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Spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. Nature buds and blossoms as the seasons of light and life return, and the Goddess offers up Her mysteries of spiritual evolution to guide your journey of soul.
With a Goddess-based conception of spiritual evolution, your whole life — everything you are and everything you’ve experienced — is part of a greater journey that drives your personal growth and spiritual evolution. Your intention on this journey is to become a more whole, mature, powerful version of your Self.
The latest offering in the Path of She Guided Journey Series, Spring Journey: Your Spiritual Evolution, is grounded in the Mother-Daughter tale of Persephone and Demeter that speaks to this Goddess-based conception of spiritual evolution.
In the Fall, Persephone begins Her journey as a maiden who leaves behind the sunlit realm of Her Mother Demeter. She descends into the Underworld, and spends the Winter months traveling its mysteries of darkness and death, and suffering its trials. In Spring, Persephone returns to Her Mother Demeter’s realm of light and life as a Goddess reborn into a more mature, evolved version of Her Self. She is the Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring Growth, with a wholeness and bigness of being that is wise, loving and powerful enough to bridge and balance the immense, opposing energies of the death-centered Underworld and the life-centered sunlit realm. Where Persephone walks the Earth, She leaves a trail of spring flowers in Her wake.
Through this mythic Goddess tale, you can embrace a new understanding of your Self, your life story, and your journey of spiritual evolution. Here are four transformative teachings offered by these Mother-Daughter Goddesses, Demeter and Persephone, in the spring season.
1. New growth and beginnings arise from darkness, death, suffering and wounding.
In many spiritual traditions, spiritual evolution is associated with a rarefied, higher state of consciousness: one becomes enlightened, ascends to a higher frequency, and transcends the human, material condition.
The problem with this conception of spiritual evolution is that it’s elitist, granting spiritual superiority to the very few who can achieve this state of purity. It favors the path of the monk or ascetic who chooses to separate themselves from the complexities and messiness of everyday life. It negates the very substance of our human existence, that we are flesh and blood creatures, living in a material world. And, most importantly, it leaves out the vast majority of us traveling a sincere spiritual path of personal healing and growth in accordance with the dictates of our own soul and life story.
Nature and the Goddess illuminate a very different conception of spiritual evolution.
Posted on:  Apr 12, 2017 @ 20:55 Posted in:  Sabbats
Spring is a glorious time of rebirth and new beginnings. The seasons of light and life have returned after the long, cold, bleakness of Winter. Nature reaches its green arms upward from the dark, death-like places in the belly of the Earth to embrace the strengthening sun. New growth buds and blossoms, offering up the bright, enticing sights, sounds and smells of a world reborn.
I’m excited to share the next offering in the Path of She Guided Series, just in time for the spring season and Easter — Spring Journey: Your Spiritual Evolution.
With Nature and the Mother-Daughter Goddesses, Demeter and Persephone, as your guides, the Spring Journey takes you into the depths of the season’s mysteries of spiritual evolution, and helps you discover the new beginning that’s emerging for you at this time.
In their ancient Greek myth, Persephone reunites with Her Mother Demeter, emerging from Her trials and travels in the Underworld as a Goddess transformed into Her full maturity and powers, bridging and balancing the primal energies of the death-centered Underworld and life-centered sunlit realm. Together these Mother-Daughter Goddesses illuminate their mysteries of spiritual evolution to guide your journey of soul.
With a Goddess-based conception of spiritual evolution, you’re not seeking a rarefied, idealized state of being, divorced from life’s messiness and complexities. Instead, your intention is to become a more whole, mature, powerful version of your Self that can engage the full range of your nature and life story — light and shadow, life and death, beauty and wounding, joy and sorrow, and old stories and new possibilities — as the wellspring of your personal growth and spiritual evolution.
Although this is the journey of a life time, you start with wherever you are right now, with whatever lost parts of your Self and life story are reaching from your inner darkness toward the light of your conscious engagement. These precious messages from your soul are the makings of your spiritual pathwork this spring season, and the beginning of a new stage on your journey of evolving into a deeper, more powerful and beautiful version of your Self.
The Spring Journey: Your Spiritual Evolution guides you in these springtime, evolutionary mysteries.
On your Spring Journey, you will:
Align your spiritual path with the seasonal powers of Nature and the Mother-Daughter Goddesses, Demeter and Persephone.
Explore the spring season teachings of balance, wholeness, equanimity and spiritual evolution.
Reunite with the Mother Goddess’s ways of love and light that can help you step past your old stories into a deeper level of spiritual maturity, power, self-love and self-acceptance.
Discover the seeds of transformative change and personal growth that are emerging for you.
Design an action plan to plant and tend this new growth in the garden of your life.
Cultivate the essential qualities and skills of living your spiritual evolution: equanimity, wholeness, bigness of being, and the middle path.
The Spring Journey: Your Spiritual Evolution includes: two pdf ebooks: the Spring Journey Guidebook and Spring Journey Journal, and the Spring Journey Guided Meditation (mp3 audio). The cost of the Spring Journey is $16.99.
Spring Journey – Your Spiritual Evolution: Embracing Your Life Story
Seek Out New Beginnings ~ Embrace Your Wholeness
~ Evolve Into Your Deep, Beautiful Self
Your Spring Journey awaits you!
Posted on:  Sep 17, 2016 @ 10:00 Posted in:  Sabbats
In the fall season, Nature leaves behind the powers of light, drawing inward to stillness and the sacred dark of Mother Earth, where the sleeping potential of new life resides.
So too your spiritual journey calls you inward to quiet and reflection, compelling you to seek within the secret desires, dormant gifts and lost stories of your inner sacred dark where your sleeping potential resides. New beginnings await you in the sacred dark.
Here are four lessons to deepen your spiritual work in the fall season.
1. Step beyond the world you know, and turn your awareness toward the unknown of the sacred dark.
Commit to travel the deepest roots of your spiritual journey. Call up your courage and determination. Lessen your grip on the things you hold true and dear. Open to the mysteries of your inner sacred dark, and let them guide your spiritual work.
2. What you hunger for waits for you in the sacred dark.
Heed your soul’s hunger to seek out your greater becoming. Whatever you truly need to be whole waits for you in the sacred dark of your inner landscape. Here you can discover and reclaim the lost, precious parts of yourself that can nourish your soul and make your life anew.
3. Suffering and sacrifice are integral parts of your spiritual work.
Don’t expect your spiritual work to be pretty or easy. Honor the lessons and experiences that come to you, especially those that challenge you the most. Know that this is how life is meant to teach and grow you. Great beauty, wisdom and resilience emerge from the depth of your struggles.
4. It’s the journey itself that transforms you.
You grow and mature by consciously engaging your life experiences, both the positive and negative. It’s this very toil of sweat and soul that changes you. Life, with its joys and sorrows, is the crucible of your greater becoming.
Are you ready to deepen your spiritual journey?
Let The Path of She Book of Sabbat: A Journey of Soul Through the Seasons transform your life through teachings, guided meditations and pathwork exercises that reconnect you with the seasonal energies of the Earth, the mysteries of the Goddess, and the deepest roots of your life’s purpose and story.
The Fall season is the perfect time to start your journey: to step beyond the world you know, heed your soul’s hunger, and discover the new beginnings that await you in the sacred dark.