Apr 9th, 2017 by gaiastemple
For some of us, holding a grudge is elevated to a high art. We reconcile being slighted by hardening our hearts, believing this will save us from future emotional pain. We opt for perceived safety, rather than work to repair and recover. But what is the cost of our hardened hearts? How do we drop the heavy load of bitterness we carry? How does forgiveness make us even stronger than shutting down and checking out?
Mar 12th, 2017 by gaiastemple
The Greek Goddess Athena teaches us to keep a cool head as we act from our passionate hearts. In troubled times like these, when tempers are short and tolerance is at an all time low, keeping a cool head can be our greatest challenge. How do we utilize our desire for justice without becoming The Furies bent on revenge? How do we become like the Graces bringing the beauty to soften the way forward?
Feb 14th, 2017 by gaiastemple
Underneath the recently fallen snow, the Earth is quickening, stirring, awakening. The life force energy is rising as gestation gives way to cracking seed casings and emerging shoots. In alignment with nature, we ask ourselves: what is awakening in us as we view our world in present time? As we conjure the Spring, what will we do with what is rising from the soil, into our consciousness, and into the soul of our world?
Rev. Judith Laxer
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Jan 9th, 2017 by gaiastemple
We are living in those interesting times foretold in antiquity.
With so much to heal, course correct and stand for, the tasks often overwhelm.
But what if instead of trying to do all of them,
we dedicated ourselves to doing one thing beautifully?
Simone La Drumma
With Kathy Sestrap
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Dec 4th, 2016 by gaiastemple
This dark time of year seems very dark, indeed. How shocking to discover what lies hidden and invisible in shadow! When we shine a focused, direct light and really look at what is revealed, we afford ourselves the opportunity to transform and heal and turn this world around.
Dec 4th, 2016 by gaiastemple
We ought to be tearing down the walls between us, not building more. At the foundation of peace and harmony stand healthy boundaries. But when a boundary becomes a barrier, when kindness and compassion are locked away, peace remains at risk. What walls exist around your heart?
Oct 9th, 2016 by gaiastemple
The veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins now, bringing the season of deep connection with our Ancestors. But the holy night of Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, is not the only time our Ancestors have a strong influence on our lives. We carry them with us in our hearts and minds and also in our cellular memory. Sometimes, we carry and live out their sorrows, limitations and fears. How can we be the healing force of Ancestral wounds? How can heal our Ancestors and free ourselves up for joyful living? How can we free our Ancestors so they can truly rest in peace?
Sep 11th, 2016 by gaiastemple
Autumn returns with her cool gentle pull. She beckons us to gather, to stock up, to look inward. The season of transformation brings maturity and the deeper mysteries of death, fallow and gestation on the Wheel of the Year. As the equinox approaches and we turn toward the lengthening nights, we'd do well to walk with grace and gratitude, to bring humor and humility, to foster love and light in the darkness.
Aug 14th, 2016 by gaiastemple
The season of harvest is upon us!
Mother' Nature's bounty is coming to fruition.
The Sun begins to wane in the early Autumn sky.
Our awareness turns towards gratitude
as we contemplate the mystery of sacrifice.
Whether we are sacrificing the beans on the vine in the garden,
or a way that we think or behave,
this time on the Wheel asks us to consider:
what will we sacrifice for the highest good of all?
Aug 9th, 2016 by gaiastemple
Each moment in time leaves it's signature on our hearts and souls. Some moments are more powerful than others, but when we stay present to each and every one, we claim a more peaceful way of living.
The height of the solar year approaches, a glorious moment of radiance and power. What might be possible if we learn to stay in the moment?