Posted on Friday 27 February 2015
Read messages from Anyaa, Judith and Star Wolf about Goddess Camp 2015 and how the Goddesses joining us at this unique and exciting retreat will help you tune in more deeply with the multi-facets of your soul, how connecting more strongly with your holy longing will lead you to contentment, fulfillment and full soul expression, and how honoring all the elements, those easily accessible to you and those you must call in, will create an that essential balance to support you on your journey.
FROM ANYAA: Embodying the Goddess to Incorporate Your Life
There are a handful of Goddesses invited to Goddess Camp this year, besides us participant goddesses. In fact, they invited themselves, reminding us that we needed one for each of the elements and one to represent the shadow, and one for multi-dimensionality. They were very specific. Bast wants to represent water, Hathor is connected to earth, Isis is air, Shakti and Venus both want to share fire (can you imagine Venus wanting to share anything with anyone?), Magdalene is multi-dimensionality, and Inanna is the deep and holds the shadow.
Let me briefly guide you into all the ways we can now claim ourselves through these amazing Goddesses:
Inanna, the first shamanic priestess, calls us to go deep into ourselves and find our wounded feminine nature, own her as our deep dark sister, and fully embrace her.
Hathor connects us to our physical body as the densest place in us that collects what the other bodies have not released. Once this body is free, it can be sanctified as our temple.
Bast connects us with our emotional body, as we allow ourselves to cry our tears, and en-joy the flexibility to fully feel our feelings, and let go of those feelings which are fully processed. Shakti and Venus help us connect to passion, purpose and higher wisdom which is also grounded in the emotions and the body. Their red energy is the fuel that can ignite the release of everything else that is not needed.
Isis shows us the way to find our wings and soar with our soul, so that this lifetime becomes about flying higher and wider and freer, and taking all of our bodies with us.
Magdalene helps us to know we are not just one thing, one way, one set of characteristics or gifts, but that we are now able to follow her footsteps and incorporate it all!
In my early days working with the Divine Feminine, I really hesitated calling myself a goddess. It seemed self-serving, narcissistic and way too trendy for women to refer to themselves as goddesses. My thinking in the past was, we were channels for the Goddess, and maybe in a few hundred years or so, we would be known as goddesses if we helped to turn the planet around while we were living this life. Maybe a goddess story-book in the future would sound something like this: “Goddess Anyaa lived in the 21st century during the famous Cultural Revolution and 2nd wave Feminism of the 60s and helped to re-instate feminine power in the time when the dark forces of corporatocracy attempted a world take-over……”
Things are different now for me. After 15 years of facilitating Shamanic Priestess circles, I am pretty sure that conscious women can claim themselves as Goddesses. We don’t have to wait until we are dead and gone before we claim our Divinity. We have earned it! Let me tell you why. For many years, we have been exploring ourselves from every conceivable angle, perspective, and dimension; our shadow and our light. And it is this self-knowledge that will in fact turn our planet around.
The time is ripe for moving beyond all the hard 3-D struggle, the karmic balancing, and the sorrows of old earth. 2015 is the time to bring all of ourselves together from the edges of the Universe into the center of our hearts. This is the way we, new Goddesses, get to bless the world and ourselves. Join us along with Inanna, Hathor, Bast, Shakti, Venus, Isis and Magdalene. Come deepen your exploration of all those wonderful facets of yourself as we play with more practical and mystical ways to incorporate our life at Goddess Camp 2015. Join us!
FROM JUDITH: Connect With the Holy Longing of Your Soul
She’s the Goddess Bast, the XI LUST card in the Crowley tarot deck, the essence of the powerful Sacred Feminine in perfect alignment with the lushness and beauty of the natural world, and the lushness and beauty of our own Divine Nature as it merges with our Earthly life. It is through this connection that we feel most alive and aligned and therefore able to bring our full sensual presence to every task, every conversation, every interaction. It is this connection that sends vitality coursing through us and informs the world how it must help us in our Sacred Quests. And it is from here, we find ourselves in a state of inner contentment and fulfillment.
As women, we have the innate ability to access and honor our holy longing. Each and every one of us knows where it lies within us if we will only take the time to relax into it, to allow our inner wisdom to speak loudly enough for us to hear it, to look deep within our own expanding hearts.
We all have soul themes which give our lives direction and deep purpose, and daily longings which contribute energetically to these themes of our soul. For example, my soul always longs to see Planet Earth shift into a place of peace, harmony and love, a world where all children are protected, valued and nourished; my soul always longs to serve the highest Good through my gifts as a counselor, writer, teacher. But daily my personal expression of this can change: some days, it is to shower the world with my gifts; other days I’m simply called to be completely still and enveloped in inner Silence. At other times my daily longing might something simple like making a great meal to share with those I love, knowing if I bring the energy of my soul’s holy longing to any Earthly experience, it contributes to planetary transformation.
What does this look and feel like for you in your own life? Do you allow yourself the time to linger in your soul’s beauty? Do you have full access to the multi-layed, multidimensional parts of your soul? Are you expressing your Sacred Purpose? Do you find yourself feeling aligned and content?
If you are ready to give yourself the gift to attend Goddess Camp 2015, you will find these abilities expand for you. Each day begins with ritual movement to align your body with your soul’s desire, share your insights with your community circle in order to be cheered on and guided in your pursuit of this inner connection and see how it might take you in new ways out in the world. You will have time to journal, to go deep, to walk the land, to sit by the stream, to commune with the Spirits of the magical Smoky mountains, and have the opportunity each afternoon to be taught and guided by me, Star Wolf or Anyaa to open up as yet undiscovered parts of you that will amplify this connection.
My teachings will be designed to help you enter into these deeper aspects of your own Soul. We will look at your holy longings from the perspective of the Bigger Picture. You will have the option to keep an ongoing journal where I provide you with questions and topics that bring you to new territory in your self-discovery, and engage in deep exploration of what this means, what must happen for you to strengthen this connection and live your life in a more vibrant and aligned way. You will emerge from this experience energized, with a renewed commitment to living your life from your soul’s holy longing and sharing your gifts with the world.
FROM STAR WOLF: Elemental Goddesses/Elemental Women
Although each of us may identify with a variety of feminine archetypes or energetic forces within our psyches and relate to some elements more than others, it is important to learn to relate to all the elements otherwise we will find ourselves in a state of constant imbalance.
For instance astrologically speaking, I have 5 planets in air and 4 in fire, so that leaves very little room in my chart for much earth and water. While I easily identify with the qualities associated with air, such as being a visionary, with expansive consciousness, and teaching from wisdom and the higher mind and the qualities of fire such as being a passionate, shamanic midwife and spiritual warrior who is action oriented and living and creating from my heart’s greatest truth…. I can also become burnt out and ungrounded if I forget to travel all around the great elemental medicine wheel of life.
My spirit may revel and soar in air and fire, but I find when I forget to incorporate the other sacred elements of earth and water into the alchemical mix of who I am that I leave out other highly essential qualities of my true self that will bring me a deeper intuitiveness and roots that nurture my soul and create more pleasure in my life as well as inner peace, harmony and balance.
The elemental Goddesses of air, fire, water, earth and spirit live in the natural world as well as our psyches and are available to us at all times. All we need to do is to slow down long enough to open ourselves to their powerful influences in our lives and invite them in. Once we open to these amazing and multicolored aspects of the feminine soul “she” will surely come to us asking us “where have we been”!
Join us at beautiful magical Isis Cove where we will dance with all the elemental Goddesses within and without during our time together. We will invite in the sacred elements through breathwork, shamanic dancing, being in nature, meditation, good food and more!
For information on Goddess Camp, click here.