Sunday, June 23, 2013

The goddess is alive and magic is afoot

Today I feel the Wise Woman of Elk Mountain part of me in nearly every cell of my body though I am still not as vibrantly in touch as I’d like to be.
Yesterday I guided a New Horizons’ community building event at our Harpers Ferry Retreat Center in celebration of the Summer Solstice; the first one since I lost my eyesight in 1998 (maybe even longer,1995???). Imagine that!!! 

Me, last weekend, clean sweeping my
goddess altar for the Solstice.
This morning, after the event, my sense of spaciousness and light, luminescence and purity is so vast that it is as if everything in me and surrounding me is crystalline, bathed in a gentle warmth (oi veh, bordering on humid). The stillness feels holy, the air fresh and green.

After a while of simply relaxing into this ambiance, it was time for me, along with a fresh cup of tea, to go outside and check on my “plant babies.” Some of them had just been planted yesterday to honor the Solstice. Time for me to watch the hummingbirds fly into their feeder on my deck, overlooking the front of our retreat center while the sacred mountain rises behind; the deck that, yesterday, was filled with laughter and talk, storytelling, delicious food and volunteers painting an outside wall.

Before I even got outside, a pair of birds had flown into my living room where the screen is out. Quickly, happily for me and them, they flew out again. Soon after I sat down outside, drawing in the beauty and wonder of it all. A bit later, Sue and I began, by phone, to explore how it was that the practical, the skillful and the mystical came together here, yesterday, with such perfection. Whatever it was, we've worked, diligently, for seven long, challenging years to create it so.
How did this come to be?

I will do my best to keep you posted on what we find out. And, please know I regret my not having been here since last week with you all.

Anastasia, a.k.a. the Wise Woman of Elk Mountain

1 comment:

  1. Nancie RosenbergJune 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I'm soooo delighted for you, my Dear Anastasia. This has been a long time in the making. Kudos for your persistence and perseverance! In PEACE, HARMONY, LOVE, & LAUGHTER, Nancie