It was Sunday night, but we had the day off Monday, so we booked a night at a local cabin. We were busy and disorganized all weekend, so we had to run up the mountain with our pillows as the sun went down. The cabin has no electricity or heat, which seems charming on a warm night, but it was going to be cold and my 25 year old sleeping bag had disintegrated last year. I just carried in my comforter and hoped not to freeze in the night.
We settled in quickly with our bags and pillows before we lost light then we made a fire. It only took a few mysterious twig snapping sounds from outside the ring of warm light to make the girls ready to head inside and go to bed. It was only about 8:30! I wanted to sit out and admire the full moon, but it was cloudy and cold, I was tired and the family kept worriedly opening the door to see if I was still there.
Night was long and I was cold for a while, but then the cabin warmed up enough for me to sleep.
A magnificent morning! The sun was bright and warm.
Sweet fern was growing where they had recently cut down the trees. I love the smell of it, it is sweet and grassy. The Native Americans used it for tea and for purification.
Here's the cozy cabin with the windows open.
Another amazing Class with Jennifer Posada. Innana's journey down into the underworld and back.
Innana’s Crown: Journey Through the Seven Gates
A 7-Session Course by Telephone Conference Once upon a time there was a Goddess, a Girl, who was known as the Queen of Heaven…
She was called Innana in Sumer, Ishtar in Babylon, and often merged
with Isis in Egypt. She loved to sit beneath the apple tree and revel
in her “wondrous vulva”, she carried all the powers of the universe
within her, and she bravely ventured to the underworld, the place where
none had yet returned from…she set her sights on finding the greatest wholeness ever known…
This is a wholeness we, following in her footsteps and at the same
time newly creating our own path, can also find. Hers is a royalty we
can also know in ourselves…we too can attain our Queen’s throne and crown. And we too can do it by walking from the bright light of day down into the darkest essence of creation and truth…
When Innana visited the underworld, she had to enter through seven
gates, removing one article of clothing or adornment until she was
completely naked. This, too, is how we can return to the original state of our purity and power, our original soul design.
We will walk, in this course, with Innana…fully disrobing and moving
through the death of the false self and into the rebirth into all that
we truly are. We too will then walk in the pure lightness that only
comes from having faced the magical darkness, and therefore from
containing its beauty forever in our hearts.
We will also discuss the power of Innana’s sexual mysteries and teachings,
her secrets of embodiment and love of her wondrous breasts and vulva,
her connection to all that is wild and uninhibited, her connection to
the Sacredly Sexual Priestesses and to the very earliest temple rites
that tied us to nature when we had begun to lose sight of that golden
cord. She will teach us to walk between the worlds of
the old and the new, nature and the cities, the body and the heart, and
to break free of every constraint that has held us back from flying
free. For to walk between these worlds and to fly free of these
constraints is at the very heart path of the Priestess. And Girl,
Goddess, Priestess, Queen, Innana was and is, just as are you… In This Course:
* Reclaim the ancient magic of your deep wholeness…and find out how your life can change when lived from that place…
* Shed and clear energies from your heart and body that no longer serve you on your path…
* Walk through the underworld of your true creative and restorative gifts…
* Explore the empowerments of the Seven Gates and discover the meaning of each one’s part in your liberation…
* Integrate your ancient gifts with your current life, and re-embody the Priestess that you are…
* Learn about the special sacredly sexual practices of the mysteries
of Inanna and how they help you to access the Sacredly Sexual Priestess
* Identify which submerged gifts are ready to be accessed in your
life, and how to fully become the Priestess-Queen of your world, again,
Georgia was home sick for a few days. Above is her variety of beverages (water, ginger ale and peppermint tea) with straws. The tissues were gutted quickly. We spent most of the day sitting on the futon couch and watching TV. Her fever was high and she didn't want me to leave her.
I got a new delivery of essential oils and they look and smell delicious!