Pure Potentiality

jan 2013

sweet lightThis ceremony was dedicated to pure potentiality and the Infinite Goddess that resides in all women.  In alignment with all the Goddesses we wrote our personal list of, one hundred manifestations for 2013.

At sunset we cast our keen circle.  Stephanie blew the conch and High Priestess Judith read the seven direction invocation. We welcomed four new women into our circle with the traditional blessing chant and moved our loving energy around them.  I was astonished by their inner circle movements, within our outer circle.  They created a tepee of hands and swayed to a beat of their own.

Then we retreated to the warmth and comfort of the studio to begin the work of realizing our manifestations for the year. To bring us fully into our bodies, Linda Grace led us in a full moon Pranayama practice.  In a comfortable seated position she guided us in a chakra clearing modality.

Third eye wide open, relaxed, centered and fully in body we began our meditation adventure into one of  the most magnificent years of our life, 2013.  Open to grace and in the flow, our meditation led us to see, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall… Self, family and relationships… Work, celebrations and vacations… Money, gardens and our connections to animals… Home, community and creativity… Joy, respect, and accolades… Strength of body, mind and spirit.

Once we returned our attention to the room it was time to write our list. One hundred manifestations for 2013.  Pen to paper, the intentions flowed from thought to word, making them one step closer to reality.  In circle speak, each woman spoke only of the top three manifestations she will create in this bright new year.

If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

With our intentions well mapped out, we are on our right path and ready to take the next step in the direction of manifesting our dreams.

It will be pure joy watching so many dreams come true this year.

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Sincerely,

Tammy Trejo

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Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Anne Turley

By Anne Turley

As I ran down the hill, a bit late, towards the sacred circle, I could see the sun setting surrounded by crimson clouds over Cypress Meadows.  Achingly beautiful.

The seven direction ritual, performed at each circle, sets the tone for a safe place to allow our inspired selves to emerge and join.  The calm and unity this brings are palpable.  This Blue moon (second full moon in one month), was another opportunity for the Moon Mothers to gather and honor the divine feminine.

This Friday was a tribute to the Nordic goddess Freya, who represents Boldness and Celebration.   Friday is named after Freya, end of the work week and time for celebration, so thank Goddess it’s Freya. Go out, be bold and celebrate!  Does that resonate or what?

Tamara Trejo, our fearless leader, reminded us that had we been meeting just 200 years ago, we would have been burned at the stake for such shenanigans.  We now have the freedom to bring the qualities of the divine feminine back into consciousness and help to heal Gaia, our beautiful jewel of a planet. We honored the bold women, who in August 1920, achieved the right vote here in America.  And so we have to honor that achievement and VOTE!

Linda Grace Frost  led us in a Moon Goddess dance which warmed us up in the cool grass and united our spirits in a new way of fun, silliness and reverence at the same time.

Then Dragon Crone (Amy Sullivan) lead us in a meditation for protection. “If you’re going to be bold you’ll need some protection,” she said.   Release fear, limitation, anger and aggression.  Exhale fogginess, depression and laziness.  Then feel the aliveness and fill ourselves with the full rainbow of colors. This meditation prepared us for circle speak.

As each woman spoke, it inspired the rest of us.  The authenticity, the wealth of experience, the commonalities, the connections we all share. When we closed the circle and called down the moon, the clouds parted and Mother Moon appeared on cue, full and beautiful over the meadow.

We returned to the Cypress Meadows Center where a nice warm fire awaited us.  We ate and drank and shared our lives with each other.  As a relative newcomer, I was struck on my very first gathering by the feeling of coming home.  Being among spiritual women on a mission to support and inspire each other is something I value very highly.

By Anne Turley

Lovely reflection… Anne, thank you so much for writing this blog post.

Anne Turley is a tv and film producer and editor who is raising funds for Accidental Activist about Riki Ott and her fight against big oil.

Cypress Meadows

Also thank you Sharon for hosting the Moon Mothers at your sacred Cypress Meadows, and taking the pictures below.

Anyone interested in holding a special event at Cypress Meadows contact Sharon.  Here’s a link to her website.

www.cypressmeadows.net

Here’s a link to a little video of the Moon dance.
The next Blue Moon will be in July 2015.
Be bold and keep dancing.
Sincerely,
Tammy