As keepers of the ancient tradition of gathering on full moon to honor the divine feminine, we carried on in a fashion that would have amazed our ancestral grandmothers.
We good world citizens, separately gathered together via Zoom (video conferencing).
This was our first ever remote gathering. We dedicated our ceremony to Maat; Egyptian Goddess of balance and justice.
The fear, sadness, and anxiety from the pandemic is permeating humanity and weighing like boulders on our hearts. To walk through this world with a heavy heart is an injustice, but so is this virus.
Last night we engaged in modern ritual to lighten our hearts and bring balance to our lives, even if it was just for a while.
Before our Zoom gathering, each woman created a personal altar dedicated to healing the world.
Then we wrote about all the heaviness in her heart. Symbolic of letting go, the pages of sorrow were burned. Then; time to tune into the Zoom meeting.
I wasn’t sure if we should jump right into circle speak or keep with the tradition of opening ceremony. The wise Moon Mothers chose to begin with a modified opening ritual. The familiar words helped me settle in this foreign way of holding circle. We were miles apart from each other, but I could feel them settle too.
One of the best ways to balance a heavy heart is through laughter. This always worked well in past circles, when we dedicated our ceremony to Maat. I was ready for some giggles. When we got to circle speak (joke time) it wasn’t easy to laugh. A few chuckles but no deep belly laughs. Shannan stepped up and led a yoga laughing practice. That did prime the pump to start the laughing flow. Positive stories of planet healing were told and it brought peace and hope to our circle. In closing, Danielle led us in our traditional closing song.
I look forward to easy belly laughs without the aid of wine, although it is 4 20 all month.
You’re invited to a Cyber Full Moon Ceremony
Tuesday April 7th 7pm.
Dedicated to Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of balance.
As good world citizens, we are complying with all efforts to stop the virus by not physically gathering in our traditional full moon ceremony. Instead, I invite you join me in a Zoom call to continue our sisterhood of celebrating the divine feminine and embodying a goddess archetype.
On this full moon I invite you to set up your personal altar with the intention of balance and healing for the world. If possible put a feather and candle on your altar.
Our intention is to bring balance into our lives by letting go of our burdens and engaging in humor.
Once you have set up your altar, write down the heaviest burdens you carry at this time. Once you’ve written all your worried heart burdens, burn that piece of paper as a symbol of letting the heaviness go.
Please do this personal part of the ceremony, before our zoom call begins at 7pm.
During our cyber circle speak time, we will each share our favorite joke.
Maat, Goddess of justice and balance, hails from the Egyptian pantheon. According to mythology she is the gate-keeper who appears at the end ones life. With an ostrich feather in her hair, she stands sturdy and forthright holding a scale to weigh your heart. If your heart is heavier than the feather you must reincarnate as human to learn the lessons of a balanced life. It’s an injustice to walk through your life with a heavy heart.
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: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/571942075
Try clicking on it sometime before full moon (like now, even), 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 Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing you all on our first ever remote gathering.
There was a time when I would have been accused of being a heretic for my work. My truest calling is to resurrect the belief in Goddess. Her many names, and miracles almost forgotten for two thousand years. The “new” patriarchal belief of the divine, buried her legendary power for centuries. The ancient people got it right; when they observed the births of Spring and conceived the idea that it must be the work of Divine Mother Goddess. Goddess is the fertile seed from which all new creation springs from.
Long before the “Lord Father God” belief, humans understood God to be Mother. Have you ever witnessed a miracle? You have if you have ever held a new born baby, witnessed a plant sprout from dirt, or had your breath taken away by art. Creation is a miracle. Be it a baby, art piece, invention, or a business, to create is divine.
The concept of ONE supreme spirit is a lot to comprehend. Ancient people divided the “ALL” into comprehendible archetypes giving each a different name and power possession. The belief of Lord Father God in heaven, separates women from the divine by gender and place. Ladies, I am telling you that God is Goddess inasmuch as your vagina is as vital as man’s penis. She is not a holy ghost, that lives in heaven, she is you. She is that part of you that goes out into the world and makes a living. That part of you that relishes the cool river water and soft grass below your bare feet. That part of you that creates beauty. That part of you that plants hard dormant seeds knowing that beautiful new life will spring fourth. That all knowing intuitive part that leads you to circles of women. Have you ever felt serious and anxious and suddenly broke into laughter? That’s your Goddess self reeling you back into balance. You are Goddess inasmuch as I am Goddess. There is only one Divine. We are all Divine, creating & dormant, loving & fighting, thriving & struggling simultaneously, we are One… Every living being is connected by an invisible thread vibrating at high, medium and low frequencies tethered together as ONE. We are feminine and masculine, Goddess and God, human and divine, separated only by domination.
Below are some images from our Full Moon Ceremony that was dedicated to Ostara Celtic Goddess of Spring.
We have three Spring Equinox Events coming up, visit EVENTS PAGE for details. Hope you can join us.
You’re invited Women’s Full Moon Ceremony
Dedicated to Ostara, Celtic Goddess of Spring
Monday, March 9th 6:30pm
Please bring a scarf or light piece of fabric for the Spring dance. Everything else will be provided.
In honor of Ostara (Celtic Goddess of fertility and rebirth), we will embody the spirit of Ostara through dance, art and writing. We will began our dance as a fertile seed, germinating deep within Mother Earth. Then sprout into a swirling array of energy symbolic of our dreams manifested. Then return to rest and soak in our embodiment.
This new ancient ritual will strengthen your manifesting energy.
Expression of appreciation $20 ~ $50 donation
RSVP by email or text 650-303-5515
“Feels like I am standing in front of a fresh blank canvas with clean brushes and every color of fine paint, inspired to create a new work of art. With a large brush stroke, I begin with indigo, the color of intuition; I paint a circle. In this circle, is a life of ease, creativity, abundance and like minded Utopian Women. The concept is clear, the smaller details will take shape as I walk through the threshold of this new decade.”
I wrote the above statement in my news letter on New Year’s Day. Now I have walked through the threshold of 2020 and my vague vision is crystalizing into the reality of Utopia in the Greenhouse. Last weekend we held a painting class and Spiral Muse Band concert, both events were fantastical.
Technically it’s still winter, but the Greenhouse is blooming with creativity and plans for a lot more soul soothing events.
Here are links for two upcoming circles.
Hope you can join us.
My Spirt is Young and energetic.
My Soul is ancient and infinite.
Spirit, the performer.
Soul, the witness.
Spirit, happy in the doing.
Soul, content in being.
Spirit, creates the painting.
Soul, inspires the image.
Sprit stands before the blank canvas with paint brush in hand,
Soul informs the right hue and brush stroke.
Spirit writes and writes so many words.
Soul edits to the essence.
Spirit walks onto the dance floor and begins to move.
Soul becomes one with the music with fluid movements.
Spirit cooks a delicious meal.
Soul delights in the smell and taste.
Spirit is swift.
Soul is compassion.
Spirit says, let’s go on an adventure and create something magnificent.
Soul says, we are warm and content, don’t move, just breath.
Sprit says, let’s have a party and celebrate.
Soul says, let’s dive deep and meditate.
Spirit says, the colors of the sunrise are so pretty I’ll get my camera.
Soul says, be still, and marvel.
Many years ago, I gave Spirit too much voice; always creating and seeking satisfaction, rarely knowing contentment.
Seeking satiation I retreated from the world and gave Soul a stronger voice. In that time of “Being” I experienced too many dreams unrealized.
Spirit and Soul hold the same weight; they sit perfectly balanced on the scale of justice. One feather breath more from either and alignment tips.
With stable strength they guide me in living a balanced life. They reside within my body, providing a life force nutritional batter.
When I feel the oneness of both folded together in perfect consistency life is a piece of cake.
By Tamara Trejo
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
By John O’Donohue
Happy first year of a New Decade.
After a long winter rest, I feel my energy returning. The thought of a new decade feels like I am standing in front of a fresh blank canvas with clean brushes and every color of fine paint, inspired to create a new work of art. With a large brush stroke, I begin with indigo, the color of intuition; I paint a circle. In this circle, is a life of ease, creativity, abundance and like minded Utopian Women. The concept is clear, the smaller details will take shape as I walk through the threshold of this new decade.
Our first gathering of the new decade will be on full moon, I hope you can join us.
January 2019 New Year Gatherings
Emerging Space Greenhouse
at Moon Mothers Nursery
401 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay Harbor
Full Moon Ceremony
Friday January 10th 4:30pm
Spirit~Quest Collage Circle
Saturday January 18th 10:30am ~1pm
Full Moon Ceremony
Friday January 10th 4:30pm
In this gathering, we will enjoy our annual year-in-review slide~show. We will dive deep into manifesting and strengthening our magnetic attraction to our dreams, in this new year of infinite potential. Bring your journal, drum and two blankets.
Please RSVP email or text 650-303-5515
Spirit~Quest Collage Circle
Saturday January 18th 10:30am ~ 1pm
“What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream?
“What would you ask if you knew you could have anything?”
To celebrate this new year of infinite potential, we will gather to create a Spirit-Quest Collage. The richness of 2020 will be revealed. Your creation will give voice to vague whisperings and expand them into clear focus. With Sage wisdom, you will intuitively create a treasure map of divine direction. It will be a visual guide to the abundance that is your birthright. This creation will become a power source of faith throughout the year. It will show you where to focus your energy. It will provide confidence to proceed on the path of your dreams with ease and grace through darkness and storms. This Spirit-Quest Collage will hold tomorrow’s gifts that await you.
What magnificence awaits you in 2020?
What will empower you to rise to your highest calling?
What will make your spirit soar?
What actions will best soothe your soul?
What will bring you the most joy?
What new pleasures, adventures and skills will you discover in this new year?
The universe has placed so many new prizes just out of your sight. In this gathering we will listen to the silent megaphone of the Goddess and create a visual looking-glass, a Collage of knowingness. $40 includes all supplies RSVP
2020 is such an excellent number. Perfect vision is 2020. May your vision for living your best life will be as clear as hindsight.
I look forward to welcoming you in circle at our sacred Emerging Space Greenhouse.
Alone, with hundreds of plants I closed our sacred nursery for the year. In silent ritual I sprinkled tiny grass seeds on the greenhouse lawn giving thanks to the living carpet that has supported so many divine circles this year. Cutting back the last spent greenery on the hydrangeas and peonies, felt like bathing my babies before putting them to bed. Tucking the wee ones close together to keep them warm and secure from wind and cold I silently said, “time to rest dear little plants. Thank you for shining so brightly for our guests, you filled our sacred space with oxygen, beauty, and peace. Your work is done for the year. Let the limited sun light energy seep into your core and roots to sustain you in this time of rest.”
Lightly I stepped outside, closed the outer gate and exhaled deeply as I turned the key to lock. My work at the Nursery was done for this year. To tell the truth, being the custodian of that sacred land is a lot of hard physical work and I love it. Moon Mothers Nursery inspires me to create beauty. It is a sanctuary for Healing Art teachers to facilitate unique art circles. It’s home to an elusive garter snake, beautiful red fox and lots of birds. As I drove home I imagined the animals having a solstice party while the humans are away.
As I write this blog entry I feel a new sense of place, my home. The place of my comfortable bed, sweet husband and two purring cats. Like the plants at the nursery I’ll send my energy to my roots as I prepare my home to receive my family and real close friends. Mindful of the natural slow rhythm of this time of the year, I will rest a lot.
Hope you all do too.
She lived in a Gratitude Museum
Free from normalness
Nurtured by creativity
Bending and stretching everyday
She heard Grandmother’s emphatic whisper,
“Its time to expand. Open the unexplored door.”
Boldly she stepped through the threshold
Into a land of creative genius.
Clearly seeing with excellent peripheral vision
Knowing in an instant
A power source, of arousing luminescence and sorcery
Elusive mirage, get closer it moves away
Wielding the power of laser focus
Following creative impulses
Sacred geometry, emerged into old world art.
Landscape of the divine.
Image and Poem by Tamara Trejo