First full moon ceremony of Spring 2014

Heather de Sa

Heather de Sa

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—

Cleanse

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

 

Heather de Sa

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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

 

 

 

 

Mawu Mother Earth

Sharon Guynn

Sharon Guynn

As I walked down the dusty rocky bumpy trail to Maverick’s Beach, smelling the cool fresh air, seeing the beautiful trees sway in the wind and looking upon white bird feathers peeking out on the earth’s floor, I knew I was in a profound area of nature.  Slowly approaching a beautiful stone labyrinth overlooking Half Moon Bay, there were small ships bobbing in the water, I marveled at the sight of such beauty.  Wow! This was simply magnificent for my eyes to behold.  I was in awe.

We gathered around a beautifully decorated, candle lit altar to hear the herstory of Mawu.  It was very enriching to hear about this particular Goddess.

Goddess Mawu (prounounced Mah-woo) and sometimes alternatively spelled Mahu, is a West African Mother Earth Creator Goddess, associated with both the sun and moon. She is the Goddess of the night, of joy and of motherhood as well as the ruler of the world’s, wisdom and knowledge.  She is the one who brings the cool nights to the hot African world.  Mawu is also the Goddess of motherhood, since it was she that created the first humans out of clay, and she gives humans their souls.”

“Mawu’s  themes are creativity, Universal Law, passion, abundance, birth and inspiration.  Her symbols are clay and the moon.  Mawu inspires the universe’s abundance and every dreamers imagination.

Mawu makes the land fertile.  So get yourself a seedling today and bring it into the house to welcome Mawu and her creative powers.  Name the sprout after one of Mawu’s attributes that you want to cultivate.  Each time you water or tend the plant, repeat its name and accept Mawu’s germinating energy into your spirit.  “Mother Mawu, make me whole. Help me obtain my sacred goal’

We started our Full Moon ceremony with the traditional blowing the Conch and bringing our awareness to honor the Moon.

We honored and acknowledge the August Birthday women. In celebration of their birth we offered positive affirmations of love, strength, healing, empowerment, happiness, and joy.  We formed two single lines facing one another to begin our whispering voices tradition of guiding the eyes closed, Birthday women down the protected fence like lines of women, infusing them with our empowering prose of wisdom.  The whispering voices reminded me of the all of the Goddesses whispering sweet delights and affirmations into my being.  This was a powerful experience of keeping in touch with our sense hearing.

The Birthday Women gave back to the group with gifts of homemade peanut butter cookies with a large chocolate chip in the center, beautiful flowers of our choice and lovely heart-felt Kisses were thrown through the air for all to receive.  The childlike little girl came bursting out of me with laughter, which reached deep inside my soul.

Walking the beautiful stone labyrinth was a special treat of connecting to Mawu Mother Earth.  Each foot step brought my awareness to the energy radiating from the surface.  After walking the labyrinth I was open and aware of  Mawu, and felt the energy of Mother Earth running through my body.

We prepared ourselves in a lying position on the ground, our heads facing the altar to begin our Meditation session.  To a soothing beat of a drum that vibrated throughout our connected circle I felt my body relax deeply as I focused on connecting to Mawu, Mother Earth.

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After the meditation, we shared the evenings experience by passing the talking stick, honoring the trees, personal connections, healings, rejuvenation, listening to the earth sounds, the foghorns, reflections of wisdom, and connections to Mawu, Mother Earth.

We closed our celebration by chanting the vibrational sound OM 3 times.

By Sharon Guynn

Here are some of the current offerings

by the courageous Moon Mothers.

 These women are well along on their path to self actualization.  

The offering by these women are of true enlightenment.

Dr. Lisa Chu

Dr. Lisa Chu

Inviting Joy, Cultivating Courage – A Practice Circle for Wholehearted Living and Learning

 Joy stands at the door.
She knocks.
You hold the key.
It is courage.
The tool is practice.
The doorway is the present moment.
It is always open.
You only have to walk through it.

Each present moment gives us the opportunity to invite joy into our lives. Everyday courage is the quality we practice each time we consciously choose to act in harmony with the present moment.

In these sessions, we will explore gateways to the present moment, and practice different aspects of everyday courage, through experiential exercises.

Sample activities: deep listening, musical collaboration, role playing, writing, speaking, movement, touch, breath. No prior experience is necessary (or possible!).

Sessions may involve featured guest presenters.

You may attend any session individually, OR the entire series.

Next class: The Courage To Speak The Truth: Authentic Self-Expression As Gateway To The Present Moment

Tuesday, September 3, 7pm to 9pm

Bamboo body+soul, 799 Main Street, Suite C, Half Moon Bay

 

A Generosity-Based Offering*
*This means the circle is offered with generosity and is supported by the generosity of all participants. Please consider what your heartfelt offering will be in support of this event. Everything offered wholeheartedly will be gratefully received.

RSVP: (650) 325-2194 or email info@themusicwithinus.com

Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter

Personal Evolutionary Formulas & Space Clearing Mists

http://marysclearings.com/gemstone-elixirs

Soul Clearing

 www.marysclearings.com

Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan

Art&Inspiration

“Making art takes away from the Soul the debris of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso
Are you ready to unleash your Creative Spirit, and experience Transformation in your Life and Career?
New class starting Wednesday, Sept. 4th 1 – 3pm
First Wednesdays of each month through May 2014
1500 Perez Dr.  (St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church) Pacifica, CA 94044
This class is a Safe Place to express what’s in your Heart and attend to the yearnings of your Soul.
It is a chance to play with Shape, Color, Images and Symbols and connect with The Source of Creativity itself.
No previous art experience necessary.
RSVP: Amy Sullivan, artist, therapist and healing guide
650-455-2145 (cell) or info@amysullivanmft.com
Suggested appreciation: $10 – $25.00
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Dina Alala

Dina Ayala

New Moon Ceremony Honoring Isis the Egyptian Goddess 

September 6th 6:30 PM 1003 Escalero Ave Pacifica

 Please Join us for Stories, Poems, & Ceremony

Please bring a Note Book and blanket, Dress Warm, Blanket (we will have a fire)

Donation request of $10-20

RSVP

Shelley Moore, Soul Purpose Reader 650-303-9250

Dina Ayala, CMT 650-557-0544

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We will hold a Crone ceremony in October.  If you are ready to be crowned Crone in a sacred ceremony please contact me.  Tammy’s cell 650-303-5515 or email tamtrejo@pacbell.net.

Harvest full moon ceremony will be at the beach.  Details coming soon.