Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.

Monday, March 29, 2010

30 Shamanic Questions For Humanity

As I go through the 30 Shamanic Questions For Humanity (created by Linda Star Wolf) with my co-journeyer, I am also working with the Gaia Matrix Oracle, pulling one card for every question. It is quite interesting how that is playing out. The first card I pulled 6 Antagonists - Soul Conflict which its key phrases are; transforming addictions, uncovering anger, changing self-conflict into dynamic peace and developing compassionate discipline. That pretty much told me I was in for quite a ride. It is definitely intense, interesting and enlightening for me. I highly encourage anyone who is wanting to know themselves better, have a better connection to The Divine, and help to raise the vibration of this planet, to find a co-journeyer and work through the 30 Shamanic Questions for Humanity. You can find it in Linda Star Wolf’s book, ‘Shamanic Breathwork – Journeying Beyond The Limits of the Self’ which is a wonderful book.

Though I won't be sharing the questions here, (it is recommended that each question be revealed as you come to it as you co-journey together) I am going to share my observations of my journey and the cards that I pull as I go along. I decided to do that after the fifth question and how much it is triggering for me and the insights that are coming to me.

The Second question I pulled 17 Synarchy – Social Harmony which its key phrases are; Recognizing self as others, creating holistic systems, and organizing practical and spiritual aspects of each individual. Okay... stretching, feeling this move through me.

The Third, I pulled 4 Priest-Seer – Attunement which its key phrases are; Being a spiritual guide and mediator, creating sacred relationships, creating rituals of sacrifice and transmission and strengthening your faith. Hmmmmm... sounds like things are on track.

Here is where it started to get a little uncomfortable for me. The Fourth question I pulled 1 Creator – Prime Mover which its key phrases are; Trusting love, developing true heart and humble faith, dedication to recreating your life, and living from the sources. I don’t much care for the word humble. It goes way back to my church days and feeling like I couldn’t be myself, that I as an individual wasn’t important, and that I was not to reach or be…more. I love God/Divine Source. I don’t believe that Divine Source ever wants us to be less than we are meant to be. I believe She/He wants us to always move forward, feeling our Divine connection and living to our highest potential.

The Fifth question I pulled 11 Death-Dance – Matter, Natural evolution which key phrases are; Descending into Matter, releasing the limits of personality, finding freedom within boundaries, and transmuting matter in the body’s crucible. Wow… for me that meant I was going to die to all of the old ways of believing and move into birthing the new. Incorporating the light and the dark. Bringing the shadow into the light. That I will be/am seeing things in a whole new way. Now that looks positive but wow, did I feel that in my body. My body said “What do you mean I have to look at things differently? What do you mean I can’t fall back on all of my old ways of doing things?” I am breathing… I am breathing... I am bringing life’s breath into my belly, remembering my center, and moving through the discomfort of change. Of course it has taken me four days to do that through, meditation, eating (old habit that I am working on), clearing with InnerSpeak, a little diving into TV and books (another thing I am working on) and finally pulling out my paints (for the first time) and creating a mandala. (Thank you Judy for encouraging our little ones inside of ourselves to come out and play through painting). Alright, so this process is a difficult one but well worth the results of being… of Be-ing… whole.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Drumming with Women

Christie and I will be journeying with women this evening through drumming, dancing, chanting, and meditating. We will be enjoying the energy of women remembering who they are, that they have strength beyond measure, that the possibilities are endless, and that we are all sisters. The energy in a circle of women is truly remarkable.

The first time I drummed in a circle of women, over 20 years ago, I was timid, afraid to make noise, afraid to sing loudly. The facilitors were two lovely women who encouraged, enticed, and lovingly led us into the dance of energies that allowed us to bloom. I will always be grateful to those women who created sacred space for me to find more of my voice, to drum as loud as I wanted, and to dance with joy. I carry them into the circle each time my partner and I create sacred space for women to gather.

May you all find what brings more joy into your lives.

Much Love and Blessings,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Taking Back Our Sovranty

While I agree that security is an illusion, I also believe that particular illusion is created when we are not in the center of our power or the center of our boundaries. For one reason or another we place ourselves outside of our boundary and put everyone and every thing we hold dear in the center. This includes beliefs, ideals, and opinions we have of the world around us. When we are outside the circle fighting for our life, our place in the world and things and circumstances change, our world falls apart. We lose all since of safety and do not feel secure in our ability to make choices or even navigate life. When we put ourselves in the center and everyone else, including our beliefs, outside we can move more freely with the ebb and flow of life, because change is inevitable. It is when we are in our center that we are able to adapt to the changes with a secure sense of self. Taking back our sovranty is staying centered in that place, becoming one unto ourselves, because in that place we can refine our picture of the world, change our beliefs, co-create community and all with authenticity and self awareness.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Co-Creating Community

I have discovered, through self exploration and looking deeply at what is happening around me, that one of the things that is very important to me is Co-Creating Community. I have noticed that myself and many others are in the habit of excluding themselves from the outside world except for what is absolutely necessary. We have been so 'Self' centered that there is no accountability for connection. It is past time that we change that. I am on a quest to bring awareness to connection back to the fore front. I will be posting my Co-Creating Community adventures as they play out. I challenge you to look around, see how you are interacting within your community. What can you do to bring people together? What can you do to increase love in your environment? I look forward to your comments.

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humankind as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."

-Helen Keller

I love this quote by Helen Keller. I believe that security, like control, is an illusion. That illusion of security prevents us from living in our joy. Are we safer because we stay in our homes and mostly communicate through the Internet? Are we safer when we don't know our neighbors except in passing as we go to and from work? Yes, they can choose not to respond or reciprocate if we extend invitations to a backyard barbecue or an outdoor block party, but how many might say yes if we would only ask? How many of our neighbors are feeling disconnected and don't know how to reach out to make those loving connections that we all need? What about connecting with those that we know or know through our circles and groups? Are we safer not getting together regularly with them? What friendly adventures are we missing out on? What fun and loving interactions? You can't receive a physical hug through the Internet.

Happy Spring/Ostara! May you have many Joyous Adventures!


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