Tuesday, 30 April 2013

An Invitation To The Wonderful Women's Day

I feel very blessed to have some amazing women around me in my life, and every week I get to meet more and more. I am always inspired by their life tales, their talents and their gifts. And I know how important it is that we gather and that we share our ideas, our stories, our loves, our hopes and our dreams ... from those times together come deep healings and new projects. So here is my gathering in the New Forest. I'd like to invite you to a Wonderful Women's Day ...



The Dreadess xx

Friday, 19 April 2013

A Real Goddess Gift

One very talented and dear friend came to my Goddess Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle workshop just under two weeks ago. She went home so inspired, why thank you, that she created something rather wonderful.

I have to share it with you because it is little gem of a tool for understanding and becoming in tune with your own menstrual cycle. Elaine decided to create a dial that she could use daily. And she's made it available to all of us too.

It allows you to visually align the day of your cycle with, not only the moon phase, but the goddess phase you are in as well. It has inspiring words about each of the goddess phases, the Maiden, the Mother, the Enchantress and the Hag.



The Maiden energy or archetype strides in just after bleeding with a spring like quality, full of ideas and the energy for new projects. The Mother is the ovulation phase of our cycle, our summer, full of compassion and the energy to see these projects to completion. The Enchantress, the pre-menstrual and autumnal fire, full of sensuality and creativity. And finally the Hag, marked by day one of our cycle, the onset of bleeding, our winter wise woman who brings us our reflective and deeply spiritual phase.

This dial gives you the chance to really optimise your cycle, reaping the benefits of each stage of the month. What is wonderful about this dial is that if for what ever reason you no longer have a bleeding cycle, either through hormonal difficulties, surgery or your post menopausal stage of life, you can use this dial to follow the moon phases and link them to the four goddess archetypes. So you will still be able to tune into the cycling energies and feel the benefits.

I have to say that I was a bit giddy to be one of the first to have one of these and it really is a beautiful piece of art. I'm loving using it and at the moment I have it on my goddess shrine in my bedroom. My own personal menstrual mandala.

So I really recommend you treat yourself or treat someone you know to this goddess gift.

The Dreadess xx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

And We Flow ... As One

Yes I know it's been an age since I've posted, I've started so many times and still have drafts unfinished. It's been busy and hectic and I have so much to tell you, but in the meantime ...



Today as my moonbloods began to flow and the crone came to visit I sipped my rose tea in amongst piles of cushions, rose incense and womb wisdom books ... and the old shaman woman in me wrote this. I may tweak it later, but for now here it is ...


And we flow ... as one

In this sacred space, this body,
I AM wild woman, wise woman, priestess in this temple of mine
This house to the goddess of thirteen moons
The place where the eight winds blow beyond the here and now of time

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love, creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one

The Vestal virgin flame is lit
With a clear and joyful eye I keep those maiden fires burning
I join Artemis with my arrows and my bow
Inspired and alert is my vigil till a new day is dawning

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love, creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one

With mother love I open my arms,
My Isis heart wide, I want to feed you, to clothe you, to hold you
Cover you with kisses and whispers sweet
I will manifest your heart’s desire and make your dreams come true

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one

The empowerer steps forward
Her magic demands that Kali chants sing themselves in my skull
Sparks flying from my mind and fingertips
I am great snake woman, creating and destroying it all

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love, creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one

The old woman comes to me
My ancestors beating their drums on my belly, my spine and my hips,
Summoning the knowing, the ache and the pain
Until the blood flows like a prophetic utterance from my lips

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love, creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one

In this holy space, this body,
I AM wild woman, wise woman, priestess in this temple of mine
This house to the goddess of the sacred womb
The place where the moonlight glows beyond the here and now of time

And I flow ... this woman pours ... with life, love, creativity, tears and blood
And she flows ... this goddess force ... with life, love, moons and seasons into earth and mud
And we flow ... as one
And we flow ... as one
And we flow ... as one



The beautiful, and rather fitting, artwork above comes from the Temple of the Blood cd by Katherine Cunningham.

The Dreadess xx