The Gift -Q21- Quiet-Time

Change is the end result of all true learning.

-Leo Buscaglia

There are many people in this world we could quote, and if somehow we were able to quote every thought, idea and spoken word we would find ourselves…today is day 728 of our 2 year read, 2 more days until completion…tomorrow is that last day, and what has changed in your life over the last two years?

The Gift Q14: Quill

The book “the goddess vs the alphabet” explores the relationship between literacy and patriarchy, proposing that the rise of the written word paralleled the fall of the power and presence of feminin power. The author, Leonard Shlain argues that “learning written language, especially alphebetic, alters human brain function in a way that emphasizes linear thinking over wholistic thinking.”

Perhaps the priestess mind thrives when given ample opportunity to engage in wholistic thinking…

perhaps the priestess beads pauses from verbal communication altogether…

what would it take to give yourself a break from the command of the quill? Can you take a vacation— a day or more off—from written, verbal communication? What would you need in order to nurture and tend to the priestess in you?

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The Gift – Q13 – Solar Qonnection

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The Hub of the Solar Plexus is actually the hepatic, splenic, gastric, pancreatic, suprarenal, renal, testicular, and mesenteric plexus.

 

It is said the solar plexus is the seat of the will. Our will is connected to the whole body, from the root to the fruit.

 

When you are in creative process as you move through your life, as you make decisions, as you choose and move, as you process and live with/through the choices you’ve made, notice your body, the plexus system, from your anus to the top of your head. Center your attention just behind your belly button and feel how the pull into movement spreads out to the base of your body and to the top and move with every part together.  

 

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The Gift Q8: Quote

There is so much to say about women’s spiritual leadership. In this time of fragmented and toxic culture, we don’t even have words adequate to describe the breadth of heritages and practices. Most people would define priestess as a woman who leads ritual. But there are a range of names and culturally-defined meanings, including shaman, medicine woman, diviner, spirit-medium, oracle, sibyl and wisewoman. Countless ethnic titles such as machi, sangoma, eem, babaylan and mae de santo provide even more textured glimpses of a vast global picture.

We can’t really draw sharp divisions between these categories. The shaman may be a ritual leader, but also a solitary practitioner. The visionary can act as healer, the medicine woman speak prophetically. The ceremonial role of the priestess does not preclude her from entering into trance or shamanic spiritual journeys; sometimes it actually requires her to achieve these altered states. Above all, the ritual specialist has skills, special ability, even powers, but every member of the spiritual community has power. In shamanic cultures, the group commonly participates in raising spirit through chant, music, dance, clapping and drumming.

It’s this question of accessing and exerting power that makes the spiritual political, and explains the importance of religion in instituting social controls.

~ Max Deshu, https://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/priestesses.html

When you connect with your breath, your body, and your ancestors, can you locate and learn from the intersections of the spiritual and political?

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The Gift – Q7 – QueenKingLordKnightMagiPionSubjectFooldom

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My dear QueenKingLordKnightMagiPionSubjectFool, in your quest to govern well what walls have you built to define the Freedom you preside over? Are there any ready to be torn down? Expanded? Reinforced?

Try this:

Clench your fists, your feet, your arms, your legs, your jaw, and all your muscles into the power of extreme closing.

Now, open your palms till your fingers backbend, open your feet till your toes point towards your shins, open your arms till you bow, spread your legs till you are low, open your whole body until you are noticeably vulnerably in the power of extreme opening.

Play between the totally closed and totally opened until you find a balance that feels appropriate for gentleness and growth in your world, for the kind of QueenKingLordKnightMagiPionSubjectFooldom you all desire.

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The Gift-Q6-Qi

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Check your chi, bend the wind, boost the flames within; allow your rainbow aura to break free, call it rainbow bubble and let it protect you from negativity; call on your spirit animal and let your face present your astrology. Now dream of the potential worlds that flow through, all is one, including you!!!

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