I had the honor and pleasure of visiting the Temple of the Lady of the Woods. From the moment my feet stepped into her space I was inundated with a total sensory exhilaration. A fresh breeze touched my face. A plethora of aromas so intense I could almost taste some of them. The music of the birds and chimes soothed my soul. The lush landscape held my heart and it took me away. Away from worries and cares that seemed to fade into the background and what was left was just oh so serene…aaahhh. I was transported to a time of magic, where I knew the purpose of beauty and completely understood how performing even the smallest act with pure intention and love can really make something shine brightly to all who care to see. I wanted to see. Here in the Temple my magic flourished too. I was able to take the events of the waking hours and integrate them into dream time in such a way that allowed me to transcend deep seeded pains of many moons. My awareness greatly expanded and one message I received I will share here. “The divergent spirit possesses all weak men. Sometime quite a lot sometimes periodically- this allows for a play on women’s compassion and her ability to forgive. Stand against that force of destruction anytime you see it. Claim who you are, Call it out, and Send it away. These forces can come through men and women although men are more susceptible due to their disconnect from the life giving process. Do this!” I thought, wow and ok... and before I had even been away from the temple a few hours these forces came upon me in the flesh. But hooray! Something had shifted and I immediately was able to stand in love for myself. Even my ego, who tried to tell me perhaps I was not being a nice girl could not undo what had been accomplished at the temple. This I carried all the way home and into the next day. My bliss was evident to all who came in contact with me. It was refreshing and contagious. Now to be quite honest, Monday morning was a nightmare. The energy was too heavy. It was a hit the ground running day, getting swept up in the rat race. I did not handle it well as I seemed to long for the pace of the previous days. I wondered how it could go from one extreme to the other so quickly. After further looking into the days energy though, it seemed others were feeling similar things. Anyone else have a this type of day on Monday?...
So what to do...That night I took a long soak in the salts, after giving them due honor of course, blended it with some aromatherapy and meditation and it seemed to help me refocus. Tuesday was definately better. I woke up and started my day off right by taking the much needed time to tend to my garden of self first. See I have so many to care for here and I have always put my self last, to take care of me first is a little unusual for me to say the least. But that is what I realized I was missing. So I annointed myself with Jasmine, took time for my morning breathing, stretches, and meditations and the entire day was greatly improved. I spent the day walking in beauty, grace, and integrity. I am learning that it truely is the little acts of love and intention that can make the difference. Everything doesn't have to be a big event to impact change. Like throwing a small pebble into a large pond, the waves ripple out across all the waters. This is much easier for me to manage in the day to day pace of this world. So I encourage all of you ladies, and men as well, to be sure to take time for true self. You are your most important life to tend too. It is ok to slow down, and relax- forget what the world tells you about hurry up and wait! Doing this has enabled me to be even more connected to source and receive some much needed guidance on how to further my progression towards total integration of self. It has also opened me up to acting on communing sincerely with others, which I know strengthens our connections and understanding of what it means to live as one. And to the Lovely Lady of the Woods I say thankyou for giving me a real, living example of how simply beautiful we can be in this world. Your service will be forever appreciated.