Thursday, March 27, 2014

Moon Gazing


Just gazing at the full moon increases the energy of the intention you hold in your mind. 

Take a few minutes now to hold the intention you chose a couple of weeks ago in your mind as you gaze at this picture.


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Toward a Deeper Daily Spiritual Practice: Contemplative Silence


Daily Spiritual Practice


"Within the stillness and silence of contemplation, we discover that the boundaries of self-identity that usually appear so firm and solid are actually far more porous, flexible and fluid than we realized. From a centered place of calm, we lose our strict sense of separation and isolation from the rest of the natural world. We enter into a liminal space in which we can experience the myriad connections that weave us together with poignancy and clarity." ~Allison Leigh Lilly

These are the moments in our daily spiritual practice when we are open to connection, to guidance, to change. And it's an important step in the process.

If you are used to ending your spiritual practice each day without ever getting to this step, I encourage you to give it a try. Even five minutes of silent contemplation can be very powerful.

If you try it this week, or try any of these steps we've been looking at this month, let me know how it goes.



Have a great day!


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Use the Phases of the Moon for Healing






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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Started March 17th but you can still join us:
the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Toward a Deeper Daily Spiritual Practice: Prayer


Daily Spiritual Practice



"Besides praying to the gods, there are other ways you can adapt this stage of Lectio Divina to a spirituality grounded in nature. If prayer is simply a form of reverent conversation, then you might feel moved by your observation and meditation on nature to converse with the many beings around you — even beings with whom you might not normally strike up a conversation. If you’re feeling inspired by your spiritual work, you can speak with the robins about the coming spring, or converse with the tree that stands tall and patient in your backyard to learn what lessons it has to teach you. You might even feel moved to speak out loud, to tell your own story to the waterfall or the evening breeze." ~Allison Leigh Lilly

In this step, we consider prayer and what that might mean for those of us with a less traditional  spirituality or spiritual practice.  Your own conversations might be with the trees, or the moon, or your spirit animal guides.

What might that look like for you? How would you incorporate this step into your own daily spiritual practice?


Have a great day!


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Moon Intention Meditation






Listen to the meditation here... Moon Intention Meditation

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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Toward a Deeper Daily Spiritual Practice: Meditation


Daily Spiritual Practice



"Now is the time to ponder, to daydream, to explore the personal meaning that the natural world holds for you as a denizen of the land." ~Allison Leigh Lilly

Today, we come to step two in the daily spiritual practice. We meditate and reflect on whatever we chose for "reading", whether that was spending a few moments in nature, or actual reading of a book or oracle card.

This reflection can be simple and brief, for a few minutes as you consider the message you read or experienced and apply it to your life, or it can be part of an elaborate ritual that includes lighting a candle and taking the time for a longer pathworking.

If you did step out into nature, you could even do your reflecting there.

Next Tuesday, we consider step three, but this week give some thought to how you would want to include this step in your daily spiritual practice.


Have a great day!


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Three Simple Moon Rituals

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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Toward a Deeper Daily Spiritual Practice: Reading


Daily Spiritual Practice

This month, we're taking a look at the typical practice of Lectio Divina and applying it to those of us with a nature-based or earth-based spirituality.

Does "reading" inspirational material as a first step in our daily spiritual practice have to occur between the pages of the book? In the following quote, we're encouraged to read nature.

"Go outside and spend some time quietly observing the natural world around you. It doesn’t matter if you live in a secluded hermitage out in the woods, or in a busy urban center full of bustling people, or even in a carefully landscaped suburban neighborhood. Nature is not something 'out there' beyond human reach — we are deeply embedded in the natural world all the time." ~Allison Leigh Lilly

So we can be creative about this first step.

(1) We can "read" nature.

(2) We can read from an oracle card deck for guidance, like my favorite one: Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle (Book & Cards)

(3) We can read a book that's meant to be a daily devotional, like 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess.

(4) We can read anything we want that we think will encourage spiritual growth. What might you read?

Next Tuesday, we'll look at the next step in the process.


Have a great day!


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toward a Deeper Daily Spiritual Practice


Daily Spiritual Practice




"When we see nature itself as a constantly-unfolding story about the deepest, most sacred truths of life and death, we can adapt the practice of Lectio Divina as a creative approach to meditation that can strengthen our relationship with the earth. Here are just a few ideas about how to use the practice of Lectio Divina to engage with the stories of nature..." ~Allison Leigh Lilly

In her post, she takes each part of the traditional Catholic practice of Lectio Divino and demonstrates how it could be used by people practicing a Celtic or earth-based spirituality. During the next few weeks, on Tuesdays, I will explore how to create a deeper daily spiritual practice by adapting those steps...

(1) Reading or Observation

(2) Meditative Reflection

(3) Prayer

(4) Contemplative Silence

On Thursdays, I'll be back with a focus on connecting with the moon and several ways to use the moon to deepen your daily spiritual practice.

Have a great day!


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the life that's waiting for you?
Coming March 17th: the The Magical Moon Healing eCourse:
6-weeks of moon magic for healing what's in the way.

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