Questions for December’s Waning Moon

"Modern Day Kuan Yin," copyright Roslyn McGrath

“Modern Day Kuan Yin,” copyright Roslyn McGrath

Kuan Yin is one of the first spiritual teachers I became acquainted with on my conscious path and one that I feel especially close with. She’s known for helping to bring about everyday sorts of miracles, rather than the out-of-the-blue kind, and for her great compassion, giving her the description “She who hears the cries of the world.”

It seems to me one of the things people want most is to be heard, to be truly listened to and acknowledged. When you listen with your full attention, your full presence, it’s an irreplaceable gift.

Perhaps you can recollect a time where someone really deeply listened to you, and what it meant to you.

The art of listening can be cultivated, a very worthwhile effort, as we must have the capacity to listen in order to truly grow beyond our own immediate perceptions and possible misconceptions.

To be able to listen with compassion is both a skill and a gift, something required in our efforts to experience Heaven on Earth.

So in relation to all this, the Questions for  December’s Waning Moon, adapted from Goddess Heart Rising: Paintings, Poems & Meditations for Activating Your Divine Potential, which you might want to consider through this holiday season are:

How supported do I feel in my life? How well do I support others?

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Modern Day Kuan Yin: Goddess for December’s Waning Moon

"Modern Day Kuan Yin," copyright Roslyn McGrath

“Modern Day Kuan Yin,” copyright Roslyn McGrath

Modern Day Kuan Yin’s Message
I see you,
inside and out.
I am with you
after the fall.
I know you
from before you knew yourself.
I heal you
because I can sustain my knowing
of your “good” and “evil.”
I can help you heal yourself
by understanding what you are experiencing,
by understanding who you are,
by knowing what you’re capable of,
which would astound you if you knew.

I am always available to you.
I am always caring for you.
I am always loving you and helping you
recognize how to love yourself and all others more
through my doorway of total nurturance and compassion
that helps you weave your Life Stream
with greater Grace and Harmony with All.

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

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More from Lady Eve

Lady Eve, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

Lady Eve, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

In every situation, there is a fulcrum point, a transitional balance achieved when there is true agreement between the natures of apparent opposites to hang with the meeting place between them

and allow a new creation to arise from their meld, a mix beyond figuring out or conscious development,

that follows the credo of Life to expand with unique fullness and live out a new pathway.

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

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Eve’s Story Reconsidered: Questions for the Week

Lady Eve, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

Lady Eve, copyright 2013, Roslyn McGrath

What does it mean to embody full knowing?

What might Lady’s Eve’s example have to do with this?

We have the capacity to be lulled into a kind of cultural hypnosis, automatically accepting ideas and underlying assumptions without question.

We also have the capacity to wake up, to wonder, to reconsider our options, and the possibilities of the world.

There are more versions of Eve’s story available to us now.

What do you think her purpose was, is?

What can we learn from her story?

What opportunities might it open for us?

What illusions might it shatter?

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Where Is Peace?

"Mary of the Miracles," copyright Roslyn McGrath

“Mary of the Miracles,” copyright Roslyn McGrath

I really appreciate Mary of the Miracles’ description of peace as something already within us. Often we can try to look outside ourselves for peace, i.e. if x would just happen, or y would stop happening, then I could be at peace. 

But if it’s already within us, perhaps what we most need to do is withdraw our focus from the external situation and go within to meet that place where it already exists.

There are so many techniques for reaching a state of peace, and certainly there can be issues to take care of in our lives and psyches so they can better reflect this quality. But I think the more often we choose to go within to meet that part of ourselves, the more capable we become of taking those external actions.

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Mary of the Miracles, Goddess for October’s Waxing Moon

"Mary of the Miracles," copyright Roslyn McGrath

“Mary of the Miracles,” copyright Roslyn McGrath

Excerpt from Mary of the Miracles’ Meditation

Sweet peace lives inside,
within your thoughts’ core,
your hunger for more
sweet peace.

I am here, always,
supporting the peace in you.
I am here always,
guiding your mind toward what is true.
I am here, always,
loving you.

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

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On Changes

Change is a-comin’, like it or not, that much is certain.

Several times I’ve perceived as a particular uninitiated change as negative only to discover later that it was actually a very helpful upgrade.

Still, there have of course been changes that I would have preferred to have gone another way, but that doesn’t mean they won’t eventually lead to positive experiences. And our personalities, (thank goodness!) just cannot control the Universe.

When I resist the changes, things only become more difficult. And I see this in the lives of others as well.

Like it or not, change is a-comin’; that much is certain.

Perhaps we can call upon Araena/Wind Woman to show us how to better ride along with it.

The Goddess can help us to be in better touch with the natural world and the cycles of things; to connect, cooperate and experience life in a more balanced manner.

In keeping with this, my “Goddess of the Week” post will be replaced by “Goddess for ( in this case) October’s Waxing Moon” and “Goddess for the month’s Waning Moon,” at the new and full moons respectively, also giving more time to contemplate and comment upon Her energies.

In the meantime, I wish you much grace and good harvest through all of your changes.

Roslyn Elena McGrath

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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

Araena/Wind Woman’s Message

I am Araena,
Goddess of Wind.
swift, pure, eternal.
I sweep up.
I sweep out.
I clear the space
of which I am a part.
I see the storms
and caresses of Life
and tend them with my wave.

I am weightless force,
altering all I contact
with my whish-full ways.
I contribute mightily
to the healing of all,
uncovering, recovering, discovering,
what lies in wait.

Play pipes to my tune
and you will find
adventure unending.

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

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Lakshmi, Goddess of the Week

Lakshmi, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Lakshmi, copyright Roslyn McGrath

Cool blades of grass tickle your feet.

Sunlight bathes your face in gold.

Soft breezes rustle against your skin.

Clear water trickles from a nearby stream

as you sit upon fertile earth.

 

 

Your flesh and bone belong here.

Your needs are always met.

Life carries you from one stage of fulfillment to the next,

always bringing more wealth, always allowing more growth,

always insisting upon the beauty of earthly change

always inviting you to give and receive with harmony.

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

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Question of the Week

"Mary of the Miracles," copyright Roslyn McGrath

“Mary of the Miracles,” copyright Roslyn McGrath

Am I available for miracles?

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