Moontime Dreaming

new-moon

In ancient times it was the custom during the new moon for women to step away from their duties as wife and mother to gather together in sacred circle. It was a time of nurturance for the women who were in daily service to their families and their community. More importantly the dark of the moon is a powerful dream time.

Woman is the Creatrix, she who dreams creation into being. It is the innate nature of women to connect with the moon. Even her bodily cycles flow with the moon, shedding the old lining of the womb with every new moon in preparation for the seeding of new birth, new dreams. 

Therefore women would gather together in sacred circle, dream together and share their dreams. As each women brings her own unique gifts to the circle, all of their dreams were woven together to offer wisdom and guidance to the tribe to continue growing and thriving during the upcoming month.

From the most ancient of times, women were honored for this role in the community. It was the men who put these dreams into action, building and providing for the community. But without the dreams their actions would become disjointed and unproductive, rather than flowing with the organic energies and cycles of nature. Together, the dreamers and the builders were able to create anew and thrive.

We have strayed so far away from the nature of these traditions. It is the rare individual that even bothers to gaze up at the moon, let alone commune with her energies. With the advent of birth control women’s cycles are no longer in synch with the moon. Lives have become so busy women no longer gather together. There is no sharing of dreams, personal or otherwise. Our communities are built and governed through the logic of the mind. Dreams have been relegated to hold little if any importance.

eclipse

In a few days the planet will be experiencing a solar eclipse, which is when the moon passes in front of the sun creating a shadow upon the sun. I’ve always called this the kissing of the sun and the moon, a sweet joining of the masculine and feminine. This particular eclipse takes place in the astrological sign of Pisces, which is the last sign of the zodiac, the alpha omega point. The point between the death of the old year and the birthing of a new year when the sun passes into Aries a fire sign of action. Pisces is a water sign, a feminine sign, the most potent time of the year for dreaming as we draw the old year to a close in preparation for birthing a whole new dream for the upcoming year.

I am always pulled by the new moon to set time aside, free of the rest of the world, to commune with her, to meditate with her, to dream with her. With this particular new moon not only am I pulled to do so, I feel compelled to do so!!!

This past year has been one of chaos and disruption for humanity. It is through my meditation and dreamtime that I have learned how to create my own reality free of these disruptions. My dreams have become the guiding force in my life, the flow of ease and grace that so many are seeking.

2016 was a year of completion, a 9 year in numerology. 2017 began a whole new cycle. Although many consider January as the beginning of the new year, our current gregorian calendar has thrown us out of sync with nature. In reality, the new year begins when the sun moves from Pisces into Aries with the March Equinox. Therefore this new moon is the last of the 9 year cycle before we initiate a new 9 year cycle.

What that means for us is that we get to birth a whole new dream for the next 9 year cycle. You get to birth a whole new dream for yourself with your own unique gifts and carry that out into your community. You get to create anew.

Whether you are male or female, you dream. You may not remember your dreams or they may not make sense to you because you’ve not paid them any attention. Perhaps its time to look upward. Perhaps its time to set aside the world that’s asunder for a few moments as you commune with the moon. Ask her to enter your dreamtime with her wisdom and guidance so freely given. She is here to birth a new world through your dreams. That is her role. Perhaps you’d like to call her forth as your co-creative partner.

This is a very potent new moon for you personally and for all of humanity. Take a few moments to look up, away from your daily distractions. As the sun kisses the moon during this solar eclipse there is a sweet co-creation taking place to birth anew. Allow your dreams to come into reality with the feminine energies of the moon activated by the masculine energies of the sun.

There are very few tribal women sitting in Moon Time ceremony anymore. However, the moon is unceasingly delivering your dreams to you awaiting your attention. Dream on BeLoveds, new worlds await.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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God and Goddess ~ Stepping into New Roles

af3b20_e7b8a2dc80ec499bb8a9eaa6d5a4d30b.jpg_srz_400_300_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzWith this September Equinox, sandwiched between two eclipses, the God and Goddess are stepping into New Roles.

The first eclipse, a solar eclipse, is in the sign of Virgo which is the sacred domain of the Goddess. There has been much talk about the return of the Goddess recently. How she has been wounded, trampled upon and disempowered. How we need to dig deeply into the shadows to heal her wounds. But the wounds that are spoken of are human wounds that have been taken on in the name of the goddess. They are not wounds of the Goddess. For the Goddess is pure Love and Compassion. The Goddess does not suffer. She does not bear wounds. It is only the perception of humanity that attempts to fling them upon her.

During this initial eclipse the Moon Goddess kisses the face of the Sun God in a blessing of healing for all of humanity. For those who feel old wounds arising, the Goddess asks that you turn them over to Her for healing rather than taking it upon yourselves to do so, for your mind is not capable of forgiveness. It is the heart of the Goddess that forgives and She always stands ready to heal with her infinite love and compassion to open our hearts. Only then can humanity move forward in its sacred quest to reinitiate balance in our lives, individually and for the whole of the planet.

With the approaching Equinox, the Solar King and the Moon Goddess are joining their energies in the sacred marriage of Hieros Gamos. In ancient times each kingdom was ruled by this sacred marriage for the good of the people. The king was the leader and protector of the people, and the queen the goddess in alliance with the earth who ensured the fertility and abundance of the land and the people.

Since then, the quest for power has usurped the balance of earth. We no longer have a king as the protector of the people and a queen who honors the fertility of the earth. We have turned our backs upon the blessings of earth, driven to survive through personal toil and suffering.

With this Equinox the God and Goddess are stepping into new roles, offering us the opportunity to initiate balance and sovereignty once again. We are being called to honor the Sacred masculine and Sacred Feminine within each of us, and with each other. We are being called to honor our Mother Earth in a renewed relationship with all the Elementals in sisterhood and brotherhood with all sentient beings, thus opening the infinite flow of abundance without the need to gain power over one another to survive.

With the second eclipse, the earth is being embraced as the Holy Child between the the Sun God in Libra holding the balance and the Moon Goddess in Aries, giving birth to a new race of enlightened beings equal in stature to one another.

In addition, our solar system has entered a stream of gamma rays flooding us with the benevolence of the Universe. We are being bathed by an abundance of crystalline light from the cosmos as Blessings of Grace for all sentient beings. It is through this Christed Light that Divine Love is being restored within the hearts of each of us. These gamma rays are increasing the vibration of the planet to activate our dormant DNA, expand our consciousness, and awaken us to All-That-Is.

Alas!! As children of the New Earth, new playgrounds await. Our passions abound and our joyous manifestations are imbued with divine wisdom. ‘Tis a majestic earth that gives so selflessly. It is with love and gratitude that I honor her. And I bow to the royal God and Goddess within each of us for stepping into our new roles in unity with Source.

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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Return of EnLightenment from out of the Darkness

A jet black raven landed on the cedar branch outside my window at dusk and blinked his shiny eye at me. According to the Native Americans, it was the raven who returned the sun to Earth. Raven brings en-light-enment from out of the darkness. This was a clear indication that despite what time it was, it was time for me to retire to bed. Excited that it was going to be a prolific dreamtime, it felt like I had already fallen asleep before my head hit the pillow and off to dreamtime I zoomed.

My first awareness was in Egypt, surrounded by the ancient pyramids, some of which are still buried under the sand. With the water of the Nile lapping at my feet, I opened my heart and called in all of my ancient aspects, many of which came floating out of the shadowlands, totally unknown to my present awareness. One by one they formed a circle around me and the time of loving began, of self and each other. Once each unique aspect was acknowledged and honored for the part it has played in the illusions of time and space, the interweaving began into wholeness, into Oneness. With each golden thread of Love, I was expanded into a more refined vibration. It was in this higher dimension that I called forth all the ancient gods and goddesses. Osiris, Isis, Horus, Ra, Thoth, Hathor, Ptah, Anubis, Ma’at, etc. surrounded me in all of their power. Again, the energies were interwoven into wholeness and their power of Love became exponential.

My next awareness was in Sedona, surrounded by the landscape of the sacred red rocks. With my bare feet planted in the red sand atop Cathedral Rock, I opened my heart even wider and called in all my present day aspects that have been honed over the course of time. Once again, a circle formed around me and a time of loving, acknowledgement, honoring and interweaving took place. This time when I was lifted to a higher vibration, I was met by a circle of extraterrestrial beings with their light all aglow, vibrant in unique colors beyond my imagination. I took a deep breath and beamed a flashing smile at all my sisters and brothers from the Stars. It was here that my Soul family gathered in one place with a thread of Oneness weaving us all together in Love and Joy.

My final awareness was back on my Home island in the sky where I popped into the center of a circle of the Ascended Masters of the Galactic Council of Light. I responded to their immediate applause with tears of gratitude in my eyes and love pouring from my heart.

Standing in the center of a Holy Trinity of interlocking circles of light from ancient Egypt, present day Sedona, and the Galactic Council of Light, my body was lifted into a spiraling portal of energy, faster, wider, faster, wider, faster, wider. Dizzying beyond the speed of light, I bust into flames of cool rainbow light and soared effortlessly like an eagle. When I looked back, I realized I had been transformed into the Phoenix with rainbow feathers of radiant Light.

When I opened my eyes to the chorus of the birds in the forest outside my window, I heard, “Lie still. Your consciousness has been expanded beyond human understanding. Expand your core portal of Light beyond your mind. Breath deeply and allow this rebirth with ease and grace. You have brought en-light-enment from out of the darkness. The Sun has been returned to Earth, Beloved One. All is well in all of Creation.”

Needless to say, it will be a slow lazy day for me today. Was this a portent of the upcoming solar eclipse on May 20, when the sun returns enlightenment to the people of the Earth? Perhaps. . .

Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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