Thursday, April 21, 2016
Curanderismo, the Healing Art of Mexico contributed by Jackie B. Steele
Grandmother Moon in her fullness is the special time for women who follow Native spirituality to gather and honor her gentle power. Known by many names including Coyolxauhqui, Metzli, Ix'Chel, Neesa, Hina, and Hallai (acknowledging that there other spiritual traditions that have their own ways of honoring this special connection that women have to the moon), hers is the power that moves the tides of the oceans and the sacred life-giving potential of the waters in our bodies. May Grandmother Moon's high spiritual light lead you safely through the darkness, remembering that without the darkness we cannot see the stars. May all obstacles, inner and outer, be transformed into blessings and clear paths for your gifts to shine. —Nana Grace
"I have been given the gift of lunar spirituality, in which the divine light available to me waxes and wanes with the season. When I go out on my porch at night, the moon never looks the same way twice. Some nights it is as round and bright as a headlight; other nights it is thinner than the sickle hanging in my garage. Some nights it is high in the sky, and other nights low over the mountains. Some nights it is altogether gone, leaving a vast web of stars that are brighter in its absence. All in all, the moon is a truer mirror for my soul than the sun that looks the same way every day."
—Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark
Sharing one of my favorite lunar pieces by Lynda Hoffman Snodgrass.