Reclaiming the Rose

Welcome to the heart, mind, and soul of the woman. What it is to walk this world as a woman.  On a mission to wake up.  To feel what has been lost. To call home what has been disempowered. To remember our true nature and birthright.  You will find many reflections here.  Let us create from a place of truth, safety and intimate awareness of the fabric that shapes our world.  Let us not close our eyes, ears, mouths, or hearts as we step into change.  We have no choice rather we stay dead and untouched.  Will you wake with me?  Contemplate with me?  Change with me?  Create a better world with me? I hope you will for we are all in this together and it can't be done without you.
(Artwork by Linzy Arnott)

How Art and Meditation can Change the World.

How does Art and Meditation change the world?

Well it all starts right here at home, inside your own mind and body.

 This painting here, is one I created one night when I decided to step into a part of myself I could not define.  This image came forth. I came to call the space behind the woman “the mind sac”, for it felt like the very space so much is stored within our subconscious. The very space where we hold unaddressed trauma, beliefs, even ideas about how we think the world is supposed to be.

 Then life comes along and challenges something we may not be able to see and then we find ourselves faced with pain, illness, confusion or fear. These are common signs of the next invitation. Are you going to stuff it back down inside you OR are you going to look at it and figure out what needs to change?  Are you going to give yourself an opportunity to heal and release it? And in the process, possibly also release yourself from a life pattern that is no...

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Rape vs. Rapture or simply a Rape Culture.

You can't just take what you want for if you do, you steal from yourself.

I got the call. A dear friend on the line, her voice cracking as she asks if I can come down to the ER. She starts breaking up and not because the line is bad.  This time it wasn’t safe for our friend to sleep at a family member’s house for the holidays.

I launch into the shower, feeling my own desire to disassociate from my sleepy body. I set my body into service gear, not thinking, only aiming to be receptive and adaptable to the upcoming situation. I would be there to help my friend decipher the technicalities of being raped, as she got poked, probed and recounted her experience to a total stranger. 

 This was a woman who glowed with femininity, love, sweetness and sensuality I could not dream of attaining, for she just loved and adored…this ran through her bones.  She loved men in a way I could only fear.  She had an innocence about her,...

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Illumination - A Night with the Dark Goddess

The Report

On Saturday December 7th from 6:30-9:30pm people gathered at the studio and temple space to honor and dive into the deep realms of the Dark Goddess.  The space was adorned with 18 works of art, all paintings created over the last few years reflecting the most personal and spiritual of journey's taken.  Each image portrayed its own inner story, provided an access point of portal for the viewer into a space within themselves, within their own journey.  Attendees were held by the art, candle lite, music and silence to allow them to sink into full presence.  Opening to parts of themselves that may lie just below the surface but can not be evoked unless the mind is silenced and the other senses are invited to lead.

The space was intentionally dark, with only candle lite illuminating the works of art.  The music also, was a back drop for the senses to be opened.  When it is dark, we most look more closely, opening a different set of eyes to...

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Pursuing our True Selves in the midst of our Ancestral Connections.

As our world spirals through waves of expanding consciousness; science, spirituality, creativity and the news of the day, continue to break old beliefs and understandings about the power of what we can or cannot see.  Through our evolution we carry memories, traces of the "aha!" moments along with our family's trauma from war, natural disaster or simply dysfunctional family behaviors.  Its all in there.  The whole story, even back to when we migrated from ancient lands to find new homes as nomadic peoples.  It rides on our genes as the ever popular "23 and Me" and other Ancestry Tests show.  

So how do we move beyond what doesn't serve us and celebrate what empowers us from our blood lines?  How do we unhinge ourselves from the burdens we carry on the outside, but also the inside?  Do you seem to keep living some pattern that you struggle to change?  And on the flip side, are there powerful traits...

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