The young lady needed a blanket, a blanket of warmth, security and forgiveness. She needed the kindness and care never shown her and although this world tried to strip her of her ability, she learned how to give these things to herself. She weaved her blanket of compassion and wore it regularly.
Life was good. Joy and laughter, self-love and love for others were abound! Occasionally someone would come along and steal her blanket. They would exchange this blanket for shame, doubt and insecurity … her inner temple walls would begin to fail.
After many times, she learned how to quickly weave a new blanket for herself, to rebuild her inner temple. She would bless this blanket and what it represented. As she weaved, she would love it and fill it with forgiveness and acceptance, love and joy.
And she would see clearly the pain in the others which caused them to steal her blanket.
WE are a product of our own creation … every choice, every action, every opinion we choose to embody … this is what makes us who we are.
Granted, we needed help getting started, yet Free Will is ours, and is utilized every single day.
There will be those who come into our space seeking assistance … seeking to tear down the ‘happy’ … or seeking to alter, in any way, what they envision.
Perhaps we chose to help in some way … this choice does not include relinquishing Free Will. Never give that up, that is your power.
Certainly I would love to see a more joyous world, a world in which people do not harm each other in order to gain benefit. No … benefit is a reciprocal thing, and if it is not, it is not of benefit.
Today I’ve got some crockpot enchiladas going. I will take them to the meetup and partake in a meal with people who are also working to create a better way, a beautiful sharing of self, with each other.
I’ve been blessed by the presence of CreationEnergy in the form of people who are very loving. My heart sings whenever I am able to unite with them … I prefer to call them family.
A double blessing today … my father is gifting me fire wood. Tonight, or early in the morning, I will build a nice fire in the fireplace and watch, and listen, as the wood speaks.
Here’s one from last year …. oooohhh, going to be so good!
I am excited to receive the gifts of the people today, their wisdom, their love, their joy … and grateful I, too, am able to gift these same things to them.
Recently I quizzed my longest known friend of 29 years, and another that I’ve known for 12 what their opinions of me were … the harshest thing that was said is, “Well, you’re weird”. And I thought, whew!
For a minute their (via someone’s vile perspectives) I was sucker punched right back into history. But not now, not after seeing and hearing the perspective of two people who know me well. How ridiculous that I would have ever entertained the opinion of one who knew me long ago.
Guilt or shame from the past can hinder us from progressing into the future. I really thought I had done well releasing that stuff, but a very kind person (a-hem) pulled it up and allowed me to see what still resides inside my heart. Now, because of this, I have opportunity to clean house a bit more, work I was not aware needed doing.
This one did not say the things said in order to help me (although, on a subconscious level this could be exactly what happened), however this is the case, a blessing was gifted me in the guise of attack. A showing of the hidden things in the crevasses of my heart, mind, and spirit/soul. Sometimes a tearing down must occur before a building up can happen.
I am excited, for the last Green Corn experienced was pure bliss. The opportunity I’ve had to face these hidden shames, the release that has taken place, the soothing my sisters have provided, and remaining with those I’ve been doing ceremony with, the next corn planting should be an even greater, heavenly experience.
‘Self’ cannot be truly understood without these ‘helpers’, so I bow to them. We have no need to visit this matter again. Seeing clearly, and thinking we are seeing clearly are two distinct things. In this circle our thoughts either assist us, or further our blindness. It is important to ask of ourself if what people tell us they see is actually there, or simply a reflection, a gaslighting, of their own inner reality.
It is not wise to harbor the opinions of ourself that others hold within their perspective (unless it is awesome!). Those in the practice of tearing people down should be used for the opportunities of growth they provide, nothing more that that. Use the lesson for continued growth, and move on.
I am the Sea! Every wave I feel distinctly as it rises and falls in me. I say to myself, “I’ll sit and wait.”
Why do I light all these candles and close my eyes, you ask? When the wax melts on these home made votives, it smells lovely. Smooth, slow jazz plays in my ears, shifting my energy flow.
There is this need in me to get in touch with my sensitivities … mind, body unity. Meditation (sitting still, in silence) and breathing are super important. Knowing that what we do does not have to look like it does for other people is important also. We are all different, after all, and yet the same.
When I say I am this or that, one or the other, I have not lied about who I am. I am Polarity.
I close my eyes and see the silhouette of a black cat open mouth, swallowing a dinosaur. HA! She ate a dinosaur! A striped tabby at rest, laying atop a wooden banister. CATS everywhere! They’ve been visiting me for a number of years now.
What the heck does Beta, Zemper, Mover mean?
Interesting … I’ve always said I was slow on the uptake … but once I get it, I get it.
Keeper of tomorrow’s dreams, Mother of the star-filled night, Show me how to live my truth And bring my dreams to light.
Teach how to use my will, Living the truth I find within, Discovering all the parts of me Where light and shadow blend.
Let me sing the song of future With concern for what will be, Up holding all of nature’s laws For creatures, stones, and trees.
Mother, I see you in the sunset And I hear you in the rain. You teach me inner knowing Through your heart’s sweet refrain.
Setting Sun Woman.
Clan Mother of the Ninth Moon Cycle.
Setting Sun Woman is the Keeper of tomorrow’s goals and dreams. She is the Clan Mother of the ninth Moon Cycle, which falls in September and is connected to the color green. Green is the color of will; Setting Sun Woman shows us how to properly use our wills to insure the abundance of the future. She teaches us that the will to live, the will to survive, the will to be impeccable in preserving the Earth Mother’s resources are paramount parts of our Earth walk.
This Clan Mother teaches us how to live the truth and sits in the West direction of the Medicine Wheel. The West direction is the home of the feminine principle, the Earth Mother, the setting sun and night sky. The abilities we gain from learning the lessons of the West are concern, dependability, nurturing, inner-knowing, achievenments, and goals. The West is sometimes called the Looking-within Place because the feminine principle is naturally intuitive and is willing to be receptive.