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Before sharing this article with you I thought it would be nice to share my Croning Ritualor to some because it was when I turn 50 years old it might be a Wise Woman Ritual. Which ever way you want to think of it be my guest, to me it was a Croning.
My eldest daughter lived in a rural area of Indiana at the time and had a beautiful yard filled with many types of flowers, flowering plants, green plants, bird feeders, etc besides her son’s little pool, swing set/jungle gym and sandbox. So a cool mixture of both generations. As my birthday is on Beltane we had planned on doing a simple ritual that afternoon with planting a few flowers and explaining to her boys what Beltane was all about. We did this and it was great fun. Then in the evening my daughter and I had picked out a special plant for my Croning ritual. I did not jump a broom as many pagans do to mark going from one stage of life into another, instead together we planted the ? plant (sorry I do not remember the name of it) just outside her kitchen window in an area set aside with a small manmade pond, bird feeders, and other plants and flowers. As we planted our plant I told her stories of my childhood through her birth. After we had tapped down the last bit of soil around the plant she presented me with a smooth flattish stone that was egg shaped and told me it was for all my eggs that had been born and for those that now were forever silent as I entered into my life as not only a mother with all grown children but as a grandmother to help raise the next generation.
When my own mother crossed into the Summerlands almost two years ago, this same daughter came up to me at the cemetery and handed me 13 small stones. She said the represented my legacy of children and grandchildren and to remember to keep them close as I was now the matriarch of our family. I think that brought as many tears to my eyes as the crossing of my mom did. I have the stones put away in a special pouch but take them out to look at when I feel the need to. Although my Croning ritual and becoming family matriarch were seven years apart, I do not think I would have handled my mom’s crossing at all if I had not already taken my place as an elder and crone in our family.
Remember the ideas in the following article are suggestions for Blessingways. If you feel called to do a Blessingway differently then follow your heart and spirit as there is no wrong way to welcome in another phase of your life or someone else’s.
Now for the article…..
As I prepare to give birth to my second daughter, I am more conscious than ever about the importance of the six main rites of passages that women go through.
I want both of my daughters to love being a girl and celebrate becoming a woman. I want them to know in every cell of their bodies that it is an honor to be born a female. To not think of their period as dirty and gross, to not think that giving birth is a horrible thing, to not think that their lives are over with once they stop bleeding.
I want every little girl to grow up proud of her changing body and honoring the transitions she goes through throughout her life. To see each change as a rebirth process, accepting that death is a part of life and only helps us to find more meaning in our lives.
And I believe that the way to create this new culture of celebrating what it means to be a woman is through Blessing Ceremonies, also know as Blessingways, to honor a rite of passage.
What is a Blessingway
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As the star sign of the sensual Bull, earthy Taurus grounds us in what is ethical and sensible. There’s a reason basic ideals like “do unto others” have stuck around through the centuries. As a powerful supermoon, the Taurus new moon is a lunar lift that brings a much-needed dose of sanity back to the world AND a generous sprinkling of practical magic.
Where has your life become overly complex? Break those unwieldy plans back down to the basics. Pay attention to schedules, timelines, and budgets, making sure you’ve got a solid foundation built. Taurus is the first of the earth signs, so think of this new moon as a prompt to stabilize efforts on the ground floor. Once that’s handled, you can build as high as you want! (Need a little extra help planting your feet back on terra firma? Try our guided meditation for Taurus season.)
Remember, there’s no rush to build or renovate Rome just yet: Slow and steady…
For the rest of this article please click on this link: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29998/wednesdays-taurus-new-moon-is-also-a-supermoon-heres-how-to-channel-its-practi.html
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I was listening to this first song “Grandmother” and just had to sing along. Then came on the next song, one of my favorite pagan songs, “I Walk with the Goddess” and felt moved to dance and sing even louder. I was inspired to feel the love of the Goddess more through moving, singing, and clapping (I broke my drum a while back) with songs honoring her than I have felt in months. So I took time out to share this with you the playlist I am listening to. Turn up your volume, singing as loud as you want – no matter whether you think you cannot sing or not the Goddess does not care how you sound – now get your feet and arms or at least your arms moving. The Goddess does not care how our voice sounds or what we think we look like dancing she cares about the energy shared back and forth between her and you when interacting with her this way. So move, sing, most importantly have some fun this weekend with our Lady Goddesses!!!!! If it is nice weather go out and enjoy Mother Earth waking up in the Northern Hemisphere and going to sleep in the Southern Hemisphere.
Colors play an important role in our lives and even when we do creative work or meditate, we can lend distinctive vibrations and focus our intentions better through the burning of different colored candles. Indeed; candle “magick” is an important and much studied science and art (which many feel, wrongly, is associated with black magic or witchcraft).
In this guide, we will only refer to the use of candle colors and their meanings for linking to individual energies as based on different colored Chakras. We hope that the candle colors and their meanings given below will work positively on specific forces of the Universe in order to strengthen your affirmations. This, in turn, can help you direct the Universal energy towards particular (positive) conclusions.
This article on Color_means.com has a lot of information about how colors can work in magic and our daily lives. Please click on the following link to read this rest of this information: http://www.color-meanings.com/colors-of-candles-what-do-different-candle-colors-mean/
Many mornings I am up before the Sun starts to peak its way up. I love these mornings now that the warmer weather is coming and the birds are returning, singing for a mate it makes this time of day even better. I also love as the Sun rises I can still see the Moon as it sets to shine over others. For me I feel the balance of night and day, I will stop somewhere that I feel is in the middle of the two to ground more and open myself up more to the universe and to help regain any balance my spirit, mind, and body have lost over the last week. After standing still for anywhere from a minute to, some days, fifteen minutes I continue on my way to wherever I was headed – usually the train station to watch my two youngest grandsons or to one of my jobs – feeling more energized, happy and content being me. Be sure to thank the deities and universe for their help.
I ask you to get up at least one morning a week and try this out for yourself. First put roots from the bottom of your feet down deep into Mother Earth, next open your Crown Chakra to your deity and the Universe asking them to cleanse you down to every cell in your body. Next take a few deep breaths while picturing all the pain, anger, hurt and negativity being pushed down from your head all the way through your body to exit through your feet. Ask Mother Earth to claim and rejuvenate the energy for her use. Then ask the Universe and whoever else you want to call on to fill you with positive energy, love, and laughter. Some weeks or even days you may have to do this more than once… I know there are days I need to.
Please comment about your experience as it might help someone else who is struggling for balance. We can all learn from each other. Many happy, positive blessings to you dear ones!
Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane
Living a balanced life. To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Living a balanced life is essential for personal effectiveness, peace of mind and living well.
We have to realize that we can’t have everything and do everything at the same time. And the challenge is to balance what we must do with what we enjoy and choose to do.
In today’s society where most people spend more time at work or working than in any other context, it’s common to feel over-worked and off-balance. Everyone struggles to step away and find time for the people, activities and things that restore peace and balance in life.
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton
When our life seems out of control and we’ve got endless demands tugging at us from all directions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, fatigued, and just plain stressed!
This rest of this article by Mitra Shahidi please click on this link: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/living-a-balanced-life-0
Balance one or all your chakras and see exactly what a distinction it can make to your health and success.
Some Background first and Understanding Chakra Meditation
It is commonly understood how meditation can enhance your general health and wellness, plus make your mind more serene. You can decrease tension and acquire a higher sense of satisfaction through experiencing meditation.
Meditation provided for brief duration a number of times a day has actually been revealed to alter the brain and make it much easier to carry out complex jobs. It is likewise utilized as a way of going beyond common idea and presence in an effort to accomplish knowledge, an increased mindset.
Practicing meditation by duplicating the mantra for each chakra, either by itself or in a series, can move your chakra energy. Each chakra is what can be referred to as a focal point of spiritual, physical and emotional energies.
7 Chakras Energy Centers Explained
The chakras are energy centers connected with a specific location of the body and specific kinds of energy which can be well balanced as well as amplified in order to result improvement in your life. The 7 chakras are referred to as being lined up in a rising column from ones bottom or anus through to the top of the head. Each chakra has its own color and kind of energy.
Beginning with the bottom and working our method to the top, with the color of each chakra, we have:
To learn more this subject as put forth by Leon Edwards please click on this link: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/introduction-to-healing-energy-chakra-meditation-with-a-powerful-chakra-meditaton-step-by-s
What is the big mystery of the male and female sides of the body? Why do we need to be aware of this? The body is energetically divided into two parts. The right and the left, male and female dominated sides. This is not a new concept, it has an origin in eastern philosophies like Buddhism, Yoga, and you can even find ancient writings that the Mayan civilization was aware of the power of maintaining balance between these two opposite energies.
The Buddha taught it quite clearly. Each human being has a right and left hemisphere in the brain, which we classify as male and female, the right being female, left being male. The left or male side is in charge of the right side of the body and the right brain or female side is in charge of the left side of the body.
The Maya placed themselves and their environment into categories that allowed them to order and manipulate their world. They frequently categorized using the basic complementary pairing of male/female, and right/left.
In yoga, male energy (the sun), is referred to as Shiva, and is the form of the universe. Male energy is the domain of the right side of the body. Whereas female energy (the moon), is referred to as Shakti, and is the force of the universe. The female energy is the domain of the left side of the body.
To read the rest of this informative article by Marti Angel please click on this link: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/two_energies_one_body.html