Today is the day I offer you some of my favorites songs and videos that have fed my spirit and filled my soul. Soul Food. I hope it feeds your spirit too.
I am an ancestor archeologist unearthing the treasure my ancestors left me on the physical and spiritual plane.
Many treasures were recently uncovered as my daughter and I excavated
boxes from my Mom's house;
Pictures of family who's stories came to the surface of my mind upon seeing them
Mother's Day cards from a certain little tea priestess and her siblings
Cards from my father to my mother when he was stationed in Korea
in the early 60s before they were married.
Yesterday, we found the most amazing treasure yet
a letter Mom wrote as a young newlywed to her mother shortly after her wedding
expressing her gratitude, love and hopes for the future of the relationship between them.
Grandma had saved the letters, encasing them in contact paper to preserve them.
How amazing to find this slice of personal history so lovingly saved!
My daughter sat enraptured as I read the letter to her.
"It's almost like I can hear Grandmere's voice and Great Grandma too.", she said, "They must have been close...like we are."
"Yes they were" I said, silently thanking my mom and grandma for modeling
a healthy mother/daughter relationship.
And I think that's the important thing about our stories.
It keeps our loved ones memories fresh in our minds.
We gift them a high honor by acknowledging the part they play in our
DNA when we share those stories.
We send a message to them that they mattered.
Even if it's only to us personally,their lives mattered and they are remembered.
And what is remembered lives.
To be remembered long after I'm gone, I want that for my children and for myself.
My essence will remain in the volumes of journal writings which will
give a deeper look at who I was with the future children of my bloodline
and future Goddess honoring women too.
As I finish my tea this morning, I think I'll write a letter for my children to read
after I've joined our ancestors.
Then they can be ancestor archeologists too.
How about you, dear one?
What will you leave behind
In Silence Retreat Button
Last week, because of the 2 year anniversary of my Mom's passing, I didn't participate in Wishcasting Wednesday.
I had decided to be silent for the day, even wearing a button I made on a personal retreat when I went out.
In hindsight, it looks like I did honor the spirit of last week, just not formally saying 'I wish to choose silence to honor my Mom', but I wasn't thinking along those lines at the time.
So here we are at another Wishcasting Wednesday. with Jamie asking
What do you wish to enjoy?
Oddly enough, the first thing I thought about was a George Michael/Wham from the 80s...which of course I had to share with you here!
God I loved the 80s!
Who did not know George Michael was gay?
A few weeks before the anniversary, my daughter and I had started the process of decluttering and releasing things I'd held onto from Mom's house, a bittersweet process.
I surprisingly enjoyed the process.
As the donation truck carried the bags away, I had this feeling of lightness. I hadn't realized I'd still been holding onto so much tension by holding on to so much of her stuff.
So today, I wish to enjoy that lightness by continuing the process of letting go of Mom's things that hold no family history.
And I'm still wishing to enjoy a few days at the beach (scheduled for the beginning of September) so I double wish for Hurricane Irene to dissipate so I can go to Myrtle Beach!
Let me slap on some lush hair and my brightest smile!
I am over the moon today as my first guest blog spot has been released into the world!
I am super excited to be a guest blogger at The Church of Holy Wow!
Sara, part of my goddess tribe at the amazing goddess circle, is an amazing muse and has been on a mission this summer to increase the self love of her readers.
I'm all about loving myself and showing that love in a multitude of ways (have you checked out the letter to my beloved or the other letter my beloved? ) so when I found out she was asking for guests, I was happy to provide another Goddess perspective! Grab a cup of tea and head over to hear about how Aphrodite rocked my world! Church is in session!
PS. Aphrodite's Tea Date ecourse is getting a revamp and will be open again soon...stay tuned for details!
As I watched the amorphous beauty explode in the sky
My breath joined the wings of angels transforming thoughts and feelings
into iridescent visions of what heaven on earth could be
My eyes filled with tears and I open to receive
capturing every sensual detail of your being
saving it in my heart's memory for days when
my ego makes me forget your Divine essence
while making me forget my Divine essence in the process
My heart exploded open showering everyone around
with cascading rainbows of love
and I was transported to a realm where space and time have no meaning
There is only this moment
This reflective bit of wonder came from the fantastic Amanda Oaks at Kind Over Matter and her wonderful book o' prompts, Spin your Story.
It's so deliciously deep, I've only had a chance to use a few of them but those few have unleashed an inkwell of writing for me. If you're feeling stuck or just looking for though provoking meditation topics, you should definitely check out this gem!
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