Practicing Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Sourcing January 1 – February 9 The Lady’s Year of Joy opens with forty days devoted to sourcing ourselves in joy. She suggests that we remember and recollect the beauty and inherent goodness that abide in each of us by noticing and absorbing the beauty and […]
Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy.
Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy
This Year of Joy calendar gathers nine steps along the Path of Joy into nine months, composed of four ten-day weeks. The weeks invite you to explore joy through each of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which can be experienced as metaphors – the fires of passion, for example, or the tears of sorrow – as well as richly concrete in themselves. The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1.
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Joy in the World The Birthdays of the Joyful Gods December 27, 28, 29, 30. 31 The Lady’s Year of Joy offers nine months of forty days each, with each month inviting an exploration of one of nine aspects of Joy in the World. That means a year of 360 days, leaving in our planet’s […]
Joyful Service and Sharing November 17 – December 26 The Goddess who presides over this lotus petal in the Path of Joy is the Virgin of Guadalupe. Over, beyond, above and within the Lady, whose face serves as a symbol of Latin America, as an emblem for the struggle for national independence, as protector of […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Transformation October 8 – November 16 The Goddess who presides over this month is Kuan Yin She who hearkens to the cries of the world. Call Her, the assurance is, and She will come. She will listen and she will understand. She is present to suffering and […]
Joy in the World The Goddess presiding over the month of Joyful Remembrance, August 29 to October 7, is The Dark Mother, sometimes more familiarly known as The Black Madonna. She reminds us: I am the one who holds and shapes universes. Because I am invisible, scientists call me Dark Energy and a smaller part […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Dedication July 20 – August 28 The Goddess who presides over this month is White Buffalo Calf Woman Dedication Her Self She is the holy one who comes singing. This month we listen for Her joyful song. According to Brooke Medicine Eagle, the wise teacher who writes […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Presence June 10 – July 19 The Goddess who presides over this month is The Shekinah Presence Her Self She has been present in the realm and reality of Mother since creation, within the process of Creation, partaking in crafting and imprinting the essence of all […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Acceptance and Acknowledgement May 1 – June 9 The Goddess who presides over this month is Gaia Her Self The great Lady of Earth, giver of all things. Reminder of Her creation: Born of chaos, tumultuous cataclysms, fierce embraces of colliding stars, flung out and away from […]
Practicing Joy in the World The month of Joyful Awareness March 22 to April 30 “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring… What is all this juice and all this joy?” For poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring, with all its juice and joy, new life flagrant and fragrant everywhere, is the Earth’s yearly re-creation of the […]
Practicing Joy in the World The month of Joyful Beliefs February 10 to March 21. The Great Being who holds the power of this month comes soaring up from way down under, carrying potent joyful beliefs. And singing. She is Rainbow Serpent, known and celebrated among the Aboriginal people throughout the ancient land of Australia. […]