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Hello Spirit Lodge,
Guidance has been received and now
Ive been asked to share what came through with you. A
while ago humanity passed through a masculine initiation phase,
some of you will recall the uproar here at Spirit Lodge or in
your lives when that happened. It initiated changes in our lives
according to the level of awareness we held at that time, and
it initiated us to lessons we needed so we could grow. It was
an aggressive passage during that period, a time we were to
choose how we would walk our paths and the directions they would
take. For some that meant embracing their path of destiny in
a role of service to their communities, while for others it
was a very personal passage into their spiritual awareness and
evolutionary process. We were asked to examine the Path of Ego
and the Path of Spirit, and that choice came forth with the
forces of Chaos Energy. There was definitely chaos and a lot
of confusion as a result. The solar masculine energies are forceful
and we all felt the force of that hit us hard. Eruptions and
tempers flared, quarrels brought about division. It jumpstarted
things, woke us up, reflecting light into our Shadows and forcing
us to confront our deepest fears while life and relationships
at all levels mirrored our flaws and brought them to our attention
in very public ways.
Most individuals have come to the
point of completion or near completion of their assimilation
process and in that they have come to terms with the changes
initiated in their lives from those experiences. Not just here
at Spirit Lodge but throughout humanity on a global scale. Its
happened to individuals, communities, societies, nations
In hindsight this is easy to see, but passing through it was
very difficult, it drained energy and in many cases left us
feeling quite spent. We were in essence forced to surrender
to that initiation whether we liked it or not. At this time
there is another initiation taking place that will feed us energy
receptive and passive feminine energy that nurtures. This past
masculine initiation has taken us by the scruff of the neck
and sat us down to work on ourselves, and now the feminine initiation
is beginning as we learn to express those changes. We were impregnated
by the masculine forces at play and for some of us that felt
very much like a rape, those who were unaware were feeling very
violated. Those who understood still had challenges but they
passed through it trusting the process and fared far better.
All the same, the seeds of change were sewn and began to germinate
in the months that followed.
When this came about before there
was a lot of rejection to the concept, kicking and screaming
worldwide and we saw that here at the Lodge as well; the result
meant wars both big and small broke out globally and personally.
I was asked to announce the feminine energy initiating now
energy that is coming to us from the Earth Mother who is calling
us to attention, an initiation process that is unfolding in
an evolutionary way. This energy is a receptive lunar energy;
one that is ushering us through a unique rebirthing processes.
It is an initiation that will begin this spring in a very powerful
manner; the onset signaled by the forces of Mother Nature. Each
of us will be experiencing the process as we need to in our
lives and the period of growth that weve undergone is
going to be reflected in whatever changes we are bringing forth
now. We will see manifestation of that spiritual growth into
the physical reality of our daily lives and the courses they
take. In essence we are giving birth to our spiritual development
and bringing it into the world to manifest it
giving birth to the child. We need to prepare, some of that
is going to involve the challenges
of birthingthe labor process. It may be difficult at first
for some of us so the more prepared we are the easier it will
be to move within the flow riding the rhythms of those energies.
Ive mentioned in another thread
awhile back that the cycles of this years Moons are in
perfect alignment to the teachings of the feminine mysteries.
Another look at what the Moons bring into play in our lives
and the lessons they teach would be beneficial in your preparation
process and in marking where youre at in your own lessons
what you should be learning. You will find the articles in the
Medicine Wheel Library on the Moons to be of help to you. As
well there are two other articles I wrote during the last initiation
phase that will help some of you understand this better. They
can be found in the Main Library: The Roadmap to Initiation
and Assimilation. I highly recommend those of you
wanting to work with this process utilize the information available
in these articles.
Spring this year is going to be
exceptionally explosive...last time it was the masculine and
this time it's the feminine. Mother Nature is shifting, changing,
and we will move with her. People are going to be opening up
spiritually on new levels in keeping with where they're at today.
In spite of the circumstances that brought it about those masculine
disruptive forces have helped us to grow and given us all space
to do so, then blessed us with reunion. Whats been internalized
is now giving birth to the external manifestations through us.
It's already beginning and it is a slow process at first, one
taken a step at a time. Spring will bring inspiration for the
year ahead, sprouting seeds that will initiate focus and intent
for all of us through the internal enlightenments and external
circumstances that come into play. It is at this time we learn
to bring that growth into the physical aspects of our daily
lives. Weve assimilated and honed and now its time
to wield our Medicine to serve the paths we walk on those levels.
The Earth Mothers influence is going to bring the contemplative,
intuitive, nurturing nature out in us, gently urging us to be
loving caregivers with a set of directions. Some will struggle
to understand this as a new mother would struggle to understand
the needs of her first child. Others will transition through
this period a bit more easily as an experienced mother would
know what to do with an additional child at her breast.
Trust your process, because the things
changing beyond your control in disruptive ways are the universe
at play and pointing you in new directions. If a door closes
know that it is closing because what resides there is no longer
serving the needs of your path. Another door will open, where
new blessings are hidden in the resolutions of those changes.
Relationships are a part of that in a major way
with others, with life, with serving the paths we walk, or simply
to ones self. The awareness of this initiation process
will help us feel our way through it
and the feminine analogies
are going to be everywhere. Youll hear people focus on
terms along those lines and the new buzz words will be reflected
along the lines of conception, gestation, development, birthing,
growth, and maturity as the seasons unfold. Sensory terms are
the feminine receptive semantics and those will become part
of the new buzz in the air. I anticipate this process to take
about a year, longer for some and less for others as we come
through it at our own pace, but knowing this is taking place
is going to make passage much easier for everyone.
Those reading this thread are welcome
to accept or reject what Im presenting, welcome to discuss
it, but guidance has directed me to bring it to the attention
of the community and so I have.
I ask you to consider if you have
passed through a period where youve been distanced from
or are heeding it should this be transpiring for
you at this time. We are spiritually undergoing a rebirth process,
a quickening, and therefore awakening to the feminine. For some
that means being taken back into the womb of the Earth Mother
and beginning to enter into the rebirth phase this spring. Some
will have passed through this already, those who are placed
to help others. For the majority of people, the masses will
come to see they are passing through this now. Those who chose
to walk with Ego or Spirit during the masculine initiation period
are going to be relocating or have already done so, and with
that environment they will experience things through trial and
error. Those who choose to walk with Spirit in awareness will
experience things through continual enlightenmentsguidance
will be there and with it the validations as the Earth Mother
brings into being that which we are to give form to in our lives.
In a sense it is spiritual infancy as we come to recognize the
world around us through new eyes much the same way a newborn
gathers its bearings.
If you have experienced the distancing,
the aloneness, the feeling of floating in a void, a sense of
being held you have undergone (or will soon undergo)
the phase of gestation in the womb. There was purpose to the
last initiation that ripped things apart
outworn modes of thinking, things that no longer served us had
to be discarded and we were left alone in the void of the womb
of the Earth Mother. This was a painful experience for many
individuals because as one strives to cling to what is familiar,
holding to comfort zones, that grip can become a death grip
due to the fears of the changes taking place. Chaos reigns then
a time. As it settles we find were all alone (or nearly
so) in a very sacred space. Our Guides gather around us protecting
and guarding us as we sort through things bringing about our
transformations. Shedding light where they can, helping us heal
from the thrashings and wounds weve self-inflicted fighting
the changes that were called for we come to healing and understanding
through the enlightenment process.
Within the womb of the Earth Mother
we undergo a spiritual transformation as we search for the light
in the darkness. It is there we are given time to assimilate
and develop as a result. This spring we are going to be careening
into the manifestation of that transformation. A strong Wind
will blow through your life and move you forward out into the
an emerging process. Are you ready or are you
doubtful wanting to watch for it and see what happens? In either
case you are being put on notice that spring will be dramatic
and I hope that each of you are able to embrace this on some
level because merging into the physical reality with these changes
the rebirth process more or less sets you on the path of a new
journey. Now naturally its a continuation of the journey
youve been taking all your life, but this is a new leg
of it and you may find yourselves moving into an entirely new
environment or experiencing the expansion of the one you are
As a result of the masculine initiation
process we learned to be more tolerant of others as we came
to understand our need for tolerance of ourselves. Now with
the feminine initiation we are learning to actively discern
and bring forth the loving nature within us. That voided space
had to sit empty for a time, we had to sit alone and reassess
what we really needed to change in ourselves
and our lives and thus assume the responsibility for those changes.
Now the discernment is to be exercised through the feminine
means of sensory perceptions. Were learning to trust our
sensory impressions more, new levels of awareness are present,
and were going to need to use them in the course of our
daily lives. Were going to have choices to make once again,
and some of them will involve the company we keep.
As we grow and evolve we find we
need to keep company with those who are more advanced than we
learning from them. We keep company with those who
are on similar levels as we share our lessons and understanding
of them to assimilate. And we keep company with those who are
following behind us that may need a helping hand. We cannot
keep company with those who are going in another direction because
we arent going there; we cant journey
ahead if we anchor ourselves to others who have their own lessons
to learn along different lines. We cant waste our time
relearning what weve already come to know, we must press
forward into the new lessons. The Mothers sensory impressions
are going to be expanding and growing within us to guide us
in all relationships.
Discerning who we accompany, and
who we cannot becomes imperative and in that we exercise the
tolerance for others and where they are going, we disengage
(give way to, or birth to the unfolding process) releasing them
and ourselves. We can love them, bless them, but we must move
on just as a mother must release the child from her womb. The
discernment brings about a selective process of who enters into
our sacred space with us and why so it becomes quite focused.
When this happens our levels of tolerance for others shift and
expand. We can then bless those we can't walk with knowing they
are walking into their lessons and toward the teachers that
will help them...be that spiritual guidance or a physical teacher
or an experience. You will find the lessons of Shadow and Light
dance with us during such periods so watch for them. We learn
things the hard way until we become enlightened enough to observe
what's really happening and embrace it. So those we can't walk
with we can bless... and then we can detach ourselves from their
outcomes as we focus on our own. It's a process of evolution
and when we evolve we need to keep to those who have energy
vibrations in harmony with our own. We simply have no use for
At first that discerning feels harsh
and cruel. It isnt easy walking away from people, situations,
or environments we really care about, but we come to see our
path is taking us in other directions we need to explore. In
time we learn to let go of the outworn or outmoded. If they
aren't walking in the same direction we're going there's no
way to walk with them is there? We come to accept and embrace
that, and we take conviction with us as we make new steps into
new territory. And you'll soon be filling those spaces if it
hasnt started already...family, intimate relationships,
and then beyond to the social circles or community/communities
we involve ourselves with brings about new relationships leading
to new environments and new growth.
See what you are giving birth to
in your own evolutionary process now. This is a year of manifestation.
Watch the pattern of this initiation that has impregnated you
give birth to the new path ahead this year
watch it weave
your tapestry and youll see where youre to go. Watch
the Earth Mother nurture, sustain, and shelter you as you bring
forth the feminine aspects of your nature to do the same in
your life. Spring will start the manifestation process for you,
over the summer youll develop with the growth energies
of the season, and by autumn youll begin to see
the harvesting of your efforts come to fruition as winter gives
way to a time of reflection and sharing what youve learned.
This is a year of the feminine energy at play, and the Earth
Mother will voice herself in a very strong way. Shes already
begun with the tempests of her labor, now she will send new
life careening into play.
In all this the feminine energies
and connections with the Earth Mother and her children are growing
stronger. Haven't you, in your own way, walked with those who
can listen and understand or shed light on things for you or
help you sort out and sound out what's been happening? Now it's
time to willingly step through that door to initiation for those
who want to walk through it and for those who deny it is taking
place there will be a forced shove through it. One way or another
it is going to happen. The time is upon us, it will begin this
spring so watch yourself...it's going to come on 4 levels to
understand it fully.
mental/Air, physical/Fire, emotional/Water, and spiritual/Earth.
Then you will assimilate through
the axis points....
Past/Below World/what youve learned,
Present/Middle World/manifesting that knowledge and expanding
its use in daily life,
Future/Above World/how the knowledge is to be used in the future.
At that point it will all make sense,
the path will be clear, and you'll be at peace walking it with
total conviction and in the fullness of who you are. By merging
all aspects of self into Oneness when the process is over, the
duality of the masculine and feminine have come into the balance
and each of us will reflect the state of
that union within us. Through this experience we gain knowledge,
but it is the experience that teaches us to use it wisely.
The sacred space of distance in
the past allowed us to make choices without external pressures,
to face the truth within it so we could live it and walk our
talk. We learn in one of three ways...observation, experience,
and osmosis. How are you going to learn the lessons the Earth
Mother is bringing your way? What can't you see? What can you
see? What are you feeling to be your own truths? That will tell
you the method the various lessons you need are based on at
this time. Follow the rhythm of the Mothers heartbeat
with her, feel her within you and express that feminine energy
as it flows from you. Learn to be One with both the Mother and
the Father for you are their Precious Child and this is a year
of tremendous growth that is initiating us so we may walk in
balance now. The unity of the family will be reflected in our
humanity toward our global family as well as our unity within
our spiritual families
our Guardians, Guides, and Teachers
that watch over us and our personal families and friendships.
We are the children of an exciting
new era in the history of humanity and the world itself. This
is an era that is filled with exceptional changes and unprecedented
enlightenments as dimensions merge and our awareness with them.
By whatever name you choose to give it, the masculine and feminine
forces are joining to balance themselves and unite
world and inside each of us, inside our lives and outside in
our communities. Here at Spirit Lodge we have just such a community,
one of many hands to grasp when we are struggling, I offer mine
and hope you will offer yours as the year ahead unfolds
going to be very interesting.
Thank you for sharing this; the timing was and is perfect. Just
today I was thinking how the only way through the chaos of the
last few months has been to feel my way. One has to overcome
the fear created by the analytical mind to provide security
and chose trust in recognition that guidance is present. Things
have fallen into place not always to my expectation and yet
sometimes to my liking; yet the only way through has been to
trust what feels right even when the path takes you beyond your
traditional comfort zone and makes you confront fear. It is
beautiful to watch things unfold and I have come to realize
that security is not the way to live but following dreams are.
Yet it has been a time of an intense solitary journey which
has touched all aspects of my life.
Thank you for this article as well as the road map to initiation
and assimilation. They along with Lotuss message have
held significant meaning over the past few months. Thank you
(((Lotus))) for the words you shared as well. All have helped
me stay centered on a roller coaster ride I never anticipated.
It has been a journey which has encompassed my personal, family
and professional life simultaneously and has required me to
let go and move forward in patience while watching the perfection
of the timing of things that have enveloped me. Through your
words I have been given the ability to see the guidance and
the perfection we are given even while the turmoil is intense.
It is not a process which one forgets and the only way through
is trust in that which is manifesting even when that requires
you to move in directions that others would not tread in. Watching
the process unfold is incredibly beautiful. All of your words
have helped me to be aware of what was happening and what was
needed. Therein, thank you again.
As you know, I am walking the path of the feminine right now.
At times, like when the house fell through recently, it has
been a very difficult path to walk: as Earthwalker said, learning
to find that trust has been difficult. But I realize now that
all my physical trips over the last couple of years have been
about learning about the feminine, starting with my trip to
Scotland and the Neolithic ( a feminine age) stone monuments
I saw there, to my trip to Italy which seemed to be a confirmation
of the knowledge I gained from Renaissance artists, architects
and philosophers: the emphasis has been on the feminine and
my learning of the Celtic Wheel with its very deep emphasis
on the feminine seems to confirm all of this and bring all the
feminine has always been there in a sub-conscious fashion: I
trust my guides and helpers, but I have seen the two worlds:
the spiritual and mundane as two separate worlds that I have
put into boxes for the twain never to meet. Of course at times
the spiritual has given me guidance for the mundane world: but
it was not on tap: it was a conscious thing in that
I had to meditate to receive that guidance. What I am finding
now is that the two worlds are melding in the mundane if that
makes any sense whereas before it felt like they were (or at
least my Being was) melding in the spiritual. Reading the Kabbalah
over Christmas really helped with my understanding. We can travel
up the Kabbalistic tree to reach Source and gain enlightenment:
and prior to last couple of years, I thought that that was the
aim of a Spiritual path, but over the last couple of years,
I see that that is only half the journey: the full journey of
any lesson is to bring that Source energy into our consciousness
in the mundane; to work back down the tree into the mundane
finding now that I am able to bring both the masculine and feminine
to bear on situations in my mundane life in a conscious sense.
Through the actions of my neighbors particularly I have learnt
compassion and the use of feminine energies that, this weekend,
have proved fruitful. This has helped me understand the being
held: I felt I was there all last year, and the end of
the year before. I feel now that that being held
was to bring that balance forward: as you said to assimilate
quietly the lessons from the mundane. For most of last year
my guides and helpers seem to have vanished from my conscious
awareness: just appearing occasionally when it seemed like I
had reached turning points, but at the same time I was aware
that I was being guided. I did become consciously aware of guidance
coming forward in the sleeping dreamtime and of what I can only
describe as a more expanded guidance coming forward: totems
and helpers merging so that they were no longer distinguishable
separately and guidance just being there without conscious thought.
Looking back now, I feel that this was a more feminine guidance,
as it came through without any kind of conscious effort (i.e.
to meditate) on my part.
I have struggled with this being held, as I am someone
who likes to try and forge my own path where I can, and occasionally
that struggle has seen me really kick out. However, those masculine
energies were needed after what had gone the years before when
I have not forged my own path. When the company I was at director
level for went bust when I was thirty, it really hit my confidence
hard. Although at that time I took the decision to go self-employed,
which would appear to be forging our own path, this created
a lot of problems financially. Need for financial security made
me rely on others who I felt could help me regain that security.
I feel now that that was a necessary journey and all part of
the being held. I realize now that I feel I am out the other
side of that being held and things are starting
to move again, and that being held is sometimes
necessary: it gives us the time to re-access, and even if we
cannot make moves in this period that appear to be forging
ahead we are still making moves: its just that they
are the smaller, more incremental steps that are necessary to
make the larger moves when we finally release our need to make
moves and so allow those moves to happen naturally.
more masculine energies where needed to help define the new
direction I was to take and they have stood me in good stead
to prepare me for what is happening right now: I learnt to find
me own voice and my own purpose, no longer willing to acquiesce
to the needs of others: for instance, those of the friend who
owns the agency I have worked through for the last four years:
my fear of not being in work made me take whatever projects
were available, not those that would be good for me in an active
sense. That acquiescence came about through financial insecurities
that go back to when my parents divorced when I was seven, so
this has been a time of healing at a very deep level. The small
incremental steps I have taken over the last two or three years,
to bring forward that financial security, now allow larger more
fruitful steps to be taken, but at the same time the hard lessons
of the last few years have made me more reticent and careful
in taking those steps, ensuring I am not going headlong down
a dead end of the maze of life.
back now, for me, the chaos here at the Lodge was in time with
the lessons I was learning, as there was definitely an element
of finding my own voice and being prepared to speak my own truth.
Maybe my discernment wasnt that strong at that time and
maybe I spoke out of turn at times, but I was speaking my truth
as I saw it back then, not someone elses. From my experience
since, I would say that discernment comes after the chaos that
implores us to speak our truth, and we learn from the cuts and
bruises of that battle for the next time we experience such
a situation Speaking my truth, whether it was right or wrong,
was a major step forward to where
I am today for me back then and I am sure that others who perhaps
spoke their truth for the first time, or like me, for the first
time in a long time, back then would agree with me here.
masculine energy was needed to teach me to actively trust my
own intuition and act on in: the feminine initiating the masculine
to act. Then the sequence is reversed as we seek to discern
through the feminine when to act and when to simply observe.
We also seem to learn compassion through this processs and as
the lesson draws to a close we are shown how that compassion
pays off, as I have this weekend with my neighbors. So in all
this I see the intermingling of the two energies: one is never
present without the other. One aspect of As above, So
below for me now is that, just as there is a spiritual
world (feminine) and a mundane world (masculine) that are one
and the same, so the masculine and feminine aspects of self
are one and the same: the dichotomy exists only if we choose
to allow it to exist as I have been doing: the two are always
present. From speaking to people here in inboxes as I have walked
through these lessons, particularly since Samhain, it strikes
me that our essence will always be on the sex we chose in a
particular lifetime even if our actions are that of the other.
It took me a long time to realize this. As a guy at a site that
is essentially a womens medicine site, I had always considered
myself to be in touch with my feminine side, but the last two
or three years have shown me I was not. Meeting Cedar, whose
essence is so essentially female, and Earthsky whose essence
is so essentially male, but who both allow the opposite in their
Being, really brought that home to me. I think that is why I
had such a profound experience in their back yard when I was
with them: just being with people who allow that balance. It
has struck me since that we chose the sex we are this lifetime
and the lessons we are to learn, to learn how to embrace the
opposite so that the dichotomy can be broken down.
feminine teaches us to question our actions, and through the
lessons of the last couple of years where I can now see that
the masculine and feminine have been at play in every prominent
situation I have found myself in, from my work situation, to
the lessons with my neighbors to the house-hunting lesson. I
have been learning to hone those feminine skills of discernment
so that there is no longer a time lag, where I needed to go
and meditate, between a situation coming forward and a need
to take action based on discernment. The time given to take
action has been cut shorter and shorter. Magick has been needed
to be able to work in the timeframes given, so there has also
been a lesson in learning to accept the spiritual (Magick) in
the mundane: breaking down the dichotomy and emphasizing the
As above, so Below again. Over the last two years,
I have gained the strength and trust to balance the two aspects
(male/female and spiritual/mundane) of the dichotomy more and
in such a male dominated environment, particularly the aggressive
environment I have been in the last couple of years, sure has
been a test of that trust and balance! To have finished that
contract on Tuesday and finally be able to be myself was such
a great feeling. I am now officially unemployed and it feels
great! I have no fears about finding just the right work when
I need that in the future and have enough money stored to keep
me going till I do. In this respect I already feel the increase
of Spring coming forward. Who knows what changes it will bring,
but I hope to be ready and able to embrace them and use the
skills I have learnt over the last couple of years to greater
of what you wrote wrings oh so true for me.
You used the word rape near the beginning.
And, I have given that word much thought.
That is exactly the way I felt a few years ago when it happened
and the void came into my life, though I thought, "drama"....
because the word is so dramatic.
Though, what is happening is dramatic.
There have been some extremely beautiful beings born from rape.
It is time to cut the top of the gourd, that I have let sit
in the dark to dry, open!
Watch the seeds that I planted because in the void, is the good
time to plant, in the dark of the moon.
Wow......think I'm getting it.
We are coming to the fullness of the moon!
This morning I made the decision to quit my job.
Then I read half your post and couldnt wait to get home
from taking my daughter to the obgyn (she's doing great!...thanks
for the prayers!) to finish reading.
I'm not going to pretend I know what this will all look like.
The void, though..... is a good place to have been.
It did serve me oh so well, though there were times it was oh
so painful for me.
I whaled out in pain at times.
Also, in the void, is a good time to heal.
Is what I have been doing.
It will be interesting to see all that I have planted come up
You talk about the ones we leave behind.....
I had an overwhelming desire today to go back and get someone
and bring them to this path.
But, it is not in the best interest at all.
Ahhhh.....the feeling of going on a voyage, especially on the
I want to make sure I dont leave fragmented pieces of
myself.....and this void, again, has been good for putting this
humpty dumpty back together again.
Time to come home?
Time to come home is a very, very, timely event on my path and
these words are triggered by your message.
Not that its an end, but something else.
You have given me a deep message to carry.
Merging can be volatile, indeed.
There is just so much in your message but I feel I got a bite
of the big picture....I'll chew on it and make it a part of
Thank you for sharing your
thoughts and experiences. I'm not ignoring you. I'm holding
space for others to do the same.
thought I would share a couple of perspectives of how this initiation
is playing out in the mundane world of my life.
This initiation process is affecting the smallest details of
our lives and if we watch from an overview perspective one can
see how we are guided into situations. As an example, at work
to get to know one another better we decided to start a book
club with each person choosing a title. The first title was
Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie.
As we discussed the play we saw the beauty of each person and
their respective perspectives unfold and we could each share
experiences through the characters in the play. The play became
stepping stones into methods of sharing lifes experiences.
The piece I shared was the need to let go of expectations and
embrace the beauty or the reality of a handicapped child (something
the mother couldnt due which was part of the family problem).
It took all of 1-2 minutes to share but stuck in other people
minds as shown by discussion afterwards. The purpose of this
sharing is unknown right now; yet, a perspective was left as
a seed for others to use in the future if the need arises.
felt frustrated lately due to the lack of time and wanting to
help others grow but I realize now that that cycle of frustration
is something I own or have created and is based on my own need.
Isnt most work really done behind the scene? In other
words, planting a seed (a thought, an idea) and then standing
back and watching it grow within anothers garden as anothers
own idea. Incognito (without recognition) in actuality I believe
is the most important and satisfying way of helping others.
It is wonderful to see others grow into who they are meant to
be. I am thankful for being able to see this quiet way
being played out in all aspects of my life right now (along
with the more visible challenges).
My daughter and her fiancée have been looking for a house
to buy and decided to move closer to home. Therein they have
been living we me for the past few weeks. It has been a stressful
time and has been wrought with ups and down. Initially finding
the perfect house and watching it not become a reality due to
a bidding war. Finding a second house and losing it due to the
lack of a mortgage commitment. I have watched them struggle
and meet each of these challenges both alone and together and
have been given the opportunity to see the strength that they
each bring to their relationship through the stress of the roller
coaster ride they have been on. I kept space saying the right
place will just come into existence when the time is right.
About six months ago I had seen a house on an obscure website
but due to a miserable travel night (a the long dirt road steeped
in mud) as well as a relatively high price, it was discarded
as an option. About 2 weeks ago they went to look at this property
again and asked me to look at it with them the next day. We
went to look at it and fell in love with the home. Its
a perfect dump, needs a lot of work and is off the grid. Yet
is has what they both want and is in a perfect location for
work for both of them. It also has two twelve acre parcels of
land, one of which I could buy and build on later when I am
old and gray (well lets say white). Problem is, they needed
to pay cash. Mom, the price has been reduced and ? I now know
why I have been so interested in off the grid property. This
situation has taken me well out of my comfort zone since my
mortgage is almost paid off and I was looking forward to just
retiring in a few years. But this house and absolutely beautiful
land felt right. I have also been worried about
being so far from the kids and the long term escalation in taxes
of my current home. There is a part of me that is still scared
since the world seems
to say off the grid but nevertheless we close on
the house and property in about 3 weeks.
of the place including the quiet was so strong and met exactly
their need as well as my long term ones; I know I have been
guided here. Nevertheless the struggle out of my comfort zone
has been an experience. Its time to live again not just
rot away into oblivion. I am looking forward to this new adventure
in life realizing that guidance is there even through the struggles
and problems that will occur on this new journey. I am thankful
for the kick in the butt to get me moving again as well as for
the closeness of my family. All oblique factors just came together
at a perfect time for this to happen and I believe there are
things that are meant to be. Sometimes feelings as opposed to
analysis are meant to be followed even when the on looking world
holds their breath.
I've been feeling
that Spring is bringing feminine energy and I've looked forward
to it since January. Cinn, what you said about last Spring and
the masculine energy, I now clearly see in my own life. Your
words were powerful for me.
Spring this year is
going to be exceptionally explosive...last time it was the masculine
and this time it's the feminine. Mother Nature is shifting,
changing, and we will move with her. People are going to be
opening up spiritually on new levels in keeping with where they're
at today. In spite of the circumstances that brought it about
those masculine disruptive forces have helped us to grow and
given us all space to do so, then blessed us with reunion. Whats
been internalized is now giving birth to the external manifestations
Changes I made last Spring
in my relationships, in my thoughts and in my behavior related
to those relationships brought about very significant growth
within me. I was pushed last Spring out of what I'll call "a
last resort" and just last month tangible fruits of dreams
and desires I've held came to be and I know it is because of
what I did with the energy that pushed me last Spring. I feel
a softer, nurturing energy now. It embraces me, soothes me and
always reminds me that things are as they are to be, let others
walk their path without interference, and to always love one
Last Spring I was pushed
to be done with the internal upheaval that had been building
for a few years. In January, it felt complete and with that
a gentle energy washed in. I mean, I knew the gentle feminine
energy had been there all along, but it wasn't as dominant as
it is now. I feel kinder, more giving and forgiving - especially
toward those that have pushed my buttons like there was no tomorrow.
I see the change within myself and I marvel at it, how it came
to be, because it has not been my pattern in life. I like it.
I embrace it. And, when I wake up I look forward to see how
it will develop in my day.
It warms my heart to hear
that there is a general shift occurring - that Mother Earth
is assuming a more dominant role. I look forward to how that
will develop in the lives of those dear to me and above all
it encourages me to remain open to their experience, as they
come to terms with their own issues inside of themselves.
Thank you Cinn for shining
light on this.
this year is going to be exceptionally explosive...
It feels like the "ring
of fire" that announces the imminent crowning of the baby,
as the tissues stretch beyond what we ever thought was possible.
The more we resist the stretching, the more we fear the upcoming
unavoidable change, the fiercer that ring of fire is. Often
with the first birth, that ring of fire is terrifying, a shocking
moment at the time where we thought it would all be over soon,
it takes our breath away and we ask ourselves "How did
I ever think I wanted this??? I'm being ripped in two!"
Yes, we are.
The tissues stretch
as far as we never thought possible. We birth a new part of
ourselves, a part that never before was allowed to be on its
own, visible for the entire world to see, to experience, to
meet. When that part crowns, we wonder "How did I ever
think I wanted this??? I'm being ripped in two!!". It's
several things. It's dying to the old, being born to the new,
and then there's the new on its own, and there's that part of
the old that we choose to keep, to deepen... which will nurture
the new part of ourselves into a beautiful, wholesome, loved
It's the solar feminine.
It burns away the old. It dares to take its rightful place *beside*
the masculine. It says "I'm here too. I'm worthy. I'm you
and you're me." The solar feminine is a force to be reckoned
with. She warms your heart and simultaneously burns away the
old. She's the Phoenix. She's Amazon, she's free.
Let her come through.
Let her stretch the softest tissues in your "body"
to the max. If you need a more current visual, look at the world
map, and look at the "Ring of Fire" that circles around
Hawaii - where Pele, Goddess of Fire, is born through volcanic
birth. The Ring of Fire - where East meets West, where tropics
and arctic are equal, where Hawaii is the center, the volcanic
center, the opening to the Mother's Passionate Womb.
See the Solar Feminine
budding all around you this Spring. Accept her birth upon Earth,
into the hearts of Man and Woman alike. See the oranges and
reds and yellows, with that beautiful violet flame in the center.
Let her work with you while you find your own passion, while
you warm your heart, while you burn away the past that is no
longer of use. Let her in when you find the Creative Core within
you, the Womb of Creation, of All that Is - where passion joins
inspiration, the Breath of Life.
Wow, Cinnamon, it's like
you wrote my biography! I'd been waiting for the right day to
read this post and that day turned out to be today. Thank you
so much, I really enjoyed it and it makes so much sense. It's
helping to clarify some of what has passed also.
This time last year I was at a course
and had a wonderful time and when I came home something happened
that was one of the most painful experiences of my life. A lot
of that time is a blur, but I remember standing in the shower
and saying the words: "I allow this to be the best thing
that has ever happened to me". This wasn't bravery, it
wasn't even surrender as such, it was desperation. It was too
much to bear, I just couldn't take it on and so I had no choice
but to give it up to a higher source.
I was a little apprehensive arriving
at the anniversary of this time, but the past couple of months
have brought the shift, just as you mentioned. It has been the
time of manifestation and birthing after the time in the shadows
(which ended last Sept for me), and I am so grateful. I still
feel a little sad when I think about what happened, but I also
know that it had to be this way. Up until that point I had shouldered
everything that had happened in my life and so this was a lesson
that I needed to learn.
The feminine energy (which has always
scared me) has finally been recognized in me. And it is as powerful
as they say. I am so looking forward to exploring it more and
finding out what is possible in this new balance.
Many thanks to you all and bravo to
those of you who are now 'unemployed' or moving house.
There is a small
group of us doing Journeying. This last meeting I wasn't able
to be there. The messages they received were that we are part
of a larger group of people Journeying and that the energy is
helping us break up blockages or let down our shields. This
was the night I received that energy that gave me the Buzz.
Instead of fighting it I let it in and let it work through me.
One of my Teachers
near me said, she was told that this energy was coming in on
March 28th but she didn't know what kind it was.
Also Mother Earth
has been using this energy to cleanse herself. And Mother Nature
isn't letting it pass without taking advantage of it either.
North American weather hasn't been a typical Spring. Tornadoes
and Winter weather storms have been abundant here. I feel the
energy as cleansing, but those who are fighting or being aggressive
(masculine) with it are having a rough time of it.
We have Cinnamon
who let us know what this energy was. Giving me the chance to
accept it and not fight it. And in using the energy of the Solar
Crone I have passed this information on and then let them accept
it as it works with their path. The result have been varied.
It has helped some of them better understand what is happening
in their lives.
I have a hard time
explaining myself. My point is that Cinnamons articles "Initiation
to the Feminine" and "The Solar Crone" have helped
me relate to this new energy and to help others to relate to
Awwwwwwwww thank you for
sharing that, StarBearWalking, how nice to hear it! Keep going
with it too! What they do with it is up to them, but at least
you're giving them something they can work with if they want
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