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.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Time to explore what our third main energy center, the solar plexus chakra, has to say!

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Solar Plexus Chakra

Absorb my golden power
of clarity, autonomy,
authority, and will.

Digest what empowers you
to shine your light
in this world.
Eliminate what does not.

Recognize your wholeness
and ability to commit
to the choices that uphold
the integrity of who you are
in tandem with respect for others
and their perspectives.

Allow your sovereignty
to hold your life
in balance, peace, and justice,
with the courage to assert
your own Divine nature.

Image and text excerpted from Chakras Alive! Exploring & Expanding Your Inner Rainbow, 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

Grandmother of the 13 Moons for June

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Grandmother of the 13 Moons
Copyright Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

I’ve decided to draw a Goddess from my Goddess Heart Wisdom series for guidance for  each month and synchronistically,  I drew the same one that a lovely lady I met yesterday declared as her favorite – Grandmother of the 13 Moons!

Though I felt her presence early on, Grandmother of the 13 Moons was the last of the Goddesses I’ve painted that is included in Goddess Heart Dancing: A Self-Guided Pathway to Light through Imagery, Insights & Inspiration, and Goddess Heart Dancing Cards. She was begun on the Super Moon weekend of December, 2017, and completed on the 13th of the same month.

Her title was originally Grandmother Moon. Then I counted how many moons she was made of (not all of which are visible here), plus the two others depicted. Can you guess the total?

Grandmother of the 13 Moons’ Message

I am ageless tides revealing
stories of past/present/future.
I am rippling enigmas saturating
your Universe with my reflections.
I am calling forth the alchemy
through which you may recognize
your primary power of vocation
by electing yourself ready, willing, able.
I am ever-present yet only visible
when you are willing to experience
the darkness within the Light.
I am the Keeper of Souls’ Journeys
through Density to Core Unification.
I am Conqueror of Cold, Hard Edges
through my Rounded, Reflective Light.
I am Magic’s Destiny revealed.
I am offering you opportunities
to witness reality through renewed light,
a way to utilize your dreams, instincts, and passions
to create your vivid present more potently.
I am asking you to let go of old dogmas
and feel your primal flow.

I am aware of every tipping point that occurs
between so-called fantasy and so-called reality,
I am available to all who desire me.
I am part of who you truly are.

Excerpted from Goddess Heart Dancing: A Self-Guided Pathway to Light through Imagery, Insights & Inspiration, copyright 2019, Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved. 

Creative Wisdom for May

In response to the challenges in the world, and the busy-ness that can overtake my own life, I am starting a new practice – pulling one of my Creative Wisdom Cards at mid-month to share its guidance with us.

Here’s what I pulled for May:

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Elemental Dance, copyright R. McGrath

QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE

Are you forgetting the Infinite Nature of your Soul?

Trying to alter human events in such a way that only Illusion is mirrored back to you?

Are you willing to look beyond surface chaos to the core nature of the Universe?

THE IMAGE SPEAKS

Blow!  Blow right into me!  Can you see that all the world is chaos?  

That chaos has great beauty as it approaches the fractal line of consciousness?  

When all the shifting surfaces are viewed simultaneously, it can appear quite a quagmire.  But refract them even further and they will take you past the mirrors of Illusion into Timelessness.

SUGGESTIONS FOR GROWTH

Allow all the thoughts in your mind to swirl more loudly, growing and merging, merging and growing,

‘til there is no room left and their cacophony shatters,

leaving only peace.

The World is full of illusions—illusions of self, others,

petty grievances and other distortions of Truth.

When you break free from their spell, you live in harmony,

trust and love, engaging others with the truth of your awareness.

Excerpt from Creative Wisdom Cards, copyright 2006, Roslyn McGrath. All rights reserved.

Your Solstice Potential

Summer Solstice is my favorite day of the year! I drew a card this morning from my Goddess Heart Rising deck for humanity overall at this time, and “Araena/Wind Woman” turned up. 

Araena/Wind Woman from "Goddess Heart Rising Cards," copyright Roslyn McGrath

Araena/Wind Woman, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Her energies are those of clearing, change, and limitless potential.

Here’s a message from her which may support you in honoring and activating these powers:

Swoosh
through my sheaths of change
that wipe you clean
of old, decaying crusts
of cornucopias come and gone.

When I whisper,
you feel the shift begin.
When I howl,
you know the jig is up.
When I calm,
you can hear yourself think again.
When I caress,
you know you’ve completed the change.

And so I create by reorganizing your destinations.
And so I create by whipping through your same-song world.
And so I create by wielding my ability to cut through chaos
and change your view as each development unfurls.
I can cause a grand creation
by sweeping through your known-to-you world.
I can cause a grand creation
by carrying away your mistakes and your pearls.
I am flying through your life now.
I am flying through your world,
carting away your cast-off currents
and ushering in new combos to swirl.
.
I am creating through my scattering
of everything that ever was.
I am creating through my tattering
of things pinned down and things in flux.

When you think you can see through me,
you will be surprised once more,
by the power I am wielding
to smash wide open every door.*

Are there changes happening in your world right now, or that you’d like to happen?

Solstice is a very powerful time for setting intention, and receiving supportive energies for moving forward. What would you like to create in your world? Is there one step regarding this that feels just right to take today?

Take time to hone in on what’s most important to you, and to call upon all of the limitless energies available to support you.

Wishing you a very merry Solstice, and all the blessings of your changes and limitless potential!

Roslyn Elena McGrath

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

Goddesses, Creative Play & Dowsing 101, Oh My!

It must be Spring! Things are a-poppin’!

“Goddess Heart Dancing Cards” copyright 2017, Roslyn McGrath

I’m very excited for the Goddess Extravaganza I’m hosting this Saturday! At least 31 of my 35 original Goddess paintings will be working their magic at Joy Center in Ishpeming. This is an unprecedented opportunity, as I rarely show more than a few publicly at one time.

Plus we’ll have guided meditation, readings from my new book, Goddess Heart Dancing, a special Goddess channeling, Goddess take-home gifts, specials on ALL my books, card sets and recordings, and even some LIVE sound healing music from Intuitive/Musician/Healer Jen Howell and also from Drumweaver Extraordinaire Len Novak!

And more to come over the next week too – Creative Play is happening Wed. evening, May 16th, and Dowsing 101 on Sat. afternoon, May 19th. Early bird pricing ends very soon (May 11 for Creative Play & May 14 for Dowsing 101), so please click here for more info.

Namaste & Many Springtime Blessings to you!

Roslyn Elena McGrath

Goddesses, Creative Play & Dowsing 101, Oh My!

It must be Spring! Things are a-poppin’!

“Goddess Heart Dancing Cards” copyright 2017, Roslyn McGrath

I’m very excited for the Goddess Extravaganza I’m hosting this Saturday! At least 31 of my 35 original Goddess paintings will be working their magic at Joy Center in Ishpeming. This is an unprecedented opportunity, as I rarely show more than a few publicly at one time.

Plus we’ll have guided meditation, readings from my new book, Goddess Heart Dancing, a special Goddess channeling, Goddess take-home gifts, specials on ALL my books, card sets and recordings, and even some LIVE sound healing music from Intuitive/Musician/Healer Jen Howell and also from Drumweaver Extraordinaire Len Novak!

And more to come over the next week too – Creative Play is happening Wed. evening, May 16th, and Dowsing 101 on Sat. afternoon, May 19th. Early bird pricing ends very soon (May 11 for Creative Play & May 14 for Dowsing 101), so please click here for more info.

Namaste & Many Springtime Blessings to you!

Roslyn Elena McGrath