Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Australian Goddess Conference

At this year's Australian Goddess Conference, to be held over the weekend of 24 to 26 October in Sydney, the theme is "The Wellspring" - a place of community gathering, exploration of wise ways, and the celebration of the receptive waters of womanhood and the moon.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Acknowledging Our Pain

Acknowledging Our Pain - Rescuing the Rescuer
Sometimes the motivation to help others may be an extension
of a deep desire to heal a wounded part of ourself.
Some people seem called to help others, often from very early on in their childhoods, responding to the needs of family members, strangers, or animals with a selflessness that is impressive. Often, these people appear to have very few needs of their own, and the focus of their lives is on rescuing, helping, and healing others.
While there are a few people who are truly able to sustain this completely giving lifestyle, the vast majority has needs that lie beneath the surface, unmet and often unseen. In these cases, their motivation to help others may be an extension of a deep desire to heal a wounded part of themselves that is starving for the kind of love and attention they dole out to those around them on a daily basis. For any number of reasons, they are unable to give themselves the love they need and so they give it to others. This does not mean that they are not meant to be helping others, but it does mean that they would do well to turn some of that helping energy within.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Love Shows the Way - We Are Here to Serve

The following is a wonderful posting by Madisyn Taylor of Daily Om
Love Shows the Way - We Are Here to Serve 
Every movement in the universe
is a movement toward love.
We are living in a time of great change. Many thinkers and seers agree that humanity and the planet Earth are evolving at a quickened pace, and that this evolution will necessarily be severe and seemingly chaotic at times. It is natural for people to react with fear, because these changes will doubtless bring some level of difficulty and loss to many of us. However, it is essential that we all remember that our souls chose to be here at this time and to be part of this process. Every movement in the universe is a movement toward love. This is true even in situations that appear on the surface to be the opposite of loving. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Conpassionate Kuan Yin

Revered as both a bodhisattva (an individual who has attained Buddha hood, but decided to stay with the human race in order to bring enlightenment to every human being) as well as a goddess, Kuan Yin has been worshipped in many cultures and religions, with her worship still extremely popular today.  Images of her grace almost all Taoist Temples; she can be found in almost all Chinese Buddhist temples; she is revered within Shintoism; and her significance is even understood within Christianity where she has a strong resonance with the Virgin Mary.  As such, there are numerous spellings of her name (Kwan Yin, Quan Yin, Guan Yin or Guanyin) and just as many interpretations and titles of her name such as - “She who harkens the cry of the world”, “Goddess of salvation from misery”, “Goddess of one thousand arms and eyes” and more popular, “Goddess of mercy and compassion”. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Time for Wellness - Self-Healing Day

The following is a posting from Madisyn Taylor of Daily Om that talks about the ultimate gift we can give our own selves, that of self-healing.
Time for Wellness - A Self-Healing Day

by Madisyn Taylor

A beautiful gift to yourself is a day of healing and nourishing just for you.

Human beings carry within themselves the seed of healing. Our choices affect us more than we realize, and it is because of this that we tend to place responsibility for our wellness in the hands of others. As beneficial as regular visits to a healer can be, we have the power to heal ourselves at will. When we dedicate a day to the pursuit of wellness, we can relax and renew ourselves in a nourishing and comfortable environment. A sincere desire to open ourselves to the highest realities of our physical and spiritual selves is the key to self-healing so that healing energy can flow into us unimpeded.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Journeying with the "Dark" Goddess

As winter draws near, we tend to turn inward, often displaying a reluctance to venture out into the cold and wet weather.  As we find ourselves doing this, we are offered an excellent opportunity to explore the inner reaches of our psyche, those hidden aspects of our selves that are often ignored, neglected or we simply don't want to acknowledge.  Psycho-analyst Carl Jung called such aspects of our inner selves "the Shadow", and venturing into these uncomfortable areas is highly recommended if we are to become a "complete" person.
One way that I personally find beneficial in doing this is working with Gods and Goddesses, especially those which are often classified as "dark".  This four letter word conjures up an assortment of emotions, many negative and therefore I have found that when I talk about the "dark" Gods and Goddesses, it is assumed rather erroneously that I am referring to an assortment of evil or malevolent beings.  Whilst, indeed, over time, some of the Gods and Goddesses have found themselves caught up in such perceptions, when, however, the distracting layers are removed to show their truer and orignal story, something completely different is revealed.

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again
The second edition of "Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats" is now available through or direct from the author (Australian customers only) for an autographed copy.

Sacred Goddess Circles

Sacred Goddess Circles
A series of half day workshops focusing on various aspects of the Divine Feminine.

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.

You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.