Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I'll tell you what's on the altar, at the moment, so you can tell what the individual pieces are in the photo. On the far left is a statue of Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. He's holding a couple of calendula flowers and has a little string of prayer flags that Ember (age 7) made for him. Beside him is a gourd & in front of him is a carved box for burning incense. To the right is a bottle of Ganga Water, holy water from the headwaters of the Ganges river. Next is a little enamel fire box with a dragon on it - I keep matches in it. Then comes an exquisite porcelain statue of Quan Yin seated on an elephant. In front of Quan Yin is the Blessing Bowl - made of alabaster and painted with henna. Beside her is the candle & a wonderful root that someone gifted us with. One the far left is a statue of the triple goddess, Brigid & a small round mirror at her feet to symbolize her sacred well.
So, if you ever want to ask us to put a message for you in our Blessing Bowl, now you have an idea of the setting!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
In a ceremonial counsel of encouragement and support, we will summon, name, and claim the wealth of our experience, our resources, and our best intentions. We will drum up the passions to fuel our potent midlife transition and chant for the persistence to maintain it. Our gathering will culminate with a Royal Coronation Ceremony wherein we will crown ourselves our own power and authority.
Turn your midlife crisis into your Crowning Achievement! The Queen is the earthly ruler of all Her domains. Preeminent, She is capable, accomplished, assured, respected, and in charge. Passionate and compassionate, She is an active woman of the world. The scope of Her natural abilities is vast and Her influence enormous. The Queen accepts and initiates personal response-ability for circumstances and conditions in ever-expanding circles. The chief dispenser of order, measure, justice, and right relationship in all realms, Her rule is informed by Her keen cosmic perspective as well as the heart-felt promptings of Her own intuition. She reigns supreme by virtue of Her great virtue. Today, just as the accumulative damage to our Earth is reaching a perilous point of no return and our entire natural and cultural environment is in the throes of dangerous disconnection and dis-ease, we Women of a Certain Age are called upon to ascend the throne of conscious and conscientious leadership and exercise our special Queenly powers to redeem and transform ourselves, our society and our planet.
Long live the queens! May we rule in a peaceful world!* As for age. If you feel like you are on the cusp of becoming the Queen of Your Self, then you are! We Queens have visions to create, projects to develop, communities to organize, a country to run, and a planet ot protect.