I commit to participate fully in this 40 day process on Beauty. This means I will engage with the material offered each day through meditation and writing. I commit to make time and space for creative self-expression as it arises. I commit to express myself with honesty and to fully own what thoughts, emotions, and insights emerge daily. And I commit to being open to surprises.
Dedication I dedicate this journey to the One, the All, and to the highest benefit of all life.
On January 2nd, 2021 I shaved my head. I decided in advance that I was going to shave it a minimum of every third day for 9 months. Later, someone pointed out to me that 9 months is a gestation period… After giving it some thought, I do believe that I am in some sort of transformation, or process of creation, or gestation –birthing something new within myself.
My life always flows more simply, more smoothly, and more easily when I work with my I AM Presence, and let the flow happen. I was recently told, by someone who does river kayaking, that when you get into rapids if you try to make the kayak go where you think it will go to be safe, inevitably you’ll crash against rocks and probably die. If, however, you just put the paddle down and let the river take you, you’ll come out the other side no problem. The river knows the way through the rocks, you don’t.
This Journey of Creation represents putting the paddle down, and cooperating (through my IAM Presence) with the flow of life allowing myself to be churned in the rapids and spit out the other side, safe. The Journey feels instrumental in this transformation process of creating / re-creating myself. Only now, “I”‘m not doing it, yet I AM doing it.
For the next 7 weeks I will be cooperating with my Divine Self to transform, and to create myself anew. It knows the way through, and where I’ll be when my new Self is spit out the other side. I sure don’t.
A celebration of the Divine Mother in all Her forms.
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Each morning for Navratri (March 25-April 2), I will be doing a fire ceremony to honor the Divine Mother. If you would like to be specifically included in the ceremony and the blessing, please email your full name and location, adding a picture optional. firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be posting a video of each ceremony, so you may join in the energy at your convenience.
Nights of March 24 – April 1, 2020 (Days: March 25- April 2)
Navratri means “Nine Nights” This is a time when the Divine Mother makes Herself easily available and accessible to all of her children. When the children seek the Mother, she rewards and blesses them.
Days 1-3 focus on purification, cleaning out, letting go of what no longer works in your life. For the first three nights, the focus is on the aspect of the Goddess responsible for Destruction and Restoration (Kali). This is a time of purification, a time to let go of all that is not “on purpose” for your life. This relates to “cleaning out your closets”, to make way for new things.
Days 4-6 focus on preparing to receive blessings: putting your mind, your tools, your house in order. The second set of three nights are devoted to the aspect of the Divine Mother who cooperates with us to learn what we need to learn, acquire what we need to acquire, and prepare in every possible way to live a Truly Fulfilled Life (Lakshmi). This is the time of preservation and taking care of things, or “putting your house in order”.
Days 7-9 focus on gratitude and receiving the Divine Mother’s blessings. Now is the time to ask for the Divine Mother’s Blessing. The work of the first six days now grants you a boon from the Divine Mother. She rewards and blesses Her children who look to Her. The final three nights are devoted to the aspect of the Divine Mother who embodies Divine Wisdom, and all that is pure and sublime in Nature (Saraswati). To realize Her, one must go beyond the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit, to transcend the cravings of the flesh and to reside in the power of the mind of pure wisdom.