26 February 2014

Essential Authenticity - Revealing your True Self

The following is a posting from Madisyn Taylor of Daily Om.

Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not,
often buried under fears and learned behaviour.
Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “self".  The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy. Yet we are, in truth, beings of light - pure energy inhabiting physical bodies, striving for enlightenment while living earthly lives.

07 February 2014

An Insight into Working with Deity

Due to the uniqueness of the southern Australian weather at this time of year, especially when attempting to fit in seasonal observances that originated from the Northern Hemisphere, the recent Lughnasadh rite saw a step taken away from the more "traditional" into something that more closely echoed what was happening within the landscape around us.  Coming on the end of an early heatwave (where temperatures hovered over 40C for almost of week), the sight of an annihilated garden left the concept of "bringing in the harvest" rather far from our minds.  A substitute was needed for this time of year and the one who naturally came to mind was the Egyptian lion-headed Goddess, Sekhmet.