The Goddess Times
Creating A New World Together
Welcome to the August Goddess Times, a place of sharing in these transformational times, honouring the earth and the sacred feminine during our journey towards unity. The old ways of separation do not work in the new world and as we move towards inner wholeness we are now coming together both within and without.
We are holding a special afternoon, at Hooton on the Wirral on Saturday, August 19th, the Shanti Retreat, an afternoon for you to retreat from the world and find some inner peace. This is a new location at Hooton Village Memorial Hall and it is set amongst woods where we can spend some time within the peaceful vibrations of nature.
Today is Lammas or Lughnasadh; it is the time of the first harvest and it marks the turning of the year as the crops are now ready to be gathered and we too can begin our journey of our own inner harvest, storing up deep within us much food for thought for the coming months.
We wish you many blessings on this special day.
Margaret and Graham
A recipe this time for Italian style garlic mushrooms.
Heat some olive oil in a pan and add 3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly , for about 30secs to 1 minute. Then 4-5 sliced mushrooms stirring round to get the garlic taste, add about 1/2 teaspoon of dried Italian mixed herbs and a good seasoning of ground salt & black pepper. When the mushrooms have browned a bit and shrunk, remove from the heat and serve on sliced toasted ciabatta or panini bread together with any oil left in the pan drizzled over them. A small amount of basil leaves if you have them and that's it, enjoy. You can add chopped onions after the garlic (Or instead of) and let turn translucent before adding the mushrooms. Quick and easy to make, eat on it's own or as a side dish.
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Messages Of Light
The Earth has been in the process of awakening for some time now; it is what many of us call Ascension as the planetary vibrations are raised to a higher level. It might be difficult to understand this when you see so many challenging situations happening in the world but it is happening for the light is growing.
With this expansion taking place upon our blessed planet the sacredness of nature has become even more profound than ever. As many have turned away from the old religions there is still a deep longing within to connect to the divine and something greater than themselves but divinity is everywhere for there is nothing which is not divine. Everything is made of the same light from which all things have been created in the descent of consciousness into matter.
The Earth is a living sentient being, she is as alive as we are and she has sent out the call for us all to come to her “church” to experience heightened vibrations of sacredness which are now fully present.
Mary Magdalene has already returned to bring her essence of the divine feminine back into present-day consciousness to show the way for us all to live in our authentic true light. She not only comes to create the balance between the male and female energies of the world but she also comes to connect us all in a much deeper way to the blessings of mother nature.
She brings her message you:
“For many years humanity has gathered in churches and temples to commune with spiritual forces and to commune with themselves always seeking consolation, comfort and guidance in settings specially created for this purpose. The day will come when these places will be no more when we will all become one with only one aim in our hearts and that aim is to live in love, peace and harmony.
There is an awakening starting amongst the green of the land and it is here where there is a whispering of a new light upon the Earth and this light is so sacred that to enter its sacred space would create renewal in all 3 bodies. The sense of sacredness is not limited to buildings such as churches, Temples or even to sacred sites like stone circles it is everywhere and the green beckons you to partake of its deepest being.
Have you been blessed by a moment in time when you have visited somewhere very special in nature and the world has stood still as you became immersed in such heavenly vibrations that your mind became completely emptied of everything? It is in those moments when you are in the stream of Divinity where you are part of everything and you understand that everything is sacred. This experience can now become commonplace for as your heart opens to the new vibrations within the Earth you will feel as though you have stepped into a Temple the moment you sit under a tree or spend time in a beautiful garden and you will notice the difference from this moment.
Everything changes now as time moves forwards for we enter the new age and in time to come we will eventually all live together with the understanding that we are not separate from one another. When you sit upon the grass and touch its leaves you will wonder at the ecstatic feelings which come from something so humble as this. Look into the heart of a flower and you will understand that something has indeed changed. To step into sacred space fills your entire being with waves of bliss and peace and you are ready now for the Earth has awakened to its true nature.
Place your feet upon the Earth and hear the heartbeat which comes from deep within for she is our mother and our heart beats in unison with her heart, we were born from her and we will return to her in the passing of time and while we are here we are blessed by the vibrational waves of Shakti which she pours out on to the land. In those moments where you are blessed by stepping into the sacredness of all life there is great healing to be found for at that moment you will be in the everlasting stream of light which can heal all things.
People have become so used to spending time in places designated for worship that they have forgotten how they originally made connections to spirit for in ancient times they would sit beneath the trees communing with the spirit of nature. However many now say that nature is their church and so it is.
Many years ago I lived in a cave high up a mountain and I was given visions of the future; I was shown the bad things which would happen to the Earth and to the people but I was also blessed with the sight of all the good which was to come. I have watched and waited for the time when the Earth would reawaken and send out its call to those who have ears to hear so that the whole world could become sacred once again.
Step outside your door and place your feet upon the green or walk through the fields and stop and you will feel it, you will feel a different vibration and you will be filled with it and you will know where you have come from and where you are going to for you will be in harmony with all things. These new vibrations will heal your body, calm your mind and soothe your soul and you will see that something has indeed changed for it is time.
I will come to many of you in these coming months as the Earth goes through these changes and you will see me and you will feel me and I will pour my blessings upon you. I will bring peace to your heart and wisdom to yourself and I will lead you forward upon the path of sacredness. I wait for you within the green, I wait to take your hand and lead you into the divine and you will know so much abundant light for it will envelop you with its might. Look for me in the soft breeze or in a leaf falling at your feet, I will be there for I would not miss this awakening as the whole of the Earth begins its journey back into the light so come and sit upon the green and you will have entered your own inner Temple of such sacredness beyond your wildest dreams.”
If you live on the Wirral, Merseyside, Chester or North Wales you may be interested in this afternoon of peace and tranquillity.
Saturday August 19th
Come and spend an afternoon away from the world and immerse yourself in profound inner peace in a beautiful location at the edge of the woods.
We will enter into deep meditation with satsang (sharing), walking meditation and chanting in the woods. There will also be an opportunity to enter into communion with the goddess within.
Of course tea and cake will be provided along with the loving company of like minded souls. Please bring your drum if you have one.
The location is Hooton Village Memorial Hall, Waterworks Lane, Hooton, South Wirral CH667NL.
Hooton station on the Liverpool / Birkenhead to Chester railway is just opposite the hall and Junction 5 of the M53 is a few minutes away.
The cost is £10
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Magdalene High Priestess Training
We have launched a new online audio course, Magdalene High Priestess Training. This is available for those who have completed the Magdalene Priestess Training. It can be begun at 4 dates during the year and those who enrol must be able to participate in the closed facebook group, The Enchanted Castle, which has been set up specifically for this course.
This is a course of deep personal healing as well as providing mystical and magical teachings; it includes also ceremonial and past life work.
Those who complete the training will be qualified to train and initiate others as Magdalene Priestesses and they will be able to perform rites of passage ceremonies for others.
Here is the link to information about the training:
Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage and Retreat Days
Sunday October 29th. "Remembering Past Lives", Cilcain Village Hall, North Wales
For further details and booking please go to the website:http://www.waterlilytemple.co.uk/p&rIndex.htm
Flower Of The Month
Flowers belong to another realm; they are the healers of the soul. Their cosmic blueprints are within the worlds of spirit. Each month I bring to you a flower which is relevant to the energies around us at the time. The flower for this month is a beautiful Daisy like flower called gazania and it is one which is called Sunrise, it comes in many very vivid colours and it opens its petals to the Sun. This beautiful flower brings the gift of Sunrise into your life so that the sun may rise and shine its light upon everything you do.
The Sun is also a symbol of positive outcomes and good health so allow this flower to bring these wonderful gifts into your life. See yourself sitting in the very centre of it with its petals closed around you and then feel the early morning sun rise upon the horizon and all your petals will open. The petals will open in such glorious colours and you will be filled with the abundant energy which comes from such vivid vibrations.
Use this flower when ever you need the light within your life for if you have been in the dark you do not have the light to light your way so call upon this bloom and it will always open you up to the renewed light of the Sunrise.
Magdalene Priestess Training
This is an 8 part series of downloadable audio workshops to be completed during each turning of the wheel of the year. I have set up a closed facebook group, Magdalene Priestesses, where you are to share your experiences of the teachings with me and with the others who participate. You will be given guidance and feedback there; you will also have the support of other trainee priestesses. At the completion of the year long course following the writing of a short essay you will be able to call yourself a Magdalene Priestess and set up your own circle if you wish. This course will enable you to awaken to the lives you have lived as a priestess. Mary Magdalene was a Nazarene Priestess and she along with other cosmic teachers will provide the knowledge for this training. You can begin at any time of the year.
The cost is £40 for each of the 8 parts.
As we have had enquiries from people who would like to do this course alone for their own personal healing and education without participating in the Facebook group we are now offering it as a self-study course also. There will be no initiation or certificate at the end of it; the cost for each of these workshops is £20.
A CD version is available for UK by post, details on download page.
Surround yourself with the softest green light and let it wrap around you like a gown. Take this colour in deep within and you will be filled by the gentlest vibration.
Within that green colour you will be transported deep into the heart of nature and everywhere you look all you can see is green, green fields, green trees, green hills and foliage everywhere.
You know the way and you let your feet take you in the right direction as you come upon the most beautiful Grove of Willow trees. Branches of these trees have bent over creating a lovely little arbour and you are entranced by its beauty. You go and sit within this and as you do the most wonderful feeling comes over you; your mind suddenly empties of all its thoughts and worries, they seem to disappear miraculously. You can feel the warmth of the Earth beneath you, the soft gentle breeze blowing past and the golden rays of the Sun as they shine through the leaves of the Willow branches.
As you sit within this energy your attention is drawn to your heart and you feel as though a great peace has been planted within it. This peace begins to radiate through you and your whole being is filled with this energy but it then goes on to radiate outwards and outwards. As you sit within this light you are filled with such a sense of how everything is very sacred and all around you are holy vibrations. It would be the same feeling you would have if you stood within the aura of a great saint but you are alone here.
You are in the presence of divinity which is the divine light which creates all things and all sense of being separate just dissolves away, pure bliss fills your heart and you watch and actually see vibrations of peace and love radiate out from you across the landscape. It is then as though the Earth rejoices as you have entered its kingdom of peace and you will be filled with these vibrations when you return back to your everyday life and it will make a huge difference to you. Just as you may have visited a church once a week as a child you make your intention to enter this sacred space of nature and receive its holy vibrations whenever you can.
Each month I will include the teachings from our Wirral gathering on the Moon Circles website so that those of you who would like to participate but are unable to may also receive the same. There is a contacts page for other circles on the website for other areas of the UK.
If you are running a circle and would like to be included then please send us your contact details. Also if you would like help and guidance in setting one up I will be happy to help you.
Here is the link: http://www.mooncircles.co.uk/wirral.htm
For those of you who use facebook; as well as my Water Lily Temple page on there I have now set up a group page which I have called The Moon Chamber. It is a place of sharing with others who come to The Retreat Days and The Moon Circles; I have also invited those who follow my teachings on my Water Lily Temple page. You are very welcome to join and share your wisdom or receive the inspiration of others or ask for guidance, it is all there in a loving energy with beautiful souls:
The range of Magdalene Essences is available through www.sunnymeade.org.uk
This is Graham’s online shop. There are some beautiful Magdalene healing soaps available and chakra soaps. There you may also purchase jewellery and very unusual greetings cards.
Tales From Rose Cottage Available on Kindle. A mystical fairy story containing the teachings of Mary Magdalene.
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