Fierce Feminine

“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely” 
~Ntozake Shange

“The dakini is a messenger of emptiness and also appears in dreams to guide the meditator, and she might appear in real life as a woman with certain wisdom qualities. The dakini is a force of truth: wherever we cling, she cuts; whatever we think we can hide, she reveals.” ~Sapchu Rinpoche

“Another important aspect of the dakini’s feminine energy is how they cut through notions of pure and impure, clean and unclean, what you should do and shouldn’t do. They break open the shell of those conventional structures into an embrace of life in which all experience is seen as sacred.” ~Lama Tsultrim Allione

#wild
#wisdom
#sacredfeminine
#dakini

Art: Dancing Dakini, Nepal, 14th century; LACMA

Card Draw for Aquarius Moon Cycle

Divination for the collective
drawn on January 21.

Raven – creation, magic, illumination
Bear – healing, divinity, invulnerability

Choose the card that calls to you. What word or words come up for you? What qualities of that animal do you possess?

The word that came up for me was cunning. This describes both Bear and Raven – although they express cunning quite differently.

Meditate or journey and ask what wisdom that animal holds that will help you navigate this month.

#intuitive
#guidance
#divination
#wisdom

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Cards Animal Spirits Knowledge Deck
Images painted by Susan Seddon Boulet.

La Loba

Photo by Holly Kuchera

‘La Loba, the old one, The One Who Knows, is within us.
She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women,
the ancient and vital Wild Woman. The La Loba story
describes her home as that place in time where
the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet
– the place where her mind and her instincts mingle,
where a woman’s deep life funds her mundane life.
It is the point where the I and the Thou kiss,
the place where women run with the wolves.’

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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#sacredfeminine
#LaLoba
#wild

#spirit
#howl

Elemental Dreaming: Moon Wisdom

Image by Katsiaryna Naliuka

Please join me Thursday December 15th for a FREE Wild Feminine Path event.

We will focus on connecting with the ancient wisdom of Grandma Moon.

I will guide you into DreamSpace in the shamanic style where we will chillax and commune with the waning last quarter moon. It’s a wonderful way to drop in, get yin and embrace the beauty of this season.

What wild and sacred wisdom does Grandma Moon want to share with us?.

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Elemental Dreaming with Grandma Moon
Free Zoom Event
Thursday December 15th, 2022
6 PM Mountain (8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific)

Link to Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5722488733?pwd=WmErMWt5TnhxMCt4NFZFUUJlaWtyQT09

Meeting ID: 572 248 8733
Passcode: V2cRf1

Can’t attend live? No worries. This event will be recorded.
Simply email me to receive a link to the recording.

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I will no longer whisper my prayers in secret 
for fear of being called a wild-eyed witch.
Look for me in the forest, 

howling at the moon.
~NancyL

Wisdom Unlocked

The small man
Builds cages for everyone
He knows.
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.

~Hafiz

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translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Creative Commons image

I Am

I am the moon goddess casting a silver net over this night

I am the brooding black raven asleep in the dark wood

I am the dreamer and the fox who guards the dreamer

I am the windswept plain where lost dreams can be found

I am the bone songs of my ancestors playing on the wind

I am the heart of the ancient sycamore crumbling into dust

I am green leaves capturing rays of sunlight as they fall

I am the lone crane, standing watch near the shore

I am the jumping salmon crane silently waits for

I am the dance of flickering flame consuming it all

I am Phoenix reborn from the ash of what came before.

~NancyL

Painting: Moon Woman and the Serpent:
Gifts of the Dark by NancyL