Sunday, November 23, 2008

Forward Movement! :-)

First, the posting of Ariadne's Wish (see below) is something I've been waiting for the right moment to do...and that moment has come.
And as for the CD - I've got the cover all put together. I'm mulling over estimates for getting it mass produced. I've got a premier concert date: December 13th! (to which I've sent out a gazillion emails and will prolly send out a few more, just to toot my own horn.) ;-)

In the grand scheme of things, they may not amount to much...but for me, they're huge. I don't do things with a lot of bells & whistles; I'm more of a behind ze scenes type of girl. That's what I get when my moon is in Virgo and I find myself following the turtle. (lol)

Forward Movement was actually my mantra for 2008.
Not sure if a lot of the movement I've done this year has actually been forward, so I'm keeping it with me for next year as well.

And as I release these Creations of mine out into the world, I make room for new Creations to be planted, and to germinate. I focus my attention on a book or three to write - and the time to begin is almost here. One more week to disconnect from the snare that distracted me at work, then I can settle most fully back into the depths, as Winter spreads her cloak over the earth - at least in the Northern Hemisphere... ;-)

~Ariadne's Wish~ a free-will participation event

One of my Net-friends came to me some time back with a wish to make some prayer bundles, to help realize some desires she was holding within her. Together, we considered making this a collective effort – a Big Collective Effort! I have been carrying that concept within me for roughly a year, waiting for the time to unveil it. I believe the time is finally NOW…

Ariadne is a woman/Goddess in the Greek pantheon. She gifted Theseus the yarn to trace his way through the labyrinth as he quested to slay the Minotaur. She was also torn between love, for Theseus, and duty, for her family. She became a weaver Goddess in the fine tradition of weaver Goddesses (i.e., Arachne); yet it her wish to follow her heart that jumps out from the tales about her.
Originally, I was going to call this “Arachne’s Wish,” and believed I had gotten my Greek Goddesses confused! But no, Ariadne insisted that this was to be Her wish – and now that I have carried her for a time in my life, I have come to agree with her.

Now, the nitty gritty…the vehicle for this endeavor will be the prayer bundle.
The prayer bundle comes from the Native American shamanic traditions. To make it, one takes a piece of cloth, about 2” x 2” square, places a pinch or two of tobacco in the center of the square, gathers the corners into the center (to form a miniature pouch or bag), and ties the corners together, so that the tobacco doesn’t slip out. As the bundle is created, one contemplates a wish to be made manifest in one’s life. Several of these prayer bundles can be made and tied together to form a string of wishes.
What came to me is the idea that one could actually write one’s wish on a small scrap of paper and place it into the bundle along with the tobacco. One can write several heart’s desires to incorporate into the bundles, or the same desire several times over.

This gathering of wishes can be done individually, or in a group. I know many groups will be meeting within the next several weeks; why not set some time apart to co-create bundles of heart’s desires and heartfelt wishes?
Once these bundles are created: hold onto them. Bless them. Sit with them in sacred space. If this is a group effort, pass the bundles around to each participant so s/he can impart energy to them. Then, come the time of Rebirthing (December 21st through Jan. 1st), burn the prayer bundles in a fire, perhaps along with a traditional Yule log. The action of burning the prayer bundles carries the wishes to the astral/etheric levels, where they can enter the world of dreams, to be activated and manifested back into the World of Form.

Why now? To summarize a lot of esoteric information: the planetary energies are becoming very favorable for Significant Manifestation of deep desires & dreams now. Old toxic energy has been cleared away; the slate is wiped clean and primed for the recording of new loving energy.

So, are you ready to join us in fulfilling Ariadne’s Wish?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

and on the sixth day...REVOLUTION!

For those who are in the esoteric and metaphysical frame of mind: yesterday and today were/are the dawning of the Sixth Day of the Mayan Calendar. For a quickie explanation of it, visit my friend Simone here:

For those who'd rather not jump right now, I'll simply say this: this is destined to be a time of Revolution. I can smell it. I may even partake in it.

This is a bold and daring move for me; usually I've been content to let the ways of the world work themselves out while I've focused on Deep Work. But now, especially in California, the Deep Work is arising into conscious awareness, and I have a few opinions on what's up, and how things can work out for the best.

The words are still a little shy, but I'm getting ever closer to unleashing them.
Soon enough, and all in the fullness of time.

At any rate, today I tromped around a very cool retreat site: Questhaven. (They're here at Pix will hopefully follow soon - yes, I've gone digital at last! Be afraid; be very afraid! (lol)

Tomorrow, I begin anew...