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6 Full Moon Rituals - The Goddess Circle. Full Moon Charging The illumination of the Full Moon is a time of recharging and restoring energy to crystals and magical tools which can be extended to you as well.

6 Full Moon Rituals - The Goddess Circle

Take some time to soak up the replenishing and invigorating energies of the moonlight taking into you the cleansing flow that comes. This is a time of renewal and release the things that have been blocking your energy. Picture the Full Moon light loving through you and clearing you of these energies leaving you glowing and free. How to Hold Space for Yourself. Most people would say they are good at supporting their friends and family, but why are we so bad at being there for ourselves?

How to Hold Space for Yourself

When my second eldest daughter was a few months old, she developed colic. She would wake every night, crying for several hours, utterly inconsolable. Nothing I did helped her, not breastfeeding, holding her, rocking her, or my attempts to soothe her. Sometimes her cries pierced me so deeply I felt like giving up and leaving her alone. I felt so powerless. Though it was difficult, my daughter taught me something vital and precious. In learning to hold space for her, I learned to hold space for myself. The Ascent of Woman 1 Civilisation - BBC Documentary 2015. The Ascent of Woman. A HISTORY OF THE THEORY OF PRENATAL ATTACHMENT. The Last of the Granny Witches. We are a peculiar breed.

The Last of the Granny Witches

Our roots grow deeper than the cedars, and yet we don’t know precisely where or who it is that we grew from. We are a mystery as old as these hills themselves, and it doesn’t take much figuring to know that we are enigmas of intentional design and destiny. God knows our names. We are not Northerners — damn Yankees, the men folks’ Confederate influence called them — and this we know without a doubt.

I myself was always preened into believing I was a Southern child, born out of notions of gallantry and romance, but the fact is, I ain’t a low country belle and I’ve never picked a shred of cotton or been to a debutante ball. We are not peaches. And these mountain women before us were not delicate flowers or distressed coquettes. I Long for Deep Conversation - The Goddess Circle. I long for rich conversations between beings.

I Long for Deep Conversation - The Goddess Circle

The timeless intimate inner journeys that walk all the pathways of your ageless soul and dive deep into the caverns of your heart. Where there is no need to hide who you are or what your truth is, for in stepping from the shadows there is freedom not fear. Where in breaking the chains of silence that were once familiar and throwing open the doors of the self we are embraced fully without the confines upon which we have placed, by ourselves and others. I long for those that can read the language written on the walls of my heart and speak the song of spirit, beyond the superficial phrases and masks so often seamlessly blended into our daily lives. To open the door to the places that no one else knows; far beyond flesh and blood to the place my spirit sleeps. Beings who have a deep resonance with spirit and heart that swims deep in my naked soul and leaves one blissful and unafraid in this state of bare surrender. Ara Photo: Tomasz Alen Kopera.

Sanctuary: Relax, Breathe and Let Go. Into your Full Potential. You are more than you think.

Into your Full Potential

Feel your feet on the earth, feel earth as a living being, and allow the strength that comes from that. There is this strength in you that is natural, aligned, and beautiful. It is filled with your life energy. Every moment comes from the whole of who are, in connection with the bigger whole. It is true to everything there is. Remember, as you step into your full potential, you give others permission to step into theirs. The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real. One of the hardest experiences a daughter can have in a mother/daughter relationship is seeing that your mother is unconsciously invested in your smallness.

The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real

For women in this predicament, it’s truly heart-wrenching to see that, out of her own wounding, the person who gave birth to you unconsciously sees your empowerment as her own loss. Ultimately, it’s not personal but a very real tragedy of our patriarchal culture that tells women they are “less than.” We all desire to be real, to be seen accurately, to be recognized, and to be loved for who we really are in our full authenticity. This is a human need. Ereshkigal: A New Look at an Old Goddess. Discovers the selfChatred, worthlessness, hostility, "ain, and rage that she had avoided feeling andknowing, until now ' ' the blinders dro" away'& (hus, !

Ereshkigal: A New Look at an Old Goddess

Reshkigal$s hatred is actually Inanna$s selfChatred "ro)ected onto another' As ha""ens+ most of us tend to "ro)ect our own "roblematic traits onto other "eo"le so we can feel free to )udge and dislike those traits without feeling shame'However, I think ! Reshkigal is more than the sum of our disavowed selves, the nasty bits we don$t want to admit to, and I also think the "ro)ection goes both ways' I believe ! Reshkigal re"resents a wisdom that Inanna lacks, the ability to see the world as it truly is' (his ca"acity for clear unwavering sight is a common theme in stories about goddesses and witches6women of "ower' Sylvia rinton 2erera says that such a woman teaches other women how to see, %not whatmight be good or bad, but what e#ists before )udgment'& wants  I-i%, p. +2.+ Perera, lo'.