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Dragonfly Medicine

Dragonfly is a symbol that represents our ability to discern illusion from reality.  We are conditioned to believe we are less powerful than we are.  The medicine to heal the wound is Dragonfly medicine.

It is said Dragonfly was once a mighty dragon with magical powers who was tricked into believing she was a

tiny dragonfly.  Dragon changed form into a tiny dragonfly due to this false belief.

Too often we believe our failures, our shortcoming and our limitations are real.  We are conditioned to believe we are less powerful than we really are.   We accept this illusion as our Real self.  We need to remember we have a choice to transform and grow into who we really are.  We can wield our great inner power and wisdom to change our beliefs about ourselves and transform into our Real selves.  When we are able to do this, we heal with the guidance of Dragonfly Medicine.*

My blessing to all who read this book, is for you to grow and heal into becoming your Real selves through the Dragonfly Medicine that graces these pages.

May you bless the world as you reconnect with your wisdom and power.  – Rose M. Kumar M.D.

From Becoming REAL by a modern-day medicine woman, healer, wise woman, sister goddess, friend, becoming-real-dr-rose-kumar-2Rose Kumar.  Becoming Real transforms us;  resources like these are entries to freeing our spirit and wings.

*adapted with permission from Sharon George, fantasy-goddess-art.com.

 

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The Power of Bear

THE POWER OF BEAR
from A Woman’s Journey to God  by Joan Borysenko

'Bear-Woman' by Susan Boulet

‘Bear-Woman and the Dream’ by Susan Boulet

We were just a tiny bit afraid of bears, Caroline and I. We knew they were here, lurking just out of sight.  And although I knew that bears could be dangerous, I felt disappointed that we probably would not see one rising up on her hind legs to shield the cubs she had borne during the winter’s hibernation.

How clever the she-bear. She goes into winter retreat and has a long, restful Sabbath. She sleeps through the really uncomfortable, cumbersome part of her pregnancy. She comes out renewed with her cubs, who have found their way into the world at winter s end. The bear is mythologically feminine. The name of the Greek goddess Artemis, the huntress, means  bear.  She embodies the wisdom of the wild. She symbolizes the intuitive that relies on its own inner experience rather than patterning itself on the experience of others. The bear walks on a path of her own. She dares to question. And she dares to believe. She fights for her children. She is brave and strong, maternal and defiant. She is a wily survivor. She is also a strong genuine archetype for me

I once had a dream about the feminine. I am riding in a truck with a man who has twin toddlers, a boy and a girl. He tells me that the boy is a joy, he does everything according to the books. But the girl is a little terror. She has a mind of her own and is temperamental and unmanageable. As we speak, the little girl climbs onto the back of the truck and begins to dance. We hit a bump and she flies off, falling into a hole in the ground. We stop the truck and the father comments that she has gotten what she deserves. I look down the hole, which opens into a large cavern. She is inside, unhurt. It takes me a full day to dig down to her. When I reach her she is exuberant and unafraid. Still dancing.

Women s spirituality is as wild and free as that little girl. It is natural, earthy, relational, mystical, embodied, intuitive, sensuous, and compassionate. Slowly but surely, women s poems, psalms, songs, and liturgy are being written and prayed, sung and danced in a way of our own, suitable to a path of our own. We are digging back down to ourselves.

Like the she-bear, we need Sabbath. Most religions include one; Jews on Friday evening to Saturday evening, Christians on Sunday, Hindus on Tuesday, Muslims on Friday. Some American Indian tribes celebrate Sabbath on the day of the week that follows winter solstice, the New Year. Whether our Sabbath is a day or an hour, a prayer, a breath, or a meditation, we relax for a time and listen in the stillness for the inner voice. In the quiet, our intuition rises, sniffing the winds like a curious cat. These are the times when we are awake enough, alert enough, present enough to see the path as it opens before us .  For the truth is, no one has ever walked our path before.

Playing with the North Wind - Susan Boulet

Playing with the North Wind – Susan Boulet

– Joan Borysenko, A Woman’s Journey to God 

Now your part: 

Read the whole thing again, out loud, with a friend.  And stop when you come to a part that inspires you, says what you feel or think, is something you resonate with, or that you just want to talk about.  Where two or three are gathered, powerful, transforming, deepening things happen.  And when we speak, even more so.

Maybe it’s the Sabbath and hibernation part that got your attention.

Maybe it’s the mythology of the bear being feminine, and all the attributes she embodies, that you embody.

Or maybe it’s the story of the man with the truck and the little girl and little boy…and his perception of them…and yours.  Maybe you know a pair like that.  I do; they’re twins.  And I can so hear them being described like that some day.  And the little girl I know is a dancer, too…

Whatever it is that calls to your attention, follow it; talk about it.  Embrace and own the aspects, the powers of bear, that feed and fuel your spirit.

Blessings as we enter the season of winter.  – Anne

Crystals, classes, and connecting this week

Three notes for today!

1.  I’m excited and delighted to welcome my friend and talented crystal jewelry artist, Julie Bvocik of Julie’s Crystal Realm to this growing-our-greatness group of wonder-spirited women entrepreneurs.  (I couldn’t resist…)  I met Julie at an art fair years ago, and  we’ve become friends along the way.  I’m one of her raving fans too.  She does beautiful crystal chakra jewelry art, especially her signature necklaces.    Enjoy!

2.  This week’s Love-Your-Life class is the Sacred Feminine / the Feminine Face of God, She whose and image and likeness is reflected in the mirror each day.  Join me Wednesday, December 5.  Call in and enjoy a woman-spirit-honoring feast into the music, art, and wisdom of the feminine spirit…  Info is included with the Class materials and here https://i2.wp.com/mayhemandmuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/woman-feminine-female-fine-art-painting-beautiful-perfume-scent-color-waves-lovely-picture-643x637.jpg

This–and all December classes–will be Interactive Telephone and Web experiences, so you can tap in from wherever you are by phone and keep warm and cozy too.  7 – 8 pm (CT).   Details, register here.

Even if you can’t make the class, get the class materials!  They’re packed with lots of good stuff to feed, free, and inspire your heart and everything in your being.  (This is one of my favorite signature classes!)

3.  Friday’s monthly Muse Connection Call will take place December 7 at 10 am (CT), an hour earlier than usual I hope this fits better for more of you.  The first Friday Calls  are one of your free, cool, and complimentary membership perks and a good chance to connect with each other.  The  reminder email (Yahoo Groups list) will be updated, so you’ll be reminded again later this week.

That’s all for now.  Enjoy the moments.   – Anne