Womb Power with Kaouthar Darmoni

 

This  TED talk by Kaouthar Darmoni

may be the most powerful 21 minutes you spend this year!

 

 

She teaches and demonstrates womb power. She gives you, the woman, 

permission to take up space, express your sensuality, walk in your power, fight like a woman for justice!

And she shows men how to be men: supporting, protecting, and carrying the women

so we the women can give our gifts as women, in our femininity!

Click, watch, get up and dance!

Then Share!


Mother Earth Sweat Lodge May 8

Earth Mother Sweat Lodge 2016

Dear *|FNAME|*,

This Sunday, May 8 is the sweat lodge in Hope. I just realized that it is Mother's Day. For those of you committed to honoring your mother or receiving honor from your children in person, I send you blessings. All the rest of us, let us gather in ceremony to honor the Mother of us all, and our mothers who have cross over.  Lodge details are below the photograph. 

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts in the Sun Moon Dance last month! I got what I needed, and now the vision slowingly integrates and unfolds. Many blessings. 

Here is a picture of the arbor taken by Chief Jane the morning after our dance. 

 
 

  

 

Earth Mother Sweat Lodge Ceremony in Hope

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Gather on the land at 1 pm.
Start the fire: 1 pm  
Enter lodge around 3 pm
Share potluck feast about 5 - 7pm. 
(schedule approximate)

Giveaway: $30

RSVP your intention to attend this ceremony by replying to this email or calling 207-712-7310

Note: You may also attend a work day for your giveaway. Call to inquired about scheduled work days on the land. 


Grandmother Sweat Lodge in February

Grandmother Sweat Lodge
~Sunday, February 23, 2014 ~
Theme: Listening to the Grandmothers


The Sweat Lodge has awakened with the increasing light and calls the Sacred Fire to be lit, and for the Stone People to come. This sweat lodge will listen deeply to the Grandmothers. We are beginning the Venus Cycle in Capricorn, the Grandmother time. All people, men and women together, are called to listen to and speak with the Grandmothers.
 



January Sunset



Here are all the details for the Sweat Lodge:

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Gather: 11 am
Fire start: Noon
Make prayer ties
Enter Lodge:  about 2 pm
Begin Potluck Feast: around 4 pm
Offering: $30
Where: 379 Hatchet Mountain Road, Hope
Call to RSVP: 207-712-7310, or email -- carla at hopepeacechamber dot com
What to bring and directions: send email with your intention to come


You may learn more about the teachings of the Sweat Lodge and the Lodge at Hope Peace Ceremonies in this article.

The lodge is still covered from the New Year's Day Lodge. The deep snow of the Capricorn New Moon has melted, though we have a sweet new covering. Who knows what we'll find on February 23rd. If I need your help digging, I'll reach out. We also have a cord of good ash firewood on the property. If you have some time to help stack, it's nice to be here working on the land.

The deer in their winter coats eating frozen apples.
 



Deer and sweat lodge, through a frosty window


We will hold this ceremony in any weather conditions, rain, snow, sleet or heatwave. Only if a blizzard is in progress during Sunday morning travel time will we postpone.

Meanwhile, it is my prayer for you that you have been warm and healthy, and are feeling blessed by the longer days.

Come to the land and pray in conscious, loving community.

Aho!


I want you to know about this interview about the Venus Cycle, as it is connected to the energy of this sweat lodge.




I'll interview Cayelin Castell, co-founder of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. Cayelin will share the powerful medicine of the new Venus Cycle in Capricorn: Reclaiming the Grandmother Goddess. Cayelin will share how you can work with your own Venus Cycle, and what it can mean to you. I am eager to ask Cayelin questions about what the Grandmother Goddess means to people of all ages, and what connection there may be with the Hopi Prophecy: When the Grandmothers Speak, the world heals.

Join us Live on February 10 at 3 pm eastern for
The Venus Cycle in Capricorn: Reclaiming the Grandmother Goddess
with Cayelin Castell
Free registration at this link:
http://bit.ly/VenusCycle


 

 Come and Drink Light with us!                                                                                   

 

Community Sweat Lodge Saturday, November 2

All Soul's Day and Solar Eclipse
~Saturday, November 2, 2013 next community Sweat Lodge~
The Trees of Hope Peace Ceremonies invite you to ceremony.


You are no doubt feeling the intense energy of this solar eclipse. The sun rises in partial eclipse at 6:20 am Sunday, November  3.

I want to share something Deborah Cautela shared from Mountain Astrologer about the Eclipse:

This Solar eclipse signals the close of a major phase of our life and the opportunity to take what we have learned to the next level. Solar eclipses occur close to the same degree every 19 years. What were you doing 19 years ago? What are you drawn towards now?

The sweat lodge is the perfect ceremony of death and rebirth for this eclipse. Begin your eclipse weekend with the sweat lodge, and completed it with New Moon Dance with Deborah Cautela, Sunday, November 3, 2013 at High Mountain Hall from 7:00 – 8:30, cost $15

We will have the sweat lodge the day before the Eclipse because we feel the energy most intensely as the New Moon portal opens. There is so much going on in the world and in our personal lives. Come to the land and give up your grief, your anger, your heartache. Take home peace, clarity, and faith.

Here are all the details for the Sweat Lodge:

SATURDAY, November 2, 2013
Gather: 1 pm 
Fire start: 1 pm
Dress the lodge and make prayer ties
Enter Lodge:  about 3 pm
Begin Potluck Feast: around 5 pm
Offering: $30
Where: 379 Hatchet Mountain Road, Hope
Call to RSVP: 207-712-7310, or reply to this email
What to bring and directions: at the end of this message

Faith is knowing that what you want to create is what Divine wants to create through you.
If you don't know what you want, then Divine can't create it through you.
You miss out on the rewards and satisfaction. The world misses out on what you could be creating.
The theme of the November Lodge will be Faith. We'll share our insights and gifts at the feast afterward.

You may learn more about the teachings of the Sweat Lodge and the Lodge at Hope Peace Ceremonies in this article.

Come and Drink Light with us!






                                                                                    


With Loving Blessings,
Diva Carla

207-712-7310
Hope Peace Ceremonies
http://hopepeacechamber.com

WHAT TO BRING TO A SWEAT LODGE:
 
--2 bundles of tobacco, one for your prayer ties, one a gift to the lodge leader
or sage bundles, or other sacred herbs that may be used in ceremony
--material for prayer ties: ¼ yard of cotton fabric in
yellow, black, red, and white; a spool of string (butcher's string is good)
--clothing for sweat: women wear a dress or skirt with modest top,
men wear swim trunks or sarong
--a towel
--food for the pot luck feast
--a cantaloupe size stone for the fire*
-- old blankets if you have any to contribute to the lodge.*
--Donation for Hope Peace Ceremonies
*optional items and always welcome if you have them

RSVP required  Call Carla at  207-712-7310
do not hesitate to call if you have any questions

DIRECTIONS
winter note: parking may be limited, carpool if possible

Hope Peace Ceremonies  379 Hatchet Mountain Road (Rt. 235) Hope, Maine
Directions: From North and East. Take Rt. 105 into Hope Center. At the
Hope General Store, Turn onto Hatchet Mt. Rd. Coming from Camden,
this is a left turn. Coming from Appleton this is a right turn.
Drive 1.8 miles. House is on right, white with red barn. From this direction it
is a blind curve. Slow way down and watch for the drive way at mile 1.8.
From South (Rockland) and West (Augusta), get to Rt. 17, and take it to Alford Lake Road, in South Hope.
Turn onto Alford Lake Road, and drive till it intersects with Hatchet Mountain Road
at Stillwater Farm. Turn right onto Hatchet Mountain Road, and
drive 1 mile to 379. House is on Left.



Full Moon Eclipse on the Mountain

Next Community Sweat Lodge on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Click here for details.

 

Rising pink moonLate yesterday afternoon, I hotfooted it up the Mt. Battie road in the Camden Hills State Park so I could be there to greet the rising eclipsing moon. The energy of this eclipse compelled me to climb a mountain, to extend my body and pray with movement. I arrived at the top just as the moon materialized out of the sea mist, pink and pale. One does not often see the moon’s disc rise out of the water here. It is usually shrouded in the densely moist air on the surface of the sea the moment it breaches the limb of the horizon.

For two and a half hours, I sat on a rock, looking east, offering prayers of tobacco, my voice, and my art, taking pictures of the natural drama unfolding. The penumbral eclipse was barely visible. The moon as it elevated seemed to hold its gold color longer than usual. The light it cast seemed less bright.

The energy of this astral event plays in our collective consciousness regardless of our personal awareness or belief system. If you are like me and most of the people I know, the run up to this eclipse as has been intense with personal challenges. The public and political chaos has directly affected or been mirrored in private lives. Poignantly, many people, mostly elders, but some youth, have elected this time to die, creating a vortex of transition for their own souls, and for those left behind.

Receive my prayers on your behalf. Prayers of condolence, strength, celebration, and appreciation.  Point your kayak into the rapids of this eclipse, and stay focused. The Solar eclipse comes in two weeks, with even more intensity.

The great blessing is Venus. She shown high in the west, following the sun down, as the moon rose. I did not photograph her, but she figures in this article. She provides the way through the intensity as the veils thin and we near the dark time of year.
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The Benevolent Warrior, with Jeff Brown

On June 17, I interviewed Jeff Brown of SoulShaping.com on Live with Diva Carla, a podcast of OrgasmicAlchemy.com. We talked about the Awakening Masculine and his relationship to the Awakening Feminine. Here is an article following up the interview, and providing the link to listen to the whole thing.


The idea that women have to stand up alone to have their voice heard, get laws changed, and put protections in place in defense of themselves against the malevolent masculine without male support feels ridiculous to me … My imagining of the world as it ought to be would include the benevolent masculine standing down the malevolent masculine in defense of the feminine. It is an essential step in the healing of the genderation gap. ~Jeff Brown


And this quote was in the first 12 minutes!

Here is the link to the audio:

Download JeffBrownJune17-001.mp3 (13503.4K)

The conversation with Jeff Brown was rich and inspiring. While we focused on the challenges and opportunities for the Awakening Man, we also grappled with the "genderation gap" between men and women. We considered who we need to be and how we need to be with each other to respect and nurture the Awakening process, or as Jeff calls it, "Waking Down" into the body. We looked at the broader culture, and what needs to be transformed so that we can remember how to be human together again. Yes, we talked about sexuality in the embodied awakening condition.

From the Personal to the Transpersonal
The whole conversation pointed to the transformation that has begun in human culture, as we recover from the 20th century, and re-vision what it means to be human in the 21st century. There are a lot of us here, and we are a diverse and contentious bunch of beings. We are also creative and expressive, and that means we will have society, economy, commerce, art, religion, and government. If we are to survive and thrive through the 21st century, we look to make our economies and systems sustainable.

Does changing how we do things on the surface -- clean, green, and lean -- make our way of life sustainable? Not if it is built on the same toxic value system that socializes men to be "malevolent masculine", lording it over what i'll call the "pissed-off feminine."

What is the foundation of sustainability? What form is the seed of a sustainable, sacred human society that works?

It starts with human beings, men and women together exploring with integrity and willingness the complex emotions, fears, and desires that are the very soil of transformation.

A Vision and a Movement
Jeff and I share the vision that the Sacred Masculine--the Benevolent Warrior--has the purpose to encircle, protect, and defend the Divine Feminine. We were talking about personal and interpersonal healing and awakening. Yet it is a seed of an idea that can grow into a new vision of society.

As a woman who guides ceremony, I know we call upon the masculine to guard the perimeter and hold the light for our sacred feminine magik. How does this ancient memory express in contemporary life? How does it change how we create family, community, education, business, and  government? Can it be the foundation of a sustainable, healed world?

The circle of Benevolent Warriors protecting the birthing and medicine of the Divine Feminine is a cosmic energy signature that runs through all of life. It is about more than how men and women act, but it starts with men and women. We are witihin this idea, and we have so much to remember with each other.

What does this image evoke for you? How do you see this form, this metaphor, playing out in your life?

What else opens up for you as you listen to the conversation with Jeff Brown?

Please share this audio with friends. Plaster it all over social media. Give it to your clients, church, support groups, strangers!  LOVE IT FORWARD.
Listen to the audio more than once. Start conversations with each other, and really start listening to one another. There is enough food for thought in this 75 minutes to keep you talking for years. Fill in the gaps. Expand and extend. Create something new!

Download JeffBrownJune17-001.mp3 (13503.4K)

Call to Action: After you listen, please share your thoughts with Jeff and me, in public, on facebook.
Here are the links to our facebook pages:
JEFF BROWN
DIVA CARLA

Of course, if something deeply personal comes up for you, click reply and request a time to have a conversation with me. I'll be here for you.

Love It Forward
You are also invited to join Jeff's new LOVE IT FORWARD movement. It is among other things, a distribution channel for books and products sold via homeless people, bringing them gently back into the flow of life. You can participate too. Check out the website to learn more.

And again I recommend you read Jeff's book: Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation. Order it from his webpage or Amazon.com. I reviewed Soulshaping in my last newsletter. It's a powerful companion on your path.

We are not broken and we do not need fixing. We do need to be listened to, and heard. And we each need to speak our truth without fear of judgment or shame.
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Fire Ceremony, April 2013

At last night's Fire Ceremony, the fire collapsed almost immediately in the West direction. Grandfather Joseph Rael teaches in "The Way of Inspiration" that at Wheh Leh, 8, we fall. We must do what we have been taught NOT to do. We have been taught not to fall, and so we must now fall to complete creation. 8 is infinity. We are falling into infinity, the foundation of Life. The fire fell from east to west, from vertical to horizontal. Literally demonstrating that by falling we are moving from the truth of bonding our physical and mental bodies. Now we Know.


The Day the Sun Stands Still

~Save the Date: January 1, 2013 New Year's Day Sweat Lodge~


Today is the Winter Solstice, the one we’ve been waiting for! Before I shower you with Solstice Blessings, I want to remind you of the details of the New Year’s Day Sweat Lodge.
 
January 1, 2013, New Year’s Day
Gather: Noon
Fire start: soon after
Enter Lodge: around 2 pm
Begin Feast: around Sunset
Theme: How am I being called to serve?
For further details and to RSVP, please email carla at Hopepeacechamber dot com
 
New Year’s Day Sweat Lodge is a Hope Peace Ceremonies Tradition.
I hope you will join us. Purification and prayer is a great way to begin the ceremony of the year.
 
We never know what the weather will be. We’ve had warm sunshine, 20 below wind chill, blizzard, and pouring rain. It’s all good! We will sweat in any weather conditions. Please your judgment about travel if there is snow or ice that day.
 
Here is what the lodge looked like yesterday morning.

Today is the Annual Winter Solstice 24 Hour World-wide Chant for Peace, held by Peace Chambers around the world.  I chanted at midnight this morning, deciding not to do a formal public gathering this year. If you want to come over tonight, the altar is still set up. We can chant the vowels together and share some food. Maybe the moon will shine for us. Or light a candle and chant at home the five vowel sounds that make up the creation power of sound: Ah, Eh, EE, OH, OO

Exciting News! My friend Iva Peele has made a documentary about her initiation with Lorenzo, a Shaman of the Q'ero people of the high Andes in Peru. The Q'eros are the remnant of the Incas who fled to the Andes Mountains when the Spaniards came 5 centuries ago. Her documentary, The Road to Q'ero: A Journey Home is a simple, personal film, with the focus on sharing the teaching and ceremony given by Lorenzo. I saw the film when I visited Iva at Thanksgiving, and the medicine remains with me as I type this. This documentary is a spiritual transmission of the energy and teachings. Iva is making this film available for streaming as a Solstice gift to the world, today and all day tomorrow, 12/22/12. You may watch it streaming video at this link:

http://vimeo.com/38364078

Photo: ©Iva Peele, Don Lorenzo praying over a mesa




Winter Solstice: The Age of the Divine Feminine Returns

Solstice is the day the Sun stands still.  December 21st is the Capricorn Solstice, and June 21 is the Cancer Solstice. The sun swings between these marks like a giant pendulum, counting off the solar year in one complete swing. Energetically, when the Sun stands still, a portal opens.
 
This year since last Capricorn Solstice has been a big year for portals-- with new moons, transits of Venus, solar and lunar eclipses, conjunctions-- all carrying a swift intensity.

This year has felt like the labor pangs of the Cosmic Womb. The Great Mother is giving birth to Herself.  The portals are contractions. We awakening humans are the baby. We are collectively birthing ourselves into the returning Age of the Divine Feminine. On this final day of the Mayan calendar, the end of the 13th Baktun, give thanks for all that has brought you here. Tomorrow, the next age begins, the return of the Great Mother. The Divine Masculine greets her with open arms.

The Winter Solstice in the North is the Shadow time of year. We divide the celebration between sober ceremony and merry making. It is a time of shining light into the darkness. We associate this festival season with gift giving. It is in the darkness of the shadow that our gifts are found!

Today I wish you bright blessings, and deep joy. May your sojourn in the womb today be released into orgasmic birth tomorrow. Will you commit to being an explorer of an uncharted, brand new You! in this next age?

Today we honor the shortest light of the year, the Dark Womb. Tomorrow, and Christmas, and Hannukah just past, we honor the returning light shining in the darkness, and by January 1, 10 days after Solstice, as we enter the Cosmic Womb of the sweat lodge, we will begin to perceive the slight lengthening of days, evidence that light triumphs, and always will.

I wish you joyful holidays, rich gifts and feasting, warm embrace of family and friends. I will embrace your joyfully when I see you this holiday and on New Years Day at the Sweat Lodge.

Solstice Altar for Manifesting
 
Solstice Altar

Waging Peace part 2


Last weekend I had the privilege to hear Captain Paul Chappell speak on the topic of Waging Peace. Capt. Chappell is a West Point grad, and a veteran of the Iraq war. He left the Army in 2009, because his experience taught him that the people, tools, technologies and philosophies currently used to make war on our fellow humans must be applied to the mission of making peace. Life on earth depends upon it.

Captain Chappell dedicates his whole life to teaching people about waging peace, beginning with personal conversations. He is recruiting a peaceful collective force to change the world through nonviolence. His writing on the topic is clear, simple, and profound. I recommend his books at his website, Peaceful Revolution.


Paul Chappell with portrait by Robert Shetterly for Americans Who Tell the Truth
Photo by Carla Sanders

This young enlightened warrior inspires me in my work through Hope Peace Chamber and Orgasmic Alchemy. He brought the clear light of the awakening masculine to my mission of Peace that simmers in the cauldron of the Feminine.

I am a student of two peacemakers of different traditions: Grandfather Joseph Rael, the Man of Peace, and visionary of the Peace Sound Chambers; and Nut Tmu-Ankh, Nubian-Khamite priestess of Sh’ti Mer, who teaches that Orgasm IZ Enlightenment. Within me these two traditions spiral in the double helix of DNA, birthing a medicine that brings together sexuality, wealth, and spirituality grounded in the fertility and blessings of the Earth.

                      

The great healing that is needed worldwide is in the realms of sex, money, and God.  I believe that this triple problem is really one problem, the illusion of separation from Divine. People are suffering from the war within, which translates to hatred, polarization, slavery, and violence toward one another and toward nature herself.

Captain Chappell demonstrates that this is not normal human behavior. Human beings are not naturally violent. In our natural biology, the flight response is much stronger than the fight response. We must be carefully taught to hate and kill one another, to wage war. And now we must teach ourselves to remember how to live in peace, to solve differences without violence, to literally transform the war machine into a peace machine, starting within each heart.

My work with sexuality is a basic step in this world transformation.

A root of the God/Sex/Money problem is that we don’t understand what they really are. My mission is to provide people with enlightened wisdom about the true nature of sex, and money, and how they relate to our experience of God.

Orgasm, the energy of sex, is the life-sustaining energy that runs through everything, from the tiniest virus to the farthest galaxy. Sex is first the loving union with one’s own soul, which is union with Divine. This allows union with our fellow beings and nature herself.  Money is orgasmic energy in divine action within society.

I am a stand for your Divine Right to own your body, to own your sexuality, and to express it in whatever way you desire. I am equally a stand for your Divine Right to be wealthy, and money is the most versatile of all the currencies of wealth. I am a stand that Divine dwells in and through us, and is expressed in all our activities. There is no separation save the illusion that occupies our minds.

In my spiritual teachings on sexuality, the application of orgasmic energy to wealth consciousness is always included. In my teachings on wealth, the first step is tapping into orgasmic energy to know the Self and access embodied Divine wisdom. This is ancient knowledge, forgotten in the so-called Age of Enlightenment and the Age of Reason.

My teachings on Sex, Wealth, and Spirit are the keystone of peace, ancient wisdom necessary to the healing of the human heart and soul. The human heart is the essential building block of peace. Life on earth depends upon each of us learning and practicing this art.