Sacred Medicine Wheel in Arizona

Welcome to The Whole in the Center

Welcome to the Whole in the Center

May our minds be filled with thoughts of tolerance, respect, loving-kindness, and the wish only to benefit others.







Monday, February 2, 2015

Welcome Wisdom



"Embrace and welcome the Goddess energy that is necessary
if we are to move forward in our evolution."
 
"Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling
Among the children of men.
And found no dwelling place.
Wisdom returned to her place
And took her seat among the angels."
Marion Woodman. Dancing in the Flames
 
Tonight make a place for Wisdom to return.
Welcome Wisdom
 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrate the Goddess: Imbolc

In ancient times the people celebrated and honored the turning of the wheel.  On February 2nd the people turned their thoughts and prayers to the Mid-Winter Holy Day Imbolc.  A time when the seeds within the Earth begin to stir while She Dreams of Spring.
 
Goddess festivals were very common and some are still celebrated today.
The triple Goddess Brigid (later transformed into St.Brigit) is a lovely energy to celebrate on Imbolc. The Goddess Brigids' eternal flame still burns in Kildare. 
 Create the conditions within your heart (and hearth) to welcome Her home.  Light candles through out your home; write a poem honoring a female ancestor and her gifts; reflect on the seeds that are stirring within you that are calling for expression. 


 
 
 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Moon in Aquarius

The New Moon arrives
She carries the seeds in her
Medicine pouch
 
Empty yourself
Prepare the soil
Tonight is a night for dreaming
 
Nurture yourself
How else can you grow something wonderful?
 
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Take a broad view

Grand Canyon
"Develop a mind so filled with love it resembles space." Buddha  Sitting on the meditation pillow you have the opportunity to open and create a space for your thoughts and experiences to float.  By taking a broad view of the stuff of life, the little annoyances at work that week, places where you really got caught up in the human drama, times when things didn't work out the way you wanted them to, etc. etc. allows for clarity of vision.  Letting go of the "small i", reminding yourself of the "big I' or Divine Consciousness.  My message to myself this week is to say "Don't know".  When sh-- happens just say "don't know".  This simple phrase I hope will remind me that nature is unfolding and to trust that process.

I recommend you take a listen to:www.mindpodnetwork.com
Sharon Salzbergs' Metta hour which inspired the post this morning.

Tonto National Forest

Salt River

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Awaken from sleep



Cupid The Met
Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.  I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts toward others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
Dalai Llama
 
May your journey be one of beauty

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sanctuary


"Become the sanctuary you seek." Jack Kornfield
Today create a safe place within and sit on a rock by the flowing stream.
May all beings, including myself, be safe and free from harm.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Use all circumstances to wake up


"We can let the circumstances of our lives
harden us so that we become increasingly
resentful and afraid, or we can let them
soften us and make us kinder and more
open to what scares us. We always have
this choice." Pema Chodron
Resource: The Places That Scare You:
A Guide to the Power Path of the Heart

Friday, January 9, 2015

Offering the Mandala

Sedona

Offering the Mandala

Here is the Great Earth
filled with the smell of incense
covered with a blanket of flowers,
the great mountain,
the four continents,
wearing a jewel of the sun and the moon.
In my mind I make of them a paradise of the Buddha,
and offer it to all sentient beings everywhere.
By this deed may every living being,
experience the Pure World.
(sorry, but I've lost the author of this offering)