Another Big Leap

Another Big Leap

I have been thinking about this post for a while. Quite a long while actually. And then I read ‘My Inner Dilemma’ by Dena Patrick and also this newsletter written by my good friend Lisa Wechtenhiser from Practically Intuitive. And I realized, it’s time to get things out of my head and onto paper, virtually. I have always had activist tendencies. As a teen I lived in Northern Ireland during ‘the troubles’ and could see the Catholics point of view against the British Colonists of which I was one (not that I supported any of the violence - just the political views). I would argue their case at the dinner table much to my family’s consternation. Later, as a teen I marched to Hyde Park to protest with the Anti Nazi League. Until recently I have mainly been an armchair activist  followed by being a Facebook activist. And my physical activism faded away for many years as I lost myself in motherhood and moving around the world with my family. I felt I had to ‘tame it’ as an example to my daughter’s. How wrong could I have been. They love seeing me trying to save the world.  When we ended up in Utah in 2008, or rather when I was dragged kicking and screaming from Australia to Utah, I found myself taking and then coaching a Social Media Marketing course with my first ever Mentor. This triggered an intense period of personal and spiritual development, which has really not stopped since! All this, incidentally, happened at the time of my Chiron return, one of THE most painful and challenging but...

The Age Of The Crone

The Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. She is marginalized by her exclusion from the reproductive cycle,[1] and her proximity to death places her in contact with occult wisdom. As a character type, the crone shares characteristics with the hag.~ Wikipedia Aging. It happens to us all. Women all inevitably move into the age of the Crone.   We’re born, we grow, we learn, we teach, we shrink, we die.   It’s a part of the human experience.   As a woman we move into the age of the Crone as we pass through menopause. Our body changes, our mind changes. It’s a major life shift. For me it has also been a major spiritual shift.   Under the Patriarchy the age of the Crone has for too long been marginalized. Often portrayed as malicious or sinister.   In Wicca she symbolizes ‘the Dark Goddess, the dark of the moon, the end of a cycle’ and in some ‘New Age’ circles this is portrayed as a time of freedom, wisdom and personal power. (Wikipedia). And we all have her within us, men and women.   I’m 53. Very much in Menopause. My cycles have ended and my reproductive years have gone. I now not only feel my body changing I also feel my soul and spirit changing. And the messages I am receiving are to embrace and to celebrate this time.   In an astrological reading from a mentor I am reminded to become the elder and to teach the wisdom I have gleaned. In a dream I buried my child self, although I was actually...