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The Wisdom of Imbolc, Candlemas, and/or Là Fhèill Brìghde

Yes, I'm resurfacing after a sabbatical (of sorts) from the Sophia's Children blog, though no sabbatical at all from practicing the Way out in the world. No complaints - there's been (and remains) a lot to do. How are you?... Continue Reading →

Amidst the Whirlwind, Center.

I hope you are all well! Or, if you've been experiencing challenges, may you find the resources and resourcefulness, and be met with kindness and generosity, to support you in finding your way through. My goodness! From what I've seen,... Continue Reading →

Is It Better to Enlighten Than to Shine? (Redux)

The theologian St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., in his Summa Theologica, wrote: “ is better to enlighten than merely to shine.” Is it possible to do both: enlighten and shine? What did Aquinas have in mind and heart when he made... Continue Reading →

Creative Vision and Renewal – Rx for Burnout + Malaise

ma-laise "A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify. "a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise"* burnout "Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress."* Wherever we are, whether we're moving... Continue Reading →

Empaths, Malaise, and Downward Spirals: How to Shift the Energy Now

The Sower of the System, 1902, by George Frederic Watts.
The Sower of the System, 1902, by George Frederic Watts.

More than a few people have mentioned to me that they’ve been feeling symptoms that I’ve ended up calling “post-election hangover.”

To be sure, there’s been a whole lot of stirred-up stuff in the shared energy and psychic field (those M-fields I wrote about here not long ago).

Blog sister Laura Bruno has just posted a very good and timely “Energies of Now” and “Energy Hygiene” reminder — it’s an ongoing Mastery Path, and building that mastery does help.

Have a look …

Big Love,

Laura Bruno's Blog

I can’t tell you how many sessions I’ve had with people this past week for whom the election and its aftermath — regardless of their politics or disinterest in politics — has triggered massive grief, anger, shock, disbelief, confusion, feelings of fear, cognitive dissonance, betrayal, and/or the desire to give up. Most of these clients are people “who know better” than to go down such spirals, but for whatever reason, they can’t seem to pull themselves out of the whirlpool.

In most cases, their usual coping tools aren’t working, because the things bothering them aren’t really “theirs” to fix.

I’ve had an unusually high volume of calls from Water Signs this past week, especially Pisces, well known for their fluid boundaries and subconscious empathing of surrounding emotions and energies. Even if you’re not a Pisces, if you feel less than optimal right now, please consider the possibility that you might…

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Blesstival ‘thank you’ and roster of blessing-wave co-creators

Thank you to all of my blog-o-sphere sisters and brothers who joined me in an experiment: The "stir blessing magic into the new year" Blesstival  ... sharing blessings into the collective via blog, website, Facebook ... wherever you connect. I... Continue Reading →

If it’s difficult, is it the wrong path?

Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Image courtesy of World Heritage Ireland.
Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry, Ireland, route to the monastery. Image courtesy of World Heritage Ireland.

A happy Medusa new moon to your fine self!

What if things being difficult and challenging was a sign that you were on the right path?

This flies in the face of some New Age thought that things are supposed to be easy, flowing, unobstructed, and if they’re not, you’re on the wrong path.

Not so much, maybe.

Since it seems ‘up’ for a few people around and about, I’m sharing the following post from the Sophia’s Children archives.

It’s fun to revisit because it includes a couple of my favorite quotes, excerpts, and myth-stories (like the one about Fatima the Spinner and her Tent … if you haven’t met Fatima, just follow the links).

Wishing you strong roots and healthy senses (it is a Taurus-Venus new moon, after all!), and lots of Medusa (see the previous Medusa Wisdom post if you missed that one!).

Big Love,

Sophia's Children

Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter] Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter]

“A vocation is only possible under conditions that also block it or make it impossible.”

John Caputo in What Would Jesus Deconstruct

That perspective flies straight in the face of the more contemporary notion that if you’re experiencing obstacles on your path, in the way of whatever vision or calling you’re living into, then it’s the wrong path. “It isn’t meant to be.”

The idea behind this thinking is that if it’s really the right path, calling, or vision for you it will be easy, open up effortlessly with no obstacles whatsoever.

This “if it’s right it should be easy” view may be a bit of glazy-eyed New Age froo-froo. It also seems part and parcel of a more recent cultural notion that we’re all entitled to an always-easy, unobstructed way that opens to us when we say ‘now’, and if that’s…

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A time of waiting…the hours before the Light returns…

Since this is a wonderful and very timely musing, I’m reblogging it this Easter eve (though the wisdom is apt whatever the time or date, because in some way, something’s always rising and resurrecting in our lives!).

Big Love and Happy Easter,

Writing from the Twelfth House

There is a stillness about Easter Eve. Whether you are Christian, hold another faith, or none, the underlying archetypes of the Easter journey are common to all human experience.

Iona Cross, Full Moon, August 21 2013 Iona Cross, Full Moon

We have all, unless we have led a supremely charmed life, been cast out into the wilderness at one time or another. Life has crucified us all, to a greater or lesser extent. We have been in the Underworld, have known what it is like to go through experiences so severe that we die to our old selves. Then there is the wait, the wait in darkness, fear, and not knowing.

Will we ever emerge, reborn? And when we do emerge, who are we now? Who recognises us, acknowledges and honours where we have been?

And the most profound  question of all: what should we do with the life which has been given back to us?


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Virgo Mysteries – Keepers of the Flame and the Hidden Sacred

When Virgo archetypes and energies are activated -- as they might be during a Virgo Full Moon time or with heavenly bodies traveling the Virgo constellation,  Virgoan Feminine mastery and magic steps into the center stage and spotlight. Virgo is... Continue Reading →

Squaring With the Wild Feminine: Lilith, Saturn and Re-Integration

[Update 11-4-17: Lilith in transit enters Capricorn on November 8, 2017, which means over 2017 Lilith has been transiting the super-potent Galactic Center zone, perhaps amplifying Lilith-like themes out into the shared psycho-sphere (and yes, psycho-sphere is on purpose). Saturn,... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Reflection – Courage, or Walking on Water

"And I think of  the story of the storm and the people waking and seeing the distant, yet  familiar figure, far across the water calling to them. And how we are all  preparing for that abrupt waking and that calling... Continue Reading →

Thoreau, Walking on Stormy Seas, and Divine Sophia Gifts

It's in the Air. Or maybe it's the Water. Or maybe it's the Air Sign Aquarius Water Bearer pouring forth the Waters of Spirit -- the 'be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind' Aqua-Elixir -- to quench the thirst... Continue Reading →

Epic Shift and Merton’s Advice on ‘Problem-Solving’

How have the past few weeks been for you? Or months? Years? We're dancing through our days amidst a bevy of high-frequency Energies of Now: The ongoing Uranus-Pluto square (Sixties, Part 2 ... the next rung on that spiral); plus... Continue Reading →

The Narrow Path – Creative Wisdom

For those of us who choose the Narrow Path (or take the Red Pill), it's important to have fortifying reminders along the way. Thanks to Evelyn for sharing this in her recent Crossroads Dispatches blog: "Creative people don’t follow the... Continue Reading →

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