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.
Upon entering, each woman walked on gold satin laced with shiny coins and was showered with fresh rose petals by Sweet Light Donna Scheifler. As she walked along the path she was met by Peaceful Warrior Elaine McMaster, who placed a bindi on her third eye to stimulate her intuition and serotonin factory.
We cast our circle under cotton candy clouds in honor of the Goddess Lakshmi. In loving kindness, we celebrated Nancy Petty. Returning our energy, she gifted each of us with a heart-shaped rock that she found at the beach.
As night fell we retreated into the cozy candle-lit round room. There our circle became two, one nestled inside the other. To attract the blessings of Lakshmi by way of brilliance, we shined our spirits with the spoken word. Each woman looked across the circle to find her circle sister mirror. Then with talking stick in hand, one by one we spoke of our own brilliance and the light we see in each other. Being acknowledged for our brilliant gifts and speaking of them in a circle of receptive women ignited our sense of richness.
To keep this flame glowing we wrote a letter to our selves and one to a randomly chosen circle sister. The letters were collected and will be mailed on the next new moon.
The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi is the bridge between earthly wealth and divine abundance. She is attracted to brilliant souls and blesses them with abundant prosperity. We Moon Mothers recognize the many forms of abundance and open ourselves to receiving.
Thank you Chris Ridgeway for creating the most enchanting home, and for opening it to our circle. Your kind generosity is deeply appreciated. May you be abundantly blessed by Lakshmi.
On this full moon we cast a circle in the Enchanted forest and magic happened. We wise Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay put our heads together, felt the curvature of Mother Earth, occupied our heart, cleared our mind and became conduits of abundance. As the sun set, the moon rose and our youngest crone lead us in a prosperity meditation. Lakshmi enveloped our circle and strengthened our divine feminine spirits.
This attached link will take you to a very short video on facebook. www.facebook.com/Moonmothers?sk=wall
As the moon begins to wane, keep your spirit bright and enjoy the velvet night.
Majestic cypress trees silhouetted against the darkening sky, the sound of crashing waves and birds coming home for the night….a magical experience in a magical spot.