All posts by Laurene le Grange

I have 3 blogs THE FAT GODDESS http://thefatgoddess.wordpress.com/ SACRED FEMININE REAWAKENING https://laurenelegrange.wordpress.com/ and THE COUPLES COACH (which I run with my husband, Andre) http://thecouplescoach.wordpress.com/ I am passionate about RELATIONSHIPS - My relationship with myself, husband, family, friends and everyone else. We have been created to be in relationship with one another. All 3 of my blogs focus on different aspects of relating/relationships. The Fat Goddess is my personal RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. I started the blog to help keep me focused on losing weight and getting healthy - I hope that what I share inspires you to do the same. Sacred Feminine Reawakening is my RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE - I am an Intuitive Goddess and my calling is to encourage, motivate & support you as you awaken and connect to your Inner Wisdom, your Sacred Feminine Essence. The Couples Coach is based on how we RELATE TO EACHOTHER WHEN WE ARE IN A 'RALATIONSHIP' Andre and I believe that we can help you RADICALLY TRANSFORM your relationship by applying the tools that we have to share with you If you've enjoyed reading something I've shared on one of my blogs, please feel free to check out my others ;-) Yours in LOVE, Laurene

BALANCING THE SACRED MASCULINE AND FEMININE

Archetypes are a great way to get more insight into what makes you tick.  I’m drawing from Jungian Psychology in exploring some of the Archetypes that I’ll present below.  We learn from Jung that each of us carries gender traits that are the opposite of our physical gender characteristics.  For example, if you are a female, you have an animus, or internalized male nature.  If you are a male, you have an anima, or internalized feminine nature.  In order to have appropriately balanced mental health, the external physical gender of the individual should be balanced by his or her internal polar counterpart.

Spiritual energy manifests in a natural balance of waves and troughs.  It reveals itself as male and female, sun and moon, expanding and contracting, active and receptive, hot and cold, on and off, light and dark to name but a few examples.  According to the Chinese the single energy of the Universe is both Yin and Yang.

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THE MAIDEN ARCHETYPE
The first aspect of the Goddess that I want to look at is the ‘Maiden’.
The Maiden represents youth, simplicity, new beginnings and potential. She is the seed newly planted into the soil, full of new life and potential and ready to develop and grow.
The maiden is that precious part within each one of us that is our innocence, purity, and raw energy.
In her shadow aspect the Maiden struggles to realize her full potential and she may be lacking in depth. This dark maiden energy that is in each one of us, can represent our inability to mature with time and we may find that we tend to be childish, fearful and co-dependent.
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What are your personality traits that reflect the positive maiden qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the maiden’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the maiden into your life you will reach your full potential.
THE MOTHER ARCHETYPE
The 2nd aspect of the Goddess that we’ll look at is the ‘Mother’.
The Mother represents birth and nurturing, compassion and understanding.
The mother is the archetype of actualized potential, creativity and fecundity. The seed that was planted in the maiden phase of energy has bloomed and come to fruition. She is the earth-mother in all of us. She is caring, forgiving, receptive and embraces change easily. She represents growth and maturity.
The mother also has a dark side. When we hold on too tightly to our own mothering archetype we may find that we have a tendency to smother or encourage dependence in other people. In this ‘shadowy’ aspect our compassion tends to be rather self serving and can hinder those close to us from reaching their full potential because of our tendency to rush to their rescue or defense.
Balance & integration
What are your personality traits that reflect the positive mother qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the mother’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the mother into your life you will grow in maturity and wisdom and develop a deeper sense of nurturing and caring for yourself, for others and for the Earth.
THE CRONE ARCHETYPE
The 3rd aspect of the Goddess is the ‘Crone’.
The Crone represents wisdom, compassion, transformation and healing.
Now that her childbearing years are over, the crone is the archetype of female power turned inward, she has budded and bloomed (Maiden and Mother) and is now brimming with the seeds of wisdom. She has learned many valuable lessons in life and is ready to teach others the mysteries of life and death.
She is the personification of common sense and practicality and knows first hand that we reap what we sow. She is the wise old woman in all of us, the level-headed, rational, responsible part of us. She is our internal mystic that foretells the future and often tells us things that we may not want to know but need to know in order for us to grow and change.
In her ‘shadow’ aspect she can represent bitterness and self-sufficiency, isolating herself in the process. She blames society/others for her shortcomings and unhappiness. She hasn’t learned to take responsibility for her own issues and spends a lot of time criticizing and complaining, struggling to see the positive in anything or anyone. She can be very judgmental and harsh.
Balance & integration
What are your personality traits that reflect the positive Crone qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the Crone’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the Crone into your life you will learn to take responsibility for your shortcomings and regrets and learn from the lessons that life is teaching you. You will overcome the obstacles that you face with common sense and deep insight and wisdom. And best of all you will remain ‘Juicy’ instead of becoming a bitter, shriveled up old prune.

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THE LOVER / PRINCE ARCHETYPE
Just as the Divine Feminine (Goddess) reveals herself in 3 aspects (Maiden, Mother & Crone) so does her Male counterpart, the Divine Masculine (God).
The first of the Divine Masculine aspects that we will look at is the Lover / Prince.
In this aspect the god is at his most youthful and represents pure undirected energy and exuberance as well as a sense of playfulness and fun. He also represents our enthusiasm, optimism, physical strength and sexual drive and desire.
This archetype represents the fearless, bold youth (Prince) full of foolish bravery and carefree charm and enthusiasm. He is full of sexual energy and zeal and ready to take on the world. He is the ‘party animal’ in each of us, the wild, spontaneous, fiery, extrovert who just wants to have some fun and ‘clown’ around.
The Lover / Prince is ready to conquer the world, he does not know what challenges lie ahead of him and is unaware of any obstacles that he may face. He knows no limits and therefore believes that all things are possible. He must face his own challenges (slay his own dragons) as he journeys along the path of life. Like the maiden, his energy represents simplicity and purity of heart.
In the ‘shadow’ aspect the Lover / Prince behaves more like a ‘fool’ and represents that wild self-destructive part of us that struggles to take control over our physical impulses and urges. We can become incredibly self-indulgent and self-centered as well as indolent and sulky. We may also find that we lack direction and learn life’s lessons the hard way, if at all.
Balance & integration
What are your personality traits that reflect the positive Lover / Prince qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the Lover’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the Lover / Prince into your life, you will reclaim your lust for life and be filled with optimism and enthusiasm. You will also reawaken your sexual energy and desire.
THE PROVIDER / FATHER ARCHETYPE
The 2nd aspect of the Divine Masculine is the Provider / Father.
In his provider aspect, the god represents maturity, power, action and self-sufficiency. He is able to look after/provide for his own needs as well as the needs of others.
He is the archetype of adult male power and he knows what action to take to get the job done. He is focused on building into his family, his community and society and wants to make a difference. He is purpose driven and represents our determination to complete what we have started as well as our desire to be self-reliant.
He is the part of us (regardless of our gender) that becomes motivated to be successful and accomplish what we set out to do.
His paternal nature is expressed in his desire to protect his family, country and environment. He is aware of the importance of societal/social structures, guideline and limits but also understands the importance of challenging those limits when necessary.
The Provider / Father also has a dark side that emerges when his ambition and drive goes into ‘over-drive’ and blind ambition. Instead of being self-reliant he tends to be self-serving and can become very impatient, angry and tyrannical. He may also become petty and dictatorial. He may hold onto rules and regulations so tightly that he becomes inflexible and even narrow minded in his refusal to embrace change.
Balance & integration
What are your personality traits that reflect the positive Provider / Father qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the Father’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the Provider / Father into your life, you will be motivated to accomplish what you have set out to do. You may find that you have a desire to make a difference in society or your community and be a catalyst for change and even forge new frontiers.
THE SAGE ARCHETYPE
The last of the Divine Masculine archetypes that we will explore is the Sage archetype.
The Sage represents energy that is now turned inwards rather than being outwardly focused.
He has learned many valuable lessons in life and shares his wisdom through story telling. He is able to look back and laugh at his mistakes and knows not to take himself too seriously. He is perceptive and sharp – you won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes in a hurry. He’s been around the block a few times and can see through the facades of others very quickly. He represents our human ability to become spiritually empowered, self-reflective and wise. The god in this aspect represents the wise counselor who is competent and comfortable operating in the prophetic / psychic realms. The Sage presides over the rites and ceremonies that mark the passages of time and the seasons of human life.
He is introspective and meditative and represents our ability to journey inwardly and grow spiritually.
The Sage knows that life is about the journey and not the destination. He has learned to slow down and enjoy each step along the way. He has dealt with his insecurities and fears and exudes peace, calm and serenity.
The Sage, too, has a dark side / shadow side. In his dark aspect the Sage can represent the expansion of consciousness to the point that he no longer has any practical value. I’m sure that you’ve heard of the saying, “He’s so heavenly minded, that he’s of no earthly use”
In his shadow aspect, the Sage can be our potential to ruminate on our past or to become acerbic or grim.
Balance & integration
What are your personality traits that reflect the positive Sage qualities within you and what ‘shadowy’ traits are you aware of? Maybe you don’t identify with any of the Sage’s qualities at all. This would be a great time to reconnect with this archetypal energy within you, no matter what your gender. By integrating the positive aspects of the Sage into your life, you will learn to balance spirituality with practicality. You will have a greater sense of peace and serenity.

This is a great video on masculine and feminine energy.  Definitely worth watching

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IS THIS LOVE?

This is definitely one of the toughest posts that I have written but I believe that we need to start speaking more openly about the subject of infidelity. I really love my sisters and don’t want to stand in judgement of anyone but at the same time I feel that I need to speak out, so please find it in your heart to forgive me if I offend you in any way – it is not my intention.  My intention is to encourage each other to treat others the way we would like to be treated.  

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I am directing these words to the ‘Sisterhood’ although the principle applies to ALL PEOPLE – male and female.
Sisters, it’s time for us to be mature and start taking responsibility for our behaviour.
It is time to choose how we react/behave when faced with certain emotions/feelings with regards to other women’s partners.
Let’s choose to honour and respect each other by not ‘stealing’ another woman’s partner away from her.

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I am always fascinated by how women try and justify their behaviour. “She doesn’t appreciate him”, “They don’t love each other anymore”, “They are only together for the children”, ‘They don’t have sex anymore”, “God/dess, the Universe wants us to be together”, “We’re soul mates” etc. etc. etc. Come on! We all know how to flirt, entice, seduce and play dirty by being manipulative and selfish – isn’t it time we choose not to? It’s time to put firmer boundaries in place so that we ‘don’t even go there’.

 We don’t start a flirtatious conversation with someone already in a relationship for example. I think most of us know the difference between being friendly as opposed to being overly friendly?

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Here are a couple questions to ask yourself?

  • How would I like it if my partner flirted with one of my friends or another person?
  • How would I feel if my friend/another woman overheard me speaking suggestively with her partner?
  • How would I feel if I heard my friend/another woman getting overly familiar with my partner?    

Too often we only realise that our boundaries have been crossed once it’s already happened. That is why it’s a good idea to know what your boundaries are before they can get crossed. One of my boundaries is ‘would I be having this conversation / sending this text message / arranging this meeting with …………… if my partner was with me?’
I know how intoxicating it feels to be desired by someone else’s partner – Hell, I’d say we’ve all experienced it at some stage or another. It’s tempting to give in to our ego and follow our selfish desires, especially if we’re feeling undervalued and unappreciated by our own partner BUT that does not make it okay.

If you’re unhappy in your current relationship either work on it or leave it but don’t cheat on your partner. Finish what you’ve started before moving onto ‘greener’ pastures. Remember Karma – what goes around, comes around. Is it worth messing around with bad Karma? Is it worth hurting a sister so that you can be happy? Is this really what love is all about? Love at the expense of someone else’s happiness? I don’t think so.

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I have been as guilty as the next person of crossing these boundaries – whether it’s having coffee with a friend while we justify all the reasons why it’s okay for her to have an affair with her neighbour’s husband or why it’s okay to go onto dating sites while still married. But I have also cried with friend’s whose partners have been unfaithful to them and have seen their pain and heartache. I did my fair share of cheating in my teens and 20’s and was on the receiving end of being cheated on too. But as my self esteem and confidence grew I outgrew destructive behaviour.
WHEN WE KNOW BETTER – WE DO BETTER
Love & Light
Laurene

TWIN FLAMES

My Beloved and I were having a conversation about the difference between Twin Flames and Soul Mates the other day, and our experience of both. He was very happily married to his Soul Mate for over 20 years, until she passed away after battling cancer. I was married to a very ‘patriarchal’, old-school kind of guy, whose love was very conditional. He had an aortic aneurism and passed away suddenly, leaving me widowed with two very young boys to look after. But that’s a story for another time.

http://www.aphroditesapprentice.com/twin-flame-love-blog/what-is-a-twin-flame-by-twin-flame-love-expert-dr-amanda-noelle

Our conversation started after Andre fetched me from a Women’s Day event I’d been attending. As I was walking towards the car, I could feel his eyes drinking me in. I love it when he looks at me that way! I feel as if I am the only woman in the whole world in that moment. I feel so powerful, loved and vulnerable all at the same time. It is as if he can see directly into the core of my being and loves what he sees – unconditionally.

He described how he felt when I was walking towards him. He started by saying that he just felt ‘complete’, like Ah yes, (deep sigh of contentment) a part of him was coming back – even though he feels ‘complete’ within himself and doesn’t need me to ‘complete’ him – there is still a sense of home-coming, like a part of him has been away/missing and is now coming back. It’s like two complete parts that function absolutely perfectly away from each other but when they join together there is a dynamic other worldly connection that makes them transcend their previous state of completeness. It is difficult to try and put it into words – I wish I could describe it better.

http://www.divinetwinflamereunion.com/2013/03/twin-flametwin-souls-what-is-twin-flame.html

From the moment that we met and got to know each other we just ‘clicked’. A couple of weeks into our friendship and we knew we were destined to be together. We felt as if we’d known each other all our lives – in fact we felt as if we’d known each other forever.

The beauty of sharing my life with my twin flame is that I can share anything with him and know that it’s safe. He knows everything about me – there is nothing hidden – I can communicate openly with him. I am able to share my hopes and dreams, fears and frustrations, thoughts and ideas, as well as concerns and irritations, without having to be careful or guard what I say. He is my safe place. In him there is no judgement or condemnation.

Even when I share things with him that he doesn’t quite ‘get’ – I still know that I am loved, supported and held. There is incredible freedom in being understood and accepted on this level. He just ‘gets’ me – even when he doesn’t always agree with or even relate to what I am saying, he still honours and supports me. I feel like he knows me inside out and back to front and yet is still mesmerised and intrigued by the mystery and magic that makes me the multi-faceted being that I am.

Because our lives are so interwoven and we have a ‘history’ together – shared experiences, been through highs and lows, know each other as friends, companions, soul mates, lovers etc. – there is a level of commitment between us that has woven layer upon layer of deep understanding and ‘knowing’ into what we share. Our history of shared experience combined with the understanding that we are fully present and committed to each other adds a level of vulnerability, openness and transparency to our relationship that expands and grows as we share more and more of our lives together.

We are committed to growing together rather than growing apart. Even though we pursue our own interests, we have many interests and activities that we enjoy doing together.

We hold each other in the highest regard and treat each other with respect, even when we have our differences and annoy or irritate each other.

We communicate, we share from our hearts, we work together until we resolve any issues that need to be sorted out and dealt with.

We have fun together.  We laugh – a lot!

We value each other’s opinions and are interested in each other’s lives outside of the one we share together. I can honestly say that after 14 years of being together our love and commitment continues to grow stronger and deeper.

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The intimacy and pleasure of connecting with each other on all levels – body, soul and spirit during love making often takes on a spiritual dimension that connects us with Divine Source. Making love to the one person who in some ways knows me better than I know myself and who loves me – heart, mind and soul – transcends anything that I have ever experienced before. There is something incredibly primal and intoxicating knowing that my partner absolutely ‘worships’ and adores the most sacred and intimate parts of me.

Opening up my body to wave after wave of pleasure and release at the skilled hands, mouth and body of my lover takes the tantric experience to new heights because I am able to open up my heart and soul at the same time. Knowing that his body, soul and spirit is open to mine and joined together in unity is beyond human understanding – the love making takes on a spiritual level that is hard to put into words – it is something that can only be experienced.

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Lastly, I want to add, that when Andre and I met, I hadn’t ever heard the expression ‘twin flame’. It is a relatively ‘new’ term and can put a lot of pressure on people to try and meet their one true love. I didn’t connect with Andre with the idea that I was connecting with my soul mate or twin flame. As we got to know each other, so we started to realise what we had. It is only recently that I have found words to add context to our experience.

My belief is that as more and more people awaken to the Sacred Feminine within themselves (and each other) and get rid of the old patriarchal mind-set, they will start connecting with other ‘awakened beings’ on the same journey. As we begin to integrate the Divine Masculine and Sacred Feminine aspects of ourselves and begin to transcend duality and work toward unity, so we will find like-minded ‘enlightened’ souls that we will connect with on much deeper levels than ever before. I believe that many people will start connecting (and already have connected) with their soul mates and more and more twin souls/flames will ‘find’ each other.

My advice to you is this, if you are in a relationship with someone already, work on growing together on all three levels – body, soul and spirit – the more intimately you connect on these levels, the more connected you will feel. Life is too short to be with the ‘wrong’ person though, so if you are in a relationship that you have out grown – it may be time to say good bye and move on. Do so with the utmost love and respect; because Karma has a way of coming back to teach us lessons that we may still need to learn.
Yours in love
Laurene

‘VIRGIN TERRITORY’

When I initially had this experience during a ‘guided’ meditation earlier this week, I was not going to share it, but now I feel that maybe I should.

I cast a circle with the intention of connecting to Source – that was all. I didn’t have any other intentions except that I wanted to connect with The Infinite Creative Source that sustains all life.

I went about preparing the sacred space by laying out my instruments (Wand/ Patchouli incense in the East quadrant (Air); Athame/green taper candle in the North quadrant (Fire); Chalice and cauldron in the West quadrant (Water); Copper Pentacle/vase with snowdrops in it in the South (Earth) and my dragon in the middle of the ‘circle’ to represent Spirit/Me.

I started the meditation by doing a powerful breathing exercise (breathe in for 4 counts, hold for 4 counts, breathe out for 4 counts and hold for 4 counts) I did 32 repetitions of this breathing meditation until I was completely relaxed and focused.
I saw myself sitting under a tree – a huge/ancient tree with awesome, gnarly roots going down deep into the ground and majestic, strong branches going up high into the sky.

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I was leaning/resting against the tree and then felt/imagined my own roots going down into the earth and tapping into the roots of the Tree – joining with them. I felt myself being absorbed into the tree and becoming One with it. I asked the tree who she is and she said that she is the Tree of Life. I looked out of the ‘eyes’ of the tree and saw that I was not alone. There were more trees (about 8 including me) and we were in a circle, holding hands and dancing. The dancing turned into a swirling, spiralling dance and we travelled through time and space.

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Artist Igor Zenin

When I opened my eyes, I saw that we (the 8 trees) were on a hill/mound and that the spiral, swirling smoke was now coming from a fire in the centre of the mound that we were encircling. The experience was incredibly erotic and sexually charged (?)
I was looking out of the tree and into the fire. I then stepped out of the tree and was dressed in a beautiful white tunic with a garland of white roses on my head. I felt as if I was embodying the Goddess and was wondering if this was Beltane or something – I wasn’t sure – just hugely aroused!? I was wondering if I would be joined by an ‘outside’ Divine Masculine in the form of Pan/Horned God and that we may join in the Heiros Gamos/Sacred Marriage during this meditation.

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I waited a while, but it was just me, the other trees and the fire. The fire seemed to symbolise purity, cleansing, illumination and transformation. As I was pondering all of this the words ‘I am a Virgin and belong to no man’ came to me. I understand ‘virgin’ to mean complete and whole in oneself and not needing another to complete or fulfil or satisfy. I also realised that within me is the perfect balance of Sacred Feminine and Divine Masculine and that I didn’t need a ‘partner’ to act out the Sacred/Divine Union of the two as I was embodying them both within me anyway!

“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man – a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past…, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus – they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle – ‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ – the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.”
Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor, The Great Cosmic Mother – Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

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Mayday Goddess by Angie Lotham

After a while, I saw myself going back to the tree and becoming one with it again. I then retraced my steps until I was sitting back leaning against the tree where I had started the ‘guided’ meditation. I call this a guided meditation in the sense that I feel I was being guided/led by my intuition or connection to the Divine. It was spontaneous and unfolded as I went along, rather than planned.  The whole experience was erotic, empowering and orgasmic 😉

Peace, Love & Light

Laurene

DRAGON ENERGY ‘EARTH’ ELIXIR

DRAGON ENERGY ‘EARTH’ ELIXIR
The Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is used for anointing the 3rd Eye Chakra to open up your Inner Vision and stimulate your Intuition.
It connects you to the Divine Source within you that is part of the Infinite Creative Force / Oneness that sustains ALL life.
It balances and aligns all 7 Chakras and opens up the way for the Kundalini energy to rise from your Base Chakra to your Crown Chakra.
It balances your Masculine and Feminine energies and creates a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded.
It is a powerful elixir to use in Earth Energy Healing and connects you to the Anima Mundi – World Soul.
It is time to be part of this Global Shift towards Peace, Love, Light, Transformation, Unity and Healing into the world.
It is time to Awaken the Dragon!

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A couple of days after having the most incredible ‘Dragon’ encounter, I felt the Goddess/Divine Source saying that I needed to make a Dragon/Light Energy Elixir and I was like; “Uh, okay? So how do I do that”? The answer I got was; “I’ll guide you, just follow your intuition”, so that’s exactly what I did! I also asked the question; “What’s the Elixir for?” and the Infinite Creative Source that sustains ALL Life, said; “You’ll see. All you need to know for now is that it has to do with Peace, Light, Love, Transformation and Unity”.
At the same time that all this was going on, I had the most incredible desire/longing to go up Table Mountain! I had been doing quite a bit of reading up on Ley lines/Dragon Lines and was very excited to discover that Table Mountain is one of the Four Elemental Spinner Wheels associated with the Earth’s Chakra system. In fact Table Mountain is the ‘Earth’ Spinner Wheel. Before I go any further, I want to share some info with you on this as it lays the foundation for what’s to come.
http://www.earthenergyhealing.org/EarthEnergy.htm
POL (Points of Light) #63 Table Mountain, Capetown, South Africa. (Activated January 31, 2008).
The Earth’s Energy Field
James Lovelock’s Gaia theory, that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system for optimizing conditions for life to exist, provides the scientific basis for viewing the Earth as a physical organism. Many higher dimensional sources (including Mother Earth herself) confirm that the Earth functions as a conscious, self-aware entity, with an energy field that is analogous to the human energy field. Human-induced physical trauma to the Earth caused by mining, deforestation, pollution of all forms affect the balance of the earth’s energy field (EEF) negatively. As discussed in my Great Shift website, Mother Earth is experiencing severe geophysical stresses in the form of increased earthquake and volcanic activity and severe weather as result of the dimensional shift. At the same time, human consciousness has reached a level where we have the ability, with focused thought, to shift the location or modify the intensity of geophysical events so as to minimize harm to humans and other life of the planet. Finally, part of the co-evolutionary contract that humanity and Mother Earth have is that she holds the pain of human experience that is more than individuals can handle until such time that humans are ready to work cooperatively with nature to release that pain. It is time for us to be doing this now.
We are privileged to live during a time when humanity and planet Earth are rapidly approaching a shift to our next stage of evolution. Our individual energy fields are intimately connected to Mother Earth’s energy field, so any time we do personal healing we are healing Mother Earth as well. Our power for Earth healing increases as a quadratic function when multiple individuals join together with focussed intention (two have the power of four, four the power of sixteen and so on).
Focus. The primary focus of this work is (1) strengthening and balancing the Earth’s energy field, (2) shifting the location, timing and intensity of geophysical stress relief so as to minimize harm to all Living Beings on the planet, (3) repairing, at an energetic level, damage to nature caused by human activities, and (4) releasing of the pain of human experience held by Mother Earth. A secondary focus of the work is personal healing for participants.


https://www.integrallife.com/member/linda-hollier/blog/table-mountain-chakras-myths-feng-shui-and-my-story
Table Mountain, which is 1085m high, is considered to harness great energy. It is said that there are two major ley-lines running through the mountain and this concentration of energy is said to enhance psychic abilities and healing powers, making Table Mountain an excellent place to practise the various modalities of alternative healing.
It is perhaps no surprise therefore that Cape Town is leading the way in South Africa when it comes to offering alternative medical care options.
When it comes to the 12 major energy centres on the planet, there are what are called eight chakras and four spinner wheels, each relating to one of the four elements; earth, air, fire and water. Each spinner wheel has a particular purpose and the earth wheel, Table Mountain, is said to nurture and sustain, and to generate light. All centres of earth energy are also reputed to be excellent places for meditating, and meditating at such a spot is said to contribute to planetary health.
The spinner wheels are said to the radiate the energy out to the chakras along ley lines, called as mentioned before, serpent or dragon lines.
St. George’s cathedral, at the foot of Table Mountain, is built on such a ley line. For many years the cathedral was the focus of resistance against apartheid, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who presided over the cathedral form 1986 to 1996, is widely recognised as having contributed extensively towards the making of South Africa’s new democracy
Cape Town is said to be the perfect city according to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui. It is protected by Table Mountain from behind and the energy (chi) flowing in from the sea is said to be slowed down by Robben Island before it reaches land. This energy then rests as it were in an energy-filled bowl.

http://earthchakras.org/Vortices-Wheels.php
The Four Elements: The Great Spinner Wheels, or Vortices
There are four great vortices on the Earth body, two yang areas north of the equator which regulate the masculine elements of fire and air; and two yin centres in the southern feminine hemisphere which govern water and earth. These four spinner wheels are able to revolve in either direction, according to circumstances. This tendency to powerfully spin results in these four circles having greater maximum radii – up to 1746 miles – than the driver wheel earth chakras on either of the two great Dragon paths. These four areas should be regarded as equal in status to the seven chakras. Here are the cardinal centres for these circles:
Earth: Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain, overlooking both the Indian and Atlantic oceans, is the world earth element vortex, and governs the usage of light as a force to develop life. Light can be either destructive or constructive. Table Mountain directs the constructive potential of light. How can the power of light contained within matter be used to develop new global cultural structures? Listen to Table Mountain for the answer to this question.
Table Mountain displays the greatest creativity and fluidity in dealing with all things that the earth element symbolises alchemically. Imagine the summit of this mountain as a planetary Round Table, where there is no hierarchy, and all traditions, races and cultures are respected. When the positive wisdoms of all cultures are distributed globally, then all boundaries vanish. This is one of the inevitable consequences of earth chakra development.
Although the light-earth forces of Table Mountain may be spun in either direction, according to specific needs, the natural spin here is clockwise. Along with the anti-clockwise fire vortex at Haleakala, Table Mountain influences the flow of the Quetzalcoatl current around the world.
http://theforceiswithinyou.twilightlegend.net/t200-energy-vortexes

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Okay, I know that’s a load of info to take in, but it lays the foundation for what I believe the Infinite Creative Source wants us to be reminded of at this time. It is also the foundation that the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is ‘birthed’ on.

So what’s a Goddess to do when she thinks that maybe she’s really ‘losing the plot on this one’; ‘out there with the fairies’; ‘needs to have a reality check’? Dragon Elixir – I mean really?’ She decides to tell her very sane and balanced husband what she’s thinking. The conversation went something like this:
Me (on our way to chemo), “Andre, I’ve been reading up a bit on ley lines etc. and ever since having that awesome Dragon experience I feel the need to go up Table Mountain to the Reservoir to get water and a couple of stones for a Dragon Energy Elixir that I have to make”
Andre, “Oh, okay, let’s go up the Mountain on Saturday so that you can get what you need and then we can also go to ‘Isis’ to see if they have any dragons” (Isis is an Esoteric shop in Kloof Street CT where they sell all sorts of really amazing things and I had mentioned to him earlier on during the week that I wanted to get a dragon for my Altar)
Huh? Oki doki, I guess I’m going to do this then!?

I am part of an incredible Sacred Women’s Circle that has been meeting once a week on a Thursday evening. I sms’d Kali (who facilitates these awesome gatherings) and asked her if there was an evening available for me to do a workshop on Altars, Elements and Sacred Circles. She said, “Absolutely” and confirmed that I was able to do the workshop the following week. I instinctively/intuitively knew that the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir was somehow going to be part of what I was going to be sharing with the group, I just wasn’t sure of the finer details yet.

Anyway, Saturday morning arrived (freezing cold, wet and windy) and Andre and I went and got the water and stones that I needed from the majestic mountain. It was so beautiful up there and even stopped raining for a couple of minutes whilst we gathered our goodies. We then went to ‘Isis’ and they had the perfect Dragon for me. It doubles as an aromatherapy oil burner (fire and water) MAGIC!! Saturday evening was New Moon – serious magic 😉 I set up an Altar in the Southern quadrant (Southern Hemisphere = Earth) of my lounge on Saturday night and placed everything from the mountain on it and then went to bed and thought I’d just wait on the Goddess for further instructions.


For the next couple of days I just ‘sat with’ the thoughts and ideas that were coming to me and let them ‘incubate’. I set some time aside on Thursday morning to meditate and prepare for that evening. I felt very strongly that I needed to cast a circle and set up an Altar working with the Four Elements and prepare the first part of the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir before the workshop that evening. It was in this Sacred Circle space that I got the ‘recipe’ for the Dragon Elixir.


I poured the water from Table Mountain into a crystal jug and placed in on the Altar. I was then led to place 6 stones that we’d gathered from the mountain into the jug. 6 = Balance of Masculine and Feminine Energy; as above / so below; balance; harmony; integration; love; union; support. Tarot = The Lovers (I am very interested in Sacred Geometry and Numerology – I absolutely love Rosalind Pape’s teaching on this and used her Tarot deck as a reference. You can find out more about her at blueprint4creation.com) I have been following her work for 6 years and highly recommend her; she is a great source of information.
I also love working with crystals (they are full of ancient wisdom) and use the Crystal Bible as my source of reference. For the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir I was guided to add 6 Agates, 2 Amber, 5 Amethysts, 3 Bloodstones, 1 Jasper and 7 Tiger’s Eyes into the water in the crystal jug.

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6 x AGATE – Spiritually Agate raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness and awareness of the Oneness of life. Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate harmonizes Yin and Yang – the positive and negative forces that hold the Universe in place.
6 = As Above – So Below, Balance, Harmony, Integration, Love, Union, Support. Tarot = The Lovers. Chakra Resonance = Sacral and Heart
2 x AMBER – Amber has strong connections with the Earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies. It cleans the environment and the chakras and absorbs negative energies and transmutes them into positive forces that stimulate the body/Earth to heal itself. Amber is a powerful protector.
2 = Polarity, Duality, Opposites, Balance, Reflection, Inner Light, Receptivity. Tarot = The High Priestess. Chakra Resonance = The 3rd Eye
5 x AMETHYST – Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the Divine, giving insights into its true nature and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditating and can be placed on the 3rd Eye to stimulate it.
5 = Change, Transformation, Procreation, Discrimination, Humanity, Identity, Knowledge. Tarot = The Heirophant. Chakra Resonance = Solar Plexus
3 x BLOODSTONE – Bloodstone is believed to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies. Bloodstone heightens the intuition and is also an excellent grounding and protecting stone.
3 = Fire/Light, Creativity, Illumination, Form, the Trinity/Triple Goddess, Creativity, Birth, Multiplication. Tarot = The Empress. Chakra Resonance = Sacral
1 x JASPER – Jasper is known as the supreme nurturer. Jasper facilitates Shamanic journeys and dream recall. It provides protection and grounds energies and the body. It absorbs negative energies and cleanses and aligns the chakras and the aura. Jasper balances Yin and Yang and aligns the psychological, emotional and mental bodies within the Etheric Realm. It clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.
1 = Unity, all-that-is, the Source, Universal consciousness, Divine Will. Tarot = The Magician. Chakra Resonance = Root, Crown.
7 x TIGERS EYE – Tigers Eye combines the earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded, drawing the spiritual energies to the earth. Placed on the 3rd Eye it enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise of the Kundalini energy.
7 = the Mind, Comprehension, Organisation, the Chromatic Scale, Evolution, Time. Tarot = The Chariot. Chakra Resonance = Crown and ALL 7!
I also added 8 x Rock Salt Crystals into the water – Symbolically salt cleanses and purifies the water.
8 = Infinity, Responsibility, Cause & Effect, Karma, Strength, Justice. Tarot = Strength or Justice. Chakra Resonance = Throat
If you add up all the numbers of the stones, crystals and rock salt crystals you get 11 (/2) {6+6+2+5+3+1+7+8 = 38 = 11 (/2)}
11 = The Master Number, The Gateway, Enlightenment, Christ (Light) Consciousness, Conception. Tarot = Justice (Strength). Chakra Resonance = 3rd Eye – How freaking awesome is that?!

http://www.blueprint4creation.com/universallanguage.htm

I added a couple of drops of Sandalwood oil to the Elixir. Sandalwood is spiritually grounding and is used for Anointing, Blessing, Consecrating, Healing, Love, Meditation, Protection and Purification. Sandalwood also opens the gate to Spirit Guides.

The Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is used for anointing the 3rd Eye Chakra to open up your Inner Vision and stimulate your Intuition.
It connects you to the Divine Source within you that is part of the Infinite Creative Force / Oneness that sustains ALL life.
It balances and aligns all 7 Chakras and opens up the way for the Kundalini energy to rise from your Base Chakra to your Crown Chakra.
It balances your Masculine and Feminine energies and creates a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded.
It is a powerful elixir to use in Earth Energy Healing and connects you to the Anima Mundi – World Soul.
It is time to be part of this Global Shift towards Peace, Love, Light, Transformation, Unity and Healing into the world.
It is time to Awaken the Dragon!

http://spiritualalchemy.iwarp.com/whats_new_10.html Iona Miller has incredible insight to share on this. I’ve included a taste here, but follow the link for the full story.
‘In ancient times Anima Mundi declared her impenetrable mystery by reiterating that “I am Isis; no man has lifted my veil.” This Muse of superconsciousness is bathed in the Light and concealed by it. Thus she alludes to herself as dazzling Solitaire in her virgin nature, that sense of wholeness within oneself, which is the Feminine source of wisdom, magic and meaning.
The natural light of the soul is illumination, embodied in the pineal light of the “spirit molecule,” DMT. Likewise, alchemists seek the divine spark, the light hidden in matter. To work creatively in the world, the Light of Nature needs to be released through inner alchemy. Our own light or divine spark is part of the light of the World Soul, so we can understand the mysteries of creation and the secrets of nature. The tools of inner transformation help Anima Mundi reveal her divine light.
Whether called Isis, Shakti, Maya, Shekinah, Sophia, Demeter/Persephone, Mary, or any cultural variant, Anima Mundi is the universal animating principle, the upwelling spring of the creative Imagination, the dynamic flow of imagery, pattern, and form. She is personified internally as a soul guide or Initiatrix and externally embodied as the Soror Mystica. Glimpsing inspiring inner workings of our soul helps us realign our lives, our hopes and our dreams.’ Iona Miller.

We completed the Second part of the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir during the Sacred Women’s Winter Circle on Thursday evening.  That is where the REAL MAGIC happened!

Peace, Love & Light

Laurene

AWAKENING THE DRAGON

AWAKENING THE DRAGON

Have you ever had one of those experiences that changes your perspective / outlook on life for ever? Or experienced such a cataclysmic mind shift that your whole understanding changes overnight? Or how about encountering someone / something that catapults you into a new ‘dimension’? I’ve had a couple of these’ life altering’ experiences as I’ve journeyed along this path we call LIFE. Discovering / uncovering / waking up to the Divine Feminine within me almost six years ago was definitely a turning point and has been the most empowering, transformational and necessary journey that I’ve taken so far.

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Recently (last Thursday, 17 July 2014 on a cold, wet and stormy winter’s evening) I had one of these cataclysmic, life changing experiences that has catapulted me into a new ‘dimension’! I went to a Sacred Winter Women’s Circle at Kali Widd where Amanda Gifford shared some of her vast knowledge with us about dragons and then gently led us into a meditative space where we could meet / encounter / awaken to our ‘own’ dragon essence / energy.

I have included what Kali wrote in her introduction to the evening:

“Amanda Gifford, Drama Therapist, trained in constellation work, is going to share her experience of when dragons, kundalini fires and goddesses started showing up in her life; of when the dragons turned at her base and how she’s learning to ride them; with time for us to share our own stories around sexuality, power, enlightenment, consciousness, energy, and the quantum physics within the great alchemical works of awakening…

Amanda will constellate the metaphors of dragons, fractals, fire energy, time spirals & teleportation into the matrix beyond the human mind.

Amanda says of dragons: ‘Dragons possess great mastery over fire and light. Dragons Awaken. Dragons Emerge. Dragons reveal: they are one of the most loving, gentle, and powerful species in the macroverse. Dragons are considered the way-showers, illuminating the path of most harmony and directing light energy toward that destination. They are what you might call essences with active light bodies. Power, or the ability to manage and direct energy, is accessible to those whose frequency has reached a point of harmonic evolutionary atonement. This is a fundamental principle within the peace realm. So with this beautiful and inspirational power comes the responsibility to direct energy only toward compatible resonant energy fields. Dragons are masters of wavelengths, so they can embody whatever reality or realm they wish to be in. Dragons are the keepers of treasures.’

Come surf the huge wave of transformation taking place on the planet; let us, as awakening goddesses, continue deepening into this unprecedented shift of consciousness.”

I am not sure what I was expecting from the evening to be honest, but am I ever grateful that I went! Apart from working with the Chakras and having a limited understanding and experience of Kundalini Energy, this was ALL NEW to me! Dragons! Really?! But I was definitely open to all the evening and Amanda had to offer!

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Kundalini Energy

I am going to skip to the part where I encountered my dragon and what I’ve experienced since then, but before I do, I want to mention that I had just come through an initiation of sorts of my own a week or so before this experience. I won’t go into the details of my ‘fiery’ initiation / encounter, but let me just say that in hindsight, it was definitely preparing the way for all that has happened since. Sometimes, when we encounter things in the earthly dimension, we are also aware that there is something happening in a higher dimension. I had to access my Sacred Feminine Power / Energy on a level never before experienced. I was up against a religious, patriarchal spirit of huge proportions and the only way to counteract it was to access my feminine power and intuition and trust the Goddess to guide me one step at a time. After my encounter with this religious, patriarchal spirit, the Universe sent the Goddess Brigit to strengthen and encourage me. Powerful, powerful stuff! Phew!

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Okay, so now I’m going to share my dragon awakening with you!

As I mentioned earlier, Amanda led us in a gentle meditation to help us access our ‘inner dragon’. She suggested we sit, stand, get comfy, get into whatever position that we feel works for us as she guided us in awakening our dragons.

Initially I remained sitting, but then I felt the need to stand with my feet slightly apart and I imagined myself as a ‘chalice’ open and receptive to whatever unfolded. I held my hands and arms open in a ‘V’ shape and silently said something along the lines of, “Here I am, open to whatever and however you want to reveal yourself to me”. At one stage Amanda asked us what our dragons were saying to us (I hadn’t actually seen my dragon at this stage, but could sense an energy or presence with me that wasn’t there before). My breathing changed quite dramatically and I had the sense that I was ‘bearing down’ or ‘birthing’ something. It certainly sounded as if I was in labour and I could feel the Kundalini energy moving from my womb / base chakra to my voice / throat chakra! I was reminded of how many women are claiming back their birthing experience and consulting midwives and doulas to assist them. I sensed that this is not only happening in the earthly dimension, but also in the spiritual dimension. I felt as if the ‘energy’ was showing me that it is calling me to be a ‘spiritual midwife’ and that I needed to use my ‘voice’ (be an oracle) to assist women as they awaken to and birth the Divine Feminine within themselves.

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Amanda asked us to visualise where we were standing, maybe in a forest or on a mountain or at the sea etc. I got a very clear picture of myself standing on the sea sand looking into the ocean when my dragon revealed itself to me! It was one of those huge Sea Serpent Dragons with shimmery silver-blue scales and beautiful wings near its head! It was radiating peace and love and I felt as if I’d known it forever! I asked the dragon what its name was and it said Leviathan! I thought, “Oh great like the big scary demonic sea monster that’s in the Bible!”, except this Leviathan didn’t seem scary or demonic! In fact, I don’t think I have ever felt such peace and love and acceptance like this before. Because the dragon was blue, I asked it if it was a boy or a girl dragon. She told me she was a girl dragon. She had the most awesome eyes, so beautiful, gentle and kind and innocent!

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I climbed onto the dragon’s back and it took me to its cave under the sea – a huge under water womb! Inside the cave my dragon gathered me under her wing and held me close to her heart. I felt completely restored, protected, nurtured, loved, understood, and transformed! When Amanda told us that we could leave our dragons and come back, I knew that there was no way that I was going to be able to do that. I felt that if I left my dragon I would be completely bereft! She then said that we didn’t have to leave our dragons if we didn’t want to! I was so relieved that I started to cry!

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That night (and every night since) I went to sleep curled up under my dragon’s wing and during the day my dragon has been curled up in my womb!! The best way to describe it is like a ‘spiral’ my dragon in me and me in my dragon – we are One!! I love that I can carry this huge Leviathan Sea Serpent Dragon in my womb and at the same time be completely enfolded and held in her awesome power and energy.

Of course, the first thing I did after encountering my dragon was look up the meaning of Leviathan. One of the things that stood out for me was that ‘God’ originally created a male and female Leviathan. The female Leviathan was killed under what we now know as the spirit of patriarchy that is responsible for killing and destroying many of the mythological goddesses and replacing them with gods.

“When the Jewish midrash (explanations of the Tanakh) were being composed, it was held that God originally produced a male and a female leviathan, but lest in multiplying the species should destroy the world, he slew the female, reserving her flesh for the banquet that will be given to the righteous on the advent of the Messiah (B. B. 74b)” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan

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I believe that the sacred feminine element of the Leviathan revealed itself to me in order to be restored to its rightful place. It is not a biblical demonic monster as it has been made out to be. She is a powerful feminine force that is transformative, restorative, protective and peace loving and full of unbelievable Light and treasure for those who discover her. She is the equivalent of the Tiamat in Sumerian/Babylonian mythology – ‘Sea serpents feature prominently in the mythology of the Ancient Near East, attested as early as the 3rd millennium BCE in Sumerian iconography depicting the myth of the god Ninurta overcoming the seven-headed serpent. Examples of the storm god vs. sea serpent trope in the Ancient Near East can be seen with Baʿal vs. Yam (Canaanite), Marduk vs. Tiamat (Babylonian), and Atum vs. Nehebkau (Egyptian) among others, with attestations as early as the 2nd millennium as seen on Syrian seals.’

Amanda shared a brilliant link with us on dragon energy that I thought I would include here:

http://www.eyewithin.com/DRAGONenergy.html

‘Whales and Dragons are from a matrix beyond human thinking.

Yet, when we intuitively feel from the heart… here they are; the Gate Keepers of our next journeys.

These Masters of Peace and Light will show us how to direct Energy for Creation.’

Dragons are Light Masters

When the Dragons appear, do not expect to see reptilian, fire-breathing monsters. Their origins are ancient, having emerged from primordial water and fire straight from the womb of existence…….

Dragons are the true Light Masters for they can direct and amplify the flow of light energy to the farthest reaches of All That Is. Watch carefully, for the great Light Masters will emerge from the water. The significance of this event cannot be overstated. It represents the re-union of Fire and Water, two substances that have lived in virtual separation for billions of years on Planet Earth. You will see the Dragon and you will know that the days of isolation and illusion are over and a new day is at hand.’

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RIDING THE DRAGON

Ride with me Goddess

As I take you on a journey

To beyond

Ride with me Goddess

As I open up your understanding

To new dimensions

Ride with me Goddess

As I fill you with my Light energy

From your Base to Crown Chakra

Ride with me Goddess

Experience and express my

Restorative and transformative power

Ride with me Goddess

As we bring Light, Love and Peace

To the Earth

Ride with me Goddess

As we create a new reality

Together

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