On the Eve of this New Year that is coming to an end, I spent time within a sacred space with other spirit-seekers and joykeepers in a four hour long meditation. We sat on pillows and breathed our way through to the gate where the space in between lies. It's magic brought me to a place of infinite BEingness. I was one and I was whole. With short breaks in between we got to set glorious space for the coming year of 2011. I am in such appreciation for this opportunity; this event that I cherish. Thank you Rev. Pattie and thank you everyone at SCPL for gracing me with such a powerful gift that after a full year's journey, I can look back and remember where I started.
Later that month, I celebrated my birthday with my Soul-Family in Aptos, California. I had the chance to spend a weekend with my teacher/mentor/dear friend, Rev. Michele DeMoulin. As I type this, I can't help it, but release in tears. They are tears of great appreciation for this wonderous, precious, wise constant force and angelic earth angel I met in 2008. Since the first time I spoke with her on the phone, the clarity was so rich and powerful that it brought me to tears. I knew she was to be my teacher. It was during that verbal exchange with Michele that I began my growing/healing journey of coming into my full power. I am truly honored and deeply grateful.
I began to explore the new area I had made home the precious summer. I allowed the natural surroundings to attune me. We got to know each other, they welcomed me and repeatedly tried to convince me that they'd been waiting for me.
I was re-birthed this month.
With the lovely guidance and beautiful ceremonial gifts of Bishop Shirley of The Madonna Ministry, I was soulfully guided to re-enter the planet fully, whole-ly and sacredly. This was an initiation into a greater me and later this month, I became ordained through the ministry to begin my own "ministry of love" to others in the form of life-art and in the form of what Bishop Shirley calls "sacred witnessing". I act as a soul-guide, a reminder that you are whole, sacred and divinely holy. Ask me, and I will count all the glorious things that make you- YOU and treasure each story the scars offer. They feel like beautiful storytellers to me. Pieces of artful life experience. Let me count the ways...
I posted my first posting on my blog/website...after many years of having a private webspace and numerous blogs since the age of 23. It took bravery on my part...finally opening and stepping out, revealing and embracing vulnerability.
I began to sing my secrets.
I also began creating spaces around my home that would support the work I was stepping into. Further readying the nest to birth creativity.
I write about my journey into my Goddess Mother Heart.
I make peace and get closer to a softer space with my issues of my religious upbringing.
My personal message to one million people.
I get to witness the birth of two baby hummingbirds in a tree at my dear Goddess-Friend Jill's house. We watched quietly in delight and excitement as the mother sat silently in her nest and a week later, two babies were born.
My conversations with the nature spirits are amplified and we began story sharing in gardens, parks and nurseries.
I write about The Miracle of Letting People Be.
I hop aboard a pirate ship! . . . at a Pirate Festival that is.
I write about my "sensitivities".
I find a café where Angels serve coffee.
I create a visual meditation about trees and nature...mostly about trees.
I co-create a mini medicine circle with my kids in our backyard.
I go into a sacred creation state to build an "Ofrenda" (altar) with my dear Goddess Friend, Jill for the 14th Annual Altar Show in Nevada City, California.
My new e-course Way of the Wild Woman starts and a circle of Brilliant Women gather together to journey into the innate Wild and Soulful feminine.
I met my soul-sister, Maya Zaido online- amongst a women's circle community. We live on opposite sides with many states in between. We knew we'd eventually travel and meet one day. It happened quicker than we had thought! She traveled to California and our reunion story is here: Journey Sisters.
I celebrate the "Light-Within" during Winter Solstice.