Last night I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror.
Who was that woman? I thought
A lump grew in my throat tears back I did choke as I heard an old litany taunt:
Her toes are gaudy with sequin shoes on each jewel is so tarnished and faded
Her hips are too wide and so are her thighs no doubt from each cookie jar raided
Her tummy sticks out and there is no doubt there's never been a meal missed.
Her breasts are too large, her shoulders too broad and her flaws? Please don't get me started
But then I looked in to my eyes, dear friends.
I looked deeply into my own eyes.
A lump grew in my throat, tears fell as I spoke a new litany for me to flaunt:
Your toes are sparkly with sequin shoes on, each jewel represents a road traveled.
Your hips are wide yes and so are your thighs the secrets of birth they've unraveled.
Your tummy stands out and there is no doubt you've enjoyed all of my Earthly gifts.
Your breasts nursed your babes, your shoulders relief gave and those so called flaws make you bighearted
You are a reflection of me dear one
A direct incarnation of me
Wipe those tears from your eyes
And let your heart rise
Shine your light for all to see.
So if you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and ask who that woman is Pick up my refrain your own praises please sing
And know that you too are Divine
I've been container gardening for years and each year my garden gets a little bigger as I make space for new things while continuing to grow things I love. It's part of my earthy nature to dig deep in the dirt and work with Mother Nature. I fantasize about one day having nothing but jars of home grown preserved produce (mostly from my own garden) in my pantry. I long to have my hands in the dirt and usually at the beginning of April, I have my garden boxes cleaned out and planted or ready to be. But our weather has been so wonky and my schedule so unpredictable that I haven't made time to do this. Yet the spring growing season is happening weather my boxes are ready or not. So when Jamie asked the Wishcasting Wednesday question I knew right away what my answer would be.
What do you wish to tend?
My garden. I took a picture of what it looks like today. We're supposed to be getting a massive storm over the next few days which is supposed to clear out by the weekend. My gently set goal is to be out there in my garden, trim the dead stuff, get the boxes emptied of weeds and topped up with soil, and start my compost bin. Hey...Weather Gods! I need your help to make this work please and thank you!!
Goddess Tara is one of the most well loved Buddhist Goddesses and is recognized as a Devi in Hindu worship. She can be recognized in three forms; green, red, and white. Green Tara, a more dynamic manifestation, symbolizes a youthful vigor and activity, while Red Tara, symbolizes longevity and healing. White Tara represents the motherly aspect of compassion. She bears the color of purity, truth, and maturity.
White Tara is often pictured in a posture with her right hand making the boon granting gesture and her left hand in the protection position holding the stem of a white lotus flower between her thumb and fourth finger. Goddess Tara is a Buddha having attained enlightenment, she can take human form yet remain with every living thing in oneness. In Sanskrit, the name Tara means Star.
Choosing love and openness causes our energy to vibrate at a higher frequency making us more sensitive to the harsher lower level frequencies where fear, hatred and unhealthy expressions of anger vibrate. As we move through these last days of Mercury in Retrograde helping us examine the way we communicate to ourselves and others, keep in mind the message of White Tara; you are becoming increasingly sensitive; avoid harsh relationships, environments, situations and chemicals.
Bless me Goddess for in this moment I am
Divinely guided to
Ignite your scared wisdom by
Opening the hearts of women everywhere
Nurturing them so they may
Navigate their lives with
Expanded vision of the world
**As I move through these last days of my 40 year old self, I've decided to share love letters & blessings I receive in meditation with Goddess Aphrodite. If you'd like to learn how to love and bless yourself, please join me in my virtual circle.**
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love