Wow! In my Solstice letter, I shared how Solstice is Nature's reminder that it is time to SHIFT! Looks like national policy in the US felt the shift, and now the right to marry is recognized nationally, thanks to the Supreme Court decision on Friday.
Congratulations to all my friends who can feel more confident that their desire and decision to marry will be recognized and honored where ever they live in this country.
I've learned learned a lot about gratitude since the Sagittarius New Moon.
I learned a way to amplify gratitude with erotic energy, which I shared in last week's letter. You can read about Planting Seeds of Gratitude here.
Now Spirit is revealing a new level of gratitude mastery: how to say Yes, Thank You! when the Universe starts sending you what you asked for!
Right after New Moon, blessings I have been praying for started dropping in my lap, knocking on my door, and calling me on the phone. A new lover, extraordinary new clients, gifts of the Spirit! I have been amazed and grateful, and resistant! I can feel the reflexive action of putting my hands up, backing away, and shaking my head, while I feel a little trembly and scared – and awed.
I caught myself, and started immediately to ground, open, and receive. This is taking a lot of awareness and discipline. Yes, the practice of surrender, opening, receiving, and allowing is a discipline. So many women learned to hold both desire and its manifestation at arms length.
Gratitude Mastery is finding and hollering at the top of your voice: YES! Open your arms and legs and let it in!
This is the practice I offer to you when the fruit of your abundance tree falls in your lap.
Throw back your head, fling your arms open and smile big at the world, then say YES! Thank you!
No matter what the gift is. When I said YES to the Long Dance, my car broke down and needed serious repairs. Like, time to get a new car repairs. YES to a new car (and safety!) The weather turned cold and snowy for my outdoor overnight dance. YES to the elements and the power of Divine support demonstrated! When I said YES to the Long Dance, the clients, the lover, and the deeper more demanding calling, I said YES to fear and courage, showing up in equal measure!
When the Universe answers prayer, and demonstrates to you the power you have to create your life, it can feel scary, and not always safe or easy. Gratitude mastery has faith that all you need to thrive and prevail and enjoy is in the package.
Notice how your feel when your gifts arrive, even when they seem like problems on the surface.
Your wholehearted, full-bodied YES is your gracious response to the Universe.
One day, I met a Coyote face to face on Hatchet Mountain. For an
instant, I came in contact with the wildest creature I have ever seen.
This Coyote ran up the trail in my direction. She/He skidded to a stop
at the sight of me, and the animal bounded off the trail up the mountain
through the woods. The pack followed the leader. It was only an
instant, but I had received the Wildness. I felt I had an invitation to
join the Pack. I see myself mirrored in Coyote’s wild eyes.
represents life crashing into us so we can wake up. Run-ins with Coyote
can look and feel like disaster. The Trickster trips us up, tests us,
makes fun of us, and plays us for
the fool. Coyote medicine is potent--the most sacred way.
The World Trade Center, the double hub of my life wheel. It was the first place I went when I ran away to the City in 1977. Wearing Earth shoes and carrying an instamatic camera, I took the elevators to the observation deck, and took a photo survey of my new home, including the building two blocks away where I would soon be living and nursing my two little boys.
My babies learned to walk in the plaza, played in the fountain. The endless construction and deconstruction inside them fed my children for years, as my husband the carpenter built office after office for the junk bond fueled Reaganomicans.
In dreams, I'd imagine the Towers as a great gleaming double hanging garden, the glass blown out, the people gone, and plants, vines, flowers, birds, animals of all kinds creating a new micro-ecology every ten floors or so. I figured if we moved out, it would take nature about 10 years to walk off with the Twin Towers.
That's not how the WTC story ends, we know. I offer prayers to the four directions and the heart -- for those who died that day, for all our memories, for those who continually suffer the war, for those who can't make a decision, and for the rest of us who stand and pray sing dance cry for a vision.
My art these days centers on making Magical Talismans commissioned by people wanting tangible support in their spiritual and erotic life. Some request art they can wear, others prefer a piece for an altar or medicine bag. I'd like to share this opportunity with you.
I am Diva Carla, Artist and healer. I make Sensual Art with Magical Powers. When people buy my art, they feel love and pleasure, and connect to an inner peace and power that supports them in their daily life. It helps them have more confidence, abundance, and joy in all they do.
Enjoy your visit to my Touching Art gallery at Etsy. You are sure to find something that is right for you or someone you love. If you don't see your piece, please send me a message. My special talent is the creation of personal power art that supports you as you grow, heal, and blossom into your Power and Pleasure.
My beloved collectors say: "When I hold your work I feel I am sharing in the essence of your craft......my fingertips trace yours and I'm suddenly art and artist with you. I will keep and treasure this piece always." -- Nut Tmu-Ankh Butterfly
The talisman arrived on Thursday. I love it. And it was a great support to me as I prepared for, and experienced my radio interview yesterday! thank you. Thank you! --Barbara Buckley
"Precious and provocative. Peaceful and profound. My 'Woman In a Pot' lives somewhere between a classical Greek statue and the Venus of Willendorf. Holding it in the palm of my hand always makes me smile and brings about gentle waves of love and appreciation for all 'my' women...." --John Milton Fogg Please share you desires with me now, and we shall create some sensual magical art for you too.
Yes, I know, it's everyday! Today, I do it with Diva Valerie White, healer and all round magnificent radio diva. She'll be interviewing me on her radio show Tweaking Your Vibrations on the BlogTalk network.
Please tune in today, March 31, 2010, at 2 pm eastern time. You can listen via web, or call in from where ever you are, and you can post questions in a chat room. I'd love to connect with you live!
If you have a previous engagment, you can always listen to the recorded version later, and ask follow up questions through the blog comments here or at Orgasmic Alchemy.
The black truffle of Périgord, the cynosure of every foodie’s dreams, is about to yield its most intimate secrets to a team of French and Italian researchers who have decoded its genome. Surely a great day for gastronomy and yet — truffle-lovers be advised — some of the new discoveries may reveal more than you really wanted to know.
Nature understands Orgasmic Alchemy perfectly: she originated it, after all. Sensual delicacies such as truffles, both the fungus and the chocolate kind, have a keen connection to our own sexual being. Chocolate satisfies the same brain receptor cells that orgasm does.