In celebration of Independence Day I posed 3 questions to the Moon Mothers. What do you stand for? Who do you stand up for? Whose shoulders do you stand upon? Five brave woman chose to step up and make their answers public.
What do I stand for? Truth. I am a spiritual warrior for truth.
Who do you stand up for? Women and people of color. Until all are free, none are free.
Whose shoulders do you stand upon? Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Tamara Trejo, Julia Tindall, Peter McKenna, Louisa Frost, Sallie Knerr, Cherrie Cooper, Lisa Cooper, Robyn Hamilton, Jan King, George Merkert.
That is a long list, I know. These people have given me vision, courage, forgiveness, welcome, support and adventure. Without several of them, I would not be alive. Without others, I wouldn’t understand. All of them have brought greater love into my life.
I find myself with opportunities to standup and examine my truth and some times I don’t even know what my truth is.
I stand for love and happiness, but that sounds trite and cliche. There is so much more I could do. Becoming aware of my own unconscious bias seems a small step.
If I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors, I would be upholding ignorance. The seeds of change are rooted in my children; they teach me so much about injustices and why it matters. I stand for peace and equality.
I stand for giving space for others to embrace and explore their true self. I stand for empowering people of all ages to be their authentic self. I stand for children learning to be part of their Village. I stand for the Golden Rule.
Who do I stand for? Animals and children. That child that is bullied or pressured by their peer because they’re different and unique. Teaching and modeling how to stand up for each other, creatures and animals of all sizes. Teaching young ones to care for all living things. I stand up for Mother Earth.
Whose shoulders do I stand upon? My mentors shoulders have held me up. Friends and former bosses have witnessed my growth in life along with my career and shown me how to empower others. The new teachers who are learning their own style. My mentors have each created space for me to do what I do, shine brightly. They modeled how to shine as my authentic self and to trust that most people are doing their best.
I stand for all my family members, my heritage and our traditions & values which must be carried-on as our bloodline continues.
I stand up for those that need to understand their inherent value is equal to all others. No matter size, shape, race, sex or color you come into this world with, you are valuable and important.
“Within the Ocean there are countless Individual waves. These waves rise & fall all the time, day in and day out. While each wave is unique in many ways from the others they all arise from the same ocean. They are all unique, beautiful & they are each equal in value to the others”
I stand upon the shoulders of: •my dear & close Friends who provide me with alternative view points, offer insights and show that they value my opinions and feelings. •my parents who I believe did a hell of a good job raising me and have become invaluable as they continue to hold a safe space allowing me to share and bare my soul without concern of any Ridicule or closed minded negative Reaction.
I stand for Mother Earth; Protecting our ground water and oceans from pollution, creating natural sacred space and the resurrection of the divine feminine Goddess.
I stand up for Workers; independent small farmers, young entrepreneurs, small local businesses and artists making their way in the world. I do this by providing space for them to sell their products and purchasing their wares.
I stand upon the shoulders of Grant Walters. No one has ever in my life treated me nicer than he does. I also stand upon the shoulders of my brave great~grandmother Nora Selston. She was eight months pregnant when she embarked on a sea voyage to America to make a better life for her family. She gave birth to my grandmother on the ship in route to the new land. I never met her, but her fierce DNA resides in me.
It’s always good to know where you stand.
I have a three questions for you. What do you stand for? Who do you standup for? Who’s shoulders do you stand upon? Good questions to ponder this Independence Day Full Moon. In circle we’ve honestly answered these questions out loud many times and our personal answers change from year to year as we grow and change. Being witnessed as we speak our truths is so powerful, it brings strength to our personal knowingness and convictions to our action.
We will not gather on July 4th full moon, but your voice can still be heard by a broader audience. I’ll post your answers on our blog along with your picture. Now more than ever it’s time for us to show up with a fiercely peaceful messages of the divine feminine.
Your input is very important to me and will strengthen our tribe. Here’s a link for your response email
Sonya Jason is hosting a Zoom full moon ceremony, Saturday July 4th. 5:30pm to 7pm
Take good care of yourself.
If you’ve felt a slowing of energy in the last few days, it’s perfectly natural. Sensitive souls feel Mother Earth’s Solstice pause, as she slowly turns on her axis to begin the journey to Winter Solstice.
Summer Solstice 2020 was widely observed on Saturday June 20th, but in actuality, the Solstice pause began Friday June 19th and lasted for 4 days. Today was the first day we’ve experienced one less minute of daylight.
On Saturday, in celebration of the official Summer Solstice, I converted the nursery greenhouse into a prayer~flag art studio. The first two people to arrive were young men. This was the first time I’ve ever accepted the masculine into a Moon Mothers event. It was beautiful! I loved witnessing the divine masculine stitch gratitude and healing intentions into their prayer flag creations.
Over the last few days, I have not been compelled to do my normal busy plant care at the nursery. I can’t help but simply bask in the incredible silent beauty of the bright summer flower blossoms and healthy green leaves. In those still moments of communing with the plants… I feel true contentment in knowing that I’m in alignment with the rhythm of Mother Earth.
You’re invited to Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday June 20th 11am to 3pm
Moon Mothers Nursery
401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay Harbor
This creative celebration of high summer will span 4 hours, so we will not all be together at the same time. We will practice covid precaution by being outside and social distancing, hence the 4 hour time span. Come anytime between 11am & 3pm. Individually we will create a prayer flag and weave it onto new strand that will unite our tribe in prayers for our country and the world.
Last week I made a double sided demonstration sign and stood with hundreds of Coastsiders in a peaceful demonstration of Black Lives Matter to protest George Floyd’s murder. Also, I painted a BLM rock for our labyrinth before the full moon ceremony.
Now, it’s time to create messages of peace and healing that will silently speak tranquility.
All prayer flag materials will be provided. Your welcome to bring your own needle and thread if your compelled to embroider your flag or stitch the edges.
Looking forward to creating and stringing prayer~peace flags with you on Summer Solstice.
P.S. We will not gather on July 4th full Moon.
Cloaked in a long black hooded cape and holding a crescent moon shaped sickle, she is to be revered, not feared or confused with the Grim Reaper. Hecate, the dark Goddess of wisdom and intuition, is a way shower. She stands silently at the crossroads of life, holding two torches to light both directions, to assist one in seeing through illusions and proceed down the right path. Her spirit is strongest at midnight and twilight, when the veil between the worlds are the thinnest. She stood at the gate of Hades, alerting Persephone’s mother of her whereabouts. She is a helper and will assist all that call upon her.
After sheltering in place for two full moons and gathering remotely via Zoom, I felt a strong desire to gather the women in person for the June full moon ceremony. I had a feeling of boldness and fear. My intuition informed me that it would be alright. As circle leader, I needed to be cautious and gathering in person might be reckless. At this crossroads decision time, my intuitive spirit of Hecate informed me it was time to reunite the women in person. I send out the invitation with cautionary guidelines.
On the full moon, the helpers showed up. Unannounced, Ginni (Fire Goddess) showed up early to create a strong fire. Kellie showed up to lead the drum rhythm and Hecate invoking chant. Five other brave ladies arrived and we cast our divine circle. Heeding scientific health guidelines we gathered outside, wore masks, held silk scarves to connect our circle and there was plenty of hand sanitizer. Adding this foreign health protocol we proceeded down the path of traditional Moon Mother ceremony ritual. As we walked the labyrinth, chanting the Hecate invocation to a steady drum beat we found clarity in this historic crucial decision time.
Be well and enjoy summer.
You’re invited to full moon ceremony at the Nursery. Yes, we will physically gather in person this month. Of course we will practice covid precaution by being outside and not hold hands (social distancing)
Don your mask and take yourself on a mystical date under the June full moon.
Friday, June 5th 8pm ~ Full Moon Ceremony
Moon Mothers Nursery 401 Prospect Way
Half Moon Bay Harbor
Dedicated to Hecate
Greek Goddess of Magic.
She stands bearing light at the dark crossroads of life.
On this night we will invoke the clarity of Hecate. Through walking labyrinth meditation, drumming and ancient ritual, we will keenly connect to the wisdom of Hecate.
Please bring, blanket, drum, rattle or some kind of rhythm maker.
I feel that it is wise to limit this gathering to 12 ladies. Please RSVP soon via email or text 650-303-5515 As normal there will be a Expression of Appreciation donation box (suggested $20 to $50)
Looking forward to seeing you.
You’re invited to New Moon Drum Circle
via Zoom Friday May 22nd. 7:30pm
Dedicated to Healing our Planet
Facilitated by Drum Priestess DiOnne
This month for the New Moon in Gemini ♊️ DiOnne will be drumming the sound of a Lone Wolf, broadcasting live and loud, from Moon Mother’s Nursery.
Drawn to the wisdom of our ancestors who used the drum as a sacred instrument, We will join together via Zoom to invoke healing for Mother Earth and all Her beings. Come with your prayers in celebration of Mother Earth’s majesty and the New Moon in Gemini.If you’ve never used Zoom before, it’s super easy! You can log on from your computer or smart phone. You don’t have to join Zoom to join a meeting, but you may have to download a bit of software or an app.
To join the meeting, just click on this link: Zoom Meeting Link If you use link you shouldn’t need a password. To avoid any confusion here’s the password. 832645 and the meeting number is 843 3877 5517
Gather your drum, rattle or other rhythm maker and join us on the New Moon Friday May 22nd 7:30pm
One of the best things about our Zoom full moon ceremony is that Moon Mothers from hundreds of miles away, were able to join us.
It was a wonderful surprise when Heather logged in from Maine. She moved away a few years ago and we missed her dearly. She was sitting outside, lit by candle and moon light. We began out gathering at 7:30pm pacific time, a half hour before sunset and the moon was still below the horizon. It was 10:30pm on the East Coast. She panned the camera to show us mother moon in all her super full moon brilliance. It was a lovely little time travel.
On this night we dedicated our ceremony to the Goddess Ixchell, Mayan Medicine woman. read more about Ixchell Our healing medicine work had begun days before our full moon cyber circle; When each Moon Mother foraged for the perfect stick, branch or root for the armature of her Wisdom Wand. I love how our creative tribe thinks out of the box. Caroline chose a root and Shannan choose a sinuous willow branch. The invocation fabrics were just as creative, Heather used pieces of her wedding dress and Lorna used pieces of her hippy blouse from the 1970s, Danielle used flower vines from her sacred garden and Kimberly ( who doesn’t live on the coast) used seashells from her visit to Half Moon Bay.
During our time together we finished our wands. We wound our armatures with fabric and string as we recited healing words, that raised our collective energy and sent a message of well being to the universal mind. We all spoke at the same time creating a cacophony of healing sound. Interesting how one voice would rise with clear strength and then fade back into the many, then another would ring with clarity. Our unrehearsed words wove together into a symphony of the highest vibration of a healed planet, gratitude and personal power. Our voices rang out, on line, across the planet and into the universal Goddess field.
Our wands hold the power of intention, created in high personal and collective vibrational energy. Below are a few pictures of the Wisdom Wand Talismans we created.
Below is a video of our closing song, sung by Danielle Kane.
We Moon Mothers will always find a way to gather and celebrate the divine feminine.
If your inclined to create your own wisdom wand here’s a link to an instructional video I created. Wisdom Wand video
You are invited Women’s Full moon ceremony
via Zoom Thursday May 7th. 7:30pm
Dedicated to Goddess Ixchell, Mayan medicine woman
On this night, we will finish our new 2020 Wisdom Wands. Please begin making your wisdom wand before joining the Zoom circle. Here’s a link to an instructional video I created to help you begin your wisdom wand. Video Link
Goddess Ixchell is a wise medicine woman, midwife and weaver. In her honor we will weave our healing vibrations into a Wisdom Wand talisman and connect with the universal field that is birthing a healthy planet of vitality and cooperation. Your wisdom wand will hold your personal power essence and you will connect in gratitude for the new healthy, peaceful chapter our planet is experiencing.
As good world citizens, we are complying with all efforts to stop the virus by not physically gathering in our traditional full moon ceremonial circle. Instead, I invite you join me in a Zoom call to continue our sisterhood of celebrating the divine feminine and embodying a goddess archetype. If you’ve never used Zoom before, it’s super easy! You can log on from your computer or smart phone. You don’t have to join Zoom to join a meeting, but you may have to download a bit of software or an app.
To join the meeting, just click on this link: Join Zoom Meeting
Try clicking on it sometime before full moon (like now), to make sure you’re up and running with Zoom. You should get a message that says “waiting for host to start meeting”.
If you have any technical problems let me know before Wednesday. Looking forward to remotely seeing you all and finishing our wisdom wands together.
Here’s a link to a beautiful video Mother Earth is breathing.
You are invited to Earth Day Drum Circle
via Zoom Wednesday April 22nd. 7:30pm
Dedicated to Healing our Planet
Facilitated by Drum Priestess DiOnne
On this New Moon in Taurus, we will come together via Zoom, to focus healing energy vibrations by way of drumming. Drawn to the wisdom of our ancestors who used the drum as a sacred instrument, We will join together at this critical moment of history to invoke healing for Mother Earth and all Her beings. Come with your prayers and celebration of Mother Earth’s majesty. We will gather from our safe and sacred homes to drum our prayers for healing.
DiOnne will be drawing an animal spirit guide card for Mother Earth, If you want a personalized animal spirit guide card drawn for you, contact DiOnne before Wednesday morning. DiOnne’s email
If you’ve never used Zoom before, it’s super easy! You can log on from your computer or smart phone. You don’t have to join Zoom to join a meeting, but you may have to download a bit of software or an app.
To join the meeting, just click on this link: Join Zoom Meeting
Try clicking on it sometime before Earth Day (like now), to make sure you’re up and running with Zoom. You should get a message that says “waiting for host to start meeting”.
Gather your drum, rattle or other rhythm maker and join us On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd. 7:30pm