Araena/Wind Woman: Goddess of the Week

Araena/Wind Woman, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

Araena/Wind Woman, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

What kinds of changes are happening in your life right now?

What kinds of change would you like to create or to navigate less painfully, more gracefully?

My writing, channeling and healing work deal with this theme continually. As human beings, we are both resistant to and birthed through change. Some say it’s the one thing you can count on.

Only the eternal is unchanged, which we are at our root. I believe we’re eternal beings choosing to expand through temporal experiences. So in the spirit of this, and today’s full moon, Araena/Wind Woman is this week’s Goddess focus.

I invite you to take time with hope the related meditation below and open to the power of the currents of change within and around you.

Meditation from Araena/Wind Woman

Feel my sweeping currents

within and without,

(Change, there is always change)

echoing through your skin and bones,

cells and atoms,

electrons and nuclei,

(Change, there is always change)

reverberating through your mind, thoughts,

beliefs, expressions,

(Change, there is always change)

stinging your routines, actions, choices,

(Change, there is always change)

into different directions,

(Change, there is always change)

pushing you toward new territories, vast spaces,

(Change, there is always change)

waking you up to a limitless panorama of opportunity

(Change, there is always change)

that echoes through your skin and bones,

cells and atoms,

electrons and nuclei,

(Change, there is always change)

reverberates through your mind, thoughts,

beliefs, expressions,

(Change, there is always change)

and opens up your routines, actions, choices,

(Change, there is always change)

to your next evolution.

Change.

There is always change.

You are free to fly with it

or against.

Change.

There is always change.

You are free to discover its treasure.

Change.

There is always change.

You are free to delight in its newness.

Change.

There is always change.

You are free to revel in your ability to

change.

There is always change.

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

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The Choice to Clear: Self-Reflection Question for the Week

Kali's Contemplation, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Kali’s Contemplation, copyright Roslyn McGrath

How do you decide when to clear something out of your life?

Whether it’s a habit, relationship, old papers or interpersonal dynamic, we all reach a place where we’re called to clear out things that no longer serve us.

How do you muster the effort it takes to make such changse?

If you are looking for spiritual support for this necessity, I highly recommend calling upon the powerful energy of Hindu goddess Kali.

(Click here for a short excerpt from Kali’s Meditation in Goddess Heart Rising.)

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Kali: Goddess of the Week

Kali's Contemplation, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Kali’s Contemplation, copyright Roslyn McGrath

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.

Excerpt from Meditation from Kali’s Contemplation, reprinted with permission from Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential, copyright Roslyn McGrath, 2014.

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Question of the Week from Ngoshkwe/Star Woman

"Ngoshkwe/Star Woman," copyright Roslyn mcGrath

“Ngoshkwe/Star Woman,” copyright Roslyn mcGrath

Do I experience myself as an integral part of the Universe?

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

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Pick a Goddess Resource for the New Year

Happy 2015 to everyone!

In the almost-blank canvas of this new year, I wonder what hopes, dreams, visions and heartfelt commitments you’ll be bringing to it, and what will best support you in actualizing them?

About half of the 30 Goddess paintings I’ve created so far are included in this first volume of Goddess Heart Rising, each with their particular strengths available for us to draw upon and honor in ourselves.

Which of these would be most helpful to you at this time in moving your desires forward? Which speaks most strongly to your soul right now?

  • Mystery, Openness & Adaptability (Her Masks)
  • Nurturance, Compassion & Everyday Miracles (Modern Day Kuan Yin)
  • Clearing, Cutting to the Chase & Core Truths (Kali’s Contemplation)
  • Sensuality, Earthly Love  Self-Love (Aphrodite Emerges)
  • Prosperity & Fertility (Lakshmi)
  • Dreams & Inner Visions (Cereidwen)
  • Perseverance & Regeneration (Persephone)
  • Preparation for Rebirth (Waiting for Isis)
  • Death & Rebirth (Isis)
  • Unconditional Love & Peace (Mary of the Miracles)
  • Individuality, Discernment & Primal Nature (Lady Eve)
  • Freedom, Fun & Joy  (Dance Muse)
  • Change (Araena/Wind Woman)
  • Wisdom & Evolution (Ngoshkwe/Star Woman)
  • Truth & Self-Empowerment (Mo-Ray Angelica)

Please share 1 – 3 in the comments section below, as I would be honored to share excerpts and ideas in this blog to support you in the upcoming months.

Namaste & many blessings,

Roslyn Elena McGrath

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Dreams & Visions for 2015

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

At this time of year, we often hear about and/or make our own New Year’s resolutions, and the probability of accomplishing them or not. But how about considering our dreams and visions for the new year instead?

One of Cereidwen’s self-reflection questions in Goddess Heart Rising asks us if we are paying attention to our dreams and visions. It seems to me that all too often “resolutions” come out of our mental activity, our comparisons and “shoulds,” rather than full connection with our hearts and souls.

Last night I had the gift of listening to Flo Aeveia Magdalena’s meditation, part of Soul Support Systems’ free Monday Manifesting Mastery conference call series, for calling upon our hearts and souls in combination with our Divine Blueprint and future in order to envision our opportunities for 2015.

Tomorrow I will have the joy of participating in a shamanic drumming journey and Maori medicine wheel drawing with dear friends for additional perspectives on the same purpose.

And this Sunday, January 4th, I will have the honor of facilitating Goddess Heart Rising for the New Yearan opportunity to embody your Inner Goddess through poetry, music, simple movement, guided meditation, mask creation, chanting, group story making an more in a supportive circle on the 1st full moon of the year!

It’s when we create our futures from as much of our vast selves as possible that the field is fertile with magic, helping us to create what truly suits us! And there is so much magic I am looking forward to for 2015!

May your holiday and year reflect the magic that you are, such that we may all revel in its benefits together!

A very happy New Year’s Eve and 2015 to you!

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Question of the Week

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

As we move into the heart of the holidays and toward the new year, you may want to consider this question from Cereidwen’s Self-Reflection page in Goddess Heart Rising: 

Am I paying attention to my dreams and visions?

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

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Cereidwen: Goddess for the Winter Solstice & Waxing Moon

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

Cereidwen, copyright R. McGrath

Cereidwen’s Message

Melt
through layers
of radiating waves
that pull through time’s eccentricities
and score sounds beyond range of hearing,
into modes that excavate
our twilight nature
through silent song.

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

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Book Magic at Unity of Inner Peace

Had such a wonderful time sharing Goddess Heart Rising and The Third Mary at Unity of Inner Peace in Marquette, MI yesterday. The circle of attendees is always so welcoming!

The group opened deeply to the wisdoms they drew from these books. I always find such magic in allowing these works to do their thing with people!

A big thank you to all who attended and all who are part of Unity’s framework of support!

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