Magical Leap Year Day

Happy leap year 2012!. . . Look what showed up in my tea cup this morning. A beautiful spiral . . .An auspicious symbol for a leap year day.

And this. . . on my morning walk. . . Lovely plum blossoms

“Trees are poetry the earth writes into the sky”. ~ Khalil Gibran

” …. this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin over and over again, full of gorgeous life” ~ Mary Oliver

As I watch raindrops drip from shimmering birch trees, I bid February goodbye.

I love these precious, fleeting moments that open windows into the interior of the sacred. The dance of light and shadow chasing each other across the sky. The magic of  spring that awakens us from the deep sleep of winter, stirring the sleeping parts of ourselves into awareness.

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ Rose Arizmendi

February Musings

“I don’t want you to just sit down at the table.

I don’t want you to just eat and be content.

I want you to walk out into the fields

Where the water is shining and the rice has risen.

I want you to stand there far from this white tablecloth.

I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing.” 

~ Mary Oliver

Interacting with the landscape can heal us, and

 bring us deeper into the mystery of who we are

by restoring our kinship with the Earth

The bird whispered to the tree . . . the tree whispered to the land

Awaken . . .  Manifest . . .  Bloom

Read the messages written on the land

. . .   Signs . . . Portents  . . .  Omens  . . .

Listen to the voices on the wind

The  gentle murmur of  rain prayers

The rivers carrying blessings to where they are needed

  The ongoing conversations between the sea and land

between the visible and invisible worlds

Musings on a 64 degree February day with blue skies and lots of sunshine.

Joy & Blessings to all

 “Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ Rose Arizmendi

Dancing With The Moon

I stepped out onto the patio tonight and was very pleased to see the most enchanting sight. Just coming up over the hill, was the beautiful moon. Although the moon will not be completely full until tomorrow. I stood there gazing upon her, loving the way the moonlight spilled out over the landscape bathing everything in a soft glowing light.  Hello mother moon . . .

The full moon this month is known as Fruit Moon, and even though the days are slowly growing shorter and the nights longer there is something so magical and joyful about the beginning of the harvest season. I love the heady smell of freshly plowed earth and the golden fields of  grain that are now ready for the harvest and I especially love the fresh vegetables and delicious fruits at our local Farmer’s Market.

The great wheel of change is moving forward into the autumn season, the great exhalation of the earth mother, a time of gratitude and celebration as we harvest the fruits of our labor. Celebrate and open your eyes to the magic of the season.

 

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

~ Mary Oliver

 

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” – Rose Arizmendi

The Healing Passage

What I have been doing lately. . .

Recuperating from a nasty flu bug. My husband came down with it first and I succumbed to it a few days later. The only good thing about being sick with the flu is that it forces you to slow down, rest and sleep.

When my husband was running 102 temperature, I began making soup, herbal teas, vegetable broths and tonics and stocking up just in case #1 care giver (me) ended up getting sick, which I did.

Meanwhile, I came across an old healing magazine published in 1976 that I subscribed to years ago when I was volunteering at an organic food co-opt in Hawaii. The little magazine was called Well~Being and I have managed to hang onto a couple of my favorites over the years.

I especially loved one of the articles titled “Caring For A Sick Friend”.  The author of the article is unknown however the graphics were by Rosalie Kessing. I still find the  information just as valid and important today as it was some thirty five years ago.

I’m sorry that the print and images are blurry but the  magazine is very old and the paper and print has faded somewhat over the years. I used Photo Shop to try and  make it a little more legible.

Another interesting article in the same magazine mentions how President Ford’s administration was making plans to inoculate everyone in the U.S. against a viral infection call “Swine Flu”.  Sound familiar! This article was published in August of 1976.

Although our home has given way to clutter and neglect with cough drops, kleenex, nasal spray and  empty  tea cups littering every tabletop, I have found a sense of peace and resignation that this too will pass.

Outside the sun is shining and I already feel a bit shinier because of it. xo

thought for the day;

“The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience.  Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around…. Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.”  ~ Larry Dossey

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” – Rose Arizmendi

Reflections On A Rainy Day

Today, I woke up to heavy rain and wind. It was raining so hard I could barely see the neighbors house across the street.

Later I wandered quietly back to my desk,  savoring the warm comfort of my office. My quiet little world where I can dream, write and create.

A brief interlude~ a respite from the heavy rain that had been falling all morning.

Standing in a place where land and sky meet ~ Capturing reflections , clouds winging past, moments, wind and more rain. . .

A perfect lunch for a day like this  . . .

“Soup is the song of the hearth…  and the home.” ~ Louis P. De Gouy

The ever-changing play of darkness and light ~  Dark clouds hang above our head. The storm in all it’s fierceness is still beautiful, poetic, and lyrical as winter gives way to spring.


“Last night the rain spoke to me
slowly, saying, what joy
to come falling out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again in a new way
on the earth!” ~ Mary Oliver


“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” – Rose Arizmendi

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