I can honestly say that I don't always resonate with the full moon energy. In fact, I'll even say that most of the time, I don't. I usually feel tired, more than agitated and definitely moody. Instead of the howling wolf, I think I become more of the "werewolf"... not fun. But there are those rare occasions where I feel fully alive, magnetized and excited for the full moon.
Today, was one of those times. Maybe because it was a full moon that happened to fall on the Summer Solstice... I have a very strong feeling that was a HUGE part of it. Regardless of the "why", today was an exceptionally magickal day for me.
I felt a stirring... a calling if you will, to create some magick. To connect and really tune into aspects and messages from my inner Goddess that I was missing. So I tuned in. I got a lot. A whole lot. It was a little shadowy, it was a little more than uncomfortable but the energies were ripe under this moon to fully see those parts of me... To really have them illuminated to see without fear or judgement. I saw some raw parts in me that needed some love. I saw that there were places in me that needed some tending to. And it happened because I decided to pay attention. I mean, really pay attention.
And so I saw these parts in all of the raw and unloved state. And with all the love and acceptance I could muster... I scooped them up and allowed them to be not only placed under the moon in all of Her glory but to be dissolved in the sweetness of Her light.
I cried with the full understanding that no matter how far it is I feel I have gone, or how many tears I may shed over bits of moments like this, where self discovery can be a bit uncomfortable; it is sweet. It is sweet because I know that I have looked at, acknowledged and cared about a part of me that was hidden.
I gave it permission to come out and fully be illuminated. Transformed, by the light of Her moon.
It is generous, this life...
I love it all.
It's interesting how Goddess has been working in my life lately. I have been invited to frequently pause and "check in". My life has been on a plane of "to dos" lately and I can easily get caught up in the mundane and often necessary tasks of the world.
As we all must traverse on this plane of existence and our never ending "to dos", I'd like to think that I am still aware of the "more" around me.
There is more than what we see around us. It is that place where you see or feel something that cannot be explained. Or you just "know" something is about to happen but you can't explain what...
Well, that sort of living is what I'd like to think I'm pretty well versed at. And for the most part, I am. (most humbly stated... for the record) :)
But there are also those times when the mundane can take hold of me and sail me away across the abyss of the human construct.
Where I worry about what to worry about next...
Where the old stories love to creep back into my mind and try to attach to current situations,
Where I am just too busy with family and friends to stop and check in to the true knowing part of me. The part that transcends the mundane and loves to look past the illusion.
So as I have been going, going, going. I have noticed something...
Things tend to get a little quiet. Sort of like talking on the phone and the other end of the line goes quiet and you think the call dropped? You know that sort of quiet?
It makes you panic for a quick sec and say, "Hello? Hello?"
Well that's what's been happening in my world. Goddess has been training me that when all goes "Quiet", I need to stop and check in. Did the call drop? Am I even connected? More importantly...
Am I even listening?
And that's the point. Am I even listening.
Goddess works in the most delightful, mysterious ways in my life. And just as She does Her part... so must I.
I must always ensure that I am taking a moment to say, "hello". The great things is though...
She always answers.
In Her service,
With so much love,
Hello Beautiful People!!
I have some exciting news to share. It has been all over my Facebook page and other social medias. I am releasing my new meditation, "Illumination" on July 31, 2015.
There is a story behind this work and how this came to be. It's very special to my heart and such a strong testament as to how the Divine works in our lives.
I share this video with you with lots of love.
For a little bit of time now, I have been asking Goddess to show me my highest path, my highest course of action to take with my Life Work. I have meditated, journaled, gone "within" and even though I felt like I received answers, it wasn't the "Fullness" of what I was seeking. I wanted to be "Told" what it was that I was supposed to do with my life work. I should know by now that Goddess does NOT work that way.
Goddess will leave you clues, inspiration, insights, self discoveries and plenty of a-ha moments, but the real understanding comes when you piece it all together. YOU have to be the one to do the work because it is only then that you really "get-it". And as much as I would love to believe that I was listening, I didn't really get it... until recently.
Have you ever felt called to do something, get a HUGE insight about it, only to skirt around and find something else to do with your time? I call those "delightful distractors". I can come up with so many things to be distracted about... and I was doing just that! I found all sorts of things to keep me busy.
But here's the real truth... I was scared to own all of my power... all of what I know has been calling my soul. It seemed so profoundly HUGE, that I didn't feel up to the task. And truth be told, I was scared. I was triggered. I felt overwhelmed. So, I did what I knew best... I found something else to do... I found another "delightful distractor" to occupy my time. But no matter how hard I tried, the nudging and stirrings of my soul would not leave me alone.
I am so glad that it didn't.
This is my work.
The work is my joy.
My joy is my purpose.
My purpose is the song of my heart.
It is the song of my soul.
I am in deepest appreciation to Goddess for allowing me this time to grow and really see.
What is to come? Only Goddess truly knows the fulness of it.
I believe I am ready.
But only Goddess really knows if I am.
I am Hers in service to the Divine...
And I am splendidly happy.
So much love,
Being a girl from Sunny California, I never would have thought that I would be living in the Midwest. Moving to Oklahoma a few years ago was literally, a culture shock! My family and I adjusted the best we could but even after living there for 5 years, we still felt like we were "new" to the area. The home we have lived in was truly a magickal one. In fact, we called it our "Harry Potter" house. We lived only a quarter of a mile from a cemetery so there was always activity that we needed to either clear or welcome. I learned to put up shields faster than the Star Trek Voyager! I would also get "feelings" that we were going to be moving.
Goddess was speaking to me, ever so gently letting me know through channelings and dreams that our venture in Oklahoma was going to be ending and although I did not know the specifics, it was going to happen exactly when and how it should. For someone who has to plan things way in advance, it was a HUGE exercise in allowing, letting go and most importantly, TRUSTING that our highest good was manifesting. It was a lot of work... but this sort of work, I have learned, I do not shirk from because the benefits far outweigh the uneasy. So, towards the end of last year, we found out that we would be moving. And when Goddess calls you, you listen and MOVE!
Just over a month now, we relocated to Minnesota, the land of the lakes. It is beautiful here. There are lots of tree friends (as I like to call them) and beautiful landscapes. The vibe up here feels incredibly transformational! I feel like I can process through my blocks so much quicker and fluidly. The joy and blessings that have come to me and my family in such a short amount of time have been literally a gift from Goddess. The adjustment time has been a fraction of what it has been in times past when we have moved to a different place, way back when my husband was in the military. I am thankful for that.
So now here I am, writing to you and looking out my window at the beautiful snow flurries. I am where I am supposed to be. I not only know this, I feel this... which is most important to me.
Who knows how things will unfold here? What sort of adventures await us? All I know is that Goddess is guiding and I am listening.
Many blessings and inspiring opportunities to you,
P.S. Look who lives SO close to me now... My Goddess Sister, Flora Sage!
I read last night that one should not put off visiting the Dark Goddess. That if we make it a regular habit of visiting Her, it can be more of a peaceful, nurturing journey rather than a fearful, scary one.
The New Moon energies are ripe and inviting for the picking! It's time to go within and see what has been calling for attention. What delicious parts of you need exploration? What have you been putting off looking deeply and unequivocally at?
Being truly authentic and totally honest about what we see takes guts. It takes gumption. I love this time of the month. I have permission to be assisted by the cosmic energies to visit The Mother. My Dark Mother. The energies are working for me to easily access Her address.
With my labradorite in hand... shaped into a heart, interesting enough... I am ready. I am ready to see Her. To visit Her and to receive the mysteries that are mine.
I invite you to do the same.
I have learned something vitally important on my journey.
We need the dark as much as we do the light.
Love and delicious dark moon energies to you!
I had a dream one night... not too long ago, of a painting. In this painting there stood a woman. She was dressed in what I would call a bohemian look.
Her hair was in fabulous spunky dreadlocks, she was vibrant, colorful and full of magick. In my dream, I called this woman in the painting, "The Priestess". By the looks of her, you could tell... You could just tell that she danced to the beat of her own handmade drum. She wore the clothes and colors that spoke to her. She held her head in such a way, that she looked directly into the worlds eyes. On her wall, hung several masks. There weren't a lot. Only two. One mask looked like the happy mask... the sort of mask that one would put on to wear "the happy face". The other looked like a face that was reserved, poised and withholding. I noted to myself how she had hung these masks. She wasn't wearing them. They were now part of someplace that she had been, but not where she was going. I was immediately inspired by this "Priestess". She didn't need anyones permission to be her full, authentic self.
As I too am journeying in intending to always present my most authentic self, this dream came in a time where I was making a decision on what to offer in One Ascension. There is my Priestess side that hardly is represented as much as it should. I am changing this. It is time for me to encompass the fuller version of who Melanie is. I share this with you so that you too may share all of you. Present all of you for the world to be inspired by.
You are unique and hold your own beat within you to drum. I can't wait to see your dance!!!
I have been thinking a lot about the season of Spring lately. The symbolism of the egg, fertility and growth surround us in many ways. Like the Emerald Tablets with the powerful esoteric teaching: "As above, so below. As within, so without," We are seeing a divine mirror in this powerful energetic shifting.
What is taking place outwardly, is also taking place inwardly. Do you feel the shifts? I do. I feel like a rebirth is occurring. It leads me to really put myself in an energetic space that is in alignment with what I am ready to live... what I am worthy of.
We are all worthy of amazing things. Life is meant to be experienced with love and joy. We can learn just as easily with divine ease and joy. The old paradigm that we must suffer in order to learn is far outdated and not in resonance with the energy that is coming in. The School of Hard Knocks is receiving one less pupil. I am officially withdrawing my attendance there! How about you? Are you ready to receive the beauty and gifts that life is holding for you? Yes? Good!!!
A rebirthing of consciousness is taking place. We are ascending as we are letting go. We don't have to fall into the mass consciousness that in order to "gain" there must be "pain". No. This is over. The only pain that we go through is the one that we inflict on ourselves by believing that we are less than, unworthy, that we are incapable of tremendous things! Incredible things! We are divine beings, infinitely connected to Mother/Father God. The All That Is resides within each and every one of us. How do we manifest more of this magic in our lives if we resist our divine inherent identities?
Do you know who you are?
You are divine.
I see divinity all around me.
As within... so without.
So much love,
Spring is here in the north! O happy day!
The time to plant new ideas, seeds of intention, cleaning out stagnant winter energy and taking in the fresh, clean air is upon us.
Winter really felt like it took its toll. Energetically, for a lot of people that I talked to, deep rooted healing occurred. We gathered in the womb energy to gestate and reflect. Now, the days are brighter and getting longer. It's a time to rethink what you thought was once true for you. Take a look around you. Is there anything that is no longer working but that you are merely holding onto for nostalgic sake? Time to hug it once last time, and kiss it goodbye. We are in the time of freeing what is no longer working and welcoming in with loving arms, what does!
Take courage in these months to come to try out new things. Dare to venture where your soul is leading. It can be scary at times. But even with your knees knocking, you can do what your soul is pulling you to.
Remember: That in which you are seeking, is also seeking YOU!