May Day! May Day! How did that come to be a call of distress? Most recently in the early 1900s May 1 has been a day of protests, supporting worker’s rights and unions. That’s curious, because prior to that May Day was Mary Day, in honor of the Blessed Mother. And perhaps to secretly to honor the other Mary, the Magdalene, as the leader and “Apostle to the Apostles” she was known to be. This holiday was pasted on top of the Celtic celebration of the blooming of Spring called Beltane. (Think maypoles and maidens.) What is blossoming in you?
The Equinox is just past and greenery is exploding all around. Finally. Here in the Pacific Northwest we had a very intense winter. Perhaps you too. So we’re glad Spring has arrived, like never before. And with it, new birth! Seeds (bulbs) we sowed in the fall are starting to bloom. Winter was rocky for many, with crazy “weather” inside and out! For many of us, the elections shook what we knew or expected and turned things sideways. Regardless of your feelings for the outcome, a strong emotional current has been stirred up. Now, perhaps finally, it’s clear that we
It’s been a while, and not because I’m ignoring or avoiding you. 2017 is a big year already—can you feel it? We're rounding the end of the first quarter and spring is afoot. Whether you hate it or love it, changes are happening. The women’s marches in January were the largest gatherings EVER. Peaceful and positive, they catalyzed a massive wave of civic engagement! Women are more activated and inspired than ever--we're ignited. Such practical expressions of the Sacred Feminine awakening in action. So many women (and men) are sensing that this is the year to step up and make
Now that we've rounded the corner into 2017, you’ve hopefully had time to rest, reflect and digest all that happened this past year. For many, with big personal and collective challenges, it’s one we’re happy to leave behind. Last night I was completing my annual review (I shared the process with you in my last article—if you missed it, you can read here) and I had a burst of inspiration. Have you taken the time to really harvest the gems of your year, then release 2016, and put it to rest? Have you taken time to allow in your dreams
We’re at that trough of the year. This year has been one of challenge and setbacks for many. Transitions taking WAAAY too long. Great miracles and breakthroughs too. Regardless of what your year’s theme has been, as we turn the wheel of the year, it’s time to regroup. Call forth a new version of yourself into being, as the old one clearly does not fit any more. Maybe the adjustment is slight but potent, maybe it’s huge. That’s your call. As we slide into the deep darkness of winter we're surrounded by celebrations of returning light at Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah
Sometimes we need a little help to get our creative juices flowing. (I know I do!) So to aid you (or a loved one), I created a coloring book for grown-ups: 22 Feminine Soul images fresh from the pages of my sketchbooks. Coloring is mind-neutral, easy, and relaxing. Research shows it reduces anxiety and creates clarity and peace. It allows you to create and daydream, use color, shape and form, without having to fill the blank page yourself! Ah, simplicity! These images are designed with ample space for you to play and express yourself. Color outside the lines, add your
Happy Holy Days, Dear One It's snowing outside and the halls are decked. The season is upon us. With so much beauty surrounding us, what possibly could I have to add to that mix? I wanted to offer you a little something special and make it easy for you. Then I realized: THE GODDESS COLORING BOOK! I've been so quiet about this little gem, I didn't even offer it on my website for the first 2 years I sold it. Silly, huh? So I put together a creativity kit for someone you love. (Maybe that's yourself?) Scroll down and see
Did Last Week Knock You Off The Fence? I'm checking in with you... wondering if you have been having a difficult time lately. Lots of us were. It could be impacting your ability to take care of yourself. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, maybe you notice having trouble making decisions about moving forward in your life--in general. And your decision about Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women. I'm guessing that you may be sorting out family responsibilities, personal obligations or figuring out your finances. Maybe you’ve been up been “on the
ReBalancing After Upset Yesterday morning I was in grief. Too shocked to weep. Shadow unleashed, Trauma everywhere I looked. I wasn't ready to “seek the light” yet know that this is the path ahead I must walk. So I commiserated with allies. Sought comfort in like-minded souls. Angry, hurt, scared. And while all paths are sacred, I knew that staying there was stewing for me. Though it may not be for you. No Spiritual Bypass, just your own timing, your own soul. Because that is what this is: Soul Time. As I wrote in the Magdalene Path, Temple Time Returns.
Do you need a real day off? …to step off the wheel, and find deep peace within yourself, that can be accessed privately, within the presence of other women? And receive a variety of healing treatments and be guided through a process of deep replenishment? How would you feel, to have a lot of silence, as well as space where you can talk about the deep and the real, without being chatty? What would it be, to enter a space where it's not about being a parent, a spouse, a public figure, an employer/employee... but about being a woman, and what it is