Mawu

Thick fog shrouded the setting sun and rising moon, bringing the dark of night soon after we cast out circle.  On this chilly night, we dedicated our ceremony to the one who goes by many names ( Gaia, Tara, Mother Earth, Mawu and may more).   In respect for our African ancestors, in this ritual, we called her Mawu. Through our heart, feet and back bodies, we connected to her subtle resonance.

When we rose from our story telling circle, intuitively half the women picked up a drum and the other half silently began to walk the labyrinth.mawu  Without words, our drumming synchronized to the pulse of Mawu’s heart beat.

The labyrinth walkers connected to Mawu through their feet as they stepped to the tempo of the drums.mawu05 Like a slow moving river,  the walkers flowed from the labyrinth and began to drum as the drummers flowed into the labyrinth.  The cadence of Mawu’s heart beat stayed steady through the exchange of walkers and rhythm keepers.

Upon returning to our circle, we laid on our backs in meditation to connect deeper with Mawu.  Extending our first red root chakra deep into Mawu, and tethering it to her beautiful crystals, we became one with Mother Earth herself.

On this breezy night our altar candles blew out again and again. Surrendering to nature we repositioned our intimate circle into a cozy dark cocoon for circle speak.  I could hear the presence of Mawu in the timber of their voices as they spoke of their connection to Mother Earth.mawu01  This ancient practice of embodying Mawu had subtly changed the energy of the women in our circle.  Our closing chant was simultaneously grounding and releasing.

Until we meet again, stay grounded with a light heart.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped rebuild the labyrinth.

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Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

http://www.newworldgoddess.com

 

Balance

Maat, Goddess of justice and balance, hails from the Egyptian pantheon. According to mythology she is the gate-keeper who appears at the end ones life. With an ostrich feather in her hair she stands sturdy and forthright holding a scale to weigh your heart. If your heart is heavier than the feather you must reincarnate as human to learn the lesson of a balanced life.  It’s an injustice to walk through your life with a heavy heart.

On this mid spring full moon we dedicated our ceremony to Maat.  Our rituals were centered around letting go of anything that weighted heavy on our heart and the embodiment of balance. In keeping with our traditional Maat rituals we weighted our hearts, burned our burdens, held our loves close you our heart and danced the Celtic weave. Most enlightening was the gifts shared in circle speak.

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We communed by the fire, a clay chalice filled with wine was passed as our talking stick.  Each women shared her antidote to a heavy heart.  Hilarious stories and jokes, melodic chants, profound words of wisdom and tangible works of art, were shared. The gentle power of this elusive tribe nourished our Goddess particles, brought light to darkness and fortified our feminine circle.

As the natural world surges with new life and activity so do we Moon Mothers.  

Below is a list of events from the women of our circle.

Friday May 6th 5 to 7pm  Kellie Morlock  sings at New Leaf Half Moon Bay 

Sunday May 8th noon (Mothers Day)  Hula dancers and live music at La Nebbia Winer 

Friday May 20th 7 to 9pm  Danielle Kane  Deeper Still, Living with Loss and Happiness concert Unity Church 2222 Bush St. San Francisco.  buy tickets

Saturday May 21st 7pm full moon ceremony in the Redwoods.  More information coming soon.

Saturday June 4th evening benefit concert by Jennifer Berezan at herchurch 678 Portola Dr, San Francisco. If you would like an invitation to this fund-raiser please email Chrisanne  at cngarrett@aol.com

Well that’s it for now.  Enjoy the abundance of spring.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

http://www.newworldgoddess.com

 

First Full Moon of 2015 on 1-5-15

Gina Chang

Gina Chang

On this first full moon of the new year, we gathered to honor the infinite Goddess that resides within each of us and our pure potentiality.

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After opening ceremonies, we celebrated the woman who chose to be born in this darkest time of the year, Kellie Morlock. We offered her our love and blessings and received her beautiful song in return.mm1_5_15_02

We moved inside for a slide show and watched each Full Moon Ceremony of 2014. As the images floated by, we celebrated our year together, and then released it, creating space for the excellent (perfect) days to come.

Tammy led us in meditation as we created our most perfect day. We journaled and shared: some waking up in tropical locales, some in our own beds, some skipping around the globe. Inspiring and supporting each other as each most excellent day unfolded.

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After our closing circle, we called down the moon as she crept up through the trees, sharing her Goddess light.

By Gina Chang

 

Thank you Gina for the ardent story of your circle.

In keeping with the season of light coming, we Moon Mothers are creating lots of offerings intended to fill you with spirit.

January 24th

New Year Vision Board Circle with Lisa Chu

New Year New Vision Flyer 2015

Please RSVP   info@themusicwithinus.com

 

Tuesday February 3rd

Aphrodite Full Moon Ceremony  Villa Montara,  Space is limited… RSVP is a must

Contact Amy Sullivan @ info@amysullivanmft.com

Wednesday February 4th 1pm ’til 3pm

Art & Inspiration with Amy Sullivan      Healing Arts Studio

Friday February 6th 6:30pm ’til 9pm

Saturday February 7th 10:30am ’til 1pm

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SoulCollage®

Facilitated by Tammy Trejo

 731 Main St. Half Moon Bay

You’re welcome to join one or both circles. No experience necessary.

Please RSVP  tamtrejo@pacbell.net

February 20th, 21st & 22nd

The Akashic Records – A Path To Freedom with Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter

This workshop includes your Soul Profile & Clearing Reading and Report.

You will learn to open the Akashic Records and understand:
Your Soul’s purpose in this lifetime,
Your Significant Relationships, and
How to make choices that are in your highest good.

At the close of this workshop, participants have the special option to purchase the 14 Module Soul Profile & Soul Clearing Akashic Reading Audio Program at a 50% discount (normally $600 $300 after workshop price).

If you have previously attended one of my foundational Akashic Reading workshops, had a Soul Profile & Clearing reading with me, studied directly with me, or purchased an educational program from me, please call (608-279-7409) for significant discounts to attend this workshop.

At the beautiful Coastside Photography Studio
731 Main Street in Half Moon Bay, CA

$150 Non-Refundable Deposit / Balance of $350 Due At Workshop
or Full Payment of $440 (save $60).

To register  http://marysclearings.com/workshops-2015/

 

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Hope you can make time to join our circles. Best wishes in creating your most excellent new year.

Sincerely,

Tammy Trejo

Goddess Portraits 

 

 

Third full moon of Winter 2012

The third full moon of winter 2012 was a three-day celebration of the Divine Feminine, Mother Earth’s bounty, luxury adventure and rich sacred ceremony.  We Moon Mothers went on a field trip to Stillheart Sanctuary on Skyline.  In honor of International Women’s day we joined dozens of other women at the Stillheart’s open house.  With deep gratitude for the kind invitation to enjoy their luxurious facilities we made fresh daffodil bouquets to gift our hostesses at Stillheart.

Amy could not come with us to Stillheart because she needed to attend her father’s memorial service.  So the day before the full moon, Amy, Mary and I collected wild daffodils to gift the women of Stillheart.  Amy had never been to Daffodil Vally.  I just giggled as I saw her GLEE when she stepped into the wild flower bed.  We were on a mission to collect daffodils to bring to Stillheart.  It didn’t take long, there were thousands to choose from.  With that done we couldn’t help but play with Mother Earth’s bounty.

After tons of deep belly laughs, we sang and told stories as we trekked back home.  Amy gave me the flowers she had collected and said “bless Stillheart with these.”

The next day I woke with holiday spirit.  It was International Women’s Day, full moon, and I was going to meet the Great Blue Heron High Priestess from Tennessee.

Lisa Forward brought Blue Heron and Jenafree to my studio and it was an instant recognition of kindred spirits.  Barbara joined us for lunch, then we five women made dozens of fresh nosegays for the women to wear in their hair.  The inspiration came from Blue Heron, “Women must wear flowers in their hair in honor of the Divine Feminine.”  I thought we would make two dozen for the Moon Mothers.  But they just kept making them and soon we had enough for all the women at Stillheart’s International Women’s Day open house.

                  

Here’s what  Mary Baxter has to say about our time Stillheart.

It was beautiful to experience a guided meditation in the Great Room with gorgeous chandeliers of hand blown glass overhead, commemorating the love of the artist and his deceased wife who had visited him there the night he had slept in the room and inspired these works of art.  We as women were reminded of the need for the feminine to come forward in the Earth’s energy at this time in history, not to supplant the masculine energy that has dominated the last millennia, but to balance it, to combine the energies of the pink flame of the feminine with the blue flame of the masculine, bringing into awareness the violet flame, the energy that will move our Earth away from polarity, war, and dominance into a time of great love, cooperation, and a unity that honors all living beings.  And this includes our  sacred Mother Earth.

Within this concrete and steel structure that presents the masculine energy in its angular design among the gorgeous natural beauty of Redwoods, sky, and a breathtaking full moon, we gathered as women in the way that women do.  We brought delicious food for a meal to  share with each other, followed by a luxurious time of relaxation in the sauna, hot tub, and swimming pool, as well as meditative walks in the labyrinth in the light of the full moon.  Tammy, well heated from the sauna, walked the labyrinth in her wet swim suit, and experienced a connection with the Divine that brought her back to her experience in Tulum, Mexico, with the Goddess Ixchel, and the communion with the Divine Feminine she had experienced there.

The architecture of Stillheart’s masculine energy was softened by our presence as women on International Women’s Day, a day celebrated throughout the world as women come forward and insist that our humanity will live on and thrive on our planet, as long as the Divine Feminine takes its place in equal resonance with the Divine Masculine on Earth.

Mary Baxter

 

Here is a link to Stillheart  www.stillheart.org

 

The images below are from our pool time at Stillheart.


The next day at sunset I was invited to a very auspicious private ceremony in the Enchanted Forest.  Lisa Forward officially crowned her mentor, Blue Heron, High Priestess.  Although Blue Heron had been working as a High Priestess for many years, there had never been a coronation ceremony held in honor of her spiritual leadership.

As I witnessed Blue Heron’s fledgling, Lisa, spread her wings to perform the initiation ceremony with such grace and reverence for her mentor, I felt my cheeks wet with tears.  (I was not the only one moved to tears.)  The unconditional love and respect these two women share transcends family and tribe.

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The next full moon arrives Good Friday, which is also Passover.  Our ceremony will be steeped in modern ancient tradition.  Details coming soon.

Sincerely,

Tammy

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