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Rosemary Medicine Calling

A few days ago I was led to put rosemary in our ceremonial crystal grid. Throughout circle I kept rubbing and smelling the sprig I saved for myself. Since then, I find myself doing the same thing, smelling the rosemary… over and over.

So I thought I should stop and ask why. What is rosemary trying to tell me? Sometimes we call on the medicine of an herb or other plant. Sometimes they call us. And clearly Lady Rosemary is calling me today.

Of course, my logical mind wants to “go look it up” and “see what the people that know think”. But as I took another sniff I heard her say, why don’t you ask me.

Well, duh! The first thing she reminded me was that when we call on a medicine, be it plant or animal, we call to all of them. Because they are one. The second thing she reminds me is when we, you and I, smell or enjoy a plant, in a way that opens our heart; we send love to that plant. The plants actually feel us loving them. And their sense of purpose is impassioned. So, as I took another deep inhale of her magical essence; I smile because I know I am connecting to all the Rosemarys around the world and that they can feel my love!!!

With the next inhale, I find myself fully in the moment. Rosemary’s essence helps us to be more present, more in the moment. We know that is where the magic lives, in the moment. We all know that Rosemary is well known for bringing clarity, but this seems a little deeper, more profound clarity of the moment of being present.

And as I keep breathing in her goodness, I feel my nervous system slowing down, my breath becoming a little slower, and I feel more relaxed. I notice that my Third Eye seems a little more clear, more attuned.

Suddenly I feel my roots shooting down into the earth, down into Pacha Mama and find myself feeling deeply grounded and centered. My crown opens and I feel the light from above and below beginning to flow through me.

With the next inhale, she tells me that plant medicines are evolving, as we do, as the Mother does. That the medicine needed in this powerful time is a little deeper and offers more transformational energies to those who are open and searching.

She also tells me that they, the plants and the animals, love to work with us individually. She explains more, that the medicine she brings to each person can be more specifically attuned to the person, provided that we are open and curious. We tune out that attunement when we are stuck in thinking we already know what she offers.

She reminds us to approach all of creation with a beginners mind. To be open to all the possibilities, knowing there are things we can’t even yet imagine possible. She encourages us to approach each other with that same beginners mind, the place of “I don’t know but I want to”. Being open to all that is possible. All that wants to be present with us in this moment.

I hope that during this time of transformation, you will take time to go outside and connect. Connect with the Mother! Connect with her many amazing kingdoms! And connect with Rosemary, see if she helps you to feel more present and open.

I’d love to hear how you experience her.

Sending you all my Love!

Autumn Singing Deer

Crystal & Plant Grid

Message from White Buffalo Calf Woman to the Earth Goddess

Be in flow with Gaia, attend to the seasons to optimize your ability to flow with the twists and turns of life. Nurture your inner world as you would a garden, from the seeds being planted in the dark, to the seedlings that begin to peek through. Know that you are in harmony with the Great Mother, know that your connection to her anchors your dreams into her reality, into her matrix.

Your dreams feed the dreams of the collective and are anchoring in the changes that you dream of as light workers. You are co-creating the New Earth. Your dreams are becoming manifest. Focus your attention on the areas of growth and change. Feed the seeds that you wish to flourish. Allow the seedlings of fear, envy, greed to parish by attending to where you put your focus, your attention, your energy.

Spend time within to prepare for the seeds of new growth. Connect deeply to the Mothers Matrix and anchor your dreams. Plant your seeds. Create. Become. Be the Goddess of the Earth that you already are.

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Pink Full Moon Blessing from Pacha Mama, Mama Killa, Blue Star & Me

As we open to the transformational energies that are being ushered in, the beautiful pink full moon reminds us to release what no longer serves. Reminding us that letting go is followed by a filling up.

Last night Mama Killa, our beautiful moon, was full; drawing us near, filling us with awe and wonder.  A symphony of crickets, frogs, hoots, pups and the crackle of the fire provided a healing, cleansing, upgrading melody from Pacha Mama, Mother Earth. A Light Language song from a Blue Star came through to add to the magic.

So, if you feel called, settle in, allow the sounds to carry you inward and be open to revelation, insight and the Love that is always closer than close.

With Munay and Gratitude,

Autumn

Ease and Grace?

Ease and Grace?

Sitting outside, connecting with Pacha Mama, on this 60 degree February morning, marveling at the first glimpses of spring starting to peek out. When a crow caught my attention, cawing, as if to say transformation is at hand. My first thought was Great Spirit let it be with ease and grace please!  And I immediately heard… Why don’t you just choose the easier way, just let go and trust.

Wow! Right? What if I just take the next step that is in front of me? Rather than trying to find another way. Or worrying about “what ifs”. Or concerning myself with how that person might feel or what might happen there. What if I /we just trusted; trusted our self, trusted Spirit.

What if the ease and grace comes from our decisions, our choices. Choosing to stay connected, choosing to follow the nudging and synchronicities. Choosing to let go of things that are not good for us, the people, situations, past hurts, resentments…. Maybe the struggle, the suffering, the confusion comes from trying to figure it all out. From the need to “know”.

Today the crow came to say trust; trust that part of you that is divine, that part that is connected to All That Is. With a beginners mind, take the next step presented and trust. Instead of asking for Ease and Grace, let’s give our selves the freedom to live in ease and grace. Isn’t that who we really are?

Much Munay!

Autumn & My Crow Friend

Gentleness and Grace

My attempt at putting my beloved Stag Spirit Animal on paper.
My attempt at putting my beloved Stag Spirit Animal on paper.

Deer Medicine

What magnifican creatures! Deer captures our attention with its beauty and grace. And the mighty stag is a symbol of the heart and is often used to represent the Goddess. When deer comes into our life they remind us to sink deep into who we really are, at our heart… that place of innocence, deep love and grace. They remind us to live in equanimity, in balance. And to spend time in meditation, facing into the depth.

Deer are one of the most adaptable mammals; they live on all but one continent and in every climate. Flexibility, adaptability is at the core of our spiritual path. To find Spirit in each moment we have to be willing to let go of every thing we think we know; to look again with wonder and curiosity. Deer medicine assists us in our ability to go with the flow. Call in Deer is you feel your getting stuck in a rut or struggling with change.

The gentleness, innocence and grace of the deer mystify many. Deer reminds us to offer gentleness and grace to others and ourselves. As we do our personal work, the work of looking within, facing our shadow, embracing our own Divinity; we must approach our selves with gentleness, compassion and grace. This stance allows us to embrace all of ourselves, even our shadow parts. Bringing us more into fullness and freedom.

Antlers are symbolic of antennae; connecting to higher realms and symbolize Higher Wisdom. Reminding us to pay attention to inner feelings, intuitions. Stags shed their antlers  every year; symbolizing new perspectives and gentle growth. The antlers grow from behind the eye, further strengthening the message to pay attention to inner sight.

Our ancestors included deer in their stories and myths to represent new beginnings. Call Deer to help usher in new phases with innocence, gentleness and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering Wisdom from the Hawk

A beautiful October day, the leaves are changing colors, it’s the perfect temperature, warm breeze in the air. There is silence everywhere, even amidst all the noise. The water from the sprinkler bringing beautiful birds, chirping joyfully, as they take a quick bath.

I looked up to admire the amazing art work of the creator and in a near by tree was the most beautiful hawk. She was amazing, she looked me in the eye and then flew off. Her wings were stripped at the edges and must have stretched out 4 feet. She didn’t even need to flap, she just seemed to glide though the trees and disappeared.

I caught myself thinking, where’s your nest? I felt her say why do you need to know where my nest is? To which I quiet smirkily replied, so I can connect with you better. She in all her wisdom said “that’s what you’re mind needs, all your soul needs us to connect with me right now to take a deep breath and feel my presence. Feel that there is no separation, only the separation your mind creates. Your mind wants to understand and see and look and have a place to go. Your spirit doesn’t need that.”

So I took a deep breath and connected with that amazing creature. I felt her power, her confidence, her certainty. And perhaps more importantly, I felt the unity. She knows and remembers, always, that she is an intricate part of creation. That she isn’t separate. That the same amazingly powerful creative force that created her, is also in her, actually is her. Just like it is who we really are at our core, beyond all the stories of the mind.

That amazing creature had come to remind me, remind us, that we can stop and take a deep breath, let go of all the thoughts and be right here, right now, in this moment. Leaning into, sensing, looking for that unity, that non-duality. There is no separation. Feel it. Allow yourself to be That.

Right now as I’m writing this and remembering the experience, reliving it, feeling connecting again to that magnificent hawk. Then the thoughts come back. “You can’t write this on your blog. Are you crazy?” And for a moment I lost that unity, that connection. Then I remembered. Oh crazy ego, you really don’t get it do you? Being vulnerable is what makes us human, allows us to have deeper connections. Vulnerability is the cost of Freedom. And isn’t it worth it!!

All we have to do is remembered with our heart. Take a deep breath, again, and connect, feel who we really are.

Much Munay! (Much Love!)
Autumn and Pablo

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How to Use Your Wand or Rattle

I am often asked “how do I use my wand?”. Here are a few ideas.

Mediate with your wand/rattle; allow the energies of the wand/rattle to join with you.

Infuse a particular intention or goal into the wand/rattle and allow it to aid you in your journey.

Wear your mini-wand to aid your journey throughout the day and bring needed enlightened energies into your relationships, projects or endeavors.

Use your wand or rattle to remove negative energies from the etheric field; just set your intention and run the wand/rattle around your body .

Guide your wand or rattle to send healing energies into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fields.
Place your wand or rattle on your alter to anchor your spiritual aspirations.

Allow your wand or rattle to become part of your spiritual experience, helping to anchor & amplify spiritual growth, trust and love.

Take your rattle to a fire or drum circle and allow the rattle’s sound and energy to assist in building sacred space.

Allow your wand/rattle to assist you in grounding and connecting with Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).

These are but of few of the ways you can use your wand or rattle. Remember there is no wrong way, let your intuition and imagination guide you and your wand/rattle on your journey ‘there’.

Much Love!

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Perfection; Wisdom from a Confederate Rose

It’s a grey cloudy windy day; threats of the thunder storms and tornadoes, somehow the world seems a little busier, and a little more chaotic. And yet when I came home and I came out to see the most magnificent beautiful pink Confederate Rose. I stopped for a moment, taking a deep breath and just noticing how beautiful it is and all its perfection.

Standing there, in the midst of all this yucky day is perfection; reminding me that there is always, always perfection to be found. Even when things feel hard, when everything is just not quite right, when things are chaotic and changing, when people don’t act right, when we don’t think right, shoot when we don’t act right in the midst of all of that is perfection, everywhere, in each moment. We just take a deep enough breath to be present, to notice the perfection. It’s everywhere. It’s in the beautiful pink Confederate Rose standing up and outstretched in my front yard. It’s in our four-legged friends eyes when we come home from work. It’s in the smile of a little child, full of innocence and joy. It’s in the smell in the wind; the smell that says rain is coming. It’s in the feelings that are evoked by all these beautiful things. It’s in the laughter, it’s in the connections. It’s in the Love. Everywhere we look, no matter what.

Take a deep breath and become fully present. We can see, feel and we can experience the perfection. In fact, we can sense and if we are willing, fully step into that perfection.

I am perfection. You are. We all are, perfection. At the core of who we are, beyond all the stories in our heads, we are that perfection; perfection having a human experience.

And in that humanness, when we forget about the perfection, all we need do is breathe deeply, bring out attention to this moment and look, listen, feel and be the perfection. It’s that simple and yet difficult to master. And isn’t that even perfect?

Now back to my garden. Much Love!

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Thought I’d share a pic of the perfect confederate rose.
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Cardinal Wisdom

On this clear, cool, beautiful fall morning, listening to and watching the birds forage for a morning snack. A pair of cardinals honor me with their presence.

Cardinals often bring a big message, one that most of us need to hear, myself included. A message of balance. Balance in our masculine and feminine parts, no matter what sex we are. Balance in work and play. Balance in responsibilities.

Being balanced is one of cardinals greater strengths. Both make and female share the role of incubating the eggs, which is unusual in the bird kingdom. They are always near their mate. And the female sings just as beautifully as her male counterpart. Again unusual.

The cardinals song also reminds us to listen closely. To listen for the messages from spirit in the ordinary moments; for that is where the magic is.

The cardinal stays year round, in it’s home. Reminding us to be flexible, steady and grounded during times of change. As the seasons change, so do we. Cardinal reminds us to sway with the winds of change, like a deeply rooted tree; stay balanced, and listen to the song of spirit.

What an amazing creation we are a part of! So grateful for Pacha Mama for all the splendor she gives us! And to the creator for being so creative! Now off to listen a little more deeply.

Much Munay!
Autumn & Pablo

PS: Malachite is an excellent stone to help with maintaining balance. See Malachite Healing wands at Journey There Wands. 

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Random Musing After Meditation with Gia Cards and Pablo

I am love
Love is what I am
Love is who I am
Love is how I am

At my deepest core, at yours too, is higher consciousness, all that is. The ocean that is  full of individual drops, but together can not be separated. Love, the purpose for our time here. Love, the driving force of the big bang 13.7 billion years ago. Love the force that can, will bring heaven to earth. Love the force that will always be, can not not exist. That is who we are….

Just take a deep breath and contemplate that….melt down into your heart space, feel that love. Love that longs for change and growth. Love that wants to experience ALL of humanities experiences. Love that does not judge, condemn or dismiss. Yet, Love that doesn’t accept less than our best…..

Because Love knows what is best for us, what is best for the world, is for us to live from this deep place of pure love. To strive to create the life we dream of. To not allow ourselves to become stuck playing small, because we are spirit, it is not about us, it’s about all of creation (including us).

Where do we start? By trusting our hearts. Following it’s guidance, listening for its wisdom in all we do. For that whole hearted sensing into what is right, what love is calling for, is what will and is changing the world.

Remember… We are Love! Love is who we are. Love is how we are. Love is what we are. We are Love. Will I choose to be Love today? Will you?

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