New Moon. New Beginnings. New World.

It’s a new day. A New Moon. A new cycle beginning.

From the dark stillness our world is dreamt into being and to the dark stillness we return, to release, to rebirth, to remember, to renew…..

The dark moon, the new moon, is a time for inner reflection. From the dark stillness, the unknown rises into consciousness. It is felt and sensed from the inside out, tip-toeing through our dreams, rippling in our fears, taking it’s seat beside our shadow. Be with it and let it be. Ride the currents down to the depths of your soul, where the source of your will waits to be recognized and replenished.

For most of us, this is the real work. Being still. Listening to the deep within. Facing the dark aspects of ourselves with complete devotion, and letting go. What layers have been worked through? What layers have left you stumped? What layers are peeling? What layers are healing?

What I love most about the New Moon is the energy of new beginnings, fresh starts. This is an invitation to shed off the old, release the past, compost what you can and consciously start over. From the dark stillness we become….thoughts, dreams, beliefs, words, and actions….the energy paves the way through our hearts and hands, we create the world anew.

Be wise with your ways. Learn from your mistakes. And be grateful to start again. Create consciously.

If you journeyed with us through this last lunar cycle, Congratulations on giving yourself the time and space to go beyond, to experience divine consciousness for yourself and the creative potentials both within us and around us. We are the only ones responsible for giving ourselves the gifts beyond ego’s grasp, to question our reality, to “crossover the threshold,” to deepen our relationship with Spirit, our connection to Nature, and our deeper self.

Our Journey continues now with the intention to both explore and experience the meaning of “Crossing over the threshold.” What does this mean to you? Have you had a successful experience of “Crossing over the Threshold?”

 Also, we have some deepening inquiry for those of you who initiated yourself during this last lunar cycle giving yourself your own journey experience….

-What journey were your more drawn towards? Were you more inclined to journey inward towards your inner self or take the journey out into the wild world? Why do you think that is?

-How did you experience your journey? Did you feel your way through the body? See the way in your mind’s eye? Hear guidance from within?  How did you experience your intuition?

– Has your intention changed? Why? Is your intention clear now? What is it?

We would love to hear about your experience! You are invited to be a part of our brand new NATURA Journeys Facebook Group, a place to share, explore, celebrate, and co-create a supportive community for your journey! Welcome! Join the Journey, introduce yourself, share your story…..

See You on the Otherside, NATURA

Speaks with the Wild

 

Would you be guided by the bending wood, the whipping wind, the buzz of the bees? Would you follow the bird’s song, the wolf’s howl, the gurgling brook? Would you let nature guide you into the unknown? Would you sit and listen to the wisdom of the wild?

Nature has always had its messengers, teachers, guides, oracles, and magicians. They were all wild things. Those who could read the signs and learn to speak with and for the wild would be the way showers for the others. To find food and water, shelter, hope, and learn new ways of being, Nature was and always will be the greatest of guides. Wisdom would come to us in the night, through dreams, or on sacred journeys to find and commune with Nature’s guides, be they trees, stones, seeds, rivers, winged ones, finned ones, hoofed ones or shining ones above and beyond.

The Gods of the Mountains and Forests were the Great Bears and Wild Cats, Birds of prey and beasts of burden, (as they’re called today.) Nature would speak to us through the animals. Nature would teach us through the powers they possessed. Nature would give us all that we needed, from sustenance to spirit medicine, beauty, art and music…..and still does.

Tragically, our world’s greatest teachers and guides are locked and caged in zoos and theme parks, unable to reveal the secrets of the wild, unable to express their unique power in the world. Others are threatened by extinction, while our own species has lost the ability to communicate beyond words. We have been taught to fear and conquer the wild, losing our trust towards one another along the way. For most, the reverence, honor, respect, and love for Nature has been replaced by mere entertainment. Instead of turning to Nature, we turn to sports, cinema, goal attainment, religion, and material wealth. And we wonder why society has left us struggling with drug addictions, violence and abuse, disease, and depression.

Yet, Nature is still there, just as beautiful, and creative as ever. Do not be fooled into thinking that we know it all. There is still much to be discovered, if it’s not destroyed first. We must recognize Nature as a powerful force capable of creating anything with the potential to surprise us all. Nature holds many secrets and is not bound by logic or reason. Nature can communicate in infinite ways and does so every day. Are you listening?

If you’re ready to restore your relationship with Nature, to learn the language of the wild, and to let Nature be a teacher and guide for you on your journey, let’s get started. Here are 5 steps towards communing with the powers of Nature around you…..

  1. Prepare Yourself.

Cleanse your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for communion with the divine. Cultivate a sense of honor and reverence towards Nature. Be grateful for the blessings of the natural world. The spirit of Nature exists in everything, including yourself, sometimes we just need to clear the space in our hearts and heads to be receptive to what is already there. Traditional methods of cleansing include smudging with sage, palo santo, or anointing one’s self with essential oils or consecrated water. Going deeper, be mindful of your diet, choosing healthy fruits and vegetables as an alternative to processed foods, and of course drinking plenty of water vs. sugary or caffeinated drinks. Alternatively, you could intentionally shower or bathe to purify, washing away any toxic residues in thoughts, feelings or beliefs that might interfere with you being an open, receptive channel.

  1. Set an intention.

Cultivate a strong intention to speak with Nature for guidance, wisdom, teachings, blessings, healing, or the like. The stronger your intention, your desire, the more potent your experience. Your intention will serve as a lens in which you perceive and interact with the world. Setting your intention is like setting your inner compass towards that which you seek, wish to experience, know, or cultivate within.

  1. Plan your Journey.

Choose a time and place. Treat this experience as a sacred pilgrimage into the unknown, however, do set some parameters for time and distance. The parameters work as boundaries for your experience to unfold in a set time and place. Your journey could be a half hour walk in the local park, a half-day hike in the woods, or a weekend camping trip. Plan it out. Tell a friend where you’re going and when you plan to be back. Pack a lunch. Turn off your cell phone and set to it with your intention strong and an open heart.

  1. Crossover the threshold.

After preparing in mind, body and spirit, with your journey just before you, repeat your intention three times aloud, and the mindfully step over an imaginary line. You can draw the line with a stick in the dirt if you like. This line represents you stepping over any barriers between you and Nature. As you crossover the threshold, know that Nature sees you, hears you, and is now sending you messages. Stay present to everything within your experience. Notice what grabs your attention. Perhaps there’s a bird calling, a solitary fluttering leaf, or a sparkling rain drop signaling you closer.  Look for the signs and follow them. Feel your way forward, back, or around. Trust the cues and see what you discover.

  1. Honor your experience.

Everyone has a different way of conversing with the wild. Some might find release and healing beside a flowing river, another may have found inspiration from a tiny seed, others might find insight from a spider’s web, a bird’s song, or a gentle breeze. You never know what you’re going to get, so don’t compare your experience with others. Do your best to interpret your unique experience for yourself as it relates to your life now. If you’re still left with questions, ask Nature rather than seek the opinions of others, and create more space and time for listening. Remember to always be grateful for whatever shows up for you, even the smallest grain of sand holds its own wisdom. Be reverent with the natural world and thank Nature for the experience.

The more we show up for Nature, ready and willing to listen to the wild and follow Nature’s lead, the more we will discover the miraculous, beautiful, and enchanting phenomenon surrounding us at every level. We are part of this magic, as the power and intelligence of Nature is who we are.

In Essence, NATURA

 

 

 

 

Winged Flame

From the Flames of a thousand colors,

From Ancient Ashes carried far and wide,

By the power of the Great Word,

On Wings of Enchantment I Rise and Glide.

Long Live the Free Bird.

Long Live Ecstasy.

Long Live the Magic threads Weaving Destiny.

Long Live the Phoenix and the Wild Realms She Reigns.

Long Live Her Dance of Rainbow Sparks and Flames.

I’m shaking off the ashes.

I’m Rising Fierce with glee.

I’m shooting Love in all directions.

I’m a Wildfire, Phoenix,

Flying High,

Burning Free.

I lift the old curse,

I burn what’s in my way.

I put the fears to good use as I transform the night to day.

I Rise up from the ashes on a Journey of bright array,

I Color all around me.

I am Love in Full display.

Ecstasy here to stay.

Piece of the Eternal Ray.

I’m the Free Bird, come what may.

A Phoenix Rising,

I am the way.

-HANNAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit Within

Spirit Within contained in me,

Flowing like electricity.

Spirit Within so vast and Free,

Forever Boundless,

Both Full and Empty.

Spirit Within that guides my Way,

Riding the currents of every Day.

Spirit Within that’s shinning Now,

A Light that says I do know how.

I close my eyes and feel you there,

In a Timeless Dance,  We’re Fire and Air.

Somehow we have came to Be,

Walking through Eternity.

Upon this Earth We Dance and Run,

The Spirit Within Shines in Everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming From the Other Side

Oh Mighty Warrior, Oh Chief of All Clans,

Oh Tribal Lord God, Come and Take My Hand…

Help me Understand…

How can we Heal this Land?

Through the mist and beyond the Veil,

From the breath within my bones,

I heard the Wind’s Voice Wail…

“Have Faith in Your Freedom,

Have Honor in Your Heart,

Have Love for the Life Around You.

That’s a good place to start…..”

Oh Mighty One, Shinning on me now,

Gift of the Holy Spirit,

Flame of the Sacred Vow,

To You I Bow. To You I Bow. To You I Bow.

To You I Bow and Beat the Drum,

For You I Sing “Freedom for Everyone.”

As Lightening Strikes and the Stars Shine Down,

I Pray that Love is Forever Found.

I Raise my Head and Heart to You,

I See our Journey is Far from Through.

I Thank You and Offer All my Pride,

You Take my hand and say “Let’s Ride.”

And We Ride….

Coming From the Other Side.

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I Honor You

All those who’ve come before me,

All those who lead the way,

All those who walked and danced and praised the Earth,

So that I could be Here today.

All those whose bones lay grounded,

Who’s ashes have blown away,

All those of my past relations,

Who lived and loved and prayed.

All those whose wisdom swims within my blood,

Even from the ancient days when the World was a Great flood.

All those who speak now, their voices carried on the wind,

Guiding our Direction as we face the Unknown again.

Endless Lineage of Vast Connections,

You Live on Today in Infinite Reflections.

I honor you. I pray for you. I thank you.

Your Voice is my voice. Your my Power.

Your Life my Life.

Eternally Living As One.

You made the way, so that I could be here today.

I Honor You.

Halloween Night

Anything can happen on Halloween Night.

Spirits of old may Rise and take Flight!

Ghosts and Goblins can be summed to fight.

Oh what a fantastically frightening sight!

Bones left for Dead might reclaim their Souls,

Pixies and Faeries might dance with old trolls.

When an offering is made to Honor the Dead,

Step aside and make room for their dread.

Look to the Night Sky and

See the Serpent Sisters straddle brooms.

See them Rise and Howl as they fly towards Dark Moons.

Hear the North Winds Roar, As All Wild Things Soar.

And give freely to Trick or Treaters when they ask you for more!

Because anything can happen on Halloween Night,

You best beware and expect a good scare!

 

She Who Burns

She who burns at both ends.

She who worships the Sun and Moon.

She who belongs to the Earth and Her Oceans.

She who won’t back down.

Rising from burnt ashes as the Flame,

She Burns.

Gathering the Circle, Calling the Guards,

Sounding out Her Call…

She is the Siren.

She is the Wildfire.

She is the Southern Sun burning in the Dark.

A Beacon Beneath the Veils of Illusion, She Burns.

Igniting a Bridge Between the Worlds,

Where the Blaze of Love between Light and Dark Births Life Eternally.

Held in the Fires of Creation,

Her spark Lights up the Occasion,

Her’s are the flames of temptation,

And beyond the Dance of Damnation….

It is She who holds the Fire of All Sacred Desire.

It is She who burns bright Red.

It is She Who Rises to greet the Heat of Passion in the Bed.

It is She Who Burns and She who’s burned.

Burned.

Her ashes carried on the wind.

Burned.

Blown away…..

Burned.

She’s back again.

She’s the Burning Woman in Every Woman,

She’s the Fire You can’t fight.

She’s Lighting up the Night,

She’s in every candle’s light,

She’s Holding up Tonight.

She’s Back and She’s Burning Bright.

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I Resurrect & Rise

From a different space and time I laid the old me down.

I journeyed deep within, far beneath the ground.

Thru the heat and by the drum,

All my parts melted to become…

An embodiment of everyone.

Not black, or white, or red…

But as wild as the living dead.

You could see the inner alchemy painted on my skin,

But couldn’t recognize me as your kin.

I Resurrect and Rise!!!

No longer fearful or tame, living with no shame.

I am Unity contained, Freedom explained,

Life unchained.

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