Munay-Ki Rites by Candelight

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Last night was my first installation of the official Munay-Ki rites.

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Somewhere along the journey in this life, I was sure I had received the Earth-keeper rites, but it was among the presence of these 7 beautiful women, last night, that this set of sacred rites took place, and the transmissions were transferred to me to lay down the foundation for further deepening of my conscious journey of creation. Working with other powerful medicine women, in truth faith, my consciousness is expanding – and so is my belly, with the breath of fire! You are welcome to do the fire-breath with me here, or
participate in my mindfulness meditation practice here.

I bid you all Good Morning, and look forward to time spent amidst the wilderness of your blogs. My time is frequently spent hearing of your journeys, your processes. I receive the gift of experiencing your poems, your visions, your hopes and your fears. In community, I hold your hand. 

At times my hand may sound silent as my consciousness is fully engaged in my own transformation, but I do hope my warmth and presence is always experienced by you, and that you know that I am by your side, as you are by mine.

The past few days have been brilliant with light and the challenging of fears which would hold me back from existence, if it were not for my practices, and the support of others along the way ~ especially those magical beings on Earth and beyond, which I know “have my back,” which has been virtually rebuilt on the physical plane, since 2012. More about that here, where I still need to update my story.

I haven’t written specifically about that aspect since 2014, but I can still say:  Thank you, Body! despite any twists and turns along the way. Also, you may remember my incredible yoga mat YogaLove: Thank you!

As we approach the Full Moon in Virgo: this will be my first lunation with these seeds planted within me, and ask all of you to light a candle for yourselves in relationship to your own healing body – may we always find the love that we need to heal, and the hand-holding that we need while we are in process of the process. Soft, tender loving is more powerful and memorable than any other experience in consciousness!

We all have bridges to cross. May we feel supported as we take those steps that our spirits so rightly requests of us.

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My post on the New Moon in Virgo is resonating again with me right now, as the Full Moon is nearly upon us. I’m picturing the tree in that post and experiencing the energy of our former home in Santa Cruz, CA 2012-2013: and the beginning of “my reconstruction.”

Sai Maa Lotus-Flower

How can I read this poem
without it stirring my insides?

How can I look at you without
weeping?

You handed flowers to the
man in front of us,
but witnessing this moment

and what i Felt

Who is to Say, when Darshan
really occurred?

We stood before you, then,
with your peacock feather in hand.

Touched my forehead and chest and I thanked you
as I would any beloved friend.

How can ‘I be’ and not
be moved?

Who are we to stop some tears
or suggest this is the illusion
of sugar-drenched thoughts,

~~~

When I saw you give us flowers…
and I read your voice written
directly into my mind.

Big Plans at New Moon in Aquarius

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The aspects

With so much happening in my life, and “behind the scenes,” I figured I’d draw up the this chart for the New Moon in Aquarius (Sun and Moon in Aquarius at 19 degrees). As you can see in the image, Aquarius is ascending for this New Moon in Aquarius as well. Further adding to the energy of Aquarius is its modern ruler, Uranus.  Uranus has a lot of play right now. So there’s lots of creativity, electricity, unexpected surprises, and the wacky-weird “flashes of insight.” Where’s the group? How is our tribe?

  • Sun and Moon conjunction Sextile Uranus “new teams, groups, connections”
  • Mercury “communication” and Venus “values” Squaring “new-fangled” Uranus
  • Mars Quincunx Uranus – “awkward starts” “sporadic energy”
  • Uranus Square Pluto – Yep, not exact, but still super-active; revolution

With Mars Quincunx Uranus we may have a lot of fizzle – energy, but a little wobbly confusion about our initiatives. This is okay, simply because Mars will be retrograding in a couple of months giving us plenty of time to re-consider how we “start”, “motivate”, and bring our energy to our new projects. Then, where does the energy come from to continue?

For me, I’ve got my natal S. Node in Aquarius highly activated right now. My desire to post today further strengthens my sense for my past-life astrological tendencies. There’s been a long time soul’s movement with groups and energies surrounding the collective.  I have lots of contacts and friends with Aquarius as Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or both. Plus, my natal Uranus is highly aspected (which means it gets a lot of play).

Astro generalities

For those who are familiar or not, in many circles, Aquarius-Uranus is considered as the sign/planet ruling astrology, but many also in the classics look to Mercury. Many schools of astrological thought consider both to some extent because astrology is a communicated perspective – involving thought, analysis, and of course intuition and experience; it’s an art, after all.  Believe me, the more I learn about Chinese medicine (and differing theories, (and traditions that are not-Chinese…aka…Japanese… etc!!! but are indeed unified wholes and community conversations) the more I realize I am simply doing more of the same thing as astrology!

Chiron’s involvement with Jupiter and the Nodes

I want to add that right now, Chiron is forming a conjunction with the S. Node in Pisces ~ speaking of intuition, art, and the transcendent qualities of spiritual intelligence. Chiron is referred to as the wounded-healer, etc. etc. What is interesting me now is how transiting Jupiter has been more or less in opposition to transiting Chiron. That sense of “bigness” ought to be tempered, and I think Chiron highlights to us where we’ve got that constant wound-that-won’t-be-healed – the remaining expression of our fragmentation– confronting our sense of bigness (Jupiter), while also addressing separate aspects of self “fitting inside of a body” (Virgo) are themes.

Astrologers aren’t sure what sign to give Chiron’s rulership, but many agree on Virgo. Also many refer to Chiron as “Shamanic.”  At present all these terms are a bit to vague to be relegated to the “precision” of “rulerships.” What we are still really dealing with is that Pisces/Virgo divide in need of union; or at least agreeing to disagree that “the big picture” and “details” cannot, and should not, be in competition! Also, craftsmanship and mastery can be limiting at certain levels in creation, and even hindering creation if the focus is narrowed too quickly! Sometimes Pisces saves us from being too “square and peg,” despite the fact that most egos love to marvel at a “Virgoan” masterpiece, my advice is don’t get there too early! Yes, there is such a thing!

One has to begin somewhere, though, and I think that Pisces at the South Node gives us some intelligence on the issue, and suggests: starting out vague is not only OKAY, it is necessary. When we talk about Jupiter, we are talking about the big picture – something that some with heavy Virgo tendencies – as Virgo is currently in Jupiter, find challenging to allow.

For me personally, I have natal Jupiter in Virgo, so gestalt thinking doesn’t bother me, unless it does. From experience, and from art lessons, the vague, simply, just comes first. The details come later. First, bring the stuff out of you, then improve upon it all later with fine-tuning, interaction, building, etc.

Finally, for me personally, there’s something about this lunation for me that has to do with endings. There’s a big change, and release of the old perceptions. Pisces is an ‘self-undoing’ sign, and ruler of the 12th house. Pisces is where the current S. Node of the moon presents. The surrender to surrender – the final white flag. ::chuckles::

There’s a deep sense of peace and rest in this allowing of old perspectives, traditions, and the changing of an era in my family. I’m feeling a lot of gratitude for what has come before us… even the vagueness of this particular written article. I’m surrendering to its mixed pronouns and the challenged adjectives and nouns, which seek for more clarity to be “presentable.”  I enjoy each moment I get to dance in public with symbols. So, thank you, dear reader. Everything is comfortably unfinished herein.

All my very best wishes for New Moon in Aquarius – and of course for the Fire Monkey New Year! I have put out a few red envelope gifts for my unsuspecting friends, and even friends I may one day soon meet. ❤

That said, I’ve had a lot of new followers joining up lately, and I want to give you all a big, warm welcome hug! Come in, come in, and let us have some tea. We can share our flowers, our petals, and whatever we’ve brought with us from our journeys. Will stack plenty of wood by the fire, and focus on growing more trees.

 

 

 

World Cancer Day…We can. I can.

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Thank you PurpleRays! Lighting a candle for your cousin Anna today, and to all who have been affected by cancer and lost loved ones along the way. Here’s to improved health for all. ❤ Amama

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Today is World Cancer Day!

I light a candle in honor of those who have lost their lives to cancer, in sympathy with those who are battling cancer and in jubilation with those who have survived cancer!

I light a candle in memory of Cousin Anna (56) who was snatched away by breast cancer about four years ago! Cousin Anna kept her battle with the scourge away from many of us. Like so many relations and friends, I was aware she was receiving some sort of medical treatment from time to time and rather frequently latter but, I never had any inkling that cancer was eating her up. It was only after her death that I learnt she had forbade the few who knew from spreading the word!

Why Anna, an otherwise loquacious and jolly good fellow, would take her health travails quietly into the grave I still cannot understand.

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A Selection of True Awakening Experiences Part II

This is a selection I wrote for MeMyMagnificientSelf, where we are encouraged to share our awakening experiences with others. This is Part II of a two part sequence. My participation is here, below, in Part II. I had recently met the other participants while Part I was taking place, and/or had already been completed.

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Awakening used to sound like an ending to me, so complete, and total and full.

But, I think of it as this endless continuity. It is almost a complete engagement, and yet it is so dynamic that it is always “in the process” of being engaged.

There’s this idea that “one” has access to everything, all that has ever existed. But that is not just an idea; it is a sense – a smell, a quality to the nature of connectedness.

There’s still the personality, and of course because there is absolutely nothing wrong with the personality.

There’s just a sense of being beyond the capacity that one originally set out with in the life, and perhaps a sense of connectedness to all the other lives that came before, including the soul’s journey.

There’s this sense of not knowing what’s ahead, but being nearly absolutely certain, most of the time, that this gift of life keeps giving to us, to me, to everyone. There’s this sense of constantly being in reception with source. There’s a deep relationship with the cosmos and with the pain and suffering of the world, but not in a way that is gripping or feels identifying. There’s a sense of ‘coming and going’ and it just sort of improves over time. The witness who is watching is not really the subject, and there really is no object, but it is the peacefulness of center-point, and the culmination of pointlessness.

The emotions get deeper; the connections with others become richer. People in your family that you may have thought you didn’t “get along with” show you their spiritual love for you. Disagreements on the personality level do not affect the deep nature of the connection. The connections deepen. Family members start to feel understood and “seen” by you – as simultaneously the experience is mutual, and love enters where it the illusion was it was not. The veils on relationships keep lifting.

Awakening is a process – for this being it started in 2007, but the blueprints for it where there all along. The circumstances leading up to it, and in the beginning required a lot of releasing, a lot of acceptance into the path of the unknown. Meanwhile, all the support shows up. It can be rocky at times, even extremely difficult and painful, but ultimately awakening is the most brilliant gift to consciousness. It’s the kind of thing that spreads for those who are ripe and ripening. The clarity is what reigns, rises, and spreads, breaking up all the dross of thought, conditioning, and aberrant energy patterns. Awakening is final, but it isn’t done. It is like a seal that has opened and the energy from the container is decompressing over time.

Note: When I saw Barbara’s challenge show up in my inbox, I immediately penned the words above; it literally took me only about 2-3 minutes, if that. My own clarity on the prompt – as I experienced it unto myself – was surprising!

Next in the sequence is Julianne Victoria with Through the Peacock’s Eyes.

Lift, Lift, Lift

First, there is a bottom

“Where is it, toes?”

Reach for it,
Reach for it.

“Beneath you.”
Feel for it, low, low, low.
Go deep.

Going deeper, feeling for
the spaces within the spaces,
“Where is the root of this
space?”

She says she doesn’t know where it
is, but she’s found “Planet 9
on the
news.

The news that people miss.
When news is
speculative, uncertain, eager
More interest, please,
but it doesn’t get enough ~ not enough hype.

(It’s actually too unusual to be too newsworthy.)

Meanwhile, some telescope gropes in the night
for physical proof of our maths.

“Ok, what are we lifting?”

Our own personal sky.
That cross we bear.

It doesn’t exist anymore, so we are lifting it
off the planet.

Roots anchor so far down beneath her
toes. The roots of the roots of the roots
told her so.

Expansive, grounded, open and free.
is how WE are meant to be.