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Best Week So Far : 27th November 2016

This week’s Best Week So Far  is a video on Facebook >>> including swatting flies and some very distracting weird sounding black birds.

bestweeksofarSunday 27th November

This week has been the best so far!

When you live a life guided by creating more and more awesome, you ensure that each week is better than the last:better awareness = better choice = better resources = better being

Don’t get stuck in the past with a week that was “the best ever”! Create weeks that are the best so far, and keep on creating more!

Here are the tools that have contributed to this week being my best so far…

Question

Questions offer choice and possibility you weren’t aware of before. Conclusions offer rigid judgements that trap you where you are. Here is the question that has created the most change for me this week :

What chaos can I instill to create all the things that contribute to the very awesome world I desire?

Instilling chaos might seem like a backward concept when you’re already busy, but here’s no point trying to control the busy. Instead, invite chaos to come in and whip the energy into a flow that can actually work for you!

Book of the Week
The Roll Method by Jill Miller has been a lifesaver for me this week while I’ve been stuck at the computer and sitting for longer periods than usual. It’s not just for people who sit though, this book will give you tools to better health no matter who you are and what your physical history is. I promise.

Post you might have missed
Goddess Inspired Advent was something I wrote a few years ago in response to the ever-continuing need to find more meaningful ways to do this time of the year. It’s an advent Nativity Story without the Christian overlay. If you love the idea of family seasonal traditions without the dogma, this might be just the things for you.

Crafting
Ethical Tinsel  : I keep old clothes that are too small to wear and too trashed for giving to charity, and turn them into cleaning rags. A few years ago I kept a pile of colours and cut them into tiny strips to make decorations.
This is an easy job for little kids and adults. Make s length of string/yarn with a few layers, and tie the strips on. Then hang.
#authenticityoverconvenience  means no strain on your ecology – ie. The Earth and Her People. Say no to plastic decorations this season and make something beautiful.

Quote
“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it”.  – Author unknown

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Thanks for reading, have an awweeesssooomme weekend!

Maia Nie Heya,

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Goddess Inspired Advent

An audio story with photos to share with your family...

An audio story with photos to share with your family…

I’ve been writing ritual and performing ceremony from a Goddess perspective for many years. It has always felt important that I celebrate social times with customs that are meaningful now, in this lifetime, on this land, in this culture. There are plenty of customs that are alive in the mainstream culture I grew up in that had no meaning and never made sense to me.

When my children came along, that need for authentic customs became even more apparent. Some customs we threw away entirely. Others we rewrote for authenticity of living now.

Santa Claus didn’t suit our Southern Hemisphere summer time needs, so I introduced the Christmas Faerie, who comes a few days after Midsummer to give gratitude for the gifts that were set out for her and her friends at the solstice. We’ve never done the Christian thing, but I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of the Christ child, made of heavens and earth who’s story reminds us that we all have potential and that anything is possible.

The Moon Priestess and The Sun Priest journey to give birth to their babe of potential

The Moon Priestess and The Sun Priest journey to give birth to their babe of potential

We were celebrating our own version of Xmas, so still relatives would send “christmassy” kinds of gifts, and every year we received a chocolate advent calendar. I like the idea of counting down, but there was no meaning in opening a window and finding cheap gross confectionery on the other side.

Meanwhile, I was exploring Waldorf approaches to ceremony. I love the way in which this system is able to bring the sacred into so many aspects of everyday for children and families. But the Steiner cult is no more for me than Christianity. Hence, I wrote my own advent.

The Goddess Inspired Advent draws on the elements : Air, Water, Fire and Earth to tell the story of what happens when the Sun and Moon give birth to new life. For four Mondays (moon-days) leading up to Xmas or the Solstice, another layer of the story is shared.

You receive the 5 audio chapters, with pictures to show your family as you listen.

You receive the 5 audio chapters, with pictures to show your family as you listen.

While the Moon Priestess and the Sun Priest journey to the Sacred Place of their vision to birth their child, we also witness three great Medicine People on journeys of their own. Traveling from the farthest corners of the Earth, each Shaman is following her/his wisdom of a prophecy that says that the greatest time in Earth’s herstory is about to come.

Of course, you know how the story ends… or do you?

For the first time I am sharing this story and the associated images and activities we’ve used in our family to celebrate the Goddess Inspired Advent. You will receive six emails over five weeks which include :

  • A short herstory of advent
  • 5 audio chapters of the Goddess Inspired Advent story
  • 3 story photos for each chapter
  • ideas for exploring and celebrating each week’s theme
Three Medicine People : Shamans, traverse from the farthest corners of the earth to meet the child of the prophecy

Three Medicine People : Shamans, traverse from the farthest corners of the earth to meet the child of the prophecy

Emails will send on Sundays for you to play in your home on Monday. The fifth and final story will be delivered on Tuesday the 20th December, so that you may use the birth as a Solstice story, or wait until Xmas, whichever suits your family.

Cost : $35

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Email Delivery Schedule :

Friday 25th November : Advent and You
Sunday 27th November : Chapter One Goddess Inspired Advent
Sunday 4th December : Chapter Two Goddess Inspired Advent
Sunday 11th December : Chapter Three Goddess Inspired Advent
Sunday 18h December : Chapter Four Goddess Inspired Advent
Tuesday 20th December : Chapter Five Goddess Inspired Advent : the conclusion

If you have arrived later than November 25 and would still like to take the Goddess Inspired Advent Journey with your family, purchase and we will catch you up.

 

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