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  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:39 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Sanctuary of Solitude
    Excerpt from “Womb of Wisdom, The Sacred Journey of Menopause”
    Written & Illustrated by Roslyne Sophia Breillat




    She is now preparing to deeply enter the ancient and eternal void of creation, as a bride prepares for her lover, as a mother prepares for birth. This void, this sacred place, this source of impersonal love and freedom, is profound, timeless, powerful, mysterious and wise. Its silent presence is calling her. It is beckoning her, it is enticing her, it is seducing her into the deepest wellspring of her female essence, into the deepest wellspring of her womb, into the deepest wellspring of her being. And she is ready for this call.

    She needs her own space now, somewhere to quietly and simply reflect, enjoy and be, somewhere that clearly mirrors and kindly supports the changes she is experiencing with honesty, clarity and peace. She is turning inward as never before, descending downward as never before, into the vastly infinite realm of the Elder, the Muse, the Shaman, the Queen, the Crone.

    Profound wisdom and healing await her within the blessed peace of this ancient timeless place. If she consciously embraces this spiritual pilgrimage and surrenders to the potent calling of this inner descent, she will become disrobed, unveiled, stripped of the comforting garments of her familiar identity. She will become cleansed of her doubts, of her fears, of her shame. She will stand, naked, raw and wild, before the clear and glowing reflection of her own faceless face of wisdom. And here, in this wondrous yet sometimes terrifying place of unknowing, she will discover her true essence. And she will ultimately discover the treasure of her wise female power.

    And within the wonderfully welcoming darkness of this mysteriously sacred space, she will eventually find the shining light of her menopausal muse. But first her womb must become cleansed and purified of the inner debris of her distorted illusions, the emotional attachments of her historical past, the comforting familiarity of her mental ideas and the unreality of her romantic ideals. For there is no place for any excess baggage in this awesome rite of passage into the Crone’s ancient depths of wisdom. And there is no going back once she has reached the Crone’s vast realm of truth. And so she prepares for her journey. And so she awaits her welcoming space of solitude. The world will advise her to take pills, to take artificial hormones, to suppress her fire of transformation, to quell her erratic feelings, to subdue her ocean of change. The world will tell her to keep busy. The world will tell her to go away. The world will tell her she will ”get over it” soon. The world will try to keep her imprisoned within a stifling box of normalcy and ignorance that denies the transforming power of her feminine spirit. For living in this place keeps society, and woman, “safe”.

    Imprisoning the wild chaotic flow of her instinctive wisdom in this stifling box of normalcy can give the drug companies and the medical profession a false sense of power and a misplaced position of authority over her body, over her being. This prevents her from opening to the wise and compassionate spirit of her female essence. And this suppresses her sensual and intimate communion with the all-knowing intuition, power and wisdom of her womb.

    Contemporary society will not tell her what her being really needs to hear. It will not infuse the chaotic fire of her menopausal spirit with wise counsel and inspiring advice that soothes, that empowers, that heals, that knows. It will not say, “Come now my love, my beautiful and wonderful wise woman, it is now time for you to seek your sanctuary of solitude. I love thee. Thou art power, thou art transformation, thou art wisdom, thou art freedom, thou art truth. Thou art the sacred mystery of the menopausal woman. Thou art the pulse of the wild, wise heart. Speak to me. Allow me to heed this heart of wisdom. Let me sing your song of truth. Tell me what you have to say. For your words have an important place within the blessed life upon this earth.”




    Sophia (Roslyne Sophia Breillat) is a wise woman who lives, writes, and paints from the heart. Her prolific articles and paintings embrace the wisdom and grace of the female essence and the beauty of the Earth. She is acknowledged as a powerful and courageous writer whose creative work features in many international websites and magazines and her website is an abundant offering of female wisdom that nurtures and inspires. Sophia is the author of two books, WOMB OF WISDOM, THE SACRED JOURNEY OF MENOPAUSE and HEART OF THE EARTH, NURTURING THE SACRED FEMININE. Both of these books can be ordered directly from sophia@wildheartwisdom.com

    Email: sophia@wildheartwisdom.com
    Website: www.wildheartwisdom.com
     

    Sophia offers two courses at the Wise Woman University:


    ~ Being Woman ~ (detailed description of Being Woman online course)


    This six week online course provides a sacred and nurturing space where woman can learn to surrender more deeply to the natural receptivity of the female psyche. "...so blessed to have had gentle words of encouragement and support from you through the "Being Woman" course at W.W.U.... You have inspired me to continue my quest... Thanks so much!"

    ~ Dawning of Wisdom ~ (detailed description of Dawning of Wisdom online course)

    Throughout this series of lessons she will learn to trust the innate flow of her intuitive nature and to listen more intimately to the wellspring of her inner source. And we will explore together how to live more fully as the embodiment of the feminine essence within the structures of a masculine civilisation.

    "I LOVE your class, it is beautiful and thought provoking and well done... Thank you Sophia for your role as wisdom keeper, confidante and mentor."

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 11:54 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Sacred Sexual Cycles of the Feminine Essence
    Written & Illustrated by Roslyne Sophia Breillat


    by Roslyne Sophia Breillat

       The natural wisdom and integrity of the sacred feminine’s sexual lunar rhythms, honoured within many earth-loving Pagan cultures, are deeply inherent within every contemporary woman’s psyche. And yet these rhythms are disrespected and ignored by the male-based sexuality of patriarchal civilisation.

       The contemporary pubescent girl’s body, physically ready to become pregnant and birth children, is rarely emotionally mature enough for pregnancy and birthing. As the raw primal power of instinctive sexuality surges through her body, today’s teenager is bombarded from every direction with the insidious pressure of sexual distortion. Her psyche is sexually awakening with an enlivening sense of newfound freedom, her brain is crammed with robotic facts, figures, rules, exams and the crazy world of the six o’clock news, her body is maturing, her hormones are immersed in a wild erratic dance, her emotions are activated, her mind is lost in the virtual realm of cyberspace.  Where can she go to learn the spiritual truth of sacred sexual loving? Who will answer her questions with honesty, integrity, maturity, wisdom? Who will offer her conscious guidance in the tender passion of true lovemaking?

       How many mothers will say to their adolescent daughters, “There is only one woman, you are She, as I am She. You are Shakti, the deep and timeless mystery of the feminine essence. You are Aphrodite, Venus, the divine Goddess of Love. You are beauty, profundity, purity. Your womb consciousness, the mysterious, mythical, mystical chalice of love, creates new life upon this Earth. Your body is created for real sexual loving, not for the shallow pastime of sexual entertainment. Your feminine body, naturally aligned with earthly seasons and lunar cycles, is created for the pure fire of true passion. When your heart, body, spirit, open tenderly to real love, to a loving, conscious man, you will enter life’s vast universal womb mystery.

       Many Indigenous cultures innately respect the natural rhythm of a woman’s feminine cycles, as they innately respect the natural rhythm of the Earth’s feminine cycles. Their erotic fertility rites celebrate the fecundity of Mother Earth’s womb consciousness with powerful sexual rituals, singing, feasting, dancing, celebrating all female cycles and the whole of life.

       Our world would be very loving and peaceful if every woman felt free to live from the wise inner mystery of her natural sexual power, every moment, without doubt, fear, shame, making love whenever her body and psyche are cyclically aligned, not whenever a man tells her she “should”, “has to”, or is “frigid” or her “heart is closed”, if she refuses him. For within every woman’s body is a deep, primordial and ancient wisdom, cyclically opening the womb and the vagina for lovemaking, without force, without any sense that she “has to” or “must”, intuitively aligned with natural lunar phases of ovulation, menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause.

       When a woman births a babe into this earthly realm, her womb and vagina are spiritually, psychically, emotionally and physically opened, for, even if she is not aware of this, she has entered the vast universal womb mystery that births all life. Her body is not yet ready again for ovulating, for menstruating, it needs time to adjust to myriad radical changes, bond with her new babe, balance, rest, imbibe her beneficent mothering essence. She is not naturally ready for lovemaking until this profound opening has completed its inherent cycle.  

       When a woman is deeply immersed in her menopausal metamorphosis, she can experience many sexual changes, for this is potentially a profound phase of sexual healing, opening and deepening. Every woman’s menopausal journey is unique, needing to be welcomed, honoured, simply as it is, simply as she is. Some women naturally don’t feel like lovemaking until these powerful waves of chaotic change have subsided.  Many women, influenced by contemporary society’s obsession with forceful sexuality, fear they will lose their partner or their body’s natural desire for lovemaking if they honour their menopausal need for aloneness. Lovemaking can feel unnatural when a woman dearly longs for the divine bliss of deep solitude that reveals the sacred purpose of this powerful transformation. And there can be menopausal phases when lovemaking’s potency becomes enhanced by an immense sense of power, freedom, wisdom, a profound deepening and opening of sexual passion, as her sacred womb opens to the healing and transforming fires of her inner menopausal cauldron.

       Through intimately welcoming, trusting and opening to her vast menopausal mystery, and to the exquisite mystery of all her female cyclic phases, a woman opens to the ancient mystery of her universal womb consciousness and her sacred feminine sexual essence.




    Sophia (Roslyne Sophia Breillat) is a wise woman who lives, writes, and paints from the heart. Her prolific articles and paintings embrace the wisdom and grace of the female essence and the beauty of the Earth. She is acknowledged as a powerful and courageous writer whose creative work features in many international websites and magazines and her website is an abundant offering of female wisdom that nurtures and inspires. Sophia is the author of two books, WOMB OF WISDOM, THE SACRED JOURNEY OF MENOPAUSE and HEART OF THE EARTH, NURTURING THE SACRED FEMININE. Both of these books can be ordered directly from sophia@wildheartwisdom.com

    Email: sophia@wildheartwisdom.com
    Website: www.wildheartwisdom.com
     

    Sophia offers two courses at the Wise Woman University:


    ~ Being Woman ~ (detailed description of Being Woman online course)


    This six week online course provides a sacred and nurturing space where woman can learn to surrender more deeply to the natural receptivity of the female psyche. "...so blessed to have had gentle words of encouragement and support from you through the "Being Woman" course at W.W.U.... You have inspired me to continue my quest... Thanks so much!"

    ~ Dawning of Wisdom ~ (detailed description of Dawning of Wisdom online course)

    Throughout this series of lessons she will learn to trust the innate flow of her intuitive nature and to listen more intimately to the wellspring of her inner source. And we will explore together how to live more fully as the embodiment of the feminine essence within the structures of a masculine civilisation.

    "I LOVE your class, it is beautiful and thought provoking and well done... Thank you Sophia for your role as wisdom keeper, confidante and mentor."

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:46 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Finding your voice, speaking your truth: New Moon in Leo
    by Kathy Crabbe

    abby and kathy plein air painting

    abby and kathy plein air painting


    Dear Creative Soul,

    Thanks for your patience since I haven’t sent out a Museletter since July 1.  I’ve been busy painting watercolors outside (plein air) where it’s been an incredible summer here in Southern California; not too hot (until yesterday) and kinda monsoonal which makes for some amazing cloud formations and of course, incredible sunsets!


    painting outside (plein air)

    painting outside (plein air)


    This New Moon is all about finding our voice and speaking our truth.

    I’d like to reference this quote from The View From the Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World by Ted Orland:

    “At its best, contemporary art provides a stunning display of the range of freedom, diversity and pure creativity of the human mind. At it’s worst we’re left with art that offers only imagination without vision, goals without values, individuality without character.”

    Painting daily for the 365 Day Challenge (The 52 Project) has brought all of this questioning to the surface and I find that I’m expressing a very pagan viewpoint through my art. I’m expressing my values as a pagan; a nature worshipper, and my vision; to be at one with nature; not above or below, but at one. This centers me and gives my life purpose.


    sunset photo by Kathy Crabbe

    sunset photo by Kathy Crabbe


    I paint and sketch in nature; that’s my charge, my spark. Then I take those sketches/paintings home and I create new, more abstracted paintings by taking them to their core simplicity; their essence.  Which is exactly what I do in my Creative Soul Readings; I get to the meat, the juice, the depths. That’s what matters.

    Now, your turn: what’s beyond your:

    • imagination
    • goals
    • individuality

    It’s time to go deeper within and this New Moon in Leo is the perfect time to find out who you are especially with Venus retrograding here while conjuncting the Sun. Venus, ruler of love and beauty and relationships retrogrades every 8 years, so take a look back to see what you were doing 7-8 years ago – does it relate to what’s happening now? What relationships, patterns, loves, are popping up again? Where does Venus retrograde touch your chart? (it’s in Leo during this retrograde.)

    By the way, it’s a big year for me; I’m turning 50 on September 7th and I’ll be celebrating by canoeing in cottage country with my dearest love and partner – ahhh, sweet blisssssss!


    canoeing with my honey, cottage country, Ontario

    canoeing with my honey, cottage country, Ontario


    New Moon in Leo Altar Suggestions from my Zodiac Goddess Playbook

    • Leo – The Lion
    • Time of Year – Summer, July 23 – August 23
    • Quality – Fixed
    • Element – Fire
    • Planetary Ruler – The Sun
    • Anatomy – Heart, spine
    • Natural Sign of – 5th House
    • Color – Gold, orange, scarlet
    • Gemstone – Amber, diamond, ruby
    • Tarot Card – Strength
    • Goddesses – Amaterasu, Bast, Cybele, Hestia, Ishtar, Sekhmet, Tara, Vesta
    Leo Goddess by Kathy Crabbe

    Leo Goddess by Kathy Crabbe


    Leo Affirmations

    • I am special and loved
    • My heart is open
    • I am awake and in tune with my spiritual self
    • My inner child is alive and well
    • I am a creative being bursting with joy
    • I am one with the Sun
    • I am generous and loving





    Kathy Crabbe is a Creative Soul Guide, artist, author and educator who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Kathy empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams through inspirational art, creative soul classes, intuitive readings and online resources infused with a rich background in the arts.

    Kathy's work has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazine and books
    including the San Diego Women’s History Museum and the We’Moon Datebook. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and e-courses and maintains a regularly updated blog, portfolio site and etsy shop.
     
    Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen's University and a Graphic Design & Illustration Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992.
     
    Kathy has been an educator and mentor for Laguna Outreach Community Artists, the Sawdust Art Festival, HGTV, Wise Woman University, and Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show. Currently she is teaching her Creative Soul Class at Yoga for Life Temecula, Inspire San Diego and Mt. San Jacinto College.

    Kathy received intuitive training from English psychic and channel, Adam Higgs and spiritual training from meditation teacher Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy). She studied yoga with Atma Khalsa and Amanollah Ghahraman, herbalism with Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive) and Therapeutic Touch with Joyce Fournier, RN.


    Kathy received her certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell's Crystal Academy and has been a lifelong student of astrology through private study and group sessions with Steven Forrest, Laura DesJardins and Jeffrey Wolf Green. Currently Kathy is studying Celtic Faerie Shamanism with Francesca De Grandis, author of
    Be A Goddess. Learn more here.

    Kathys 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

  • Friday, August 14, 2015 2:27 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Rollie Pollie Supta Padangusthasana

    A new fun and playful way to explore Supta Padangusthasana (reclined foot and hand pose). These movements warms the hips, brings awareness to new muscles groups as it stretches and asks for strength in the flow. It will bring a smile to your heart!





    Greetings I'm Sheryl Wolover, native to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Mother of two children raised with Susun Weed's herbal infusions  somewhere in the 1980's~
     
    I am the creator of YOGA LEGENDS. Yoga DVD's that link poses together through story telling~  
    Owner of Pacific Elements studio for Massage Therapy (1984) and Yoga classes (2003)~
    My family (including the animal family) live around a beautiful lake side where we garden and gather herbs for food and medicine~
    *=Oceans+Mountains^^^^ of Peace,Sheryl
    http://www.pacific-elements.com/
  • Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:47 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

     Celebrating The Midsummer Harvest with Juniper and Sauerkraut

    By Linda Conroy


    Early August is the first of 3 harvest festivals, Lamas or Lughnassad. This festival marks the middle of summer and beginning of the harvest and is usually associated with ripening grain. It also indicates the coming of autumn. These traditions are gifted to us from our ancestors who lived close to earth. Many religions and traditions have incorporated them into their rituals, so they belong to us all. Honoring the harvest in some way connects us to the earth and her cycles.


      Lughnasadh is the first of these, the time when the first grain harvest is cut. The name is derived from Lugh, a Celtic deity of light and wisdom. At Lughnasadh, bread from the first harvest was eaten in thanks. Baking, sharing and eating bead is a wonderful way to celebrate this time of year!!


      Each year on August 1st I bake bread in order to mark this seasonal transition. This year, although unbearably hot, was no exception. I baked a loaf of bread, with a sourdough starter recently gifted to me. I shared the bread with friends and family alike and put some out in the garden in thanks.. This harvest season I am grateful for the food that is being offered by our garden, as well as through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription, which not surprisingly doubled in size last week in conjunction with the coming of the harvest. I am eternally grateful for the wild plants that abound and the ways they bless my cells with vibrancy.


    There are many rituals and wild plants that I associate with this time of year. I am thankful for the familiarity of these as I ground myself in a new living place on the earth. I stay in tune with the rhythms of the earth through these sacred activities as well as my own cycles. One of my favorite activities this time of year is making sauerkraut. Each year I craft crocks of sauerkraut to be eaten during autumn and early winter. I always add Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis) to my crock and this year is no exception. These bittersweet berries (actually not berries at all, but a portion of the cone) are added to the crock to flavor the kraut as well as act as a preservative.


    One day last week an apprentice and I went in search of Juniper Berries. We found an amazing patch of pungent berries and made our way through the sharp prickly leaves. The mystery of this plant never ceases to amaze me. Its unique scent and its ability to maintain in hot dry climates are two things that intrigue me about this plant.


    Juniper is a small shrub, 4 to 6 feet high, widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Adding to their mystery Juniper berries take two or three years to ripen, so that blue and green berries occur on the same plant.


    The berries are used for the production of the volatile oil which is a prime ingredient in flavoring gin as well as luncheon meats. Juniper Berries are used in Northern Europe and the United States in marinades, roast pork, and sauerkraut. They enhance meat (particularly wild game), stuffings, sausages, stews, and soups.


    Contemporary herbalists primarily use juniper as to treat bladder infections. It is often combined with other herbs such as uva ursi, parsley and cleavers. Such formulas are said to be most effective when taken at the first sign of symptoms.


    Incorporating Juniper Berries into food in small doses can contribute to overall health (for example they are high in vitamin C), yet ingesting it (due to the high essential oil content) in large quantities can be quite stimulating. So I recommend investigating this plant thoroughly before ingesting it for therapeutic purposes.


    With that said adding a tablespoon or two to your sauerkraut will only enhance it’s flavor, help to preserve the cabbage as it goes through the fermentation process and offer vitamin C to your body in an easily assailable form. Sauerkraut itself is also high in vitamin c as well as vitamin K. I offer the following recipe in honor of the harvest.


    Blessings

    Linda


      Sauerkraut with Juniper Berries


    Ingredients:

     -cabbage
    -non-iodized sea salt (1 TBS for every head of cabbage) *iodine can prevent the bacterial fermentation

    -Juniper Berries 1-2tsp for every  5 pounds of vegetables


    Equipment:

    The fermentation equipment must be washed in hot sudsy water and rinsed well with very hot water before use.


    Suitable Containers

    A 1-gallon container is needed for each 5 pounds of fresh vegetables. A 5-gallon stone crock is the ideal size for fermenting about 25 pounds of fresh shredded cabbage. Food-grade plastic and glass containers are excellent substitutes for stone crocks.

    A large potato masher or similar tool for mashing the cabbage.


    Covers and Weights

    Cabbage must be kept 1 to 2 inches under brine while fermenting. Insert a dinner plate or glass pie plate inside the fermentation container. The plate must be slightly smaller than the container opening, yet large enough to cover most of the shredded cabbage. To keep the plate under the brine, weight it down with 2 to 3 sealed quart jars or a gallon jar filled  with water. Covering the container opening with a clean, heavy bath towel helps prevent contamination from insects and molds.


    Instructions:

    Discard outer leaves and any insect-damaged areas. Cut heads in four wedges. Compost cores.. Shred or slice to a thickness of a quarter.


    Put shredded cabbage in a suitable fermentation container, and add 1 Tablespoon of salt for each head of cabbage. Mix thoroughly and mash with the potato masher or other tool. Continue until salt draws juices from cabbage.

    Repeat shredding, salting, and packing until all cabbage is in the container. Be sure the container is deep enough so that its rim is at least 4 or 5 inches above the cabbage.


    Continue mashing until juice covers the cabbage. Place juniper berries in a muslin bag or tea ball. Immerse in liquid.


    Add plate and weights. Cover container with a clean towel. Ferment cabbage.

    Check the kraut two to three times per week and remove scum if it forms.


    Fully fermented kraut may be kept tightly covered in the refrigerator for several months. Some folk’s water bath can sauerkraut but I do not suggest this as many of the beneficial nutrients are lost upon heating.

     

    Linda Conroy is a bioregional, wise woman herbalist, educator,wildcrafter, permaculturist and an advocate for women's health.

    She is the proprietress of Moonwise Herbs and the founder of Wild Eats: a movement to encourage people and communities to incorporate whole and wild food into their daily lives. She is passionate about women's health and has been working with women for over 20 years in a wide variety of settings.

    Linda is a student of nonviolent communication and she has a masters degree in Social Work as well as Law and Social Policy. Linda has been offering hands on herbal programs and food education classes for well over a decade.

    She has completed two herbal apprenticeship programs, one of which was with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center and she has a certificate in Permaculture Design.

    Linda is a curious woman whose primary teachers are the plants; they never cease to instill a sense of awe and amazement.

    Her poetic friend Julene Tripp Weaver, eloquently describes Linda when she writes, "She listens to the bees, takes tips from the moon, and follows her heart."

    www.moonwiseherbs.com



    Listen to a thirty minute interview with mentor Linda Conroy

     

    Study with Linda Conroy from Home

    ~Empower Yourself with Herbal Medicine Making~
    ( Link to detailed description of Empower Yourself with Herbal Medicine Making )

    The goal of the course is to have participants become familiar with herbal medicine, to become comfortable incorporating herbs into daily life and to gain hands on experience making simple remedies at home.

  • Monday, July 20, 2015 11:20 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Wisdom of the Sacred Womb
    Written & Illustrated by

    Roslyne Sophia Breillat




       So very long ago, it seems, that the sacred wisdom of the womb was revered in many cultures upon this beautiful Earth, where this mysterious female power was worshiped within the cool and smooth Earth-given marble and stones of curvaceous round womb temples, and deep within the verdant sacred glades of mystical sacred forests, where the peace-filled presence of the womb’s immortal love, mysterious silence and sexual power was received in profound gratitude and sensitively felt as an eternal prayer for life, where the ancient wisdom of the womb’s feminine essence was intimately honored as a sublimely sacred offering of loving consciousness and impersonal love.

       And now? And now, amidst the brutal rape of her forests, her children, her women, her womb, her heart, amidst the poisonous pollution of her oceans, her valleys, her cities, her towns, her skies, where is this sacred wisdom of her womb? It is within the womb of our beloved Earth Mother, our dearest Mother Nature, it is within every young woman, every elderwoman, every girl child who lives upon this Earth.

       So very ancient, so very powerful, so exquisitely beautiful is this sacred womb wisdom, so honouring of life, of truth, of beauty, of love, and yet so denigrated, so ignored, so diminished by contemporary civilization, as if her sacred womb wisdom doesn’t matter, as if her sexual power has no purpose, as if her passionate fire of love has no place within the technological obsession of modern society.

       This profound power is within every woman’s womb, and yet how often is the sacredness of her womb mystery lovingly honoured, how many moments each day, each night, do we fall to the Earth in deepest gratitude for her beauty, her wisdom, her eternal flame? How often do we implore our daughter, our granddaughter, our sister, our friend, to never stray from this sacred womb power, to honour the ebbing and flowing of her lunar menstrual cycles, to celebrate the creative abundance of her fruitful pregnancies, to trust in the life-giving miracle of her wise birthing ways, to open and surrender to the sexual passion of her spiritual lovemaking, to dive ever deeper and deeper into the wise and wild integrity of her profound menopausal metamorphosis?

       Or are we, as the human beings of this so-called “advanced” civilization, and as the natural custodians of this blessed Earth, too fragmented, too intellectual, too mental, too lazy, too busy, too complacent, too isolated, too separate, too unhappy, too unloving, to give up everything and everyone in our lives that prevents the sacredness of this life-giving and life-affirming womb power from once again flourishing naturally and harmoniously and sweetly and effortlessly upon this glorious Earth?

       How often do we take from our ancient and generous and selfless Mother Earth without courteously giving thanks, how often does a man take from a woman without first courteously asking her permission to touch her body, to enter her womb? How often is a woman verbally, physically, psychologically, psychically or financially raped? How often is she treated with disrespect? She endures birth rape, whenever her newborn babies are insensitively torn from her sacred womb by cold steel instruments, whenever male doctors insist they know more about birthing new life than her female womb wisdom does. She endures sexual rape, whenever her sacred womb is treated as as a lifeless object available for sexual greed, and not a holy temple available only for sensitive intimate sexual loving. She endures humiliation  and shame whenever her sacred menstrual bleeding and her sacred menopausal transformation are treated with scorn, with offensive jokes, with ignorance, with a lack of love.

       No wonder she is filled with self-loathing, self-doubt, sexual insecurity, erratic emotional outbursts, no wonder she weeps, she rages, she screams, for the sacredness of her womb and the wisdom of her natural lunar cycles are not being honoured, seen or acknowledged by the society in which she lives.

      She is the female Earthkeeper, the female guardian, the female custodian of this miraculous paradise, this bountiful garden of Mother Nature, this wondrously loving and infinitely wise womb creation that gives and gives and gives to us, that so kindly and so wisely and so beneficently supports us.

    Please give thanks...
    Now...
    Before it’s too late...




    Sophia (Roslyne Sophia Breillat) is a wise woman who lives, writes, and paints from the heart. Her prolific articles and paintings embrace the wisdom and grace of the female essence and the beauty of the Earth. She is acknowledged as a powerful and courageous writer whose creative work features in many international websites and magazines and her website is an abundant offering of female wisdom that nurtures and inspires. Sophia is the author of two books, WOMB OF WISDOM, THE SACRED JOURNEY OF MENOPAUSE and HEART OF THE EARTH, NURTURING THE SACRED FEMININE. Both of these books can be ordered directly from sophia@wildheartwisdom.com

    Email: sophia@wildheartwisdom.com
    Website: www.wildheartwisdom.com
     

    Sophia offers two courses at the Wise Woman University:


    ~ Being Woman ~ (detailed description of Being Woman online course)


    This six week online course provides a sacred and nurturing space where woman can learn to surrender more deeply to the natural receptivity of the female psyche. "...so blessed to have had gentle words of encouragement and support from you through the "Being Woman" course at W.W.U.... You have inspired me to continue my quest... Thanks so much!"

    ~ Dawning of Wisdom ~ (detailed description of Dawning of Wisdom online course)

    Throughout this series of lessons she will learn to trust the innate flow of her intuitive nature and to listen more intimately to the wellspring of her inner source. And we will explore together how to live more fully as the embodiment of the feminine essence within the structures of a masculine civilisation.

    "I LOVE your class, it is beautiful and thought provoking and well done... Thank you Sophia for your role as wisdom keeper, confidante and mentor."

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:09 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    HEALING FROM WITHIN
    by Suzy Meszoly

     

    There is a central core energetic seed within all of us, one that is a completely sovereign field, that is untouched by time, experience, or story; it is timeless and quite literally spaceless. This core is what we need to find, to become friends with and expand in the healing process.

    Disease, illness, suffering, whether acute or chronic, can be addressed by finding this core seed and working with it in a non-judgmental, non-eliminative way (by which I mean that we are not taking away anything, we are encompassing the whole and all of its parts). Finding this core, creating a viable and constant connection between the core and one's self, and allowing the core to be in command is essential to the healing process. This core has the intrinsic force of integration. It is where we have the insight, the compassion, the unconditional love to allow for the integration of all experience.

    We do not work to release, purify or cleanse, we do not want to let it go, but we work to understand spiritually the root cause and effect; this brings about extremely powerful energy for the dynamic healing of all suffering. This is the first level. Then we may go deeper and understand that there is no cause or effect, that there is no linearity, thus no duality and we see that we simply are here, in the moment and we delve deeper into the peace of the moment. This in itself creates the foundation of health by altering literally our brain chemistry, our concepts of reality and spontaneously opening the door to the realm miracle healing.

    It is that seed which we energetically and intellectually upon expand during the actual healing session, while at the same time, we dissolve the emotional charge of particularly disturbing experiences from our past. I see these experiences as layers, layers upon layers that we have become accustomed to and are eventually conditioned by. These layers can obscure our vision, our radiance and our happiness should they become too dominant. Growing the inner divine core and making transparent the temporal experiences has become the most effective method in establishing vital health emotionally and physically in my work. Through twenty years of teaching groups internationally and seeing individual clients, I have understood that all our illnesses, acute and chronic come from disturbances which evolve from sources much deeper than purely the physical realm. Using the energetic matrix of the body, we read the clues, join the dots and see the patterns and delve into the root causes, bringing them, like a scuba diver, to the surface to be seen in the light of day.
     
    So many therapists, doctors and healers work with the “letting go” of bad experiences, and getting rid of “things”, "cutting out" the offensive parts and eliminating what has caused pain, both physically and emotionally. Over many years of my own spiritual process I have learned that whatever I “let go” of, would come back, but just in another form, until I understood that it was there for a REASON. We are here in these three dimensions to experience, to gain all the expressions of the human condition, to collect, so to speak, all the pieces of our holographic jigsaw puzzle. When working with groups or individuals, this is what I am doing.

    As an energetic healer, I am looking at the big picture, the image of Oneness that takes full responsibility for everything we have taken on, agreed to learn and that we have actually invited into our lives for the reason of experience. This is the perspective from which I view what people commonly call “disease”. I want to make friends and come to a mutual understanding along with my clients as to the nature of this “trauma" and what we can do to INTEGRATE this experience. So instead of letting go, I encourage integration, and by the very nature of this process, we invite a graceful and beneficial transformation. How do I make friends with all that I am, with all the parts of myself and allow for balance to become established again?

    Everything that happens to us, everything is for a reason and we have created it. I know that this is so difficult for us to comprehend, yet over and over again, we see the big picture and we receive the knowledge of our big life. Taking responsibility for all that we are, and all that happens is a major key to our happiness. We dissolve judgment, blame, regret and shame into wisdom and understanding. It takes a lot to get to this place, yet it is where we started from. Our original energy is love, and it is home for us. Coming home to love is what we do when we heal, it is the essence of the healing process and it changes the cells in our bodies, alters the very chemical structures coursing through our veins.

    For over twenty years I have been channeling the Master Teachers and have gained much happiness and insight from these Beings of Light. When I am teaching, healing or giving spiritual guidance, I am certainly not working alone! I am in the service of these unconditionally loving, gentle beings as a conduit of energetic transmissions, and as a channel of the information which supports people knowing themselves and raising their consciousness to the highest frequencies that allow them to reach their fullest potential. 


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    Suzy is the personal healer of Susun Weed and her family, she has worked with them doing hands on healing and homeopathy for over ten years. Suzy has also contributed to Susun's books with homeopathic entries and they have worked together creating several Women's Health Symposia. Suzy founded the Art of Energetic School in 1999 when she came to America, from then Budapest, but is originally from Australia. She also works as a channel for the Master Teachers and has several books, CDs and youtubes. She is available by phone and Skype for international clients and sees people in her New York city and upstate offices.

    Join Susun and Suzy as they discuss energy healing, spiritual guidance and homeopathy.

    The Art of Energetic Healing
     with Australian healer, channel, teacher
     Suzy Meszoly & Susun Weed
     July 9, 2015, 9:30pm EST

    Register Here...
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 9:01 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Scullcap
    Scutellaria lateriflora
    Summer & The Fire Element

    by Thea Summer Deer


    Skullcap, or Scullcap, tomatoe or tomato? Isn’t it interesting that this member of the mint family, which contains approximately 300 species, can be found spelled either way with a c, or a k? Even the herb companies have taken sides. For example: Herb Pharm spells their product Skullcap, while Nature’s Way spells it Scullcap. Somewhat confusing I know when you also consider that spell check doesn’t like scullcap spelled with a c, i.e. “not found in dictionary.” No matter how you choose to spell scullcap, the plant I will be talking about is the botanical, Scutellaria lateriflora. Since its name derives from the Latin scutella, meaning “a small dish” and referring to the shape of the flower, I prefer to use the spelling closest to the genus name of this plant. Let’s keep it simple. And that is how I prefer to use scullcap, as a simple. What that means is that I like to use one herb at a time, when appropriate, because that way I don’t have to wonder which herb is working or which one is not.  Besides, you can only put so many herbs in your body at one time (like food) so why confuse it with a smorgasbord or dilute it by adding too many. I also believe that healing takes place in the context of relationship, so using one herb at a time allows for a deeper intimacy with that plant and helps to build trust.

    I live in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina and for that reason I am particularly interested in plants growing in this region. Scullcap is one of these and a North American native highly valued by the Cherokee who use it as a nerve tonic and sedative. It likes to grow along the sunny edges of damp meadows near small bodies of water and is a perennial that thrives in the moist eastern woodlands. Small pale blue or violet blue flowers are not long lived and bloom in the summer between June and September. These flowers are in one-sided racemes from leaf axils, which makes scullcap easier to identify. The aerial parts are best tinctured fresh when in full bloom.

    Scullcap, according to medical herbalist, David Hoffman, “… is perhaps the most relevant nervine available to us in the Western materia medica.”  It soothes nervous tension while strengthening the central nervous system and has a long history of use for petit mal seizures, sleepwalking, night terrors and insomnia.  It is also useful for nervous irritability, tension headaches, relieves PMS tension, and lessens the symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal. Herbalist, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, says, “Skullcap is a specific remedy for mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion caused by over-stimulation and the effects of long-term stress.”

    My personal encounters with scullcap have been most rewarding. Gathering it in and of itself is a blissful occupation. I have made and used fresh scullcap tincture for both myself (nervous exhaustion) and with clients. One scullcap success story resulted when a mother brought her 9-year-old son to me for a consultation regarding his bedwetting. Let’s call him Jimmy. Jimmy had been sleepwalking, bedwetting and having night terrors for as long as his parents could remember. They had recently adopted another child (from China) and were consumed with caring for this new family member with special needs and no longer wanted to be up in the middle of the night with Jimmy. Besides, they were genuinely frightened and concerned for his safety and wellbeing when they would find him walking around in the middle of night while completely asleep. Jimmy did not know what was happening and woke in the morning with no recall.  He was also diagnosed in school with ADD. I recommended scullcap tincture in the morning and evening along with some dietary changes (no wheat and dairy) and asked his mother to follow up with me in one month. At one month I tried contacting the mother but she never got back to me. A few months later I ran into them at a social gathering and asked how Jimmy was doing.

    “Oh, great!” She said, and went on to tell me about all the exciting things they had been up to.
    “Great!” I said, “ but what about the night terrors, sleepwalking and bedwetting?”
    “Oh!” She answered back, mildly surprised. “That is completely gone and he’s had no problems with that since.”
    What I realized was that she had simply gotten on with her life and not looked back. Then she told me that they had been unable to make any dietary changes, but that Jimmy had started to improve almost immediately with the scullcap. Amazing.

    On another occasion a friend of mine’s daughter called frantic with a 9-month old baby who wasn’t sleeping and woke hysterically crying every night and had a hard time getting back to sleep. This had been going on for 3 months. They had tried everything; more food to settle her stomach (maybe she was hungry?), different food, chamomile tea, homeopathic remedies, and they had ruled out teething and been checked out by the pediatrician. You know what worked? Scullcap, 5 drops of alcohol tincture up to 3 X a day. The beauty of scullcap is that it is a tonic that can be used long term and is not addicting.

    The other thing I learned from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory is that scullcap is a cooling bitter herb that calms the mind and restores the shen to the heart (Fire Element). In TCM the mind is seen as referring to the heart and in this context shen corresponds to mind and consciousness with the process of thinking being accomplished by the heart. One of the hearts main duties is to store the shen, which describes spirit, or the animating force of life. Shen has been translated from the Chinese as both “mind” and “spirit.” As the integrator of consciousness and perception, the shen unites the disparate aspects of the self. When the shen is restless for any reason, as we have seen in the examples above, scullcap has the amazing ability to restore the shen. We may call this restlessness nervous anxiety or nervous tension, but the nervous system is what carries the electrical impulses generated by the brain and heart.  Heart-Mind in TCM corresponds with the Fire Element and the Summer season. The benefits of Scullcap to reduce nervousness and treat insomnia by quieting the spirit or shen and helping it to stay centered in the heart cannot be over estimated. Summer is the perfect time to be introduced to scullcap in her season of bloom, so I invite you to bring her into your life in whatever manner you may choose and get to know her, for her gift is great. 


    When the heart is serene, pain seems negligible. – Inner Classic.


    Fresh Tincture Dosage: 30 drops (1 dropper full) 1:2 (75A:25W) 2-3 x a day
    Can also be tinctured fresh using Vodka in the folk tradition.

    References:
    Making Plant Medicine, Richo Cech, Horizon Herbs
    Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine, David Hoffmann, Healing Arts Press
    Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Botanologos Books
    The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions, J.T. Garrett, Bear & Co


    Learn more strategies for coming into harmony this summer season in Thea’s upcoming, work-at-your-own pace, online class at Wise Woman University, “Heal Your Heart: Summer & the Fire Element.”



  • Monday, June 29, 2015 1:09 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    A Tool for Compassionate Listening


    When I was introduced to the wise woman tradition, I was curious about he tenant of compassionate listening.  I appreciated the sentiment, but was not entirely sure how to practice it. I was clear on where the focus needed to lie. I knew that listening to myself, the plants, nature and others was the goal, yet I was not sure how to actualize this. Being conditioned in a culture that emphasizes talking, much more than listening, I was challenged to find ways to truly hear the call of life.


    As over two decades have passed, since my introduction to the wise woman tradition and to the invitation to listen more deeply, my experience of deep listening has evolved. I have increased my awareness of compassionate listening and find that this supports me as a human being on this planet, as well as a community herbalist. Listening to the plants, to my community and to myself has proven over and over to promote deep healing and nourishment.  Along my path, I have found several tools that have assisted me in listening. Listening is a tangible expression and skill I employ in my daily life.

    One of the tools that has assisted me is a model of compassionate communication developed by Marshal Rosenberg. I was introduced to this model while participating in a residential herbal/wise woman apprenticeship program. When I began learning this model, I immediately felt like I had found home. This model seems simple yet as I dance in the spiral that is my life and incorporate the tools of listening and self-empathy, I continually discover insights and new aspects of life that contribute to all my relations.  As part of the apprenticeship program that I now offer we learn and practice this model as we explore herbal wisdom and wise woman ways. Compassionate communication offers an intention that facilitates connecting deeply with the self, the green world as well as other people. The primary intention is a consciousness that facilitates connection to life in every given moment. 

    The aspect of this model that I encourage the women who study with me to focus on is that of self empathy or compassionate listening to themselves first and foremost.  I have found that the ability to closely listen to oneself, leads to compassionate listening to the natural world as well as other people. In these changing times I predict that there would be a radical shift if we each simply focused on self-empathy and listening closely to ourselves. Much of what happens in our daily interactions starts with how we have learned to relate to ourselves.

    The main goal of nonviolent communication is connection: whether we are talking about ourselves, nature or other people. This is contrary to the goal of the communication many of us have learned. Many of us have learned to blame ourselves, blame others or disconnect from nature as a way to distract from our feelings and needs. The basis of compassionate communication is to focus on feelings and needs.  Identifying our true feelings is a large part of this journey and one that requires patience and diligence. Because many of us are not even sure what our feelings and needs are, it takes commitment and a willingness to be uncomfortable at times.

    In the case of self-empathy we can notice an internal dialogue and any self-effacing messages. Life for example the weeks when I forget to take my trash out and the can is full, I tell myself how stupid I am to have forgotten once again. I can easily go down this road and continue giving myself a hard time. Of course this only leads to me feeling depressed every time I think about the trash.

    Now I can turn this around using compassionate communication. I do this by changing my internal dialogue to one that focuses on my feelings and needs. I use the self-effacing message as a red glad that I am not listening closely enough. As I listen more closely, I might say to myself: “I’m feeling disappointed that I forgot to take the trash out and my need for ease in the upcoming week is not met.” Here I can realize what my needs are, need for ease, and I can get my need met some other way. On one occasion when I forgot to take the trash out, I asked my neighbor if I could put a bag of trash in their can that week and they agreed. 

    Through this interaction I discovered that I could be creative and reduce my waste as well. Reducing my waste helps me to meet my need to contribute to the health of planet.  If I had kept beating myself up, I probably would have had an overflowing trash can and would not have embraced the opportunity to connect with my neighbor and to unfold a deeper need to contribute in other ways.  This is one simple example of many that have led me to deepen my relationship with myself, the plants, other people and the earth.

    Compassionate communication offers opportunities to cultivate relationships with others as well as ourselves that are life enhancing. The model developed by Marshall Rosenberg first invites us to make an observation that is judgment free: so in the case of my trash, I would say to myself, I notice that I forgot to take out the trash. Then I would notice what feelings came up: I felt disappointed and frustrated. Next I would identify the need: I want ease in my upcoming week, particularly in dealing with the waste that will accumulate. After I have offered myself empathy and/or understanding. I can choose whether an action is needed or if receiving understanding was the action. In the case of the trash I chose to make a request, which is the 4th part of compassionate communication (*the request is critical when dialoguing with others). I requested of myself that I ask for space in my neighbor’s trash can and that I conserve and try to create less waste. These things both brought life to the situation and turned it into something fun.

    Compassionate communication has offered me opportunities like these to enjoy my own life more fully as well as to enjoy connecting with others. At times when things do not seem resolvable and I feel hopeless, sticking to my feelings and needs has lead to connections that I could not have imagined. This is resonate with the goal of the Wise Woman Tradition, which holds health in the form of unimaginable transformations.  Taking the four steps identified above and applying them to interactions that occur in my daily life have revealed pearls in situations that seemed impossible.

    This model can also be used to promote health. Compassionately listening to our bodies and asking the wise woman questions of how can I be open to unimaginable transformations is a powerful way of saying how can I get my needs met. Many times our wise bodies can offer keen insights.

    Below is the four part model that was described in this article. Have fun and play with these questions in your life, see if you can find a few hidden treasures.

    Make an observation (without judgment,if there is judgement try to transform it into curiosity)

    Identify your feelings connected to the observation

    Identify your needs connected to the feeling

    Make a request of yourself or others (check to be sure you are making a request and not a demand)

     For more information about nonviolent communication visit http://www.cnvc.org/


     

    Linda Conroy is a bioregional, wise woman herbalist, educator,wildcrafter, permaculturist and an advocate for women's health.

    She is the proprietress of Moonwise Herbs and the founder of Wild Eats: a movement to encourage people and communities to incorporate whole and wild food into their daily lives. She is passionate about women's health and has been working with women for over 20 years in a wide variety of settings.

    Linda is a student of nonviolent communication and she has a masters degree in Social Work as well as Law and Social Policy. Linda has been offering hands on herbal programs and food education classes for well over a decade.

    She has completed two herbal apprenticeship programs, one of which was with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center and she has a certificate in Permaculture Design.

    Linda is a curious woman whose primary teachers are the plants; they never cease to instill a sense of awe and amazement.

    Her poetic friend Julene Tripp Weaver, eloquently describes Linda when she writes, "She listens to the bees, takes tips from the moon, and follows her heart."

    Listen to a thirty minute interview with mentor Linda Conroy

     

    Study with Linda Conroy from Home

    ~Empower Yourself with Herbal Medicine Making~
    ( Link to detailed description of Empower Yourself with Herbal Medicine Making )

    The goal of the course is to have participants become familiar with herbal medicine, to become comfortable incorporating herbs into daily life and to gain hands on experience making simple remedies at home.

  • Monday, June 15, 2015 3:34 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    New Moon in Gemini: Curiouser & Curiouser
    by Kathy Crabbe


    Proud to be me by k. crab

    Proud to be me by k. crab


    I’m really excited about this New Moon. It’s in Gemini for starters; a great place for explorers, visionaries, communicators, teachers. So let’s focus all our intentions this month on being guided and being guides; spiritual guides and spirit guides.


    As part of The 52 Project, a 52 week art journaling experiment I’m participating in (we’re in the 6th week) I’m painting a lefty-a-day (a non dominant hand drawing) and I’m freeing myself from focusing on the ‘biz of art’.


    So, what IS my focus? Yes, art, but what is my art trying to COMMUNICATE?

    Who am I? Who are you? Apart from your work, your interests, etc.


    I AM DIVINE. YOU ARE DIVINE.


    In the end, nothing else matters, right?


    I am allowing myself to be GUIDED for these 52 weeks and let me tell you, it ain’t easy, even as a professional creative soul guide.


    Gemini Moon isn’t necessarily about going too deep, that’s more Scorpionic territory, but it is about opening your mind and your spirit to the unexpected. Get CURIOUS! Break up your routine. Play!


    Sounds frivolous, you say? Maybe so, but play IS sacred. Letting loose joggles our cells around just enough to let the big stuff, the important stuff in, so when we’re ready, we can explore it in more depth.


    Today I’m heading out to wine-tasting with a bunch of Millenials in a limo including three Geminis so the Gemini pump will be primed for Tuesday’s New Moon. For a hoot, I’ll post pix on my Instagram at http://Instagram.com/LeftyCrab


    For a fabulous New Moon intention technique please click here and start your month off with a pop.


    Gemini Goddess by Kathy Crabbe

    Gemini New Moon Altar Suggestions from my Zodiac Goddess Playbook


    Gemini – The Twins
    Time of Year – Spring, Summer Solstice, May 21-June 21
    Quality – Mutable
    Element – Air
    Planetary Ruler – Mercury
    Anatomy – Arms, hands, lungs, respiratory/nervous system, shoulders
    Natural Sign of – 3rd House
    Color – Pale green, silver, yellow
    Gemstone – Agate, aquamarine, beryl
    Tarot Card – The Lovers
    Goddesses – Feng P’O P’O, Iris, Hina, Tatsuta Hime (The Wind)



    Gemini Meditation
    Lighten up that heavy load,
    Release your baggage centuries old,
    The philosopher within
    Wants to sing!


    Gemini Affirmations
    • I am adaptable and inventive
    • I am curious and on the move
    • I have a radically open mind
    • I am a dancing, rainbow spirit
    • I communicate well and teach that skill to others
    • I let go easily and quickly


    Find your Gemini wings
    – Seek the unexpected
    – Flood your senses with stimuli
    – Let your curiosity keep you on the move
    – Weave social networks
    – Juggle tasks and cross-pollinate ideas






    Kathy Crabbe is a Creative Soul Guide, artist, author and educator who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Kathy empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams through inspirational art, creative soul classes, intuitive readings and online resources infused with a rich background in the arts.

    Kathy's work has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, art fairs, magazine and books
    including the San Diego Women’s History Museum and the We’Moon Datebook. She has self-published several books, zines, oracle decks and e-courses and maintains a regularly updated blog, portfolio site and etsy shop.
     
    Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen's University and a Graphic Design & Illustration Diploma from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992.
     
    Kathy has been an educator and mentor for Laguna Outreach Community Artists, the Sawdust Art Festival, HGTV, Wise Woman University, and Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show. Currently she is teaching her Creative Soul Class at Yoga for Life Temecula, Inspire San Diego and Mt. San Jacinto College.

    Kathy received intuitive training from English psychic and channel, Adam Higgs and spiritual training from meditation teacher Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy). She studied yoga with Atma Khalsa and Amanollah Ghahraman, herbalism with Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive) and Therapeutic Touch with Joyce Fournier, RN.


    Kathy received her certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell's Crystal Academy and has been a lifelong student of astrology through private study and group sessions with Steven Forrest, Laura DesJardins and Jeffrey Wolf Green. Currently Kathy is studying Celtic Faerie Shamanism with Francesca De Grandis, author of
    Be A Goddess. Learn more here.

    Kathys 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




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