The Sanctuary is EVOLVING!
|Your Faerie Godmother wants YOU to experience the Sanctuary of the Open Heart
(NOTE: Be sure to reload each page, lest you view a cached [older] version of the site.) Use the
map to deepen with each different Sanctuary chamber, to see the
beginning of what is being visioned for each area and to "feel into" how
you can become a part of this glorious creation.
One significant way you can greatly support the actualization of this vision is to become a member
Did you know that for less than the cost of 3 _______ (enter favorite libation) per moon YOU can be a member of the Sanctuary of the Open Heart?
true! For as little as $9 per moon, you too can support our community
of the ONE heart! And, as a member, you not only get a tax write off for
your membership dues, you also have an opportunity to contribute each
moon to our newsletter, including your events, poems, images and more!
- If registering online, you can now use your credit card or your Paypal account on Paypal.
- for any questions regarding membership please email April. She would love to talk to you.
Once you've signed up as a member, check your email each moon for a reminder to send in your newsletter contributions.
Please note: contributions must be consistent with the vision and mission of the Sanctuary of the Open Heart.
Faerie Godmother's Wishes
offer her deepest gratitude to our beloved brother Bryan Ward, for his
devoted service to the Goddess in rematting the Temple Art Collection.
What a gift to the Sanctuary!
have formed a prayer circle with 13 Moon priest/esses who are willing
to give focus and prayers for anything in your life that needs healing,
support, or simply to be held in the loving center of the One Heart.
If you have a request for prayers, please send them to Kalila with the words "Prayer Request" in the subject line.
It is done in the name of the One.
Initiation by Elisabeth Haich
A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael Schneider ~ A simple introduction to sacred geometry.
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice by Robert Lawlor ~ An advanced dive into sacred geometry.
The Miracle Worker
Pay it Forward
Defending your Life
Meetings with Remarkable Men
The Last Mimzy
One Hand Clapping
Maya the Great Katun by Paul Avgerino
truth shall set you free....the sword of truth, that is. Whatever is
keeping you imprisoned, stuck or depressed is begging for the sword of
truth. A clean, quick, piercing cut through the delusion, addiction, or attachment so
that you can see it for what it is. A decoy of the mind seducing you
out of this moment and into a self perpetuating, downward spiraling,
endless inner drama. Until you have had enough of that predictable
predicament and choose FREEDOM!
Freedom only exists in the here and now, and can only be experienced through LOVE.
do an experiment. How are your New Year's resolutions coming along?
Notice what immediately surfaced in your mind. Was it self-criticism,
expectation, comparison, pride? The ego mind is so quick to judge, to
take what began as an aspiration or intention and turn it into a goal,
by which we judge ourselves and others. It's so subtle, yet so vast, the
difference between judgment and discernment.
Recall how judgment feels in your body. Notice what's happening in your heart. As you've likely
there is no love in judgment. This subtle difference between judgment
and discernment is the difference between rejection and acceptance,
denial and embrace, closed and open, rigid and fluid, attached and free!
I lovingly offer you the sword of truth to be used with discernment so that you may cut through the distractions that keep you from being
FULLY here and now! Simply. Lovingly. Bringing your attention to rest
in the now. Sounds so simple, because it is! With a little practice, you
can become a Now Ninja. Catching
the mind swirling off on another one of its shenanigans and in a flash,
WAKING UP! Returning to the fullness of NOW.
Bring your awareness to what is happening right now. Where is your
mind? What's real in your heart? Your belly? Can you feel your breath?
Sensations in your body? Being in the present moment is NOT
about thinking you're in the present moment. There's an openness and
fluidity in the mind, heart, and body, as the moment continuously
changes. If you find your mind returning to thoughts about being
present, allow your awareness to drop into your heart and your belly.
Breathe. What are you aware of?
too long, inevitably, the mind will begin to wander. Use the sword of
truth. Bring your full mind/heart/body awareness back to now. Again and
again. This is a moment by moment practice. The more you practice the
more skilled you'll become as a Now Ninja. Then, in those more
challenging moments; like, emotional reactivity, the grip of addictive
behaviors, your buttons being pushed, you will skillfully be able pick
up the sword of truth and lovingly return to the here and now.
From this place, truth emerges. Truth that can be spoken from the heart, in love.
This is the way of the Initiator.
13 Moon Mystery School/
Sanctuary of the Open Heart Events
Artemis Beckons You to
Let Your Nature Mystic Free &
Discover the Sweet Secrets of the Plant Realm!
An Evening Honoring the Lady of Communion
Tuesday January 29th
7:00 to 9:30 pm
Berkeley ~ Yurt Temple
Suggested donation ~ in alignment with what you receive in value
RSVP to Lotus
will play and dream with the plants, as we journey deeply into their
world, finding the keys that unlock the doors to their very special
~ Wear green and gold
~ Bring a special flower or plant you've wanted to acquaint yourself with more deeply
~ Don't forget your faerie glasses!
Hosted by Lotus
SAVE THE DATE
for an aMUSING day in the Muse Temple
Sunday February 24th 11am to 3pm
A joyful journey to the land of Fae. Celebrating the Divine Child within us all. Oracular Puppetry, Creative aMusements, Pixie Potions and ever so much more. Mark your calendars!
Walking the Ecstatic
Path of the Priestess:
Remembering and Reclaiming
Her Sacred Practices
Ceremonial Immersion in the Foundational work of the
13 Moon Mystery School
with Ariel Spilsbury:
Scribe for the 13 Moon Oracle: Holographic Meditations on the Mystery
On the island of Kauai, Hawaii
June 2-6, 2013
In this sacred time together we will: Hallow the moon, Unlock the Mystery, Lift the Lamp, Hold the Mirror, Deepen our Devotion together as ancient Priest/esses, remembering ourselves as divine instruments of the Mystery in our Emptiness. Reclaiming ourselves as Keepers of the Flame, Chalice bearers, Liaisons of Light, Keepers of the Keys
If this invitation makes your heart sing, email Janice for more information and to schedule an interview with Ariel to feel into our potential resonance in this intimate circle of 13.
I am the Initiator
I am Isis
The great pruner, the clarifier
I shatter to Align
I am the sword
I am the fierce true love that stands strong
And helps you see through
I lift the veils of illusion and hold steady
I speak the truth
I'll ask you,"What is in the way of love"?
And assist you to dissolve all lesser reflections
In the Hall of Mirrors
I am the diamond mind
The winged lion
I am the frequency of purple
I am here to empower you
Ra Hu Ra Kan- I chant
For your Quantum leap
I stand at the gateway
And I challenge you
Come dance the lightening path of Surrender
Come take the deep dive and remember
The Edge of the Sword: A Personal Experience with the Initiator
by Eden Amadora
the 13 moon archetypes I had experienced, the Initiator seemed to hover
somewhat in the mist just beyond what I considered to be a present,
embodied and felt resonance within me. She felt like the energy of that
wise, fiercely loving, yet intimidating older sister that does not
hesitate to say it like it is. I needed this piece, in my journey of
returning, unfolding and realizing myself as a whole and sovereign
was a plea from my soul to start slicing through the exhausting residue
and murky veils created by the nicey-nice-ness, the saccharine sweet,
the pleaser, the performer, the "if I get it right, do it perfectly and
am good- you'll validate my love-ability", the drama creating hungry
ghost of never-enoughness, as well as the arrogant judge and holier than
thou aspect...to name a few shadows.
given the opportunity, and the challenge, to hold the Temple of the
Initiator. What I had not yet understood, as I took this responsibility
and accepted this position in consciousness, was the teaching of
Isis...Iosis...I cease. My greatest initiation was to come, at a recent
ordination, when I stepped in as the Initiator.
speak about the "One Heart" and feel the loving connection within our
community, we can easily grok the concept of "there is only one of us
here." It is much more challenging to stand as the Initiator with a
sword in hand and to witness a beloved's suffering, resistance,
arrogance, gripping mind and any other myriad play of the shadow that
keeps them from dissolving completely into love. Slicing through the
veil of separation into unconditional love, until you, the sword bearer,
see yourself standing there in front of you.
I have a
clever and fast mind, a "sharp" mind like a discerning sword, and it
was easy to challenge an initiate from the mental realm, naming the
patterns I saw and standing fiercely in my position, with my sword
raised, challenging them in some way or another, like an authority
figure or a spiritual bully. This is not initiation.
grace of Goddess, my prayer was strong, to be of service, to be of
benefit, to simply be clear and to get out of the way. Sometimes I was
held, or rather, I allowed the Grace through, other times I was
confronted with where I could not yet dissolve the separation, seeing
from my ego where I could teach or guide, I would get stuck in my mind,
grasping for what to say, saying too much.
no idea what I was doing...and that was the point. There was no doing
required and no mind, or figuring it out welcome. It was so vulnerable,
terribly uncomfortable and absolutely altering.
lightening path of surrender came in the days following the ordination. I
was shown exactly where I was still attached to approval, doing it
right and being good. I learned that the
Initiator's job is to remain still and silent, to empty, and
listen...until separation is dissolved, until the words that come
through come from the womb of silence and are potent with simplicity and
metaphor. Doing nothing, being the sword. The Initiator's sacred tool
is a reminder to stay aligned, to open the channel, like a lightening
rod, waiting for the Divine to enter. This is the teaching of
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