Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waning Into a Dark Night

This month's New Moon theme from the Wild Woman Project is about calling on the Great Mother.

I think of the Great Mother as a loving, nurturing, and glowing energy...a cool and soothing essence. I love the idea of the Moon as an embodiment of this Great Mother archetype; because she is constant in her lessons of the creative process. When she grows into fullness and then wanes into complete darkness, I understand how darkness is sometimes necessary for change and personal growth. In darkness, we plant our seeds of intention, contemplate new ideas, delve into self-reflection, and engage inner guidance for direction, strength, and personal renewal. Yet it's in the darkness where we can experience the most pain and discomfort as we face our deepest fears and insecurities with grace and dignity.

Living through a dark night is never easy. This is a period of a person's life when they find themselves tested at the soul level; when the mind and heart are at complete odds with each other. A dark night is unrelenting. It can challenge old beliefs and perceptions, and shake our existence to the very core. What was once an obvious choice is no longer so obvious. Feelings, circumstances, and situations can change in unexpected ways. Facing a dark night means facing uncertainty, and facing ourselves in the quest to reconcile the heart with the mind; to find harmony and inner-peace again.

 A dark night will test us, and then take us to our darkest depths until we find a way to free ourselves; to ignite our inner-fire, and to discover what sets our soul ablaze with fulfillment, meaning, purpose, and happiness. Living in darkness is a temporary state, as the moon teaches when she wanes to darkness and then grows to fullness again. As such, darkness is a natural part of the human experience. We should not be afraid. Even when we find ourselves living in darkness, things eventually come to the light. Eventually, a path opens up to a better way forward…to a place of inner peace and knowing that all will be well in the end somehow.

Monday, June 13, 2016


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." 

-Anais Nin-

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Path Forward with Perseverance and Persistence

For every person, there are so many directions one can take in life; but which direction is the right one? Unless someone is focused and connected to inner guidance at all times, the right way forward may not always be so clear.

It's too easy to go down a road paved with the intentions, limitations, fears, and expectations of others. It becomes so important to remain aware of our own strength, desires, and aspirations in the face of those who are negative and unsupportive; to persevere through the toughest sense of resistance that lingers within us. It is unwise to continue down the path of least resistence when that path goes in a direction that is different from where we truly want to be in life.

The reward for vigilance is a self-directed path towards our truest selves; to our life's passion, to our joy, and to our deepest bliss.

We NEED to connect to our bliss, to source energy, to the Divine, and to Divine Love...a self-less love without conditions. A soulful heart MUST do what's necessary to bring about changes to conditions that would otherwise hold us back, keep us down, keep us dependent, or make us unhappy in the long run.

When the soul stirs, there is no waiting. There is only here and now. When we live in the present moment, we have the power to make every minute count towards reuniting us with our passion, to our true desired path, and to our unconditional happiness.

Let's resolve to stay focused, listen closely to inner-guidance. Let's have no fear in what the future may hold, and BELIEVE in possibilities.

What is meant to be will be.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Standing firm in Faith

Today, let's resolve to walk in faith that all will be well in the end somehow; no matter the circumstances. Let all fears be quieted. Let all aching hearts and worried minds be still. Even if surrounded by uncertainty, trust and let go. Embrace and let be what will be; for we cannot see everything that is happening. Things happen for a reason. Therefore, trust that when something is meant to be, it will be no matter what. In that knowing, find peace of mind and heart. Let love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness rule the day.

Image Credits: Valerie McKeehan

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Racy Affirmation for the Maturing Goddess Within by Christiane Northrup, MD

"I am Aphrodite. My body, mind, and spirit are wide open channels for total sexual ecstasy and abandon. I'm completely turned on and irresistible. I am the embodiment of wild abandon and pleasure. I am the Divine Courtesan. I make love with wild unleashed abandon. I am an unbridled, gorgeous, sexy force of nature. Divine love and divine sexuality now awaken me to sexual pleasure beyond my wildest dreams."

"...and by the way, Jean Ogden has pointed out that in her surveys; the women who are having the best sex of their lives are in their 60s and 70s..."

Christiane Nortrup, MD
Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women

I have been awakened and inspired to live out my life with the grace of a goddess. Through love, compassion, kindness, and a heartfelt passion for life, I will pursue the things that bring me joy and let go the things that I must. I know that age is truly just a number! With an ignited soul, I know that it is only the beginning of a golden age to be experienced and felt from deep within! How very grateful I am.

Image Credits: Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1486).