Today is the first day of the 12 Nights of Christmas.

Today’s energy is flavored by Aries – the New Moon in April 2018.

Aries is the one who inspires with divine ideas.

The light of the Aries constellation shines onto your soul from the background of the soul of the creator… this light activates your minds ability to receive divine inspiration.

It is now time to tame your mind, cultivate your intuition and practice self- awareness to the point where you can discern Divine inspiration from the needs and urges of your personality.

Journal questions:

  • What trauma of my ancestors demands I keep my innate Brilliance hidden?
  • What social and cultural conditionings are insistent on distracting my mind and elevating my personality over my Soul Purpose?

Today is the third day of the 12 Nights of Christmas.

Today’s energy is flavored by Pisces – the New Moon in March 2018.

Pisces is the one who strikes the hearttone of universal love so that others may follow. The one who feels the pain of humanity and allows it to flow back as love into the world.

The light of the Pisces constellation shines onto your soul from the background of the soul of the creator… this light activates the container that holds your soul; your boundaries.

This is the power of feeling the pain of the collective and influencing your environment by being a Spiritual Pacemaker – setting the Heart-tone for others to follow.

Journal questions:

·         What trauma in the past has been repeated that keeps me from honoring my personal boundaries? When am I not honoring others’ boundaries?

·         What social and cultural conditionings keep me from honoring and respecting my body as the physical container for my soul?

Today is the second day of the 12 Nights of Christmas.

Today’s energy is flavored by Aquarius – the first New Moon in  February 2018.

Aquarius is the one who flows love and life into the world for the liberation and harmonious development of all beings.

The light of the Aquarius constellation shines onto your soul from the background of the soul of the creator… this light activates your ability to stand in your heart and allow love to flow through your mind and out to Humanity. The symbol for this is Aquarius’ Vase, this is the Vessel through which you can pour your love in ways that benefit Humanity; Your Soul Vessel.

Are you using your talents and gifts, your Natural Ability for the greater good, for the liberation and harmonious development of all beings? Or do you tend to get distracted and/or discouraged by the promises of perfection, achievement and wealth?

Journal questions:

  • What trauma of the past is keeping me from serving Humanity with my Gifts and Abilities?
  • What social and cultural conditionings are keeping me from pouring my love in ways that benefit the greater good?


Today is the first day of the 12 Nights of Christmas.

Today’s energy is flavored by Capricorn – the first New Moon in 2018.

Capricorn is the one who assembles the structure upon which our life is built.

The light of the Capricorn constellation shines onto your soul from the background of the soul of the creator… this light activates your spiritual calling. Another word for your calling is your Soul Vocation.

You are here at this time on the earth to make manifest your Soul Purpose. Capricorn is an engineer of light and builds in tune with the natural forces, using inner alchemy to manifest heaven on Earth.

Journal questions:

·         Where in my life am I unconsciously living out the trauma of my ancestors that is hindering me being in alignment with my soul?

·         What cultural conditionings have I inherited from my ancestors that are keeping me from expressing my Soul Purpose?

The longest night, the shortest day. Today we stand in the threshold. It is the turning point… after today the light returns ….days will get longer, and the nights shorter again…. But first, before the juices begin making their way upwards again…. Stillness rules….all energies, even the light pauses…

When we consciously engage with the energies of the winter solstice, we find darkness, stillness and the urge to Do nothing… actually it may be sensed as a lack of urge to Do something…. Honor this feeling….it is an invitation to sink into your own depths, to access those parts that are standing in the way of you walking your Soul path. Before we begin to clear the old and invoke the new, we must identify and hold space for what is ready to be cleared and what longs to emerge.

In preparing for the 12 Nights, this time of year when we can most easily access both the natural forces and the depths of our soul, we have the opportunity to use these forces to clear the way for our Soul Purpose to come into full expression over the next year….

The Winter Solstice comes this year on the heels of the Sagittarius New Moon and Saturn has moved into Capricorn, setting our direction for the next 30 years. All this is happening as the earth focuses directly on the galactic center.

The intensity of this energy is urging us to allow our Soul Truth to emerge.

The intensity of this energy can easily be overwhelming, bringing up ANYTHING and EVERYTHING standing in the way of your most fundamental Truth to be cleared. On a personal level that means suppressed emotions, physical pains, illness and increased “problems” in every area of our lives. On a collective level the same thing is happening…ALL that is not in alignment with the fundamental truths of our collective consciousness is coming to the forefront to be cleared and healed. This movement has been going on for some time….Now the intensity increases.

To heal and clear the shadow aspects of our lives, both personal and collective, the shadow must be brought into the light. It must be seen and it must be seen without judgment.

To do this we must become curious. We must Wonder. Upon seeing the darkness we must not allow our first reactions of judgment to stay with us. Your first reaction is the one that arises out of your ancestry and conditioning…that which is not your own. Allow it to simply pass, a thought form that floats away, and replace it with compassionate curiosity.


Exercise for the Winter Solstice :

Here is the link to the audio Meditation –

Find a warm and comfortable place where you will not be disturbed for at least 20 minutes. Have your journal or notebook and something to write with ready.

Listen to the guided meditation.

After the meditation, immediately allow yourself to sink deeper….into the root of your being.

Feel the darkness.

Taste your darkness.

If fear arises, allow yourself to be afraid.

And at the same time also allow yourself to become curious……hmmmmm…..I wonder…. What is ready and ripe to be healed….what wants to be seen the most?….What wants my attention?

Does your darkness have a sound? Does it have a word? Does it have a name?

Hmmmm…..What is that beneath your darkness? What is it that is longing to emerge? Can you sense it?

Whatever it is that arises, simply allow it to be there.

Give it your attention…your compassionate curiosity.

Allow it to be seen and heard and held.


Continuing to hold space for your darkness and also that which is longing to emerge, open your eyes and immediately begin writing down or drawing your impressions.

Allow your intention for the 12 Nights to arise from this exercise. Tonight before going to sleep, you may like to review your journal and ask for a dream to help clarify your intention.

Over the next 2 days, continue to hold the space for your darkness and that which is longing to emerge. You may want to repeat the exercise in the evenings before bed.

Additional activities: Begin clearing and tidying your physical living and working spaces, all the while holding space for the darkness within. Maybe cleaning out your refrigerator, pantry, your email boxes and/or that one drawer that collects all the odds and ends.

The origins of the 12 nights of Christmas are the Raunaechte of our European grandmothers; the in-between days where the solar and lunar calendars overlap. In- between times (or portal) are when the veil between the realms is thinnest. The wild hunt runs, and the spirits of nature have more influence in the material world than at other times.

Within these days is also the perihelion – the time when the earth is closest to the sun, and in the northern hemisphere the energy of the earth has dropped down to its roots.

According to our ancestor’s knowledge of Right Times, this is the time to align with our Soul, excavate, reflect on and clear the past, divinate and map out the days to come.

The Right Times are those times embedded within the rhythms of Nature and the Cosmos when a particular activity is most beneficial.

In older days, the wisdom keepers knew the Right Times for not only the Sacred rituals and ceremonies, but also the most mundane activities.

The times when washing the laundry was most effortless, because dirt came out easily and the cloth dried quickly. When to plant which seeds that they germinate surely, grow strong and bear the most fruit. When to make the jam and cut hair….water the houseplants, clean the windows, paint the walls and cut the timber.

Right Action is when we allow our Soul to (take action- Act) “work” and speak through us.

Right Action compels us to be compassionate within strong boundaries. When faced with conflict, instead of reacting to triggers, we can respond with curiosity and compassion. We have a soft, open heart and big, strong boundaries.

It directs us to be at the right place at the right time; we flow through life instead of working through it. We feel the pull of each mundane and sacred task wanting to be done at the Right Time.

We find the fulfillment of our purpose in following these magical synchronicities that lead us on our path and through our lives.

When we are attuned to Right Time and follow Right Action, we are embodying the state of being that our Soul Purpose is – the journey of our Path – instead of perceiving it as a finish line we must cross.

My Altar this month is now complete as I add my maternal grandmother.

Grandmother Shrine: I recently made this shrine with Amanda Heinz- Stevenson at Firestarter Shrines. Amanda is a deeply intuitive facilitator and guided me surely to create a shrine that honors my grandmother, and also supports much needed healing for me. When I see this shrine, I see a Chrysalis and know that neither she nor I were ever broken, there is nothing to fix.

As I light my candle, I feel my bones vibrating now with the song of my ancestors. May their gifts continue to express themselves through me and those that follow me. May their pain and suffering be honored and respected.

May we all know our wholeness, always in all ways.

The Grandmothers are in my heart and now the join me on my Altar.

Grandmother Handiwork: Her hands were rarely idle. She crocheted, knitted, stitched, gardened, harvested, baked, researched our genealogy and she was the first person in our family to have a personal computer. She was still attending her weekly line dancing class in her late 80’s! She bridged the past with the present and through her devotion, discovered our ancestors were from south Germany and the Cherokee nation. She also loved to travel and did it often. She was as prim and proper as a well bred southern woman should be, could give “the eye” better than anyone I’ve ever met, and still had the most mirthful belly laughs.

Memaw, what I really would like from you……some of your talent for organization, your diligence and dedication; some of your ability to do All The Things with grace, because you loved doing the Things.

May we all find our love of what we do and do what we love.

Next Altar addition ~ 11-26-17

Today I add my paternal grandfather to my Altar. He was my first spiritual teacher and by his side was the safest space of my childhood.

Grandfather Crystal: My paternal grandfather was a rock hound, herb gardener, artist and to me a deeply spiritual man who had his communion outdoors. He told me the stories and legends of our indigenous ancestors as we walked in the forests, weeded his garden, canoed through the swamps and dug in the dirt looking for angel stones and crystals.

I light my candle and feel the bones my grandfather first taught me about. I feel his presence in the crystal I have before me. Through him I wish to deepen my connection to our ancestors and the to land where they both thrived and suffered.

May we all hear and heed the warning whispers of our ancestors.

Next Altar addition ~ 11-19-17

This weeks addition to my altar is in honor of my maternal grandfather.

Grandfather Art: Though there was much pain and violence in my grandfathers life, there were times when he was able to take that pain and make it into something beautiful.This is a black and white printout of a photo of one of his original oil paintings.

I light my candle. I feel my bones. I feel the bones of Mother Earth. I feel my ancestors stirring.

May everything that has passed from him to me be made into Art.

May we all take our pain and create something beautiful with it.

Next weeks Altar addition ~ 11-12-17