So. The Offering...IT'S ROCKSTAR. IT'S SEXY.

 

first, 

8/14-8/15
*New Moon Temple*  
do your mapping at my island camp in New Hampshire.  

robin sandomirsky will be here to offer yoga, chanting + writing practices.we'll speedboat under the stars + cook up a lil' sumthin' sumthin' fireside. you are welcome to bring a sister from our extended community. i have beds + cabins for just a handful of us, so please let me know asap.

 

Okay. Your life.


I'm not living it, of course. So I don't know your 10,000 joys, and 10,000 sorrows.  But then again, I'm not really talking about your life thus far. I'm talking about your life, as mythology.

Know that I'm not talking to you at the level of individual.

 

"The world is in too much peril for such things." 
-founder, social justice lawyer, fundraiser + legacy alumni Caitlyn Sislin 

 

I'm bowing to you as one who is living into the fullness of your contribution & self-expression, desperately needed by the rest of us.

 
It's rockstar. It's sexy. 

 

And, let's uplevel. Today, we Offer Up our mythology to the Whole. 

 

 CALIBRATING OUR RETICULAR FUNCTIONS

Yesterday, I sat on my dock and listened to our guests, science teachers & professors discussing "the edge of science," and a phenomena called "future-thinking."  You know, when we do crazy things, like musing over someone ahead of their call, and knowing what's going to happen next. Apparently this has been documented thru observation of the New York Stock Exchange. They spoke of how we generally access the past, and yet, we can "future-think" things. I stayed silent. Western Science has a funny way of being wowed at things it simply hadn't noticed. {and more because it's nearly impossible to hold a conversation with a toddler surrounded by water} I'm going to look it up, of course, as a #botaneconomist, {I made that up} and, living with empaths and intuitives, I am also wowed, all the time. 

While children, as part of our cultural medicine tradition, my brothers and I were encouraged to dream aware, to be active members of our sleep. When awake, we experienced the full-sensory flight of astral travel. It's in this way, as a child in San Francisco, that I first saw the popping cardinal, rust and lemon tree cover, lakes, and pointed rooftops here in my New Hampshire home.  In the "vision," which included a cold lift + wind in my hair, I glided over white clapboard and shingled homes I now know so, so well.  I've talked about this memory for years, but it's not until this moment that I'm bringing these things together. {wow}

This morning there were raindrops, mixed in with the waves outside my window, and I breathed them in, while collecting bits from my softly lucid sleep.  In moonrise, we are calibrating our reticular functions for bio-effective movement building :: setting up our neurology to capture magic, and nothing less. I wondered, as I lay, if we should start with oracle readings.

Your reticular formation is a lace of mystery that freaks out most brain researchers. It's a net, loose, intricate, and seemingly disorganized, of over 100 neural networks of nuclei/brain cells in the brain stem. Stay with me. The science of brain calibration includes how to create yourself as a beacon, to draw what yours in the heavenly realms, here, now, where you are. We will do this many, creative, ways.

 

For now, know that the reticular function is in charge of:

-your exhale. your muscle tone. vision, posture, movement.

-pain modulation. and descending inhibition, our ability to forget the pain. (like birth)

-how you sleep thru some things and awaken to others

-cardiovascular control. your heart. your emotional body.

-your attention. what triggers you. what turns you on. 

 

If you damage your reticular formation, you go into various stages of coma. Many of us, thru food, chemicals, and experience, walk with this kind of damage (think, chronic fatigue syndrome & fibromyalgia).

"your biology becomes your biography." - carolyn myss

By working with our reticular function, we can change our biology. we can distinguish between reality and beliefs. We can alter the "beacon" of our attention to awaken aspects of life we've been locked out of.  

 

To start, we'll work with oracle cards. If you don't use these, check out this deck, and these, and these. Usually we use decks for guidance, insight & support. We do this because our reticular function was taught to use them this way. This week, use them as a reset button:

 1. Use 1-3 cards to start. 

2. Ask the cards a simple, key question.

3. Also make a simple, key request to Source: "This week, please show me evidence of ________________"

4. Shuffle them. Deal upside down.

5. Flip them over. Look for threads related to your question + request. Spend the week looking for the same. They will come in the form of dreams, gifts, suggestions, shows, books, articles, emails, anywhere, & everywhere. Have a gathering party. Collect, collect, collect.

You're training your reticular function to see miracles. You're measuring synchronicity, serendipity & new thinking. 

 

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Of course I woke up to our gift, a circle reading from the prolific moonrise sisterkeeper + legacy alumni Galia Alena.  She was clearly doing a bit of astral travel herself, from Oz, and right on time. 

xx, Maya

“Not all who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkein

 

There are dreams so precious and delicate, so close to ones heart, that they need the still darkness and space to blossom into their budding potential. They can feel too delicate to name and certainly to fragile to share, sometimes even with yourself. Your relationship to them is at once tenuous and true; they are the seeds of potentiality that lie in the space that connects you with all. They are your gifts to the world and from the world.

 

What delicate dream are you nurturing and protecting, what wish is held safe and close to your heart?

 

This card, La Folle, invites you to think about your own path and wanderings. Are you willing to listen to the quiet space within that beacons you down roads of your own making? Do you give free space to wander through your own dreamscapes? Do you allow yourself to leave the path behind in order to find your way home to yourself? What do you need to take with you? Who are your faithful allies who will keep you company on your journey? What do you need to unpack to lighten your load and free yourself for the great adventure that is your own life? Drop into your body and check in with how you are feeling at the thought of new beginnings - is their excited anticipation, quiet mystery, edges wanting to be stretched or remembering of wisdom in your bones. Blessed sister, its your own personal guiding star that calls you to begin, begin with this moment, where you are, the present. The present is always a beginning, always a choice, always an invitation, begin begin begin.

 

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”  Dante