What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns towards a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century


Winter Solstice-Lunar Eclipse-Full Moon in Cancer

Today is a very cosmically significant day for several reasons. First, it is the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. Second, there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse today during the hours of 4:40 and 5:54 pm [JT]. Third, this is all happening with the moon in Cancer, my sign. There was actually a partial lunar eclipse on the eve of my birthday as well. Clearly the Universe is speaking to me.

Just last week I finished reading Brida by Paulo Coehlo, a story about a young girl's journey into the Traditions of the Moon. And it got me to thinking about reincarnation and my life's journey so far. I honestly believe that I was a priestess/ herbalist/ witch in another life. Everything I have been discovering about myself lately seems to lead me back to the moon. As if I am somehow astrologically plugged in to its celestial powers. It's a feeling I can't explain. It just is.

In any case I've decided to use this current ecliptic lunar solstice to renew my connection with the Moon, my muse as it represents the divine manifestation of female energy in its most potent form. As women we need to stop resisting our lunar impulses and start giving in to its immense powers.

Today's ceremony may include libation, ululation, meditation, salutation, affirmation and levitation. Astronomical things like this happen only once in a lifetime and they are an opportunity to make a direct connection with the Creator. We just have to be open to receiving the light.

Moon Salutation


am a lunatic

Nadya Dee

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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."