Full Moon Ceremony Wednesday May 10th, 7pm
Mystical Meadow, Butano Pescadero
On the first full moon of 2017, our nomadic tribe gathered at J7 Studios, in Moss Beach
In this hip sound recording studio, young Karianne Burns, play the angelic harp as the ladies arrived. The intention for this gathering was to envision our abundant new year and look back at our strong circles from last year.
In 2016, we all had our personal ups and downs, but in our Moon Mothers circles, we were strong and vibrant. Every full moon we gathered to embody the power of a different Goddess archetype and connected to our true soul essence.
The slide-show below, titled, 2016 Moon Mothers Circles, was set to music and projected 100 times larger than it shows on this blog. Through this show we deepened our connection as a tribe and recalled our joyful gatherings.
” The images on which we feed govern our lives.” Marion Woodman
Cozy on the floor we began our New Year Manifestation meditation.
The musical notes from Karianne’s harp seemed to resonate with the frequency of each chakra as we cleared any blocks in our energy centers. With our chakras balanced and clear we began our meditative journey into one of the most magnificent years of our lives. In our minds eye we moved through the seasons with a strong body and felt the vital energy of physical movement. Mused for a moment on a new study commitment and felt the satisfaction of learning and teaching. Our bodies were still one the floor but our minds went on a journey to a new place on earth and we felt the freedom of unencumbered travel. Reaffirming that our work in this word is important and money flows to us easily: we turned our attention to our home sanctuary that was uncluttered and beautiful. With sincere appreciation for the kindhearted people in our life we sent them love and gratitude.
Our Manifestation Meditation was not about the things we would obtain this year. It was about our way of being in the world, self-care, learning, teaching, speaking our truth and gratitude for the people in our life.
We will gather Saturday, January 28th.
10:30am to 1pm. Doors open at 10am
850 Airport Rd. #10 Moss Beach CA 94038
Due to the Women’s March in San Francisco on the 21st, we will create our 2017 Vision Board, the following Saturday, January 28th. Same time and place. Now we all have spacious time to attend both events. Hope this date change works for your schedule. Continue reading
On this last full moon of 2016, our nomadic tribe gathered at Mary’s secret club house to honor the women who chose to be born in December. Our ceremony was dedicated to Saraswati; Hindu Goddess of art and intellect.
Wet misty air, moistened our skin and hair, as we burned Palo Santo sticks to clear our auras and invoke our inner Saraswati. We encircled Kellie, Elaine and Ginni (the birthday babies) with a loving chant and pithy spoken blessings. They reciprocated with gifts from mother earth and acappella song.
As the wet air turned into sprinkling rain, we retreated to the cozy club house. Our focus was to embody the spirit of Saraswati, deepen our concentration and create. In quiet meditation, we called upon our muse, opened to our creative genius and stepped into the flow of creation. Then, without words, our creative expressions began. Some picked up pen and paper to write poetry and song, but most, silently gathered around the art table to paint on tiny wooden canvases. The only sound was soft background music, every woman was in her own creative world.
When we regrouped for circle speak it was amazing to see a common thread in the individual creations. Images of trees and glittering skies, words of growth and reflection, circles, spirals and moons, seemed to show up again and again. Was it coincidence, divine inspiration or Saraswati at work? Maybe all three, or maybe its just that, we are a circle of like minded women.
To close our ceremony, we stood, arms around each other in a close circle, and sang In a circle of women, by Jan Phillps.
Please honor this natural dream time of the year, with spacious rest and slowness. May you find great inspiration in your dreams.
Once our circle was cast, we paused to watch the setting sun melt into the sea. The final light of the sun miraculously flashed green. Shouts of joy and astonishment set the tone for our divine feminine circle. On this rare super moon we gathered at the private, bluff top home of Michelle Pettigrew.
Our ceremony was dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of abundance and shining brilliance. We all needed some light after the darkness of last week. Taking a respite from our mourning we reignited the light in each other and kindled our own inner light.
Around the ceremonial fire we were tethered to each other as a mirror of light. Without fear of being deemed conceited, each woman spoke of her brilliance.
Like a slow moving lava flow we moved inside to get cozy and be soothed by Leah’s powerful voice as she sang, I am Light, by India Arie.
Is this ceremony enough to keep our spirit shining bright for more than a night? As the moon wanes and the darkness of this time returns, check your mail box. The light expression letters will be mailed when the moon has vanished from the sky. One thing we know for sure, Mother moon will slowly return to her full brilliance and so will we.
’til we meet again, keep shining.
Thank you Erica Crawford for your excellent photography.
This October, the full moon occurred on Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkin Festival weekend. Good time for me to get out-of-town and hold circle elsewhere. My dear friend Jewls, invited me to facilitate a full moon ceremony and SoulCollage® circle at her home in Orange, (Southern California). Thank you Jewl’s for hosting me, and gathering the women in your warm and sensual home.Our time was very rich with communion, Divine Feminine spirit, ritual and creativity.
Jean Shined Bolden, M.D. writes in her book, Moving Towards the Millionth Circle, Energizing the Global Women’s movement: “Moving toward the millionth circle is about heart-centered activism and women’s circle with a heart center. The metaphoric millionth circle is the tipping point into a post-patriarchal ear, based on the premise that when a critical number of people change their perceptions and behavior, a new era can begin”.
As I reflect on the Southern California Goddess circle, I feel that I did my part to inspire one more feminine circle that will grow stronger and bring women closer to the tipping point of ushering in this new era of the matriarch.
Thank you ladies of Orange, for showing up so brightly. Best wishes on continuing to gather in circle, and honor your Divine Feminine spirit. You are all welcome to visit the Half Moon Bay Moon Mothers full moon ceremony anytime.
We Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay, will gather again Monday, November 14th., details coming soon.
Enjoy these extending hours of night-time.