31 December 2015

Walking through Your Fear and Emerging Courageous

In walking through our fear,
we discover
that the strength of our fright was out of sync with reality.
 
 
The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain static. Their relative intensity does not change. Fear, on the other hand, self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyses you into inaction.

30 December 2015

Honouring Brighid through Her Sacred Fires of Healing and Transformation

On Saturday, 6th February 2016 The Goddess House will be hosting a special event in honour of Brighid, the triple formed Celtic Goddess, Druidress and Saint, whose sacred day is 1st February.  While more commonly associated with spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Brighid's fiery aspect, relating to her inspirational, creative and transforming fires that we will be focusing on during this half day workshop.

Fire is one of the agents needed in the alchemical process that is reflected in the very landscape of this southern land as many native plants need fire in order to transform, to germinate.  Therefore, from drawing inspiration from the land we reside in, the goal is to transform (or at least obtain the keys to enable us to do this) via the fires of Brighid.
 

17 December 2015

Serving your Community - Giving the Gift of You

As a priestess following a spiritual path, part of my role involves "service" - not only to the Gods for whom I perceive myself to be an earthly representative of, but also to the community around me.  the word "service" and indeed "community" often conjures up numerous interpretations and indeed not everyone perceives "service" as a community obligation (more often than not, "service" is a personal manner between the individual and the Gods of their own chose).  Yet, it is this "community service" that led me to host the first public Full Moon Gathering at Grange Beach in 2004.
 
In the following article, Madisyn Taylor explores what it means to "be of service" in a wider sense in that it is an action that enables us to be "a good citizen of the planet earth".

12 December 2015

Letting go of Perfection

Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection
and aspire for imperfection instead.
 
It is good to remember that one of our goals in life is to not be perfect. We often lose track of this aspiration. When we make mistakes, we think that we are failing or not measuring up.  But if life is about experimenting, experiencing, and learning, then to be imperfect is a prerequisite. Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperfection instead.
 
This does not mean that we do not strive to be our best. We simply accept that there is no such thing as perfection—especially in life.

10 December 2015

Taming the Monkey Mind

We all have the endless chattering and noise in our head often referred to as the monkey mind.
 
It has been called the monkey mind – the endless chattering in your head as you jump in your mind from thought to thought while you daydream, analyze your relationships, or worry over the future. Eventually, you start to feel like your thoughts are spinning in circles and you are left totally confused.

27 November 2015

Talismans - Objects of Power

Having a talisman imbued with your intention is yet another tool
you can use to assist you in your journey.
 
 
For millennia, mankind has found peace and solace in objects of significance.  When cleansed and consecrated through ritual, such objects – be they crystals, amulets, herbs, or written words – become talismans.  A talisman is any item imbued with a specific power by its bearer to serve a specific intention.  Ancient Egyptians used massive stone tablets as healing talismans while the Greeks and Romans used lead talismans to communicate with the spirit realm. 

17 November 2015

Clearing a Space for Change

Today I thought I would like to share with you an article from Madisyn Taylor from Daily Om about clearing a space for change.  I do find it rather uncanny at times the actual timing of some of these Daily Om articles.  As I mentioned in my previous post, in preparation for the new "9" calendar year a great deal of change appears to be afoot in like of 2016 being a ending year for this current 9 year numerology cycle.

The Weight of Objects - Clearing a Space for Change
 
by Madisyn Taylor
 
We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure,
when in reality they are cluttering our lives.

10 November 2015

Getting ready for 2016 - the Year of Completion

It is hard to believe that there are only about eight weeks left of 2015 before the new calendar year commences.  2016 equates to "9" is esoteric numerology, the number of completion, rest and forgiveness before the new nine year cycle commences in 2017.  Completion and rest however does not necessary mean sitting around doing nothing - it also means undertaking (or finalising) all those things you have been putting off in order to begin to new nine year cycle afresh for when something is allowed to end, it makes way for something new and exciting to begin.
 

09 November 2015

Reactions to Life Events

The following is from Madisyn Taylor of Daily Om where she shares how our own personal reactions to things that occur during our lives are actually pre-conditioned - however, each of us have the ability to "re-wire" this pre-conditioning should we truly desire to do so.
 
 
 
Our past experiences can and do influence our emotional reactions
and responses to present events.
 
 
Our experiences colour everything. The events of the past can have a profound effect on how we see our lives now and what we choose to believe about our world. Our past experiences can also influence our emotional reactions and responses to present events. Each of us reacts to stimulus based on what we have learned in life. There is no right or wrong to it; it is simply the result of past experience. Later, when our strong feelings have passed, we may be surprised at our reactions. Yet when we face a similar situation, again our reactions may be the same. When we understand those experiences, we can come that much closer to understanding our reactions and consciously change them.