My how quick the wheel turns!
Getting ready for Samhain Celebrations/Ritual, its my favourite time of the wheel/Year.
It's where I feel most comfortable. With The dark Mother, and ancestors past.
The veils are thin as we feast with our kin.We honour their footsteps that echoed through time and if you listen carefully are still walking beside us. We remember what the year had brought us and say goodbye to what no longer serves.
We Feast, We remember,We Honour and Let go.
Southern Hemisphere Date : April 30/May 1st
Northern Hemisphere Date: October 31st
Also known as All Hallow's Eve, Halloween.The Pagan year begins (and ends) with Samhain. It is a time of reflection, of looking back over the last year.
This is the time when the boundary is thinnest between the worlds of living and dead; the powers of divination, the Sight, and supernatural communication are strengthened on Samhain night, and it is considered a powerful time to communicate with lost loved ones. Samhain is as an acknowledgment that without death, there can be no rebirth.
At Samhain, the darkness increases and the Goddess reigns in her powerful aspect of the Crone. The God passes into the underworld to become reborn of the Goddess again at Yule.
It is a time to honour those who have gone before us and it is a poignant co-incidence that Australia and New Zealand's day of Remembrance for their fallen in war, ANZAC Day on April 25, should be so close to the southern Samhain.
Source : http://spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=sabbat
Have had a epic day drumming :)
We drummed through the Solar eclipse..sent drum love to the four corners of the earth, into the centre and out into the galactic heart. We sent drum love to the two legged,the four legged' s , the winged ones and those that breathe under water.
We drummed and sent love and good vibes, fucking everywhere!
It was a magical and beautiful experience. I'm struggling to find the right words.
The energy was tangible and physical,the room hummed with a ancient vibration that welcomed us home. The ancestors: Particular the Grandfathers graced us with a visit and chanted along side us and for us, we could physically hear them. The nurturing of the patriarch/masculine was like a warm,big bear hug . Encompassing and safe.
The Grandmothers then rose and hummed from their bones..awaking the spirit within and that of the earth,sky & drum.
Bringing with them the energies of the New/Dark Moon. Life/death/Rebirth.
“My teacher asked my favorite color. ... I said ‘Rainbow’.... and I was punished
“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom,
Well Totally Rocked the shit today with the new DRUM..Found my voice and my soul song came out (however shaky at first) I have not sung it for a while: WHOAH
Melbourne street art Top and Bottom.
Middle one : Somewhere overseas
I cant find the credits for the artists :apart from the top one. These artists are amazing..Hypnotic. They come in do their stuff and move on. They leave us with a piece of beauty to enjoy and wonder at. People Making magic everywhere.
Sound,Art and Street Soul
Ahhh Full Moon Eclipse energies! I've been reading a few astrology blogs and its sorta making sense. Intense and epic really.. Old energies from the past are coming back around for me personally and I am being asked to get clear on what I want.
Problem is the mind is getting in the way :) as it does! Indecision is a killer at these times..but I'm not going to beat myself up too much. Going to ride the wave and let the energy settle and just be clear and present.
Ohh and Kiss the earth with my feet as dance along with the cosmic energies :)
Hope you are faring well ♥
" there’s a tendency for Moon in Libra to intellectualize their emotions instead of just experiencing them.
"Libra Full Moon says:
It is Time to get excited but at the same time relax, chill, meditate, use deep breathing.
Eclipses can be intense and they show us which area of life needs work in order to restore balance. You might be surprised what surfaces from the past: people, events, circumstances.
Remember forgiveness is a very powerful healer.
If you want to move on in your life happy and healthy check in with your past relationships and forgive what is needed to be forgiven.
Sometime is hard to forgive. However it is the only way you can move forward and heal. Libra is about Balance.
Great time to work on forgiving others and ourselves to restore balance in our lives.
Lunar Eclipses push us to bring situations that don’t serve us to an end.
Our present relationships are influenced by our previous relationships.
So bringing closure to the previous relationships that caused wounds will help improve current relationships (family, friends, partners, co-workers, business, etc).
Healing happens in layers.
Healing is a continuous process…
When we forgive we bring closure to something that prevents us to move forward and as a bonus we get rewarded with new positive energies.
Some Ways to Deal with Eclipses’
Feeling intense, weird, ungrounded, emotional? Well you are not alone…
It is very important to know what is happening in the universe and stay aligned with what is instead of fighting it, for your sanity.
Eclipses can affect us on many levels, in particular our dark (shadow) side.
They were often perceived by many cultures as omens:
symbols of fear and obliteration.
Energy can be very intense during those eclipses.
The energy can effect us before the eclipse actually happens as far as a month or even more before.
However those eclipses show a turning point in our lives
Eclipses bring to the surface unresolved issues that are stack in emotional body, physical body (tissue) even from past lives. Eclipses could be a good thing though.
Once we comprehend that energy is just energy and that we should surrender to it, ground and do more internal work, we have a deeper understanding of our essence.
Practice surrender to what is (surrender doe not mean you give it up, surrender means you have the ability to understand and let go of what doesn’t serve you)
Practice let go (get rid of unsupported thoughts, events, habits, even people that do not serve your highest level of excellence). It is time for you to grow, expand and evolve.
Earth, ground yourself: touch the earth with your bare feet to get rid of stress accumulated on a daily basis that depletes the body (reasons you get so tired). Trees and pets are also very grounding.
If you own the amazing earthing feet chakra balancers wear them every night during those times for deep support and grounding.
About two weeks before an eclipse and a few days after it the energies are strangely amplified with scattered focus and unexpected happenings in particular during lunar (full moon) eclipses.
Understand these times emotions might run high, the sense of discernment being distorted. Don’t buy into fear, instead stay centered to your own core."
So many "how to" do this and that :/
My brains fried . We are saturated with Info overload.. if you want to balance your chakras..do it this way . If you want to see your guides..do it that way.
If you want be spiritual, you need to be a certain way Farkkkk
It hurts just listening to it or seeing it everywhere. Self promotion on "how To" knowledge that every one regurgitates.
I'm guilty of it too.
I'm not saying to stop learning or seeking. But seriously the "how to" shit is just someone's opinion and what works for them, may not work for you.
My Two bobs worth of Guru ness : Don't just skim the surface
Go deep and you will learn all you need. From synchronistic lead ups to ancient texts that somehow come across your path.From discussions with like minded people, dreams and signs that you cant ignore, offering validation.
Deep understanding and learning also come from within, you may just "get it" and it falls into place.
If a teacher comes across you path and is offering something your interested in, go with the gut and if its meant to be, it will.
So much pressure we put on ourselves To "know"
Well I'm the first to admit ..I know Jack shit!
And that's OK.
Rocking It Baby on the path to enwhitenment
'scuse me while I kiss the Sky
'Cause I got One Hand in My pocket
and the other is flicking a cigarette
Birthed a drum yesterday with the beautiful Talllah from http://makingsacred.com/
We sat in circle with women from all 'round, as a collective, yet all on our own Journeys. We were expect mothers waiting to give birth to our center, our voice and creativity. We were midwifed by the magical Mermaid Melody from The shamanic School of Midwifery and The amazing Sarah from Embodiments dance, who also graciously held the space for us to gather.
Deeply personal and profound.Raw and Primal. I felt like I had come home in a sense and creating the drum was the most natural process in the world. Time stood still as I went in deep and connected to Deer spirit. Images flashed through my mind, chants came and the collective heartbeat of the drum pulsed through my veins. My body ached as the process continued..I was literally "birthing' my drum. Instant Love & connection.
Feelings and emotions from the ancient line of ancestors were never far from my thought, as they gathered in glee and watched us all create. The whole experience was magical and intense. A coming home and reconnecting back to a memory of when we knew how to just "be".
My Nan, My Mother , My sister (you know who you are) My daughters and those yet to come were all with me as I created and wove. The line and circle of our thread wove in and out in a timeless,limitless and infinite creation.
My drum and I are still "talking" about the finishing touches , last night I placed a crystal in the heart and wove it in with intent. The process of bonding will continue, as I watch her dry and change, a different part of her personality is revealed. Therefore a part of me is revealed. The connection is deep and ever so beautiful. I cant wait to hear her sing!
Thank You in Gratitude and love to all the woman there, that made this day special ♥