Diving Lessons

Golden Sunrise – Big Island Hawaii ~Photo by Jodi Lilly

Diving Lessons

Dive deep into the darkness
Beyond the dark
To the light
Where everything
You see
Is clear
And clean
And bright

Here you find your Self
Waiting
Unscathed and serene
Flawless
Unique
And brilliant
At peace with what has been

Ready to claim the life
You couldn’t imagine
Or dream
‘Til you moved through
The sacred darkness
To the place
Where awareness gleams

©2003 Jodi Lilly


Body of Wisdom – Her Story

Hawaiian Sunrise - Photo by Ashley Jones

Hawaiian Sunrise – Photo by Ashley Jones

Her Story

Body of wonder
Body of Love
Body of magic
Sourced from above

Body of pleasure
Of sensual delight
Body of Grace
Moved by inner sight

Body of stories
Held deep in the bones
Body of mysteries
As yet, unknown

Body of memories
From eons past
Body of Wisdom
Healing, at last

 

 

© 2015 Jodi Lilly


Musing on the Goddess

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For the past few years, especially, I have been fascinated by the idea of the Goddess. Not some ancient archetype of long ago, but the Goddess that is part of our nature–the Sacred Feminine that lives and breathes within us all.

I have been talking and writing about Her for some time now. Some of my writing buddies were there when I first came face to face with Her. She is, it seems, a part of my psyche–woven through my history and ever-operating in the background in my present. My preoccupation with Her amazes even me. Despite the things that are happening on the surface of my life, I am aware of Her presence always right there, nearby, awaiting my notice.

I am certain I have spent lifetimes singing Her praises, dancing in Her honor and praying to Her for blessings and guidance. I am equally certain that for a very long time it was not safe to speak of Her to anyone.

Today is a new day. The Goddess of Now is alive and well. This is Her time. It is up to those of us who remember, to breath life back into our own Goddess nature. It is not about going back to some other time, it is about now–this holy moment. It is about allowing ourselves to remember the Sacred Feminine principles of Love and joy, beauty and grace, appreciation and kindness, nurturing and caring, creativity and resourcefulness, transformation and rebirth, and so much more.

Over these past few years I have been meeting my sisters. We recognize the Goddess in one another, sometimes before we have exchanged a word. It seems some of us are coded to respond to the very word Goddess. I know I am. Nothing gets my attention faster.

I have much more to say about the Goddess of Now. In the mean time, I would love to hear from any of you who feel a resonance with Her.

Love lies at the heart of each of us. Sacred Feminine and Masculine are part of our Divine nature. Love yourself. Celebrate your nature.


NaBloPoMo ~Blogging Inspiration and Astrology

I just signed up for NaBloPoMo–National Bog Posting Month. The beauty of this is that unlike NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month; each year tens of thousands of us attempt to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1st through the 30th (I signed up three years and succeeded twice)–NaBloPoMo starts whenever you do with the goal of posting to one’s blog every day for a month.

I can’t even begin to count the levels on which this appeals to me. As a lover of words and writing, any excuse to write is a good one. Secondly, there are so many things that I’m drawn to write about–all these amazing changes taking place in the world, reflected by the ever-changing cycles that create the language of the sky. This looks like a great inspiration for getting more of this in writing to share with clients, friends and readers, everywhere.

Mercury, The Messenger, is in Cancer with the Sun, opening us to ideas about taking better care of ourselves and those we love. The Moon just entered the sensual Goddess Venus’s sign, Taurus, setting the mood for taking your time, stopping to smell the wildflowers, enjoying nature and appreciating what there is to love in your world. Venus and Mars are both in Gemini at the moment, the sign of writing, communication, expression of all kinds, networking, short bursts of activity and me, actually. This is a great time for sharing what you are passionate about, what you are doing and what you are creating in your life, today. Go forth and communicate!

Who else is ready to take up this blogging challenge with me?


Aries New Moon ~March 26, 2009

easter-sunday-2008-023The Aries New Moon is today. This is the new moon of the year for planting the seeds of that which you would like to see grow in your life this year by way of goal and intention setting. In other words, make a plan.

I used to have an aversion to making plans, for fear of limiting myself. What if it turned out that what I planned wasn’t really what I wanted, after all? Eventually, I realized that my strategy just left me feeling adrift. Once I started making some plans a kind of creative magic happened and all kinds of new information on the subject became available to me to which I previously had no access. Though a plan is no guarantee of success, it does open you to a world of new possibilities and potentials.

Despite all outward appearances, 2009 holds tremendous promise for all manner of new enterprise and creative endeavor. This New Moon has Venus, Goddess of Love and money, sensuality, self-esteem and values, relationships and the law close at hand. Though she has traveled back through Aries for this meeting, her influence is an important reminder not to move too quickly or forget to take care of ourselves in these rapidly-changing times. She encourages putting more of our energy into positively focused activities that feel uplifting rather than allowing our fears to dominate, controlling our decision-making and thus the tone and quality of our lives. Remember what matters to you. Keep in mind why you are doing what you do. And this year it is important that there be beauty–the definition of which is unique to each of us–woven into our endeavors and that we all choose to do more of the things we love. Turning away from the old systems and moving toward that which speaks to the heart of you is what is called for now.

Aries is the warrior, the pioneer, the individual that is not afraid to take a stand and stand out in the crowd or even lead the way to something different. The potential of this new moon unlocks the doors and throws them open to adventure, invention, beauty and grace.

Wishing you a beautiful, bountiful, blessed adventure that expands in ways that inspire and delight you on your journey into spring.


Venus and Taurus

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While the Sun is in Taurus (April 20-May 21) there is an urge to settle in and connect more fully with the earth and our own nature. This pace is slower and more deliberate. The earth is nourishing the seeds that have taken root. What were once seeds or bulbs or inklings of ideas are now developing enough to reveal evidence of their own nature.

Taurus energy invites us to literally come to our senses. We begin to see, smell, hear, feel, and maybe even taste how that potential is manifesting. For a living thing to have integrity (that is, to be integrated and sound) it must be given time and space and appropriate nurturance to grow healthy and strong. The time of Taurus is rich with all of those elements.

Engaging the Taurean energy supports us in taking a stand and committing to the business at hand. There is a respect for the process of tending to and seeing that which was started through to fruition.

Venus is in charge of beauty and balance, self-esteem and worthiness, value and values, so those born with the Sun or other planets in her sign are prone to express sensuality, body awareness, deliberate action, take pleasure in their possessions and have an appreciation for natural, earthy beauty.

As a fixed sign, Taurus tends to hold on for the purpose of creating stability. Holding on too long hinders one’s ability to be in the flow of life and live in the present. This is a challenge for many with strong Taurus energy in their natal chart.

Taking a deep breath and connecting with one’s heart and inner being in any moment can serve us in remembering our true value lies in expressing our unique perspective and individuality. Our value has never been dependent on how we do or don’t feel or what we do or don’t have.

Taurus represents the journey to experiencing the one who lives in the body and experiences life through the senses. Indulge in the beauty, color, sounds, textures and tastes you love this month and watch your spirit come alive.


Divine Feminine Wisdom

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Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old.
~Shelagh Delaney

Women are born with eternal wisdom. How many of us have really claimed our knowing, though?

We are told we are too emotional by those who have lost track of their own feelings. We are told we are weaker; since when did physical size equal real strength.
We are told we are sensitive as if that’s a bad thing.
We are told that being nurturers and giving life is worth less than those who plan and plot and do, in the world.

The Goddess is ready to re-emerge in each of us, in all her radiant glory.

I had a little chat with Her recently and She mentioned how hard it’s been for Her, in this world that worships the Masculine at the expense of the Feminine, to get through, to be noticed, to be heard.

As one of us listens, more will have access to the Divine Feminine Wisdom that is finally ready to emerge and reinstate a way of being in the world based in love and appreciation and comfort and joy.