Goddess Wisdom for March 2020

 

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“Her Masks” copyright R. McGrath

What roles do you play in your life’s drama? 

How do you disguise what you do not want revealed? 

In what ways does this help and/or hinder you?

Here is a meditation to support you with this topic.

Meditation from Her Masks

Allow yourself to
drop
your inhibitions, to let
down
your guard
and begin to witness the swirl of categories
with which you have identified yourself –
wife, mother, sister, daughter, diva, crone.
You can choose which façade to display
and when to allow them all to go,
so you can recognize your core,
your essence beneath.

When the winds drop self-examination into your lap,
let their flow astound you with their peeling away
of layers of stories, crustations of masks,
that have allowed you to view yourself
as something other than what you came here as,
the Living Essence of God/Goddess.

Once you glimpse even a portion of this,
you are forever aware that you are more
than any outward appearance
or self-appointed role you’ve attained,
more than any category or “box,”
more than any achievement
or self-proclaimed value you have occupied.

You are living, breathing light,
allowing forms and formulas to evaporate
into the mist that remains apparent
only to those who believe in Illusion.
For you are beyond all Earthly experiences and expectations,
you are Divine Essence, come to live in Union,
Truth, and Harmony with All Creation.
And you are available for exploring your essence now.

Be with your Living Breath of Light.
Pour your thoughts and expressions out to it.
Fulfill yourself by drinking in the Divine Mystery
of Your Essential Nature,
beyond language,
beyond thought
and beyond all expectation,
to Core Reality.

And so it is.
Amen.

Excerpted with permission from Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential, copyright 2014, Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

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.

Goddess Wisdom for December, 2019

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Kali’s Contemplation, copyright Roslyn McGrath

I drew Kali as our guide for this month. Must be time to clear out the old that’s no longer serving for 2020 clarity!

Below is a portion of Meditation from Kali’s Contemplation, found in Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential:

Kali’s knife is clear and strong,
a shining blade cutting through illusion,
doubt, pain, and struggle
to reveal the Truth emanating at your core…

…Kali continues to eliminate
all that hinders your full, true good.
Her knife is cutting away all illusions about yourself
and your ability to respond positively and powerfully to life situations.
Self-doubt, rationalizations, boasting, submission,
egotism, “not-good-enough” and “incapable” are tossed away,
along with any notions of weakness and imbalance
in digesting all that physical life has to offer.
Now you feel the full strength of the energy
vibrating through your solar plexus,
radiating to all aspects of your autonomy,
responsibility, and digestive process.
This sun-like energy reveals total alignment
between your personal will and that of your soul.

Excerpted with permission from Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential, 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.

 

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

Thinking About Hecate & Our Choices

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Hecate, copyright Roslyn Elena McGrath

I see so much coming up individually and globally in Hecate’s arena. The shadows are being brought to light for us to deal with more universally than perhaps ever before, pushing us to get clear on our values and act on them.

One form this has taken for me is to revamp the framework of my publishing business, moving it into new territory that makes it both easier and mandatory for clients to honor their part of our agreement. And it calls on me to shine a brighter, clearer spotlight on their businesses’ missions, and understand my publishing work as an integral part of Empowering Lightworks’ mission.

The process has pushed me to learn new skills, and rethink old processes so I can bring my vision to life through cyberspace and grow it in a balanced way. At moments, it’s bolloxed my brain, but each accomplishment has been super-satisfying.

And new opportunities to clear up old issues continue to arise. With commitment to using the quantum healing methods available, I and we can do it.

 

The Dark & the Light for July

How perfect to draw Hecate and her discussion of the dark and the light for July’s Goddess reading, right on the eclipse! May the following assist you in navigating these interesting times!

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Hecate, copyright 2015, Roslyn McGrath

Hecate’s introduction of herself:

I am replete with secrets, potions, incantations to set free the dark that clouds your Inner Light. My illusions encourage you to clarify your values, expectations, and willingness to move forward with integrity to your True Design, as I smile upon all your attempts to distract yourself from your purpose and inner knowing. My sleight-of-hand reveals your own illusory attempts to mask your true nature.

I am capable of working in tandem with your Higher Self to right wrongs and balance the Scales of Justice, if you so desire. I am the Embodiment of Trickery for the Highest Good, Revelation through Opposites, and Getting to the Core of Essential Values.

Meditation from Hecate

It may be helpful to bring yourself into a relaxed, meditative state before reading the following, perhaps by simply observing your breath for several counts, then breathing gently into one part of your body at a time, helping each to relax, or using another meditative process of your choice.

Then slowly read to yourself the passage below, or have someone else read it to you, as you continue to maintain and deepen your relaxed, focused, attention.

Listen
to the dark places
underneath the roots,
below the incantations,
within the furls of your heart.
They have stories to tell,
spells to cast
for learning about the totality of the world,
the finessing from dark to light,
the fertile opportunities for growth.

Listen within
for the keys to those dark places.
Let your light reveal their location.
It’s a partnership in courage and honesty.

Listen inside
to the rumbling
within the dark places.
Let them show their faces.
Let them rise up to the surface
and expel their glories.
Find the truth in their stories,
their secrets, their lies.
Bring it all to bond
with incredible sighs
of love, and of trust,
of two-fisted fuss.

Listen to the sounds
of the dark getting free
of the shame and the lust
that kept it chained up
where it battled and rattled
unseen.

Now is the time to shake loose all its grime
and discover what its fertilizer raises up.
Feel the earth shake.
Feel yourself break loose the bonds
that hid your stains,
stabbed from within,
brought you pain.
Raise your hurts up to feel the light,
dissolve their strength,
divest their fight
so you can look them in the face,
glean their great potential,
banish their grim façade
without leaving a trace,
opening up vast space within
to accept all as it is,
and reveal to yourself
your sunshine-y grin.

Image & text excerpted from Goddess Heart Dancing: A Self-Guided Pathway to Light, copyright 2015, Roslyn McGrath.

Flowing with Our Transitions

guidance card, visionary art, Goddess imagery, Roslyn McGrath art, metaphysical support, spiritual guidanceWe are in a time of great change – culturally, politically, personally, on all the levels. Some we may find easier to navigate than others. Some we may not event realize are rocking our boat beyond our awareness, causing us to feel off-balance, unsure, irritable, and/or anxious without understanding why.

So it makes sense to me that I drew “Wings of the Goddess Sped Her Home” (Card #11) for us for the month from Creative Wisdom Cards for Personal Growth. 

I encourage you to take some time with the image, noting your own impressions of it and the significance these might have to you. Then feel free to draw upon the ideas below for additional guidance.

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.

Words & image copyright 2005, Roslyn McGrath