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This Week on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Seasonal Mysteries, Spring to Summer Transition

This Week on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Mystical Reflections, Grace

This Week on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Mystical Reflections, Grace

This Week on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Mystical Reflections, Grace

This Gracious Love

As I lay in bed at 1 am, feeling crushed by the weight of how vulnerable I am in the face of the love that I am overcome with for my child, a poem seeped into my consciousness.

This is what meeting my Creator’s love in a dream, falling in love with my husband and becoming a Mother has taught me about love.

For my daughter:

This Gracious Love

Unless it breaks you,
It is not love.
Until it shatters all illusory systems of control within your grasp,
It is not love.
If you can still breathe,
It is not love.
It is not light, it is not carefree,
It is a stifling blanket of bliss that threatens to leave you immobilized and paralyzed.
It is fragile as gossamer and the threat of it tearing away is enough to bring you to your knees.
Unless it incites a silent scream of surrender,
Of utter self-defeat,
It is not love.
Love will destroy you,
Forever,
With Her sacrosanct intoxication.
Love will claim you and never ever promise to stay put.
Love demands everything and for Her you must bleed to your last drop.
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This Week on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Seasonal Mysteries, Autumn

Today on Priestess of Grace’s Facebook Page: Goddess of the Week, Summer Goddesses

Solstice Surrender

The Summer Solstice paired with the Mother Strawberry moon, the second Sagittarius full moon in a month, has completely depleted me.

I’m not a light gal, I’m a dark (not heavy, dark like mystery, cool, lunar, night) gal, today’s sun which is only to be followed by a fiery full moon has fried me.

My intention for this Solstice was to gather with the community that is slowly building for me here, as it was, the only time that worked for availability for everyone was two days ago. I had felt mildly disappointed that we were going to be gathering a full 48 hours before Solstice, however, as the day drew closer I became grateful for the time to prepare the way for today’s bright zenith.

As I panted and rubbed cool clothes all over me during this record breaking hot day I was immensely appreciative that grace had paved the way for us to meet before today, I don’t know that I could have led ceremony or set intention in this heat, sitting down to write feels like a miracle as it is.

Our ceremony was wonderful, we examined the shadow side of our sun sign and decided on what it was that we were wiling to release from our shadow self on the Solstice, today I threw a rock with what I was letting go of (written on it) into the creek that flowed beside my daughter and I. In ceremony we also went within to discover our power words for the four elements, words of power that we would walk with during this next phase of the wheel and intended for those qualities to be magnified during the Solstice hours.

The Sun is all power, we discussed power and the responsibility that comes with it and focused on the old saying “Do as Thou wilt an it harm none.”

I left the ceremony feeling lighter, feeling focused and feeling inspired. The past few weeks have been an energetic upswing for me, the laws of grace have been working in my life and I have been really devoted to practicing principles of grace in my days. I’ve been feeling simplified and called to really focus on home and family and with this has come a sense of peace and being settled.

I will utilize tonight’s Mothering Fiery Moon energy to reconnect to my passionate self and to re light the fires within. Tonight’s moon marks the end of my first moon time since my miscarriage, soon we will try again. There is much hope up ahead.

The Summer season is ruled by the water element in the tradition that I was trained in, water is my element, I yearn to flow and to wade, I am ready for the waters of Mother Nature. This season my focus is on surrender, passion, inspiration, trust, and family and home sweet home.

That’s all that I have for tonight, my family and I are about to take down our spring nature table, tomorrow morning my daughter will wake up to a wave puzzle and a new blue silk and summer book left for her from the Summer Mother Goddess. We are also going to take down the spring altar in our prayer room and review the cards that we had all pulled for the spring season. I was to focus on strength, visualization and passion this past season. I see now that I didn’t as much focus on those attributes as they found me. I needed strength to walk through my miscarriage and to face the demons of control that had been pulling at me for the past year. Visualization called for me to focus on what felt good rather than my worries, and passion challenged me to re-define what matters most to me in my life.

Tonight I will ask for the light of the moon and the light of the sun to guide us as we pull our summer cards and prepare for a new turn of the wheel, what lies ahead is a mystery to me, all that I know is that gentleness and peace seem to be guiding my way right now and for that I am eternally grateful.

Merrry Solstice to you and yours!

Grace Be With You,
Priestess of Grace,
Candise Soaring Butterfly
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March : Moonstone

My flow with Moonstone this month has been magical and thought provoking.

On one hand my regular cycles of habitual patterns and behaviours are still in a slow progress, yet on the other hand the flow of the Goddess is taking me over. Up until now my walk with Goddess has been one of really concentrating on connecting to Her and communing and seeking Her will, since working with Moonstone She feels stronger than my desire to connect, like She is enveloping me.

That is the magical part, things feel similar to when I first began my path, when spiritual truth’s expression in my life was new, when everything felt fresh and inspiring. I have often felt as the years went on like the fish in the fish bowl that can’t identify the water it is in because it is all that it knows. My life has been a dream come true compared to what it was before I first dedicated my life to the Spiral Path, as the water became comfortable I have become accustomed to what it feels like to walk with Spirit and I’ve been longing for a deepening, a stronger sense of Her presence beside me and with me, even if that sense is more of a God sense than a Goddess one or a mystical Creator sense, I don’t care how it appears, only that I feel It with me as I once did. And I am this month as I hold Moonstone close.

A very cool unfoldment for me has been observing how flowing and surrendering to my feminine essence and my emotional life has been creating outward changes. As anyone who knows me or has followed my writings for a while will attest to the fact that I am not a student of manifestation, I don’t practice it and I don’t focus on it. My path is the one of Grace, however, I adore Abraham Hicks and have found that the overall quality of my life does shift if I focus on the vibration that I am emitting.

As I have been overtaken by the watery Goddess essence of the Divine Mother coming through Moonstone, I have been observing how my relationship with my husband is deepening in intimacy, my joy with my daughter has been heightening (which is saying something because she is a constant source of joy in my life), my energy is more abundant (which is in large part to the raw garlic and prenatal I am taking….but that is an outer expression of my inner shift I am sure). My life is improving as I stop the control and sink into surrender and with Moonstone I am eased into surrender without much effort.

The remainder of this month I am doubling down on surrender and all things Goddess, today I pulled the Inner Goddess Card with Financial Flow, imagine that, surrendering more into my feminine essence and magnetizing more flow of finances to me, how amazing would that be?

For now, I am going to jump into the stream of today, aim to stay present in the moment and to follow the tide of the Goddesses stream, where She goes I go.

Grace Be With You,
Priestess of Grace,
Candise Soaring Butterfly

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Time out of Time, via Sage Woman Blogs

http://www.witchesandpagans.com/sagewoman-blogs/priestess-grove/time-out-of-time.html