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Intention and Dreams

The full moon has arrived as well as the alignment principle for this month: Grow Your Dreams With Impeccable Intention.

During the new moon I told you about my incredible good fortune to come upon a beautiful community in Uruguay. Another of my dreams was to take this opportunity to work on my White Bear Medicine Shield workbook that I have been drafting and planning for a number of years. I thought that going to a foreign land would rid me of the many distractions that interrupt me at home. I wanted to use the time here wisely and productively.

Well, embarking on one’s Path With Heart that includes a dramatic degree of change will almost certainly cause distracting and unanticipated digressions. Such is the nature of a learning curve. There have been moments when I thought that working on my project just wasn’t going to happen.

However, with the advent of meeting intelligent new friends came inspiration and hope. Although fatigue is a symptom of the many processes of change, the intention and determination to realize this dream of work began to materialize.

I am happy to report that work has begun and for the first time, I truly feel as though I am on the correct path. I feel as though I am working on a painting. Each day brings a new problem to resolve. I meditate on a resolution that will resonate with my deepest self and then the answer arises from the natural world all around me thanks to All My Relations. I focus and apply the best of my abilities to the task, and, so far, have been happy with the results.

The only thing that remains is stamina so I will make sure that I eat well, rest well, and exercise well. Ho! May it be so!

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.

Full Moon Meditation

Indigenous wisdom provides teachings of a woman’s power time. The lessons show that one of her post powerful times of creativity coincides with her menses. Even if women are past the age of bleeding, Grandmother Moon offers an opportunity to see the creative force of power by reflecting it back when she is full. The full moon cycle includes the days preceding and following the full moon.

I usually ask my students to set this time aside to meditate on something that they wish to pull into their lives. Offering a fully realized visual image which includes how you will gift others when what you have achieved becomes material is a beautiful way to acknowledge your interconnection with All Our Relations, as well as honor the third feminine truth, All Paths Are One.

Full Moon Mantra

The seventh alignment principle: Unconditional Love is a Balance of Strength & Compassion.

Wow! These past two weeks of the full moon cycle have seen me recuperating from a knee injury that came upon me unaware. When I was a child, my right leg turned out and my parents, thinking they were helping me, put me in a brace. When I was in my late 20s, I started to have problems with my right hip. I went to a Sikh chiropractor who worked in Beverly Hills. He immediately knew what had happened to me as a child and had special footwear made for me to put me back in balance. My leg began to untwist and I felt much, much better.

I found it fascinating that because I had felt disappointments recently, I had placed myself in an internalized, self-deprecating “loop”. The right side of me, which is the part of me that steps out into the world didn’t feel as though I could support myself. I couldn’t “stand” it and therefore, made myself incapacitated. When my knee finally gave out (and, boy, did it ever!) I had to chuckle at the conundrum I had placed on my health. I knew with absolute certainty that I needed to disrupt the messages playing inside my head. I sat down and began the following mantra:

I am strong, I am powerful, I am healthy, I am beautiful, and I am good enough.

Immediately, I felt a healing energy flood throughout my entire body. It was amazing and I knew that I would be on a quick road to recovery.

I recently read an article with Caroline Myss where she stated that whenever we know intuitively that something is going on with us and we choose to dismiss it or ignore it, we are not acting with integrity toward ourselves. I have really taken this to heart now, especially since I have experienced a lot of what life has chosen to send my way. I want to be strong and vibrant for many years to come. So I continue to repeat this mantra (or versions of it) everyday, forever disrupting the harsh things that I may say to myself and replacing them with kind and loving reminders of the power inside of me.

Trust What You “See”

I am frequently confounded by my inability to trust myself. Partly, I remind my students that women (and the unseen feminine power) battle an almost continuous stream of negative messages invalidating worth. The feminine is nearly always depicted as “less than” and in opposition to the rational and demonstrative (masculine) power.

Intuition, introspection, creativity, and inter-relational, non-linear dynamics must be reaffirmed almost daily among young women on the path to personal power.

For indigenous wisdom, the power of dreaming and visions contributed symbolic signs from nature that amplified awareness not only for individuals, but for the community. The first feminine truth, “Everything Is Born of Woman” sets the foundation for Balance as a whole. 

This week I ask all of my readers to practice the alignment principle after this fourth full moon and begin to trust what you “see” when you have entered into the silence to ask the natural world to provide the answers you seek. Trust your intuition, your introspection, your ability to intentionally project that which you desire to make you a better human being. This practice can only make you stronger.