www.YourTimetoBlossom.com
Full Moon Ceremony
Sunday August 26th 7pm
Enchanted Forest Moss Beach
Dedicated to the Bold Goddess of celebration Freyja
The famous Goddess, Artemis, is known as the unerring archer, protector, midwife, and way-shower. After learning a heartbreaking lesson in humility she changed her vain ways, left her family and went to live in the forest with a tribe of magical Nymphs. The legend of Artemis speaks mainly about her extraordinary powers and family. Ancient text says little about her tribe of enlightened beings, other than to describe them as Wood Nymphs.
In order to keep the Goddess stories alive for future generations, we Moon Mothers dig deeper into the Goddess mythology and interpret it into modern language to bring better understanding for the women of the 21st century.
Artemis stood on the shoulders of divine feminine beings who lifted her, supported her and gave her the strength to firmly stand as a Goddess for eternity. These mythological spirits of nature, imagined as beautiful maidens inhabiting the forest, were more than Nymphs. They were profoundly wise Sagewomen who were too enlightened to live among the barbarians of ancient civilization. They were the protectors of the planet. They enjoyed relaxing by the river, dancing to the rhythm of the song bird symphony, and secretly helping lost travelers find their way out of the dark woods.
If the Story of Artemis was written today, the Nymphs would simply be named Source. Eternal Source of enlightenment, steady calmness, and courage. These Spirts are still alive and strong, waiting to be called upon, to assist one through the darkness.
On this powerful blood moon we Moon Mothers gathered at our new home for the first time. We dedicated our ceremony to Artemis and her tribe of magical beings. Embodying the power of Artemis and spirit of her Wood Nymph tribe, we blessed our new home and cast a dome of protection, via holy water, sage, drumming and chanting.
Thank you Mela & Eva for the photos.
This Saturday morning Aug, 4th. we will gather again in our New Emerging Space Greenhouse to create SoulCollage cards. More info
May you be strong, light, and wise as you navigate this modern world.