Are we Really connecting With What’s Real? Solitude.

Even when we take time to be in solitude, we can still be avoiding going too deep. I noticed in my own solitude practice that I can be skimming the surface of being with myself, I commune with nature, with the sounds in the forest, with the thoughts of being in solitude, but not crack the shield I build around my heart or even ask myself the questions that will bring tears and breakdown/breakthrough.

So I ask today, when was the last time you (and I) stood in complete vulnerability towards the one who hurts inside? When was the last time we cradled that hurt and did not wrap it in an illusion of ‘time alone’?

Full Moon in Scorpio. Love Her or Leave Her.

Full Moon in Scorpio – May 10, 2017

Well, my loves, here is a moon to reckon with!

Scorpio leads into some dark, heady waters, where we can either drown or swim and come out reborn.

I’m not saying any of this lightly, as this powerful moon is here to teach about life, death, re-birth, magic and the synergy of our sexual natures. She is intense, the Queen of the occult – that which is hidden.

While I usually work with the moon as an equal, this month I will respectfully bow to her and offer my submission to her wisdom and strength.

Have you been feeling a strain in the back of your head, or your neck and shoulders in general, a heaviness of mood and encountering obstacles? These manifestations of the pressure preceding this moon are temporary and can be navigated by connecting to friends and loved ones who are light-bearers and optimists.

Do drink of Scorpio Moon’s sensual darkness and ponder what lessons she has under her moody cloak.

Scorpio rules the Underworld, mystery, and is ruled herself by Pluto, a very irregular and puzzling planet.

Scorpio would rather sting itself to death than yield to a predator. Hmmm, sounds oddly familiar, what with this being my sign and several planets also in Scorpio. She prefers to control her own destiny, keeping secrets and many of her vulnerabilities under wraps. She is Kali, a protective mother figure, hope, creation and destruction all wrapped up in one.

We can learn and draw from this Scorpio Moon, and make particular magic for realizing our dreams. The moon appears full when it is on the far side of the earth, and it is when we release the intentions we set under the New Moon.

Using tools that align with the full moon phase and Scorpio, such as black and white candles, perhaps a snake skin you have found, a moonstone crystal, a drum for evoking the energy of the Underworld, we can tap into why we may feel full of emotion at this time. Scorpio will highlight the unknown within us, what is hidden?

 

In a state of gratitude and wonder, write down a list of what you would like to discover about yourself and some things that perhaps you have kept secret, and would like to explore. Scorpio moon will challenge you to be your most authentic self! Is there something you would like do that will rock your world and you have been afraid to begin? This is the time for opening to new energy!

Pleasure, courage, vulnerability, surprise, emotions…all on the table with Scorpio Full Moon!

Kali is an exacting mistress, demanding your attention. Be kind to yourself, while you swim in the dark river of your own mystery. Shed your old skin and delight in your newness.

There is no going back with this moon, we are either stepping into the new or stagnating in the old. The choice is ours. Be brave, my loves, and with the dark goddess at your side, embark on a new adventure!

Her hips are swaying, she is dancing with all that breaks convention and she invites you to join her.

Namaste.

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Love is…

 

Love is not about falling.

It is about rising to the vibration of the heart, where the mind cannot enter, and we recognize each other as we were on the Other Side. Devoid of mind, ego, expectation and judgement, love flourishes and we progress on our soul purpose.

Love in its ecstatic form cannot tarnish.

We mix up practicalities of life with the purpose of love. Love is our core frequency, it is not what we receive from another, we already are that, love serves its purpose when it helps us to remember our true nature as light beings.

As soon as we see the love reflected in another as something they give us, and begin to expect (ego and mind engage) we lose that spark of connection that jolted us awake when we first met our mirror.

Exercise for love partners: Sit comfortably facing each other and gaze into each others eyes, sinking deep. Stay until what you know of them dissolves and you see only their beauty, their soul, the whole universe. Allow room for tears and feelings of expanding into the cosmos. Re-connect. Namaste.

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A Love Poem to Mist-Covered Mountains. {Listen}

You pull me into your mystery—

Your cool, damp, pine-needle-littered oasis.

 The secret of your mountain top revealed,

Only if I dare to tread there.

With bears, and wolves, and mountain lions.

 

I long to lie down in your mossy softness—

To breathe the wind that blows through your branches,

Where raindrops fall to drench my thirst…

 

For silence,

For beauty,

For scattered, bone-warming sunshine,

For unraveling secrets that haunt my being,

I can let my tears flow deep into your earthen bosom.

The Earth, my Mother, cradles me here.

Restore me, gentle spirit—

It is here that I call home.

 


 

Dare to Awaken the Tempest of the Temptress. Via Krystal Rose.

 

“Dare to awaken the tempest of the temptress my dear sister. Let the milk and honey drip down your thighs and let yourself remember. Much like the sacred prostitute- the temptress and seductress has been tainted- demonized- and reduced to the vision of the home wrecker. I mourn for this sooo much- as the temptress and seductress within are our vitality as women. They are they milk and honey of this Earth- but we have forgotten. We have forgotten the temptation of nourishment of the breast- how seduced we were by our mother’s softness and sensuality. We deny the temptation that is exuded by our very blood- the scent that draws the men to their knees and whispers their true name when we ovulate. We no longer remember the strength of our shaking hips- more powerful than any promise of the tyrants- when we would quake like the Earth and the men would throw their swords on the ground and make love instead of war. We forget the women who saved their people by using her natural, divine, state of WOMAN to seduce the enemy away to his untimely death. We forget the seduction of The Earth herself- how sensual her waters are, how erotic her fires are- how erect her trees stand in their potency, the gasp of air upon orgasm. We have forgotten that sensuality is innocent and pure- as well as dark and deep! I attribute this to our privilege. In other lands, the temptress and seductress are still worshiped and honored in their truth. In some she is abhorred and raped still- and so she contains attributes of darkness and anger. However- she is pure. Just as the first goddess Lilith- the temptress remembers her truth and is unashamed of her power. She arrives at Eden knowing all of the wild creature’s names already- for she FEELS them. She is the wild- she is the one who cannot be tamed. She demands to be loved without being captured. When she is trapped- she seeks to destroy, to hurt- but this is not her true nature. Every day I hope and pray that each woman awakens the tempest of the temptress within her- that she ravishes the life she lives and kisses the dirtiest parts of her own soul!!! For loving the temptress, the very Shakti vitality that makes being a woman so, utterly worth it.” ~ @ Krystal Rose