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  • Monday, November 18, 2019 8:35 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    The Deva of the Inner Child
    by Robina Hearle




    I have had the privilege of seeing a Deva; this has enabled me to teach others by way of this story.

    I was driving home one day after visiting my sister Sue, musing to myself that it was about time we held a workshop. The subject that seemed so obvious was The Healing of the Inner child as we constantly talked to our respective clients about the importance of this issue. [We both work as Reiki Masters and Spiritual Healers facilitating others to heal themselves.] I made a mental note of my thoughts to tell her, needless to say I forgot about it.

    Two weeks after that drive during a nights sleep I had the most vivid dream. Sue and I were back in the bungalow that we had grown up in, as I looked around in the dream Sue was curled up asleep, suddenly there right in front of my face was a little girl. I only was aware of her face, she had coppery very curly hair that framed her wide pale freckly face, and her eyes were almond shaped, green and set wide apart. The skin on her cheeks really drew my attention it was blue, red and yellow and mottled these colours all blended. The little girl stayed in front of me until I had drunk in every detail of her looks, she made sure I would not forget her. I then woke up and could still see her in my minds eye.

    The next day Sue and I were to meet up at my Healing Garden where after a while we began to talk about holding a workshop and how we would go about it. I remembered the little girl and began to describe her in detail to Sue. Immediately very clearly in my head I got the message that she was The Deva of The Inner Child. Sue and I were to say the least astounded and delighted!

    The afternoon discussion came to a close and we were prompted to go into a meditation to the Stone Circle [this is where we often go for healing and information] .The Stone Circle was full of people when we got there, we both received some healing energy and Sue when she came back had also met the Deva of the Inner Child and was told how delighted the Deva was that we were going to hold a series of workshops.

    The Deva has been around prompting us ever since. The following Tuesday Sue wanted to do some gardening but was not allowed to until she had drafted some posters for the workshop. I was at my weekly Reiki share when it came into my head very strongly to make a vibrational essence for the healing of the inner child. I had actually been thinking of making a different essence [I am a flower essence therapist and producer].

    So my thoughts turned to wondering about what emotional aspect that this essence would be for. The Reiki share finished and we all went home. I went straight to bed as I prepared to go to sleep a host of thoughts to do with the inner child came flooding into my head, I had to get up and get a pad and pencil. The word reassurance rang out strongly ….that was it, that was the crux of what the essence would be about.
     
    I then connected specifically to speak to the Deva and asked if she would help in making the essence. [It is not unusual to have spirit help to make essences, they are not always flowers]. Two days later it was made written up and posted to my webmaster to put on my website. I then thought that I would write up how this all occurred the pen just flew across the paper.

    The Devic kingdom is absolutely vast and includes every aspect of our lives, from Devas who hold the blueprint for the plants on the planet to Devas of our homes, gardens and relationships, the list is endless and surprising. We humans could not actually exist on this planet in our bodies without assistance from this realm.

    The Deva showed herself as a representation of a little girl because this is a picture I would be comfortable with, the Nature spirits show themselves as fairies because this is how humanity will accept them, they are actually bands or frequencies of energy.

    For Sue and I the story will continue as we hold our courses and we look forward to the unexpected.

    By Robina Hearle
    www.rosecottagefloweressences.co.uk

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:26 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Taurus Full Moon: I am of the Earth

    by Kathy Crabbe





    Taurus Full Moon Blessings to All! Below are some snippets of wisdom from my upcoming Zodiac Goddess Power deck to help you resonate and blossom in tune with Mama Moon! Plus a chance to win a talismanic hand painted woodslice ornament/necklace too!

    Taurus Meditation

    I am of the earth,
    Gaia feeds me,
    I worship her body as I worship my own.

    Taurus Affirmations

        I am practical, sensible and earthy

        I am sensual and loyal

        I am grounded and fulfilled in the arms of Mama Earth

        I am creative and persistent

        I grow deep roots

        I am slowing down and enjoying myself

        I take time to pamper and nurture myself

        I indulge my senses on a regular basis

    Feed Your Taurus Earthiness

    - Spend time in nature feeling comfortable and at home
    - Build and transform your world through the healing powers of art
    - Allow Mama Earth to support your endeavours
    - Discover deep bliss



    Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

    Kathy’s art and writing has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazines and books including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, We’Moon Datebook, and Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach to name a few. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and ecourses and maintains a regularly updated blog, etsy store and portfolio site. Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992. Kathy has been an educator and mentor at Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Mt. San Jacinto College, Wise Woman University, Inspire San Diego Studio, HGTV, Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show as well as teaching her own classes: “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul”, and New Moon Circles. She is a founding member of the Temecula Artist’s Circle, the Temecula Writer’s Café and the Riverside Art Museum’s Printmaker’s Network. Metaphysically speaking, Kathy has studied with Francesca De Grandis (Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism), Adam Higgs (psychic mediumship), Om, devotee of Sri Chinmoy (meditation), Atma Khalsa (yoga), Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive), Joyce Fournier, RN (Therapeutic Touch), Steven Forrest & Jeffrey Wolf Green (astrology) and she received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy.
    Learn more here.


    Kathy’s 4 week eClass “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul” is once again being offered at Wise Woman University so get ready to Moon Collage your heart out starting one week prior to the New Moon each month…more details here: eClass.
  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019 2:08 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    NURTURING OURSELVES
    by Anna Jarrett





    It’s one of those very wet, very cold, dark autumn nights. We wait, in the sea cave, perched just above the rising tide, for the full moon to rise over the sea, and bring us her light. The small fire we’ve lit provides a little warmth and a lot of smoke, a cleansing smoke which welcomes us into the Moon Lodge Space. Ahh! Such a sacred space. I sit quietly smiling in the cave, enjoying the cool, hard surface of the sea cave floor, an earthy reminder of our ancient past when we gathered around fires every night, to talk, to eat and to rest under the night sky. The moon slips out from behind the dense grey clouds and her white glow sparkles on the sea ripples below us. Mmmm, I’m in heaven. I love my monthly Moon Lodges.

    Well, this Moon Lodge was a little different to our other gatherings, as we usually start our lodges by gathering at a friend’s home or a beach cabin, with a little space outside for a fire. But every lodge is special in its own way. An open circle of women friends, who I look forward to seeing every month, come together to celebrate our life journeys and the cycles of mother moon. Together, we create a sacred feminine space for ritual, feasting, sharing stories, singing, reading tarot, drumming, dancing and healing. We all love the Moon Lodges as it’s a special time in our lives when we can gather as women, wild, wise and wondrous, enjoying the safety and comfort of womanspace.

    The Moon Lodge ritual is a totally organic event where we never know who’s coming or what we might do, we just let the mystery of the night unfold. I love this. No controls, no boundaries, just an open feminine space where we can take turns to share our stories, holding the talking stick, supporting each other as we speak. This sacred space brings the comfort of deep listening and being listened to deeply by woman friends. Women who understand what it means to be living life fully and embracing our divine feminine selves.

    In my daily life, I really enjoy sharing the love, friendship and hope which these Moon Lodges give to us all. Reclaiming these sort of spaces and rituals in our lives brings us strength and gives us a voice. These are sacred spaces where we are totally safe to share ours stories and to find insight, understanding, nurturing and support from other women as we journey together. The Moon Lodge ritual magically weaves together a strong community of women, connecting us all through this life, connecting us with women through time, connecting us with our ancestors and Goddesses.

    My wish is for all women to have this magical space of Moon Lodges and circle gatherings in their lives. I’d love to hear from other women who are gathering at Moon Lodges.

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:23 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Soul Retrievals: Journey to Wholeness
    by JoAnne Dodgson

     




    “Something's missing.” This commonly heard and felt sentiment is expressed by people of all ages in widely diverse circumstances. To ease the unsettling discontent, confusion and grief around the elusive missing pieces, something or someone eventually gets used to fill up the empty places inside.


    Shopping for more stuff. Creating busy-ness and stress. Addictively reaching for foods, drugs, alcohol and sex. Joining the frenzy of competitive sports and political battles. Filling the void with a bigger house, a new car, a better body, a different lover or spouse, another baby, a grander guru, a more impassioned social cause, a trendy tattoo or body piercing, the latest technological gadgets, a hip pair of sunglasses or shoes.


    The desire to live fully, to have a rich and delicious, juicy life, is not to be diminished or squelched. The pursuit of personal happiness and wholeness is a sacred quest. It's just that the maps we've been given by our modern-day world don't get us where we're really trying to go. Grabbing onto someone or something to fill up the empty spaces is only a temporary fix, a convenient distraction, a band-aid concealing unhealed wounds.


    Because the recycling “something's-missing,” that haunting sense of emptiness, means what's missing are precious pieces of you. Pieces of your spirit. Elements of your joy. Aspects of your awareness and power. Pictures of your dreams. Expressions of your creativity, freedom and voice. Feelings of connection and belonging. Knowings of unconditional love.


    Vital aspects of your spirit, your self, are lost as a result of traumatic life events--accidents, unexpected change, surgery, illness, lack of emotional and physical safety, violence, abuse. Pieces of your spirit leave the energy field of your body for purposes of protection--so these vital aspects of your very essence can stay alive; so you can survive the traumatic circumstances.


    Missing soul pieces are not lost forever. They are held in safekeeping in the spirit world. They can be reclaimed when you are ready to call them back. Although modern-day psychology and other approaches to health don't address these dynamics, indigenous healing traditions offer ceremonial processes for retrieving lost pieces of your soul.


    In the unique ancient ways of KaTaSee, the soul retrieval ceremony offers vital healing along with self-empowering tools. Through a guided spirit journey, you seek out, find and reclaim your own soul pieces.


    It is not necessary to recall or relive the history of the traumatic events in order to heal. The focus is on reclaiming and retrieving what got left behind. The soul retrieval ceremony offers first-hand experience of your personal journey to wholeness, a self-acquired healing, an unshakable knowing to be carried within you.

    The skills and knowledge acquired through this unique spirit journey open up the opportunity to pursue soul retrievals on your own. Once experienced and learned, the soul retrieval journey can be repeated as often as you choose to reclaim diverse and essential aspects of your being--awakening potentials to feel whole again, to live fully in the vastness of who you really are.


    In your wholeness, you have everything to live for. No longer distracted by endless searchings to fill up the emptiness, you are free to cultivate happiness from the inside. Feeling the abundance of your own being, you discover the abundance of all life. There's no room for scarcity and not-enoughness. Re-membering your very essence and re-weaving your connection with all that is, soul retrievals are sacred homecomings.


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    JoAnne Dodgson, Ed.D. is a healer, teacher and medicine storyteller in
    ancient Peruvian medicine ways, Ka Ta See. 
    She has a doctorate in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience offering counseling, ceremonial gatherings, holistic healing and workshops. 
     

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:46 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Earth-Friendly Organic Halloween Makeup
     by Dayna Colvin

    Next to Christmas and Thanksgiving, Halloween is one of the most celebrated honored holidays of the year. It never ceases to amaze me how many people get into the spirit of the holiday and enjoy the festivities. 2,000 years ago, Halloween was a very sacred holiday celebrated by the Celtic people in the ancient British Isles. It was a holiday celebrated by Druids, Witches and Wiccan Covens, Fairies, Elves, and various other Celtic Tribes. On All Hallows' Eve, as it was called back then, the Druids would go from door to door holding an empty basket asking for fruit and whatever treats the residents would give them. Later in the evening, everyone would gather together in a festival, dancing, singing, playing, and enjoying the foods they were given.

    Many centuries later, Halloween is still a celebrated holiday, but today things have drastically changed. People still enjoy wearing costumes, pretending to be their alter ego. They also enjoy going door to door saying, "trick or treat" and asking for sweet treats, but the tradition has vastly changed. Halloween is probably one of the most expensive holidays. As soon as the summer begins to fade, stores begin stocking up for Halloween and the Christmas Holiday Season. Throughout the store, you’ll see the regular merchandise combined with racks upon racks of new Halloween paraphernalia.

    One of the biggest traditions of Halloween is the wild and elaborate costumes people design. Many people go with the traditional Angels, Ghosts, Devils, and Superheroes, while others opt for outlandish costumes, portraying celebrities in Hollywood. The costumes are usually cute, colorful, and beautiful and the makeup is a process all to its own. Dressing up and playing make believe, pretending to be someone or something else for a day is fun and exciting. It is a beautiful way to express the inner child. The problem is that the makeup and hair goo that is used to complement the costumes is usually toxic, smelly, and very harmful to the health. It’s fun to dress up and wear wild and zany colorful makeup and create funny wild hairdos that get attention. But when these products contain toxic petrochemicals, the fun disappears.

    I remember attending Halloween parties with friends and I always had a great time dressing up and checking out everyone’s getup. We always had such a great time trying to guess what someone was supposed to be and admiring the elaborate costume designs. Unfortunately, there was also a down side. Each person had bright or dark colorful thick makeup on and colorful hairspray with funky silver and gold streams sticking out of their hair. As soon as I would get close to someone, I would have trouble breathing, would start coughing, and I’d make a mad dash for the bathroom. At first, I thought I was crazy and I couldn’t understand what was wrong until years later.

    When my husband and I began learning about holistic natural living, we began to question and analyze all the holidays. We were invited to a couple parties, but we started turning down invitations. I was no longer interested in wearing funky or sexy costumes with wacky colorful makeup because I couldn’t find anything fun that was non-toxic. All those crazy facial makeup applicators and the silver and gold aerosol junk you put in the hair are permeated with toxic petrochemicals. That shiny silver and gold stuff that you use to draw lines and decorations around your eyes and on your cheeks is filled with petroleum, potentially toxic food dyes, and horrible fragrance.

    Those petrochemicals contain coal tar, the same smelly toxic chemicals that are used to pave roads and repair leaky roofs. Essentially, you’re putting gasoline on your face and in your hair! If you find this gross and appalling, then you’re paying attention. It’s cheap and massively distributed to all cheap dollar stores and can make people very ill. The fumes from the adulterated scented products pollute the air, groundwater, and wildlife.

    An ugly horror is the fact that when toxic petrochemicals - pesticides, lawn treatment chemicals, perfumes, commercial fertilizers, and various other toxic petrochemicals - are sprayed into lawn grasses, trees, foliage, and flowers, the Fairies are usually present, hovering around the plant-life, caring for and being Stewards for these plants. The harsh petrochemicals are sprayed right into the Fairies' faces, suffocating them, choking them, and making them severely ill! It is an absolute horror and it cannot continue!

    The Fairies are delicate, fragile, vital integral parts of the Mystical, Spiritual, Unseen world and they rely on us to protect and respect them and their world. The Fairies carefully watch over and act as protective stewards to the Plant and Animal Kingdom and they need to be in good health to continue their vital work. This won't happen if their air is being made toxic with harmful toxic pollutants. The packaging winds up in a toxic landfill, where the toxic plastic will never biodegrade.

    If you want to have fun and get dressed up in some wild funky colorful costumes and makeup, opt for something that is safe enough to eat. Aubrey Organics and Aveda make some beautiful makeup, including some playful, funky, wild colors. There’s no reason that you can’t have fun in a non-toxic earth-friendly manner. Pure organic plant essences are safer for the environment and the recycled packaging they come in can either be reused or recycled. The cheap inexpensive little makeup applicators you find in the bargain stores are better off ignored.

    A really good way to enjoy Halloween and the Holiday Season is to make your own non-toxic earth-friendly makeup and check out some books with some good non-toxic tips. This Halloween, make a strong statement that tells the world that you genuinely care about Mother Earth and all Her Beautiful Creatures. Show the world that you know what it means to be a Pagan and that you are no longer willing to patronize those companies that only care about profit margin, even if it means polluting the environment.

    A true Pagan honors all the Natural Elements, the Moon, the Sun, the Stars, and knows the true meaning of respecting Mother Earth. Getting dressed up in your favorite colorful costume with festive makeup isn’t about playing games and acting foolish. Halloween is a special day about honoring our Spiritual Ancestors and Honoring the Spiritual Unseen World. The best thing we can do to protect and respect the Fairies, Spirit, and Unseen World and correct this horrible problem is to become avid strict label readers and vote with our wallets.

    Say “No” to greedy multi-nationals! Say “Yes” to organic, green, earth-friendly conscious companies that care about Mother Earth, the humans, and the animals. Eat, live, shop, and be Green! Shopping at your local health food store and purchasing only those products and items that are 100% green, organic, and earth-friendly, non-toxic is the best thing people can do to contribute to a cleaner greener Earth and reduce our footprint upon Mother Earth.



    Dayna Colvin resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. They are happy new parents of an adorable beautiful wonderful 19 month old sweet baby boy and 2 adult cats, their furry babies.  Their plant-based vegetarian, natural living diet and holistic, environmentally conscious lifestyle keeps them vibrant and youthful.  Dayna is an advocate of environmental awareness and as a voice for compassion for animals. She has worked with Greenpeace and other similar organizations in raising awareness to the importance of wholeness, as well as environmental understanding.

    Upon seeing the dramatic positive results from her choices, Dayna decided to share her knowledge, wisdom, and experience with the world. This resulted in a series of articles and prose, as well as three non-fiction alternative health books and two unique visionary environmental adventure novels. Her book, "Keep Your Vanity Without Losing Your Sanity," teaches people how to can enjoy clean, organic, non-toxic, earth-friendly beauty, using only 100% pure organic plant essences, completely FREE of harmful petrochemicals.

    In her book, she shows people how to distinguish and discern the truth from the lies that the multi-nationals are so good at shoveling with their obscene million-dollar advertising.  She teaches people the basic fundamentals of reading a product label and she introduces them to the natural world. To read more about Dayna and her writing, please visit the following web site: www.notperfume.com


  • Monday, October 28, 2019 7:05 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    It's Scorpio Season! A New Moon Reading.

    by Kathy Crabbe




    It’s the New Moon in Scorpio on Oct. 27 at 8:38 pm PDT (Lunar Samhain too) so I channeled a little something for you along with pulling 2 cards from the Elfin Ally and Lefty Oracle decks plus I included a Scorpio card from my soon-to-be-published Zodiac Goddess Power deck (far right). The reveal is below.


    A SCORPIO Channeled Exercise Just for You

    You are more powerful than you realize, but your power may be hidden. If it is, call upon it now.

    Power within and without,
    guide me to my
    birth right.
    When stars collide
    I hear my name.

    Now, envision just that.

    And there you are, as you are.

    Next, say your name aloud. Feel your power and then feel your power grow.

    In the photo above are 3 oracles to assist you.

    I thought I’d share with you my own experience with this channeling because it might help you too.


    Releasing ANGER in a Healthy Way

    As I let my brightness shine I let my anger out too, for to repress emotions is a ticket to ill health. Healthy expression of anger can look like this: letting the fire burn within then releasing it in a mad whirl of passion and color on paper: gouging, scraping, scratching the canvas with knives and sticks - mark making to release. In the background I’ve cranked up LOUD techno music as I dance and whirl and spin the anger out, screaming “F**K YOUUUUU” til I’m exhausted. Whew, I’ve let it out. it can’t hurt me anymore. I banish you, ANGER. I am done. You are dismissed. Below is a painting from that time.



    Scorpio New Moon Oracle Reading

    Time to go within.
    Breathe.
    Relax.
    Pick a card.
    Then scroll down for the reveal.


    Card 1: Scorpio Goddess Brigid (Zodiac Goddess Power Card)

    Scorpio Goddess ~ Brigid

    Brigid’s reign as sacred muse
    spans centuries timeless truth
    Priestess or nun
    tending her fire
    Brigid’s power
    always inspires.

    Brigid is one of the few early goddesses to survive intact through the Christian era. Brigid means ‘bright one’ as symbolized by fire. She is worshiped as a Triple Goddess by the Celtic Irish, called Brigantia in England, Bride in Scotland and Brigandu in Celtic France. In her ancient form as carrier of the cauldron she was ruler of smithcraft, poetry, inspiration, healing and medicine. The Christian Saint Bridget is often invoked as both muse and healer in continuation of her ancient rites and her rituals were preserved for more than 1000 years after she ceased to be called a goddess. Today little is left of the ancient Celtic legends describing her.

    Scorpio Affirmations

        I am motivated, resourceful and determined

        I risk honesty

        I transcend earthly concerns and soar to new heights

        I am magnetic and mysterious

        I am Phoenix Rising

        I have no fear of death


    Card 2: Kit Fox (Elfin Ally Oracle)


    Keyword: Bright
     Meaning: Through touch you are jolted awake for love is everything.
     Reversed: You are lost within yourself.

    Affirmation: I am alert and can hear your heart’s beauty in every beat.
     Astrology: Mercury
     Element: Air

    Medicine: You hear into the heart of silence to ascertain the truth.

    Lore: In the desert her soul lit up with Kit Fox as her ally. She could trixie her way up any path where the views outshone her wildest imaginings and the Divines spoke to her loud and clear.

    She loved her wee ally, Kit Fox, with all her heart, for he was her guardian, all ears alert for night sounds. In the day she was fierce and on fire from Sun, but by night she lay low, to dream and dance.

    Elfin Ally Oracle Deck



    Card 3: This Beauty is Killing Me (Lefty Oracle)

    Mantra: I am empowered

    Affirmation: I am beautiful in my own way.

    Element: Fire

    Song
     This anger it fuels me
     to make a difference.

    To stop the hurting…
     of shoes too tall,
     of plastic surgeries too fake -
     I’ll spare you the details.
     
     Oh the horror of beauty, of pain,
     of a society killing us softly,
     insidiously through ads, injustices,
     crimes against women, girls and crones.
     


     I fight the good fight every day,  in every way I know how.


     A sane fight, a fair fight
     fueled by justice for all.
     Power to the people
     and to the feminine spirit
     dwelling within
     each and every woman and man!
     I honor you.

    When this card appears in a reading it’s time to seriously look at how you might be damaging yourself, your health, your life. Wearing high heels, for example is extremely harmful to your feet and back and will cause pain for you at some point in your life. Are you hurting others or being hurt? Are you vulnerable? Do you need protection and education around protecting yourself, your loved ones, your home, or the natural world around you? This card is simply pointing out the price you are paying for so called ‘beauty’. Is it worth it?

    In my own life here in Southern California I look around at all the plastic surgeries and there are A LOT. But what can I do? I can accept me and put myself proudly out there to share my idea of what beauty means at middle age. It’s silver hair, extra weight and wrinkles that add to my beauty, not take away from it. I have survived AND thrived and beauty IS middle aged and wrinkled. So deal with it.

    Lefty Oracle Deck





    Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

    Kathy’s art and writing has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazines and books including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, We’Moon Datebook, and Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach to name a few. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and ecourses and maintains a regularly updated blog, etsy store and portfolio site. Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992. Kathy has been an educator and mentor at Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Mt. San Jacinto College, Wise Woman University, Inspire San Diego Studio, HGTV, Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show as well as teaching her own classes: “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul”, and New Moon Circles. She is a founding member of the Temecula Artist’s Circle, the Temecula Writer’s Café and the Riverside Art Museum’s Printmaker’s Network. Metaphysically speaking, Kathy has studied with Francesca De Grandis (Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism), Adam Higgs (psychic mediumship), Om, devotee of Sri Chinmoy (meditation), Atma Khalsa (yoga), Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive), Joyce Fournier, RN (Therapeutic Touch), Steven Forrest & Jeffrey Wolf Green (astrology) and she received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy.
    Learn more here.


    Kathy’s 4 week eClass “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul” is once again being offered at Wise Woman University so get ready to Moon Collage your heart out starting one week prior to the New Moon each month…more details here: eClass.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:03 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Kurma-Tortoise Pose

    Dive deep into the waters of the Tortoise pose. Kurma is both hard as steel and soft as butter.Our personal ideas are like the many eggs the a turtle lays...some are hatched and others return to the stars.



    Join Sheryl and Susun for a Teleseminar, 10/28/19, at 9:00pm Eastern.
    "Storytelling...the past and the future" with Sheryl Wolover & Susun Weed
    Storytelling is as old as the language of humankind.
    Long before there was the written word, stories were used to pass information from person to person, tribe to tribe, generation to generation....

    Click for more info and Registration. Including Replay link after the event.

  • Monday, October 07, 2019 5:33 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Bite My Tongue

    by Grandmother Waynonaha Two Worlds


                   

    Many phrases of the tongue are used to describe our way of biting back our words. The tongue is an important factor as humans. We have the ability to communicate in over one thousand different ways. Our vocabulary is unlimited, and many sounds can be uttered by these all too human voices.

    The least perfected is our ability to speak and to be understood. Culture is part of our vocal misunderstanding; our social and economic means are also a large part of this miss communication. 


    Many cultures such as my Dutch friends point out to me, are point blank and to the point. Words are not minced here or held back. The Dutch are very clear in making their self understood. Sometimes this can seem harsh to us who are more subtle in our speaking.


    Words can be hard and like barbs to the soul.


    In my sharing with children this is all so apparent when compared to the short time they have walked the earth.


    We absorb words and store them for life. Where are these words stored? They are stored in our vibral or sacred center of where we live. This physically located place is just around the heart or solar plexus area of our bodies. You never hurt in your head when someone attacks you with hurtful words. It hits you where you feel that being the area called by our people, the sacred space. Here all things are felt and held for future reference.


    When working in the schools you can see the children who at the tender age of five have already started to lose their self-esteem. This actually starts as infants and continues until we understand what has been done to us. Then it takes years of therapy and soul searching to undo the harm that family and society has done.


    I ask you to go back in time to the first and hurtful remark that you remember was said to you. Take this and subtract the years before that then see how many years you have been holding that in your sacred space.

     

    Words do affect us from the time we can understand them to the time we die. Cradle to grave is the path that words effect.

     

    I remember a time when I was only five and was in the Christian schools on the reservation, we went to a gas station on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The children were let out of the bus to go to the bathroom. I stood in the line waiting my turn while the gas station attendant filled the bus with gas. I will never forget that day as long as I live. The woman who helped run the gas station said to some other customers that she wished they would just take us all out back and let us go pee on the ground. She went on to tell the other customers in a loud voice that she considered us all dirty and disease-ridden Indians.

     

    Every fiber of my body wanted to scream out to her and say I am not dirty, my mother is not a disease ridden person she is a clean and good person. Instead as taught by the missionary people I looked down at the floor. I counted the dirt incrusted tiles and bite my tongue until the pain of the words she had spoken, were blocked out by the pain in my tongue.

     

    From that day on I vowed that I would do better. I would not let my children be spoken to like this or looked down on as if they had no soul, or spirit. The anger and pain still remain in my heart, that is not like physical pain and that I live with daily. I keep it there as a reminder to always weigh my words carefully when I write or speak so that they do not offend or hurt.

     

    From the stories that I write when they flow from the spirit, I feel this peace and love. I trust in some small way this will help you who read this. Maybe you can then understand the reason you feel sad or hurt by some who has spoken to you years ago in ignorance.

     

    We can change the future the children are our future they are the lights in the window of our lodges no matter what culture we are from, for the elders to come home too.

     

    I say look out the windows of you house on these cold nights. Imagine yourself as that little girl standing in the cold and waiting for the kind words to flow. If you can truly see, you will see the faces of the children looking back at you. They are the elders waiting to be invited inside. If our doors are closed to the need then so is our heart. May your hearts be always open, may the circle be unbroken.


    Love Waynonaha

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:50 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Libra New Moon: Saying Goodbye to Social Media
    by Kathy Crabbe

    It's Autumn and things are slowing down in Nature as am I. I let go of social media this month after a visit home to Ontario, Canada where I let the deep lake water wash over me as I floated, floated, floated. Watched the beavers and the otter play, and the blue heron and loon swim and fly and utter their gorgeous (the loon) and weird (heron) songs.

    During my time away I realized that whenever I shared anything on my phone or on the internet it felt like WORK, a huge amount of work. Posting/sharing/chatting/responding to everything and everyone on Facebook Instagram, texts, emails. So I shut it all down. I stopped looking at it (except when sales came thru, of course). I honestly felt like a hollow shell; I had nothing left to give.

    So now, I give you this, just this: my museletter and this blog. That's all. It will be enough. I feel myself going back in time to BEFORE; before the internet was on my phone and the incessant, unending chatter took precedence. I have myself back.

    I want our time together to be magic, a respite. So mote it be.

    In that spirit I share with you my latest painting from the Faerieality Series. May she delight you in sparkly, unseen, magickal, trixsy ways. That is all. Just enjoy.

    If you feel like she must be yours there is a link below.

    Sparkly Blessings!
    Kathy Crabbe



    "Birch Fairy",  6x6 inches, acrylic gouache and collage on paper mounted to board.

    "Like many fairies, the birch fairy can open the portals to the subtle realms. The birch is associated with cleansing and freshness, and the goddess Arianrhod is invoked using birch, to attract fertility and aid creativity." (The Fairy Bible by Teresa Moorey)




    Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

    Kathy’s art and writing has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazines and books including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, We’Moon Datebook, and Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach to name a few. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and ecourses and maintains a regularly updated blog, etsy store and portfolio site. Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992. Kathy has been an educator and mentor at Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Mt. San Jacinto College, Wise Woman University, Inspire San Diego Studio, HGTV, Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show as well as teaching her own classes: “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul”, and New Moon Circles. She is a founding member of the Temecula Artist’s Circle, the Temecula Writer’s Café and the Riverside Art Museum’s Printmaker’s Network. Metaphysically speaking, Kathy has studied with Francesca De Grandis (Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism), Adam Higgs (psychic mediumship), Om, devotee of Sri Chinmoy (meditation), Atma Khalsa (yoga), Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive), Joyce Fournier, RN (Therapeutic Touch), Steven Forrest & Jeffrey Wolf Green (astrology) and she received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy.
    Learn more here.


    Kathy’s 4 week eClass “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul” is once again being offered at Wise Woman University so get ready to Moon Collage your heart out starting one week prior to the New Moon each month…more details here: eClass.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:02 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)


    Photo by Bianca Ockedahl



    I am Earth. 

    Steady, strong and as slow growing as the ancient mountains peaks. 

     

    I am Water. 

    As the rivers of life-blood within me; as the Mother ocean ebbs and flows with the waning and waxing of the Grandmother moon. 

     

    I am Fire. 

    Transforming all that is consumed into nourishment, lessons and alchemical magick.

     

    I am Air. 

    As the whispering winds which dance from all the sacred directions, which guide us to move, celebrate and to fly! 

     

    I am Spirit. 

    For all that is sacred is now honoured with every breath, every tear, and moments of tranquil silence. 

     

    I am this body. 

    A sacred temple adorned by the myriad of gifts my ancestors blessed me with. My ancestors who prayed for this expression to heal, to sing, and to evolve. 

    Our ancestors determined to empower each moment with appreciation that all of life, death and rebirth is a venerated blessing of the spiralling dance between Goddess and God. 

     

    I am all that was, all that will be and all that is. 

    I am infinite.

     

    Written by: Melanie Mucciarone

    IG: @green_rose_alchemist

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