Birthing the New Goddess Heart Rising Deck + Seven Goddesses for Solstice

Within each of us lies the potential for so many possible forms of expression. There are limitless ways in which we may embody the Light, respond to our challenges, and perceive our world.

NgoshkwePart of my personal calling takes form in the role of the Messenger, the Translator, the Bridge between Worlds. In my late teens and twenties, I rejected the idea of myself as a fine artist, despite the naturalness of paintbrush in hand and positive feedback on my work, because I envisioned this as being alone in a room creating something valued by few people, with little impact on the everyday world.

It wasn’t until I connected with my personal spiritual roots that I gained the inner foundation necessary for me to find the ongoing inspiration for and purpose of my art.

My art brings the presence of Higher Dimensional energies more palpably into our 3-dimensional reality, continually teaching me about it through the process. I am not a scholar, researcher, theorist, or theologian. My focus is on being as clear a conduit as possible. I continually discover more about what I am painting by painting it, by opening to the guidance that flows through me afterward regarding it, and by sharing it with others.

I incorporate the originals in spiritual workshops and events, and the mass-produced versions into self-empowering products that help you to tap into, learn about, and benefit from these energies within yourself and the world around you.

I began consciously painting Goddess archetypes in 2003, many of them on re-used kitchen cabinet and bi-fold closet doors. You can find sixteen of the 35 or so Goddess paintings I’ve created so far in Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential. They offer a doorway into self-healing and self-empowerment.

And now you can also work with these images in card form through the Goddess Heart Rising deck, which synthesizes the main themes of each archetype. The deck can be used either separately or in tandem with the Goddess Heart Rising book to help empower you with your goals and challenges, illuminating and inspiring with new perspectives.

I have also developed Goddess Heart Guidance 101a class to teach you how you can best benefit from the new deck. 

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And the work continues! My latest pair of paintings, “Gaia” and “Grandmother Moon,”  on what were the semi-circular ends of an old oval oak table, will be included in my upcoming book, Goddess Heart Dancing, which will be released in Spring 2018, and at Goddess Extravaganza, which will be held June 23, 2018.

To continue to honor the Sacred Feminine as we move toward this winter’s solstice, I am starting Seven Goddesses for Solstice today, which will share insights and images every three days regarding one of the following: Ngoshkwe/Star Woman, Cereidwen, Persephone, Isis, Mother Mary, Gaia, and Spider Woman, 12/3/17 through 12/21/17.

If you would like to be part of this free, online event, please join me in the new, temporary Facebook Group Seven Goddesses for Solsticewhere you can read insights, enjoy images, and respond with your own experiences of these archetypal energies,  or email me at info@empoweringlightworks.com with “Solstice Goddesses” in the subject heading to receive emails of my Facebook posts.

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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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Star Woman: Goddess of the Week

"Ngoshkwe/Star Woman," copyright Roslyn mcGrath

“Ngoshkwe/Star Woman,” copyright Roslyn mcGrath

Ngoshkwe/Star Woman’s Message

Trace my beams of light marks
into your ancient patterns of knowing
to reveal your rising choices
and extend your view of Infinity.

I can allow your gifts to meld with my own
so the magic percolates carefully
throughout your known world and beyond,
and you can hear my whispers echo
across your lines of “can and can’t have”
until there is nothing but open space for creating.

I shift your reality so it turns in alignment
with All-That-Is in eternal light.
And I lift your frame of reference
to include all time as one.

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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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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