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Mystical Shores Newsletter, 10/17

MYSTICAL SHORES
NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

Welcome to Mystical Shores’ first newsletter!

I am very excited to announce my book, “My Name is Isis”, one in the “My Name Is…….” series of books presented by Girl God Publications. The order/pre-order link is: http://www.thegirlgod.com/isis.php

 

 

 

I am happy to announce that I will be continuing to teach Kundalini Yoga at White Wolf, as well as adding Goddess Spirituality classes, and will be continuing to Priestess Red Tents. I am grateful to Jamie for her continued confidence in me.

 

The current session of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at White Wolf Dancing Holistic Healing and Energy Center will end on Monday, October 30th, just in time for everyone to enjoy their Halloween/Samhain holiday.

 

The next session will start on Monday, November 6th at 7:30, this one specifically geared to the theme of “Helping to Manage Anxiety” and will be a 4 week session, instead of 6. The last class will be on Monday, November 27th.

 

 

Saturday, October 21st at 11:00, will be the first of the Goddess Spirituality classes. This one will be, appropriately enough, on Hecate, Queen of the Witches, Goddess Guardian of the Crossroads.

 

December 10th at Noon will mark our second Red Tent at White Wolf. This one will be all about taking time for ourselves within the busy-ness of the season. We will watch the DVD, “Things We Don’t Talk About”, a movie about the Red Tent Temple. We will give ourselves facials, talk and enjoy each other in this Sacred Circle of Women.

 

Upcoming Events:

Goddess Spirituality Classes:
January – Isis, The Egyptian Goddess
March – Shakti, The Creative Primal Source

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation:
January – Kundalini Yoga for Body
Acceptance (4 week session)
March – Kundalini Yoga for the Chakras
(7 week session)

Red Tent – June 14th

Until the next Newsletter, have a happy halloween, an insightful Samhain and the blessings of the Goddess each day!

Susan Morgaine
)O(

 

 

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Women & Goddess Meditation

(Previously Published on PaganPages.org)

 

It is an understatement to say that life for women is stressful.  

Every day, we are called upon to play different roles in our lives.  We are over-worked, over-stressed, pulled in ten different directions.  Everyone makes demands on our time, simply because we are women and it is *expected* of us.  As women, we also learn very quickly that the world is a dangerous place for us, simply because of our gender.

Daily, we experience a constant barrage of thoughts from without and within our own minds.  This is called “monkey mind”, the constant chatter to which we listen and, once again, as women, it has more of a tendency to be negative and directed toward ourselves.

Women are the healers of the world; the nurturers, the caretakers.  Unfortunately, we neglect to take care of ourselves.  We go un-nurtured by the most important person in our lives – our own being.   This needs to change.

Women are special and we have a unique perspective on the world that is not shared by men.  We are ten times stronger intuitively than males.  We are more in tune with our emotions, thoughts and feelings.  We tend to forget that we are also powerful in ways that men are not.

Meditation can help us in all areas of our lives.  It will help us to clear our thoughts.  It brings clarity, it calms our nerves and helps us to eliminate the negative thoughts and feelings that we wish to rid ourselves of.   As with any other spiritual path, it is a way of training our mind; and as such, it is not an easy or quick journey.

As a long-time teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, as well as a Goddess-based Witch & Priestess, I tend to bring the Goddess into my meditation practice.  

Ideally, you should have a designated place in which to meditate, set up with a small altar, incense, a candle, a representation of the Goddess of your choice.  I change my Goddess altar depending upon my need.  For music, find something that speaks to your spirit, or a Goddess meditation.  

Let this be your time to nurture and take care of yourself.  This is your special time in a place of serenity.   The following can get you started with a beautiful and meaningful meditation practice.

Your candles are lit, incense wafting through the room.  Sit comfortably in easy pose, cross-legged on the floor.  If you are unable to sit on the floor, a straight-backed chair works well.  You want to be comfortable, but it is important that the spine be straight.   

You want to center yourself, to be in that moment, in that time, in that place.   Bring your hands into prayer position at your chest, or you may simply rest your hands on your knees.  Close your eyes and gently roll them up so that they are focused upon your third eye, that space between your eyebrows in the middle of your forehead.   Begin to slowly and deeply inhale and exhale.  Take your time, don’t rush through it.  Really feel each breath;  on your breath.   Breath = Prana = Life     Now, with each inhale, bring into your body a sense of peace, a sense of calm.  Let it infuse your entire being, beginning with the heart chakra and working outward.  With each exhale, release any stress, tension or negativity you are holding within your body, even that of which you may not even be consciously aware.  Allow yourself to let it go.  

If you are sitting with a particular Goddess, focus on Her and her attributes, things you might wish to bring into your life, or that which you may need Her help with.

You can continue this for as long as you are comfortable.  If unwanted thoughts come calling, gently push them away and continue with the breath.   The goal is to feel peaceful, stress-free.  When you are finished, take several deep breaths while stretching your arms up to the skies.   Be sure to thank the Goddess for her presence within your meditation.

One of my favorite Goddess songs to meditate to is called “Adi Shakti”:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgTK1F677ig&index=1&list=PL_dIya2JbVnTkujuSpjPc-hZV6LbKSnTX

You can also try www.goddesshealing.com for some lovely Goddess Meditations by Mary Marzo, and www.spiritvoygage.com for Goddess-oriented meditation music, including the afore-mentioned “Adi Shakti”.  There is some lovely Goddess music/chants out there.  A quick YouTube search will bring up many from which you can choose.  You can also check out Kellianna, or Jenna Greene.

I wish you joy and happiness in your meditation journey.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at MysticalShores@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I would be more than happy to help.

Blessings

)O(

Changed Balance

“When the balance changed, the dark side of the feminine was also suppressed. The Goddess had been a model of woman’s nature in all its fullness. The irrational, the chaotic and destructive, which had been acknowledged when the Goddess reigned supreme, were split off from divinity and became feared.”
~ ~ Elinor Gadon, “The Once and Future Goddess”

 

A Moon Poem

A MOON POEM

By Susan Morgaine

She walks amidst the

shadows of the night,
the radiance of the moon
her only light

She reaches the place
where the waters meet the shore
Feeling the power
deep in her core

She looks up to the moon,
a wonder to behold
its’ energy calls out to her
reaching her very soul

Her arms slowly rise up,
breath coming slow, but steady
She stands between sea and stars
until the moment she is ready

With one last movement,
her arms fall,
drawing down the moon into herself
answering the Goddess’ call

 

 

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