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Beaver Moon reminds us to take great care in making our internal space warm, comfortable and safe. The colder weather is upon us! The pond surface will freeze, limiting Beavers ability to move easily above the surface of the water. Beaver will create a den that will nourish themselves and their family. They are well adapted to swim through the cold waters. Beaver connects us to our Dreamtime by honoring our intuition.
The Hunter Moon reminds us to acknowledge the life and death cycles of that which sustains us. We give gratitude for this nourishment in both times of Plenty and times of Scarcity. Bless all that sustains your dreams on this full moon. May this celestial light bring that which nourishes you into full view. May your focus and intuition set your arrow straight and sure. Honor the bounty of the blessings before you.
May the Corn Moon bring you a sense of being cared for and assist in deepening your connection to all that is. May the everlasting gift of Corn provide you with the nourishment you need to feel closer to The Ancestors. Give thanks in this time of Harvest.
The Pink Moon is named after the Phlox flowers that grow like carpets over green hills during this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Many other flowers and grasses are budding, too. The alpine ice thaws making our rivers flow. Fish are plentiful and frogs sing. Maple sap drips and flows from trees mirroring this abundant time of emergence.
The frosts fade into rainy storms blessing the ground. The days grow longer, the sunshine strengthens and the earth warms. Soil becomes damp and loose. Worms wiggle their way through the deep rich earth creating soil that holds seeds carefully as they drop roots and push new growth towards the light. The Worm Moon shines on all of this glory tonight adding it’s own prayers and blessings of plentiful life.
The crystallized structure of frozen Water reveals the magical intricacies of nature. Beauty is woven within the smallest of particles creating a connective pattern. Allow these delicate kaleidoscopes to connect your being to All That Is through the frequency of the Snow Moon.
May the light of the Full Wolf Moon illuminate your soul through storm clouds and rain. Listen closely in the depth of the night air for the call of your pack. Your tribe is calling you to join together in play, song and hunt. Dedication to your community will lead to greatness beyond your wildest dreams!! Take time to foster and strengthen the bonds you share with your crew. Howl, yip, bark, growl. Run wild and free! Relish this time to express yourself fully!!
I made this piece as a Solstice gift to my Love, John Paradiso.
May it be of service to us all in difficult times.
May it help us to remember the strength we carry, the power we have inherently within our DNA to transform, & our ability to sore to new heights with the love we hold so dear.
All my Love!!
This piece was Inspired by suggestions from my dear Sisters, Kim Forcina & Susanne Caballero
It comes at a good time. Time to shed our skins as we break free into new discoveries about ourselves. We acknowledge the patterns we leave behind. Appreciating them for their service and instruction. Moving in new ways, we are free to grow into a new sense of Purpose. With this new growth our light shines brighter. Radiating up to illuminate our new direction.
Collaborating with Kristen on having a spirit painting was itself a spiritual experience. I felt as though the magic of the painting already began with my first conversation with her, which just accelerated my investment in it all the more so. I rarely feel so seen, understood, and “gotten” by someone on as many levels as I felt with Kristen, as I articulated what was inspiring me to want this painting, and we colluded to manifest my vision. I am deeply grateful to her for every part of her participation in this process, the painting being just one very important part of it, along with her wisdom, heart, and sisterhood. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the painting you made for me, Kristen.
Not a day goes by that my thoughts and prayers are not in North Dakota with the people supporting the Standing Rock Tribe. Many times I have wanted to drive or fly there to show my support. Last weekend this image came to me in a vision, strongly. I spent the past week painting my prayers into this canvas. This painting has been made in honor of the many Human Beings who have gathered together at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota to call attention to the need to protect our Sacred Lands, our Precious Water, and come together in Honor of the Earth.
My co-collaborator & husband, John Paradiso, has prepared the following Prayer to accompany my image.
The Earth is our home
Water is life
We are the people
Love is our light!
The Earth is Sacred
Water gives life
We are Defenders
Of what is right!
The Earth is our home
Water is life
We are Protectors
Day and Night!
The Earth is Sacred
Water gives life
We stand together
Love is our light!
We will be sending 200 images of this painting & poem directly to the Leaders of the Stand Rock Sioux tribe to have them passed out to our Brothers & Sisters holding it down in the Sacred Stone Camp. This is our way of being there. Our prayers will be there in the hearts of those who continue to struggle in the face of adversity. Our prayers will be there to comfort them on cold days and help give them hope as the struggle continues.
In addition I have added this image to my Fine Art America website for sale in all kinds of wonderful sizes and variations. ALL proceeds made from the sale of this painting will be DONATED directly back to the Tribal Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to assist in our continued fight for justice.
The Spirit Bear stands.
His lover owl alights upon his paw.
His senses are awakened!
In his chest he holds the universe.
Medicine glows within his heart .
A dream catcher crown blesses his life.
San Pedro lends a kindly hand.
The chanupa’s of love release prayers of passion.
The Spirit Bear stands.
~Kamaria Jade 2012
No distractions from the outer world, I curl inward. Breathe out . . .The darkness of my mind is still . . . Breathe in . . .My organs, heart space, and chakras are lovingly caressed between my backbone and the earth . . . Breathe out . . .Deep waters of the earth wash away pain, doubt, and fear. Steam rises, as they dissipate . . .Breathe in . . . Gracious gifts from above gently infuse my skin cells. Love & Light heal my heart. . . I give thanks.
Ancient trees stretch their limbs.
alive with a thousand twinkling universes.
Unfolding layers of moonlight
reveal unseen truths.
silent bearer of gifts.
Wings expand our kinship.
Connected by prophecy,
intertwining ambition with perception.
The World of Spirit,
accompanied by ancient knowledge.
Reinvent, evolve, trust the sight of closed eyes, open heart.
Find comfort in the unknown.
Truth brings further enlightenment. . .
I see the wand ignite
The crystal globe glows bright
In a flash I see it,
The Messenger of Visionary Power
Swooping toward me
He let’s out a victorious cry!
Red Tailed Hawk dives
Disappearing from site . . .
Hummingbird is pure JOY! They teach us the importance of allowing ourselves to be receptive to heart-opening experiences. These experiences will bring more and more love into your life.
Hummingbirds fly in a figure 8-pattern. The number 8 is symbolic for infinity, which links us to the past and the future. It represents the laws of cause and effect.
Hummingbirds have an intricate relationship to flowers. They rely on the Nectar of life for their very survival. Use the fragrance, color, and herbal qualities of flowers as a tantalizing connection to the emotional sweetness of your life!
Surround yourself with others who share a positive and joyful disposition. Express your love to all of the important people and animals in your life, including yourself!
The Vision Serpent is seen as the consciousness of Quetzal Coatl coming to visit mankind to deliver wisdom and new understanding. The Pueblo Indians believed that Turkey Vulture medicine would restore harmony that had been broken. Turkey Vulture assists with the transition of returning to the self.
Bathed in clear, rich, moonlight. Silver lining emphasizes soft curves. Cool water sets the tone for thoughts to loosen themselves from their nesting places. The magic of companions warms the air. Steam rises to support intentions spoken from the heart. Spread your wings as your dreams take flight!
Artistically, I was feeling stagnant. I needed something new, some inspiration to pull me out of the muck. It was so refreshing to dive into a totally new media! This new experience freed my spirit. Working with the wood and fire was super grounding. The new tools humbled me to let go of what I thought I knew and to be excited about discovery again. I just did what the wood told me. I am excited about the imagery my students were producing today. I am excited to see what wonderful, creative discoveries they will make as they heat the tools up tomorrow!!
A Magical Meeting
By John Paradiso
One night a magical prayer was graciously granted
by the Universe
A sweet brief encounter and the seed was planted
Beginning with communication and open hearts
the roots of their relationship reached into the Earth and
the flower of their love slowly and consciously began to open
Sweet tender kisses like dewdrops falling on soft petals
drew them deeper together
Loving caresses like warm sun rays
brought passion to their flowering love
Laying under the starry night sky they
deepened their understanding of the landscape of their souls
Many amazing evenings of breathing life’s breath together
opened and softened their hearts
The roots of their love continue to grow
deeper and stronger while their flower
radiantly blooms through the seasons.
Winter’s deep sleep lightens its grasp as the entrance of spring begins to whisper softly of hope.
Crane resides over the Holy Water. Phases of moon enhance this source of life flowing through our bodies. Healing power.
Red Tail Hawk guards the Sacred Flame. It’s light and warmth our source of illumination, inspiration, & life force.
What Initiation is waiting for you? Making a commitment and taking risks will reward you with the gathering of new wisdom and understanding.
Condor represents the heart, intuition, mystical, & the feminine.
Eagle represents the mind, rational, material, & the masculine.
The prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor says that during the 500 year period beginning in the 1990’s the potential would arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity.
The key word here is potential . . . take a moment to sit with these two different aspects within yourself. Which one resonates with you more? What can you do to find more connection with the one that resonates with you less? How can you manifest the union of these two powerful energies within yourself and your own life? How can you use this powerful union to express yourself in a way that uplifts those around you?
“And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” ~Black Elk