Category Archives: 5th Feminine Truth

Listening

Well. According to my records, the new moon begins tomorrow and I have this final day of month five to post my blog. Transformation continues. Just when I think I will get a respite from change, new information comes and rocks my world. This past month I received many, many messages from my past. Some made me smile, some cry, and all made me listen to my inner being. Last month, I was preparing to remain true to my feelings no matter what others may try to place upon me through expectation or judgment. It was a good lesson. If you have tried to be honest with yourself, it’s okay to reserve your own counsel no matter what the prevailing customs may deem appropriate. I am not important and my presence is not required. Still, seeing images of individuals from one’s past will churn up many feelings. What matters most is that those feelings are acknowledged. Across time there were significant interactions that helped mold who we were to become. Because I listened to others and myself, I am happy that I am still open to change and the inevitable learning outcomes of change.

Here’s hoping next month is a little easier. 🙂

Listening Woman Moon

We are entering the second rotation of the Medicine Wheel where we call on our human connections to help us with our journey on our Paths with Heart. This is the wheel of non-cardinal directions. The energies holding this wheel together come from our abilities to use our powers of observation and experience. It is through our diligent practice to learn new insights and information, to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize, that we may see the truth. We don’t want to have blindness because we have adopted some learned dogma. The shaman is continuously tweaking patterns of behavior so that new insights may be obtained. A shaman is not ritualistic except that she will be diligently aware of slipping into routine. That is her only ritualistic endeavor—to disrupt ritual, to continuously test reliable and accorded modes of thought and expression. Eventually, illusions become apparent. This is called facing the Smoking Mirror. This is something that you must want to do and intend to do to break free so that you are able to see the Crack between the Two Worlds.

On a personal note I have reached the learning curve  pinnacle of self-care through alimentation. Am now adopting new nourishment routines which still take lots of time. The upside: I feel really good–more flexible, resilient and emotionally positive! Also, no internal pain. Ho! 🙂

 

Listening in my Garden

Since my favorite spot in nature is literally my own backyard, I try to get out there as much as possible. My totems are the way that I am arranging the plants to create food and habitat. I have seen a couple of snakes and three different families of bees. My berry and ceanothus plants in full bloom are just humming. I try to get out in the morning before all of the natural world is wide awake and busy working. I have abandoned my gloves so that I may feel the dirt directly on my fingertips and really grab onto those tiny roots of unwanted specimens. It’s funny how when one invader is eradicated space is created for another to breed unfettered. I think I like who is showing up now, creating nice carpets on bare ground. Also, it’s fun to see how some of the experiments are becoming established. A vision from one’s mind’s eye a couple of years ago is now actually becoming real. I am taking pictures of the changes I see taking place but I am afraid that they aren’t really capturing the vividness of the moment.

Being a good listener this past week was great motivation to work and study on my self-expression. I managed to work on a piece that I have found daunting. I keep at it and so now I am able to see that I will finish it. Yeah!

I hope you have a wonderful and enlightening week, full of quiet conversation with your totems and allies.

Listening Woman by Jamie Sams

To all my sisters out there… Tonight is the full moon…dream on!

Listening Woman by Jamie Sams

Echoes of the Ancestors

Ride the Winds of Change,

Voices of the Creatures

Calling out my name.

Singing spirits on the breeze,

The crashing of waves to shore,

The pounding of Earth Mother’s heart

Teach me what to listen for.

In stillness, before dusk and dawn,

Hidden messages are set free.

Like the chants of my people,

Their rhythms speak to me.

My ears can hear this music,

And my heart can understand.

Clan Mother of Tiyoweh,

I am yours to command.

I listen for your whispers

On a course you will chart,

Searching for the still voice

That lives within my heart.

The Smoking Mirror

We are entering the second rotation of the Medicine Wheel where we call on our human connections to help us with our journey on our Paths with Heart. This is the wheel of non-cardinal directions. The energies holding this wheel together come from our abilities to use our powers of observation and experience. It is through our diligent practice to learn new insights and information, to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize, that we may see the truth. We don’t want to have blindness because we have adopted some learned dogma. The shaman is continuously tweaking patterns of behavior so that new insights may be obtained. A shaman is not ritualistic except that she will be diligently aware of slipping into routine. That is her only ritualistic endeavor—to disrupt ritual, to continuously test reliable and accorded modes of thought and expression. Eventually, illusions become apparent. This is called facing the Smoking Mirror. This is something that you must want to do and intend to do to break free so that you are able to see the Crack Between The Two Worlds.