2.19.2014

new moon - meditation

U P D A T E


Hello!

To begin with a happy note.... it's RAINING!
but, this means that we won't be able to have our meditation tomorrow in Cedar Grove.
There is only one reason I would happily cancel a circle and it's RAIN!

I will be rescheduling it for SATURDAY, MARCH 29th, right before the next New Moon.
I will send out an email reminder when we get closer to that time.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for circles, send me your email address.


Until then, lets enjoy and have lots of gratitude for this rain. 

Happy New Moon tomorrow!












N E W     M O O N    M E D I T A T I O N

Exchange with Nature



Join me on Saturday, March 1st in Cedar Grove for some movement, meditation and New Moon wishing!
2:00 - 4:00pm
$20


We will meet at the top of Commonwealth Ave (see map). There is plenty of street parking. We will start our hike up to Cedar Grove at 2:00 pm. Please allow yourself enough time to get there so we can all enjoy the hike together, have space to notice the trees, watch the birds, feel the sun, smell the eucalyptus and cedar in the air, and relax before we start. 

Bring something with you or find something small during your hike up to the grove to contribute as an offering for the alter. 

Wear shoes you can hike/walk in. We will be sitting outside on the ground, bring what you will need to be comfortable, a mat, blanket, or be happy laying right on the earth. Dress in layers for the weather that day. You will also want to bring water with you. 

please RSVP to laurenspencerking@gmail.com










looking forward to breathing together under this New Moon!











check the blog in the event of weather for rescheduling information
If you arrive after we have left, hike up to the grover and find us



2.14.2014

full moon // february












FULL MOON 








Wolf Moon
Friday, February 14th, Leo, 3:53 pm PST

There is no more fitting day for a Full Moon in Leo than on Valentine's Day! This alignment makes me smile head to toe! Leo energy is in the air today, feel its majestic warmth, passion, and desire to express one's own unique individuality! It's a day to let your fire express itself through your heart! 

What does that mean? Your fire is your truth, and almost all of us have disconnected the two. A lot of people repress their fire out of fear of it or judgment, most likely this happened when you were young, and at the time it was a way to protect yourself, or protect a very sacred aspect of yourself. But we all keep habits in our life that no longer serve us, and this is one of them. You can practice connecting the two with this little meditation. You can do it standing or laying down. Breath through your feet (this just means to imagine the breath coming up through the arches of your feet and then back down into the earth). Close your eyes and with your hands on your heart use your imagination and your body (feel free to move) to visualize yourself falling through fire, maybe it's flames, maybe it's like lava. How would you move? What is the gift of fire to your body? Just ask this question over and over, the first thing that comes to mind is always what you need to hear (the second is the mind chiming in!). You have to pull this fire energy up from the ground through your legs. Then imagine your body falls into the ocean, feel it going deeper and deeper. Then ask, what is the gift of water energy to your body? Then move that energy up to the heart and ask, what is the expression of these two gifts through my heart? Just keep asking over and over and go deeper into it. You will know right away when you get to it, you will feel it. You can do this as often as you like and you can add in: what is the deepest desire of my heart or what is the gift of the firey heart? The point is to practice reconnecting to two energies, the energy of your fire with that of your heart. What makes this meditation of the heart different than others you might do in your life in your own spiritual practice is that it's connecting you to a love from the Female (goddess, the body, the soul), which is personal love. That expansive unconditional love we are used to feeling is more of a universal love, which is from the Male (god, the mind, spirit). Both are needed, they work together, like dark and light. 

This balance of personal and universal love is also being mirrored right now in the sky, as the Moon is in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius. The heart is Leo's domain, and from here Leo energy rules romance, leadership, and pleasure all with such passion, and all from the personal! Aquarian energy is more detached, and has the ability to see an infinite expanse, it can see into the future, and has a desire to serve humanity with a greater purpose. 

Moving on from how the skies are effecting our hearts to talking about how this Full Moon is tied into Mercury in retrograde. Yep, it's that time again. This is part of the reason you have have been feeling a funny energy in the air that you can't quite put your finger on... Mercury in retrograde. This year we will have three phases of this (Feb, June, Oct), all occurring in Air signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra ) (last year it was during Water signs, and our inward feelings were emphasized). This time of retrograde is bringing to the surface issues related to the linear mind, mental qualities, objectivity, understanding, clear perspective, and planning. We may be feeling uncomfortable or frustrated as this retrograde is flipping everything on it's end, and we must let go of our need to control what life is presenting us. Retrograde is a time to help us get unstuck and used to having things our way. Instead of getting upset about it just use it, let it point to the parts of yourself that are ready to evolve.


I will leave you with some of my very favorite writing on love, to this day nothing gets at it quite like this does. I wish you all a very happy St. Valentine's Day full of the many forms love takes in your life!









lucile godin

2.12.2014

conversation // book stand








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Part I

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morning… anew

noon… a balance of opposites

night… moonlight

perfect happiness… swimming in the ocean

preposterous… I’m convinced that at any moment my dog will open her mouth and words will come out.

fear…  what you feel just before you discover the truth you seek.

love…  something I learn more about every day.










Happy to share a conversation I did with Book Stand. Read it in full here

Also check out their Pink Collection from the LAABF. Included is The Pink Guide, a limited edition pink Moon Calender, and a Totem Drawing

Thanks Book Stand! xx