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Didn’t plan it that way. Holy Saturday wasn’t on my radar; somehow thought Easter was the following weekend. I should have known, though. The very reason Easter jumps around so much is because it’s always the Sunday following the first full moon of Spring–and this year, that happens Saturday, April 4.
When Christianity ‘re-purposed’ nature-based spiritual practices of cultures they ‘took over,’ Easter (Eastre) held its place on Nature’s calendar.
The origins of Easter are rooted in European traditions. The name Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honor her. (www.gotquestions.org)
Spring is certainly cause for celebration after grey barrenness of winter. Green sprouts coming out of what looked ‘dead’ … a powerful reminder of our growing ability…and natural process of it’s happening…even when things appear otherwise…
My roots are both Catholic and Nature; I grew up on a farm and went to church every Sunday. And then I followed my heart into church work…religious studies, youth ministry, and teaching in parish work.
And then it didn’t work for me anymore….Nature celebrated and spoke of women in a way church didn’t… and in the end, it hurt more to stay than it did to leave. What I heard in church supported cruelty to women. I heard it; they were oblivious–or it was intentional–and either way, my spirit had to find a place where it was celebrated and inspired to grow its greatness. I was growing–Nature’s way…like new sprouts of Spring after a dormant Winter.
Holy Week is heavy. And churches teach that it’s all our fault! … and go back to the garden, and Eve! Is it any wonder women have guilt issues?
The same stories are repeated–graphically–each year. A symbol of cruelty and torture Is held up as representing a way of life to be emulated. Is it any wonder that violence continues in our societies? And most at the hands of religious activists.
Is your spirit growing? In need of a place where it is celebrated and inspired to grow its greatness? Maybe Saturday is exactly what you’re looking for. You will have a safe and sacred space, to re-story and write and speak of our growing, in a circle of spirit-freeing women. More / Register
And where did I end up? Intentionally independent and continuing to grow… Life is a sacred dance my soul said Yes to living ….directly connected, knowing, open, being present and available, of service to women of spirit wounded by or losing their religion and needing her-stories / community / places that celebrate their feminine spirit...
And my chosen symbols of spirit and faith: hearts and butterflies… (and white seagulls show up a lot too; and doves are in there too… okay, Nature and all her Majesty and beauty. … Wonder and Awe – Spirit …)
Holy Saturday writing and re-storying? Are you wanting to do some of your own? Join me. (ample free parking, easy-to-find, beautiful energy, freedom to find and tell your own re-story)
Sharing music tonight, a song I heard tonight on the way home. One of those that sticks with you, and one worth listening closely to. Enjoy beautiful goddesses… – Anne
You don’t have to try so hard… you don’t have to give it all away… Do you like you… I like you…
Another Women & Wisdom Card Reading Day here at Kindred Spirit Center. We pulled a card for you from Linda’s new Romance Angels Oracle deck. The card that fell is Engagement.
Your love life is ascending to a higher level of commitment.
Congratulations! this card signals pending nuptials, beginning with a romantic engagement. Even if you’re not presently in a relationship, the Romance Angels can see one upon your horizon.
This card comes to you as reassurance–specifically so that you’ll choose to release any worries about whether you’ll get married…because you will. Deep romantic love, in which you feel treasured, is “in the cards” for you.
The deeper meaning of this card relates to commitment. First, you commit to taking care of yourself. You establish boundaries about what you will and won’t accept in your relationships and in other life areas, such as career, home, lifestyle, and so on. Next, you honor your self-commitment by taking decisive action and telling others how you truthfully feel about their behavior.
As you commit to yourself, the universe sends you additional experiences of loving commitment, including the promise of marriage.
A couple of you, in particular, came to mind….and I trust you will see this and know it’s for you. (I’m doing a happy dance and smiling for you anyway!)
Lots of other decks and cards for the rest of you too. Call or stop in. You’ll love it! (We’re having fun! …so are the others that stopped in.)
– Goddesses Anne and Linda, at your service. Enjoy your day. 🙂
This is a community site to connect, empower, promote, and inspire women who have discovered the Goddess, Great Mother, Divine Feminine, and all the other names She is known by. We are everyday goddesses my friends, and the feminine spirit is alive and well and creating in us.
If you haven’t heard Celia’s Everyday Goddess song yet, you’ve got to check it out! It’s on her Breathe CD. You can listen to it here. For me, Celia is the original Everyday Goddess, or at least the one who put the concept into fun words and set it to catchy music and gave it a beat. And I love all of those things.
It’s really no big deal, I’m just an everyday Goddess
doing all my Goddess duties, trying to find a way.
I am the Maiden, and the Mother, and the Crone.
But it’s really no big deal. It’s just another day…
Here’s to us and inspiring success. Love it!
Next time: Who inspires you? Role models, mentors? Who’s on your wall of inspiration?