Thank you for posting this! It is beautiful to see so many new ( but consistent) channels / pages bringing SaLuSa to the people.
Thank you Laura, for this inspiring and informative post and all the work and research that led up to it. My community as you mentioned is different from other places. While we do have an active and growing Transition and permaculture movement here, much of what you discuss re getting the rest of the people involved is so useful and applicable here. So many hungry overextended, isolated, frustrated people ready to become a happy healthy well fed community!
To my readers-this post is well worth your time to click thru and read-and hopefully share. So many of us all overbthe world are at varying stages of addressing the things Laura discusses in this post. I feel that the more we can share our experiences and solutions the better it will be for everyone.
I haven’t blogged much about this because I wanted the event to stand for itself, but three of us from Transition Goshen reached out to organizations and creative, involved individuals in our city and nearby Elkhart to put together a dynamic week called Share the Bounty. We and partners like our local food co-op, the Farmers Market, individual farmers, a local food alliance, directors of food banks, Church Community Services, local politicians, community gardeners, representatives from schools, and many others are joining together this week for round table discussions, public screenings of the film “A Place at the Table,” an Open Space meeting about food security, a co-op board meeting open to the public, and a Harvest Festival that donates funds to double SNAP credits at the Farmers Market. Last night I attended a food insecurity panel discussion hosted by Goshen College’s EcoPAX.
I am both humbled…
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Disseminating Moon Phase: share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences since the New Moon Moon: Cancer
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala, the Lotus Goddess
Happy day! We are freed from the intensity of the quadruple Full Moon phase, even though we areeternally grateful for what the energy brought us. Wise owls, it is going to take some time before we fully understand exactly what transpired in the galaxy during this past Full Moon phase. I highly encourage everyone to note the events, experiences, circumstances, feelings, and ideas you had. We will return to it later. When I wrote “big medicine” yesterday, I only had a sliver of the magnitude.
Many things have shifted to snap into the energy of the lotus – opening and birth/rebirth:
1) Moon phases are the fastest shifts in energy. Shifting from Full Moon Phase to Disseminating Moon Phase feels like a huge relief. Coming off quad Full Moon energy today feels more life sweet relief.
2) Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron have all stationed direct again. This is like a clearing of the field after the harvest.
3) Solar activity has settled somewhat. This always gives us time to catch our breath. An X-1 flare was released last Tuesday, November 19. This was Sabaoth’s (the name of the Sun, according to the Gnostics) contribution to the quad Full Moon clarity/opportunity/healing. When the Sun is active, our worlds are active.
4) Today is the last day of the Sun in Scorpio. Lofty, mutable Sagittarius energy is incoming.
5) And here’s one I am delighted to report. The Moon will conjunct the Black Moon and Jupiter today, continuing to activate our shadow sides (especially for our Cancers, Capricorns, and Black Moons in Cancer and Capricorn). However, we are blessed with the Black Moon’s “sister” – Venus – in opposition. The Black Moon is happier when her sister Venus is around. She’s gentler. So although the themes of how well we feel supported and appreciated are dominant, situations and events happen to bring us to happiness. Relationships rectify. Those that need to end, end – with new ones that are more appropriate to our course quickly following along. Those relationships that are in line get better.
I will be recording tomorrow, so be sure to check back for that. There’s a lot to disseminate! If anything, today of all days, find something beautiful and enjoy it. Consider it a treat for work well done. Sophia smiles.
It would be beautiful to live in real community where life happens without needing an electrical connection. Living in a bed the thing I miss most is wandering in nature, being still in the moment breathing in the green glowing life all around me, listening to birds and frogs, swimming in the gulf and watching dolphins and manatees. Second I miss participation in life. Apparently if you can’t show up physically and do things with people nothing you do counts as “real”-no matter how addictive it is “just the internet”-like a video game for grownups:-/
I can’t tell if in this one dysfunctional way I am finally somehow similar to other hominids, or if in fact it is really a somewhat pathetic replacement for real interaction-a desperate respite from enforced isolation. Either way I suppose it is still not much of a substitute for living a real life…( if you can live in the real non mediated world do it all you can! Don’t let your electronic devices eat up your moments of beauty and steal the treasures of interaction with the living magic all around you.)
“We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.”
~ Joe Kraus
There was a huge storm here at the farm on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cockatoos came to tell me, riding the stiff breeze that ran before the bruised clouds as they shrieked their message.
Not long after they sailed over my head it began to rain. And then to bucket down…
The driveway became a river. The wind was ferocious. I’d planned to do so much work, but the power went out so instead my husband and I found ourselves eating dinner by candlelight and retreating to the soft embrace of our bed where we listened to the rain and the thunder of hail upon the roof.
It poured all…
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This is beautiful. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing this.