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Simple And Still, Being With The Body.

rain and sunThe journey continues as the weather goes from warm sunny to windy cold and back to the sun again, all in the space of a morning! At least nature is doing almost all of the watering at our latest house sit, and the chooks are easy to look after. Nice eating the eggs too, when my Beloved gets home I’m going to make egg salad for lunch! The simple joys of life, so much easier than wrestling with things like insurance out in the world. I sometimes envy people who enjoy doing that sort of thing but you know it just isn’t me so I get through these necessities as best I can. There is always some sabotage but I find if I am kind to myself and accept it may take longer this way, I get where I want to be and with less stress.

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Acceptance is a big part of being able to move forward in life, it doesn’t mean things can’t change and in fact it can sometimes be the driving force that helps us to do the action required. When I really know something I feel it in my whole being, my body mind and spirit. Even a glimpse of that clarity that can come from truly knowing something about oneself, can open up the door to all kinds of possibilities. In that moment of alignment you can feel into the quantum field that surrounds us and focus your dreams into the space of pure manifestation.

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I am a day late again with this post, seem to be in the sweet chaos of the feminine at the moment, very much in the moment a lot of the time. I am afraid that my bladder infection hasn’t gone away after all, had some uncomfortable time in the night which felt horribly like this bacteria hasn’t been dealt with as yet. Can’t see the doctor till after the weekend and my naturopath has gone away. So perhaps the message is to sit with it myself for a bit. It’s a busy time with friends visiting but I will endeavour to find the still space within the centre of it all and be with what is going on in my body.

Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace.

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We Are One: From The Shadow To The Light.

sydney-opera-house-bridge-blueA day behind am I as I come back from a wonderful journey to the city of Sydney to play with my Beloved and our very dear friend. For those not of Oz think Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, lots of water  and lovely depending on where you stay, we had nice water views. But city energy starts to get you down after a time however nice it is in your particular location, its a kind of pressure and I noticed it most when I got home and felt it’s absence. Ahhhhhhh………….. a wonderful place to visit but I will stay in the country methinks, the slower pace suits me very well.

I’d like to share some songs with you that my Beloved and I used in our last dance playlist, here is one that has been going round and round in my head and it expresses our theme that we are all one, interconnected.

Here’s an example of how we danced the shadow side of our theme, separation.

Check out this amazing artist Gaia Orion! http://wisewomanmentor.com/art-gallery/1301431

Check out this amazing artist Gaia Orion! http://wisewomanmentor.com/art-gallery/1301431

Keep dancing and singing and visioning your desire to live a responsible life of happiness and feeling connected to the web that most indigenous people seem to understand. Find your place of power and do whatever it is you came here to do in the critical current evolution of humanity, everyone has their place, do you know yours? You only need to know the first step really, and then have the courage to take that step and see what happens.

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Not a particularly Australian Christmas but I love the colours and the sparkle!

Chrissy Blissings to You All, I will endeavour to manage a christmas eve missive for your delectation, hopefully.

Love to all life everywhere, for all time……..

Movement As A Meditation: The Journey Within.

Hey this looks like an awesome place to dance! http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/

Hey this looks like an awesome place to dance! http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/

The dance was a journey that we all enjoyed, the small group of seasoned dancers all expressing their delight at the opportunity to let loose in any way they choose. It’s a kind of moving meditation where you are letting your body respond to the soundscape, moving through different scenes as the music takes you on a journey into the self. It isn’t so often that we get much space to move around when dancing out in the world, and there are usually people watching which changes the experience.

ecstaticdancerTo dance in a darkened space with very soft lighting, everyone is focused on their own flow of movement so each person is dancing as if nobody is watching. There is a sense of freedom in this process which carries the seeds of great joy as energy flows more freely through the systems of these organic moving figures. They have the chance to let go, to transform whatever it is in them that needs to move.

I am feeling enormous gratitude and a lot of excitement at the possibilities that are opening up for my shared future with my Beloved. We can work together and play together and generally have a good time while helping to birth the new age of humanity, who said that change couldn’t be fun!

And that my friends is all I have to say at the moment, there is much to think upon. I never get tired of this quote from Gabrielle Roth:

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes………..The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving us through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.”

Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth, Nataraj Publ., Novato, CA, 1989.

 

Dancing From The Dark Into The Light.

Reading through my last post I can feel those energies still moving through me, probably they will get the chance to truly depart in the dance tonight. A bit different for me as my journey will be swinging between the personal and the holding of space, creating a container that we can all fall into as deep as we need to go. I am looking forward to it but I must confess to being a bit nervous too, those old energies are full of doubts and fears and are no doubt fueling the nerves, but actually a touch of nervous energy can help to keep you sharp so not necessarily a bad thing.

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I’d be more than just a little bit nervous if I was doing this on my own, having the chance to collaborate creatively with my Beloved and to share the load makes the whole experience much more fun. This is the first time we have worked together on a project so it is actually one of those landmark events in a personal history, something we will always remember. The way it has come together bodes well for our relationship, neither of us is ‘boss’ and we both feel able to express what we are feeling. As we were putting our playlist together it felt to me as if we both cared more about the final shape of our dance, rather than whether or not we got our favourite songs into the mix.

This was my Beloved’s suggestion, I’d forgotten about this song from Lamb, soooooo good to dance to!!!!! Gorecki, by Lamb:

Just for the record we both got favourite songs into the sonic landscape and by the time we had finished we were both satisfied that we had created a structure to take people down into the darkness to the point of stillness in the centre. Then from that silence we begin to open into the light, beginning slowly and building, the music becoming more and more joyous. I feel like I have been preparing for the Winter Solstice all week with the way energies have been moving through my organic being, preparing for this dance has been a wonderful part of all that.

sacred sensual fire

Then the actual Solstice the next day and a simple fire ceremony followed by eating, drinking, talking with beautiful people and dancing the night away. A different kind of evening but the same ocean of love, life is very sweet, wish me luck friends………….Namaste and Blissings.

Winter Holidays.

maleny mistWe’re all going on a summer holiday, that’s me except I’m in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve just gone into winter proper by the calendar but you wouldn’t know it by the temperature. Some of the days have been crazy considering the time of year and the fact that I am up in the mountains where it is generally colder even here in sunny Queensland. You never completely know what’s coming next and this blog is no exception to this general rule of life!

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So I’m taking a friday holiday but will endeavour to come back with a little more focus for your sunday serving of whimsical, strange and sometimes erotic meandering, through this grand journey known as life!

Ah ho!

Open To Spirit And You Will Be Transformed.

koala-lazing-aboutLiving in a bush sanctuary you get many opportunities to connect with the animal kingdom, horses, spiders, wallabies, birds with all kinds of wonderful plumage, parrots, ducks and owl. My Beloved spotted some movement over in the bush outside the garden as we sat on the back verandah above the water hole, it turned out to be a koala! It was quite big and moving much faster than one usually sees them going, not that one sees them very often in the wild, those that are managing to survive in the changing environment spend about 20 hours a day sleeping up in a tree. No wonder we don’t see them much!

http://www.shamanicjourney.com/article/6156/koala-power-animal-symbol-of-deep-relaxation-and-concentration

I looked up the meaning of koala and wasn’t quite sure how it might apply to my Beloved and I, seemed to me that we were pretty relaxed already and very focused on the things that truly matter to us. It took a few days and a medicine journey, and a day of celebration with my Beloved of our six month anniversary to understand the message that was coming through. It is a message of doing without doing, being in the world but not of it, of following the path of the heart and the body’s desire for bliss, the soul connection to everything that is.

And that happens when you find the still point within you, the dark womb of creation where a field of energy is rippling with potential. It is the ultimate paradox, both still and moving, filled with light and the dark, the polarity of the masculine and the feminine, Shiva and Shakti. There are many paths towards ecstasy but for me they all come through my body sense even if my physical self is not moving. So it is fitting that the first event my Beloved and I facilitate together should be an ecstatic dance night, the night before the shortest day of the year, leading us into the energies of the Winter Solstice.

Gabrielle Roth.

Gabrielle Roth.

Gabrielle Roth has this to say about moving the body:

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes………..The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving us through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.”

Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth, Nataraj Publ., Novato, CA, 1989.

 

Cycles And Shifts Bringing Us Closer Connection.

moontime connectionHello and yes I will continue the story of the commoner princess by and by, but for today’s sharing I want to talk about different states of consciousness, a topic that has fascinated me for years. For women it is probably easier in some ways to comprehend the ways in which we shift from one state to another, at least in theory. We have a monthly shift which is our moon time, and even though women in western culture are not taught to value this phenomenon, it is an opportunity to become more sensitive and able to perceive inner transformation.

It’s not often I have anything that could be described as PMT but I’ve felt my menstrual flow on the way for the last few days and found myself over sensitive to physical touch and very emotional. My Beloved and I ended up going from passion to me being held as I felt almost like crying, distressed but for no perceivable reason. He was rather excited but could feel where I was and accepted with great grace that I had things moving and he needed to hold space for me rather than make love.

moontime sacred woman

The next day I watched lots of “Charmed” episodes and didn’t do too much and my Beloved was there when I needed him to be and I was left to myself as needed, quite perfect! A perfectly normal situation for many couples, can you see how ignoring the feminine shift into pre-moon time could create arguments and separation, imagine how often that has actually happened to people. Recognising cycles and accepting what they bring to us, responding to what is in the present instead of what we think should be there, here is an approach that can bring two people closer together. There is nothing more attractive than someone who really gets you!

Shape-shifter, shaman, prophetic visionary, healer. Oh, hello everything that I desire to embody, and do so, even as I am a little bit freaked out/scared/wonder why I couldn’t've just been some ‘more normal’ instead. http://www.janeofardis.com/tag/goddesses/

Shape-shifter, shaman, prophetic visionary, healer.
Oh, hello everything that I desire to embody, and do so, even as I am a little bit freaked out/scared/wonder why I couldn’t’ve just been some ‘more normal’ instead.
http://www.janeofardis.com/tag/goddesses/

Of course tuning into cycles is going to be an asset whether you are in a relationship or not, it can help you to be in the energetic flow of your life, wherever that journey may be heading for you.