Within & Without – Your Creative Wisdom for April 2020

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#22, She Looked Both Within & Without, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Here is the Creative Wisdom Card I drew for us for April, with ideas to consider below. May your interaction with it support you through our current challenges!

Namaste & many blessings,

Roslyn Elena McGrath

QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE

Are you troubled by the gap you perceive between your Truth and your actions?  Are you willing to view it through the eyes of compassion?  Are you willing to move toward lessening this gap?

THE IMAGE SPEAKS

I see the Within-Without, the internal and external simultaneously.  Often there’s a mismatch between true desires and their ultimate expression.  Although humanity has much conflict, I see it differently, because I know the train exists between head and heart, and that all are propelled toward this alignment.  It is this need that calls them forward on their path.  Pure congruency is the carrot motivating their evolution, thus making their “mismatches” a potent  tool for progress.  I have great compassion for them, knowing intimately the trials they face on this journey.

SUGGESTIONS FOR GROWTH

Allow yourself to rest in the knowing that even conflict and chaos are an integral part of Divine Order, as the Universe employs all of Creation in the service of evolution.  Whenever you find yourself judging your own actions, or those of others, say a short prayer of forgiveness, knowing that all is well, ultimately.  Then move gently in the direction of greater wholeness and congruity.  Allow my perception to guide you.

Excerpted from Creative Wisdom Cards for Personal Growth. Copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

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Your Energy Movement for April 2020

My sense is that when challenges arise, we need to rise up – raise our vibration, connect more deeply within to our guidance and spirit.

Perhaps this is why I drew this Chakra Activation Card for our April. Your 20th Chakra helps you to meld your individual cognition with the qualities of Divine Mind.

This energy portal is located approximately 12” above your Crown Chakra. You can support this aspect of yourself through:

– Ongoing spiritual meditation practice

– Calling upon the High Masters for this purpose

– Entrainment of your ego to this purpose

– Ongoing spiritual evolution

– Focusing on and/or surrounding yourself with white-gold-violet

– Balance and development of your Third Eye, Crown, Wholeness, and Collective Higher Awareness Chakras.

– Crystals – colorless spinel, azurite, quartz with nephrite, pink tourmaline and linenite

– Meditating on the 20th Chakra Activator image

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Dawn Star, copyright Roslyn McGrath, 2012

I am blessed to have a weekly silent meditation group that has shifted to daily, debriefing by phone together afterward. It’s been getting my day off to a wonderfully high-vibe start.

There is so much beautiful, positive energy we can access to support ourselves and one another through these times! This has guided me to facilitate Your Healing Half-Hour on Wednesdays throughout April.

You can access this remotely by donation, with 50% of net proceeds going to local, national, and international COVID-19 relief efforts.

I hope you will join me in this opportunity for personal and worldwide healing.

Namaste & many blessings,

Roslyn Elena McGrath

Creative Wisdom for February 2020

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#11, Wings of the Goddess Sped Her Home, Roslyn McGrath

Wings of the Goddess Sped Her Home

 QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE

Are you listening to the quiet inside yourself?  Are you willing to plumb the depths with grace and fortitude to learn about yourself?  Do you know that many unseen hands are available to guide you into greater self-awareness?

 THE IMAGE SPEAKS

I guide souls through the waters of compassion to their Life Transition with gentleness, lightness and ease.  Many passages are undertaken before they see Earth’s daylight again.  The journey helps them recognize many layers of themselves and how these contributed to their Earthly experience.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to share this sacred time with them.

 SUGGESTIONS FOR GROWTH

Imagine you are listening to gentle waves lap the shore, and that you are drifting downward between them to an underwater world where you recognize many aspects of your being in symbolic form.  As you tour this landscape, you fall more and more deeply in love with your own true self, and are more and more likely to allow old regrets and grudges to gently sift away.  When you are ready to emerge into the fresh clean air, thank the many unknown beloveds that surround you for helping you through this process.

Excerpted with permission from Creative Wisdom Cards, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Goddess Wisdom for February, 2020

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“Lakwanna (She Who Dreams Reality Into Being)” copyright Roslyn McGrath

We are now just past the midpoint between Solstice and Equinox, a fertile time for planting the seeds of what you wish to grow.

What are you seeding into reality this Imbolc season? And how can you help this to grow?

True growth rarely occurs in a straight line. There is always an element of the unknown. May connecting with Lakwanna this season inspire and support you!

Lakwanna’s (She Who Dreams Reality Into Being) Message

My mystery
is the heart of the Universe.
I am the dreams you’re made from,
the course you’re required for living,
the soul of eternity
moving forth within
the interface of Heaven-Earth.

Excerpted with permission from Goddess Heart Dancing: A Self-Guided Pathway to Light through Imagery, Insights & Inspiration, Volume II of the Goddess Wisdom series. Copyright 2018, Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Goddess Wisdom for January, 2020

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“Rainbow Woman” copyright Roslyn McGrath

A new year and new decade spread before us! In honor of this, here is Rainbow Woman’s meditation:

Inside you shimmers a pathway
arced across the sky.
Step up onto this bridge of color.
Immerse yourself in every hue
to reach the promise
of your wholly realized self.

When you have a problem,
you can bridge to solution
once you find this pathway
between Earth and Sky.
Feel your hands in the yellow.
Feel your hips in the orange.
Feel your mind growing mellow
as you cross the vast sky.
Green beckons you lightly.
You step right into it.
It feeds your heart
and cleans your mind.
As you move into aqua ever so briefly,
feel its fluidity sparkle and shine.
Feel the blue flowing all the way through you.
Clear space is growing throughout all your cells.
Move into indigo. Rest in its knowing,
deeper and deeper, developed in your wells.
Wise sight is blinking as you move into violet,
the harmonizing of your red with your blue
into a new state of being so true.
Breathe into its radiant world.
Breathe it through every layer of you.
Breathe it into your core of protection
and breathe out its support
all the way around you.

From within this beautiful bubble,
you can experience a shining world.
From this place removed from trouble,
you step into crimson beckoning you.
Breathe its octave from magenta to geranium
fully, completely, all the way through.
Every tint of red is flowing,
strengthening,
enlivening you.

Stride your way into brilliant orange,
gleaming inside and all around.
Breathe into its vital glow,
and breathe it out into all you know.

Step now into the field of yellow,
golden sunshine warming you.
Breathe it into all your being
and breathe it out
through your ways of being.
All of its colors are winding through you.

Submerge yourself into the green now,
spring-new to emerald, and forest true.
Breathe its nourishment
to the center of each cell,
and breathe its nourishment back
to the world you love so well,
as it leads you to step gently
into blue of water and sky,
with each of their tints
drawing nigh.

So breathe this spacious sweetness
into your full completeness,
and breathe its freedom out
to liberate all about
as you move into the enveloping night-sky blue,
the velvety revelation of your indigo knowing.

Breathe this velvet in
to your atoms’ very spin,
and breathe this velvet out
to the deep world all about
that yields specifically to you
its original, mystery view.

Stroll now into purple, plum, violet,
wine, cranberry creation.
Soak in their libation.
Breathe the purple through,
further vitalizing the full you,
as you breathe it out like a funnel,
through which you slide like a tunnel,
tumbling gently out onto green grass.
You are the rainbow now, at last,
as you move into the life
your consciousness has cast.

Excerpted with permission from Goddess Heart Dancing, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Creative Wisdom for December 2019

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“Embryo,” Creative Wisdom Card #10, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Questions to Explore

Are you in touch with the raw surge of energy which is Life at its primordial core?

Are you ready to embark on a new phase in your life?

Have you taken time to explore Life’s juiciness?

The Image Speaks

POW! I am the fertile embryo, charging the waters about me as I surge with aliveness! I pour all of who I am into stirring the boundaries of what is. I am unstoppable and unending. my gift is creation. Explore with me!!

Suggestions for Growth

Within the mass of energy that endlessly intertwines, there are areas where it coagulates, bringing form into Life. Breathe this raw newness into the desires deep within yourself, nourishing them into Reality. Let it energize your ability to break through self-imposed limitations, outdated concepts, and negative expectations. Immediate your world!!

Excerpted with permission from Creative Wisdom Cards for Personal Growth, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

 

Goddess Wisdom for November, 2019

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I won’t lie to you, this has not been the predominant note of my start to November. While I am committed to my current projects and choices, things have been bumpy, and at times quite frustrating of late, (I’d like to say Mercury Retrograde doesn’t impact me, but publishing a magazine, Health & Happiness, makes its effect abundantly clear to me), though interspersed with the shine of my spiritual practices and supportive, fun friendship. So I am thrilled to dive into the energy that Flower Deva shares with us.

If you’d like to do so also, here’s some additional support.

Meditation from Flower Deva

Breathe

into the sky.

Breathe

out to the sky.

Breathe

in more blue sky,

curling shoulders forward

‘round sky

curling

Shoulders ‘round back

toward sky.

 

Feel the sky in your lungs.

Feel the sky in your heart.

Feel the sky moving ‘round the world.

Through your breathe you’re doing your part

to weave yourself into its story.

to weave yourself into the world,

to carry its riches into your self,

to bring your riches into its furls.

 

So feel the sky in your belly.

Feel the sky in your throat.

Let its lightness lift you up

to concentrate on its coat

of living breathing color

of live breathing light,

of space so clear that far seems near,

and you can levitate into flight.

 

So breathe into your eyes now.

breathe into your womb.

Let thoughts delight

and dreams take flight

with elemental zoom.

 

Breathe into your ears.

Breathe into your toes.

Let chants of breeze

your heart do seize

to sweep aside all woes.

 

Breathe into your tail bone.

Breathe into your crown

‘til all’s aligned with Heaven’s time

and harmony abounds.

 

Breathe into all doorways

offered by your skin.

Carry their mark into all your parts

and revel in the space therein.

 

Breathe into your bounty.

Breathe into your love.

Breathe into the nectar

that’s created from above.

 

Breathe it into daytime.

Breathe it into night.

Breathe it into thoughts that sing

of joyous home delight.

 

Your wings stretch out forever.

Your wings are made of light

and thoughts that sing ‘til flowers ring

with your freedom gratitude flight.

 

Image and text excerpted from Goddess Heart Dancing: A Self-Guided Pathway to Light, copyright Roslyn McGrath, 2019. All rights reserved.

 

Creative Wisdom Card for October 2019

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Copyright Roslyn McGrath.

Within each of us lie the answers we seek.

I invite you to take some time to contemplate the image here.

What stands out to you about it?

What else do you notice?

Continue to look at it. What else do you notice?

What relevance might what you’ve noticed have to your current life situation?

How else might it relate?

Are there other ways it might also be relevant for you?

Here are additional ideas that may be of value for you to reflect on also.

QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE

Have you observed the workings of nature, their perfect unfoldment of balance and growth?

Are you aware of such patterns at work in your own life?  Have you recognized the perfection with which the Universe mirrors back to you your own perceptions of Life?

THE IMAGE SPEAKS

I am one with my surroundings,

a witness to their beauty, reflecting my own. 

I penetrate understandings with the simplicity of my love as it ripples and flows through the world around me.  My gaze clarifies the gifts that await myself and all others.

SUGGESTIONS FOR GROWTH

All intricacies arise from core truth.  Allow yourself

to recognize emerging patterns of loss and discovery as part of the Love which unites all Creation.

From this vantage point you may absorb the Higher Truth behind the changing façade of temporal life.

From Creative Wisdom Card #15, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Your Energy Movement, October 2019

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Heart Chakra Activation Drawing, copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

As you move through your month, what does your heart tell you about this peak transitional time?

Though you and we collectively may be moving through challenging times (see my previous post on Persephone), we can “take heart,” to help us move through them more Grace-fully and effectively.

Through the heart, we can connect with all parts of ourselves, as well as with one another and the Universe. It knows more than our minds, and is more than our blood regulator and emotional reservoir. It lives Truth. 

When we tap into the heart, we find ourselves, one another, and all of Nature. 

When I brought through the information in Chakras Alive! Exploring and Expanding Your Inner Rainbow, my awareness of Heart’s centrality grew. 

Here’s an excerpt from what I received when I asked for better understanding of the heart chakra’s role:

I am the place where energies merge to support your Highest function. I am the balance, the fulcrum point, for your true nature to experience the blend of Heaven and Earth. I am the animating experience of Life, that which makes it valuable throughout and beyond all time and space. I am the vortex for re-creation of old habits, thoughts and beliefs, the potential dross of experience, into high achievements – the glory of true self-love, courage, forgiveness, release, Conditionless Love acknowledged and honored throughout Infinity.

I am the place where Earthly Life begins and ends; the place that monitors and reflects spiritual achievement, the only achievement that is eternal.

My experiences reverberate throughout all your earthly lifetimes and all forms of your existence. I am here to help you experience LOVE, the building block and uniting force of All-That-Is.

I am your closest connection to reality; the cornerstone of all that has worth. I have no limits, and I help you re-member your spiritual nature.

I serve your Highest Good by connecting you with the Heavenly Light, reinforcing your ability to know your connection with All-That-Is, and to shine!

I am thrilled to play this role in your life and support all your Life-liness!

I empower you to BE all of your High nature NOW and impart the wisdom of the Highest realms to support you in this.

I unleash energies that harmonize you with the Universe and Earthly Life simultaneously. I allow you to understand Life and all of its creations at deep, deep levels. I undergird all of your actions and choices with the capacity to hold more Light.

I am both Universal and personal. I accept all, connect all, and support all throughout your system, life, and beyond.

I am a catalyst for recognizing the human and Universal energy field. I am the portal for true connection and Oneness bliss. I am the home port of all Earthly existence. I am the support for your recognition of the Divine within and without.

I am your Love come home to roost, to receive, to extend to all others at one and the same time, because I live the law of “giving and receiving are one.”

I am your center energetically, emotionally, and spiritually; the giver and receiver of Love. I process unpleasant emotions as well, and the knowledge of your Heart Wisdom.
I provoke continual amazement from the centers for off-world planning, as they contemplate your spiritual exploits and achievements.

I know no limits, no boundaries, to the Love that All ultimately is, and I am rescued by your willingness to be guided by my wealth of knowing.

I am lavishly supportive of Life.

Excerpt from Chakras Alive! Exploring and Expanding Your Inner Rainbow, copyright 2015,Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Goddess Heart Rising for October 2019

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Tenacity, Journey through the Underworld, Regeneration.  Image & text copyright Roslyn McGrath.

No wonder I’ve drawn Persephone from my Goddess Heart Rising Cards for October! The weather has become decidedly autumnal here, and our political trek through the Underworld is undeniably in process.

In these times, our inner work becomes particularly crucial. Persephone reminds us that everything has its season, and that with tenacity and inner reflection, we can make the most of that and come out the other side into regeneration.

I invite you to look within. What patterns do you desire to shift in yourself? If this focus is distracted by your passionate resistance to some form of turmoil in the world, what values is this showing you hold dear, and how can you more fully embody these values in your thoughts, words, and deeds?

I’ll be posting more related to Persephone throughout the month of October. And if you’d like me to support you in your inner trek and re-patterning through a remote or in-person 1:1 Body-Mind-Soul session, please know that I would be honored to do so, and  feel welcome to contact me.

Namaste & many blessings,

Roslyn Elena McGrath