Archive for July, 2009

Birthing the Rattles

July 28, 2009

In preparation for birthing my rattles, my spiritual guidance surrounded me.  I had been given the vision of birthing the rattles during a sacred fire ceremony which would take place with a circle of women whom I’d been doing shamanic journeys with for 5 weeks.

As I gathered wood for our fire ceremony I received several messages (I’ve heard some people do not trust in what they hear for they believe it is themselves talking or something their mind makes up.  For me and many people, it is the voice of creator, spirit, God, what ever you choose to call a Higher Power.  I trust the voice I hear to guide my journey in life).  (more…)

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Decorating my Rattles

July 21, 2009

Meaning making of decorating my rattles was a profound as making the heads were.  My rattles are similar in their decorations but hold very different meanings.  Both have deer hooves as the handles.  The masculine deer hoof is scared, wounded and even had some fur coming off in the process of the making because it had not dried properly.  (more…)

Continuing my healing journey…

July 14, 2009

As I continue on my path to healing my feminine side, I have yet to finish my rattles.  During a shamanic journey (kind of like a waking meditation) I asked what other preparations were needed to birth my masculine and feminine rattles.  What I saw in my journey was a ring; this is to represent the marriage and joining in union my masculine and feminine sides of myself.  I was also given the guidance to go to “The Works” in Kent to find the special ring. (more…)

Iron Jawed Angels

July 4, 2009

Last night I watched an amazing movie starring Hilary Swank.  It was an HBO film so many of you might not have heard about it.  Before I tell you anything about it maybe I can stir your curiosity by asking a few questions.

1.  Who had the right to vote first, African American men or women?
2.  What year was slavery abolished?
3.  When were women given the right to vote?

If you need your curiousity stirred a bit more, watch this mind blowing clip on YouTube: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO70ZjZ0wrw

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