September 1, 2016 we will experience the new moon. The new moon marks the beginning of a cycle and the full moon the end of a cycle. During the new moon we should sew our seeds of intention, during the full moon we watch them bloom. The power of intention is strong and so is the power of the moon, combining the two for manifestation only makes sense.
To harness the ebb and flow of the moonlight is simple, we just use the basic Law of Attraction.
Try this ritual out:
We have power to manifest anything that we need in our lives. We just need to know what it is that we need. Taking some time to discover mentally and emotionally any blocks you might be holding on to will help your manifestations come to life. Maybe some meditations, yoga, reiki or cranial sacral therapy? Not into that stuff? Maybe just a walk in nature or some uninterrupted alone time in a peaceful place.
So go set your reminder for September 1, 2016. Get that paper out and manifest some greatness for yourself then tuck it away safely for two weeks until the full moon.
On September 16, 2016 we will experience the full moon! Get those papers back out, burn them and spread the ashes with gratitude to the Universe!
If you’d like to be part of a group spreading of ashes then bring the ashes with you to our Harvest Moon Women’s Circle on September 16. We will meet at Observatory Park located at 10610 Clay St in Montville
(we know it's far, but it's worth it!!)
Geauga Observatory Park is offering a free Harvest Moon program on this evening. We will learn what makes a full moon, share some harvest myths, then observe the rising "Harvest Moon" using the park telescopes!
The observatory program goes from 8-9, we would like to meet after to gather in circle, spread our ashes and to share in the energy of the moon as we walk the grounds. I hope to see you there!
Shauna Rich, BS, LCCE, HBCE
Co-Founder & Educator
Mother Rising Women's Studio
I know you've heard it. Maybe you've said it. Maybe you've felt it. That animosity between women. Those phrases like:
"I just can't be friends with women."
"I hate working with women."
"I only have guy friends, it's easier."
"Women are catty."
As a woman do you ever feel like we are all in some kind of giant worldwide competition where all other women are the judges? No one knows what the prize is....you just know you don't want to lose. Why is this? What is going on? Is it jealousy? Insecurity? Can we blame this on the media too?
I will admit, after a bad female friendship experience in my teens I swore off making female friends. Most of my best friends were guys. Guys made great friends, plus I didn't want to be lumped in with and seen the way I saw other females, so I distanced myself. I convinced myself it's where I belonged. I prefer old converse and tee shirts and I loathe shopping. I prefer whiskey and beer over wine and cocktails. I don't need a lot of attention and I don't like chit chat. I was fine, and I never felt like I missed out on female friendships. Looking back there was definitely some competition, jealousy and insecurity involved with my behavior, not to mention I was putting myself and others in a made up "what a girl is" box. This was the case for a long time, until I started interacting with women in my birthwork.
As my passion for childbirth grew, so did my love for women. I have met some of the most amazing women. Women who birth their babies and raise their children and support one another with such fierceness! Women who step outside of the "what a girl is" box and still harness their feminine power. It's truly awe inspiring. What I have learned as I have developed these relationships with women is that the more I love them, the more I love myself. I see myself in them, and I see things I want to be in them. Instead of jealousy, I now feel joy for their success. Instead of insecurity I feel empowered to do better by other women that might have achieved something I haven't achieved yet. Instead of cattiness, I now try to think about the bigger picture...what's her story?
As a birthworker I've met a lot of women who were into gathering, goddess circles, women's circles, red tents...I really didn't know what it was all about but I was curious. I started attending red tent ceremonies, and women's circles and opened myself up to other women and listened to their stories. It's eye opening when you sit face to face with a woman and realize that we all have a story to tell. It's a refreshing change of pace from my snap judgments in the past or the ever popular online communities that can get so ugly. When you look into the eyes of a person and really witness them you can see their emotion, you can see if they have tears in their eyes or a smile on their face when they convey their words. It's beautiful. I have learned to welcome the differences of the women around me and the wisdom of the women that came before me. I still prefer converse and whiskey, but it's such a relief to have disqualified myself from the competition and accepted that my version of "what a girl is" is perfect for me.
If you have never attended a women's circle, especially if you think you don't get along with other women, please give it a try! I always learn something and I always leave feeling high on the vibes of sisterhood!
On August 26 we will gather in circle at Mother Rising in Chardon to discuss the dynamics of female friendships and sisterhood. We encourage you to come, try it out. Bring a friend, the unlikely kind, you know the one that thinks you are witchy and weird for even inviting her to such an event. She will thank you.
Our women's circles provide a safe place for confidences and support, we meet the third Wednesday or Friday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Take the time to find your tribe. You deserve this.
Shauna Rich, BS, LCCE, HBCE
Co-Founder of Mother Rising Women's Studio