“I call upon the oldest of old ancient feminine, the original Mother. I call upon Hecate, Calleach, Nana Buruku, Baba Yaga, Kali, Pele, the wise ones, the Crones to come marching in to surround our sister that stands in the trenches of the patriarchal halls of the “White House!” May the truth split open the skies & Oya, goddess of storms, blow through the lies and illusions of the old order & it crumbles to the ground. May all women across eternity, those living and those dead stand behind around below & above Dr. Ford protecting and guiding her heart & voice. May all female ancestors that were burned, sacrificed, raped by the patriarchy who believed their God gave them permission to do as they pleased, scream like wild banshees to destroy the story that is killing us all. May tomorrow be a new dream that is an old dream from a long long time ago, a dream where all of creation stood in the circle of life and was celebrated for simply being an intricate part of this great mystery of living on the skins of Mother Earth! Bonewoman.” ~Reda Rackley

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Art by Autumn Skye

“The awareness of our separateness is what often brings on despondency and despair. We begin to think of our small human lives as inconsequential, even unnecessary, to the great diversity of things. If we let this awareness unconsciously drive us, our lives can become endless treadmills of desperation. Wishing to create a legacy, to make a mark, to create evidence of our specialness, we build from the lowly perspective of the drop. Forgetting our belonging to the greater ocean body, we become trapped in this cult of individualism, where nothing we achieve can ever be enough. But purpose, in its purest sense, is not that different from being an organ in a body. By themselves organs are useless—unless they work together, in their wholly individualized ways, to serve the greater body. We are not separate, but also we are. We are these completely unique individuals who are capable of infinite configurations of innovation and beauty, but we are embedded within and entirely dependent upon the larger ocean of allness.” ~Toko-pa Turner, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home (belongingbook.com)

Artwork by Gemma Capdevila

Artwork by Gemma Capdevila

The Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community.

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“A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.

According to streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results.”

Beautiful idea. Love this so much.

Source: boredpanda.com

“They want us to be afraid. They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes. They want us to barricade our doors and hide our children. Their aim is to make us fear life itself! They want us to hate. They want us to hate ‘the other’. They want us to practice aggression and perfect antagonism. Their aim is to divide us all! They want us to be inhuman. They want us to throw out our kindness. They want us to bury our love and burn our hope. Their aim is to take all our light! They think their bricked walls will separate us. They think their damned bombs will defeat us. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that my soul and your soul are old friends. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that when they cut you I bleed. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that we will never be afraid, we will never hate and we will never be silent for life is ours!” ~ Kamand Kojouri

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Art by Tomasz Alen Kopera

Love Your Solitude

Art by Nei Ruffino

“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Art by Nei Ruffino

 
Source: Shamantube

 

“Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” ~Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art by Thien Bui

Art by Thien Bui

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” ~Terence McKenna

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Happy Spring Equinox!

Art ~ Christian Schloe

“On this day in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in perfect balance between light and dark. Let us pray loving attention to the fragile sprouts of inner beauty which have survived the long dark of hibernation, despite all odds, to push up through the soil into the light. Let us honor the faith it has taken to believe in the invisible, upper world, where soon we will blossom into sprawling gardens overflowing with fruit. Let us hold our painful hearts with gentle hands today. Let us express our gratitude to the light that can only be found in the dark. Let us ask our vulnerability to shine radiantly with knowing that we are unfolding right on time.”
~Dreamwork with Toko-pa
 
Art by Christian Schloe

“The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.” ~Joseph Campbell

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Berlin Street Art

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” ~Mary Oliver

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Art by Dan May

“It is written in your blood, that you will fly. So let your heart bleed when it is struck by the tendernesses of life or the whirling thunderstorms – and let it burst open when it is drunk on too much pain. Everything unresolved, let it come. Do not hide. Do not bandage your heart half in shame. Let the tears rain from your eyes when all is stirred. Let the messy goddess emerge with dead grass still in her hair. The sky calls your wings. Let your blood respond. Soaring will come naturally, I promise. But for some reason we must fall before we can fly. We must hear again the song of our blood. It is blood we all share and the soil knows it as much as the sky. They wrote it all together.” ~SC Lourie

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Art by Heather McLean

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~John Lennon

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Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people to ever inhabit this planet. His presence is forever felt.

Happy New Moon in Libra!

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“A Black Moon occurs when two new moon’s fall in the same month. On September 30th, the New Moon will peak in Libra.

To have two New Moon’s in one month signifies a very powerful blossoming process and one that has probably been in the works for some time.

September’s Black Moon is filled with positive aspects and plenty of opportunities. In fact, the entire week leading up to the Black Moon and the days that follow it, are going to be extremely positive and peaceful.

The energy of this Black Moon is so supported by the other planets and it is very likely we will all be experiencing great epiphanies, opportunities and even, miracles.

In fact, this Black Moon is going to deliver an extremely positive force, helping us to manifest all of our greatest dreams, wishes and desires.

If you have been looking to change or shift something in your life, if you have been building new ideas or projects, this Black Moon is really going to give you an amazing push in the right direction.

Whatever has been troubling you, whatever has been shrouded in doubt and confusion may also become clearer to you around the time of this Black Moon.

If you are in doubt about anything in your life, you may find it beneficial to wait to see what energies and what opportunities the Black Moon brings you.

2016 is really a year of endings, and the recent Eclipses in September have definitely highlighted what needs to be released and what needs to be ended.

Now, this Black Moon is going to be helping us all to awaken to these endings, accept them and perhaps also feel liberated by them.

Overall, the Black Moon is going to bring an extremely positive force and is going to help all of us to change directions in our lives in some way.

This is definitely a welcomed change and one that is going to help us finally bring a close to all that we no longer need. This is going to help us spring forward in the right direction with clarity and positivity and will help us all to feel a burst of fresh energy and inspiration.

Pay attention to what transpires for you around the Black Moon, for it is sure to be guiding you towards your highest path.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse!

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 “The Lunar Eclipse in Pisces is an emotional high tide. It makes me think of being on a surfboard, scudding across a beast of a wave as the crest begins to fold and you’re wondering whether you’re going to stay upright or be flung head over heels by the force of the water.
The Moon is in a tight conjunction to Chiron which means we are very sensitive to being hurt. In Pisces we are wide open with no defenses, especially as the Moon squares warrior Mars.
In fact, it may be the case that we are pushed to let down our defenses and really allow ourselves to feel. 
Chiron is both the one who wounds and the one who heals the wound. The wound itself is the way to healing – like cutting open an infected sore until it bleeds clear…knowing that sometimes the path to healing must begin with a painful cut…
And our part is to surrender, to accept that healing is needed and necessary, to put trust in the universe that what comes is for our benefit.
There is something sacred about this painful process. The Gods haven’t abandoned us, they are carrying us. They are the giant wave beneath our feet…”
~ Leah Whitehorse
Art by Josephine Wall

“She was a galaxy, not one planet, she was a forest, not one tree. She was an ocean, not just one river. But the world had taught her to close and be as small as could be. But she woke up one day, longing for that little girl. Who knew she was living in a small corner and not her entire inner world. And so she slowly unlocked each door, deciding she wanted to play, live, go wild, no longer hide… And that girl was finally free, the one who carried a dancing universe of galaxies, forests and oceans inside.” ~S.C Lourie

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Art by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

“Sometimes Life gives us no other choice but to do the impossible. To boldly reach across the veils and bring back a vision that has never before been seen on this earth. To breathe life into new forms of expression that catapult us beyond the reach of all that is familiar, and beyond the understanding of the family or friends we once relied upon. To disconnect from the safety and security promised by all inauthentic paths, and forge a new connection to the world of Spirit from which all is sourced. To keep leaning up against that vital and swirling edge of chaos that most certainly will dissolve us, yet at the same time holds the key to our rebirth.” ~Azra Bertrand

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Artist ~ unknown

“We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together for life. In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from a beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not necessarily bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our life partner. They may have come for a very different reason—to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of your soul before vanishing into eternity. Perhaps they just came to give us new eyes. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes. (S)he may just be dropping in for a visit. Is the kettle on?” ~Jeff Brown

Art by Tomasz Alen Kopera

Art by Tomasz Alen Kopera

“IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” ~Charles Dickens

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Source: Brooke Hampton

There is a place within that cannot be destroyed by flood or fire, by bloodthirsty armies or devastating illness— it this untouchable essence of us that quakes with irrepressible light and bears the intolerable weight of all that must be felt to awaken. When I first remembered myself after surgery, my own name strange, both of my breasts removed— I did not feel loss nor grief, but a love so ferocious it rolled through me like thunder, bringing healing rain. After that, came a knowing of my own wholeness beyond any story, beyond any dismemberment— this revelation of our luminous body that remains intact in spite of all of our sacred shatterings. And yes, now the landscape is unrecognizable— yes, now, there is no old path to go back to— yes, now there is the quivering arrow of this moment piercing the heart— the illusion of invulnerability stripped away, laid bare to this truth. And so it is. And so we are. Before I came to this life, I was shown this world from the distant shores of it— and in that moment, I saw the full arc of my days here, the exquisite range of this embodied dreaming. Oh how beautiful, I cried. Oh how terrible. Oh—This terrible beauty. And the angel who guided me simply pointed and nodded, and said—Yes.

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Poem by Laura Weaver

Source: Toko-pa
Street Artist ~ unknown

“They Will come to a Fork in the Road. One Road will Lead to Materialism and Destruction for Almost All Living Creatures. The Other Road Will Lead to a Spiritual Way upon which the Native People will be Standing. This Path will Lead to the Lighting of the 8th Fire, a Period of Eternal Peace, Harmony and a “New Earth” where the Destruction of the Past Will Be Healed.” ~Anishinabek Prophecy

Mark Henson

Art by Mark Henson

“A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful. The wild nature carries the medicine for all things. She carries stories, dreams, words and songs. She carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She is the essence of the female Soul. With the wild nature as ally and teacher, we see not through two eyes only, but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.” ~Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Artwork by Dimitra Milan

Art by Dimitra Milan

Muhammad Ali has flown to new heights. A beautiful soul who burst into the national consciousness in the early 1960s, when as a young heavyweight champion he converted to Islam and refused to serve in the Vietnam War, and became an emblem of strength, eloquence, conscience and courage. Ali was an anti-establishment showman who transcended borders and barriers, race and religion. Thank you Brother for showing us what can be accomplished when you truly believe in yourself.

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” ~Muhammad Ali

“Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function – to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed. As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious and full of detail; it wants to polish itself; it wants to love another body; it is the only vessel in the world that can hold, in a a mix of power and sweetness: words, song, gesture, passion, ideas, ingenuity, devotion, merriment, vanity, and virtue. Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~Mary Oliver

Always hope

“Hold on tight to your hearts, fierce ones, as the Full Moon of May 21, 2016 carries a jolt of raw creative power that can push you out of your comfort zone and empower you to speak your truth and walk your talk. Brace yourself for challenge, as this full moon unites in exact conjunction with courageous Mars, compelling a power that can catapult you in the direction of your ambitions and desires. Mars is on fire at this time, churning up the desire principle and lending an edgy, pushy feel to the next month. The best course of action would be to let go of the need for control. Hold to your vision and speak your truth, but let the universe determine how things will unfold. On this Full Moon, tap into the warrior spirit of love to forge new alliances, create new streams of income, and dissolve any fears that may have been holding you back. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. This invigorating Full Moon can embolden your voice and push you to step up into new levels of self-empowerment. Use this opportunity to harness the magnified energy of Mars by claiming ownership of your truth while honoring the needs of others.” ~Kari Field, AnandaShree Astrology

Moon Art by Shawna Erback

 

Art by Shawna Erback

“In this holographic world, everyone and everything is a mirror, and you are always seeing yourself and talking to yourself. If you choose, you can now look at what emotionally affects you as an alarm, a clue to uncover your shadow, a catalyst for growth that gives you an opportunity to reclaim a hidden aspect of yourself. What aspects are reflecting back to you? To get past your ego and its defenses you need to get quiet, be brave, and listen to your inner voices…. When you embrace the messages of each aspect of your shadow, you begin to take back the power you’ve given to others and form a bond of trust with your authentic self. The voices of your unembraced qualities, when allowed into your consciousness, will bring you back into balance and harmony with your natural rhythms.” ~Debbie Ford

Art by Jason Engle

Art by Jason Engle

Source ~ ShamanTube

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Happy Full Moon!

Moon Art by Barbara Szepesi Szucs

“The Full Moon in Scorpio is bringing light to all the shadow dynamics that lie underneath the surface- the very things we don’t want to look at or have been avoiding dealing with are likely to come to Light right now.
The Full Moon is at the midpoint of Saturn and the North Node- which is pretty potent on many levels…Both Saturn and the North Node push us beyond our edge- and it’s not the comfy, cozy familiar space we are used to.
Many of us spend a good deal of our present lifetime resisting our Saturn/North node growth- and yet it’s only when we get aligned with it that we will start to evolve into new directions, dimensions and frequencies
Steering clear of power/control dynamics with others and instead using this energy to dig deep and get to the root of patterns playing out that are Sourced within is the only way out and through.
This is not a time to act impulsively or restlessly or to react out of anger- but instead a time to reign it in, think of the long term consequences and get your lower will aligned with your Higher Self and it’s trajectory.”
~Divine Harmony
 
Art by Barbara Szepesi Szucs

Happy New Moon!

New Moon ~ Aimee Marie

“The sensitive Scorpio New Moon falls on November 7-8th and is going to help you tune into the wisdom and love that resides inside your heart and soul.

Healing the heart has definitely been a theme in the cosmos for these last few weeks due to Venus Retrograde. This energy has really been highlighting cracks and weak points in our relationships and bringing wounds of the heart to our attention so we can heal and transcend them.

Forgiveness is also a huge theme around this New Moon as well. If we think back to October, there was a lot of harsh energy brewing, especially around the Taurus Full Moon. Things may have been stirred at this time where you felt the need to lash out or act from a place of anger or ego.

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful healing tools we can offer ourselves and the world, and is the only way we can let go and transcend a situation.

Scorpio energy is all about transformation and moving to that next level, and under the vibration of this New Moon, we can use the power of forgiveness to hoist ourselves to that next level.

On this Scorpio New Moon, we are going to be given the opportunity to delve into our hearts in order to bring healing. We are going to be given the opportunity to soften any harshness and focus on finding forgiveness.

This New Moon is sensitive, it is compassionate, and it is also very romantic. You can use this energy to mend wounds in your relationships, to explore your creative gifts, and to set intentions from the heart.

Our hearts are going to be close to us around this New Moon, and we are going to be able to tap into them with greater ease. This is really a gift that we can all use, so make it a point to feel into the incredible love that is inside of you.

You are love. It is the very essence of who you are, and the more you allow it, the more you feel it, the easier it will be for you to be an expression of it.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Aimee Marie

Happy Full Moon in Taurus!

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“This is a moon of profound change and radical disruption of the status quo. It threatens to test even the strongest attachments if they compromise our freedom.
Squaring the North Node, this moon can either propel us forward or hold us back, depending upon how we use it. Refusing to budge can be as radical as letting everything go if that’s what circumstances require.
Wise discernment is key to managing the energy of this moon and we may well experience its ripples throughout the rest of the month.
Things long ripe for change may shift exponentially around this time, most likely just when we’ve gotten used to living with them as they are!
Likewise projects we’ve pursued because we thought we should may suddenly seem too burdensome to continue, auguring a return to a simpler life previously sacrificed on the altar of progress.
What this moon means for individual life circumstances will of course vary, but the end result can be a powerful and positive recalibration of our energy and intention if we let it.”
 ~SARAH VARCAS, from Mystic Mamma

“The first time I heard you laugh, I only wanted to say funny things so you would always be laughing. You know what happens to chocolate when you leave it out in the sun? I’m that unfortunate chocolate and you, you are the laughing sun. For this reason, I am offering myself to you not as a martyr or some selfless fool, but as a self-indulgent moth who actively pursues the light without much fear for the flame. The moth who revels in the heat and declares: Burn me.” ~Kamand Kojouri

They told me

LOVE.

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon

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Happy Birthday to a true legend!